Hiya humans, my name is Sasha. I’m about 2 years old, and I’m a Lab/maybe-some-Boxer mix. I was found as a stray by KCK Animal Control back in March. I was real sick with somethin’ called Parvovirus, and another tummy bug, and heartworm infection, AND I was real skinny… so, I was a mess. I’m almost finished with my heartworm treatment, and I’ve gained almost 20 pounds since I first got here… so ya know our humans are takin’ real good care of me! I’m happy, too, ’cause I got moved to the back room in the kennel area… see our humans gotta have a place to fix our food, do laundry, and give us baths, and when this building was designed they put a run in the back room for a special dog. I know the doggy run back there is now called “Smiley’s Run” and it’s for special dogs like him and me who just need some extra TLC! I LOVE bein’ in the back room! I getta hang out with the humans who take care of us doggies and some of the humans who take care of the kitties, too! I have my own doggy bed that I can lay on and I have more room to move around. I love it when humans come back and visit me and I get so happy and excited to see them I use my paws a lot to get their attention, and to get them to play with me. I play bow a lot… but they don’t seem to get that move… silly humans! I getta just hang out in the back room… unless they have to bring another dog back to get a bath, then I have to go in my kennel ’cause I’m not a huge fan of other dogs, I prefer to have all the attention for myself. I’ll tell ya ’bout that the next time I blog… for now I got somethin’ else to tell ya ’bout: Dog-N-Jog.
I’ve heard our humans talkin’ bout this big event thingy called Dog-N-Jog (I’m gonna call it DNJ for the rest of my blog… too much to type out, lol). Anyways, DNJ is this Sunday, June 14 from 7-10:30 a.m. on the Country Club Plaza. There’s a 1 and 2 mile run and a 1 mile walk, an agility course, and lots of other fun stuff. If ya wanna learn more ’bout it and register online, go to www.hsgkc.org. I’ve heard it’s fun for humans and doggies, and it raises money for our humans to keep takin’ care of dogs like me who are real sick, and need lots of medical care to get better! I can’t go ’cause I’ve got ’bout 2 1/2 weeks left of “leash walk only” before I can run ’round. That’s ’cause of the heartworm treatment… see I can’t have my heart goin’ too fast or it’d be real bad for me… so I’m gonna supervise the humans who are gonna bathe the dogs who are goin’ to DNJ to make sure they look their best! Sometimes you humans need help from us dogs, too! I keep myself real clean, my kennel is clean, and when the doggy yard is really muddy, I’m always super careful to avoid the muddy spots when I go out for my morning walk! I think I heard our humans sayin’ that maybe 7-8 dogs from here are gonna go to DNJ and represent all of us dogs here at HSGKC! Whoever blogs tomorrow will fill ya in on who’s gonna go. If you’re goin’ to DNJ and ya have a Black dog like me, be aware of signs of overheating… see ’cause of our coats bein’ Black, we get hot lots faster than other colors of dogs! I know that may seem silly, but some humans don’t know that.
Well, that’s all I got for now… I’ll tell ya more ’bout me and the kinda forever home I’d like next time! Bye!