Monthly Archives: February 2008


This was supposed to be a daily journal but it grew(see My Name is Roxie’s Diary)(unlike me – I’m very small, but not in spirit). I’m not the most focused cavalier king charles spaniel and my mind goes in different directions all at once –so I decided to break up my journal into different topics. By the way I refer to my parents as maw,mawm, mawther,paw,pawther etc.,. I really think this is very,very, silly but my maw and paw made me because they don’t want everyone to know that I call them by their given names. See Roxie’s Summer 2008

ROXIE’S CAVALIER RESCUE: Cavalier Rescue is one of my priorities — seeing I’m a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Featured this month on Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue U.S.A  are: Freedom in Jeffersonville, IN (Near Louisville, KY), Sierra in Florida, Hailey in Chester, VA, Kelso in Kuna, ID, Lady Bug in Kearney, MO See ROXIE’S CAVALIER RESCUE for pictures and links

ROXIE DIGS NEWS BITESRoxie Digs Newsbites came about because I’m subjected to several radios blaring away all day. Because of this I feel somewhat compelled to share some of the noise that permeates my subconscious and since there are so many different stations on at the same time – I could get events a little mixed up.

 7 New Breeds Join the 140thWestminster Kennel Club Dog Show Feb 15 and 16 2016 Video and links,  Patty Heart’s Shih Tzu GCH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power wins Best in Toy group at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Feb 16 2015(see video)also video of Patty Hearst As ‘Tania’ the urban guerrilla when Patty Hearst was forced to become a member of the Symbionese Liberation ArmySenator Edward (Ted) Kennedy Senator, Author and Dog Lover Passed Away August 25, 2009,   Portuguese Water Dog Matisse Cousin to Sunny Obama Wins Best in Breed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2015 video,   Miss P a Four Year Old Beagle wins Best in Show at the Westminster Feb 17 2015: Videos and Pictures etc,  SUNNY OBAMA SISTER TO BO OBAMA ARRIVED AT THE WHITEHOUSE AUGUST 19/2013,    Laurie Anderson  and Lou Reeds Dog Concert Sydney Australia June 5/2010, On Saturday, June 8, dogs and pet lovers celebrated Canada’s first ever concert for dogs by Iams – The Iams SO GOOD! Doggie Jam at Echo Beach , 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, Ontario, Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show 2012  Ch Palacegarden Malachy  a.k.a. “Malachy” a Pekingese – See Best in Show 2012 Video, Uggie A Nine Year Old Jack Russell Stars in The Artist and Water For Elephants,   A FISH CALLED SARAH -GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN RESIGNS (Video)– movie footage  A Fish Called Wanda; soundtrack Frankie Lane “Song of the Wild Goose” – Full Text of Sarah Palin’s Resignation as Governor on July 3, Friday, 2009, HEY! BO(DIDDLEY)WAY TO GO! – WATCH BO DIDDLEY’S 1973 CONCERT AND BO OBAMA’S WHITEHOUSE DEBUT-THE OBAMA’S SEARCH FOR FIRST POOCH ENDS, To the Masked Avengers With Love Roxie–Sarah Palin’s Strange Phone Call – On November 1/2008 Sarah Palin was pranked by Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel, who are known as the Masked Avengers claiming to be French president Nicolas Sarkozy (audio and transcript of call accompanied by Dr. Strangelove movie footage), Stump The Comeback Pooch Best In Show 2009(Video), The Obama Dog Search Narrows “This Has Been Tougher Than Finding A Commerce Secretary”-First Dog Will be a Labradoodle or Portuguese Water Dog, The Cautionary Tale of Joe Biden’s Puppy’s(Champ) Journey to the Whitehouse- from Outrage to Vindication, The Search for the Obama Family Dog Makes the Cover of the New Yorker, So You Have A New Dog and Your Mother-In-Law Moving In With You to the Whitehouse” -Steve Kroft’s 60 Minute Interview with the Obama’s, “A Mutt Like Me” Highlights Dog Shelters.  President Elect Barack Obama in his first press conference gave dog shelters  across the country a big boost; see videos and linksPresident Elect Barack Obama tells his girls they’ve earned the puppy that’s coming with them to the White HouseSnarly Barney, President Bush’s Scottie is Aloof With Strangers- So Beware; On two separate ocassions this fall Barney drew blood when a Whitehouse Reporter, and a Public Relations Director for the Boston Celtics tried to pat him(2 videos) .,Sarah Palin’s Consignment Store Out of the Closet Is Not for Joe the Plumber(See Out of the Closet’s Current Picks(Video), Every Dog Has It’s Day – See Pampered Pooch Package offered at the St. Regis Hotel, Monarch Beach, California where AIG hosted a luxury retreat right after it received a government bailout for $85 Billion ( also video tour of St. Regis hotel), GIDGET (The Little Girl with the Big Ideas) GOES TO WASHINGTON (Katie Couric’s interview with John McCain and Sarah Palin(Gidget footage superimposed on interview) and 1959 timeline,Sarah Palin Foreign Policy 101–As Putin Rears His Head (Katie Couric’s Interview with Sarah PalinSarah explains why Russia’s proximity to Alaska enhances her foreign policy experience)-From Russia with Love and Dr. Strangelove movie footage, Roxie Digs No Pantyhose Too!!!” Watch Michelle Obama on the View, Roxie Digs Barack Obama, Michelle OBama “You guys are getting a dog”, Watch and Read the entire Checker’s Speech, Discussion and Reaction to President Richard Nixon’s 1952 Famous Checker’s Speech(Video), Read The Dog Carries the Day, Read How Edward A Rogers helped save Richard Nixon’s political career, Barbara Streisand and her dogs, Steven Spielberg remembers his dogPeter Mansbridge and Karheinz Schreiber Interview and Brian Mulroney’s Statement (Soundtrack “I Remember It Well” (from Gigi)Sung by Maurice Chevalier and Hermione  Gingold) 

