Here is the winner of How I spent my Summer with my Pet Contest put on by Fido Friendly Magazine. The winner Kay Loveland will be getting one of our Amazing Essential Oil Pet Diffusers from Essential Bracelet. Check out the winning entry below and visit Fido Friendly Magazine FIDOFriendly.com
Because of all she is to me, and all that she has given to other people through her therapy dog work, I decided to give my Goldendoodle, Misha, the best summer ever. We started off with an incredible trip to the beach in Florida, where we swam in the ocean, ran on the beach with new friends, and took amazing sunset walks in the evening. Our next adventure was at Four Paws Kingdom in Rutherfordton, NC, an RV Park that is totally centered on dogs, and Misha and her sister Rowan played on the agility field, ran on the Lure Course, and most importantly for Misha, swam in the fenced in large pond. We stayed in one of the Tiny Houses, and the bed was big enough for me and both doodles! Misha and Rowan made a number of new friends, as all the dogs and their people were friendly and there was even another Doodle! A special surprise awaited us when we came home to Asheville, N.C. Misha’s favorite person in the world, Abby, my adopted daughter, and her two year old son, came for a visit. I adopted Abby three years ago when she was 15, but first met her when Misha and I were doing therapy dog visits at the local hospital. The two of them fell in love, and we became a family! Misha was so excited to see her BFF! A week later, we travelled up to Wolf Laurel, N.C. to meet one of my good friends who loves Misha, and we hiked up the Appalachian Trail to the top of the Big Bald, Misha’s favorite hike and my favorite place in the world! The view consists of 360% mountains, and my two doodles and my friend’s doodle puppy, Charlie, romped, barked at the birds, rolled in puddles, and had an overall good time. In July, Misha participated in her last therapy dog visit at the Children’s Mission Hospital in Asheville where she had a Retirement Party and the children wrote a poem about her.
We had the best summer ever, but late in July her cancer ended her life and she joined all the dogs that have gone before her to the Rainbow Ridge.I will always have those precious summer memories.