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Saturday, December 12, 2009

George Update!

October 12, 2009

Just a quick update to let you know that I was transferred to California in June. I am now living in Los Angeles, 2 blocks from where they shot “Baywatch”. George is now an “ocean dog” and is in the water with me almost everyday. I have taught him how to surf, he loves it...!!! Yesterday he entered his first “Dog Surfing Contest” in Huntington Beach, and he came 3rd in the “Heavyweight division” - more importantly he had the time of his life making new friends and was voted the “Crowd Pleaser” dog of the competition. He kept running out in the water to “save” the surfers offshore, to the delight of the crowd – it was amazing. He has no fear of the large waves and has such personality.

Here is a link to one of many blogs about the event.

Photo from twentyfouratheart.com

The whole Dog surfing contest was really fun...!! George has no fear of the waves, but once I got him balanced on the board, caught a wave and he started surfing, he would realize I was in the water behind him, he would turn around and jump off the board to swim back to “save” me... It was very funny, but it prevented him from winning the competition. He came 3rd – but he won the “People’s Choice “ award. The judges (all Celebrity Pro Surfers) and the crowds on the Beach loved him...! I have about $1,000 worth of dog crap now (leashes, collars, food, treats, shampoo, etc.) Its very funny.

I have enclosed a link of photos that were taken at the event by the photographer – George and I are in quite a few of them between pages 3 through 9. Take a look when you have a moment- some of them are very funny...! The fact he had to wear a lifejacket cracks me up – he is so funny looking in it...!!! As you will see in the photos, he loved the whole experience – everytime he got off the surfboard – he would try and kiss my face.... Huntington Beach, California is a long way from Bancroft – he is loving it...! Let me know if you would like any of the photos for your records, I am going to purchase a few of them and would be happy to share...!

Professional Photos

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help your rescue group – its a great cause, and I am sure there are other “George’s” out there who will have love, protection and adventure in their life because of your efforts. And to be very clear – as much as I have given him a great life, (what Newf wouldn’t jump at the chance to go Surfing in the ocean everyday...???) he gives it all back to me as well, I truly love him – we are BOTH very lucky...!