ROXIE’S DOG RADIO (AND SOMETIMES TELEVISION)is a collection of audio and video clips that will hopefully either amuse and or inform paw-ther and maw-ther to make them better and happier people so that they can take better care of me. The one’s with the dog’s barking in the background I like the best .

Stump the “Comeback Pooch” Best In Show Westminster Kennel Club 2009 (Video), Uno First Beagle Ever to Win Best In Show- Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2008(Video) , DOGS CATCH BUS TO GO SWIMMING, Camp Lejeune, military prisoners train dogs to help injured vets, Watch Honey the Money Dog-The Dog Cashier, “Leona Helmsley”On Point experts discuss the effects pets have on people Bailey rides the train to New York City for King Charles Cavalier Meet-Up Feb 2008, Dog Hotels, Rent a Dog, Puppies in Prison, Catering Gone to the Dogs,

ROXIE’S HEALTH SITE The information on this site is an attempt to keep me a safe, healthy and happy dog.   Actor Jimmy Stewart’s Tribute Poem to his dog Beau on the Johnny Carson Show 1981(Video),  Roxie A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: The Evolution of the Modern Dog; FIRST AID FOR YOUR DOG – HEIMLICH MANEUVER, CPR,  SEIZURES, SHOCK, INSECT BITES, (VIDEOS)CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS – MEET THE BREED(VIDEOS) – HISTORY, APPEARANCE, HEALTH ISSUESKATIE THE MIRACLE DOG – SLATED FOR EUTHANASIA KATIE BECAME A READING THERAPY DOGDogs, Thunderstorms and Thunderphobia(Experts Discuss Help for Noise Phobic Dogs), Roxie’s Summer and Water  Safety Video Pics and articles for your dogWinterize Your Dog:Keeping your dog safe during the “Dog Days of Winter”(articles and videos),Reasons For EuthanasiaWatch children with autism video and service dogs Music Soothes Both Dogs and Babies

ROXIE READS(INDEX)  “On Looking” Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Animal Behaviourist Alexandra Horowitz -How Walking Your Dog Around the Block Helps You Learn About the EnvironmentJoy Behar comedian and co-host of the View and owner of two mutts Gracie and Tallulah has written two children’s books about dogs: Sheetzucacapoopoo:My Kind of Dog and Sheetzucacapoopoo 2: Max Goes to the Dogs by Joy BeharThe Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout by Jill Abramson The First Woman Executive Editor of the New York Times.,  Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz: Listen to Tom Ashbrook’s interview with psycologist Alexandra Horowitz; Second Chance How Adoption Saved A Boy with Autism and His Shelter Dog by  Sandra J. Gerencher -All characters in the story are based on Sandra’s real life family.  Read along as this adopted dog adjusts to his new home and the boy with autism who befriends him.
My Senator and Me: A Dog’s-Eye View Of Washington, D.C. By Senator Edward “Ted” M Kennedy(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009). A children’s book  and video that  follows Senator Kennedy and his beloved Portuguese Waterdog  Splash through a busy day in Washington, D.C., from press conferences to meetings with school groups to committee discussions to a floor vote.  Splashy is the narrator. Listen and watch excerpts and also watch a video of the late Senator Kennedy hitting tennis balls to Splashy:
Update:  On Wednesday, December 22/2010 Splashy passed away: See videos of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, his wife Vicki, and their two Portuguese Water Dogs Splash and Sunny.,  ONE INCREDIBLE DOG! KIZZY BY WILLIAMS AND JUDITH FRIEDMAN(ILLUSTRATOR) -spend the day with Kizzy a Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) as he visits  classrooms, the home of an elderly stroke victim, a speech-therapy clinic, and a facility for troubled teens., HOORAY FOR READING DAY! (Jessica Worries Series) by MARGERY CUYLER and the R.E.A.D.(READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS PROGRAM),JOHN GROGAN’S “MARLEY AND ME”: INTERVIEWS, READINGS AND BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE TRAINERSDid you know that in the making of Marley and Me they used 22 labradors and of the 22 labs they rescued 6, Patricia McConnell’s Page – bio, list of  all  of  Patricia’s books, Tales of Two Species and Play Together Stay Together–Two new books  by Patricia McConnell (listen to Patricia discuss her two new books with Diane Rehm), Shaggy Muses author and clinical psycologist Maureen Adams says “It’s all right to be madly in love with your dog.” Listen to Maureen Adams discuss her book Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, and Emily Brontë with Patricia McConnell and Larry Meiller.,May I Pet Your Dog by children’s author Stephanie Calmenson(listen to Stephanie discuss her book) (must read for visitors to the Whitehouse—ask Jon Decker and Heather Walker), Izzy and Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me by Jon Katz, also see Jon Katz and Izzy video ,  Stanley Coren, Eugene O’Neill,John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Virginia Woolf, Roger Rosenblatt,Charles Krauthammer, Christie Blatchford, Senator Richard Nixon’s Famous Checker’s Speech, Barbara Amiel and her dog Jonas, Jon Katz,Billy Collins United States Poet Laureate (2001-2003) and dog lover.

