Thursday, December 20, 2012

   Lucky got some Merry Christmas letters and pictures from Ben Franklin 6th graders! Thank you!!

Lucky wearing her birthday tiara yesterday!

Doesn't Lucky look good in her Santa hat?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lucky celebrated her 7th birthday today and she wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Be safe over vacation and be good to each other!!

Lucky loves Christmas trees and Christmas books!

She's resting up for  her birthday treat!

Poor Santa needs some help from Lucky!

Lucky loves going up to doors to smell the pine wreaths! Red is her favorite color this month!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lucky is getting ready to go to school, her favorite place! Enjoy some of the great letters and pictures we got from 2nd graders in Mrs. Jancich's class at Joan Martin School! We read them all!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

  Here are some more pictures from our program at Central School:

Lucky poses by the Christmas tree
Lucky reads the word "operation" and shows her  belly!
Lucky is a good listener and so are the students!

The students got to pet Lucky after the program. She loved all those good hands!

   Lucky Plays and Teaches Her Life Lessons

    We send a big thank you to Mrs. Jan Cook and the great kindergarten students at Central School in Portage! We read our Lucky Lesson book, and the students all learned how to wait patiently with a "treat on their noses." They also gave me their full attention with "The Lucky Look!" 

Mrs. Cook played with Lucky before the students came in! Lucky sure has fun running in her library!  

Lucky loves her new tennis ball!     

Sunday, November 18, 2012

                                        Lucky Enjoys This Warm Weather!

    Lucky and I took a long walk over at Valparaiso University this weekend. She loved the yellow flowers and running into students who have to leave their pets at home. Last week, over 500 kids were able to pet Lucky with their "good hands" as we visited all three elementary schools in Lake Station!

Rolling in grass and down a hill is the best! Life doesn't get much better than this!

Friday, November 9, 2012


This is my colorful friend Heather who helped me start my Lucky blog! Lesson: If you don't know how to do something, you can always find someone to help! Bonus: You meet new and interesting people that way!
Libby is happy to be out and about!
And Portia strikes a cute pose!
 Heather's girls were such good listeners, just like Lucky!
                          Hamilton School Welcomes Us!

 Thank you Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Gordon for inviting us to your school. Your students were so well behaved, just like Lucky!

We put the Lucky:Handle with Care book up on the  big screen so all could see the pictures!

                                      Lucky Goes to Joan Martin!

             Lucky was excited to see lots of students! 

Lucky is ready to read the word "operation!" She has to roll onto her back and then tap the word with her paw! As we say, "If Lucky can do it, we can do it!"      

Sunday, November 4, 2012

                                                  Thank yous!

 We got many great thank you notes in the mail last week from our great 6th grade friends at Hobart Middle School!  THANK YOU! Lucky and I enjoyed looking at each and every one! Below are just a few:

We loved all these colors!
Lucky would enjoy that bone!
Lucky is the star of our programs!

This one said it all!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

                                              Lucky Visits Hobart Middle School!

 Lucky and I would like to thank Mrs. Laco and Mrs. Halstead for inviting us to HMS this week. The 6th graders were outstanding! It was a real pleasure to do our program for such well behaved students. I read Lucky: Handle with Care, and some of the students talked about their pets. When we take care of our pets, we are thinking of someone other than ourselves and that teaches us to be responsible and unselfish. We all have the power to use our hands for helping, not hurting others.  Lucky really believes everyone in the world has "good hands!"  Enjoy some pictures below. We welcome comments and questions!

Lucky shows her belly when I use a hand signal. She responds to four hand signals, including sitting and speaking.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

                                           Mrs. Erb's Class at Ridgeview!
    Lucky and I were so pleased to get wonderful letters from the students in Mrs. Erb's 3rd grade class at Ridgeview School in Hobart. The students had very nice things to say about Lucky's behavior and her new book, Lucky:Handle with Care: 

       "I think that your book was horribly great."
       "Thank you for teaching us The Lucky Quiet signal. Now everyone is using it. Kids really listen now, including me."
    " When I am mad, I pet my dog."
    " You are two of the most amazing people I have ever met!"

  Some students had questions for us:
 1) When is Lucky's birthday?  Answer: Lucky's birthday is December 19 so she was almost a Christmas puppy.


 2) What is Lucky going to be for Halloween? Answer: I think she will be wearing a cute Halloween headband. That way, everyone will finally know she's a girl!
 3)  How did we teach Lucky to leave the treat on her nose?  Answer: We started by teaching her the word "no" and then we placed the treat closer and closer to her until she learned to leave it alone. Lastly, we were able to put treats on her nose and paws.
 4) Do I ever get mad at Lucky?  Answer: Lucky is not perfect. I have never met a perfect person or dog, have you? So when she does something wrong, we show her we are not happy with her behavior by using our words and a firm tone of voice. We never yell at her or hit her. Pets are very sensitive, and we don't want her to ever be afraid of us.  We always love Lucky no matter what she does and we tell her so.
  5) What schools do we go to do programs? Answer: We go to many schools in Hobart and Indiana,  including some middle schools and preschools. Lucky even does her programs for adults who enjoy seeing her "good behaviors." No one is too old or too young to learn from Lucky!

 Many of the students said they will only be using their hands for doing good things now. Wouldn't the world be a wonderful place if each of us took responsibility for our own hands and we only did GOOD things? Lucky is very proud to know YOU!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

                                      Lucky Visits Liberty!

This week we were at Liberty School in Hobart to read our new book, Lucky: Handle with Care! Thank you to Mrs. Misecko, Mrs. Zager and all of the Liberty teachers who allowed us to come and see their students! We saw lots of  "good hands" in the crowd! We all agreed the world would be a great place if we all took responsibility for only doing good things with our hands. We can show others we care with our words, touch, actions, time, and with small thoughtful gifts.

Lucky waits with a treat on her nose! She waited even when she couldn't see me, and the kids were all telling her she could eat her treat!