Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dogs Teach Us So Much

So many of the humans over complicate life ending up depressed, taking pills daily to try to be happy and all kinds of silliness to try to find happiness or contentment. Don't they know that giving love unconditionally to the people in their lives is the true path to happiness. Us dogs have that figured out from day one of our lives. All we need is a family to love and we are thrilled to do anything to make them happy. There is no I in our family. It is such a simple thing to understand. Just being by their side is sheer joy to us dogs. All you need to do in life to be at peace with yourself is to give love and help others. If your ever feeling down and out of balance with your life try reaching out to another person or animal. It is amazing healing process when you devote all your energy to another human or animal. It is better to give than receive any day. Brooke put a new meaning to this one Christmas when "mom" told her that all she was doing is asking for things and the true meaning of Christmas was about giving. Brooke then informed the family then give to her.

They Should Of Brought Us

"Mom" has regretted not bringing us since the minute they left. The hotel they stayed at on the way to Colorado allowed dogs. She wished so bad we were along so we could be part of the fun. Then when they got to their condo right at Copper Village everyone had dogs. Dogs were everywhere having a blast with their owners. Even in stores like J. Crew people brought their dogs. Jack Russell and I being short haired canines might of been a bit nip as it has snowed like crazy on my peps. Rick and Maggie have been snowboarding and skiing like speed demons. Rick new name is Ginger Bread man because no one can catch him on the slopes. Brooke's name is Channel and Molli's is Coco as they still carry the families in fashion and princess syndrome. Maggie's nickname is so icy and "mom's" was going to be She Sucks At Skiing but she found her courage and is getting her ski on. For a while there she thought she might have to ask the Wizard of Oz for some courage. Jackie and I are so bored waiting for the family to return. Life is not the same without my family.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My family were rushing around the last three days and suitcases were going everywhere. Then they mass descended on the home from college etc...and away they went. They were talking about skiing in Colorado so I hope they have fun without us.We are their main source of joy so life might be rough the next week. They have arranged Tyler, our dear buddy and friend of the family to come stay with us. He is a wonderful guy but I will miss the family terrible. I know they will miss Jackie Russell and I more though. I just hope they can enjoy their vacation without us.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bubble..Bubble...Bubble Wrap

For you regular followers you know I go nuts over bubble wrap.
It made my Top Ten List of things that annoy me. The sound of it and the sight of it are enough to make me go spastic.
There is something about it that drives me absolutely nuts... pop, pop pop it just taunts me. As much as I hate Halloween due to my families hang up on dressing Jackie Russell and I in the dumbest costumes and sending the pictures out to all their friends. Hey, even a neutered dog has pride you know. Enough about that !!! Out come the Christmas decorations...you guessed it wrapped in bubble wrap. Oh joy...oh rapture... it is such a love/hate relationship. I'm ready to attack on the sheer sight of bubble wrap.Once again make a note of the dog abuse in this picture. Please tell me you can't see the Christmas bow on my neck. Yes my family can't miss a reason to put something on me. Savoring the kill is such a sweet pleasure. Get out a piece of paper as I'm about to give you one more reason a dog ranks over kids. They can be cheaply entertained.

St. Louis Strays Need Help

CONTACT JEN pawsofhope@gmail.com IF YOU CAN HELP THESE DOGS AND JEN.
The SLU dogs
A couple of months ago - I noticed 3 dogs that crossed Lindell Ave between Grand and Compton. One of the dogs had looked like she was pregnant or just had puppies. Well - I searched and searched and did not see the dogs again until today. I was driving to go get Ollie from the vet, and these 3 dogs crossed way in front of me - once I saw them - I remembered exactly who they were and turned around to go see them. (they were now on the other side of the interstate on the medical school campus... they had to walk over the compton overpass to get there...) They're all 3 skinny - but surviving. I think they are all german shepherd mixes. Two of them are starting to get Mange. I couldn't tell on the third. They all appear to be friendly - I had a shop n save plastic bag with around 4 cups of dog food - I got out of the car around 50 feet from them - asked them if they were hungry and they all came eagerly towards me. I tore the bag open and poured it on the ground on the grass. The two that are getting mange ate right away and hungrily - the 3rd just sat close to me and watched them - maybe he knows not to eat until they're done? Not sure. Regardless - it broke my heart. I got back in the car and just left - I had to get Ollie and I didn't know what to do. I called my coworker - so she was going to go get more food and we were going to try them again next week if we can find them. I felt so bad - it's so cold out tonight - I am just glad they have each other. I'm hoping the food will give them enough warmth to make it through the night okay. I have no idea where they're staying or keeping warm - I'm sure huddled together though. They really look out for one another. I'm attaching pictures - my camera didn't do to good - but you can at least see generally what they look like. I emailed Stray Rescue on them earlier in the year during the summer- but never got a reply back. I don't know what to do... but I want to help them. I might try to go out tomorrow and see if I glance them again - and bring food - but it's a little iffy neighborhood as well. People are constantly robbed over there. then wouldn't you know it as I pulled away - in the field one block over was a rottweiller walking around with no owner... He did look in good shape though. Appeared healthy - I just couldn't do anything for any of them... I wanted to take them all with me, but where would I go with them?Jen-- Adopt a shelter pet and save a life!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Santa find me a home for Christmas

