Look at this precious little guy. He is such a good sport. He is on a train on his way home from NY. He’s napping quietly recharging for the pink Piglet Storm he will bestow on is when we get home. . . . #pinkpigletpuppy#cutestever#preciouspuppy#cantgetenough#nappy#dogstroller#trainride#cutenessoverload#rescuedog#chiweenie#pinkdog#deafdogsofinstagram#blinddogsofinstagram#specialdogs
Piglet will do anything for a good treat. Today we visited the Petco in Union Square where he got lots of treats at Just Food For Dogs. Thanks to Oscar and his team for an amazing tour and goodies to go home with! . . . #pinkpigletpuppy#foodmotivated#dogfood#nyc#specialneedsdog#ilovemydog
Takin’ It Back Tuesday to an original dog group fave. This video has made the rounds on @thedodoand other viral videos. It’s one of the first videos I recorded of Piglet maintaining his long sit stay while the other dogs brushed past him. Sit or down stay is an important “trick” for dogs as it is useful in many situations. In addition to the safety and practical value, it gives the dog an opportunity to practice self control. And in our case, it makes it possible to take countless pictures and videos of Piglet alone and with his dog group friends! We hope everyone has a happy Tuesday! . . . #pinkpigletpuppy#dogtraining#sitstay#animalsoninstagram#dogfeatures#dogsdoingthings#cutestdogs#rescuedogs#dogpack#dogsofinstagram#dog_features#dailydog#rescuedismyfavoritebreed#petinsider
We have very exciting news in Pink Piglet Mindset Land! As most know, we have been working with an extraordinary 3rd grade teacher in Massachusetts for the last two years. She created the Piglet Mindset for her students to engage in the growth mindset approach to learning. The first year was new and exciting for us to watch our tiny pink dog Piglet have a major impact in the classroom. Piglet is a perfect growth mindset model as he faces his challenges with a positive attitude, is an inspiring character, has a great sense of humor, and is also as cute as can be! Fast forward two years. We now have 4 educational PDFs that can be used as the base for teaching Piglet (Growth) Mindset to children. These PDFs are being used in a number of classrooms around the US and Canada. And now, just in time for the beginning of this school year, drum roll, we have posted Piglet Mindset Lesson Plans on Piglet’s website. These lesson plans incorporate our PDFs into the introduction of the 5 stances of growth mindset. There are links to growth mindset resources and activities as well as suggestions for Piglet based activities. We are happy to collaborate and support teachers and parents who use our educational materials. We love to see our little pink puppy make a difference for children. Please visit Piglet’s website, pinkpigletpuppy.org. Piglet Mindset materials are on the last page. Email me with questions and to let me know how you are using our Piglet Mindset materials with your students. We will send a personalized video greeting to classes that are actively learning about Piglet. And we have other surprises as well. Enjoy the cuteness in this video. Obviously I was more enthusiastic about the topic than the dogs were. They were falling asleep! . . . #pinkpigletpuppy#pigletmindset#growthmindset#growthnindset🌱#growthmindsetclassroom#growthmindsetforkids#inspiringdog#overcomingchallenges
It’s late but it’s still Piglet’s Service Dog Sunday. This is Edie. She was a seeing eye dog who I took care of in my vet practice for many years. Early on, my husband and I promised Edie’s mom that we would adopt Edie when she was ready to retire from her service dog role. Years later, the time came for Edie to come live with our family. Our children were young and we had two other dogs- Wendy and Lucy. The transition was difficult at first bc Edie had severe separation anxiety. She was used to living with one person so she attached herself to me. Even when I left her home with our kids and babysitter she paced for hours. Over a few months, she finally made herself at home. Initially Edie was so used to leading that she had to be the first one out the door, stopped me at curbs, and walked me around obstacles. She was a very well trained, skilled guide dog. She understood her job and she seemed to enjoy it. After a while she realized that it was her time to relax and be a dog. She bonded with our other dogs, came with us to vet house calls, and became an exceptional demo dog for my veterinary classroom visits. Before bringing Edie home I knew about seeing eye dog retirement. I couldn’t understand how their person could let them go to another home. But from the moment I brought Edie to my car to begin her retirement I understood. Service dogs are working dogs. They are loved and many have canine companions, go to dog parks, hike in the woods, and go on vacation. But others don’t. They are hard working 24/7. Giving our Edie a home for her last 5 years made me realize how important it is for service dog organizations to have formal programs that arrange for the dogs to truly retire, relax, and enjoy the last phase of their lives. Here are a few pictures of our beautiful black lab Edie. She was one of the most good natured dogs I have ever met. She loved everyone and thumped the floor with her tail which earned her the nickname Thumper. Fun fact- Edie originally came from The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ- At the age of 14 she was still able to go up and down stairs and jump in and out of the car. She was an old lab with no arthritis! We loved her very much!
I have to admit that this is not the most exciting Piglet video but it is has consistent pink cuteness that will captivate Piglet’s diehard groupies. Hopefully the music will keep your attention to the sweet ending.
