Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Woof Wednesday


Welcome to Woof Wednesday. Please meet some great dogs from CA,FL, NY, PA and TX all in need of good, loving homes!

Brownie is a Terrier mix just sitting at the shelter hoping for a family to call his own.  Please lets find this little guy a loving home!

Brownie - Gardena, CA

Los Angeles County Animal Control - Carson
216 West Victoria Street
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 523-9566
animalinfo@animalcare.lacounty.gov
http://animalcare.lacounty.gov


 GG is a miniature Poodle.  Not much seems to be known about her so contact the animal services below to learn more.  Please lets find her a great home!

 GG - Los Angeles, CA

 
 South Los Angeles Animal Care and Control Center
3612 11th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(888) 452-7381
http://www.laanimalservices.com
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Pepper is a a sweet Norwich Terrier mix. He's very easy going, goes with the flow, and seems to get along with everyone. He's an older gentleman at about 11 years old, but Pepper is quite active and loves to go for walks. His favorite activity, though, is all snuggled up next to you on the couch, watching TV! He enjoys the company of other dogs and doesn't mind being around cats. We're not sure how he is around children, but he is probably just fine with those that are considerate and respectful. Pepper just wants to please and give love.  Please lets find him a good home!

Pepper - Jacksonville, FL

 
 The Old Dog House
1650 Margaret Street, Ste 302, PMB #137
Jacksonville, FL 32204-3869
(904) 419-7387
info@theolddoghouse.org
http://www.theolddoghouse.org
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 Eleanor is a sweet and loving little Dachshund mix who weighs just 10 pounds. This 1 year old girl would love to go home with a gentle family with kids over the age of 5. She is very affectionate and loves belly rubs! Her new family will need to continue her housebreaking and obedience training. Eleanor seems to be friendly with other dogs and she could probably live with cats. Please lets find her a loving home!

Eleanor - New York, NY

Bideawee Inc. Manhattan
410 E. 38th St. between 1st Ave. & FDR Dr.
New York, NY 10016
(866) 262-8133
audrey.fisher@bideawee.org
http://www.bideawee.org
____________________________________________ 

 Lucky is a Pit Bull/Hound mix around 2-3 years old.  Still young enough to have fun and be with you for a good long time.  He loves people of all ages and sizes, he is super friendly and sweet.  His favorite things are playing outside and spending time with you.  He is crate trained, house trained and a loyal companion.  Please lets find him a great home!

Lucky - Philadelphia, PA

 Cares4pets
PO Box 31942
Philadelphia, PA 19104
cares4pets@hotmail.com
http://www.cares4pets.org
_____________________________________________

Muffin is a Schnauzer mix around 28 lbs and very loving.  She gets along well with other dogs of all sizes.  She is crate trained, house trained and loves toys.  Cats don't interest her one way or the other.  She can jump like an Olympian, but doesn't get on counters or try to get out of enclosures, she is just trying to see what's going on.  She is a happy bundle of joy since Paws in the City rescued her.  The shelter that she was in was getting too full and luckily she was saved by Paws.  She is spayed, has all her shots and is ready for a home to love her as much as she promises to love you. Please lets find her a good home!

Muffin - Dallas, TX

  Paws In The City
3824 Cedar Springs #360
Dallas, TX 75219
adoption@pawsinthecity.org
http://www.PawsInTheCity.org


No paw left behind our mission!  
 
{Please keep in mind a dog is lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care, training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

If you want to be a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page!   

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Musings


Some how Mondays are turning into major cleaning days.  And that is exactly how I spent my day.  Took it one step further than just cleaning decided to tackle the office closest.  Kept putting it off as it's piled high with stuff we just don't know where to store.  Move one thing and everything pretty much falls.  So I spent a good two hours just going through it. 

While I would rather have a smaller home and live simply, which would be much easier to clean. I realized that with all our stuff and the man's obsession with tv we ideally need a big home.  Or maybe just one with a big finished basement.  If the man weren't home 24/7 constantly watching tv I might never have realized this. Though his lack of motivation is more likely to get us a shack than a mansion. :)

Sunday we had crazy storms, with intense lightning that seemed to linger for hours. Come evening as we were watching tv Cooper started crying.  Since we had taken him out 15 minutes prior we didn't think he had to pee, but pee he did.  He jumped down from the top of the couch and sprayed away.   Yet again the couch was covered in pee. You think we would learn but it's hard to resist letting him on the couch when he looks at us with those big, brown eyes.

