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“Best rain of the season” falls in Menlo Park

by Bill Russ on February 6, 2014

Dog walker and dogs spotted on Atherton Avenue in Atherton

As of 7:55 am, there was .6″ in my gauges. That makes it 3.2″ of rain year-to-date. That compares to 15.05″ the same time last year, but 14.65″ of that total fell before January 1, 2013. This mornings .6″ is the best rain in over 12 months. There is a current of water under the San Mateo Drive foot bridge. Also, rain is forecast through Sunday.

Editor’s note: InMenlo contributing photographer Rebecca Flanagan sent us the accompanying photo of a dog walker/pet sitter she spotted on Atherton Avenue this morning. Her name is Dona Thornwall aka “The Pet Nanny.” Emails Becky: “The raincoats were a Christmas gift from Dona to the dogs.”

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Jericho February 7, 2014 at 8:23 am

Yes! I know that lady, she’s “The Dog Nanny”. She’s a hoot. I use her occasionally when I visit my place in Burlingame; she can be reached at donathornwall@yahoo.com or (650) 861-0606. My puppies love her, she has a great way with dogs — and people too, LOL! She is very reliable and really gives 100%, you can tell she loves her clients, both 2- and 4-footed. I recommend her, you can’t be too careful with your loved ones!

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Dona Thornwall February 11, 2014 at 8:08 am

Hey Jericho,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I look forward to your next visit.

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Mary Lipari February 7, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Nice photo. Dry dogs on a wet day. I think that’s dona the great dog walker walking the dogs! donathornwall@yahoo.com

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Dona Thornwall February 11, 2014 at 8:10 am

Yes, It’s me…the Dog Nanny! They are adorable in their slickers, eh?

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scb February 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

…And rain or shine, Dona showers all of her four-legged furry people with loads of hugs, kisses and love. donathornwall@yahoo.com. 650-861-0606

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Dona Thornwall February 11, 2014 at 8:11 am

Unconditional love! It goes both ways!!!

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Ellen February 7, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Love this pic!!! Our dog Red is the doodle on the left. His dog walker/nanny Dona Thornwall is amazing! Her email is donathornwall@yahoo.com and her phone # is 650/861-0606
I highly recommend Dona!

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Dona Thornwall February 11, 2014 at 8:15 am

Thank you for the recommendation! Red has blossomed since joining the Pack. It’s so fun watching him play with his buddy Winston, the Golden Retriever.

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mimi buckley February 8, 2014 at 8:27 am

Yeah Dona! I love your weather ready crew. Just so everyone knows, Dona is a dog walker/whisperer extraordinaire! We feel so lucky that our Posey is part of her party! Thank you Dona!!!!

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Dona Thornwall February 11, 2014 at 8:17 am

Thank you! Posey is just the sweetest “little member” of the Pack. “Big things come in small packages”, my Mom used to say.

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Linda February 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm

We are long time residents of Atherton and feel lucky to have found Dona. She is totally trustworthy and honest, in addition to being a great dog nanny. Hard to find someone like her. We are very protective of our dogs and she has been a blessing. Our dogs stay with Dona when we travel……..

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Dona Thornwall February 11, 2014 at 8:20 am

I’m blushing! Thank you so much for these kind words. Your faith and trust are what mean the most to me. Caring and loving for your dogs are my life work.

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