Saturday, July 20, 2013

Today Blu and his police K-9 friends stopped by the Seminole Heights "pack" walk to interact with the citizens and give a demo. Forming groups like this are a great way to get to know your neighbors and help TPD fight crime. The Seminole Heights dog walking group is working towards a dog park, but while they walk, they talk about neighborhood issues. 

Blu was the hit of the demo today (although his only skills right now are just being cute). The other K-9 officers talked about basic obedience and what the dogs do. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blu Training Update

Blu's training is going very well.  We've been doing some environmental training in the Forum and Convention Center.  This week Blu and I are going to begin some basic tracking training.  He's doing really well with new surfaces and escalators.  He's a confident boy and is on his way to being a great tracking dog.

Officer Dave Savage

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hope everyone had a happy 4th

Blu made it through his first 4th of July celebration.  It is fortunate that a puppy can sleep through all the noise.

I had a great day exploring.  I'm getting used to new smells, new surfaces and new friends.


Over the river and through the woods

      New smells, new friends
At some point I'm going to have to get used to these ears

I think my media coverage made me look great, don't you?  Thanks Tampa Bay Times for the feature

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3rd Blu Blog update - busy days for a busy puppy

It has been a busy few days for Blu.  Yesterday he had a trip to the vet, visited the kids at TPD's youth academy and took some much needed playtime with his four legged siblings.

Day at the vet....ouch!

              I love my siblings!

Some much needed down time.  The best thing about me is that I can fall asleep right in the middle of playtime

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Question from a fan

One of Blu's biggest fans wanted to know when Blu's birthday is.  Well Nola, Blu will be expecting a big birthday cake on April 18th, 2014.  Make sure it's a dog friendly cake with a giant "1" candle for him to blow out.

Thanks Nola for following his blog.

Photo courtesy of Fox 13

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blu's First Press Conference

All eyes and cameras were glued on Blu during his first press conference. While Chief Castor and Officer Savage spoke on behalf of the newest TPD team member, Blu made quite the impression on his own. Check out pictures from the event and a video interview with Officer Savage below!

Blu, going over his "Barking Points" before the press conference. 

Blu is right on cue while addressing the public on his latest activities. 

Chief Castor bonding with Blu. 

Blu is very appreciative of Richard Gonzmart for lining up his newest job with the Tampa Police Department. Gonzmart has played a tremendous role in helping the Department "swear in" 5 doggie recruits, including Blu.    

TPD Media Relations Spokesperson Laura McElroy interviews Officer Savage and Blu!

Blu's TV Debut on Fox 13's Good Day Tampa Bay

Officer Dave Savage and his new partner Blu made their debut on Good Day Tampa Bay this morning. While Officer Savage is great, lets face it, Blu was the star! Here's a few highlights.

It was love at first kiss and Russell Rhodes wanted to take Blu home.

The floor manager at Fox13 also fell in love, even though Blu tried to eat his work!

To see more pictures of Blu, check out Fox 13's album dedicated to his visit at