A dog's view on life

   Aug 08


DSC00216Seems we have a forest neighbor who has overlooked the fence line rule. You can’t see the hole in the middle of these dogs but up close I can tell SOMEONE has moved in that is unauthorized to be here. I don’t know why there is no dirt around the hole. They tried to hide it really well.What did they do with the dirt. Do you think it’s some dogs tunneling out like in that movie  Stalag 13?   BOL.  I will have to try to ask Susie Squirrel to explain the rules to the offender before a dog sees him and he gets hurt. My dog brother Jiggs isn’t much of a threat anymore because his hearing is really bad  and his eyesight is bad too so now the creatures have a fair chance with him. Brandy is doing OK in Far Camp. She has lost 2 pounds which they say is good for a dog. That is like 7 pounds to a human.  Love to ALL    M.J.



   May 30

Brandy at Camp

Hi I am Brandy, Mitzi Jo’s dog sister.  I too am a Therapy dog like Mitzi Jo so when our human, Momma Jean said I was going to therapy I thought she was taking me somewhere special.  Finally I get to go with Momma Jean by myself and get all the attention. Well ,when we arrived at our destination it wasn’t a nursing home but a VET OFFICE! This was Physical therapy and they were calling it FAT CAMP!!!!  Yes I know  that humans have commented on my weight being heavy so now I am enrolled in Fat Camp at Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital. I will be coming here a few times a week for 8 weeks for exercise to help burn calories.  I Do like water and the treadmill is in water to make it easier on my joints as I walk so we will see how this goes. Not sure this is going to be a ” pleasant “thing. I feel I was tricked. Next time I will pay attention when the humans speak and listen to every word. Going to Physical Therapy is different then Pet Therapy. Love  Brandy  PS just got back from PT and it was great. I got lots of attention AND  Matt and Momma Jean both rubbed my joints before and after my excersise.water treadmillDSC00134Walking and swimming with treadmill

   Apr 25


Did you ever see that section of People magazine that has the section of 2 people wearing the same outfit? ( Yes, I read People. It’s how I keep up with what humans are all about,(themselevs) ) Well Momma Jean and Auntie Linda found this lion headpiece for Brandy . I laughed so hard they put it on me too.Who do you think wears it best?  ( I must confess I look too cute to pull this lion look off. I vote for Brandy)     Love M.J.

Who wears it BEST

Who wears it BEST


   Apr 11

Mitzi Jo is in the Doghouse

Oh Boy did I get into trouble. We had a visiting dog  on OUR bed in the house and when I came up the ramp to go to bed he snapped at ME.  ME! This is MY House! I started arguing with him as Momma Jean lead him off the bed to revoke his house privileges. Well I went to add my 2 cents and meant to grab ( some people call it a bite) the offending dog as Momma Jean lead him away and I got Momma Jeans hand instead. OOOPS! It wouldn’t have been so bad if she didn’t pull her hand away and make it a bigger wound. No urgent cares were open at 11PM at night so it was morning before she went her her doctor. I got reported to the county from the doctor ( tattletale) but those are the rules. Momma Jean made me go to church with her that Sunday even though it wasn’t door greeting week. Now that some time has past she has forgiven me because she knew I was just standing me ground with that smarty pants dog invading my space.  Love to all.  M.J.

Mitzi Jo sad

Mitzi Jo sad

   Mar 12

My Dog Brother Grady

This is my dog brother Grady. He has been learning how to be a therapy dog for humans. I have been coaching him in the importance of dressing up for the humans. I am hoping he will be able to cover for me on the days I need to take a break. I am pushing 14 this year and the long days are getting hard on me.  Here is a picture of my recent st Patty’s day visit with Brandy and Samantha too.  Love to all of you  M.J.DSC00377 - CopySt pattys hosp visit

   Feb 21

Night To Shine Event

I was honored to be asked to help out in the Sensory room of this fine event. If guest get overwhelmed with excitement they can come to our room and fell calm by petting me. I was so excited to gear it was a formal event and INSISTED I get to wear one too. My dog sister Brandy was there too and so was Samantha and Gracie my dog friends. It was great to be able to help humans have fun   Love to All M.J.Night To shin EventDSC00406DSC00404

   Jan 26



Mitz jo making mom feel guilty

This is Mitzi Jo’s mom. Mitzi isn’t speaking to me so I must do the posting. This is what I think happened. We had 6 boarding dogs come in the house with us last night and I left the door open to be able to see through the storm door if a dog was straggling behind. A dog named Teddy showed up about 5 minutes later.I let him in and went ahead and had dinner. After dinner I went to Choir practice from 7 to 930 pm. I was passing out Mitzi’s favorite treat, green beans , and she was nowhere to be found. I searched and called and Lisa and Harry  helped me look..I then went to the barn and looked and called and still no Mitzi Jo. Suddenly she appeared at the front yard storm door. I felt like the mom in the first Home Alone movie. Mitzi must have not made it in the house when we came in at 530PM and was in the front yard/ barn area all that time. She is upset that I didn’t miss her all that time. I feel guilty but she needs to come when she is called and I felt her feet when she came in the house and they were warm as toast. I believe she went back into the barn and took a long nap. I will ALWAYS count heads from now on.                                                                                                          THIS is Mitzi Jo    I am going to get a lot of mileage out of this guilt thing.

   Dec 25

Christmas Time Duty

Here are some pictures of me on duty as door greeter at church. I enjoy bringing smiles to everyone’s face and show them what unconditional love is really like.dsc00085 dsc00086 dsc00088

   Dec 16


Living in a small town atmosphere is great. I had lived my first two years in California before moving to Quakertown. ( I am now 13).  What some of you may take for granted that I notice is how quaint things are here. I love the celebrations that Quakertown Alive put on.  The tree lighting , the parades and the Arts Alive and Autumn Alive are all fun community things. During the Holiday season the meters are covered in town so people can patronize the downtown shops without feeding a meter.  Music plays from the bank in town on the hour. I love the little stands of fruits and veggies that people put out in front of their house AND they use the honor system. ( Never would work in LA ,Ca. )dsc00406 My all time favorite which I can now say in public since the jewelry store has closed was Kulp Jewelers use to prop his front door open during the summer months.  My human says it’s like living in Mayberry. ( Wherever THAT is). Here’s a picture of me judging the pet parade.   Having lived elsewhere has made me appreciate these things. I also love the “at home” businesses  in the area.  Beauty shops, repair businesses, many kinds of things can be found in a friendly at home atmosphere. Sure there are some troublesome areas in any town but I am happy to say I never see them.  Thank You humans for making Quakertown and it’s surrounding towns such a nice place to be.  Love and Happy New Year, M.J.

   Dec 07



me(Mitzi Jo) in front. Brandy in back

Every dog wants and needs a purpose in life. This is one of mine. I enjoy making people smile and feel good just by looking at me. I enjoy all the petting too. it’s like everywhere I go there’s a doggy massage parlor. I have many outfits  for the year. As you can see this is my elf outfit. I also have a Santa suit and then a winter dress with snowman to wear AFTER the Christmas season. We were at the hospital today and the folks loved us. This is the first year we added flashing lights to my sleigh. I wanted to add a video but it won’t let me add it to my blog so I guess I will just put me on facebook.  Love to all my fans,  MJ (and brandy too)