Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bodie still improving...

Bodie now listed in "fair" condition

The Sacramento Canine Police Association is accepting donations to assist with the medical expenses for Police Officer Bodie, who was injured in the line of fire last week.  Bodie is a police canine officer assigned to the Sacramento police department.

TO HELP WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES, you can dontate by clicking on the "Donate" tab on our home page or mail checks to Sacramento Police Canine Assoc. at 550 Bercut Dr, Sacramento, CA 95811

From the local paper...

Bodie was able to get out into the sunshine for a brief period of time on Sunday. With the support of his handler, who has not left his side, the dog is rallying.  Bodie’s medical expenses may run between $20,000 and $25,000. Offers to help with the K9’s medical expenses are coming in from the community, as are offers to purchase a new K9 for the department. A trained dog, K9 Echo, was purchased for the Sacramento Police Department by the Rotary Club of East Sacramento for $10,000 earlier this year.In a statement released on Facebook on May 23, Van Dusen said, “I want to thank everyone for all the support and well wishes for Bodie!!! I’ve spent every day and night with him on his bed since Friday and the improvement I’ve seen him make is amazing!! Tonight when I walked in out kennel he wagged his tail non stop and jumped up on me to put his paws on my shoulder and lick my face! That’s a long way from driving him to the vet with lights and sirens and begging him to hold on. He truly saved my life in that back yard that day and I can’t thank him enough! Please keep Bodie in your thoughts for a speedy recovery. We’re looking forward to being out there catching bad guys soon!!”

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Police dog critical but stable...

"Bodie" the Sacramento CA police dog injured in the line of duty is in critical but stable condition.  He has received two blood transfusions to replace the blood lost from being shot in the head and foot.  Vets say he should make a full recovery.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Police dog injured in line of duty...

A man in his 30s from Chico who opened fire on a police dog in the Land Park area -- hitting the animal in the face and the paw -- was shot to death by Sacramento police, officers said Friday.  The shooting prompted the lock-down of one nearby school.  Kindergarten classes at Crocker/Riverside Elementary School were canceled and parents began to pick up their children around noon.  The incident began with the pursuit of a stolen vehicle that led to the shooting of Bodie the K-9, police said. The driver nearly hit children, police said.  Bodie is expected to make a full recovery, officers said. About 12:30 p.m., KCRA 3 learned he will undergo a second surgery due to complications with bleeding.  A female suspect from Chico was also apprehended by police.

Read more:

Red dogs and Romney...

(From ABC News Online)
That infamous and seemingly immortal tale of Mitt Romney crating his dog on the roof of his car during a 12-hour road trip has already weaseled its way into the narrative of the 2012 campaign and is now splashing its way onto America’s bookshelves.
The Romney family’s now-deceased Irish setter Seamus’ story is being cemented in history in a 64-page satirical book, “Dog on the Roof,” set to be released June 19.
And while the story has already incited pet lovers, pestered the presidential candidate and punctuated attack ads, a national book tour devoted solely to propagating the decades-old event will likely reinvigorate the Seamus saga, which Romney has tried to put to sleep.
“Now for the first time, here is the completely true—and only mildly embellished— shaggy-dog story of Seamus Romney,” reads the books description. “It is the inside (well . . . overhead) look at the Man Who Would Be President and the wild ride that’s sweeping—and bewildering—the nation.”
The authors, political satirists and frequent contributors to NPR’s “All Things Considered” Bruce Kluger and David Slavin, declined ABC’s request for comment.
The book is the latest edition to a growing grassroots advocacy movement using the Seamus story to point out Romney’s “overall appearance of meanness,” as Sean Crider, the founder of Dogs Against Romney, said.
“It’s a character illuminating anecdote about Romney for a lot of people,” Crider said. “A lot of people are just pure dog lovers and see what he did as being abusive; others see it as a little window about what kind of guy he is.”
Romney’s treatment of Seamus represents a “pattern” of “meanness” from Romney, he said, that is amplified by the recent controversy over his high school bullying and his comments that he “likes being able to fire people.
Crider, who is promoting the Dogs on the Roof book to the 55,000 Dogs Against Romney Facebook followers, said the book “makes Romney look silly.”
But while the book is humorous and satirical, he said it communicates a serious issue in a way that people who don’t follow politics can relate to.
“Politics is hard for most people, including me, to keep their head around,” Crider said. “Big discussions about universal health care and the debt issues and all these things are really big and complex for busy people to really be able to wrap their heads around.”
“This thing about Seamus cuts right through all that,” he said.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012


Dexter says hello!

Dexter is part of the Lance Carver & Lauren Hensley family.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Turns out that removing dewclaws might not be such a great idea...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012