Spring is in the air!!!

Hello everyone, I'm so sorry I haven't checked in with you in a while but it has been so super busy at PAALS this month. We have been at Whole Foods promoting our 5% Day, volunteering at the Palmetto 1/2 Marathon and listening  to children reading books at the Richland Library. All that and I still managed to make it to the Plant and Flower Show at the State Farmer's Market. That was great fun!!! I got to see so many different flowers, tree's and even a Koi fish pond with real fish swimming around in it!!! I just love PAALS and I can't wait to see what kind of other fun activities they have planned for me this Spring!!! -Grace … [Read more...]

New Friends

It Smells Real....

One of my favorite things about being part of the PAALS PACK is that there are always new friends visiting everyday. Whether it is new volunteers, people just dropping by to say hello or new PAALS dogs joining the pack , I feel that I'm always surrounded by good souls. Take for example my new friend Emory. She is a 7 month old Bernese Mountain Dog that loves to play!!! Emory is the closest in age to me so anytime we get together it's sure to be a good time. Just the other day we came across this very mysterious Owl in our backyard. We couldn't tell wether it was real or not so Emory was the brave one and gave it a closer look. It turns out it was just a fake Owl that one of the trainers put out there to test us. I love how PAALS people are always trying to keep us on our toes!!! Keep up the good work!!! Kindly, Grace … [Read more...]

Grace at Sesquicentennial State Park

I love ducks!

I think it's fair to say that the people at PAALS are really good at exposing me to a wide variety of things. Just the other day they took me to a park where there was a huge pond that was filled with ducks and geese!!! I could hardly contain myself...the geese were honking at me and flapping their wings. The ducks were swimming toward me with mean looks on their faces. I knew that to become a service dog I would have to try and ignore things like this so I tried my best to stay calm. I did have a blast thou...I really enjoyed walking around the pond and getting the chance to meet new people and their pets. It was a nice day at the park.   Grace … [Read more...]

A Lovely Day For A Walk

Let's go for a stroll

What a whirlwind week this has been at PAALS. I have been so busy I almost forgot to write my blog entry! It all started when I was taken on my first training walk. I thought walking was easy but I found out it ends up being a bit more complicated than I thought. I just loved learning all the new cue's that my trainers are teaching me...not to mention all the yummy treats that were involved!!! My next adventure was going to Walmart with 3 of my friends. This was quite the experience. There were so many people all over the place and so many toys, food and noises that I didn't know where to start. Thankfully,all my friends ( Adler, Dutch and Warrior) remained calm so I just did what they did and ended up having a great time!!! I can't wait to see where the next place we go will be!!! … [Read more...]

Life is a Beach!!!

It's official...I'm a beach girl!!!

Wow!!! I went from spending almost three whole days being cold and surrounded by ice and snow to spending a day at the beach and experiencing an earthquake...I love South Carolina weather already!!! After winning the milk jug game(was there ever any doubt?) it seems like maureen rewarded me with a fantastic trip to the beach. I had never see a beach before and I can tell you that at first I was a bit weary of what all that sand and water were up to, but by the end of the day I loved it!!! I can't wait to see what my PAALS people have planned for me next!!! Grace … [Read more...]