Meet baby. She is an extremely loving girl dog who needs your help. She was found with a T.V. cord wrapped around her throat in an abondoned area. The couple that found her can't keep her as they live in an apartment that doesn't allow dogs. Plus she is a full time medical student and her husband is going to college. Their hope is to find her a home for the holidays. SHe loves to cuddle and give kisses and is just a big baby so they named her baby. If anyone out there can help this little guy he needs a permanent home and fast. All he is looking for is a place to call home for the holidays. He is full of so much love that he wants to share with you. Won't you make him part of your home.If you can help him out kindly contact them: By emailing: txtailwagger@aol.com or

Texas Tailwaggers Village Rescue 501(c)3 Non-Profit

Call Deb at 214-868-0480

Foster Homes and Volunteers Always Welcome


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kane found a permanent home !!!

Dear Friends,This week has been one of the most amazing in my 5 years in rescue. I know those in rescue receive posts daily with requests to help an animal who is in need...but it's not often that we ever hear what happens to those animals that we crosspost. Well, this is an e-mail to let you know what happened to Kane...the boxer/pit bull mix in Tennessee whose post crossed the country this week...I only hope that it reaches all the people that responded to his post. I sent the post out on Monday (17th) and by that night was receiving responses...I received over 200 responses and I think I answered every e-mail. I also received so many phone calls that my voice mail box was full. I returned many of the calls but I'm sorry if I didn't call you back. I had so many offers from no kill shelters, rescues and foster homes to take him in if he didn't get adopted...I am so thankful to you all for those offers. Knowing you were there if I needed you meant so much. But, what I really wanted for Kane was a permanent home...a forever home. He's been through so much the last 2 years and he deserved that much. I was excited and a little overwhelmed when I started getting responses from people wanting to adopt him...to all you...believe me, I wanted each one of you to be able to meet Kane and see what a wonderful boy he was. I would have sent him to the ends of the earth for his perfect home but fortunately, for me and Kane, it was only 15 minutes from where he was living for the last 6 month. Stephanie was the first person to call me about him. She called me not long after the post went out. I talked to her and we made plans for her to meet Kane on Friday...between Monday and Friday, though, I continued to receive e-mails from people wanting to adopt and wasn't sure where to start. I decided to start locally and go from there. Stephanie was scheduled for Friday and I made plans to meet the other local people over the weekend.&nb sp; I wasn't able to go with the trainer to meet Stephanie on Friday, but since it was so close to him he offered to go alone. Stephanie had lost her male dog 2 months ago to cancer and has a female blue heeler. Her main concern was that Kane and her dog liked each other. I was really excited Friday when it was time for the meeting...I had told him just to check things out and then take Kane back and call me. I wanted to check everyone out that wanted to adopt Kane and pick the best home for him. He called me after the meeting and told me to cancel any other visits I had scheduled and to stop looking...he said I could look everywhere and not find a more perfect home for Kane. I was hesitant because I had an appointment sheceduled on Saturday that I was really excited about, but I respected his opinion and if he believed that this was the home for Kane I believed him. After all, he is the expert and he had grown attached to Kane during the last 6 months and I knew he wanted him to have the best home possible...I called Stephanie and she was very excited. We agreed on 10:00 Saturday morning to bring Kane "home"...Kane arrived at Stephanie's house wide open...he explored the house and got lots of hugs and kisses from everyone. We turned them into the fenced yard and he ran so fast that he looked like a greyhound! Poor little Bandit couldn't keep up with him. Stephanie took the horses out of the barn and he watched every move she made. When she walked back to the yard fence he jumped up and kissed her and when she came in the fence he was airborne with excitement. Stephanie's mom lives with her, Grandma Sandra, and Kane loved her! Stephanie trail rides her horses and has asked the trainer to continue working with Kane around the horses so she can take him on trail rides with her. I have to believe this was meant to be. I wondered why I didn't get responses when I posted Kane in May and again in August...Now I know that Kane was waiting on Stephanie and Stephanie wasn't looking for another dog until now. I am attaching pictures of Kane at his new home so you can see how happy he is : ) If you are interested in looking at the complete album of Kane's pictures you can go to this link on my facebook page and see themhttp://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=10791&l=a626a&id=1257224532 or you can go to www.myspace.com/nomorehomelesspits and see his pictures there.Thanks again to you all and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Peace,Laura M

Considering adopting an older pet???

What are you looking for???
Three fine dog groups are sponsoring Adopt-A-Senior Pet month. This joined group consist of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Franklin County Humane Society and PetFinders.com. During the entire month of November any animal who is older than 5 years can be adopted for eighty dollars. These adoptions include spaying or neutering, their heart worm testing, vaccinations, worming, microchip Id and a complimentary well-pet visit to the vet office. Shelter pets have an additional seven-day health guarantee. These dogs make incredible pets and for the most part are already housebroken and just waiting for a loving family.The Franklin County Humane Society is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On weekends they are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are located on 1222 West Main Street in Union. You can visit their website at www.franklincountyhumanesociety.org or you can call them at (636) 583-4300.