When I took him outside he continue to go.  In fact he peed at least five times.  We think it was because he had to poo.  As in the middle of all the peeing he must have pooped four times.  Not sure the little piece of banana we gave him agreed with his puppy tummy.  Luckily when the storms really heated up he had calmed down.  Nothing like having a puppy during a storm, when he hears the thunder he wants to dart in not do his business.

Saturday spent the day shopping with my mother.  It's always great getting to spend time with family.  Though since the man was not picking up his phone we had to get home to check on Cooper.  Turns out he was outside cleaning his car. He didn't even realize Cooper had to be feed. Men!

Since I started a million and one projects today need to finish them up.  Just too tired to think about including a photo, the thought of uploading one to the blog is making me sleepy. ha


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Soul Sunday


What you believe is what you will see. We can call things into play by what we believe, what we say, what we envision, what we speak. 

Much of this dance of life, this universal rhythm, is out of our control. But while we don't choreograph it, we can work within the part that is ours, with the power that is ours. We do this by what we believe.  If we believe that we have to fight the entire world, that we're separate and apart, and that for the most part those we meet will be our enemies, out to hurt us, then that will most probably be true.

Our beliefs about what we deserve and who God is will change as we journey through our adventures. But there is also much we can do now to participate in changing our beliefs and creating a more desirable world for ourselves. 

What are your beliefs? Listen to yourself.  Listen to what you think, what you say, how you react. Listen to yourself talk about other people, about what life is really like and about what always happens to you. Listen to what you say about what you can and cannot do.  What you hear yourself say is what you believe. And that is probably what you are used to perceiving as happening.

Try believing something different. Try asking the universe and God to help you change and correct your beliefs.  Take an active part in creating your world.  Say your new beliefs.  Say them aloud. Write them down. 

Believe that you deserve love.  Believe that universal love is there for you. And you will begin to see exactly what you believe. 



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday. Please meet some great dogs from CA, NJ, NY, PA and TX all in need of good, loving homes!

Jamie is a West Highland Terrier/ Poodle mix who is 9 weeks old. This little guy was the product of an accidental litter. Jamie found his way to Marley’s by way of a customer who notified us that Jamie was being given away outside a pet store. Jamie’s Mom and Dad will be altered so no more accidents, but now Jamie has made it his mission to steal your heart. He is super smart, affectionate, playful and will probably get to about 12 lbs when full grown. Jamie gets along with other dogs, is a natural leader and has no problem being the center of attention. Please lets find him a loving home!

 Jamie - El Segundo, CA

 Marley's Pit Stop Rescue
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 995-1221
pitstoprescue@ca.rr.com
http://pitstoprescue.com
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 Gable Kung Pao is a Greyhound who is 3 1/2 years old and one adorable boy.  He is very social, affectionate, gives kisses and walks great on leash what more could you ask for?  He's eager to please and really enjoyed just hanging out with the volunteers and he takes direction well.  A boy that we all thought was really special. He's cat tolerant with supervision. Please lets find him a great home!

Gable Kung Pao - Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO BOX 4416
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-0669
(732) 356-4370
info@greyhoundfriendsnj.org
http://www.greyhoundfriendsnj.org
______________________________________________
 
 Pink is a friendly and sweet 1 year old pup who appears to be a Shepherd/Collie mix. She is basically full grown, weighing 55 pounds, but she might fill out a little bit more over the next few months. Pink came to Bideawee via a municipal shelter on Long Island. She seems to be housebroken already. Pink does not like to share her food or toys, so she should go home with an experienced family with older children. Pink seems to be picky about her doggie friends, so she should always be supervised when meeting new dogs. Please lets find her a good home!

