Friday, April 23, 2010


Hi my very special friends and family! Rosie here..a little bit about my background.  My dad was 'Sneakers', No Collie could compare to my special Dad..he was a Champion beyond champions in this word and beyond.  Everyone misses him and always will, he holds a place in so many hearts, I am proud and sad that I will never see his royal presence again in my life.
  My mom had the pleasure of meeting him with me and we were humbled by my dad's royal and larger than life presence.  Like Mufasa in the Lion King, Simba, (my Rosie will make his Dad proud), and carry on the legacy of gentleness, loyalty and friendship that makes collies what they are...thank you for your eyes, your ever present warmth and love.  Thank you Cheryl for your poem..I see Rosies Dad, Sneakers in everything she does, she looks like him, she has his loyalty.she does!!! The Collie will love you like no other..thank you Cheryl for this heartfelt poem.. 

The Soul of a Collie
The soul itself professes to be
seen thru the eye of a true Collie.
The liquid pools of pure delight,
the mischief shining thru so bright.
The saucy ears that seem to talk,
the tail that wags, expecting a walk.
The paw that pats as if to say...
"Let's go out, it's a beautiful day!"
the glistening coat, the tiny feet
the Collie expression that looks so sweet.
A lifted brow, that queried glance,
the gentle follower, without askance.
Protector of children, watcher of sheep,
brave without question, alert while asleep.
Quick of wit, and wiser yet,
willing companion for show or pet.
This and more shall profess to be,
The heart and soul of a true Collie.

Cheryl Ellis, 1990

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Thank you for contacting my Mom about pledges for our Sea walk with the Rotary Club of West Vancouver! I've noticed there is some confusion as to where to donate pledges to as there is no contact listed on the website. so Woof!! Hope this helps!

My Mom, (love her), has the pledge sheet for West Coast Assistance Teams, (thats me and my furry team mates!). You can send her a cheque at this address:

Leanne Bazinet
#3 - 13927 68th Avenue
Surrey, BC  V3W 2G9

Cheques are to be made payable to 'Rotary Club of West Vancouver' with a memo 'for West Coast Assistance Teams'
If you would like to pay us directly, you can do that too! 
We will record your pledge on our pledge sheet and after the event the Rotary Club returns all our pledges to West Coast Assistance Teams.   Please don't hesitate to call me at (604) 593-0514 with any questions, (I will let Mom answer the phone!), resting my paws!

Thank you just does not seem enough for helping! I promise to walk with my head and tail head high and make you proud! Mom will take pictures of the smiles, laughter and joy you create...sniff and woof.
Love you all,
More than ever,
'Who I am Makes A Difference'


Monday, April 19, 2010


I am so excited! Mom and I are going to walk the seawall in West Vancouver! I can hardly contain my paws!

Our first event with West Coast Assistance Teams this year will be so much fun and can make a world of difference to someone who needs a specially trained dog like me!  Mom and I will be doing the 5K walk with our beloved West Coast friends who change lives every day.  Check out the website, woof! to see what an exciting event this is!

All proceeds received from our pledges will go to West Coast Assistance Teams to train dogs to change lives! My Mom asked me to ask you to please help with a pledge for our walk! We want to give back to our West Coast Assistance Teams friends so that they can help people who truly need angels like me! Even a small amount can help a person out of the dark and give them the precious miracle of a service dog!  So many are in need and West Coast Assistance Teams gives of their heart and soul to help, they did for Mom and I. Mom is shedding a happy tear from her heart for the chance to be a part of this miracle. I shed a doggy tear too!

We need you to make a difference. You can contact Mom at or give her a call at 604-593-0514 with any questions.  I will wag my tail with every pledge and I know my tail will be wagging nonstop! Our pledge sheet is ready! All we need is you.

There will be pictures next blog of this event and I cannot wait to get walking to help disabled people have a whole world opened up to them with the assistance of a service dog! How far away this would have been for Mom if not for me. It would have been a dream to do the things she has done. Please pledge and make dreams happen.
"Who I am Makes a Difference"
Love Always,
Your furry friend,