A joke a day keeps the doctor away

This site is purely about life through my eyes ( an incredible handsome and well loved Boston Terrier) and has no political agenda ( I do not stand in one political corner but I vote every election on the candidate I think will best help our country). I do love to make people laugh and enjoy a good laugh myself so I have included the following joke sent to me by my dear friend Johnny B. He is an absolute character who is devoted to his beautiful family, loves hockey, loves to support his kids and a good friend to many.His only downfall is he doesn't own a dog.
An Israeli doctor says 'Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him looking for work in six weeks.'

A German doctor says 'That is nothing; we can take a lung out of one person, put it in another, and have him looking for work in four weeks.
A Russian doctor says 'In my country, medicine is so advanced that we can take half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have them both looking for work in two weeks.'
The Texas doctor, not to be outdone, says 'You guys are way behind, we recently took a man with no brains out of Texas , put him in the White House for eight years, and now half the country is looking for work.' I have heard a laugh a day is better than an apple a day for keeping the doctor away.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Send a card to a soldier today

I get so sick and tired of listening to people complain about America when we are so privileged to have what we do in our country. Yes times are tough now with our economy but maybe God is trying to send us a message to declutter the things in our life we don't need. Use this time to refocus your life on the things that mean the most to us and should be the most important. We have a wonderful life for the most part in this country. You can be anything you want to be if you want it bad enough.So much of it is due to our brave men and women who risk their life's everyday to make our world a safer place. Please take a moment today and send a soldier some love.

XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL
If you go to this web site,
http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.letssaythanks.com%252F you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq .

You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time to send to our troops and then please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's. Thanks for taking to time to support our military!
God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winter is coming don't forget about me


All you people start complaining about how cold you are and throwing on the layers of clothes as soon as the winter winds begin to hit the Midwest. Sometimes you forget about us little guys in your life's ( yes, I'm talking about man's best friend) and hopefully in your homes and not outside. We need extra attention in the winter.

Here's some winter tips to remember with us.
1.) Bring us inside in the winter: Please shorten our time outside and be aware of our body's limits due to size, length of hair and breed. Never leave us out all day in cold weather. Short hair dogs get extra cold so you might want to consider a sweater in freezing cold weather for them.I truly can't believe I'm even suggestion this but it is true. Also don't forget for smaller dogs to shovel off an area for them be able to pee and poop in if the snow is deep.
2.) Feed us more in the winter: It takes more energy in the colder weather to regulate our body temperatures so please remember to feed us more. This is especially true for working dogs or outside dogs. Snow is not a water supply source so don't forget about plenty of water for us as well. Water will freeze in colder weather so check on it often.
3.) Provide a good shelter for outside dogs: This is a law in most states. You must have a warm and draft-free doghouse that faces the south with a flexible covering. "Mom" has been to puppy mills that don't even have covering over the dogs in icy, cold freezing raining weather. It breaks my heart to think people can treat dogs so cruely for the sake of making money off them.Even though people want to give us blankets don't do this in outside doghouses as they freeze and hold dampness in them. Instead put straw (not hay) in our houses as it keeps us warmer.
4.) Keep your pets warm inside: Remember to keep us dry and to dry us thoroughly after a bath in the winter months. If you can avoid baths more in the colder months it is even better. It is important to keep us away from any drafts in your home or off uncarpeted or tile areas as we can get extra cold. If you need to keep us in your basement at night make sure to supply a dog bed or blankets for us to sleep on as it is colder in a basement and at night in your homes.
5.) Check us out after we play outside or go outside in the winter time: You want to make sure our paws are free of snow stuck in them when we come in. This is especially true of long hair dogs. Also make sure the snow is off our coats and our bodies by keeping a towel by the door to dry us off. Our pads of our legs will get tiny cuts and crack if we don't keep them dry and clean. One of the reasons you need to do this is the salt used on driveways and roads irrates our pads of our feet.
6.) Watch out for Antifreeze and rock salt: This is TERRIBLE POISONOUS to us. It smells really good to us and taste even better but it can kill us. If you think we might of eaten some contact your vet immediately
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Excellant Christmas Gift for $25.00

As we approach the season of giving and Christmas have you considered a gift that truly gives. For the special person on your list who has everything here's the perfect gift. For $25.00 you can give a special person on your list a gift of a Best Friends membership this holiday season. For nearly 25 years, Best Friends has been working toward a time when all companion animals will have love, good care and families to call their own. And Best Friends members are helping to bring this dream of No More Homeless Pets a little closer every single day. They are hoping to double their memberships this year… the more people they have on board, the sooner they can see our shared dream of No More Homeless Pets become reality. Give the Gift of Best Friends membership this Holiday Season by going to their web site at http://www.GiveBestFriends.com This holiday season, please Give the Gift of membership and the Best Friends Magazine to your friends, family members and business associates. For $25.00 you can give the gift of membership and help them double their efforts toward a time of No More Homeless Pets. It’s a simple way to make a difference, and your gift recipient will be reminded of your kindness all year through with the receipt of their bi-monthly issue of Best Friends Magazine. Each heartwarming story you read in their magazine and on their website will be made possible by you through this small donation. Every puppy mill they shut down, every once-forgotten animal who finds a forever family, every time they reach out to help shelters and rescue groups save lives in their own communities, can be thanks to your donation. Together, we can save lives, heal wounds, inspire tail wags and purrs, and change the world for the pets we all love so much. Help them achieve a time when there will be No More Homeless Pets. I can't even imagine a world without dogs suffering out there. The more gift memberships you give, the more lives we can save. Let’s achieve No More Homeless Pets in our lifetimes!

