During the past 20 years, Canine Assistants has visited thousands of schools to help kids understand disabilities. Soon our education teams may be accompanied by a spokesdog with a disability, "Pirelli", a golden retriever born without a paw.
Pirelli is currently on the waiting list for a new procedure which will replace his missing paw with a permanent prosthetic foot.
Assistants is introducing "Fund-A-Foot"; a fundraising drive to pay for Pirelli's surgery and after-care. This special fund will go towards the cost of surgery (to be done at the vet school at NC State when Pirelli is 1 year old), travel, x-rays, CAT scans, exams and replacement treads for life. The prosthesis will be implanted in his leg bone so no padding or straps to secure the implant. It will be permanent with only an occasional retread "paw" when worn from walking. I am proud that Pirelli will be a special spokesdog to show kids that everyone can overcome. I love his name too!
If you want to help: http://www.canineassistants.org/fund-a-foot
We're almost finished with February for Canine Assistants at Vino100 in Alpharetta. This Saturday, the amazing rock climbing Blossom will be there as well as a few of her friends. 4:30-6:30 wine tasing. Only $10 and 1/2 comes to Canine Assistants. We had a great turnout last week and 6 great wines to sample.
What more do I need to add to a headline? At this Saturday's (2.11) wine tasting at VINO 100 in Alpharetta, Dove Chocolate will be making a special presentation. 4:30-6:30 131 S. Main St. Only $10 to sample the wine selections ($5 of which goes to support CA). And you get to pet the dogs.
Some time ago when my remodel was done, unbeknownest to anyone, one of the kitchen cabinet screws went into a wet plumbing vent pipe. The cabinet company has been great and going to fix everything. 3" vent pipe (one end to the roof the other into the concrete to drain to the sewer) and the guest bath does flow into it (with 2 sinks, toilet and shower). The plumber proposes to cut out the compromised pipe but not sure can slide/glue in a solid plastic pipe in the tight space. So
proposes a neoprene sleeve on one end. This will then be buried in the wall between the kitchen and garage and foam insulation sprayed in. I am a little concerned about the sleeve but I know they are common when connecting to some iron pipe with other metals or plastic. Is this a good idea? Better ideas? I have been assured not a code issue.
If you are in the area, February is Canine Assistants month at VINO 100 in downtown Alpharetta . Every Saturday from 4:30 - 6:30 come in to sample some great wines and support Canine Assistants. Hope to meet some of our Hometalk members in the area and we'll have some dogs to meet too.
The old bath was "white" cabinetry and outdated 1995 style. We loved the house because of the lake view and its location, so we ended up moving the laundry room from downstairs to the
upper level, expanding the master bath, taking over an adjacent bedroom for a master closet (and to provide a little extra room and comfort in the guest bath). The laundry room is now near the master bath (no photos). Here are some photos of the project. Our home was part of the 1st NARIAtlanta Tour of Homes.