Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Newf Saves the World!

Going to the dog

Move aside, Indestructible Cheerleader, Archie the Newf is in town! The LA Times has a nice story about Archie who works with abused and neglected kids in CA:

At Casa Pacifica, a Ventura County oasis for abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children, patience and calm aren't just virtues; they're job requirements. Archie has worked at the leafy campus in Camarillo for two years, and he doesn't flinch when small hands pull his ears and wandering fingers poke his nostrils.

Instead, he bestows slobbery kisses with a pink tongue as large as a hand towel.

"Yucky!" the kids squeal, hugging the 165-pound dog all the harder.

My ma ape says I might need to get some of these:

A local quilting group has made 20 Newfoundland-size bibs, embroidered with Archie's name or phrases such as "World's Greatest Smoocher." He has a Valentine's bib and one for St. Patrick's Day. For the Casa Pacifica "prom," Archie wore a tuxedo bib with a boutonniere.

Whatever, she knows she loves my droolables.

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Blogger Dory and Liza said...

Nice story Wally - thanks. I used to be an administrator for a large Head Start program and many of the kids had signifcant learning and emotional issues. I used to take my Lab Emily in and it truly was miraculous to see how at risk preschoolers would respond to a warm fuzzy big dog.

Liza (and Dory sends her love too)

7:18 PM  
Blogger Peanut said...

Archie sounds like our kind of dog. that is great those kids get to love him.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Oscar Airedale said...

Aw, sounds like Archie is doing some sterling drool work there.

Have you ever seen some of Nanook's bibs? They have some excellent phrases on!

Oscar x

2:54 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Archie looks like a big lovable sweet boy!

Love ya lots,

4:20 AM  
Blogger CASPER AND PALS said...

Ahhh- Way to go Archie! What a great boy you are!

4:30 AM  
Blogger Suki said...

Good job, Archie!

Dogs are truly the best medicine.

Puggy kisses

11:22 AM  
Blogger Tadpole said...

Oh, that makes my tail wag!

11:41 AM  

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