Thanks to a favorite dogblog of mine, Life with Dogs , I won my first ever online giveaway! I won a glorious, seafoam green Expression Flexileash. These aren't cheap! I looked it up online, and they have a retail value of $39.99. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Plus it's always fun to win stuff, and I never do.
Another first this week: first real rescue! Tomorrow, Shawn and I are headed to Effingham, Illinois to pick up Buster Brown, a gorgeous yellow Lab on his way to his forever home. Buster is part of a "lab rescue train", he was adopted from Columbus, Missouri...all the way from Massachusetts! In order to get him to the great Northeast, rescuers have put together a journey of legs that take Buster part of the way through his long journey. We are leg 3 of Buster's journey. The awesome rescue is helping to pay for the gas it takes to get there, so really, it's just a donation of time. I saw the post on the Humane Society of Indianapolis's Facebook page, and I thought, what the hell? I will feel a lot better about doing something like this than I would about sitting around all day.
Also, for those of you that aren't aware, the Northeast has much less of an unwanted animal problem because they have stricter spay and neuter laws in place. As such, adoptable dogs and cats are in somewhat of a demand up there. As such, devoted rescuers of animals help transport them to their new homes up north. You might be familiar with Last Chance Highway, a mini-series featured on the Animal Planet that documented a similar thing. Only that was on a much larger scale.
I'm going to explore this subject in more detail in other entry. I'll also keep you posted on how our rescuers-down-under adventure goes tomorrow!
Meanwhile, my animals are being extra cute today. So enjoy some puppy porn, and birdie porn, for those of you who fancy that sort of thing:
|"I don't really like having my picture taken, so I'm gonna squirrel up my mouth and ruin the picture."|
|Archie is most proud of his vibrant colors when he's surrounded by the repetitive colors of fall leaves. And can I just say how proud I am of this picture?!|
|Always Looking Up: Adventures of Arley the Eternal Optimist|
|The neighbor's dog should bark more often, I'd get better pictures.|
|She really, really wants that ball. But she is really, really too lazy to get it.|