Friday, January 14, 2011

THE NEWFS - PART 1

PLEASE DON"T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE ANIMAL RESCUE SITE'S SHELTER CHALLENGE (SEE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

MEET MISTER MAX


EXCERPT FROM Wednesday, 

March 26, 2008

MAX - THE EARLY DAYS:
My turn. My turn. My turn. IT'S MY TURN. This is Max, over. Anybody out there? I just turned 11 months old so I may not be too eloquent. This is my very handsome portrait which is also in the right margin; I'm the distinguished looking black & white dog, not the lazy looking one lying down. I'm a Newfoundland puppy, well more specifically, I'm a Landseer puppy. Here in America us Landseers are part of the Newfoundland Dog breed, but across the pond (the big Atlantic pond) we are our own breed. So it all depends on where you are looking at us from. But I digress. For some reason known only to her (certainly not to dad), mom wanted to get a Newfoundland water dog once they (mom & dad) moved down by Lake Anna, here in ole Virginia. They already had a boring brood of Golden Retrievers but the Goldens didn't provide the degree of excitement and surprises that us bigger canines are capable of providing. So late last spring mom started searching on the Internet for a Newfoundland breeder in the central Virginia area (How am I doing?). She came across Brookstone Newfoundlands in Chesterfield, VA. http://www.brookstonenewfoundlands.com/ I was born in April 2007. My dad is Falco, a rather striking young stud whom I obviously take after, and my mom is Shiloh; you can see them there on the website. Ah, how do I insert one of my baby puppy pictures (as opposed to my big puppy picture)? Oh yeah, I remember. This is me when I was little. Wasn't I a cute little guy? Kinda look like a teeny weeny Holstein; moooooooooooo. My dog mom, Shiloh, had 7 of us on April 21, 2007; 1 Landseer Female, 2 Landseer Males, 2 Black Females & 2 Black Males. Looking over the family album, I believe that I was the cutest, most handsome and most promising of the brood. When I was about 2 months old, mom and dad came down to Chesterfield to pick me out. Well they didn't know that they were gonna pick me, but since dad wanted a Landseer, I had at least a 33.3% chance and since mom wanted a yucky boy dog my probability of being chosen actually rose and stabilized at 50%. I had to strut my stuff to impress mom and make sure that she would choose me to take home with her. That's me strutting my stuff for mom in the picture right over there <--. I must've strutted pretty awesomely 'cause I got picked. I wasn't ready to actually leave Brookstone yet so mom & dad had to wait another couple of weeks before I was old enough to strike out on my own, with their help, to face the challenges of the world.  We'll post Part 2 tomorrow.
- Your bestest buddy MAX
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PLEASE VOTE FOR AHGRRS


The above link will take you to the Animal Rescue Site where you will get to click to donate a free bowl of food to homeless animals. After you do that you will be presented with a "Thank You" page; at the top center of that page please click on the "VOTE TODAY" button. That will then take you directly to the voting page. The only information that you need to enter is to select "WV" as the State from the drop down menu and enter "Capon" for the City. Then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing "Almost heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Capon Bridge, WV 26714." A "VOTE" button will also appear. Click on that "VOTE" button. After you vote you will see a confirmation page that requires you to identify an animal photo; this eliminates illegal machine voting. The answer is simply the type of animal that you see; dog, cat, turtle, fish, cow, etc. - not a specific breed. You can cast one vote everyday from as many different computers to which you have access. Voting will run until August 22, 2010.  You can have the Animal Rescue Site send you a daily reminder to "click" for free food; then you can vote in the All-Star Shelter Challenge. The more friends you can rally to vote the better our chances of winning. Every vote, every day, every computer - counts. 
In the West Virginia state competition AHGRRS is currently leading by a very small margin.  That can change over night so don't want to get over confident.  We've only got 12.72% of the WV vote today and yesterday we had 12.37% ;  #2 has 11.98% and yesterday they had 10.98%.  We're at #202 nationally; yesterday we were #201.  The WV #2 shelter is at #215 nationally (yesterday #226); now only 13 spots behind us.
PLEASE HELP,
VOTE
AND GET OTHERS TO VOTE

5 comments:

Sheila and Bob said...

Max,
So interesting to hear how you came to join the Bumpass Hounds.
It's really neat to get to know your history.
Thanks for sharing that.

Hamish & Sophie

Huffle Mawson said...

Max, you were a cute baby and you are a cute big boy now!

Sammy-Joe said...

You are such a beautiful doggie! So big too! Can you please tell your kitty friends in your house that I am having a giveaway on my blog today for a cool cat toy? In a dew days my doggie sisters will also be giving away a dog toy, you should visit then too!

Homer said...

I know I've said this before and I'll say it again - you are one good looking stud and I bet all the girls in town are crazy about you!

Love,
Homer

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

EvFURRYtime Mom sees woo Newfies - and Remington in MinnieSNOWda, she's furry furry impressed!

Woo are some BIG khanines!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom says thanks furry much fur the kind words about the job thingie!

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