Friday, February 27, 2009

Can Wet Be Dry?

Hi Everybuddy -

I realize it's Friday and my brain is tired from an entire week's worth of thinking but I ask you - can wet ever be dry?? This may seem like a very strange question to you. Take a look at this morning's weather forecast and you'll understand why I'm asking:

Check Sunday's forecast out. I don't know about you but my experience with snow (which hasn't been much this season) has taught me that snow is always wet! This makes me wonder......just what kind of snow are they saying is possible? I'm not sure I'd like to have dry snow. Have any of you experienced dry snow? I think I might have to consult Ari. She's paw deep in snow right now and maybe she can do some experimentation to help us solve this weather mystery. Woo - this is all pretty heavy for a Friday morning. I need to ponder this some more. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's My Day!

Hi Everybuddy -

Shyla here. It's not everyday we can persuade Echo to give up his blog posting privileges but today is a most special day! It's my GOTCHA DAY! Two years ago today my Dad set eyes on me and knew I needed to be a part of their pack. Mom and Dad came to the shelter to spring me for a rescue and as soon as my eyes met Dad's - that was it. I was scared and very hungry and didn't understand why I was in that noisy place. I was very happy to find a forever home that loves me and I love them just as much. Since we don't know when my official birthday is we've decided to make this my birthday too. I'm 3 years old today! So in honor of my big day - dog cookies and cake for everyone! Woo!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Getting Ready

Psssssst - I have a secret! Tomorrow's a BIG day so I'm resting up! See ya!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's George's Birthday!

Hi Everybuddy -

It's a big day today. It's George Washington's birthday! He was quite a notorious fella who had many accomplishments.....sort of like myself. George was the very first President of our country which is what he is probably the best known for. He had a lovely wife named Martha who I'm told like to bake cakes. I know I would have loved her. We know George was popular because of the way we remember him. He's honored in many ways. He has had many wonderful portraits painted. We like this one in particular because it has a horse that resembles our Logan in it:

George's image appears on various forms of the quarter:

and the dollar bill:

George even appears in the side of a mountain....Woo! :

I will agree that my accomplishments probably aren't considered as noteworthy as George's. I have not served as President of our country (yet). I have not led any troops into battle or had an opportunity (yet) to make any laws. My accomplishments are impressive nonetheless however. For instance, I'm a pro at emptying the dishwasher. I can grab something out of the trash can before Mom even has a chance to stop me. I relocate a glass full of a beverage from the counter to the floor without spilling a drop. I can swiftly grab somebuddy's sandwich right off the plate the minute they turn their back. I think these skills certainly qualify me for some type of national honor. I thought about it for awhile and came up with the perfect thing:

Now I need to figure out how to convince someone to carve my likeness into the side of a mountain....Woo!
Until then, take the day to appreciate all George has done for our fine country and take a little time to appreciate your own accomplishments.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Hi Everybuddy -

Today's a special's Meeka's Gotcha Day! He has proudly proclaimed that he's been the household Prince for 7 years as of this morning. We asked him what he planned to do to celebrate his day. He got an early start:

Looks like an appropriate celebration to me! In honor of his Gotcha Day this is what I plan to do:

Happy Gotcha Day Meeka! Treats for all!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Free Kibble Update

Hi Everybuddy -

It's time for another update on one our most favorite websites -
This is the website launched by a brilliant 12 year old girl named Mimi. It was her attempt to raise funds to feed the dogs and cats in cash strapped, overcrowded shelters in the United States. All we have to do is visit her website everyday and play a fun trivia game. Each daily click results in 10 pieces of kibble donated to the country's shelters. Take a look at the recent statistics:

Date: Pieces of Kibble: Additional Donations:
Year 2008 48,421,910 17,188,160
January 2009 9,683,240
February 12, 2009 292,930
February 11, 2009 359,960
February 10, 2009 361,050
February 9, 2009 363,850
February 8, 2009 268,780
February 7, 2009 262,330
February 6, 2009 343,130
February 5, 2009 388,110
February 4, 2009 353,580
February 3, 2009 359,960
February 2, 2009 336,810
February 1, 2009 241,340
Totals All Dates 62,036,980 17,188,160

TOTAL 79,225,140

Woo! This girl is on to something BIG! Since it's launch in April the site has raised over 50 tons of kibble!! Our shelters need us now, especially as many of their budgets are stretched even thinner than before. Please remember to visit this site daily to donate your 10 pieces of kibble. You can download a badge for your blog or website here to remind your friends to participate too.

We had a meeting to discuss Mimi's latest figures :

No doubt about it - Mimi deserves 2 paws up for her efforts to help homeless dogs and cats everywhere!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Let The Flirting Begin

Hi Everybuddy -

Did you know that it's International Flirting Week? I didn't either. But apparently our Shyla sure did! Take a look at what's been going on today:

You'd think she likes me or something! It's been positively exhausting. I had to pretend I was asleep to get a break!

Then I woke up to see this:

I should have known. Meeka sucks up the attention like a sponge. That'll teach a guy to take a nap!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

For Those Who Suffered

Hi Everybuddy -

This is Michael Vick:

We're pretty sure most of you know who he is. For many years he struck fear in the hearts of many, many innocent dogs. Many suffered tremendously while on his property......some died horrible deaths. You can read about him here and here. We have opted not to post pictures of his dogs. It's disturbing to see them and has brought many to tears. Some of the lucky ones were rescued and are now living wonderful lives thanks to the kind hearts of many. Best Friends Society in Utah took in several that were deemed"unadoptable" with the hope that with extensive rehabilitation they could eventually be placed into loving homes. Some have - some will stay with the folks at Best Friends since their mental injuries were so severe that they cannot be overcome. You can read about the Vicktory Dogs here.

Mike Vick was found guilty and sentenced. Sadly, his sentence which consisted of several months gives him the right to be released very soon, possibly within the next 2 weeks. He will then be moved to a Halfway House where he'll serve another very modest term. The UFL has allegedly expressed great interest and is willing to negotiate (many reports state a lucrative contract has already been agreed upon) for a spot in their league immediately upon his release. He will once again have the potential to earn millions with speculation that the NFL may then consider him once the UFL's contract has expired. Although the Atlanta Falcons have stated in the past they would not be interested (we'll see), the NFL has left their options open. In the name of the dogs that have suffered we ask our friends to monitor this situation carefully. If petitions come your way which may allow you to express your feelings please consider it. The football world needs to know that we will not forget and this man does not deserve a second chance for the atrocities he has been responsible for.