As promised, here are some great pics of our 'canine readers'- including the self-named 'Glue Squad,' a great crew of regulars who 'meet' here in the comments section each day. They are loyal friends to each other and to us at the DW- always offering lots of pooch-loving support and encouragement to their fellow readers.
1 Dudley Do Right asks, "Hey Glue Squad buddies, wanna ride shotgun in my Ranger pickup?"
2 Rebel sent this glamour shot of Maddox!
"Is this too posed? Did you want a candid sort of thing? Me just lounging fireside or something more action oriented?"
3 Basil- The fifth 4 legged pooch parented by The Wallaces over their 35 years of marriage. Basil and his humans give a big shout out for the support they've gotten from the GSquad and DWag crew.
4 Basil's late companion and best buddy Tasha, at home in Colorado. She was adopted from a local shelter and lived a full happy life with Basil, her other pooch siblings and the Wallace humans, until she passed from Cancer last year :(
5 Loyal DW reader Susan sent this shot of her husband and his best bud Boomer.
6 Minnow says, "I know! I know! Send the one of me winking at the G Squad...that's what i'd do if I met them dog to dog, dog to person, dog to ... well you get my drift..."
7 Francesca is a canine of few words but she periodically remarks on her affinity for her fellow waggers and the squad.
8 Sharkey waxed poetic about times shared with her cyber family. She remarked that perhaps this internet thing was of some use and would really take off some day.
9 Proud mom and DW regular Alex sent this photo 'F & S stand-in models,' Winnie and Fala with their security guard Johnny Goliath.
10 Ann, mom of Daily Wag regular Zoe, snapped this shot of Zoe engaged in some poolside "gardening."
11 Zoe's sister Precious can't quit understand what all the DW fuss is about but she remains supportive of Ann and Zoe for their loyalty to the squad.
12 T-Bone, another Zoe sibling, is anxious to get this photo session over with as he can smell the peanut butter hidden in the red toy that his stylist chose to accessorize the shot.
13 The fair complexioned Sophie rounds out Zoe's sibling set. Pictured here reclining with her dark haired and more sultry sister, Precious.
14 When asked what he wished to say to the Glue Squad, GK found himself a bit verklempt and full of emotions...
15 Maddox, father of GK, sends a regal shout out to his loyal friends on the squad.
16 Sophia is the happy little fur-child of Marilyn B. who describes herself as, "certified dog lover of pugs."
17 And here is Sophia, lady of leisure, out for a round of golf on a warm Texas afternoon.
18 Delia with Senta in '56. Tabu joined Delia following her husband's departure to serve in Viet Nam. Fifi came to Delia in '76. Pepper was a barn cat that Delia had spayed and then took into her care.
19 In 1970 Delia found Pippa in a field all caught up in weeds. She cared for her until Pippa passed in 1982.
20 Kitty came to delia in 2008 and remains her devoted companion and Glue Squad member today. Arabian Stallion, Ibn was a foal when Delia got him in '79. He was loyal and had the personality of a lap dog. He lived to the age of 29.
21 Little Noella arrived on Christmas of '85, hence her name. Oreo, a barn cat adopted by Delia, joined the crew around that same time. Playmates Oreo and Noella showed many a sceptic that felines and canines can in fact be the best of buds.
22 When helping me to choose photos of some of her siblings, Minnow, not so subtly, chose only shots that also featured her little mug... coincidence? I think not. Here she is snuggling with big sister Luna.
23 Big Suprise....Here is the one Minnow felt best represented her feline brother Max. You see the pattern I'm talking about yes?
24 When Minnow went out to relieve herself, I managed to snap this one of her sister Luna. Sneaky mom!
25 The legendary Miss Pickles is surely watching over the Glue Squad and sending good vibes to loyal DWaggers.
26 Minnow tushy-to-tushy with sister and BFF, Luna.
27 "Psst...hey waggers...my mom took a break so I snuck in this snap for your viewing pleasure. Thought you should know I moonlight on the occasional security gig. If any of you ever need some back up- just ring me up. I can also bounce no-gooders at velvet rope events.... here comes mom...gotta fly"
28 Portraits of Daily Wag authors F & S- and regularly featured pooches Minnow and Pickles- painted by our very own Delia P.!
29 "Psst...It's me Minnow again... managed to sneek another one in for you guys...you like?"
The photos pretty much say it all, but I thought I'd share some sentiments sent from two Glue Squad member to all of you! Lynn's and Karen's heartfelt words illustrate how the human-animal bond can foster a bond between fellow humans as well.
Hello Dr. Pia,
I am Maddox, handsome father of GK.
After I retired from the show circuit, I started commenting on a regular basis on The Daily Wag. I got to be friends with and to care deeply for the regulars. I noticed how we all supported one another regarding health issues, behavior or when one of us did something very good too.
I came up with The Glue Squad name. I said that no matter what, we stick together like glue. We are there for the other members for the good and the bad. I hope that there will be Glue Squad Chapters that spring up all over the country. It doesn't cost a dime to truly care about and support one another and it makes you feel all warm inside and as Martha would say, "that is a good thing". Hehehehehe
Love you to pieces,
Hello Dr. Pia,
Thank you so very much for your devotion to animal adoption. In my entire life so far, they was only a period of about 8 months between dogs that I have ever not had a companion. Basil is the first small dog I have ever been around and he warmed into our hearts right away. In 35 years of marriage Basil is our 5th companion of the 4 legged nature.
Since Basil and I have joined the Daily Wag conversations on the blog, we have had many, many smiles and laughs. We learn a lot, and share a lot, and feel although we have never met, all the Glue Squad and you Dr. Pia, help us through each day. We are very lucky and fortunate to be a part of this group. Thanks to Martha and her staff and to you. The photo of Tasha (Basil's late best buddy) is doing what she loved most, fetching. She was a Black Lab Mix, adopted from a nearby shelter. Basil is a Tiger, Brindle French Bulldog.
Basil has survived many health issues with the help of an excellent doctor, but I believe his buddies on The Daily Wag, and all their paws crossed and prayers have been something that has kept Basil and I going. We love you all!!!
Love, Lynn and licks from Basil
It seems clear that a shared commitment to the well being of our animal companions can traverse great distances- via cyber space-leading to the amazing community of humans and dogs alike who convene here at the Daily Wag.
I for one, am honored to be among such caring souls- And I know my sentiments are shared by F, S and GK. Thanks so much to all of you for supporting us, each other and our fellow creatures.
Dr. Pia Salk
P.S. Please continue to send me your pics and comments- and for anyone who is a regular reader, but did not yet send in a pic, please share one for us to post for the rest of the crew.