Pink - New York, NY
 
 
 Bideawee Inc. Manhattan
410 E. 38th St. between 1st Ave. & FDR Dr.
New York, NY 10016
(866) 262-8133
audrey.fisher@bideawee.org
http://www.bideawee.org
_______________________________________
 
Chloe is a Boxer mix. She is in a private home and has not been evaluated by PAWS. Over the years Chloe has acted as an informal service dog. In the absence of any service training, Chloe would wake her family up in the middle of the night when her mom’s blood sugar got low. Chloe also tripped her mom’s home security system twice, triggering a police response when her mom needed help. Chloe has a gentle temperament and is great with children, adults and cats. However, she’s not ideal for a family that currently has a dog in the home due to a fear of other dogs both small and large. Chloe is currently living with a temporary family but will need a new home by July 28th. We ask that if anyone in the community is able to open their home or knows someone who can, to please contact Kelsey Keech-Sonsa at the email below. Please lets find her a loving home!
 
Chloe - Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-9901
kksosna@royalblueapparel.com
http://www.phillypaws.org
 _____________________________________ 

Bentley (wheaten male), Hanna Grace (black/grey female) and Mac (black male) have spent the last 5-7 years together in an extremely loving and caring home.  Their lives were perfect, in every conceivable way. Then the unthinkable occurred. Their human mom unexpectedly passed away, leaving these three loving Scotties without a home. We realize they are facing many changes in their lives, but the one change we do not want to occur, is to have them separated from each other.  While this may not be possible, we still want to try to find them a home together.  They deserve this chance.
If you have Scottie/Westie/Terrier experience, and are willing to give these three a fresh start, and have the resources to care for them physically and medically, please contact us for more information on the adoption process. Please lets find them a great home!

Bentley, Hanna Grace and Mac - Dallas, TX 

Heartbreak Times 3Heartbreak Times 3Heartbreak Times 3
 Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 551265
Dallas, TX 75355-1265
Rescue@scottiekingdom.com
http://www.scottiekingdom.com/

 
No paw left behind our mission!  
{Please keep in mind a dog is lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care, training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

If you want to be a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page!   

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Musings





This Monday I'm feeling rather exhausted. Have a list of things that need to get accomplished but the tiredness has me in slow mo past few days. For some reason once we put in the window a/c unit in bedroom the sound disrupts my sleep.  I'm not the type that can sleep with any kind of noise. Think I need to live in a remote area with no sounds but that of nature.

Of course today wasn't exactly slow mo....moved the furniture in our main room so I could clean the hard wood floor really good.  And then everything pretty much got cleaned including Cooper. Raked  tree bark which strangely enough falls off the trees each year covering everything in bark.  The list was a long one today.

At least the man stepped up and cleaned shower yesterday which was covered in mold.  Our shower upstairs is tiny with a slopped ceiling, there is just not enough air flow so it gets moldy fast.  And cleaning it is difficult. So him cleaning it not only surprised me but made me happy as well!

When it comes to the man never know when he says he is going to do something if it will happen or not. He talks a lot but doesn't follow through...he says he will make dinner, do dishes, watch the dog, help clean, address bills, etc, but when it comes to actually doing it he isn't exactly dependable. And dependable is important. Anyway....

Cooper also had to get his shots too.  Everyone at the vet makes a huge fuss over him and not sure he even understands why yet.  Even the receptionists ask if they can hold him.  He pretty much wants nothing to do with the exam but loves the pepperoni treats they give him.

Saturday we went out to dinner, it felt so good not to have to cook. And be out without the tv as a distraction.  Although it wasn't without a little craziness.  As the first place we chose we ended up walking out of something we have never done before.  Our waiter from the get go was very rude, think he was offended we didn't order wine or some kind of drink. Our soda order seemed too plain for him.  So a server brought us our drinks, and the waiter well he never returned. 

The waiter flitted around to other tables, talking to patrons and taking orders. We sat with closed menus for over 25 minutes while the waiter looked our way but he never came over. When a table who arrived 15 minutes after us got their order taken that was enough for me.  Basically looked at the man and said we are out of here.  And was we were leaving I explained to the owner what happened but he didn't seem to care. Everyone in the place seemed to much older, we almost felt like we were being age discriminated or something.  It was like something out of the twilight zone. So San Marcos of Ambler will never get our business again.  So we happened to find the Allegra an Italian eatery on our way home and gave it a go. Turned out to be a delicious meal and nice environment. 

Sunday not even sure where the day went. Was so tire things seem like a blur.  Luckily the man helped with dinner and grilled us pork chops alongside my garlic mash potatoes. Yeah!

