The 2nd half of 2019 my body decided it was time to retire. I started having issues with my kidneys. I lost weight. I needed support to get up and keep moving. I fought hard for my parent's sake. I stuck around until mid February 2020 but I kept telling them I'd had enough and was tired of fighting. They finally allowed me to rest and I am at total peace. S'Morzy 7/27/2005-2/16/2020
From my mom: Many of you might know that Morzy spent about 7 years working alongside us to help rehabilitate other dogs. Since her physical body is no longer with us we are at a loss on this. After her passing she did send us some signs to get a new little brother so maybe he can help out in the future but it may be a while.
Please understand that we have a lot of passion, knowledge and experience working with dog reactivity and we will continue to work with our current clients on these issues. That said we are unable to take on any additional dog reactivity clients due to the difficulty of finding A+ bombproof dogs like Morzy was.
We appreciate your support during this tough transition.
Update January 2019 I'm 13.5 years old now! I'm still working events and helping out at work on occasion but I'm 80% deaf now and I'm physically getting a bit more lazy. We'll see how it goes... Until then I'm gonna snooze a bit...
Life as a therapy dog is ruff. I have to stand, sit or lay down, and let people massage me from head to finely painted toenail. Sometimes I even get treats given to me. Man, I really don't know how I handle it.
All kidding aside, I LOVE my job! Who else do you know that has to do nothing but lay around like a bum and get massaged for free? Don't get me wrong, I earn my keep with all of the side jobs that I do.
When I go to work with Mom and Dad, I always let them know every time someone comes in the door.
I am also used as an honor dog where I get fed a bunch of treats while another dog looks at me from a distance.
I even sometimes have to play and socialize with new little friends.
Don't even get me started about how I go on Pack Walks with up to 30 other dogs every few weeks.
Okay, so my life is actually pretty good! I get so excited when I go to do therapy for people. I don't typically love the before hand bath, but I love all the extra special pretties I get to wear. I know it's hard to believe but I love my nails painted, I love getting a bow (but sometimes it's itchy so I scratch it out), and I absolutely love to wear clothes (honestly I stick my head in all by myself)! I also know that whenever I leave the house without my bratty little brother that I get to go visit people!
I am 10 this year and although I look it in my graying face, I have yet to slow down. I'll keep everyone updated on how I am doing, but for now I think I'll just take a nap.........Unless you've got food?!?
PWPL Read to me July 23rd, 2015
Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library "Every Hero has a story" event July 14th, 2015
April 2015 NMU finals therapy night
I love the kids at NMU! They are so loving and snuggly with me. I won't see most of them until next December so I hope they have a great summer, and congratulations to those that have graduated!
October 30th, 2014 PWPL Read2Me Program.
Here I am at my first Read to Me outing at PWPL! I was making a really silly face in this picture, but I really enjoyed myself. I met about 5 different kids and was read to by 2 of them. They were both really good readers too! I wasn't able to go to any more because I got a big boo-boo on my leg and I needed time to let it heal, but it looks like I'll be ready in time to go visit the NMU students at their library next month, come and visit me!