Friday, June 26, 2009

Wallace Documentary: Behind the Scenes.



The staff at Animal Ark gives Wallace some loving.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

Wallace is a Media Machine

John Gross from KSTP Channel 5 in the Twin Cities swung down to Rochester a couple weeks ago to do a feature on Wallace and I. He actually contacted Josh to do a piece on him and his cattle dog Wazee, but Josh graciously referred him to us instead. Besides Josh giving us the referral in order to help us gain more exposure for the cause, I'm pretty sure it was also somewhat of a ploy to not be featured since he would much rather be behind the camera than in front of it, but we'll take it. Unfortunately for him he did get roped in front of the camera for a short time anyway, but he did good with his few seconds of fame.

John was awesome to interview with and put together a real nice positive piece to show our side of the story. It seemed like he came in not really knowing what to expect, but soon was high fiving us out of excitement for what he was witnessing. Wallace went to jump up to greet John when he first arrived. He was on leash so wasn't able to, but John was a little unsure and flinched a bit (rightfully so). However, within minutes of the interview, Wallace jumped into him because of a bad toss I did, and John came away laughing! How's that for quick positive impact? Wallace was living up to our motto for sure, changing minds one disc at a time. What a great feeling to not only know we were influencing John's perspective of Pit Bulls in a positive way, but to know we would be reaching many more through the exposure of the feature piece as a result. Josh came through again with the camera and grabbed some footage of the interview itself with a surprise appearance by Clara's little disc dog Scooby Snack.

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To check out the great piece John put together in it's finished form click here. Thanks John for the great times and wonderful piece. Hopefully we'll meet up again in the future.

Roo

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hector's a FetchDog!


Well, he isn't fetching any discs at all (sorry to psych you out like that), but he did make it into a great piece on FetchDog.com. Thanks to Julia Szabo for helping spread the word and increasing the exposure on what we've been up to. Click Here to check it out.


Roo

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wallace Documentary: Behind the scenes.

 

Here Wallace tries to get into charactor for his shelter scene.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

1 Year with Hector, CGC TDI TT

It was last June on Friday the 13th that Clara and I went up to the Minneapolis/St Paul airport to pick up a very special package. One year ago today is when Hector made the flight to join us here in Minnesota. Pictured to the right is one of the first pictures we took as we introduced Hector to his new adopted brother Angus. Seriously....I can't believe it's been a whole year already. Even though the year went way too fast, looking back we had a pretty good one. First up was the Canine Good Citizen Test, which he passed for the second time since being rescued. He was having a pretty good time here walking around meeting everybody in the neighborhood, but then winter came. Hector is definitely more in favor of the warm weather, but he made it through the winter like the trooper that he is. During the winter, he passed his Therapy Dog test through Therapy Dogs International with flying colors, and just made his very first official therapy dog visit at the Mayo Clinic. Hector was a big hit among the patients. Next up was the ATTS Temperament Test. Unfortunately it was held on one of the worst weather days we had all spring, but Hector still rocked the test to put a TT at the end of his name as well. Here's a video of his test (thanks Amanda), and you will see what I mean regarding the weather.




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The year went fast, but Hector accomplished a lot. I'm excited to begin another year with him, and interested to see what this year will hold for us and the rest of the Pit Bull United crew! Stay tuned......


Roo

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wallace Documentary: Behind the scenes.

 

Roo and Wallace play a bit with a tennis ball, while the crew tries to find the right angle.
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