Friday, January 29, 2010

Grab Your Seat

TGIF! Its Fill-Ins time...

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1. Wouldn't it be easy to say screw it all and walk away.

2. This season of 24 is proving to be better than ever!

3. I love the taste of chocolate covered strawberries.

4. There is never any place to sit in the living room because the dogs take over the couches.

5. The first thing we're going to do is stop and smell the roses.

6. The kitchen sink constantly goes drip, drip, drip; I can't take it anymore.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a new episode of Ghost Whisperer, tomorrow my plans include a 4 year old's birthday party and Sunday, I want to relax!

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yea, Whatever

Its Doggy Day... which means we're one step closer to the weekend! That should make Tut note quite as fresh than yesterday, right?

Tut: "Who me? What's you talking 'bout??"

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Lola says 'yea, it was you... not me... really!"

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Sophie "nope, not me... must've been that brother of mine...."

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Zeus says "Not me... it was her other brother...I'm just sitting here minding my own business and looking pretty darned handsome, if I do say so myself..."

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Tut says,"yea whatever..."

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What I Think About Wednesdays

Happy Wordless Wednesday! Did I just say its only Wednesday?

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Tut says come back tomorrow for Dogs on Thursday and Knit On...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Foster Update

I don't really have too much to say today (still looking for my knitting mojo and the "winter wonderland" has turned into a soggy, muddy mess), so since I just took some new pictures of Simon, I thought I'd share. You may remember the little guy we fostered for an afternoon back in February, 2007 ... he came back to us in March when his then-Mom got a new job and had to move. I think it only took one night before we convinced our friends they were meant to be Simon's family...

The first one is my favorite, even though its a little blurry...

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Don't you just love those ears? Here he is with his human sister... two peas in a pod!

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I'm always happy to get photos and updates on our fosters, but its extra special when you have one that is still part of your close circle of friends and you get to see them often!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Planet Dog Helping Rescue Dogs in Haiti

PLANET DOG FOUNDATION RAISES
FUNDS FOR RESCUE DOGS IN HAITI
Joanne Woodward Newman and Newman's Own
Foundation Will Match PDF Gift

What: The Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), Planet Dog's non-profit arm that specializes in grant funding for programs that work with dogs to help people in need, has established a fundraising program to make an emergency donation to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. The donation will help support the efforts of their teams currently active in Haiti. Their teams train rigorously for years, so they can immediately mobilize in times of unthinkable disasters like this one.

All donations (up to $1,500) made to the Planet Dog Foundation to help support the work of the life-saving dogs in the Haiti rescue efforts will be matched by the Planet Dog Foundation. Joanne Woodward Newman and Newman's Own Foundation, will then match PDF's total contribution to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. That means that every single contribution to PDF will be quadrupled!

To learn more about the work of these incredible dogs and see daily updates on their successes on the ground in Haiti, visit
Search Dog Foundation

When: The fundraising drive ends on February 8th. PDF will send the donation to the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation on February 10th. Joanne Woodward Newman and Newman's Own Foundation will match the PDF gift on February 15th.

How: Donations can be made at the Planet Dog Company Store located at 211 Marginal Way in Portland. They can also be mailed to PDF to 49 York Street, Portland, ME 04101 along with the PDF donation form found online. Donors should indicate the gift is for the Matching Grant Program for Haiti.

Who: Planet Dog, the Portland-based designer, developer and retailer of award-winning and socially responsible products for dogs, is proud to donate 2% of every sale to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF). PDF provides cash grants to non-profit programs throughout the country that train, place and support dogs who help people in need. Since 2006, PDF has given away more than a half a million dollars in cash grants and in-kind product donations.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Filling In

TGIF!!! I haven't done this for a few weeks now, but it's time for a little Fill-In with some pictures of the kids scattered in to keep your interest!

1. You have a chance to do the right thing, but history proves you won't.

2. I want to be home hanging out with my furbabies right now!

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3. There is a a tyrant on the loose.

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4. Rack up the bills now and pay later, isn't that the American way?

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5. It's time to find something new.

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6. This year's vacation plans are up in the air but hopefully I'll still get to see everyone, even if its a few months later than usual.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching the Hope For Haiti Now telethon, tomorrow my plans include going to see my honey's band play and Sunday, I want to watch some playoff football! I could care less about the Jets/Colts game - hate them both! Now that my Pats aren't in it, I'm all for either the Saints (they do deserve it) or Vikings (Brett doing "Pants on the Ground" after last week's win was priceless) winning the Superbowl!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Snow Doggies

Happy Doggy Day! If you only stop by on Thursdays, scroll back and check out Sully, the 2yo Brittany Spaniel who we helped to transport to his foster home this past weekend. I just checked out his petfinder page and saw that he is marked as adopted - yea!!!

The kids have been thrilled with all the snow this week and Mommy's got the pictures to prove it!

My snowbunny Lola...

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For all my Thursday doggy readers, you'll find some more "winter crap wonderland" shots like this one if you scroll back too...

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If Lola is the snowbunny, I guess that makes Sophie the snow princess...

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Tut loves zipping around in the white stuff...

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"If Sophie's the snow princess, then I am the snow King Tut..."

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Zeus was looking for his winter birdie friends (ssh! don't tell him Bad Mommy forgot to fill the feeders)...

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"Mommy, mummy, ma... did youz cez dem??? They flewz over datta way! I getz em!"

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"Okayz Mum... I comz in now...but I don't wanna!"

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Happy Wordless Wednesday! The good news? It has stopped snowing... for now ... and it actually looks pretty cool!

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Winter wonderland...

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Look at that sun and sky...

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My morning drive is even pretty when the roads are clear!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2yo SWM Looking for a Loving Home

Here he is.... meet Sully, the loveable 2 year old Brittany gentleman that we helped transport to his foster home on Sunday. Be sure to check out his Petfinder page!

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We had the second to last leg of his 2 day journey (the last one was actually his foster Mom taking him home), so Sully was a bit tired by the time he reached us. That didn't stop his curiosity however... he really enjoyed riding and watching out the window.

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Sully, ready for his close up... has he stolen your heart yet?

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He's a wonderful boy looking for his forever home, so if you know anyone interested please pass his information along to them.

Today was another snow day here... Thankfully the drive wasn't like yesterday, but it did snow all day... Hard to believe it was 50 degrees this past Saturday!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Snow Day

It certainly is a snow day here, however I'm sad to say, I am working. This was my drive in this morning...

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Once I crossed into the next town the roads got a tiny bit better, but not much.

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We did the second to last leg of Sully's transport last night and fortunately got home well before the real snow started. Sully was an absolute love and was wonderful in the car (poor guy had been riding for two days). I did take some pictures of him (although it was dark and he was a bit tired) and they will be coming soon, promise! In the meantime, check out his Petfinder page! Anyone interested in an adorable 2 year old male brittany that's full of kisses and love for his new family?