No need to go to the movies tonight! We’ve got adorable butt wiggles, spinning tails, adorable puppies, shirt dives, romance, and we have Piglet’s BFF girlfriend Monica. All in one video special for Piggy’s friends.
It’s Piglet’s Special Needs Saturday! Today our featured guest is tiny Margarita, a blind chihuahua with a cleft lip. We met her and her parents at PetCon NY last November. From her mom: “Margarita was born on August 12, 2018 with a cleft lip. She was unable to nurse so we were contacted to see if we could help. At only 22 hours old, we picked her up and immediately had her evaluated by 2 vets. Both vets said she probably wouldn't make it through the night. We didn’t want to give up on her so we started syringe feeding her formula. We made an arrangement with The Mia Foundation to keep Margarita as a long term foster. As the weeks passed we discovered that she was blind along with having a cleft lip. Margarita went from being 4oz when we picked her up to almost 2lbs at 9 weeks old. After raising her for 9 weeks, we decided to adopt her from The @themiafoundation. Margarita’s cleft lip doesn’t need to be fixed because now it’s just cosmetic. She eats and drinks like any normal dog. She loves to play with her fur siblings and bully sticks are her favorite treat. She surprises us everyday with the way she gets around the house without bumping into things. She also follows her big brother Tito around. He is like her seeing eye dog. They are best friends. Margarita is so special to us. She was named after Wilson’s (her dad’s) grandma who passed away the year before Margarita was born. She brings so much joy to everyone she meets.” Margaritas parents hope that she will be an example for people with similar disabilities. They want others to know that even though they may have a disability, they're still beautiful and that they'll do great in life like just like Margarita. Margarita is an advocate for pets and people with disabilities. We hope all of Piggy’s friends will head over to @margaritathecleftieto follow her adventures. And we hope that all of Margarita’s and Piglet’s friend will consider a special needs pet the next time you’re ready to adopt. . . . #pinkpigletpuppy#cleftlip#specialneedsdog#dogswithdisabilities
Sentimental Saturday Yesterday I spent most of my day working on Piglet Mindset Lesson Plans and our newly launched Piglet Mindset T-shirt Fundraiser. Both are very emotional topics when I sit down and reflect on how far we’ve come in the past 2 years. When making the decision to adopt Piglet I knew I had a responsibility to give him a meaningful productive life. I started his Facebook page, publicized his story, and started fundraising. Our first “Piglet Merch” were a hot pink phone case wallet and an oval car magnet. We raised over $1200 each. All profits were donated to Piglet’s rescuers and other special needs dog rescues. Then came our first Piglet t-shirt fundraiser. It took weeks to perfect the design. Piglet’s eyes are very difficult to duplicate without making him look bonky. The designers at @bonfirepatiently perfected the design. Our first t-shirt campaign raised over $2500. Since then we have sold countless Piglet stickers, magnets, buttons, and other Piglet Merchandise. We have had quite a few t-shirt sales with 5 different design. I’m very happy to report that we have raised over $23,000 which has been donated to about 20 different rescues and other nonprofit organizations. Yesterday we launched our latest Piglet Mindset t-shirt fundraiser. As of this morning we have sold 48 shirts raising over $700. I started with a sales goal of 100 shirts. But truthfully, my goal is 250. Why should Piglet’s friends and followers have one of his shirts? The fundraising aspect is obvious. But wearing a Piglet shirt provides a unique opportunity to spread the word about our sweet little Piglet, the deaf blind pink puppy. From my own personal experience I can assure you that our shirts demand attention and questions wherever I go. I carry Piglet’s business cards to give to those who stop me with questions. I give them a brief summary of who the adorable pink puppy is. To raise awareness I send them to his Instagram, Facebook, YouTube channel, and website. The link to our current Piglet T-shirt Fundraiser is in Piglet’s profile. All profits will support special needs rescuers and teachers who are using our Piglet Mindset Lesson Plans for their students.
They are here!! Our brand newly designed Piglet Mindset fundraiser t-shirt! Order yours today! This fundraiser will benefit special needs dog rescues as well as provide Piglet stickers and support for teachers who have chosen to use our Piglet Mindset Outreach materials with their students. T-shirt sale link is in Piglet’s bio and story. Sale runs to Sept 2! . . #pinkpigletpuppy#fundraiser#tshirtsale#pigletmindset#growthmindset#growthmindsetclassroom#animaladvocate#specialneedsdogrescue#rescuedog
Happy Friendship Friday! For all those Monica fans, here’s a peak into the very first moments when Piglet met Monica. He couldn’t see her and he certainly couldn’t hear her singing to him, but his sense of love was in perfect working order. Happy Friendship Friday to Piggy and his BFF girlfriend Monica.💕 . . . #pinkpigletpuppy#friendshipfriday#bestfriends#puppylove#flashbackfriday#senseoflove#loveatfirstsight#deafdog#blinddog#deafblind#doubledapple#dogfeatures#dogsofinstagram#mydogist#dogistcollective