The Art Of Begging

Okay, who has who wrapped around their finger. Big Tom is such a softy when it comes to us canines. I personally think I've got the greatest sad eye' look in the canine universe. I refuse to stoop to Jackie Russell's level and beg at such a pathetic level. She has no pride left in that skinny little body of hers. She puts those spindly legs up on the humans and gets within inches of their food that it drives them nuts. We do make a great team though as our begging techniques do compliment each others very nicely. We generally walk away from a food encounter with a scrap of something. Big Tom's the easiest prey.

Clark needs a home

Clark is an absolutely beautiful dog that needs a home. He is a beagle/sheltie mix with a crippled leg(old break that healed). He gets around well but we were asked to help him whereas he has little chance at the shelter in Henderson, Kentucky. Unless I can find a foster home they am unable to help him. Thought I would throw this out to see if I could find someone who might be kind enough to offer your loving home for awhile for this poor little guy. He gets along great with other dogs and is very well behaved. They believe by his teeth he is around 1yr old. If you think you might be able to help or know of another rescue that might take him please email me ASAP at kimkeeney@msn.com or call 1 (270) 724-0614. Thanks for any help you can give this guy. I would talk my family into it but we are currently fostering a dog right now and they only foster one at a time since our house is full with furry friends as it is. Two dogs and a cat with an attitude makes for a fabulous home.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Pet's Ten Commandment

A PET'S TEN COMMANDMENTS........
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. 4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you. 5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me. 6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it. 7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you. 8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak. 9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old. 10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so. ~Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters. ~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kane needs a home

Kane, who is a boxer/pit mix. He was brought into the Dickson, TN shelter as a stray in December 2006...yep, 2006! He was approx. 1-2 years old at the time. Since that time he lived in foster care, went through obedience training, and was adopted to a seemingly great home in Nashville where he spent a year. He was returned to an animal lover/rescuer in May of this year. In April she had a shoulder injury and is still undergoing PT. She haven' t been able to take in fosters this year. She was forced to send him back to the trainers, where he has been boarded since May. She cannot afford to board him any longer. She has paid for part of the boarding but owe hundreds more. She promised that she would get him out of there by Tues. November 25. She doesn't want to have to put this dog down but is running out of options. He has been through so much the past couple of years and desparately needs some stability in his life. He is a great dog!! He comes with a lifetime trainer who he has lived with the past 6 months. I spoke to the trainer this morning and he says he has had no trouble with Kane at all and that he is available to talk to anyone interested in Kane. The trainer has a 13 year old boy who is the primary caretaker of Kane and who works Kane everyday. He would be great with kids over 10. Kane is fine with all the other dogs at the training/boarding facility. He has not displayed any aggression since he has stayed there but has bonded with this family and has shown some protectiveness when a stranger comes in the room...only a small growl...but he stops when corrected. He has not been around cats but has been around a guinea pig and was fine. He is completely vetted and house trained. They are hoping to place him in a inside home situation. If he isn't placed by Tuesday November 25 he will have to go to their vet to be boarded. There is a $100 adoption fee...this will go towards his boarding expenses...a small fee considering the training Kane has had. PLEASE CONTACT 1(615) 426-8123 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. She is in DICKSON, TN, BUT WILL ASSIST WITH TRANSPORT COSTS ANYWHERE TO A GOOD HOME OR REPUTABLE RESCUE. Please consider adopting Kane.

I'm listening to every word you say

As Humans often wonder "Do You Think He Understands What I'm Saying?" DUH of course I do I've got this blog you're reading. Gimme a Break here people. This picture was taken right after Big Tom asked me if I wanted to go play Frisbee. Are you kidding me do you even need to ask. This is my can't miss look. This plus a little whinning and we are outside in a heartbeat. Works everytime.

