Monday, June 17, 2013

Our Furrend Casey

Today we want to honor a special friend.  His name is Casey R. Doodle.  He doesn't have a bloggy but he is one of our Facebook furrends.  If you are on Facebook, you can find him here.
He sure is a handsome fella, isn't he?
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But the fact he is handsome isn't what makes him special.  He has the most amazing heart.  He is so full of joy, goodness and love. Well, he is a Doodle after all!  And his lady (he calls her goddess) is the same way.  Casey and goddess are a team.  You could say they're "joined at the hip".  Casey even goes to work with goddess EVERY day!


Casey and goddess work at a food bank in the Seattle area.  He posts about some of the things he does there as well as some of the friendships he makes with the folks who depend on the food bank.  In case there is any doubt that Casey is a valuable asset, just read a portion of a post he wrote one day:  
"Something very sad happened at work today when an old man (he used to be a fisherman), a friend of mine, came to get his mail. He always tells me about his dog an' how much he lubs her, an' how they've been together for a long, long time. He visits with me every week an' gives me scritches while he's waiting, an' he did today, too, but today, his pets were slower an' deeper, an' I could tell by his voice, if not his words, that something was wrong. He said something to me like, "now you're all the dog I've got."  
On a recent occasion, Casey got the opportunity to get out of the office.


Because Casey is a pawfect example of how dogs make this world a better place, it broke our hearts when we read that Casey has not been able to pass any tests.  When he wanted to train to be a therapy dog we were saddened to read his report of how things went:
" I FAILED my eval--and I failed spectacularly--as if I'd been raised by MONKEYS! It was like I'd never seen goddess before in my life...I was WILD wif joy to meet the two ladies wif clipboards--jumped, twisted, spun from one to the other...would not sit or come to goddess, did not even acknowledge her for a second . . . "

So recently we were excited to hear that Casey was now going to try and pass his CGC.  Goddess enrolled him in bootcamp and he worked tirelessly with a "drill sergeant" in an effort to contain his "wild wif joy".  He updated his Facebook friends and the last session before the test he reported:
"I'm off to my last class before tomorrow's test...gotta say that between my drill sergeant an' goddess, I feel like I've been honed an' shaped to a fine precision edge. Goddess said I shouldn't be too cocky though until after the test. 


Ya left!
Ya left!
Ya left right left!  "


You just CANNOT help but fall in love with Casey.  It is IMPOSSIBLE!  So many days after reading his posts all we could do is smile.  At dinner time we would talk about what Casey was up to.  So we were all on pins and needles, just praying he would be able to pass his test.
Casey wrote:  " w00t! w00t! w00t!!! I did it! I did it! I DID IT!!!

We just came in the door, an' I couldn't wait to tell you--I'm a GOOD CITIZEN!!! Thanks to every one of you for your support in believing I could do it, even when goddess had her doubts. 

Thank you to my drill sergeant, Sylvia Eberlei, to the Li'l Outlaw for the Bob a Lot that I lub, an' to Cookie for the coolest parrot in the WURL'!"


Casey never forgets to say thank you.  So we not only welcome Casey as a fellow member of the Canine Good Citizen Corps but we want to announce to all of Blogville!


Congratulations Casey!  We are so proud of you!! 

We hope all our Blogville furrends will join us in congratulating Casey!  And remember, you can find him on Facebook.

We wrap up this post with Casey's own words:  "Goodnight everybody. Sweet dreams. See you tomorrow. I lub every one of you."




Murphy

19 comments:

  1. Thats wonderful that your furiend worked through his happiness to calm down and pass his test. He is a good example of what we puppers can do if we try!

    The Mad Scots

    Pees; I just loves the pic with the rose! awesome

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  2. Oh wowzer we are so proud of your buddy Casey, he is so smart but most of all loving we could just tell that from reading your post about him, i am so glad he works where he does cos i bet everyone feels so much better when they leave the food bank after seeing and petting him. Mom says we are indeed all a gift from God!
    Sometimes we are pretty rowdy also so we wouldn't pass with a drill sgt. either.
    stella rose

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  3. Casey is quite a good will ambassador!! I'm pretty sure if you look up Golden Doodle you'll see the words...never met a stranger and friends are way more important than getting 100 on my evaluation.
    MOL
    Hugs madi your BFFF

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  4. What a cool dood and we say a big warm congratulations. Bravo to you. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. How pawsome that Casey passed! He seems like a great guy.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  6. Well done, Casey!

    We're happy to have met him. We don't think we'd ever get a certificate, so we don't even try.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  7. Yay fur Casey! I'z going to FB right now to give him a highpaws!

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  8. OMD Congrats to Casey!!! We are not on facebook so hope he sees our note here!! We know first hand how much work it is to get your CGC.
    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU CASEY R. DOODLE... YOU DID IT !!!

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  10. Casey sure is a cool dood just like you two.

    Millie & Walter

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  11. Awesome job Casey!! Very sad story about his friend though. Hope that man knows we are all pulling for him too.

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  12. woo hoo! Concats to Casey! We think he's a pawsome Dood too.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  13. Aww. Congrats to Casey for getting his Canine Good Citizen! His Humans must be so proud of him! Thanks for sharing his story.

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  14. That is one special friend
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  15. OMD! That is sooo cute! I loves Casey! Congrats indeed! What a cutie! Oh, did I already say that?? BOL
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  16. Outstanding tribute to a outstanding Doodle

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  17. WTG Casey!! He certainly is out standing!!!

    wags
    Jazzi and Addi

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  18. Congrats to Casey, way to go!!!

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