Patrons at the Epworth branch of the Dubuque County Library enjoyed learning about the Paws With A Cause assistance dog program and watching Opal perform some of her service dog tasks!
_Opal was in her element again as a demo dog for Paws With a Cause when she and Cindy teamed up to teach students and teachers at Jefferson Middle School about the important role assistance dogs play in the lives of people with disabilities. About 150 students and teachers attended two presentations.
Cindy and Opal gave a presentation on Paws With a Cause assistance dogs at Hills & Dales on Thursday
Opal strutted her stuff again at the Hills & Dales Lifetime Center in Dubuque in a presentation about the wonderful service that Paws With A Cause provides to people with disabilities. Opal made up to some of the people in the audience and seemed to take a liking to one individual in particular who she stayed quietly beside for the greater part of the presentation.
Cindy and Opal gave a presentation about Paws With A Cause to about 80 members of the Dubuque Rotary Club on Tuesday
Someone in the crowd shouted, "Let the dog do it!" so Opal drew three names out of the weekly drawing basket at the November 8 Rotary Club meeting where she and Cindy gave a presentation on Paws With a Cause assistance dogs! The tickets Opal selected were to help raise scholarship money for area college-bound students. Club members said Opal set a precedent by being the first dog to ever select the winning tickets! (Photo courtesy Gary Olsen)
Opal demonstrated some of her service dog tasks for the Rotarians, including sock removal, one of her favorite jobs! (Photo courtesy Gary Olsen)
Cindy and Opal performed on Sunday afternoon, November 6 at the annual Wisconsin Dog Fair in Madison, Wisconsin as part of the 12-member (6 dogs, 6 humans) Badger Kennel Club Drill Team. Opal and some of the other dogs on the team demonstrated some of their tricks during intermission as other team members set up for the rally demonstration.