Sugar Dog Stories – Popcorn, our Spanish Ambassador

Vivian & her Sugar Dog Popcorn "Thank you!"

Vivian & her Sugar Dog Popcorn
“Thank you!”

Please welcome our most official Spanish Ambassador Vivian.  A native Spanish and English speaker, she’s a world traveler with her Sugar Dog.

In the past, Vivian traveled from Tampa to Puerto Rico with her family and her Sugar Dog, POPCORN.  They’ve also gone to the Rocky Mountains, New York City and lots of places in between.  This is a Sugar Dog Rock Star, if you get a chance to see him in action, do it! 

Popcorn is our Spanish Ambassador Sugar Dog.  He and Vivian work together in Spanish and English.  And most exciting of all, Vivian has offered to assist our Spanish language clients.  Sugar Dogs International officially named Vivian as our Spanish Ambassador on World Animal Day 2013 at The Palm.

If you would like more information, please e-mail:  vcalabria1@gmail.com

Vivian's Sugar Dog POPCORN and a squirrel

Vivian’s Sugar Dog POPCORN and a squirrel

Popcorn has two squirrels that visit with him through the glass door.

Popcorn at Copper Bell Cafe, an ADA Fund Raiser

Popcorn at Copper Bell Cafe, an ADA Fund Raiser

Vivian and her Sugar Dog POPCORN joined Paula and her Sugar Dogs PEACHES and SUGAR BOY at an American Diabetes Association fund raiser at the Copper Bell Cafe in Riverview, FL in August 2013.  (Yes that’s Paula’s fractured foot you see above SB’s head.)

POPCORN was the biggest hit with the children, ladies and gentlemen.

Vivian's Sugar Dog POPCORN in asana commonly called "downward dog"

Vivian’s Sugar Dog POPCORN in asana modified downward dog

This reminds Paula of the chair yoga pose known as the Eight Limbs Pose.  Asthanga Namaskar.

Vivian and Popcorn are well-known at the USF Diabetes Center.  Our brochures are available in the Education Center at University of South Florida, 13330 USF Laurel Dr., Tampa, FL 33612.  www.usfdiabetescenter.org

Vivian suggests:

People With T1D 25+ Years
Contact: Marisela Castillo (please rsvp)
Meets the first Thursday of every month (6:30 – 7:30 PM) on the 5th Floor of the USF Diabetes Center

Vivian’s Sugar Dog Popcorn was trained by Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., CDBC, PDBC, Courteous Canine, Inc., 3414 Melissa Country Way, Lutz, FL 33559.

 www.CourteousCanine.com

www.DogSmith.com

www.DogNosticsELearning.com

Check out Angelica’s My Dog Has Issues, used with permission, under the Articles tab on this website.

Vivian’s Sugar Dog POPCORN has had lots of obedience training.  See below:

Popcorn's Puppy Kindergarden Certificate

Popcorn’s Puppy Kindergarden Certificate

Popcorn's Star Puppy Certificate

Popcorn’s Star Puppy Certificate

Popcorn's Basic Manners Certificate

Popcorn’s Basic Manners Certificate

Popcorn's Basic Manners Certificate II

Popcorn’s Basic Manners Certificate II

Popcorn's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate

Popcorn’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate

It takes consistently working with the Sugar Dog candidate to earn the CGC certificate.  As you can tell, Vivian and her Sugar Dog POPCORN take their training seriously and WOW!  It’s truly paid off!  POPCORN is definitely a Sugar Dog Rock Star.  He’s a life saver.

Vivian telling POPCORN "Thank you for your good, hard work."

Vivian telling POPCORN “Thank you for your good, hard work.”

 

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