Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Motley Crew

These two thugs are commiserating on the downfalls of being low-pups-on-the-totem-pole in a house full of top dogs. Being a foster dog in these circles means ya gotta play second fiddle to a pack of veteran canines and work for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g while waiting for an adopter to make you famous. Actually, as pathetic as they look, Frodo and Tyson are good buddies and they enjoy catching zzz's together in the first morning light while waiting for the sound of breakfast. But we like to chuckle at how forlorn they look. (Hey, you have to find entertainment where you can.)

The top dogs on the property are so unimpressed (read: bored) with foster dogs that they make the perfect role models for impromptu training sessions thru-out the day. What would we do without our patient crew of old timers? They remind us that dumb manners are only temporary ----> ---> ---> COOKIE TIME VIDEO

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Saying Goodbye

Tomorrow marks a bittersweet moment for (V-dog) Frodo's sister, Spyder. She's leaving for a new home in a far-away land. We'll get back here and update asap.

Patriotism, indeed!

The threat of more BSL in Florida is raising its ugly head again. Heads Up!: HB101

Countering the insanity of Florida's BSL are our celebrated friends at Hillsborough County Animal Services. They can boast being one of the most proactive shelters in the country for going after animal abusers. Instead of pushing ineffective legislation, they're all about enforcing existing laws. Thank dog somebody in FL is setting a good example. Best quote in the article, Hillsborough on top on animal cruelty cases....

Dennis McCullough, is a former Secret Service agent who points out that he is neither a vegetarian nor a member of PETA. McCullough sees the protection of animals as nothing less than patriotic. "Part of the American way is that we defend the weak and defenseless," he said. "And this is just another example."

It's a funny world when the good guys have to make sure and distance themselves from Peta. What's Peta up to, by the way? ...What else? They're pushing for the breed ban in Florida. With a $30 million dollar annual budget that's obviously being used to hurt innocent animals, friends don't let friends donate to the crazies.


Mac`s Gang said...

That`s the funniest video.
The Newbies haven`t quite caught on to stay.
They`re exuberant yet polite.
Frodo looks great.
What a beautiful dog.
Is Spyder coming to Canada?
That`s sort of a far away land.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it - Both of my bad rap doggie crushes in the same photo op!!
I wish only the best for Frodo and Tyson!!!!!! Such handsome little hams!

Anne K. in L.A. said...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but have you guys seen this bit of info?


I though BSL wasn't legal in CA.

Jenifer said...

That picture is priceless....

I cant wait to hear spyders story!
I am so curious~
I dont even know what spyder looks like~~~

I am so sad about FL. I wish they loved animals more. I just dont understand~

Kirsten said...

Agreed re. PETA. There are far too many better animal welfare groups out there to ever consider donating to PETA (or proliferating their misinformation). I'm always happy to explain that to them when they hit me up for $$. :) I once wrote to them to ask if monies donated to the "Angel for Animals Doghouse" campaign (featuring a pit bull on the poster) would actually go to help pit bulls. Needless to say the answer was convoluted and evasive. But I was assured that I would be an angel for animals and a heck of a good person if I donated. I recieved two more requests for money the following week. After I clarified why I would never donate to them, I received two lengthy emails defending their indefensible stance on pit bulls, aimed to clear up my "confusion". All it clarified was grrr, PETA.make.me.angry. ;)

Anonymous said...

I live in Florida and will do anything I can so this does not pass. I just wrote a letter to the man who thinks this is a good idea. We'll see what happens.

2beemo said...

I busted out laughing when I saw that photo of Froto and Tyson!! What a bunch of characters...