Emily needs a home

We have to find this beautiful lab a home. She has been through enough in her life and needs a break. She is currently in the pound in Marshfield, MO. This dog was treated poorly by the only owners she ever had, and then left when the family moved. She was named Emily by everyone working with her, and she has been spayed and desperately needs to be pulled from the pound. If you can help please call immediately : Joni Lohman 314-239-0130. He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh Happy Trails

Oh.... how I love to take walks. I could walk forever and never get enough of it. Thank God my family loves them as much as me. Rick is getting "mom" out quite a bit these days to jog with us. The ole gal is out of shape but she is giving it all she has. He might be secretly trying to kill her. I'm not really sure what his motives are yet but the ole gal could use an oxygen tank before we are done with her. I just love the great outdoors so I'm not going to protest these fabulous jogs even if "moms" life as we know it could be over soon.We've been going everyday for around an hour. The first day "mom" and Rick spotted a dozen turkeys in a field right by us. Thank God Jackie Russell and I didn't see them or we would of given them a run for their money. They also spotted some deer but we didn't see them as we were too busy trying to find squirrels. We chased every squirrel within ten feet of the trail up trees. It was so much fun. Reason Number One that it is better to have a dog than a child: They never refuse to take a walk with you. 2) We get excited every time we see you. Name me the last time your kid got excited to see you unless you were handing them money. Maybe they did before the age of ten but after that the excitement fades quickly. 3) We don't demand much to be happy, a few toys, full water bowl and food bowl and you around us. 4) We don't drink, smoke or do drugs. 5) We will follow you to the ends of the earth and never leave your side. The list could go on forever....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Heaven is...

Heaven is a place without mailmen, vets ( sorry guys but you know I hate any form of pain ) and is full to the ceiling with frisbees. Sweet dreams continue on....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hair style gone horrible wrong

Jackie Russell has been watching way too much country music awards!!! She is currently sporting the Billy Ray Cyrus do and loving it. The Kentucky Waterfall sure looks good on her.....NOT. The chin strap is a nice touch though. The hoosier hairstyle speaks volumes for her mid west breeding. I don't have the heart to tell her its gotta go. I can tell you one thing we are shutting off the country radio station .The puppy mill crew that breed her are all probably sporting one. Good thing we took her away from Uncle Dad. That's harsh coming from a Boston. I'm not taking walks with her until she loses this look. A guy has to save some pride.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lab needs family fast....

Can anyone help this poor black lab??? He has become a victim and needs a new home ASAP!
The owner is out of options here, so I'm appealing to the community for help. Here's the deal. They have four dogs. They've all lived together great for six years until recently. One is a lab and the other dogs have started viciously attacking the lab on a regular basis. If they don't find a place for him soon, the others might possibly kill him.This isn't normal "establish a pecking order" pack behavior. These dogs have been living together quite well for the last six years. The chain of command has long since been well established.The other three are set on killing him if they are not kept separated, and they have been kept separated for the last month. At first they thought it might be that the black lab is sick in some sort of way, but all of them got their six month checkups like clockwork, and even took him in three weeks ago just to see if something was missed. The dog is healthy.They have no idea why the others have turned on him. The poor little guy doesn't push any buttons. Now he pretty much just cowers if he is brought around the other dogs. His tail stays tucked.If the other dogs get to him again, he's more than likely dead. They are not going to restructure their lives around protecting one dog. The husband puts in 12-15 hrs/day. It's his wife who has to deal with the dogs. No rescues in THE REGION will take any new animals. This little guy needs some help here. Will someone please take this adorable black lab? I really don't want to have to put him down.He's not happy anymore. He continuously slinks around with his tail tucked. He's a good dog, great with their three year old and he is healthy, neutered, and house broken.He is six years old. He lives in North Carolina but I think we could figure out transportation. I didn't include his picture but I can promise you he is in great shape and not a bit over weight. If you can help email them at labinscneedsahome@yahoo.com

Peanut Butter Addiction


Jackie Russell and Peanut Butter, what is there to say more. She is as nuts about peanut butter as I am about FRISBEES. Let me tell you she will do crazy things for peanut butter. The dog is just not right.!!! She acts like she wants to fight me when she is chewing on the peanut butter jar whenever I walk by. Her biggest treat is when the family has gotten to the end of a peanut butter jar and lets her have at it for the better part of a day.Her eyes glaze over and she goes into a peanut butter seizure. It's quite entertaining. I'm thinking rehab is the answer. Look at this dog there has got to be some serious squirrel blood in the family tree. I refer to her picture on this one. I've had a grey squirrel bigger than her jump on my back while hunting rodents at the lake. She just is in heaven with one almost empty jar of peanut butter. Ohh..... but the simple pleasures of life.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My friends in the Hood

I've got to introduce you to a few of my friends in the neighbor HOOD. This little beauty is the newest addition to the neighbors down the streets house. Her name is Rascal and she is a riot. She is a non stop ball of energy and has brought her family so much joy. Their older dog is a boxer named Riley and is dying of cancer. The vet operated twice on her and removed part of her tongue that had cancer. Riley is in no pain and has gotten a new spark of life now that Rascal has joined their home. The two dogs have a blast playing together. We go down and visit them about once a week as we can't get enough of these dogs and their owners. In these pictures she came over to play with me at my crib. She loves to chase Jackie Russell and rough house me. Darn you have to admit Bostons are good looking dogs.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Bit Of Heaven On Earth

It is no accident that GOD spelled backwards is DOG. We do bring a bit of heaven to earth. We bring so much joy to the life's of our families. Here's to a good nap with one of your family members.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Fabulous Fundraiser Event for Strays this Sunday

A DAY FOR STRAYS – RSVP BY NOV. 13
Help Save our Strays – Fundraising Event
Sponsored by ROAR – Resources for Organized Animal Rescues
http://www.roarstl.org/
Contact: Mary McKee – 314-853-4406

WHAT: Fundraising event for local animal rescue groups
WHEN: Sunday, November 16, 2008 – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dressel’s Pub, 419 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO (upstairs party room)
COST: $25 per person
INFO: Buffet, cash bar, bluegrass by The Grits plus door prizes and raffle drawings.
Raffle tickets are $5 each and on sale at Mary’s Pet Grooming or at the event.
All proceeds will benefit animal rescue groups.