MY NAME IS ROXIE’S RECIPES -These (dog) recipes  are a collection that Mawm found on the internet (see Roxie’s Free Internet Recipes)  – (unfortunately Mawther doesn’t cook or bake for me).  Also includes what foods your dog should avoid.  STANLEY COREN STEPS INTO THE KITCHEN AND BAKES DOG BISCUITS, PREPARES HOMEMADE DOG FOOD, AND DISCUSSES NUTRITION(VIDEOS).

ROXIE’S FAMILY AND DOG ISSUES There are so many ways that my canine friends can heal a family, or help someone with a disabiity do better.  This site will bring out some examples where my fellow dogs have helped individuals and families deal with difficult issues.

Your Cavalier King Charles Puppy: Crate Training; Housetraining, Walking on a leash etc

PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOG TASKS: BI POLAR DISORDER, DEPRESSION ETC ;  Carrie Fisher and her Service Dog Gary a French Bulldog at the Airport

The View Highlights Pet Partners First Annual Animal Therapy Day May 18 2015.  Mary Margaret Callahan volunteer and spokesperson with Pet Partners joins the View May 18 2015 with her therapy dog, a very young cancer survivor and a mini horse. Pet Partners also use rabbits, cats, guinea pigs as therapy animal. See video and pictures

DOGS PERFORMING CPR COULD IT BE IN THEIR DNA? (video) articles. Teka the three-year-old Australian cattle dog performed cpr on his owner Jim Touzeau and had been given the RSPCA’s animal achievement award for saving his owner Jim Touzeau life 2007.

Puppies Behind Bars Program  get inmates at several prisons in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to help train service dogs to assist disabled people, including veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan;  My Name Is Roxie Replies to Thinking Mother’s Post: “Am I the only one that thinks having a child read aloud to a dog is weird or inferior?”, CHILDREN READING TO DOGS =R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs i.e. Reading Assistant therapy dogs(Videos and Links), — Dogs and Children With Autism(Videos and Links), — Zachary -A Case Study – A Therapy Dog(Henry) and a Child with Autism- (Zachary)(Parts 1,2,3, 4 ,5)(Videos) -Watch a remarkable progression,—A Rescue Dog helps children with autism see Hanson Centrer video,–R.E.A.D.(READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS PROGRAM and HOORAY FOR READING DAY! (Jessica Worries Series) by MARGERY CUYLER, —May I Pet Your Dog by children’s author Stephanie Calmenson(listen to Stephanie discuss her book) (must read for visitors to the Whitehouse—ask Jon Decker and Heather Walker),–Second Chance How Adoption Saved A Boy with Autism and His Shelter Dog by  Sandra J. Gerencher All characters in the story are based on Sandra’s real life family.  Read along as this adopted dog adjusts to his new home and the boy with autism who befriends him.Sandra J. Gerencher is a special education teacher. Before becoming a teacher, she worked at Lehigh University in a school-based program, as a Program Specialist for adults with disabilities.