And honestly I've exhausted myself this Monday, sometimes if I get too tired the dizziness occurs more. Trying to type this post I've encountered a few dizzy spells so think that's enough for now.  Here's us from the restaurant we liked, they had this beautiful fish tank. Even though the photo makes it hard to see the colorful beauty of the fish.







Sunday, July 20, 2014

Soul Sunday


Start the day with love, live the day with love, end the day with love.  The wisdom of this strategy is quite simple. The idea is to remind yourself frequently, throughout the day, of the importance of living your life with love as your absolute top priority.

Something magical happens to your life when nothing is seen as more important than love. Small stuff is kept in its proper perspective and consciousness opens to the beauty and joy of life.  Our day to day living begins to take on an extraordinary quality and we begin to experience what's truly most important in life.

 Loving life is one of the most important changes you can make to have a healthier and happier life. It doesn't mean that you won't have hard times, or times that you're upset, but having your default be love of your life, will make it easier to cope when times get hard. 

 Live in love. Give and show love to all. And be open to receiving love as well.

Love is life. And if you miss love you miss life. 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Woof Wednesday


Welcome to Woof Wednesday. Please meet some great dogs from CA, NJ, NY, PA and TX all in need of good, loving homes!

Chloe is a Miniature Pinscher who is 2 yrs old and 23 lbs.  She was found in a trash bin, Chloe is very appreciative to have been found. She has an excellent temperament and is very clever and amusing. Chloe is a lover of comfort and loves to be carried and cuddled. She has a sleek elegant body, easy care coat. She gets along with other dogs, polite with guest and good with children and walks well on a leash. She will be a great companion for anyone. Come see Chloe. She is hoping you will. In the canine heart there is always hope. Please lets find her a loving home!

Chloe -  Bell Gardens, CA

Miracle Dog Rescue
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
323 383-8883
reyna1950@yahoo.com
http://www.miracledogrescue.org
____________________________________________ 

Kiowa Ten Elara is a Greyhound and a very pretty girl!  She's sweet, friendly and calm.  She enjoys attention but is not overly pushy.  She walks nicely on leash.  This sweet girl is 2 years old and would do best without cats. Please lets find her a great home!

Kiowa Ten Elara _ Cherry Hill, NJ

Greyhound Friends of NJ, Inc.
PO BOX 4416
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-0669
(732) 356-4370
info@greyhoundfriendsnj.org
http://www.greyhoundfriendsnj.org


 Baby is Jack Russell Terrier who is a local celebrity for all the wrong reasons. Her and her mother were tied outside in the brutal cold . Baby survived somehow but her mother froze to death,. Baby was taken in by Cumberland County Shelter in NJ. SJR now has Baby in foster. She looks a little "worn" from her ordeal but is a sweet gentle mature little lady. Spayed, dewormed, up to date on shots, heartworm neg and on preventative. Good with dog but has a high cat interest. Please lets find her a good home!

Baby - Gibbstown, NJ

 
South Jersey Rescue
128 Adalisa Ave
Gibbstown, NJ 08027
admin@southjerseyrescue.com
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 Jazzy and Bette Lou are two adorable dogs who came to Bideawee together after they were rescued in Alabama. They seem to be very bonded to each other, so we would love to see them adopted as a pair! Jazzy is a 5 year old Wheaten Terrier mix who weighs 43 pounds (she is a bit pudgy, so her new family will need to continue her diet). Bette Lou is a 4 year old Rat Terrier mix who weighs 18 pounds. They are both housebroken already. Bette Lou is very selective about her canine friends, but she is very attached to her BFF, Jazzy. These sweethearts will do well with a gentle family with older children.  Please lets find them a loving home!