(ST. LOUIS): On Sunday, November 16, 2008, Dressel’s Pub will host the first fundraiser sponsored by ROAR: Resources for Organized Animal Rescues. ROAR is helping those who help our four-legged friends and the need has never been greater – abandoned pets are on the rise, shelters are overwhelmed, and donations are down. Animals are being destroyed.

ROAR’s Mission: To help the people who help the Furry Kids in St. Louis. We are the resources for the rescues. We will help to find people to foster, gift cards to purchase food and supplies, gently used and new pet beds, crates, bowls, toys, towels and blankets. Donations are welcomed. Cash contributions are welcome and checks are to be made payable to the animal rescue group of your choice for medical needs.

Proceeds will benefit four non-profits dedicated to animal rescue, protection, and placement:

American Eskimo Rescue of St. Louis http://www.eskierescuestl.org/
Companions Forever Rescue http://www.companionsforeverrescue.com/
Open Door Animal Sanctuary http://www.odas.org/
Stray Rescue of St. Louis http://www.strayrescue.org/

For more information or to purchase tickets call Mary at Mary’s Pet Grooming at 314-481-4466
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); 314-853-4406 (6 p.m. to 10 .m.) or visit http://www.roarstl.org/ – tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Event Sponsors:
Dressel’s
The Grits
Mary’s Pet Grooming
ROAR
Plus the businesses and pet-loving neighbors throughout the City of St. Louis.

Monday, November 10, 2008

On The Hunt

What does this little guy think he is doing on our turf. The nerve of his midget invading our space. Jackie Russell and I let him know who is boss around here but "mom" quickly put him up on higher ground so we couldn't have our way with him. Jackie was trying to eat him but he fended her off until "mom" rescued the little creep. He just kept staring
at us from the decks guardrail. Why does she always have to spoil the fun? Can you name this little guy? Isn't his shadow cool? We know what he is but do you.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Enjoy Our Fabulous Fall Season

Let the leaves come raining down this beautiful fall season. I love each season of the year: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. They all have so much to offer and are such a fun change in our lives. I just can't imagine living in a boring climate that never changes. I love each season in the gorgeous midwest. I can't understand how people don't appreciate each season. First of all, you can't change the weather so whats the use of complaining about it. If it bugs you that much just move. Second, every season has so much to offer you and is such a fun change to enjoy. Fall is so amazingly beautiful with the leaves turning the most brilliant colors. It a fun time of year to do some clearing out of the junk in your own life as well. When the leaves fall from the trees we can follow their lead and try to shed some excess junk in our lives. Get rid of the excesses in your life that are either holding you down or complicating your life. Clean out the clutter and then take time to enjoy nature at its peak. You're never too old to run through leave piles or try to catch some falling leaves. Look around you and enjoy the gifts nature is giving you. Want to get over a bad mood get in touch with the kid hiding within you and have fun this fall.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jackie Russell's muddy adventure


Jack Russell can find trouble everywhere she goes even on a family walk behind our house. My family loves to take walks with us so today we went in the woods behind our house for a nice walk. Of course Jackie can't just be happy walking around with us. She has to look for trouble everywhere she goes and today was no different. She stumbles upon this fox or coyote hole and wouldn't stop going into it. "Mom" and "Big Tom" were hysterical laughing watching her and let her carry on for at least 20 minutes. It was built into the side of a 10 foot hill going straight down into a creek. She had more fun checking out this hole that was home to some undomesticated animal whom I'm sure was not going to be thrilled about an uninvited visitor to their home. I wasn't going in that hole for nothing. We could hear her high pitch bark going deeper and deeper into the hole. It sounded like she went about 12 feet into it. She is a buster and just loves to dig around everywhere we go. Her breed loved to fox hunt and were breed for this reason. You can tell its in her blood. She was a mess but thought it was well worth it until the family decided she had to be bathed. It had to be worth it to her because she is always getting into something and having to be bathed. I think she secretly likes the attention but she would never admit it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

It's A Dog's Life

I love to just relax and and enjoy life at a slower pace at times. The poor humans have forgotten how to relax. Everyone wears their hurried schedules with pride. They are always bragging about being so busy they can't ever seem to catch up with life. What a shame as life is truly passing them by without them even being aware of it. They seem to always be in a hurry and rushing somewhere. Sometimes I wonder if it is not an attempt on their part to drown out the real issues in their life. They seem to be moving at super speed with Ipods going, cell phones in hand and God forbid the cable super T.V.'s, internet and Xbox better be within arms length or life as they know it would be over. Too much stimulation for me. I like some time in my day to think,relax and slow it down. Us dogs like time to digest our life's a little more. We like time to think, pray and meditate a little each day. I sure wish the humans would slow enough to do the same. They just seem never to relax enough. Here's to sitting on your porch and having time to yourself.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Life Is Good

