Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of our friends!
We wish you peace and happiness this holiday season!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Please Help the Houston Pitte Pack in Their Time of Loss

Please read this post from Mayzie's blog - and share, share, share.

Our friend Sandra of the Houston Pittie Pack lost everything to a housefire last night, including many of her beloved pets. Only Bella and Brinks made it out alive. The others (Coco Chanel, Guero, Shelby, Tiger, and Lucky) passed in the fire.

Mayzie has started a Chip-In for Sandra and her family. Now is the time of year to open your hearts, and who better to open it to than Sandra whose heart is bigger than the world itself?

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sandra, her family, and the loving Bella and Brinks.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Introducing: The Dowager Hound

I am proud to introduce to you the award winning, head turning, all-around good sport:

Oliver, the Dowager Hound! (Or as one friend named him, "Mrs. Ollinger," which is so perfect!)

He won First Place for Most Creative Costume at South Wilton Vet's annual Halloween party yesterday!

He was up against some excellent competition, including a cow, a king, lots of pumpkins, a bullfrog, a geisha, even a cat who was given an honorary prize of Bravest for being the only kitty among so many dogs.

Atta boy, Ollie! You surprise me every day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Separated at Birth?

Black Cap Night Heron Chick
We went to the Maritime Aquarium a few weeks ago and saw some pictures of shore birds. This particular one caught our eye as it reminded us of a certain dog in our own home...


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month Photo Contest (Cats Can Enter, Too!)

Enter to win in PAWS' Adopt a Shelter Dog Month Photo Contest! 

First, you must "Like" PAWS' Facebook page

Then, enter the contest! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:
Each photo entry is $3. Enter as many photos as you would like. All submissions must be in by October 14, 2011.
1.     Make your donation to PAWS through Causes - click here
2.     Email a photo of your pet (jpg only), your pets name, and your email confirmation of your donation from Causes to
3.     Get your friends to “Like” your pic!

The person with the most Likes by 12pm EST on October 24, 2011 wins a $25 Petco card! It’s that simple.

Good Luck!

The PAWS Photo Contest is open to everyone. You may participate in the contest in two ways, by submitting photos, and by liking photos. People who submit photos may also like other people’s photos. PAWS is not responsible for any unauthorized use of your photos by Facebook users. You may participate in the contest in two ways, by submitting photos, and by liking photos, however, only people entering photos are eligible for the grand prize.

Photo Submission Criteria
All photos must be in compliance with the Contest Rules. PAWS reserves the right to remove photos at any time that are not in compliance with the Contest Rules. We have the following limits on subject matter:
  • No objectionable content, such as violence, obscenities, or nudity
  • No people in the photos
  • No content that is defamatory to any group or individual and/or violates any law
On October 17, 2011, the photo submissions will be posted on Facebook. The photo that receives the most Likes by 12pm EST on October 24, 2011 will be declared the winner. The winning entry will receive 1 $25 Petco gift card and the winning photo will be the PAWS Facebook profile picture for a week.

Image Ownership
All digital images must be original work. Participants retain ownership rights to their photos. By submitting your photograph you grant PAWS and unlimited, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, publish, modify, perform and display the image on any of PAWS webpages or any replacement or successor to such web page, and in any marketing or advertising of any kind related thereto, in any medium now known or later developed. PAWS will not pay you any compensation for your photograph or any use we may make of it. By submitting your photograph you agree and represent to PAWS that you are the sole copyright owner of the photograph.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

We're Exhausted!

Too much fun. It's the only way to describe PAWS' 4th Annual Bark in the Park, held this past Saturday.

We had 135 registered walkers, and I would estimate that at least 400 people attended with their dogs in tow. There were so many dogs of all sizes and breeds - I was like a kid in a candy shop! Our vendor space was sold out - first time in four years - we're already looking for a larger venue for next year!

I didn't win the "big" raffle (for an HDTV, iPad2, or Garmin), but I did score a very cool Rescue Ink t-shirt, doggy bandana, Fromm treats, and a Nylabone for the pooches in the smaller raffle.

The Rescue Ink doggy bandana makes even the sweetest dog look tough.

I picked up a very pretty collar for Charlie - it captures her kooky personality perfectly. It's got a rich brown background and it's made from satin so although it's a thicker collar, it's very flexible and very girlie-girl for my tomboy. Handmade by Sew Fetching. The picture doesn't do it justice:

Your pooch, too, can have a beautiful collar (or other accessories) from Sew Fetching!

The Sew Fetching folks came with THE cutest Papillion named Annie! She definitely stole my heart.

Annie, Sew Fetching's very own, very beautiful mascot!

Pooches from the teeniest puppy... the much larger attended. (Only a Dane could make a Dobie look small!)

Oliver got to meet Francois, a PAWS adoptable who I would LOVE to 
add to my crew! I think they liked each other! As a matter of fact, 
I think Ollie is giving Franky a little kiss in this pic!

This is one of PAWS' puppies, available for adoption, who slept like a baby at one point. 
Peter, volunteer puppy wrangler, had his arms full with this little bulldozer!

