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Friday, 3 April 2009

SkyWatch Friday and Clive

Have you met our new friend Clive yet?

Clive here not only has a hairdo that would make Justin Lee-Collins jealous, he's a very special dog. Clive is a fully trained assistance dog who works with a boy who has autism, his Little Man.

Yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day. (Yes, we're running a day late for everything this week!) Not to worry though.....April is World Autism Awareness Month. Visit Clive's blog for more information about autism and useful links and click on the image above to be taken to the World Autism Organisation. Clive also had surgery yesterday to remove ingrown eyelashes but we are happy to hear that he is now home and recovering well :o)

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Can you see what "she" was trying to do here? We have a feeling that she will persist with this....*sigh*....humans!

34 sniffy tailwags:

Amber and Nala said...

Uh oh...your Mom has got a new pose idea up her sleeve! better just do it and get it over with! ;) Clive is very cute and sweet for taking care of his little man! Glad you like the beagle pic!

Kisses,
Nala

Sue said...

The Beagle brigade is giving you that look. There better be really good treats involved.

Thor said...

Rosie has been very busy with your tennis ball. Me too!
Wonderful pictures of sunset and you guys at the beach! I love it!

xoxoxo
Thor

Angus Mhor said...

I like Clive! We have a boy like his boy and think an "assistance cat" might have been a better fit for him if they'd had such things at the time. Clive is a GOOD DOG!

Alfie, you've done it again. Mom thinks you're SO handsome!

Petey said...

Rosie Posie, are you back on the leash again? I thought we'd rigged an escape latch for you. (This is all Auntie Bailey's idea, isn't it? She's still reeling from the sight of us snuggling in the red blanket.) Which I must say, has been packed for the weekend away. It's a gorgeous place where we're going and I can be off leash for most of the weekend with a whole house to explore and six acres on which to chase tennis balls. AND car rides!!! It's the best. I'll get Mommy to take lotsa photos.

I'll be home on Sunday night with lots of kisses for your pretty (pink tennis ball-smeared) face!

Your Petey

Checkers said...

Yes, I met Clive - isn't he wonderful?

That is an incredible sunset! I am so impressed by the patience ya'll display - I could NEVER be so still.

Checkers

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello beagles its dennis the vizsla dog hay it luks like yoo ar getting a noo perspektiv on things!!! (RIMSHOT) ha ha thanks i wil be heer all week!!!

Carolina said...

That is a very neat trick to have all of them (almost) sitting on those wooden things (there is probably a word for those ;-)).
Great shots. And I'm definitely going to pop over to meet Clive.

Last week I saw a glimpse of a Dr. Phil program that was about an American lady who had a dogblog, in which she dresses up her dogs and photoshops a lot, and the question of her sons was: "Dr. Phil, is this normal?"
You don't want to know what the answer was, LOL!
I don't know why, but it so made me think of you, hehehehe.
And just for the record: I don't think there is anything wrong with being 'abnormal'.
Hugs ;-)

happy said...

What a good dog Clive is! Love your skywatch pictures!

Have a great weekend!

Martha Basset said...

Hi Guys
We popped over to see Clive yesterday - very important work that dog does!
We loved you skywatch pictures - why do we all love to see the sun setting so much!
Now what is your mum doing - all standing in a line!
She expects too much - tell her you will just stick to zooming through the woods and beach capers.
Have a good weekend - keep an eye on Rosie for us.
love
Martha & Bailey xx

Gennasus said...

You're not thinking of sending the beags to the circus, are you Nicky? Those post shots remind me of tigers and lions being 'tamed'. You must have been just out of shot holding a chair and a whip!

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh...Rosie is sooooooooooo cute with her tennis ball....
and sky's photos are wonderful..are very romantic....could be the right place for the first engagement between Paco and Joyce...don't you???? waawawwawaaaa!!!!
and your collage are GREAT as always!!!
and Clive is a super dog....to help a kids is always a very important thing...thanks for sharing with us!!!!
do you know that mom is studying pet therapy???
Have a great weekend dear friends!!!!
You're a special friends for us and we love you soooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!
kisses and licks!!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a neat trick! You guys are fast learners!
We love the sunset pictures! They're gorgeous!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

bighoneydog.com said...

Oooh - I LOVE those photos of you guys sitting on the posts! How clever of you to learn that. I don't think I could get a paw on the posts, never mind my bottom! Ha! Ha!
I can't wait to see the "finished" picture with all of you on the posts!

Your sunset pictures are just gorgeous...

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Hi guys,
Your friend Clive certainly sounds like a special dog. You should make a book of all your inspiring sky pictures - we love them. That last photo on the posts is priceless. I guess your mum will be working at getting you all to sit on them?
Lix
J&D

Blogdog said...

Hi Guys

First I want to say a big thank you for featuring me and Autism Awareness Day in your post today. We really appreciate it.

We have met some great new pals over the past few days thanks to Petey, Travis and you and the little man's mum is very touched and me too (of course!).

I'm still a bit shaky today - my eyes hurt a lot and the painkillers are making my tummy a bit sick.

