How to make luck bloom for the senior pooches in shelters? Flower Power for Senior Dogs is the annual campaign by The Grey Muzzle Organization. Through flower bulb purchases, dog lovers and gardeners can come together to generate funds to provide new beginnings for abandoned older dogs.
Daley was a super gardening helper—he was always the first to volunteer to taste the fruits and vegetables and if you needed a hole to be dug, well, he was your dog! Daley was also an excellent design consultant, offering his opinion (by way of sniffs) on what should go together when I potted flowers and succulents.
The Grey Muzzle Organization has partnered with author Harold Creel to help address a casualty of the economic downturn: old dogs that are being separated from their owners who can no longer afford their food and medical care.
This article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 53, Mar/Apr 2009, published as Old Dog Haven. It is an interview with Judith Piper of OldDog Haven, one of the organizations we support, with a quote from Grey Muzzle.