Introducing Seņor Sanchez

As the newest pet blogger at Care2, I want to introduce you to Sanchez,  the seven year old Yellow Labrador who lives in my home and heart. Sanchez came to live with me when he was four months old and I was a volunteer puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Taking a break from working as a puppy in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind

Sanchez was “career changed” at 20 months of age. We took those words literally, as he since as had a multitude of careers. They include agility training with Sandy Rogers at ACE Dog Sports, Musical Canine Freestyle with Ruthanna Levy, greeting students at Lisa Spector’s Music School and acting in a play at Coastal Repertory Theater where he played Helen Keller‘s dog in The Miracle Worker. In his free time, he loves to run on the beach and hike the California coastal trails.

Happy Lab in Water

In typical Lab fashion, he also loves to give kisses, particularly when he’s paid well.

Sanchez giving kisses

When he’s not working or playing, he’s snoozing by my grand piano. He actually even taught himself a cue to go to his dog bed when I play the piano.

Snoozing to Through a Dog's Ear music

If Sanchez had a tag line (pun intended), it would be “It’s All About Me.” What is your dog’s tag line?
Image: It's All About Me

65 comments

KAROLY MOLINARI
KAROLY MOLINARI3 years ago

Lovely Sanchez and Gina !!!!!!

natalie n.
natalie n.3 years ago

such a happy and dedicated dog. he certainly lights up a room with his smiles!

Patricia G.
Patricia G.4 years ago

He's smiling in the water!!! So nice! I love all your articles! May the Universe bless you.

Bon L.
Bon L.5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Kay L.
KayL NOFORWARDS5 years ago

Re: "What is your dog’s tag line?" Uh... "Meow"?

Latonya W.
Latonya W.5 years ago

wonderful story:-)

Ana F.
Ana F.5 years ago

GRACIAS POR COMPARTIRLO. QUE MARAVILLOSOS PERRO

Lisa Spector
Lisa Spector5 years ago

Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my dog, Sanchez. I love the comment from Maryia S ~ "How can you not love him?" I agree, but I'm a little biased. One of the reasons I keep him so busy is that he was bred to be a working dog. In addition to lots of exercise, it's really crucial that I keep his mind stimulated. Even at age 7, he still very much has that working dog mentality. In general, dogs love mental and physical activity, same as humans really ;-) Stay tuned for more about Sanchez in coming blogs.

Susan S.
Susan S.5 years ago

Labs are wonderful dogs. Great story - so touching.

mariya s.
Mari S.5 years ago

Reading this and seeing the photos, i must admit -- i love him -- how can you not. He surely has a busy and hectic schedule -- i can just see him squeezing in as much nap time as possible -- after all, he has many responsibilities. Once again, i hug and adore him.