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, October 22, 2011

National Pitbull Awareness Day

I'm celebrating by visiting Olive and Dixie at the kennel (I have tasty chicken bits for them today!), and then off to the shelter, where I cannot wait to walk our babies. I woke up thinking about them today. A new big blue boy named Wags is on my mind. What a love! I need to take some new pics of him because they do not capture his goofy, loving, floppy ways, nor his sweetness. This dog is a gem.

I have to admit I've fallen down on the blogging job recently. I forgot to post about Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month (October!), and I really don't have much prepared for today. Between the dog walking, dog advocating (I've put up 150 flyers in the last ten days and crosspost on Facebook for about an hour a day), supporting soldiers (as I do) and just having adopted two birds (last weekend, they were rehomed), I'm pooped! My own boys keep my busy, too. They just sat down for naps (after their 45 minute walk in the morning, their breakfast (microwaved for 11 seconds and with chicken cut up in it), their dental bones (after a piece of dried lamb lung), fixing the bed with them both on it, and maneuvering around them as I now also care for the birds, it's a full morning and I have one hour till I leave for the kennel.

Okay, so enough of my sob story.

Here is a nice story about a man who walked into a shelter, was taken with a dog, and left with him. Nothing big, but it meant everything to that dog. And now the man and he are inseparable.

Consider getting your next Scrabble buddy from a shelter! There are so many wonderful animals that aren't nearly reaching their full potential as happy-makers, who would do anything to please you.