Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sparkles' Trip to Indiana

I traveled to Indiana to attend the Fire Department Instructor's Conference in Indianapolis with Firefighter Dayna. We had the most amazing time, seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

Posing outside the Indiana Conference Center

On Wednesday, Ifinally had the opportunity to meet Jake the Fire Dog. Jake teaches fire safety in Michigan. What a cool dog!

Sparkles and Jake pose for pictures.

On Thursday, Firefighter Dayna and I were at the National Volunteer Fire Council booth.

Saturday we were at the IFSTA booth.

To see more pictures from our big adventure, click HERE.

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Newscast Videos Released

We just received these news videos are from Sparkles' visit to Celia Clinton Elementary School on February 24, 2009. To read more about Sparkles' and her help in saving the lives of two children and their families, click HERE.

Sparkles is headed to Indianapolis!

Sparkles is Headed to Indy!

Come visit Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center. Please see the schedule below. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 23rd
National Volunteer Fire Council
2-5 P.M.
Booth 91

Saturday, April 25th
International Fire Services Training Association
9-12 A.M.
Booth 2450

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Come see me in Russellville!

Firefighter Dayna is going to be reading an excerpt from our book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog from 6:54-6:59 at Hastings Books in Russellville (AR). Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Coloring Page Sent by Justin

Hey Justin! Thanks for sending me a picture of you
with your coloring page! We love it! You did a great job!

Would you like to send us your coloring page of Sparkles? You can get your very own coloring page HERE! Send it to sparkles@sparklesthefiresafetydog.com and we'll post it on our blogs!

New Paw Signing Poster

I am so excited and can't wait for the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis! Firefighter Dayna and I will be at the IFSTA and NVFC booths.

We hope to see you there!

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Coloring Page

Get out the crayons! The new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog coloring page is here! Click on the picture below to print off your copy and start coloring away!

Thank you to PBS KIDS Sprout for the use of their drawing!
You can find more fun coloring pages, by going HERE.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Coloring Page!

Click on the picture of Firefighter Dayna to get your coloring page!

You can find more fun coloring pages, by going HERE.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Having Fun on the K9 Magazine Website

You can create your own cover on the K9 Magazine website with your pet. Here's what our "cover" looks like:

Vote for our cover HERE.

Create your own custom K9 Magazine cover using your photos! click here

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hey Kids! Hope to See You in Little Rock April 18th!

Hi boys and girls!

I can't wait to participate with Firefighter Dayna in the 2009 Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock, April 18th!

Click on the picture on the poster to learn more! I hope to see you there!


Thank you to the Pre-K Students at Celia Clinton Elementary!

Thank you to all of my pre-k friends at Celia Clinton Elementary for my new spotted friend! I love it!

Sparkles in the News

Sparkles was recently in the Greenwood Courier (AR) and the Greater Tulsa Reporter (OK).

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGreenwood Democrat, March 18, 2009

xxxxxxGreater Tulsa Reporter, Mid-March to Mid-April 2009 Issue

Note from Adam

Received these two nice notes from Adam and his mom, Heather. Adam was the winner of Michelle Brownlow's My Semblance of Sanity blog contest a couple of weeks ago and received lots of goodies from Sparkles. Adam is also a Sproutlet and enjoys watching Sparkles and Spanner's fire safety tips on PBS KIDS Sprout.

Dear FireFighter Dayna~

Thank you very much for 'my mail'. As you can see, I got so surprised to see a package for ME from Sparkles. 'Mama, she even signed it for ME & Brother!!!' I love it when dogs 'talk' to me!


Dear Dayna~

We listen/read along with Sparkles about every other day. The package was such a fun present for them and we had to put up the fire alarm RIGHT away so that the firemen 'know where to find my boys'. (Because the one we had already, is NOT the same Mama.) I'm enclosing some pics...1) Adam learning the package is from Sparkles, 2) Dad & Adam reading THE MAIL, 3) Working on his 'firemap'the next morning, still in jammies 'cuz it's 'portant'. Dayna, your strategies work. REALLY work. Because they are simplewords the kids already know. Taught by a dog that is 'real' and not pretend. She has a human that loves her and '
she shows me how I'm soso brave.' You are making a difference and it does matter. Because that means that if something ever happens, my boys will know the words/actions they need to use. Even if I have to remind them, I won't have to teach it to them in the moment.


Thank you Adam and Heather for sending the nice notes and great pictures!

Firefighter Dayna, Sparkles and Spanner