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Mosey, a six-month-old mix of Cocker Spaniel, English Retriever and Golden Retriever bounded up the long driveway of Jane Tight’s Woodside home as only a puppy can do. His aim: Greet his other owner, Nancy Serrurier.

Jane and Nancy, friends since raising their respective families in Menlo Oaks, both yearned for a dog since relocating close to each other in Woodside. But neither wanted the full-time responsibility of caring for a dog given their travel and other obligations.

Their solution: dog share. “We first thought about it several years ago,” Jane said.

But a series of events last October put the notion front and center. Both of their children were set to get married two weeks apart in Napa. Nancy’s daughter’s wedding went off without a hitch, but by the time Jane’s son was to get married the wildfires were raging. Nancy quickly volunteered her home as the new venue with just two weeks to prepare.

“Between the two weddings, I went to tennis party,” recalled Nancy, “When the hostess opened the door, out bounded this wonderful dog. I quickly found out the name of the breeder.”

“This was going on while I was frantically moving the wedding,” explained Jane. “Then on the day of wedding, between the ceremony and the reception, Nancy comes up to me and says, ‘I found our dog!’. I couldn’t say no – she’d just saved my son’s wedding.”

With the dog on order, the two good friends met for a serious lunch where they discussed the details of the arrangement. And rather than have the puppy shipped to them, they traveled to Thayer, Missouri, to pick him up and bring him back to his two new homes. Mosey spends one week with each of his owners, with flexibility as the schedules dictate.

“The biggest surprise is how much fun and what a joy this has been,” said Jane.

Added Nancy: “We text and call each other a lot with reports of ‘guess-what-he-did today.'”

Photos by Kate Kennedy (c) 2018

 

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Animals get blessed this morning at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

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Accompanying their humans in the pews of Trinity Church this morning were well-behaved dogs along with other more skittish pets — cats, birds, bunnies — in pet carriers. It was the Menlo Park church’s annual blessing of the animals service held nearest to the Feast of St. Francis, known — somewhat mythically noted the Rev. […]

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Attention local dog owners: weigh in on dog regulations for San Mateo County parks

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Local dog owners can give their opinions about dog regulations at San Mateo Parks in an online survey that will be available through noon on Friday, September 15 . For the past 11 months the San Mateo County Parks’ Dog Management Committee, comprised of 10 community members appointed by the San Mateo County Parks and […]

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Cordon Bleu chef Claudia Geoly is now a baker of Noble Treat dog biscuits

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If it’s food/cooking/baking related, do all roads lead through a combination of Jesse Cool/Flea St., Chris Rivera/Angel Heart, and Beth Ann Goldberg/Studio Cake? That seemed to be reaffirmed during a recent visit with Cordon Bleu chef Claudia Geoly during a dog biscuit baking session at Studio Cake’s kitchen in Menlo Park. Yes, you read that […]

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Animals are blessed at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

Pets were invited to come with their people this morning at Trinity Church in Menlo Park.  The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated near the feast of St. Francis of Assisi  on October 4. Most of the pets in attendance were dogs, who were, all in all, well-behaved with just an occasional bark ringing […]

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Calling all dogs for first Paws for Paws Walk in Menlo Park on October 8

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Bring your furry four-legged friend and family members to Menlo Park’s first Paws for Paws Walk through Burgess Park on Oct 8th from 8:00 am to noon. Paws for Paws benefits the Menlo Park Police Foundation and the Menlo Park Police Department K9 Unit. A $30 family registration fee covers your canine and four family members. […]

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Adopt a Copper’s Dream rescue dog in Menlo Park on Saturday, March 21

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Dogs and pups from Copper’s Dream animal rescue will be available for adoption on Saturday, March 21 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Unleashed by Petco, which is located in the shopping complex at the corner of El Camino Real and Middle Ave.

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Adopted Muttville dog Boris finds happy home with Menlo Park resident Carol Mince

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To folks who walk along San Francisquito Creek between the San Mateo bike bridge and the Oak Creek apartments, Carol Mince is a familiar presence, usually accompanied by a dog. But until recently, the Menlo Park-based interior designer has been solo. She lost her dog, Maggie, a little over a year ago, and it was only […]

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Gifts galore for dogs and cats at The Pet Place

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Editor’s note: We’re highlighting holiday gift ideas that can be purchased in Menlo Park. Designated downtown parking lots have extended holiday hours — up to three hours. For  over two decades, The Pet Place (777 Santa Cruz Avenue) has been providing a wide variety of staples for discerning dogs and cats as well as supplies for […]

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“Best rain of the season” falls in Menlo Park

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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 […]

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Liza Spiridon provides in-home veterinary care to Peninsula dogs and cats

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While her website may sound like it — given the URL peninsulapetspa.com — Liza Spiridon wants to make it clear that she doesn’t offer “spa” services, although she may pamper her dog and cat clients. “The ‘pa’ is for Palo Alto where I grew up,” she says, sitting with client Casey on her lap. “I’m a registered […]

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