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October 20, 2008

Do you have a dog?  Well I do.  Two in fact.  As as result, everything I own is covered in dog hair.  My English Setter is one fluffy critter and he drops his under coat constantly.  I measure the temperature outside by the amount of white Quincy hair located under the kitchen table (apparently the cosmic forces align just right and that’s where the fur collects).  So how do I deal?

The Furrminator.

Yes, I know, you think it’s a gimmick too.  After 3 people told me it was the best thing since anti-depressant meds, I coughed up the $50 this weekend and went and got one.

Oh joy, oh rapture.  It’s effing amazing.  I combed a garbage bags’ worth off of both mutts and I would have had more but Quincy was getting really annoyed (he sat for an hour so I can’t really complain) and I stopped.

I heart the Furrminator.

Help for Carol’s Dogs

October 3, 2008

Please take a moment to view this post.  It appears that this is legit.  I was reluctant to post this at first until I received some additional information but please take a moment to read the blog and if you can, spare a couple of dollars or a WalMart gift card or foster a dog.  I know the economy is tight for all of us but I find sacrificing my “coffee money” for the week isn’t that bad when it helps to save the lives of some critters in need.  And let me assure you, this is a part of the country where they would have no problem shooting these dogs – my Setter nearly suffered that fate himself.

Thank you.

Animal Rescue New Orleans

September 30, 2008

Please help Animal Rescue New Orleans to win $25,000 in the Animal Rescue Site’s Shelter Challenge.  Right now, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is number one and while I heart them with all my doggie-lovin’ heart, ARNO needs your help too.

You can do it once a day.  Please help make ARNO number #1 in more than just my heart!


Good Dogs!

September 29, 2008

I am happy to report that both Quincy and Harley passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test!  This was the first step needed for Quincy to become a therapy dog!  I’m so proud!

Stealth Volunteers

September 18, 2008

That’s right, we work for free and you don’t even know we are there.   We are a group of people who were drawn together in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  We are the people who quietly worked to reunite over 1,000 animals (we stopped counting at 1,000) with their rightful owners during that tragedy.  We have gone on to work on the fires in Southern California and the floods in the Mid-West.  We are the people who cried when animals were found and returned – we did a “happy dance.”  We are the people who stood up and said, “that’s not right and that’s not fair” when an animal was found and refused to be returned due to prejudice or ignorance AND we helped to do something about it.  We are the people who miss our friends, Shannon and Beth dearly.

We are working on helping with Hurricane Gustav and Ike and we need your help.

Don’t you want to be one of us?

Please visit:

Or check out our blog at

The Stealth Volunteers is an Internet based group that helps families in disasters reunite with their lost animals. We are not always deployed, but when we are, we log a lot of computer hours!

 Our objective is to match found animals with their “lost” families. You must be approved, but it is a a formality to prevent spammers.

 Stealth Volunteers started as a group of volunteers from all over the country and the world, working on the ground and online to reunite Katrina evacuees with their pets. Our work wound down as the animals were adopted out, but those families who were never reunited will forever be in our thoughts and our hearts are filled by those we helped. Our work is locating owners, not lost pets.

 We also have an effort called “Home Safe with Stealth”, a local program for people to implement at their animal control facility. Apply our “stealth techniques” to find the owners of strays in your area, and to train for other national emergencies.

 This is a working list, and we discourage off-topic discussion. Our topic is finding evacuee owners. You can learn about the methods on our website