Monday, February 7, 2011

JUBAL'S CATEGORY VOTING IS TOMORROW

 VOTE FOR JUBAL
A smile on every face and

 
Hey Hounders,
Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8th will be voting day for MANGO MINSTER 2011 "Good Old Dog" category in which I, Jubal (a.k.a. Jubey, Jubes, Big Jubes) am a contestant.  I would be most 'preciative if'n ya'll could take a minute of your valuable time and pop on over to the Mango Minster 2011 web-page and cast a ballot or two in my favor. On show day Mango will post voting buttons in the sidebar of his blog (as soon as his Momma wakes up) then you will have approximately 32 hours to cast your votes for Reader's Choice in the category (don't worry, there will be a count down timer on his blog).  Alex, my feline bro, nominated me; he also nominated Patti Whackit in the Insane Cracker Dog category. Voting in Patti's category is Friday.  To see our entry post click here.  Unlike our rescue dogs who have looked at life from both sides, I am fortunate to be able to say that I've lived with mom and dad since I was a puppy.  I joined the household as a playmate for one of the 3 dogs already in the house, Rusty.  Rusty was mom and dad's 1st puppy dog and then they got Penny as a companion for Rusty.  That worked out OK for a while but as she got older Penny grew up but Rusty was like Peter Pan and he didn't.  Mom and dad also had their first rescue dog, Bear, nickamed Old Bear Dog or OBD.  So I came into the home as the fourth dog.  Rusty and I got along GReat.  I was his playmate for a long time.  The lady that had my momma dog and her pups called me Barker, like that TV guy Bob Barker.  I was the last of the pups to go and she made me available to mom at a special discount price.  Mom and dad changed my name to Jubal after that Confederate Army General, Jubal Early.  See, at that time we lived in a development located near Chancellorsville VA where Jubal Early had been involved in battles and where Stonewall Jackson had been shot by his own men.  In 2006, after OBD, Rusty and Penny had all gone to The Rainbow Bridge, the rest of us in the household all moved down by Lake Anna  in Bumpass, VA and we eventually started blogging as The Bumpass Hounds.  After receiving some in house complaints we added "and Kitties" to that name.  I am a pedigree Golden Retriever with papers, not that anyone cares.  I am mom's favorite and she's not all that impartial about it.  I kinda get to do what I want around here because I stay out of the way; I'm not an attention getter.  I like to be comfortable and don't hide that fact.  It doesn't take a lot to make me happy; breakfast and dinner, an after breakfast rawhide chew, an occasional cookie and pat on the head, etc.  I get along with everyone here, including the 4 cats. When mom and dad adopted Radar it was my job to take care of him just like Rusty did for me.  Radar was born blind and without a tail and with some other birth defects.  He developed Parvo Virus and had to be quarantined when he first got here.  When his quarantine was up I was the only one that could play with him for a while.  I showed him around and played with him until he was able to meet the rest of the gang and join the pack.  I have a good life here and I'm most appreciative.  I work with AHGRRS to help out other dogs and cats that are less fortunate than us.  I wish every dog and cat had as loving a home as we do here in The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties.  Please vote for me in Mango's Good Old Dog category.  Thank you, thank you, very much.  - Jubal has left the building.
- Jubal

Some of my album photos and video:
Me and Radar bitey butt
Me on the big bed
Me and buds on the bed
Radar and Me
ME AND RADAR EXPLORING


Radar and Me Introduction
Smilin' Me


Radar and Me
Alex and Me

HELP!

WE NEED SOMEBODY, NOT JUST ANYBODY
WE'RE LOSING BADLY - PLEASE HELP US
YOU KNOW WE NEED SOMEONE
WON'T YOU PLEASE, 
PLEASE HELP ME?
HELP ME, HELP ME.



 
PLEASE DON"T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE ANIMAL RESCUE SITE'S SHELTER CHALLENGE  AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN EVERY DAY.

WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR VOTE TODAY, WE ARE FALLING FURTHER BEHIND #1 IN WV 

THANK YA'LL FOR YOUR VOTE 
If you try to leave a comment on our blog but are unable to, please drop us a line at:

bumpasshounds@hughes.net 
so that we know we have a problem and can try to fix it.  

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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 for 10 weeks.  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, as of 2/07/2011, AHGRRS is in 2nd place but finally starting to close the gap a bit.. We can change backto #1 again over a few days if ya'll don't give up your effort---- VOTE  We've got 15.18% of the WV vote today, up from yesterday when we had 16.98% ;  #1 has 24.88% and yesterday they had 25.76%.  There's now a 9.70% gap (10.58% yesterday) which we, hopefully, can continue to close in just a week of heavy voting. We're now at #118 nationally; yesterday we were #133.  The WV #1 shelter is at #59 nationally (yesterday #53); now 59 spots ahead of us; it was 78 spots ahead of us yesterday. We are truly appreciative of your voting efforts on our behalf.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP
VOTE
AND PLEASE TRY YOUR DARNEDEST TO GET OTHERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS, TO ALSO VOTE



4 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thanks for the intro, Jubal. It's always nice to get to know individuals in a big household.

Would you ask TBT for us what a cowhide top cover for the back of our new recliner chair is? We don't have to go shoot a cow to get one, do we?

Homer said...

Hey Jubal,

You definitely have my vote. We think you deserve to win Mango Minister 2011. You are one good looking bloke - in fact, we think every hounds and cats are booti-ful!

Go Jubal!

Love,
Homer

Sheila and Bob said...

Jubal, you give a wonderful history lesson, not only of who you are but things about the area you ,lived, very interesting, our Dad loves history.

You have got our vote as does Patti.
We are also very happy that you took Radar under your paw and taught him the ropes and how to be a good Golden Retriever citizen.

As always we will be stopping to vote for Almost Heaven.

mayziegal said...

Awww, Jubal! You ARE a very good dog! I luved learning all abouts you. Thank you for reminding me abouts the voting and good luck in the contest!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

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