Saturday, November 28, 2009

SATURDAY SAFETY TIPS

WHY YOUR VOTE MATTERS
Hey Hounders, it's the bobtail brat Radar with my daily plea, not pee - PLEA. I really need y'all to check out the last item at the bottom of the post about voting for Almost Heaven Golden Retrievers Rescue & Sanctuary (AHGRR) in The Animal Rescue Site monetary grant balloting. AHGRR is the reason I'm alive and here to bug you, but please don't hold that against them. AHGRR could sure use the grant money to pay for food and medicines and veterinary care for the homeless dogs awaiting a furever home. AHGRR was up to #200 nationwide yesterday; maybe we're even higher up today. If you can sponsor a dog or maybe make a donation, please visit the website:
http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/

Here's the biography on Fella. Fella is one of the most recent arrivals at AHGRR. It sure would be a swell holiday for him if he could find his furever home or maybe at least find a temporary sponsor.

Fella - 7 year old Fella suffers from severe separation anxiety. We didn't know this when he came to us, so it has been a rocky road for him so far. Fella doesn't always like other dogs, so sadly he is going to require a special home. He's a wonderful dog who has been passed from one family member to another and then to rescue. That cannot happen again - Fella needs his own person and home. His anxiety can be controlled with the aid of some moderately priced prescription drugs and it is our hope that he will find that special home that he so deserves.
- Radar and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

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ABBY'S EASY TIPS FOR A PET-SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON
It's your pal Abby (Dabby-Do) with some helpful hints to help keep us pet healthy and safe during this holiday seasons. Starting yesterday things might be busy around the house for the next few weeks. There may be parties and decorating going on in the house. Sometimes we pets can be a little too inquisitive and stick our noses, and mouths, where they don't belong. It's really up to our care givers to take a few precautions to make sure that we all have an enjoyable, and safe, holiday season so please make sure that your peeps read these tips from the SPCA.
Easy Tips for a Pet-Safe Holiday Season
There’s nothing more scrumptious than gathering with friends and family for the holidays, but many of the ingredients in human fun can result in distress for pets. As we kick off this season of lights, parties and yummy treats, the ASPCA wants to remind pet parents of the potential hazards certain goodies and décor can pose to our furry friends.
“As you prepare for your holiday celebrations,” says Dr. Steven Hansen, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Animal Health Services, “remember to be wary of foods and traditions that can bring potential dangers to companion animals.” In honor of the joyous season to come, ASPCA poison control experts offer these essential tips for having pets at the party in a safe way:
Avoid Too Much of a Good Thing. While the holidays are a time for giving, there are some foods you should not share with your furry friends. A taste of mashed potato or a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn’t pose a problem. However, alcoholic beverages, coffee, onions, fatty foods, yeast dough and macadamia nuts can all lead to stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse—an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. A special no-no is chocolate, which if ingested can lead to death. And you may want to skip sharing the turkey—poultry bones can splinter and cause intestinal blockages.

If your dog or cat accidentally ingests any potentially harmful products and you need emergency advice, please consult your veterinarian or the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 (a fee applies) or www.aspca.org/apcc
- Abby and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
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MONDAY MYSTERY GUEST:
The Monday Mystery Guest is, as always, chosen from amongst our followers listed at the top of our blog. These are the clues so far:
1. - The MG could be a barber shop singing group.
2. - The MG helps those that are color blind.
3. - The MG has its' own meteorologist.
4. - The MG is like a newspaper; black and white and also red.
5. - To visit the land of the MG one need only click the heels of their ruby slippers together and say "There's no place like home" three times. But beware of Miss Gulch. Today's Clue:
6.- The MG lives in a town named after a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Commonly used whiskeys include rye (the traditional choice), Canadian whisky, bourbon and Tennessee whiskey. Proportions of whiskey to vermouth vary, from a very sweet 1:1 ratio to a much drier 4:1 ratio. The cocktail is often stirred with ice and strained into a cocktail glass, where it is garnished with a Maraschino cherry with a stem. The drink is also frequently served on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass (lowball glass).

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Life Question From Boru:
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when they throw a revolver at him?
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PLEASE VOTE FOR AHGRR

Please go to this website:
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3
The webpage is somewhat temperamental but the above link is correct. Please give the page enough time to fully load to "Done" before proceeding. Then we want you to enter the following red data into the boxes provided:
Shelter Name: Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue
Country: United States
State: WV
City: Capon Bridge
To simplify things, you can actually just select "WV" in the state drop down menu and type "Capon" in for theCity. Then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing the location of AHGRR: Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Capon Bridge, WV 26714. And, more importantly, a "VOTE" button will appear. Click on the "VOTE" button. You will then have to identify a particular animal in a photo to confirm your vote; this eliminates machine voting. You then will be thanked for your vote to indicate that your vote has registered. You can cast one vote every day for your favorite rescue organization. Voting began on September 14th, 2009, and ends at midnight (PST) on December 20th, 2009. The more friends you can rally to vote for your favorite rescue organization, the better its chances of winning. Every vote, every day counts - shelters can pull ahead even during the last few days with enough support. Get people involved! The homeless pets awaiting adoption at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary are counting on us.

5 comments:

Sierra Rose said...

Fella is such a sweet one! Hope he finds that special home.
Thanks for the safety tips!!!
Have a nice weekend pals! We went over and voted again. Hope you are moving up in the numbers. Good campaigning Radar.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

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

Woo know I'm khrossing my paws fur Fella -

Love does khonkhwer all!

As fur the MG, my Doggy Nanny used to drink them!

Mom khan see them in the glass!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Woo have me in stitches!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are votin' fur you every day and from all four of our momma's bloggys, too☺ We want you to win!

We like alla' your hints fur the howl-o-days - all good!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We've been voting every day but not leaving comments.

The Army of Four said...

Great tips for the holidays! As we say here - SAFETY FIRST!
Play bows,
Zim

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If you can, please consider opening your home to a homeless animal, preferably a dog or cat or other domesticated animal; livestock does better on farms and wild animals do better in zoos and parks. Your local Humane Society or SPCA or Animal Shelter has a wide selection of could be, should be, pets looking for new homes. If you can't adopt, perhaps you can at least become a sponsor. We'll show you how to help out Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) on our blog page, but you can help out any organization of your choice, but please help; contribute or volunteer.
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So many Senior and Special Needs Goldens do not find "forever homes". Many of these dogs have above average medical needs and costs, are maintained on "special" diets, or have other extraordinary needs. Your donations can be targeted towards a particular Senior or Special needs Golden Retriever. As a sponsor, you will receive updates about your "special" Golden, and will be mentioned in our quarterly newsletter as the dog's sponsor. We also accept Paypal donations. Please keep in mind that we are a non-profit organization and that your donation is fully tax-deductible. Please just write the Golden's name in the memo line of your check or Paypal submission when sponsoring a Golden Retriever.

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