Mr. Finis Mitchell
· "Mr. Mitchell and Doc"
Providing educational programs as Doc and I bicycle America. (Doc
bikes while I ride in the dog cart. What a life!) Topics include enjoying
nature while also caring for it & strengthening the human-animal bond.
OK, really I get to do tricks, howl, eat treats, swim, run, sleep, play ball,
frisbee, meet lots of dogs and get petted.
I am Registered
· Leave No Trace Trainer
· Delta Pet Partner Team
· Canine Good Citizen
· American Kennel Club
Public Service & Membership
· Ambassador for Leave No Trace, Center for Outdoor Ethics
· Ambassador for Delta Society as a Pet Partner Team
· Chasing & retrieving tennis balls, frisbee, swimming, dock diving,
running, backpacking, howlin', frisbee
· Family gatherings, playing in the snow, bike touring with Doc,
sleeping, playing with dogs & kids, whistling, did I mention frisbee?
I was no longer wanted. Yeah sure, I
chewed things up. And I dug holes. And
barked a lot. Heck, I was only 8 months
old! A friend of mine knew I needed a
new home & took me to see Doc.
Doc checked me out. My hips move in &
out of their sockets; you may have heard
of Hip Dysplasia. My eyes hurt so much -
remember I kinda did a lot of diggin' and
the dirt stuck in my eyelids. I had severe
conjunctivitis due to ectropion (baggy
and excess eyelid skin). Oh, & I also have
allergies to beef and wheat - causing ear
inflammation & ear pain.
I knew my sad eyes would make an
impression so I laid my head on Doc's
knee and looked up. Gotcha!!! I had a
new home. After eyelid tucks (no botox
yet), swimming to build up muscles
around my hips, exercises on a therapy
ball and a special hypoallergenic diet I'm
feeling much better. I also settled down
after a few weeks of hard exercise & the
encouragement to use my senses and my
mind. I don't even chew things up any
Doc loves to backpack in the Wind River
Range. I was named after the
mountaineer Finis Mitchell who explored
the mountains of "the Winds" in Wyoming.
This was me
- hee hee hee-
Dirt Diggin' Dog
|Check out my new look
I'm a few years older
and a lot wiser. Treats and
lovin' and laughter and
FRISBEE and friends make
life a blast?!