Saturday, October 17, 2009

HALLOWEEN IS COMING

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED EVERYWHERE.
Hey Hounders, Homer J. and Jubal with a plea for HELP. Our good buddy Mogley's posts this week point out a BIG problem, there aren't enough foster homes for all the dogs being turned over to shelters and rescue organizations. Here's Mogley's Wednesday Post:



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Foster Homes needed!
If you have room to help, we can use foster homes. Recently Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, GRRR, had to turn down a dog because we were out of room. We are facing that situation again with several more scheduled to come in. If you can volunteer to take in a homeless Golden, please let us know.


Thank you,

Mogley G. Retriever

And this is his Thursday post:


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Foster Homes!
I think I may have left the wrong impression in the last post.GRRR did not have to turn down a rescue, at the last minute someone volunteered and we were able to pick them up. But it has been close, we are full up and we need any help we can get. We have several double rescues coming in. We may try to place Bella II in time to take one of the pairs. We have had several inquiries and are working hard to make a match.


Since we have readers all over the world, we need to remind you that your local rescue is running on "full" as well and they can use volunteers. We have received several e-mails from other groups telling us they have the same need for temporary homes.

This weekend there is a training class for foster volunteers to help understand how to introduce a new dog into your home, as well as coping with relocation problems.

My humans say that there is nothing more exciting than working with a homeless dog. It is like getting a present under the Christmas tree. If you ever find your life to be boring, here is the answer.

Help a homeless dog find a forever home.

Mogley G. Retriever


Mogley also announced that their foster girl Aspen has been relocated to her new furever home and their other foster girl, Bella II, is likely being relocated this weekend; keep your paws crossed. Mogley does a super job helping find furever homes for needy animals; that's why he received the coveted BRAVO ZULU AWARD IN MEMORY OF SPENCER from us. Mogley, Bella and the chauffeur truly do "Make A Difference." So how about you? Do you make a difference, or at least try to make a contribution to help out. How about 4 hours a week volunteering at the local shelter? Can you try to do that mauch? How about skipping one or two lattes during the week and contributing the money to a rescue group like AHGRR or GRRR? Shelters can often use old towels or blankets and other stuff that you might be discarding anyway. Why not at least call your local shelter or animal rescue group and ask what they need? If we all do something we can all make a difference. We always say that it's better to do a litlle than to do nothing. The holidays are fast approaching and a lot of homeless animals need help and homes. Please contact a local shelter or rescue organization and volunteer to help out in whatever way you can, big or small. Please try to do your part to save lives; you'll feel GRReat about it.


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- Homer J. and Jubal and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

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HOW 'BOUT THESE
"STAR WARS"
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Let's say we have 1 Darth Vader, 1 Princess Leah, 1 Ewok (?) and 2 Yodas



























Hey Hounders,
Advice from Dr. Jon: With Halloween just around the corner, many dog owners are gearing up to dress themselves, their children, their homes and their dogs in Halloween attire. Holidays are always fun - especially Halloween - and we like including our pets in the fun festivities because they truly are part of our family. But do our dogs really enjoy wearing those funny Halloween costumes? Well, this can all depend on so many things, including their temperament and the type of costume you choose.If you're planning on outfitting your dog in a costume this Halloween, keep these tips in mind to make the holiday happy and healthy:

1. Don't force your dog to wear a costume if he doesn't want to. Halloween is supposed to be fun for everyone and you don't want your dog to be miserable. There are other ways he can enjoy the festivities (which I'll get to in just a second).

2. Think about your dog's energy level. If he's a bit hyperactive, chances are he'll shake off a costume that has several parts. He may be better off with a simpler costume with fewer pieces.

3. Make sure the costume is the right size - if it's too big he can trip over it and injure himself.

4. Make sure the costume doesn't have any pieces your dog can bite off and potentially choke on.

5. Make sure the costume easily allows your dog to use the bathroom - it shouldn't fully cover his bottom half.

6. Make sure the costume is high quality. Cheap costumes are more likely to fall off or rip which can cause injury.

7. Let your dog try on the costume ahead of time so he can get used to it.

8. Keep your dog away from fire, candles and cigarettes.

9. Keep your dog away from candy on the floor and tables - if he eats it, it could make him sick.

10. Keep candy wrappers away from your dog - dogs often like to eat it because of the candy smell, but they can choke.

Choosing the right costume for your dog may be a challenge, but the good news is that there's another great way your dog can safely enjoy the holiday fun. Give him something he's SURE to love - his own TOYS & TREATS.

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MONDAY MYSTERY GUEST:
These are the clues we gave y'all so far to this week's Monday Mystery Guest:

1.- The MG is a "rescue" that was within minutes of "termination."
2.- The MG has something in common with a particular Australian beer.

3. - The MG shares a home with a girl who is beautiful in Italy.
4.- The MG probably likes John Denver music.
5.- There are Zoomies (and doolies) south of the MG.


Today's Clue:
6.- The MG is a GRRReat advocate.

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Life Lessons From Boru:

If at first you don't succeed; go take a nap.

6 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So many topikhs!

My paws don't know where to start OR stop!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Huffle Mawson said...

What Khyra said! But I am NOT wearing a costume.

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya pals!! We will go over and see the BellaII post. Wish we were closer to help with fostering!

The costumes are fantastic!!! I tried on a Western getup the other day....wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but mom was getting a kick out of my outfit!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we noticed you finally got Radar's photo in the sidebar. We don't know when since we've had off and on computer problems for so long. He looks good.

We're cold so we might take Boru's advice.

Mogley does so much fostering. A great choice for another Bravo Zulo award.

JackDaddy said...

The Ewok is one of the cutest costumes I have ever seen! I think Jack will dress up like a calm puppy - no one would ever know it is him!

Homer said...

Hey TBH,

We have been very busy since we moved from Holland to Milan. How are you guys doing??? Italy is a very amazing and booti-ful. We are not settled down at the moment. We are still searching for a place to stay, somewhere in the suburbs of Milan. Once we are settled, you should pack your humans into a huge jumbo size box and send them over to Italy. We will seduce them with wine and food, historical buildings, espresso, michaelangelo, duomo and if we are lucky we can get them to pose for Armani! How does that sound???

Love,
Homer

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