Secondly, we want to say how lovely those photos are today and we love the photoshoot idea that your mum is trying to co-ordinate on the beach! Looks like a lot of patience will be required for that photo!

Thirdly, we know we won Supa Saturday on Travis's blog but you were a close second and just as equally deserved to win!

Finally, thanks again for your support and for helping to highlight autism and assistance dogs - we really do appreciate it!

Your friend
Clive

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Sue (Gennasus) stop giving away all my training techniques! Anyway, they're already circus trained.....clowns!

Ludo van puppy said...

*criescriescries* Gabbi, I just seed your cruel rejection.... hehe, just kidding. I is a very easy going dog and I does not mind if you wants to choose Jake. Of course, I did not mind sharing you and on my visit to his blog I did notice that he was all infatuated with a leggy girl called Honey? Well, that seem a bit double standardy to me. BOL!
I is happy if you is happy with the terrier though, although I does think we would have made a nice couple. I was sharing both you and Kylie because she has her puggletine too. Ah well, I does have Morgan, but she been my friend since I was a very small pup and I thought that might be a bit weird. BOL!
Good luck with Jake Gabbi, and if you changes your mind I'll still be here and viewing your beautifullness.

Now as for today's post. Great sky shots, the sun look like a big jewel in the sky. Is Rosie working on that ball to send to Petey? What is your Mum trying to do getting you all in a line like that? It make a good piccure though, you is all good balancers, especially you Gabbi.

~lickies, Ludo

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We've met Clive. He's one amazing doggie! Good luck with all four of you getting up on the posts at the same time!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Wonderful story on Clive, we will have to visit his blog.
Now Snoop, remember, what happens at the rainbow room , stays in the rainbow room.
Mommy liked those beach pictures, at least Scampi and I don't match so we don't have to pose silly like that!
-Kira the BeaWootiful and Scampi too!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Awe! I love those last 2 pics of you guys!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Is that her beagle ekhwivalent of a cirkhus trikhk?

Furry khool post!

Tank woo!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jake of Florida said...

Gabbi,

Your mom sure has interesting ideas!!! What do you think? Will you all comply?

I just read Ludo's blog -- and there is no leggy "Honey" in my life -- not sure where he got that idea. Perhaps he was confusing my brother's crush on Princess Willow.

But none of us canines like to see other canines sad or hurt, so I'll talk with him gently. He and I have never spoken -- so in this special time of intergovernmental communication with our President and the world leaders at the G20, I'll open the door too.

Mom said I could write a nice post later -- you may be asleep over there -- but check it out in the morning.

Wirey kisses, sweetie!!!!

Jake

dreameyce said...

Posing Beagles! Like collector dolls, only CUTER, and much, much noisier! ;0P

Louise said...

Each and every one of those sky photos is stunning!

The OP Pack said...

But you do have to admit that new pose would be so cute if you all cooperated. Beautiful skies as always.

Have a great weekend.

Woos, the OP Pack

Chester's Mom said...

Pardon my fax paus dearest Rosie! It is unforgiveable what I suggested as to you wearing white at your April Fool wedding. I must stop this speed reading-I tend to run it all together and I apparently confused you with Lacie-whom I'm sure would have been flattered by my suggestion. Oh dear-what can I do to make up for my putting my paw in my mouth? I would never forgive myself if you would see fit to never comment to me again. Sleep will be lost until I hear from you.

Woofs and paw-in-mouth slobbers,
Chester

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Lovely sunset collage. I also love the shots of the dogs on the posts. Very cute.

Chester's Mom said...

Pee. Ess.
I've gone and done it again. I didn't even comment about how great I think Clive is. Not only is he a gorgous hunk of dawg but he has a pawsome heart to help his 2 legger. I am honored to meet him and I hope he feels better soon.
And the beagles on a stick picture is priceless even though it didn't all come together as your Mum planned.
**Never make it too easy on the 2 leggers-make 'em work for our cuteness, I say!

Woofs and friendly slobbers!
Chester

Martha said...

Nice sunsets and cute beagles. Pets are wonderful but since we travel a lot we don't have any. They hate it when there people go away.

LizzyBean said...

Clive just goes to show how AMAZING dogs are; thanks for sharing his story! The sunset pictures over the water are stunning. Can't believe the Beagles wouldn't cooperate with your cute pose idea!! Is that Alfie with the tennis ball? Very cute! Happy Friday!

Eric said...

Yep Clive is pretty pawsome isn't he? I went to visit him and the little man yesterday.Good job at the yap out.

Now DB's, what you doing on them starting posts? Marker Bouys??? 0oh and girls...DON'T DO IT unless there is a ton of treats involved.

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Mason Dixie said...

I bet she will have the four of you up there in no time. =) So glad your parcel has arrived and that the special gift for Alfie made it just fine. =)

The Army of Four said...

Wow, that Clive is a real cool guy! That's really great that he helps his person out like that! I"ll bet they make a great team!
That stump thing... I hope you're being rewarded with REALLY great treats. My mom tried to get me to pose on a rock - when I realized she didn't have any snacks, I made such an awful face, she had to hit "delete". Ha roo roo roo.
Play bows,
Zim