Bette Lou and Jazzy - New York, NY

 Bideawee Inc. Manhattan
410 E. 38th St. between 1st Ave. & FDR Dr.
New York, NY 10016
(866) 262-8133
audrey.fisher@bideawee.org
http://www.bideawee.org
_________________________________________


Charlie is a Beagle who weighs about 25 lbs and 5-7 years old. Charming little Charlie is a mild mannered Beagle who recently found himself dumped at a small rural shelter, where he didn't have much of a chance at getting adopted. Luckily for Charlie, a foster mom fell in love with those soulful brown eyes, so we've invited him to join the Almost Home family. Charlie is just as sweet as pie, very mellow and laid back.  He went home for the weekend with one of our volunteers, and she said he was just a dream.  His heartworm test did come back positive, but he's been treated for that, and now he's ready to roll. If you're looking for an amiable chap to keep you company during those lazy summer day snoozing sessions, Charlie's your man. He loves nothing better than curling up in a warm sun spot and basking in the relaxing rays. He currently lives with another dog and four cats, gets along fine with all of them. Although he'd be perfectly happy to be your one and only too. Like many adult dogs, he doesn't care for the wild antics of in your face puppies, so if he does live with another dog, he'd do best with a quiet, low energy canine companion. And as his shelter friends noted, he's remarkably quiet, so he'd do just fine in a small house or apartment. Please lets find him a great home!

Charlie - Doylestown, PA

Almost Home Dog Rescue
PO Box 132
Doylestown, pa 18901
AlmostHome4Dogs@yahoo.com
http://www.almosthomedogrescue.petfinder.com
_______________________________________________

Angel is a husky mix. She is excellent with small children.  Loves other dogs.  Loves to be cuddled and enjoys long walks.  Overall excellent dog. As with all huskies, Angel wouldn't do well in an apartment situation.  She needs room to roam and let her natural energies out. A fenced in yard with at least a 6 foot fence is a must. Please lets find her a good home!

Angel - Houston, TX
 Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc
P. O. Box 62736
Houston, TX 77205
(713) 854-1216
app@aarfhouston.org
http://www.adoptarescuedfriend.com


No paw left behind our mission!  

{Please keep in mind a dog is lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care, training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

If you want to be a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page!   

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wisdom Watching Judge Toler


The man was watching one of those judge shows on tv the other day. I happened to be eating lunch so could hear it. This one involved Judge Lynn Toler, who runs Divorce Court, but now is also doing some kind of premarital show you would more likely expect to see on Dr Phil.  She had a couple on who were there to determine if they should pursue getting married. This couple had some issues but then again who doesn't, just look at the divorce rates these days.

Of course my man was saying how the girl had issues, but he said nothing about her fiance who had issues with alcohol, drugs, porn and gambling, who spent his days watching a lot of tv. And when I said that sounded like the man a few years back, he just looked at me in some what of disbelief.

Truth is the man never saw himself like that, still cannot admit that much of what he did was wrong. His addiction to pills gets blamed on any and all bad stuff without trying to understand or talk about it.  And I realized as he talked about the woman having issues he didn't want to see the man's. Because deep down he had to realize that at one point in time it sounded a lot like himself.

It's one of the reasons from the time he admitted his addiction to painkillers, and all the other bad stuff that came with it I insisted he needed counseling.  He needed to address and understand not only the addiction but those other not so great things.  He could never understand how hurtful and rotten some of those things he did were, he didn't believe he had any issues or things that needed work.  And how can one learn anything if they don't open themselves up to their truths whether good or bad.

But most, at one time or another can't see their own truths.  It's easier to focus or numb ourselves to anything but such things.

Truth is watching that judge show made my stomach turn.  I knew exactly how that girl felt.  The things the judge said and questioned were things my own family, friends and even strangers had brought up.  Remember the man's own mother wondering why I put up with all I had. Not sure even I knew the answer to that, just that sometimes we have our own reasons which would make no sense to others.  Looking back think the hardest part is when we can't see our own truths, or others cannot see theirs. Or we deny them all together.

Watching that tv show made me want to scream through the tv, to tell the girl she deserved better.  To find her truth. Wanted to tell her that no matter what negativity came out of his mouth to ignore it that sometimes unhappy people who are self destructing will try to hurt and make others unhappy.  Just could not imagine why she would put up with what she did. But yet at the same time there was a part of me that understood.  Because we all get lost along the way.  Sometimes we need to experience such things to find our own truth, or find our way back to it.

You know that saying....be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.  It's true too.  We all have thing to learn and experience things that no one can do for us.

And that judge show made me realize every one experiences the good and bad, every one is given life lessons in the hopes that it will awake them, that they will see the truth and use it to not only better themselves but help others as well. Often it comes in ways we least expect.  But in every story, whether our own or another, there is a lesson to be learned and wisdom to be gained.  We simply have to listen. Along with listening means also finding the courage and strength to follow what we know to be true not what we want to be true.

