This evening, JoePa and I had the honor of attending the Good Dog Gala hosted by the Pennsylvania SPCA. We really had a blast, and it was so fantastic that the Lowe's hotel invited our furry friends to attend too! Anyway, it was so great to be in the presence of so many animal lovers and having JoePa by my side was a fantastic icebreaker. PSPCA really does an amazing job in the city, and it is a big job. They announced some exciting news too; Animal Planet's Animal Cops series has chosen Philadelphia for its next season. This is great news; it will bring awareness to the many animals in need in our city. These "animal cops" have one of the most challenging jobs there is, the cruelty they deal with on a daily basis is mind-boggling, but they truly do a tremendous job, so cheers to them and the PSPCA for a job well done. Also, cheers for the dogs at tonight’s event who behaved unbelievably well! Here are some photos of the event, and the dogs (some completely passed out) at the dinner, and yes those are dog treats!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I love to be creative, I just don't have the time that I used to. Recently I had a project for my consulting gig that I had a lot of fun with. I took my favorite postcards from my A Tail We Could Wag, found a sturdy box and used decoupage glue to make a little masterpiece. Filled with doggie treats packaged every so tastefully it makes a great gift for your favorite dog lover!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
You don't throw a whole life away just because it's banged up a little - From the movie Seabiscuit.
Last weekend I had the chance to meet Joyce Darrell and Michael Dickerson and Ernie (pictured top left); they are truly an amazing duo that founded Pets with Disabilities. Not only is their story about their dogs Duke and Misty amazing, this rescue is incredibly inspiring. Animal rescue is difficult enough and those of us involved know that most animals with disabilities have the slimmest chance of all finding forever homes. Pets with Disabilities is working hard to raise awareness about this cause, they are instrumental in helping shelters place their disabled animals into loving, caring homes. Their stories of adoption and rehabilitation are a celebration of compassion and unconditional love shared between disabled pets and their caregivers. They are always in need of donations, fosters and adopters so please check out their site and help them out if you can, their website is http://www.petswithdisabilites.org/.
PS: Ernie is one of their many success stories, and one of the happiest, friendliest dogs I have ever met!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Rob & Big are my favorites. They have a dog, a mini horse and a goat....I should move in ha-ha. Anyway, The Ice Cream Man (aka Matt Allen) was just on the show. Matt along with his 1969 Chevy ice cream truck "Bessie" has been traveling the country giving out free ice cream, his goal is to give out 500,000 frozen confections. It's not just about free ice cream folks, there’s a message here; "This is about getting people to think about things a bit differently, proving that you can do anything with your life," Allen explains. "Bringing people together is at the heart of this operation". What a great message, and a phenomenal way to do it. Cheers to The Ice Cream Man, and he brings up a good point, why wait to fulfill your dreams when you can do it now?
I am not much of a morning person, ask any of my old roomates, I will hit snooze for over an hour. Like this morning, I promised myself I was going to the gym, but at 5:45 I rolled over and went back to sleep and continued to hit snooze until 7:00. I saw this guy a while ago, but Apartment Therapy reminded me about him again today. Meet Clocky the run away alarm clock. "Clocky® is the alarm clock that runs away and hides to make sure there is no chance you won't wake up! After you hit the snooze button, Clocky rolls off your nightstand and wheels randomly around the bedroom, looking for a hiding place. After one to 9 minutes (your choice), Clocky's alarm goes off again — and it won't turn off until you get out of bed and find him!"
Sunday, February 17, 2008
As I like to remind my readers, I am a huge fan of all things local. It doesn’t get much more local than Media, PA where online retailer Modify is based. Modify has a great selection of clothing but what really sets them apart from their competition is their focus on selling environmentally friendly goods. "Their philosophy encourages you to look and live better than ever with trendsetter designs that promote your ultimate health and well-being, goodness of Earth, and respect for its inhabitants. They select products from designers that use highly sustainable and earth-friendly materials, such as organic fibers, bamboo, and recycled fabrics." Shopping while respecting the environment, how fantastic?