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I am dog. I believe in unconditional love. I do not settle for infatuation or puppy love. I believe in true love to the end. I am a life-long lover who will lie at your feet, on the bed, by your chair, at your side. I am dog. I insist on your love. I will stay on a grave of a lover until my end. I believe in commitment. When we have chosen each other, I will be there for you with plenty. Out of my heart flows life and love. You fill my life with abundance and I am fulfilled. Unconditional love is the highest gift. I am committed to love.

Taken from Dog Psalms by Herbert Brokering





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Sunday, October 3, 2010

What's been going on...

Kirby here-

Well yesterday, Mom helped Harbor Humane Society with another adopt a thon. Mom always works this one at the ChowHound the first Saturday of every month, she then will help with another one during the month if our schedule allows it. Anyways, usually she drives the humane society's van with the dogs, but they had 3 events going on yesterday!! The van was needed for a parade so mom and two other ladies loaded the dogs up in their cars and took them to Chow Hound (aren't they awesome!). Anyways, mom had this adorable 4 1/2 year old beagle named Sadie:Isn't she just cute! Mom said this was her first adopt a thon event, she whined in the car both ways but aside from that handled it like a pro! She was great with people and all the dogs and wasn't shy at all. She is going to make a wonderful friend for someone. Her story is very sad and I want to share it with you. She was an owner surrender along with another beagle named Grover. Grover had a thyroid problem that was very easily solved with a pill every day. The owners never took care of it. They basically fed Grover and Sadie whatever whenever and they became overweight. Sadie is a little overweight and like mom said, she needs a good food and exercise. Grover however is about 50-60 pounds overweight, he is a BEAGLE! So you can imagine how extremely bad he is right now. When Grover was surrendered he could barely step over the edge to get into the building! Sadie and Grover are in the same kennel and mom saw Grover yesterday, she wants to cry everytime she sees him because he is so overweight. He is know prone to diabetes, heart problems, joint problems and loads of other problems! This is neglect folks! The humane society would love to adopt them out together, but the chances of that are slim. So they are doing everything they can for Grover to get him healthy and trying to find Sadie a good home.

They also had Molly. She is a lab mixed with something...mom thinks maybe a golden retriever, she has very soft fur with a hint of brown in it. She is only just a year old. She was an owner surrender. She was adopted from Harbor when she was just a pup, and then returned when the family said they just didn't have time for her. Mom just said well that is their loss, because she is a wonderful dog and catches on very quick. She will also be another great dog for a family. Here is pretty picture of Molly:Moose was the other dog there. He is a BIG lab-pit bull mix. He was found as a stray a few months ago. They figure he is about 4 years old or so. He really is a laid back guy, but for some reason Mom said he had an attitude yesterday (I know how that is). Mom had him at some other adoption events and he usually is very good but he was growling at some of the other dogs, so Moose spent a lot of time walking around outside and chewing on rawhides in his crate. It was okay, he was very happy to be doing that. Here is a pic of big ole Moose:Mom said they had a great time yesterday with the dogs and visiting with people. Mom likes the adoption events. She always comes home exhausted but she always feels good! She found out yesterday that 3 dogs she has had at adopt a thons were going into foster to adopt homes! These are people who agree to foster a dog and have the option to adopt them. It is kind of like trying out a dog. It has been very successful! Also, a few others are going into foster homes so they can work on things like housebreaking and obedience. The lady that was helping my mom yesterday just got her foster dog adopted out (yeah!) and picked up another one Friday night to start fostering...mom says she is really cool!

Last night my mom and I went to Scooter's house and we got to play outside till it was dark. Scooter was feeling really good (she is 14) so we were chasing each other around the yard. Here is a nightime picture of us. We had a lot of fun!

Well check out what mom got me today:
Yep, another toy! This is one of my "job" toys. You see I need jobs to do when mom leaves and finding treats is one I tend to be excelling at! This is called a "Tug a Jug" it is made by Busy Buddy, they make my other treat ball too. Anyways, I had a lot of fun with it. Mom put some kibble in it and I gave it a shot. I guess you are supposed to pull the rope up and down and the treats will come out. I can't get the kibble to come out yet!! I tried pulling it up onto the couch. I thought maybe if I stared at it long enough the kibble would come out... I tried getting them out by laying down....still no luck.....

Okay, mom, we need to discuss this toy....I think this "job" is going to be really difficult for me!

Well...there is always tomorrow....

Woof!
Kirby

6 comments:

  1. That purple toy looks like a real mind bender or should I say, paw bender! I am sure you will figure it out!

    Your pal, Pip

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  2. Woof! Dillon here lil dude...you know, if you were a lab, my advice to you would be to crunch on the bottle part REEEAAALLY hard! Crack it open and eat the treats! But since you are not a lab, you will need to be persistent like a lab is...remember...we would invade China for a Cheerio dude! Surely you will get the kibble out of the bottle! Hang in there! WOOF!
    High Paws!
    Dillon WOOF WOOF!

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  3. Hi there!! Found you through the blog hop- My blog is about my pup, Kirby! :) Funny enough, he's been working on a tug-a-jug lately too! Anyway, we're your newest followers. :) Hi!

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  4. Mom has seen that toy in stores and keeps wanting to get it for me. After seeing your pictures, I'm going to tell her no thanks.

    About Grover -- that's not even neglect, that's downright abuse. It is so horrifying. Owning pets is a privilege, not a right. It gets mom really mad whenever she sees/hears about neglect & abuse cases.

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  5. That looks like a great toy! You'll have to tell me all about your agility when you start! I've been doing it for a while and I love it... as you can tell from the pics! Thanks for coming over to visit!

    Your pal,
    Cosmo

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  6. Hi there Kirby!

    The purple toy looks fun especially with the treats inside. Worry not, perhaps when you wake up the treats fun their way out of the bottle just like magic!

    Have a great weekend!


    Love,
    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

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