Certified through Therapy Dogs of Vermont, Sasha and Pat attended the Shelburne Museum Goes to the Dogs event every year to promote the work of TDV. In 2011, she took the grand prize, dressed as part of a Native American village with the help of two young friends.
Just weeks before being diagnosed with cancer, she participated in this year’s event, winning second place in the Olympic sport category.
On many occasions, Pat and Sasha would fulfill special requests to visit people in nursing and hospice homes. Last year, they made several trips to Vermont to visit a terminal patient who once had a shepard and wanted to see one for the final time.
Although Sasha always received quality care from Champlain Valley Veterinary Services, she developed an incurable blood vessel cancer. It took great strength and deep love for Pat to let her go.
TO THE EDITOR: On Oct. 13, to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the second-annual Human Pink Ribbon Event was held.
On behalf of the Clinton County Cancer Services Program and Think Pink Committee, we would like to thank all of those who attended and made the event a huge success. The weather was great, and the turnout was even better; a total of 260 individuals helped to form the Human Pink Ribbon.
We would like to thank CVPH Medical Center for allowing the event to take place there for the second year in a row, as well providing the hot cocoa and coffee.
We’d also like to thank the following businesses who donated either their time, refreshments or prizes to the event: Rambach’s Bakery, Chazy Orchards, CVPH Gift Shop, Texas Roadhouse, Good Guys Convenience Store, Applebee’s, Hannaford’s, Colour’s Salon, Michigan’s Plus, Sam’s Club, Zachary’s Pizza and Koffee Kat.