Saturday, December 8, 2007

If A Dog Taught Us

I would gladly give credit if I knew who wrote this but a friend sent it to me. I think it's wonderful!

"If a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be
pure ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle
them gently.
Be always grateful for each new day.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Fido And Tabby

"A well dressed woman walks up to a homeless man and gives him a bag of fast food on her way to work. The man has been sitting on the sidewalk in the same spot for weeks, he looks up and says “God bless you.” The woman nods and walks away but not before she turns to see him open the bag and remove a burger, take a bite and give the rest to his dog. This scene is probably something that goes on more often than we would like to think."

"By registering with Fido Finder, you will be registering your dog's vital information, such as name, breed, gender, color, and postal code. If your dog is ever lost, the person who has found your dog will be able to locate you based on the postal code in which the dog was found."

"By registering with Tabby Tracker, you will be registering your cat's vital information, such as name, breed, color, and postal code. If your cat is ever lost, the person who has found your cat will be able to locate you based on the postal code in which the cat was found." (BETA), where our fuzzy pets can meet other fuzzy pets and owners! Invite your friends and their fuzzy pets to join, and meet other interesting people with pets just like you.

Pets Need Gifts Too

Many thanks to Gwen for sending me this information:

"They take in all animals and they've created such a large facility, that they allow individuals and groups to volunteer. They've made it a rescue and a learning facility."

"This holiday season, bring joy and meaning to your loved ones by choosing a Gift for Animals."

More gifts for animal lovers here.

Your dog could be in a movie.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Pets: New Lease On Life

I just learned about something called Black Dog Syndrome. It really surprised me. Black dogs are commonly the last, if at all, to be adopted. Go here and read more about it.

"Pet Guardian Angels of America (PGAA) – - is in its 10th year of providing free national pet adoption and rescue assistance, and Internet access to general and health information for all types of pets.

Since July, 1998 PGAA has maintained its free website at and has responded to an average of 60-90 e-mail per month, from around the country, relating to pet adoption and rescue as well as to questions regarding pet care and welfare."

"Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a small non-profit animal rescue organization based in Arlington, VA. We rescue dogs, cats and small animals from rural mostly lower- income shelters in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and as far away as Georgia.

Sadly, without our help, all of these adoptable animals would face almost certain euthanasia - usually within days or hours of our rescuing them. Each year we take in hundreds of wonderful animals who were left at shelters by no fault of their own."

"Founded in 1961, "Buddy Dog", as it is affectionately known is a not for profit animal welfare organization dedicated to finding new homes for homeless dogs and cats. The Society is incorporated with one main objective, "giving a new lease on life to impounded dogs and cats".

Buddy Dog accepts homeless dogs and cats, in good health and of friendly disposition, which could, without our help, be destroyed. These animals find refuge at our shelter and can depend on becoming someone's forever friend. There is no time limit on their stay."

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Boo's Christmas Angels: Part II

This is where I stayed and they were wonderful. The only way to donate if you wanted would be to send it by mail.

The Dog Pound
1701 U. S. Highway 72 East
Athens, Alabama 35611
Phone: 771-7889

Just one free click helps feed animals

Go here.

Or shop at the Animal Rescue Site Store

Donate to The Fund For Animals

Sponsor A Homeless Animal or Donate

You may also donate to your local shelter. It doesn't have to be money;it may be blankets or any other items an animal needs.

There's always someone who is hard to buy for. If that person is an animal lover, why not make a donation to the shelter in his/her name? You can specify the purpose for the donation (spay/neuter fund, building improvements, pet food or toys, etc).

" The Marshall County Humane Society is dedicated to animal welfare. Our small shelter takes in stray dogs and cats and companion animals that for many reasons are no longer wanted by their owners. We take care of animal cruelty cases in our county, and have a spay/neuter program to help control the overpopulation of pets. We are proud to say that in 2000 we placed more than 300 pets in adoptive homes in Marshall County, Indiana."

You may also help my new family take care of me since they are so kind to foster me. I'm not expensive but they could use some help with food bills.

Just go here and there's a button on the right for donations.

"Be famous! Tell the world you care and sponsor a dog untill they get adopted. We'll post your name on the adoption page next to your sponsored dog and send you updates on how your dog is doing for $5.00 a week!

Please keep in mind we are a non-profit organization and all money, food, bedding, toys ect. go towards the care of the animals."

There are items you can donate for less than $5! They have a list.

Please help all my friends for Christmas. I have angels but so many of them don't. We will love you forever. Thank you.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Boo's Christmas Angels


My name is Boo(actually Arabelle) and I would like to ask you to participate in a very special Christmas project.

Had my mom's friends not saved me from the shelter I would have been euthanized. I am not the only pet in danger.Look what's happening to my friends. Here are some facts:

It costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated $2 billion each year to round up, house, kill, and dispose of homeless animals.

Over 56% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from over 1,055 facilities across America.

An estimated 5 million cats and dogs are killed in shelters each year. That's one about every six and one half seconds. (The Humane Society of the United States) Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before dying.

In six years one unspayed female and her offspring, can reproduce 67,000 dogs.

Seven dogs & cats are born every day for each person born in the U.S. Of those, only 1 in 5 puppies and kittens say in their original home for their natural lifetime. The remaining 4 are abandoned to the streets or end up at a shelter.

The Humane Society of the United States provided these statistics:

* Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year:
8–10 million (HSUS estimate)
* Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year:
4–5 million (HSUS estimate)
* Number of cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year:
3–5 million (HSUS estimate)
* Number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year:
Between 600,000 and 750,000—15–30% of dogs and 2–5% of cats entering shelters (HSUS estimate)
* Number of animal shelters in the United States:
Between 4,000 and 6,000 (HSUS estimate)
* Percentage of dogs in shelters who are purebred:
25% (HSUS estimate)
* Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year: 2
* Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6–10

I had angels who saved me. Not all pets do. Come back tomorrow for Part II on
Boo's Chrismas Angels to see how you can help. Please help save my friends.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Me And Boo

I was reminded again yesterday of how special pets can be. After the recent ordeal of having to find my Boo a foster home I was able to spend an entire day with her before she left to go to her last foster home. She'll be back with me soon.

Boo is a good, loving dog. I had her placed twice and she wasn't unwanted because of anything she did. She was unwanted because both foster homes wanted her to change. One didn't like her barking at night. Why did she bark? Because the lady's son often slept in his truck at night and Boo wanted him to come inside.

The next foster parent expected Boo to be happy inside a small pen. Boo has always been an inside dog. High expectations for a poor pet.

I have always had a pet and I have loved them all but, as I've gotten older, I've begun to notice how much more important they are to me. Perhaps that's because I'm not work focused anymore and don't have a busy life.

Spending yesterday with Boo was a very special gift. I know she has to move one more time but this will be her last stop on this roller coaster. She will be back with me as soon as I can make it happen.

And to think this all came about thanks to fans of a show called Jericho.