ROXIE’S BABY AND DOG ISSUES I really don’t have any issues with anyone but this deals with other dogs that might have a problem with a new baby suddenly appearingMUSIC AND DOGS -LISTEN TO HOW LULLABIES SOOTHES BOTH BABIES AND DOGS AND THE SOUND OF THE  MOTHER’S HEARTBEAT IN TWINKLE TWINKLE  LITTLE STARSPREPARING THE FAMILY DOG FOR  BABY’S ARRIVAL

ROXIE DIGS CELEBRITIES AND THEIR DOGS–  Carrie Fisher and her Service Dog Gary a French Bulldog at the Airport,   Steven Tyler and his dogs Butch Cassidy and Sundance appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers Sept 6 2016;  Movie “Love and Mercy”, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys see movie trailers, pictures of Brian Wilson’s dog, Banana, a beagle, and Louie, a dark brown Weimaraner.  AlbumLinerNotes: Interviewer: Tell me about Banana and Louie. BRIAN: “Oh, my two dogs. Oh, I loved them. [Quieter] They both died. I took a tape recorder and I recorded their barks. And we went down and we looked through some sound effects tapes and we found a train. So we just put it all together.”JOHN LEGENDS BULLDOGS PUDDY AND PIPPA JOINED IN MATRIMONY FOR SHOW ME CAMPAIGN CHARITY: Your donation will help the Show Me Campaign support John’s high school community by renovating his high school auditorium,    Late Night with Seth Meyers, Seth’s Wife Alexi and Seth and Alexi’s dog Frizbee, Feb 12, 2015, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and their English Cocker Lupo of CambridgeWATCH BARBARA STREISAND PERFORM SELECTIONS FROM HER NEW DUETS ALBUM PARTNERS ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 AND C.B.C.’S JIAN GHOMESHI’S INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA STREISAND SEP 17, 2014;    See Video The Evolution of Renee Zellwegger ;  Joy Behar comedian and co-host of the View and owner of two mutts Gracie and Tallulah has written two children’s books about dogs:Sheetzucacapoopoo:My Kind of Dog and Sheetzucacapoopoo 2: Max Goes to the Dogs by Joy Behar;   J. Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States (FBI): Read:About his dogs; Spee De Bozo, Cindy and three of whom were named G-Boy,  Doris Day Animal Enthusiast’s New Album My Heart Tops the Charts in the U.K- Proceeds From My Heart go to the Doris Day Animal Foundation; Academy award actress, excercise guru, author and social activist Jane Fonda and her 5 year old Coton De Tulear Tulea  Are Joined at the Hip(Videos); “Golden Girl”emmy-winning actress and comedian Betty White – is a pet enthusiast and animal health advocate:  Watch Betty on Larry King Live March 17/2010; See Betty in her Snickers Super Bowl Commercial; Meet Ponty in Betty’s  video promos for Morris Animal Foundation and SPCA Montgomerey;   Tori the Tri-coloured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in The Young Victoria; Queen Victoria Britain’s Longest Reigning Queen and Dog Fancier: See rare video footage; pictures of her “dear little dogs”; Dame Elizabeth Taylor Humanitarian and Animal Lover(Videos) – Lassie Come Home, National Velvet, Courage of Lassie, Elizabeth Gifts Michael Jackson an Elephant, also Elizabeth and beloved dog  Sugar are interviewed by Paolo Limiti .,Sadie, Sadie, Lovely Lady –  Oprah Adopts New Pooch from PAWS Chicago Animal Shelter (Video)  Leona Helmsley – On Point discusses effects pets on have people,  Billy Collins United States Poet Laureate(2001-2003) and dog loverWatch Barbara Streisand sing to her dog Sammie in a live performance in Paris; Paul McCartney wrote Martha My Dear for his sheepdog Martha watch video of Paul on his farm in Scotland with Martha, also Paul, Linda and Martha music video “Heart of the Country”

ROXIE’S TRAVEL SECTION –I can’t wait to tell you about my car trips too;  they were really exciting. I am really a very lucky dog!!!  Of course my parents are pretty lucky too!!!   When we go for a car trip – I really love it.  I sit on my mawm’s lap all the way.   We get to bond all over again.  You can also link to our holiday in Chautauqua from there and see all our videos
Roxie’s Travel Section includes many useful links and tips when you are traveling with your dog for example:
ROXIE AT PAWSWAY AND HARBOURFRONT CENTRE, TORONTO, ONTARIO(VIDEOS) – See Roxie at Harbourfront Centre, Roxie at Pawsway and Roxie taking an Agility Class.  Watch Roxie at the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Downtown Playday which was held at PawsWay  on Auguust 30, 2009.

ROXIE’S SLIDE SHOW – while viewing my mawm’s favourite pic’s of me you can also listen to the song “Roxie” from the musical “Chicago”.  P.S.  I was named after Roxie Hart

ROXIE’S MORNING SMILE This requires no explanation.  Why don’t you start off the day right?  Dog Fetches Beer from Refrigerator, See Dogs Catch Bus To Go Swimming, Roxie, Duck and Friends, skatboarding dog, talking dog etc