Healthy Milestone with Harvey’s Help

November 15, 2013

I was fortunate enough to qualify for my first adoption from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary back in the late summer of 2012.  We saw this beautiful puppy and I knew he belonged in our family.  This was a first for us because our other dogs are all Dachshunds.  Their 12-13 pounds don’t even compete with this 75 pound monster.

I knew I needed a dog that would require more activity.  Harvey would be my training partner.  I have to say, I haven’t been the best workout buddy from the start.  Unfortunately, I have had a few injuries, but we are now back in the saddle.  We walked our first 5k this year in the Harmons Fun Run.  Harvey wanted to run like the others, but that will have to wait till next year . . . another first.

With the fun run, we had the opportunity to select our charity of choice.  Each participant got to vote for one of three local charities and the winning votes went to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.  We were pleased to be able to present them with $550 raised by the event. What a way to give back to the foundation that gave me one of my best friends only a year prior.  I was honored!

Other first’s we hope to have soon will be to compete in agility, rally’s and obedience courses.  There has been a lot of time and training to get us to where we are today.  We still have a lot of growing to do, but with better choices, I believe we will get there.

Here’s too many more firsts for 2014!  Watch out for this crazy duo.

~Karen, Harmons Pricing Director

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