Sunday, October 31, 2010

☻Happy Howl-o-weenie to our furry good FURends☻

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

There is a new star in the midnight sky...

Her dear momma feels immense grief.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

It is so furry NOT nice to take what is not yours - even if no one sees you doing it!

Stealing is WRONG and leaves a furry bad taste in Freyja's mouth. We read on Sugar's bloggy that mean people are taking her momma's words and photos and using them like they were their own! How un-canine is that!? Lots of folks just right click, copy and paste without thinking - just like running across the street to chase a squirrel when you know you are not supposed to leave the yard.

We would like all of our bloggy buddies (cats and dogs) to go to this spot over on Dynamic Drive. It has some code that you can put into the HTML of your bloggy so that sneaky people can't just grab and run with your stuff. If you aren't familar with inserting the code into your bloggy, let my momma know and she will send you HTML that you can copy and paste into a gadget on your bloggy - EZ Peazy!

Wanna see that the code does? Try to right click or copy and paste on my bloggy! Cool, huh? (Mimi's note: nasty folks will still be able to 'control C' to copy words, however, the general, run-of-the-mill blogger will always look for an easy way to steal and the code disables the 'right click' function.)
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Let's hear it for the boys! The boys are back in town!

Scout, Josh, Ben, Joe, Freyja
Three grandsons + a sunny fall day + some tennis balls + a ball Chuckit = worn out dogs + worn out boys

OK. OK. I admit it, I'm just not as much fun as three, little boys who lve dogs - but I DO try!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Get in touch with your 'inner kitten' for a good cause & for ♥Abbey♥

A little click will transport you like magic to take the pledge!
OK, OK, so we're dogs - not cats. But that doesn't mean that we can't take a nap every now and then, especially when it supports such a good cause. Right now we have furry many and many FURends of the canine PURRsuasian that are 'fighting the good fight' against the BIG C. A C is a C is a C no matter how you look at it. So, grab your favorite blankie and Wubba and cuddle up for a snooze to help find a cure for a disease that takes too many good souls to Heaven long before their time.
Go visit with Abbey and show her some l♥ve, please.
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Monday, October 18, 2010

CALLING ALL DOGS (and cats)! Power of the Paw needed over @ THE LUKE's place! Pronto!

 Golden Boy, Golden Retriever, Golden Boy the Luke needs the Power of the Paw ASAP now and for as many days as he says. Luke has had surgery on his throat and the dog-tor said the C-word to the mom. They have decided to fight that old C-thing like crazy and to only think PAWsitive thoughts so no sad stories or downers when you go to hold out your paw in friendship. If you know a good story, tell it. If you know a joke, share it. But no sobbing and no dark thoughts.

They want to see the sun and hear the birdies and listen to the river as it flows over the rocks gurgling away. They need to get good karma so the Luke can fight the good fight and WIN! And, if I know alla' us dogs - we will be right by his side all the way to the victory line and into the winner's circle!

So get on your collar, grab your leash and tell your momma or dadda to get out of the Bark-o-lounger and take you over to Golden Boy Luke's place to leave encouragement and the Power of the Paw in heaping spoonfuls! We ARE a community and as a community we hold paws and support each other FURever and FURever.
We declare our solidarity with the Luke as he fights the good fight!
And don't FURget to travel on over to Wilf's place while you're at it. He's experiencing some good days with his dadda playing up a storm and eating French food to his ♥s content. We need to continue to lay our paws on Wilf and his fambly, too.

National Canine Cancer Foundation

Friday, October 15, 2010

Suffolk County, NY Creating Nation's First Public Database Tracking Animal Cruelty Offenders

Mimi's note: Each and every state in the Union needs to have a law like the one below. It won't happen if we just sit around waiting for someone else to do the job! We need to be active and to place the idea for legislation of this type into the hands of our state Senators and Representatives. I know that I will after the November elections. If each of us does our part we could have a Nationwide registry. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

FRANK ELTMAN FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. — You've heard of Megan's Laws, designed to keep sex offenders from striking again. Now there's a law created in the hope of preventing animal abusers from inflicting more cruelty – or moving on to human victims.

Suffolk County, on the eastern half of Long Island, moved to create the nation's first animal abuse registry this week, requiring people convicted of cruelty to animals to register or face jail time and fines.

"We know there is a very strong correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence," said Suffolk County legislator Jon Cooper, the bill's sponsor. "Almost every serial killer starts out by torturing animals, so in a strange sense we could end up protecting the lives of people."

The online list will be open to the public, so that pet owners or the merely curious can find out whether someone living near them is on it. Some animal abusers have been known to steal their neighbors' pets.

