I was out on location today and ran into a couple of old chums!
Those of you who remember these characters will be glad to hear that Manny and Heeler are enjoying perfect retirement life over at Leslie's "Paws For Adventure" Kennel. I shot some video and will give you details in an upcoming series I am working on about dogs in retirement, but for now I can tell you that Manny -- The Manniac! -- continues all the antics which have made him a legend. While running in team on short "tourist" rides several times a day, Manny will respond on cue from Leslie to "Let 'em have it, Manny!" Everybody loves the guy and he is a star at the kennel.
Heeler -- Mr. Personality -- continues to apply his irresistible charm and has earned himself the dog house most front and center at the kennel. He is the first dog Leslie's customers meet, and he just loves all the attention. Leslie says that Heeler is very happy spending his retirement running in team on short tours several times a day. He is a hard worker as always, but prefers not to have the pressure of running in lead. Mostly, though, he's just perfect as dog ambassador. "If we had a mayor of the kennel," she says, "Heeler would have the job!"
I look forward to sharing lots more about these two old chums very soon!