Friday, March 4, 2011

TBH+K SOLICITING BRAVO-ZULU NOMINATIONS

"BZ" 

Rescued Shiloh
Hey Hounders,
It's the TBH+K "rescues" here with an important post about our BZ award.  As rescued Golden Retrievers ourselves, we realize how important that people and dogs dedicate some of their efforts to helping dogs (and cats) that would are homeless and/or in a shelter.
Rescued Sophie
We are all looking for the same thing people want, to be a loved family member in a forever home. We have met many wonderful cats and dogs through Dogs With Blogs and independent blogs. We were introduced to DWB by our friend Spencer who is at The Rainbow Bridge.

Rescued Jenny
He helped rescue Golden Retrievers in Southern California and his family's current Golden, Kona, is continuing that effort. We do what we can here in Virginia and our blog buddies Mogley and Bella are helping out in the Rocky Mountain states.  Our friend The Luke helped in the effort around Houston before he went to The Bridge and his br The Bleu continues the work now. Finding a new home for a homeless dog is difficult enough, but the older the dog the more difficult it seems to be.
Rescued Patti
Rescued Abby









Rescued Gracie



Our dad is an old salt; that means he was in the Navy (like the Village People's song). In the Navy, when someone did something good that was out of the ordinary, something above and beyond the norm, they would often be recognized with a "BZ" message or flag hoist or letter of commendation. In the nautical phonetic alphabet, the letter "B" is pronounced "BRAVO" and the letter "Z" is pronounced "ZULU."

Rescued Jack

Rescued Radar and Rescued Homer J.










Hence the "BZ" message is commonly referred to as a "BRAVO-ZULU" and it means "WELL DONE." There is a signal flag for each letter in the alphabet; the BRAVO flag is solid red with a triangular bite missing from the fly side; the ZULU flag is square with the base of four different colored triangles on each side (yellow, blue, red and black). On behalf of all the dogs that have found homes because of such efforts, we, The Bumpass Hounds + Kitties of Bumpass, Virginia, created the highly coveted, Bumpass Hounds + Kitties  BRAVO-ZULU Award. This award is not one to be passed on or transferred. It is solely for the recipient to whom it is awarded. There are no rules or requirements that go with it.  It's nothing fancy and no money comes with it, but the recipients have already received their reward, and it is NOT a stuffy that squeals. Since March of 2009 we have only given out 5 BZ Awards.
Rescued Sophie
THE FIVE BRAVO-ZULU AWARD WINNERS TO DATE ARE:

Well, we'd like all of you hounders to pick your brains and see if there's any blog that you think would qualify to receive the BZ Award.  Remember, it is awarded to a blog that has gone above and beyond the norm to make a difference in the effort to rescue homeless animals and assist in finding them happy and loving furever homes.  We'd like ya'll to submit nominations for consideration to us via email at bumpasshounds@hughes.net

- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties Rescues

VOTING STATUS:

Seemed to lose a bit of ground today in the West Virginia state competition, as of 3/04/2011, AHGRRS can say "WE'RE STILL #1." We can stay at #1 if ya'll don't give up your effort---- VOTE. We've got 16.95% of the WV vote today, UP from 3/3 when we had 16.93% ; #2 has 16.38%, UP 3/3 when they had 16.25%. There's now only a 0.57% gap (0.68% yesterday) which, hopefully, we can open further with continued heavy voting. We're now at #128 nationally; same place from 3/3 when we were #128. The WV #2 shelter is at #132 nationally, UP two spots (3/3 they were at #134); so they're only 4 spots behind us; it was 6 spots behind us on 3/2. We are truly appreciative of your voting efforts on our behalf,  Voting ends at midnight Pacific Standard Time on Sunday night March 20th -.Hallelujah!
LET'S KEEP UP THE SURGE.

YOU CAN HELP US OUT

Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) operates solely on private donations and corporate or organizational grants. Right now you can help us in our attempt to win a $1,000.00 grant from The Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge. The below logo link will take you to the Animal Rescue Site (dad fixed it) 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 right side of the top 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" in the State box from the drop down menu and then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing a list of shelters. The second shelter on the list will be "Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Capon Bridge, WV 26714." A "VOTE" button will also appear. Simply 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. Actually, you can vote in the early morning and then again in the evening after about 8-10 hours; you can also vote from different browser such as MS-Explorer, Yahoo, Firefox and Google Chrome. Voting will run for about six more 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. On our blog we provide a status report of how we're doing; right now not so hot - 2nd place and slipping. Won't you please take the time to help out a senior Golden?

9 comments:

Sheila and Bob said...

We are going to help our Mom & Dad put on their thinking caps and send you our nomination for the BRAVO-ZULU award.



Hamish & Sophie

JackDaddy said...

Wow. This is gonna be tough! You have set some really high standards!

Samantha said...

Such a wonderful award for deserving blogs! We have an idea and will send you a nomination! YOU do such wonderful work!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

Keisha said...

Wow, I think there are a lot of good blogs out there! :) I think my vote goes to Khyra's Korner, because she talks about everything from lost pets who need to come home, to sick pets who need some cheering up, to critters who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge, and she helps a lot of hoomans too, when they have lost their pet friends. I think she does good stuff all the time. There are lots and lots of good blogs out there, but Khyra's is one of the most helpful. :) Thank you.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We have one -

And it even makes a furry big difFURence fur khanines and khats -

Off to paw it prior to Mom heading to The Great Kibble Provider!

We are still SOOOOOO furry honoured to be among the recipients!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Help! The last two times we tried to go vote for AHGRR, the site would not let us past the opening page. Is there another link to enter?

Mogley G. Retriever

Sheila and Bob said...

Hey Mogley, several of our friends were also having a problem voting yesterday, I think it was their problem.
Just voted now with no problem.


Hamish & Sophie

Huffle Mawson said...

I will have a think about who else should get the BRAVO ZULU award and tell you if I come up with any good suggestions.

Kari in WeHo said...

We are BIG supporters of rescue here

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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