Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Welcome to my blog!

It's a sparkly end-of-summer afternoon here and I've just come in the house after napping in a sun spot on the back porch. Seems to me this is the perfect time to get my blog going and introduce myself!

I'm Kenda, a yellow Lab service dog. I was trained by the nice folks at Saint Francis Service Dogs in Virginia, and I now work for my person/partner, Leigh. Leigh, was born with cerebral palsy, and I help her out with physical things that are hard for her to do on her own. We make a great team--I help Leigh by picking up things she drops, adding stability when she walks, and retrieving things around the house. She takes good care of me and gives me lots of treats and paw rubs. I think we are a great match; in fact, other people often tell us we look alike (except my person does not have a tail to wag)! That's us in the picture here.

I'll add information and more posts here the meantime, you can find out about me and my family by visiting: That's where Leigh shares information about her work and her first book, A Dog Named Slugger. Slugger is my best fur-friend and mentor, and though he is now on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, we have a lot in common.

Oh! Leigh is calling me, and YES, she has a tennis ball in her hand. That can only mean one wonderful, perfect, glorious thing--time for a game of fetch!!!

Wags until next time...



  1. Hey sweet dog! Do you have any special toys?

  2. Woof! Woof! Welcome to Dog Blogging! I'm about to ask Leigh that you should have a blog. Golden Thanks that I inspired you. I am looking forward to know more about your daily adventure with Leigh. So honored and delightful to do a book review of Leigh's first book, A Dog Named Slugger. COOL! I'm you first follower. Will send Leigh an email ... got something special for you Kendie Girl. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. Hello Kendie ♥

    My name is Neeko and I learned about you and your Mommy from Sugar's blog.
    I think it is so Pawesome what you do.
    Well, I just wanted to welcome you to the doggy bloggie world.
    I'm a newbie myself and I'm having lots and lots of fun meeting all kinds of new wonderful friends :o)

    Neeko ♥

  4. hello! sweetie pie Kendie what a cute name you have! and what a pawsome job you have! i love when doggies helps people with their disabilities ... anyways i'm kovack and the one whose writing is my mom kristina =0) happy and glad to meet you and your mom Leigh ...

    the double K's (kovack & kristina)

  5. Hi Kendie just popped over from Sugar's blog, nice to meet you, I will be popping in from time to time to see what you are doing.
    Happy Blogging
    See Yea George xxx

  6. Hi Kendie

    We heard about your and your Mom's book on Sugar's blog, thought we would come by and say hi. You are a pretty girl.

    Tucker and Daisy

  7. Hi, Kendie!

    Nice to meet you. Sugar told us about you. Welcome to blogland!
    I'll come back to read about you.
    Love, Kimba

  8. Hi, Kendie! It is nice to meet you! We are visiting from Sugar's blog - I hope we can be friends!


  9. Hi Kendie! We came over from Sugar's blog. You are so pretty. I hope we can be good friends!


  10. Hi Kendie,
    WELCOME to blogland. My name is Jazzi and I am a Scottish Terrier. We read about your book on Sugar's blog and know what??? My mom ordered the book and cant wait for it to come. I am looking forward to reading your blog and being friends. Drop by my blog anytime!! Did you have fun playing catch??


  11. Hi Kendie! I'm visiting from Sugar's blog. Welcome to the wide world of dog blogging!

    Elyse and Riley

  12. Hi Kendie! We found out about you from Sugar's blog! We want to welcome you to the world of blogging! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  13. Sugar has sent me too :-)
    Good to see you :-)
    lots of love Amie Soto Blossom x x x

  14. Looking forward to reading more about your adventures :)

    Kira and Murph

  15. miss kendie!
    welcome to doggie bloggin'! it is very super nice to meet you and miss leigh! :)
    my name is booker, and i'm a yellow labradoggie, too! i am especially excited that you have started a bloggie cuz i won a copy of miss leigh's book from miss sugar. me and my big sis asa and our mama can not wait 'til it comes in the mail so that we can read it!!
    have fun playin' fetches! that is one of my most favoritest thingies to do, too!
    the booker man

  16. Well hello Kendie, and welcome to the blogging world. My mom and I heard about you on Sugar's blog.

  17. Hi Kendie

    Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging ... we were delighted to get a message from Sugar that you had started blogging!

    I'm an Assistance Dog for Autism working with Murray who is 12 years old.

    We're looking forward to reading more about you.

    take care

  18. Hello Kendie!!

    We are furiends of Sugars!! We enjoy you story and welcome to bloggyville!!

    looking forward to reading more!

    IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man

  19. Hi Kendie, I am the biped half of KT and Lady. Unlike some doggy blogs, I do the writing. Lady poses for pictures, crow-bars my arm when I'm typing (more loves Dad!!) and snoofles, sends pee-mail and is generally our adorable princess Magoo.
    Welcome to doggy-bloggy land. We admire you as a working dog and think your Mom is one lucky lady.

    KT and Lady

  20. Miaumiau! I'm Kika and I love having friends, I come to invite you to be my friend and late but wish you a happy New Year 2011
    Ronrons of