A good time was had by all... 
And we slept like babies that night! (Oh, the snoring!)
More pics to come as they become available!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

You know he just did something bad. Oh, I don't know. Like chewing on a pillow?!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Waiting for Irene

Following the earthquake last week, whose tremors I felt as I sat in my office at work, we had a visit from Lovely Irene. We personally fared well, just some downed branches and a mess of leaves. We lost power for about 20 hours, but that's nothing compared to other areas of the state, who are still waiting for the lights to come on and may have to wait several more days.

Some dogs hunkered down on their comfiest beds.

But even the comfiest bed proved just too boring!
Some dogs slept through the entire event.

Some dogs, with their perennial forehead wrinkles, worried...

...and worried...

...and worried.

Some dogs just laughed in Irene's face!

And yet others carried on with business as usual.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Dogbrella

If I ever tried to use this, it would scare the *%^#@ out of my dogs.

Not only does it seem awkward, it looks like a satellite dish ready for transmission.
 But, if your dog wouldn't mind it, it's available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $29.95.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Charlie Says Hi/Pet Blogger Hop

Charlie says hi, and wants to remind you that she has great and absolute powers with her laser eyes. 
She's watching you...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sasha has been FOUND!

Sasha is finally safe and sound at home. PHEW!

Thank you ALL for your concern and good wishes for this beautiful girl!

You have no idea how special this girl is to us (and of course, her family). I can sleep tonight!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Whiny Dog

He couldn't stand that I was in the front yard washing my car. So, like the cat that he is, he jumped up on the wall. Whining and carrying on the whole time... 

How he jumps up on something about as wide as a balance beam is beyond me!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sasha - Missing - 8/10/11

Sasha is missing (8/10/11)! Please help. PLEASE CALL: 203-919-9193 if you see or find her.

10-year-old, brindle Pit Bull with large white patch on chest, white on right leg. Cropped ears. Loves people - does NOT like other dogs. Has cancer - owners heartbroken and offering a reward.
Wearing black flowered collar and brown leather leash. Last seen on Wilton Avenue, Norwalk (near Ash Creek Saloon, Cablevision), 8/10/11.  

PLEASE CALL: 203-919-9193

Rope Toys and Thieves

This is Charlie's rope toy. And I mean Charlie's rope toy. She'll play tug-of-war or toss it in the air with a "certain" other dog. But there's no doubt that it's her coveted toy. She's very proud of that fact.

This is the Certain Other Dog who stole Charlie's rope toy, ripped the tennis ball off of it, and shredded the rope. He then abandoned the remains somewhere in the back yard.

Charlie is not pleased.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Karma - A Pit Bull Heroine Needs Your Help!

This is Karma.

Karma saved her human and countless other people during a shooting in my town (Norwalk, CT) this past weekend. I'm not very proud of the city right now, but I'm sure proud of Karma.

She had to have her front leg amputated due to extensive injuries caused by a bullet wound. Her human was also shot. Now, her human is struggling to pay the $4,000 vet bill.

This isn't exactly a bad section of town, and it's not far from our shelter. According to this story, someone came upon the wedding reception (yes, wedding reception) and began shooting. 

If you can, please donate. This dog (and her human) deserves it!

"The Karma Fund"
VCA Animal Hospital
123 West Cedar Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

or, call: 203-838-5956

Thank you for supporting this heroine!

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Can't say I blame her. It's hot and humid and awful outside. I'd rather sleep in, too!

Don't forget to vote for Carolina Care Bullies! You can vote every day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Help Carolina Care Bullies Win!

If you have Facebook, it's as simple as a few clicks. And Carolina Care Bullies will get some much needed dough!

Click here to get to the contest sponsored by Vann York Toyota. Click in the box to accept the rules. Click next to "Carolina Care Bullies," then scroll down and click the Vote button. Simple!

If they win first place, they'll take home $500 which goes a long way in rescuing beautiful pit bulls! 2nd-6th places will take home $100, nothing to sneeze at!

Carolina Care Bullies is a foster rescue, made up of 25-30 foster homes throughout the state of North Carolina. They rescue pit bulls from euthanasia in NC "shelters." They can really use our help!

Thank you!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pet Blogger Hop!

I don't want to get up... Five more minutes, 'kay?

What? It's Saturday!! I'm up!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Lucy Would Do This

Lucy would sit by my graveside until the cows came home.

Loyal Lucy waits.
This article in The Week centers on dogs who have grieved by keeping vigil over their loved ones following their deaths. It certainly epitomizes "man's best friend," and, in some of these cases, just plain old "best friend."

There's nothing like the love of a dog.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Please Vote for Sid!

Photo: TJ McNulty

Remember our boy Sid?

His mom and dad have entered him in a contest, and if Sid wins, PAWS wins!

Please follow this link to vote for Sid. Enter your email address at the bottom of his story's page to vote. 

IMPORTANT!! You'll receive an email to confirm your vote. Be sure to click on the link in the email so your vote is counted!

Thank you for helping Sid help PAWS!


Sunday, July 31, 2011

I Want to Be A Dog in My House...

I'm sitting on my bed. There's not much room because...

This is on one side of me:

And this is on the other:

I want to be a dog in my house!

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