Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hike For Our Heroes

Iraq War Veteran Troy Yocum is hiking 7,000 miles across America, banging his drum and sounding the call for $5 million to help military families in need. With Emmie the SuperDog by his side, he took the first step of his 16-month quest on April 17, 2010. Now they are on track to complete the first two weeks on schedule and return to Louisville, KY for the Kentucky Derby.

Emerson Elaine Eskridge the Superdog

Emmie (for short) is Troy's companion across the states. Troy took Emmie hiking at Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky, and a few days after he returned from Iraq, he realized that she is in fact an amazing trail dog. She has an abundance of energy and can hike up to 25 miles a day. No training necessary! She enjoys leading the hike out front and looks back when a fork in the trail begins. After a right or left command she is once again in full stride.

Share (Thanks to Louisville Slugger, Bionic Gloves and Veterans Flag Depot)