Some will find and learn their truths, others will not. Either way life will keeping trying to show us the way and guide us to what is right. 

 http://davidjameslees.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/find-your-truth-then-follow-your-path-blog.jpg







Monday Musings


Mondays seem so busy lately that by the time I get around to writing I feel too frazzled to even recall the week.

Yesterday we spent the day at the my family's with my niece who asked if Cooped could come over and play.  Of course he wanted to as she is his favorite cousin.  Anytime you put together a six year old and puppy expect it to be a little chaotic as you try to keep track of what everyone is doing!

It is very hot and humid here, and my family's central air conditioner is out of commission.  As long as we stayed outside where there was a nice breeze it didn't feel as hot.  Of course a cold shower upon arriving home felt great.

Otherwise just been doing a lot of cleaning up around here as lets just say Cooper isn't exactly picking up house training as quickly as Angel did.  And the man doesn't exactly understand all the work that goes into training a puppy.  Puppies requires attention, when you let them out of crate you can't just work on computer or lay on couch, you have to constantly interact and watch them. House training is not always an easy process.

Meanwhile, trying to convince the man he doesn't need to watch tv 24/7.  Literally it's first thing he does upon waking in morning and thing just runs all day.  We have had a few interesting conversations, and I'm truly hoping we might be able to change up things for the better but we'll see. 

With all this hot, humid weather there have been a lot of storms as well.  Our lawn is scattered with the debris.  Such a strange sensation when you have really high humidity because everything feels so damp, then when it rains nothing seems to dry out.  But the humidity is good for one thing the skin.  I prefer that dewy feeling over the dried out one of winter.

Time to get to work cleaning up the messes over here!




Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woof Wednesday


Welcome to Woof Wednesday. Please meet some great dogs from CA, NY, PA and TX all in need of good, loving homes!
 
Harry is a handsome and distinguished gentleman, a West Highland Terrier.  He is a young adult and is calm, sweet and eager to please.  Harry loves to be with people and prefers a home where people are around.   Harry is good with other dogs. Harry loves to take walks, will get silly with a toy or ball if you want to play and mostly is happy just to hang out with you and take naps by your side. Harry will make some lucky person a great companion.  Harry is neutered, microchipped and updated on shots.  Adoption requirements:  application, contract, house visit and tax deductible donation. Please lets find him a loving home!

Harry - Studio City, CA

 
 Bark Avenue Foundation
3940 Laurel Canyon, Suite 1506
Studio City, CA 91604
(323) 969-8082
Jennifer at  PARKER-J@PACBELL.NET
www.BarkAvenueFoundation.org


Teddy is a 2 year old, 21 pound sweet boy who was given up by his owners who had to move.  Teddy loves all people and is great with dogs. Smart and affectionate. He is neutered, chipped and has his shots. Please lets find him a great home!

 Teddy - Santa Monica, CA
 
 The Forgotten Dog
1112 Montana Ave #166
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 285-3221
_______________________________________________

Lola is a sweet Lab mix who was adopted from Bideawee as a puppy, but recently returned to us when her family moved to a new building that does not allow pets. At about 4 years old, Lola is a little overweight; she weighs 80 pounds and will need to continue on a diet in her new home. Lola gets along with other dogs and she lived with a cat in her last home. She is housebroken already and she knows basic commands, such as “sit” and “paw”. Due to her large size, we recommend a family with kids over the age of 8. Lola will do best with a family that is experienced with large dogs. Please lets find her a good home!

Lola - New York, NY

 https://s3.amazonaws.com/filestore.rescuegroups.org/2059/pictures/animals/6670/6670659/20911916_500x780.jpg 
Bideawee Inc. Manhattan
410 E. 38th St. between 1st Ave. & FDR Dr.
New York, NY 10016
(866) 262-8133
audrey.fisher@bideawee.org
http://www.bideawee.org
_______________________________________________

Lukas is a Basset Hound mix, 6-7 years old and 47 lbs. He wants to be with people so much so that he really, really doesn't like to go back in his kennel here at the shelter. He's pretty social, but would still benefit from obedience training to stop him from pulling on his leash. He's a middle of the road kind of guy happy to be with adults or older children, other dogs, but we don't know about cats yet.  Please lets find him a loving home!

