Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

Massage – what a great way to not only bond with your dog but to help keep them healthy and relaxed. At the start of our Introduction to Canine Massage class, the dogs were all bouncing off the walls wanting to play with each other

It was right before Christmas 2011 when my friend Angela started the “Adopt a Platoon” program! She came up with the idea after a conversation with her friend Aaron about his brother Nate, who’s serving our country in Afghanistan. Aaron, a former Marine, was talking about the low morale among our troops. Angela has no connections to anyone in the military, but when Aaron told her that the troops feel forgotten, she felt compelled to do something for Nate’s platoon. So she started collecting donations for a care package for Nate’s platoon.

I read an article about the heart in my February newsletter from Donna Eden. Donna is a renowned Energy Medicine Practitioner, author of “Energy Medicine”, and MY teacher – OK not just mine! Donna has held hundreds of workshops and classes all over the world, so she’s a teacher to thousands! Donna shared a wonderful article on the heart in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Rocky’s Retreat hosted a Pug Valentine’s day pot luck party for their meetup group. Lots of people, great food, and most important, pugs everywhere! Looks like everyone had a great time, especially the dogs!

There’s been a lot of discussion lately on the use of stem cells in the treatment of chronic conditions in humans. The use of embryonic stem cells has ethical and sourcing concerns in that it raises the question of whether these cells are viable and if they will be rejected by the recipient

A month ago my friend Angela, a member of my “village” which includes a lot of us theme park performers, called for help! She found a dog roaming her neighboorhood. No collar or tags, no microchip was found, but he was found to be heart worm positive. Angela put the word out! People chipped in with donations as well as offering free gifts and services as donation incentives! Enough money was raised to pay his geneorusly reduced by the vet’s bill and off he went to his foster home!

Category: Relationships

Yesterday, I was writing a completely different article but something happened that changed the course of what I wanted to talk about.

Dogs have great memories when it suits them. Many of them are associated with food. Did you ever notice how our dogs just know where all the goodies are located? They never forget. I’m not just referring to the treat jar at home but all the treat jars in the neighborhood. If the dog received the treat from one kindly person, they’ll remember, and when out for a walk may want to take the route that leads to the reward.

Category: Fun

Don’t know about you, but we love spending time with our dogs. As such, we are always looking for activities that we can share with our dogs. Why does this matter? Why should we look for ways to spend time with our dogs?

Category: Fun

Did you know that aqua therapy was first used with horses and racing greyhounds? These animals are constantly exposed to the jarring effects of gravity and hard surfaces, consistently putting extra stress on their bones and joints, causing possible injury. Because of the effectiveness of aqua therapy for these animals, warm water therapy is now routinely recommended by veterinarians and has become a popular form of therapy in many rehabilitation centers throughout the US.