Cooper is also pushing legislation that would bar anyone on the registry from buying or adopting a pet from a shelter, pet shop or breeder.

Camille Suzanne snoozin' in her basket that is tied to a simmerin' radiator
The law was prompted by a number of animal abuse cases in recent months, including that of a Selden woman accused of forcing her children to watch her torture and kill kittens and dozens of dogs, then burying the pets in her backyard.

Animal welfare activists hope the law, passed unanimously Tuesday in the suburban New York City county of 1.5 million people, will inspire governments nationwide in the same way Megan's Law registries for child molesters have proliferated in the past decade.

A spokesman for county Executive Steve Levy said he intends to sign the legislation. It then requires a six-month review by state officials before it goes on the books, said the spokesman, Dan Aug.

As Fred Surbito took his Yorkshire terrier, Sasha, in for grooming at a Farmingville pet store this week, he applauded the legislation.
Mr. Scout and his favorite nappin' spot
"It's very, very important," he said. "If you don't love an animal, you should not have an animal. An animal is part of your family. Like your children, they should never be neglected or harmed. Anybody that does should never own a pet again."

More than a dozen states have introduced legislation to establish similar registries, but Suffolk County is the first government entity to pass such a law, said Stephan Otto, director of legislative affairs for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will administer the database, to be funded by a $50 fee paid by convicted abusers. All abusers 18 or older must supply authorities with their address, a head-and-shoulders photograph and any aliases. Convicted abusers will remain on the registry for five years. Those failing to register face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Grand-dogs Cody 'n Suzie as babies two years ago
After the 2009 arrest of Sharon McDonough, accused of burying kittens and as many as 42 dogs in her yard, neighbors whose pets had disappeared feared the worst. But authorities later concluded that McDonough – who is expected in court this month and could get up to two years in prison if convicted – bought the animals or adopted them through shelters or other traditional outlets.

While some abuse is motivated purely by cruelty, Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross said, some recent cases are linked to the poor economy.

For instance, an emaciated Doberman mix was recently found near death inside a foreclosed-on home, he said. And sometimes, pet rescuer Cathy Mulnard said, elderly people on fixed incomes must decide between eating, or feeding their pets.

"They don't mean to be bad to the animal, but they get overwhelmed and don't know how to ask for help. They may be innocent abusers," said Mulnard, a founder and co-director of Second Chance Rescue, a Suffolk animal shelter that works closely with the SPCA.

Mulnard called the legislation "a godsend for the animals."

"We take care of our animals and love our animals the way you do your children," she said. "We need to protect every animal that's out there because they don't make the decisions in their life; human beings do."

Associated Press researcher Monika Mathur in New York contributed to this report.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let's have a little fun and a take break from our furry bad sadness...

This is me, Mr. Scout all dressed up for last year's (2009) Howl-o-weenie Spook-tacular over at Hansel's place. I am all decked out as that English dude, Sherlock Bones, who I hear was a super-duper sleuth when it came to solving mysterious crimes - and snootering out treats!
Not to be outdone, Miss Freyja (2009) put her best paw forward and dazzled one and all with her Freyja Paw-pins get-up.
Since it's that time of year again when the leaves turn into all sorts of glorious colors up here in Michigan where the hardwoods are plentiful we knew that Hansel would step up to the plate again this year and have another festive offering. We encourage ALL pups and kittens to grab their momma or dadda and go over to the contest bloggy to read what's goin' on. 

Click here to be transported over to the Spook-tacular Contest!
We have so much sadness in our hearts and so many tears on our cheeks for our furry sick FUR-ends that a little levity just might be what the dog-tor ordered. We are sure that those who are precious and close to our hearts as they 'fight the good fight' would approve of living each day to the fullest and bestest because Heaven is only a step away for all of us.
This tree lives across the street from us!
So, get going. Go put your paw on someone's knee or stare at someone with pleading eyes or dance in circles and tell your mamma or dadda that you have things to do and want to celly-brate Howl-o-weenie with Hansel and the crowd at the contest site.

National Canine Cancer Foundation

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Power of the Paw needed ASAP for Wilf in France! He needs our l♥ve!

All of us need to run right over to Wilf's place to offer him our love and support and to circle around him with the Power of the Paw. He isn't feeling good and his dadda is taking him to dog-tor after dog-tor trying to find out why he is hurting so bad. Grab your leash and tell your momma or dadda that you need to go over to Wilf's bloggy right now!

It wasn't all that long ago that Wilf's brofur Digby went to heaven. It should NOT happen to Wilf, nope, not yet. Now, got on your collar and did you get your leash? Hurry up!

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