Lukas - Philadelphia, PA

 Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-298-9680, ext. 16.
  dogs@phillypaws.org
http://www.phillypaws.org
____________________________________________

 Gwinn and Rowdy are brother and sister, Chow Mixes. They went into a kennel in Oct. 2006 and have never left. They must be adopted together into a home preferably with no other animals. They are very sweet and will be very grateful for any attention. They take treats very gently, and like to play. Although the kennel staff loves them, they need that special person to step up and give them a loving home of their own, that they both deserve. They are both fully vetted. Please lets find them a great home!

Gwinn and Rowdy -  Houston, TX 

 The Forgotten Pet Advocates
P.O. Box 3037
Pearland, TX 77588
marlene@forgottenpetadvocates.com
http://www.forgottenpetadvocates.com


{Please keep in mind a dog is lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care, training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

If you want to be a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page!   

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Musings


This Monday involved full house cleaning and two vet visits. Those vet visits left me feeling rather nervous. Now I'm craving some quiet moments and maybe real sleep not the toss, turn kind I've been experiencing lately. While it's nice to have some one next to you at night there are moments where I think sleep just isn't as deep when sharing a bed with another human.

All week we had some very hot weather followed by some strong storms.  Those storms brought a much cooler,windy fourth though at least the sun eventually came out. The holiday involved a family party that was lots of fun.  Saturday worked around house. Sunday played some competitive mini golf. Overall something left me feeling rather perplexed as well. Ever have one of those moments where you are just not sure if everything is truly as it seems? But that's for another day.

Here is my favorite photo of the party.  We love to play!














Sunday, July 6, 2014

Soul Sunday


The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

 You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.

 The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. You have to live for the moment, each and every day....the here, the now.

We must keep in mind that life is a journey, not a destination.  






Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?" Ralph Waldo Emerson

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."  John F. Kennedy

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." Thomas Pain

"From every mountain side, Let Freedom ring.”  Samuel F. Smith

Let us remember that freedom always comes with a price. Be grateful for the freedom we have, let us never take it for granted. Today and everyday we must continue to stand up for the freedoms created and fought for by our forefathers.

Happy Fourth of July! 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Woof Wednesday


Welcome to Woof Wednesday. Please meet some great dogs from CA, GA, NY, PA and TX all in need of good, loving homes!

Betsy is a beagle who is so happy to be here at the shelter as as she had some tough times recently. But she is being showered with love and getting lots of TLC to get me strong again. She is super sweet, very mellow, and just love to follow people around to see what they are up to. Of course, she is also hoping to get another extra cuddle in as that is my favorite thing.  She loves people, and gets on super well with other dogs. As the other dogs in the office will tell you, she fits right in. So if you are looking for the perfect, sweet mannered dog to share your life and love with, then you need to come meet her. Please lets find this girl a loving home!

Betsy - Seal Beach, CA



Friends of the Seal Beach Animal Care Center
1700 Adolfo Lopez Drive
Seal Beach, Ca 90740
(562) 430-4993
contact@sbacc.org
http://www.sbacc.org
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 Margo is a beautiful 3 year old setter mix. She has a gorgeous auburn coat of the softest fur. She feels like a teddy bear. Margo is very dog friendly and doesn't seem to mind cats.  She is a very sweet, happy girl that is house and crate trained.  She loves playing with her friends, basking in the sun, going for walks, meeting new people and dogs, chasing balls in the yard. having her belly rubbed and taking naps on the couch.  Margo is a laid back girl with lots of love to give!  Her awesome temperament and perfect size makes her an easy addition to any household.  Please lets find her a great home!

Margo - Scottdale, GA
 

Animal Action Rescue
PO Box 366
Scottdale, GA 30079
(404) 502-3356
jamie.dogsday@gmail.com
http://www.animalactionrescue.org
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Flurry is a delightful, social and playful Labrador Retriever mix puppy. This teenage puppy came to Bideawee via a rescue group that pulled her from a municipal shelter, where her future had been looking very grim. Flurry is very energetic and will need an active family with kids over the age of 9. Her new family will need to continue her housebreaking and obedience training. A volunteer has been clicker training her, so she already knows several commands including sit, down, roll over, and back up. Flurry gets along with other dogs, but she should not live with cats. While she weighs about 38 pounds now, she will grow more over the next year; we expect her to be a medium to large sized adult. Please lets find her a good home!