Don't be hating on me because I have my own pool. I can't help it my family spoils me. This all started because I never wanted to quit chasing and catching my frisbee and the family was positive I would have a heat stroke or heart attack. I would get so hot my entire body was wet from the sweat. Hence the pool arrived and I am now required to take a small dip about every 12th frisbee catch or so. I normally just partly collapse into the pool and lick the water while I'm cooling off. My pool is always clean and the family loves to put fresh cold water in it in the summer. This fall has been so wonderful the family is keeping my pool open longer note the leaves. Bring on the leaves and this amazing fall weather I love my pool staying open longer.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wrap Your Loving Arms Around Me

There is nothing greater in the world than to feel loving arms around you. I love my family. Don't forget to tell the people in your life how much you love them everyday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hudson's Favorite Dog Friendly Restaurants


This is my top pick of St. Louis Restaurants that allow dogs to eat with their families outside

1.) Atlas Restaurant 5513 Pershing Avenue 63112 Open: Tues-Sat from 5:30-10 p.m. Simple yet sophisticated fare at reasonable prices. They have wine by the glass or patrons are welcome to bring their favorite wine, subject to a corkage fee.
2.) Bar Italia 13 Maryland Plaza 63108 Open :Tues-Thur 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri/Sat/Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m. You can not eat outside in their enclosed seating area but at any of the tables on the sidewalk with your well behaved dogs.
3.) Blueberry Hill 6504 Delmar Blvd. 63130 Open: 7 days a week from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. with a late night menu available after 9 p.m. This is a St. Louis landmark restaurant in the loop along the St. Louis Walk of Fame stars. The restaurant is filled with pop culture memorabilia and has a fun and enjoyable menu. Outside seating available for dogs and their families.
4.) Boathouse Restaurant in Forest Park 6101 Government Drive Open: everyday, all day Mon-Sat 11a.m.-3p.m.for lunch, Tues-Sun starting at 3p.m. Sun 10-3 brunch. This is Hudson's Top Pick not only for being the friendliest dog restaurant by even having dog biscuits available for us dogs as well as fought for St. Louis to be the first city in Missouri to allow dogs at the outside seating at restaurants. Amazing service, great menu and unbelievable beautiful setting right on the lagoon with paddle boats available to rent.
5.) Brandt's Restaurant 6525 Delmar 63130 Open: They have a fabulous breakfast buffet with a Bloody Mary bar on Sat. from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and Sun. from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Another fabulous restaurant located in Delmar loop. It is an acclaimed global-fusion restaurant that has been around for 20 years.
6.) Coffee Cartel 2 Maryland Plaza 63108 Open: 24 hours 7 days a week This little gem has it all from coffee to ice cream and even breakfast food and sandwiches. It is a full service restaurant who loves to have dogs and their owners enjoy their outside dining. They have a water bowl by their hose outside for us dogs.
7.) Culpeppers 300 N. Euclid Avenue 63108 Open: 11 a.m.-midnight They are known for their amazing chicken wings, burgers and salads. Their menu offers just about anything your taste buds are craving. Dog bowls are a plenty at this restaurant and they need it as they are always busy.
8.) Cupcakery 28 South Maryland Plaza 63108 Open: 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. This is a most check out establishment. It has the best cupcakes in town as far as I'm concerned. They sell single serving desserts and drinks. Their cupcakes are so moist & rich but just as importantly reasonable at $3.02 with tax. Beats the heck out of their competitor's prices and twice as moist. They are so dog friendly you can even have them dine inside with you. Some dog groups have had their meetings there as well. All you dog lovers have to check out this place.
9.) Downtown Cantina and Brick Oven Cafe 901 Pine Street 63101 Open: Mon-Fri. 11-9 Sat 5-9 or later This menu is to die for with about anything you might be craving. They are just a few blocks from the convention center and the Edwards Jones Dome as well as Busch Stadium and Scott Trade Center. They have an extensive delicious menu. They are extremely dog friendly and love to cater to the 60 plus dogs that live in the two apartment complexes by them. The owner is super friendly and loves her Yappy Hour with the dogs around town and their owners.
10.) Drunken Fish 1 Maryland Plaza 63108 Open: Mon-Fri 11-2 and 5 starts dinner This is an award winning sushi & martini restaurant that has incredible Japanese cuisine. They have over 30 original drinks and the manager is so accommodating to their patrons. If its your first time there they even give you a complimentary drink and the manager introduces himself to your table.
11.) Graham's Grill and Bayou Bar 612 W. Woodbine Ave. 63122 Open: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-11p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-midnight and Sun 11a.m.-9 p.m. This is the oldest beach bar and grill that specializes in Cajun, seafood and southern cuisine. The atmosphere is fabulous and the staff is very friendly.A large part of the outdoor seating is under palm trees. Quite a treat in so many ways.
12.) Kaldi's Coffeehouse 17211 Chesterfield Airport Road 63005 Open: Mon-Sat 6 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun 7 a.m.-9 p.m. This is a wonderful place to bring your family that serves sandwiches, soups, salads and has a quiche and pizza of the day. An extensive bakery case also. They love dogs to bring their families over to enjoy outside dining.
13.) Luvy Duvy's Cafe 2321 Arsenal Open: Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
14.) Riddles Penultimate Cafe and Wine Bar 6307 Delmar Blvd. 63130 Open: Tues-Thurs 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri/Sat 5 p.m.-midnight and Sun 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Another most check out restaurant at The Loop. This is an independent owner-operated restaurant where excellent food is their foremost concern.

