Last Day of Summer School

Jeep went all out in red, white, and blue to pump start the Fourth of July weekend. She also wanted to send off her summer school friends in style. Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

P.S. Attention Dog Friends! Please make sure your puppies are safe inside their house when the fireworks start. The loud noises scare a lot of dogs causing some of them to run away. We know that poor Dottie Com will be hiding in the mudroom closet for sure. In fact, we will leave the closet door open for her. At least she will stay safe!

Being a therapy dog is exhausting even if you are cute!

Who Wore It Best?

It’s time to have some summer fun! Get ready to laugh out loud with Jeep, Dottie Com, and Keeper the Cat as they take a spin on the fashion runway! Let us know who you thought wore the outfit the best.

Thank you zoo sitter extraordinaire, Deb Swanson, for the awesome video!

A Special Welcome

Jeep and the entire Lake Villa 41 community are excited to welcome our new students from Ukraine! According to this young man’s mom, he was very excited about a special visit from Jeep. He referred to Jeep as “a very special friend who wore a yellow and blue scarf to support him and Ukraine.” This mom reports that her son loves school and get so excited talking about American school, teachers, and kids. He is amazed at just how kind people are in America.

Jeep and I are very proud of how welcoming and kind our students and staff are to our new friends from Ukraine.

Going Green!

Jeep wishes everyone a Happy St Patty’s Day! She thought the frigid weather for Saturday’s Lake Villa parade was ideal – I am not sure I agree – BRRRR!

She enjoyed seeing all of her friends today at Martin, Thompson, Hooper and Palombi schools. I can’t believe she kept her leprechaun hat on. That is lucky!

Hanging in the Leaves

Jeep is never one to let a good pile of leaves go to waste. (Of course, the leaves stick to her fluff and she brings them inside to share with the rest of us. How nice.) I think she is secretly wishing for the snow to start flying, but she will be content with leaves for now.

Check out Jeep’s two videos below!

Thanks to Those Who Serve our Country- Including Dogs

Brave dogs have aided US soldiers in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Dozen of dog breeds have served in the US armed forces, including the all-American mutt. Modern military working dogs are mostly German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois.

Labrador and Golden Retrievers are also used as specialized search dogs because of their fantastic noses. Thankfully, dogs don’t need to be close to sniff out a bomb. Their keen sense of smell lets them detect a bomb from 50 feet away. While preparing a dog to be a bomb detection expert can cost over $150,000, that cost is noting compared to the price of keeping our soldiers safe.

Today there are over 1,600 Military Working Dogs stationed around the world.

Santa Rita, Guam (October 27, 2006) ñ Petty Officer 2nd Class Blake Soller, a Military Working Dog (MWD) handler pets the head of MWD Rico, at the War Dog Cemetery located on Naval Base Guam Oct. 27. Soller is currently assigned to Naval Security Force Detachment Guam to the MWD kennel. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John F. Looney