Sunday, May 30, 2010

Poor Floofie

Stuck in his crate cuz grandma says so! No sleeping on the bed :(

Friday, May 28, 2010

Capt Lazy Pants

She leaves this bed to eat and poop. That's it. She's gonna get bed sores any day now. Earn your friggin keep Sof!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Stinky Clam Flat Baby

This is what happens when your dog poops in tall grass, wipes it all over his own legs by walking through it, and then trying to get him clean by walking through Great Bay at low tide, on a positive note, I don't think he's ever been happier than he was sticking his snout in the mud trying to catch the clam bubbles. It was worth it. And now he's extra clean and sleepy! Double bonus!

Michael Vick and Pit Bulls

I’ve been reading a lot of articles about pit bulls lately. It makes me incredibly sad to see the bad rap that these lovable dogs get. I am around about 5-10 pit bulls every Sunday at Cocheco Valley and for the most part they are my favorite dogs to be around. Tails always wagging, snorting and  sneezing, slobbery kissing love bugs. There was another pit bull attack in the news out of Mass. It seems there are never dog attacks that don’t involve pit bulls which is unbelievably incorrect. The media only seems to report when a pit bull is involved not other breeds and certainly not when a pit bull is the victim like this case:


Breaks my heart. This dog didn’t fight back even when her life was at risk.


I guess I’m fascinated by pit bulls and all the negative attention they get. If everyone could volunteer and see what lovable animals they can be and are, I think this world would have a different view on the breed.


In related news, it has been three years since Michael Vick had a search warrant issued at his property and these articles by the ASPCA and Best Friends Animal Society will always stand with me:


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Blue Pit

This is Diego. He's a very handsome blue and white pit with the most beautifully sad green/gray eyes. I want him BAD


As of today and forever hereafter, I'm naming her the mascot of 33 Bellamy Woods...she exemplifies the lazy potential I see in all residents two and four legged here

Green With Envy

He's either super pissed that I touched his paws or my comforter does wonders for his green eyes

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Host With The Most

I'm not entirely sure when he became a social buttercat but its pretty friggin hilarious!

Acts of Kindness

I am always blown away by people doing nice things. It's not that I don't see the good in people because I do. Actually, I expect it and I am hurt when people let me down in this way. I give as much as I can, both money and time to good causes, so when I find someone else in the world that has similar views on charity, reciprocity, and kindness, I'm pleasantly surprised, if not totally floored.
I received a $200 donation from my friend Kern last night. He wanted me to donate this money to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society. I didn't look at the money right away and thought he gave me about $20 or something. Imagine my surprise when I saw two hundred dollar bills in my wallet. He says that he would never be able to do what I do on Sundays because it would break his heart. I tend to agree with him on that.

It is really hard to go into the shelter and see suffering. It is horrible to see the pain inflicted on animals that did nothing but love their owners unconditionally. I have had to turn away many times when I see the physical/emotional ramifications of an owners' neglect or purposeful cruelty both at the shelter and on tv. So what keeps me going? It's the trust that I have earned with a dog named Cammie who isn't a fan of most people/animals/etc, it's the tail wags I get from Rosie who lived her life on a chain and was never properly fed or cared for, and most recently, it was the big kisses I got from Sadie who has a horrible case of mange. Her whole body is covered in scabs and she has large patches of fur loss. Despite all this, she still loves humans, specifically me. I sat in her kennel for about 15 minutes and was covered in slobber from all her loving. Mange isn't hard to treat and it is certainly preventable with a little time and care by the person that should have loved her. So yea, it's hard, sometimes downright heartbreaking to see what humans can do to animals. I go in every Sunday and I will continue to do so for the gained trust, the tail wags, the long walks, the sunshine snuggle time, the slobbery kisses, and the unbelievable perseverance of animals that have no need to trust us humans, but still do.

So to answer the question of how I can do what I do, I pose this question: How can I not?

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." ~Hellen Keller

Friday, May 14, 2010

Litter Kwitter

This thing is the best purchase I have ever made, EVER!
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Happy Friday Ollie

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Day in the Life of a Puppy

Step 1. Look cute
Step 2. Nap a lot
Step 3. Give Kate kisses frequently
Step 4. Dunk ears/tail/feet in water bowl to cool off
Step 5. Get adopted to my forever home!
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My Cat Dog - Luigi

He's so freakin weird...he drinks out of Ollie's water bowl when Ollie isn't looking too. Secretly, I think he looks up to Ollie as a big (younger) brother...adorable.
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Coolaroo Fluff

He freakin loves this thing. In fact, he outright ignores me so that he can go lay on it (all day and night on Saturday)...even if I offer him cookies. I think that's saying something. Of course, his love for it made it so that he didn't get off it when he barfed Sunday night, but if he wants to lay in his own puke I'm not gonna argue. Actually, i am arguing...I had to hose it down and clean up the other four piles scattered throughout the house. Frosty Paws = NEVER AGAIN!!!
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Baby Grace

I wish they all curled up in your lap this easily. There would be no such thing as homeless pets if they were all as cute and loving as Grace...some just need a little more time and patience
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Monday, May 10, 2010


He's super sweet. Cropped ears are evil and make me hate people
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