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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paws for a Cause Cruise

 Good morning,

Today's images are of a great group of people and dogs.  This is the 2012 Paws for a Cause Cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas.
 I asked these fine folks if I could take their pictures and they were most kind to allow me to do so.  Seeing the Black and Yellow Labs made me feel right at home!
At the end of the cruise the group gathered to receive a gift from Royal Caribbean and have a group picture taken.  The lady in the red shirt in the center is my friend Libby Child who coordinated this group and brought them on board.
The Guest Services Manager, left, is holding a bag of gifts for the dogs and their owners.  The Hotel Director is presenting the gifts.
Each dog and owner received a leash from the on board Britto store.

 Is this precious or what!
 After the gift presentation and the donning of the new leashes, the group moved to the front of the Britto store for a group photo.
 The captain joined the group for the photo shoot.

 The process of getting all of the dogs to look in the same direction was lots of fun.

 There was a great deal of tail wagging that showed...
 ...that these pups really love their work!

Paws With A Cause® trains Assistance Dogs nationally for people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support which encourages independence. PAWS® promotes awareness through education.  Click here to take a look at their web page.

What fun it was to have this group on board!

All the best,


Nedra said...

What a wonderful way to support a great cause. Love the picture of the dog with a leash in his mouth.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Truly, truly a great cause. I love reading and learning about these hardworking dogs!

Ricki Jill

TexWisGirl said...

what an awesome group of dogs! a wonderful cause...

Anonymous said...

What a WONDERFUL program!! That is really, really neat!! How nice to support Paws for Cause aboard ship!! wow! enjoyed all the doggie photos!! ...debbie

Deere Driver said...

Great article and video in the NY Times this past week. Google "Wonder Dog" and follow the trail.

Its great to have these working dogs for people.

Montanagirl said...

That's pretty cool! A great cause.

Sherry said...

How cute! I wonder what the dogs thought about being on a ship?

Wanda..... said...

Happy post, Lois!

Elaine said...

That had to be fun to have all those lovely dogs on board. They will become so important to the lucky people who get to team up with them.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Great serie from the Helperdogs!
We have such dogs in Switzerland too.

Olive Knitting said...

awwwwwww....I bet you loved having all those pups on board!