Flurry - New York, NY

Bideawee Inc. Manhattan
410 E. 38th St. between 1st Ave. & FDR Dr.
New York, NY 10016
(866) 262-8133
audrey.fisher@bideawee.org
http://www.bideawee.org
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Love is a Terrier mix, 1-2 yrs old, 16 lbs. This sweet little girl is upbeat and friendly, with no issues observed. She's a little anxious in the shelter, as you can imagine, with all the noise of the other dogs. She could live with other dogs and kids, but we don't know about cats yet. When she came to us as a stray, she was all matted and dirty and look at her now. She would benefit from basic obedience training to settle into your home. She would even make a good jogging companion for you. Please lets find her a loving home!

Love A23105478  - Philadelphia, PA

 
 Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-298-9680, ext. 16
dogs@phillypaws.org
http://www.phillypaws.org
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Tuppence is a Husky/Red Heeler mix. His friend Penny and him were on the run together after having been tied up for ages with not enough food. Penny found safety first, and he hung around the area waiting for his chance. Once the nice rescue volunteers took him in also, they had Penny +1 = Two Pence, or Tuppence that's how his name came to be. His friends call him Tuppers. Cats are not his friends. He is a very handsome young husky and loves to tell you all about it when he talks in true husky fashion. He still has rope marks around his neck from being tied up alone so long, but he just need some more tIc and good food and his coat will be really pretty again. He is doing great with crate training, he never had a safe soft bed before or regular meals. He still needs practice on the leash, but is a very smart guy, and can't wait to meet you to learn everything you have to teach him. He has learned sit, stay, and to go to my crate already from my foster parents, and is working hard to learn his manners. He is a really sweet boy. Please lets find him a good home!

Tuppence - Houston, TX


Scout's Honor Rescue
1302 Waugh Drive, #245
Houston, TX 77019
info@scoutshonor.org
http://www.scoutshonor.org


No paw left behind our mission!

{Please keep in mind a dog is lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care, training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

If you want to be a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page!  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Letters and Conversations


Maybe I'm simply old school, then again I did grow up in an era where we wrote letters not emails. And could only reach people through their home land lines, and if we were lucky they had an answering machine we could leave a message on if they weren't home.

All that changed with the invention of computers and cell phones.

I'm shocked at the number of people on their phones while driving, every day I see people driving down our street looking down at their phones while texting.  People in parking lots trying to fit in a space while holding their phones in one hand and yapping away. Or people out with others but instead of focusing on the moment they are too busy looking at their phones.  Can no one do anything without constantly being on or looking at their phones?

Lets not forget about email which can now not only be checked on our computers but phones too.  Everyone is pretty much accessible and connected 24 hours a day.  Yet the more we are connected in reality we become disconnected.

It puzzles me why in an age where people check email daily and basically shower with their cell phones why it feels so hard to actually reach people. Truly connecting with others seems at an all time low.  Texts will never feel as personal as a phone conversation, and email will never feel as heartfelt as a hand written card or letter. What's even more crazy is calling or texting people these days and not getting a response, especially when you know the phone is most likely glued to that persons side. ha

Worst yet is when you take the time to send a card, write a heart felt letter and don't hear a word back from the person you gave it to.  It's hard to believe a person can't find a few minutes in a day to not only read it but acknowledge they received it.  Or worst yet might be the people who can't even read the letter because they are too busy doing much of nothing on their phones or computers. What is becoming of our world?  Along with this age of cell phones and computers it often feels people are just becoming more disconnected and maybe even zoned out.

Honestly think life was easier before cell phones and computers.  And if I had to choose I'd rather go back to the days before they existed.  Where people had time to focus on each other, to hold real conversations that didn't involve fake lol but real laughing and involved no outside distractions, a time where cards and handwritten letters meant something.

Sometimes just because things progress doesn't always mean it's a good progression.

Oh how I miss good old fashioned letters, and real, soulful conversations before the age of cell phones and computers made people seem more like machines. Yes I know there are still people who desire those old fashioned things as well, but they just seem less and less as time goes on.

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