Central West End and The Loop are dog friendly in general and have a large variety of restaurants for dogs and their families to enjoy outside dining. Most of the restaurants have water bowls available for the dogs. Keep in mind that if your dog isn't well mannered or friendly around other dogs kindly do not bring them to dog friendly outside restaurants. Make sure your dog has taken care of his business before you bring him along.Another place that is a most go to is Tropical Moose Snow cone stand at the Kirkwood Farmers Market that offers a liver flavor snow cone for dogs for 50 cents that is beyond delicious. I would even rank it better than cat turds and you know how I feel about cat turds. The human flavors are amazing as well and they have a great area to eat at and other outside restaurants right in the market that are Divine. I also highly recommends Dairy Queen fast food restaurants as they give free cups of ice cream with a dog biscuit in it anytime I've gone with my parents through the drive up.Of course you have to tell them your dog is along. Also most of Quizno's will bring a table outside for you to have dinner with your dog at their places. I encourage you to name and rate (giving me descriptions) of any other restaurants in St. Louis that cater to dogs and their families in the comment section below this post. Let's pool our resources on this one. Here's to dining with your families around town.

8th Annual Sweat-4-Pets Run/Walk this Sunday

Come meet some new dogs and their owners this Sunday, November 9th, 2008. This is a great event for you and your owners to check out and get some great exercise before the cold weather kicks in and forces you inside more. I'll be there and hope to meet some new friends.


WHAT
Competitive 5K/10K Runs and 1 mile Fun Walk. Medals for winners in each category of both races & overall. Prizes will be awarded for most money collected from sponsors. Free t-shirts will be given out to first 300 registrants. Complimentary coffee, hot cocoa as well as free treats for you and your dog. They will also be selling raffle tickets for $1.00 a chance to win a fabulous basket of goodies. They will have plenty of animal related information and vendor tables. Microchip coupons from St. Louis City ARC will also be available.[ Download Registration Form ]

WHERE
Tower Grove Park, Sons of Rest Pavilion, ( near the Grand Ave entrance)
Pick-up your packet at the Three Dog Bakers 8861 Ladue Road or you can register that day.

WHEN
Sunday, November 9th, 2008 Registration: 8am for races which will begin promptly at 9 a.m.. This fun event will take place rain or shine. Don't forget to dress for cool weather as you can always take off layers.
HOW MUCH
$15 if you register before the event, $20 day of race, $10 Less than 18 year


Don't forget to bring cash to pay for raffle, micro chipping and food.

WHY
This event benefits Operation SPOT which goal is to end the unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats. All Proceeds Benefit these fabulous programs below:
The TenSPOT Fix
909-VETS
Love Your Pit
Cats Alive!
Public Education Forums
A wonderful day in the park for people and their dogs!
Contact: Kelly Cowan, Event Coordinator if you have any further questions:
kscowan@hotmail.com or http://www.opspot.org/ or by calling 636-467-2618

Monday, November 3, 2008

Baxter's got a butt fetish

My family decides to do a game night at the house this past Saturday. They had 32 people over for a rowdy night of bunco. "Mom's" dear cousin's son, Derek , who they just adore came up from Washington, Missouri and "mom" insisted he bring his Boston Terrier to spend the night with him at our house. I'm a dog's dog and haven't met too many dogs I don't like but this little guy tested my patience. He is the friendliest guy you ever want to meet ( let me tell you he redefines friendly) but I now know how prisoners feel. This little guy had a fetish with my butt and wouldn't stop licking it. Check out this picture with Big Tom: So much for Big Tom having my back.Every time he started licking my butt I let him know I wasn't having any of that with a sharp growl but he wasn't getting the memo. I might be metro sexual but I am not going down that path. Baxter isn't fixed yet and he is almost 2 years old so I think he is just using the wrong head to think straight. Read between the lines on that last sentence too. I prefer to think straight if you know what I mean. I'm pretty open minded but keep your junk in your own truck my little friend Baxter. During my families entire party I was taking some licks and everyone was noticing and getting quite a kick out of it. Everyone thought it was funny but me. "Mom" was taking pictures of us when Baxter comes right up to her face to lick her and she grossed out. She said his breathe smelled like butt and it was gagging her. We all loved Baxter but we got to break this boy of his butt fetish.You got to admit the little guy is cute but not cute enough to cross over that bridge. Baxter is well equiped let me tell you and Derek is very proud that father and son have a lot in common.