Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Jilli Dog and Rick Caran Newsletter!

Hey All!

I hope that this letter finds you all well and happy!

So far 2007 has been busy, fun and very exciting! Never a dull moment! Jilli is learning some new tricks! She does a few magic tricks, and she plays basketball, very enthusiastically! Yes, you can teach old dawgs (8 yrs old), especially if you maintain fun type training sessions "5 Minutes A Day", where 'learning' becomes a fun, regular part of life...

Here are some of the highlights, and many pics of these events are posted on Jill's site www.JilliDog.com in the 'Public Appearances' link...

*We were thrillled to be contacted by Yorky Club International, based in Italy, and to be interviewed by Henny Lidal from Norway for their very sharp magazine! www.YorkyClub.com . It's a super club for Yorky owners and lovers, and the bi-annual magazine ran a terrific 3 page spread of Jilli! The mag cover and article are viewable in the above attachments. Yorkie lovers might like to join!

*This is cool! Jilli Dog and I were invited to perform and be guests at the "Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue" Ball, on the Oct 4th, 5th and 6th weekend in Nashville Tenn! These are great people from all over the country, who are doing a wonderful service! Yorkie lovers are welcome! Check it out! www.YorkieRescue.com There are also some very interesting subjects in the site, such as dealing with 'Collapsing Tracea', a problem for many small breed dogs...

*Look for Jilli in a "Target Store" commercial, soon to be on TV! She ends the spot in a face to face pose with a beautiful Weimeraner, about 15x bigger than she...

* Well, Jilli has gone international in print in the above magazine, and she is ALSO an international TV Star!!! lol! In Feb we went to San Francisco, where we shot a spot for the Australian TV show "The great Outdoors"... A great group of folks, and lots of fun! Video will be posted when it airs in Au... This was part of the SF Yorkie Meetup...

*We met up with our great Yorkie Lovin Friends of the San Francisco Yorkie Meetup, who have been internet pals for years! Lucy Wu, Wendy Gregoire and John Friedberg are great organizers and people, and so were the over 120 other members that were there! Check this club out if you are a Yorkie Lover...

*We also finally met up with a great pal and dog trainer Lana Anderson, of 'Busy Bee Dogs' and her husband Herb... Lana has been so supportive, inspirational and informative for I guess 5 years. She has a great Dog and Pony Show, that performs at sports events, parties, TV all around the country. She and Herb were wonderful hosts to my son Jamie, Jilli and me! We entertained each other with mini dog shows! (busdrivers holiday!-) Great act www.BusyBeeDogs.com

*The best part was I got to spend a week with Jamie, with me so proudly seeing him operate his recording studio and recording label www.Freemeasure.com , teaching a kid band, and playing the beautiful music that I miss so much around the house when he and his brother Kevin supplied around the home, way back when... And it was fun for him to see 1st hand what his little canine sister is doing! He called Jilli a 'Rock Star' after seeing her get the reception she did, all 5 lbs of her!

*NEXT scheduled public event! We are doing an encore performance at a very cool 'Walk-a-thon' for the 'Little Shelter' at the Smith Haven Mall in Smithtown. April 22, 2007, 9am-11am... Great cause and really nice people! Check it out! www.LittleShelter.com

Again, thanks so much to so many of you for the support, nice emails, referrals and friendship! This little pup still gives me and most who see her a real kick! I'm beginning to organize a book and DVD about her, and Jamie is producing my song "5 Minutes A Day" for it... About Jilli, about training, about the Joy and Love capable between human and canine... If you have any publishing connections, lemme know!

Best regards and be healthy and happy, Rick n Jilli Dog

Rick Caran

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across "Jilli Dog" on youtube when I was looking at pet videos. What a cute little dog! She's absolutly adorable and very smart, too! How long has it taken Jilli to learn these things? My own dog is rather....stubborn to say the least so our training is going rather slow. Hopefully with time Jilli can oin us in a game of poker! =) Have a great day Jilli and Rick!

Anonymous said...

Jilli lets play some heads up high stakes no limit texas hold 'em. we'll say buy in amount 10 dog treats with a 5 treat rebuy?

Worldwide said...

Worldwide Fido loves Jilli Dog. She would be a huge hit on our site, check out www.worldwidefido.com and put up a few videos!

alice said...

this is totaly out of the blue, but i figured there's only one way to start! i myself have a little 5 lb. monster, and i would like VERY much to train her as a therapy dog. i worked for an organization previously that provided pet therapy to mentaly disabled adults, and was always amazed at the results. do you have any tips for someone just starting out on this path? can you reccomend any trainers? (i'm on long island too.)

thank you!

Timid said...

Jilli Dog is great!!! Uhm please contact me at datimidone@yahoo.com! uhm wow is all i can say!

kyle said...

I love jilli dog she is the best she can do like any thing! I saw this video on you tube whin I was looking for dogs to show my mom and dad and I found Jilli Dog!!!

Anonymous said...

you are the best dog in the world
jilli.....

Anonymous said...

I also stumbled across Jilli Dog on youtube. She is so cute! I love her. I have been looking for a yorkie. I have wanted one for so long. I was wondering what breeder you got her from? Thanks. My e-mail is greenstar3377@aim.com. Have a great day. I hope you both do well.

Mariola Rumlova and Doda z Megary said...

Hi Jilli! My name is Mariola, I live in Poland and I'm 12. I think, you're great dog! I've got Yorkshire terrier, girl. Her name is Doda and she's 4, but she can't a lot of tricks. If you want look at Doda's photos, go to my website: www.yorkies-love.blog.onet.pl . I think your videos are cool! I hope see you! Bye, bye!

Mariola Rumlova and Doda z Megary said...

P.S. If you want contact me, please write at mdodzia@o2.pl