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Monday, March 17, 2008

Your Pet Connections

Ginger sent me the photo of her Boss Ross (love the rhyme)Here's what she said: " After seeing Dragon with the cat on his head I had a compulsion to compete in the "man and his pet" category. The picture is of my Ross and our foster Bianca. She took to him right away. Ah, love. Ross is willing to donate one of his smelly shirts to help the transition to the new family. What do you think? Is that a good incentive to adopt?"

What a great picture! It's all about love.But again, we must question the horizontal stripes! Right B? Ginger and her family are foster parents for the Humane Society. The H.S. has lost several foster fa miles because of their moving and need some more so they can help more dogs and cats. Look at what a joy fostering is! You simply care for a dog or cat until the Humane Society finds a permanent home for them. All you provide is food and love; the H.S. pays all vet bills. They especially need homes for dogs over 30 pounds and cats. Please contact them if you want to learn more about this rewarding opportunity. Ginger, please tell us more about fostering. Go the H.S. Web site, e-mail or call 648-8042. And if you want to adopt Bianca, please contact the Humane Society soon! You can see by this picture she's a sweetie!

Any readers interested in learning what the Humane Society is doing can sign up to receive their regular Actionline news alerts.These are short e-mails about what events are going on, alerts about lost or found dogs and ways people can help. For example, they recently sent out an alert about a woman leaving a violent domestic situation who was going to a shelter that didn't allow pets.She has two elderly dogs. The H.S. is looking for someone to them for a few weeks until she is settled elsewhere or other arrangements can be made. Or sometimes they ask for someone to drive a dog to Nashville to meet up with a transport for another rescue organizations. They sometimes need people to pick up cans someone is donating, or used print cartridges. All these are very easy ways to help them, so please e-mail and ask to be put on the list.

And this picture is adorable isn't it? A coworker, Jason, showed it to me at work before he ate it! It's the cutest PUPCAKE ever! A relative of his made them, and the detail work is amazing. I wouldn't want to eat it; it's too cute! How great this would be for a kid's pet-themed party or animal-related event.This woman should go into business, as she has a great talent.

If you have any pet photos you'd like me to post her, send them to me with a description to:

posted by Sandy at 3/17/2008 03:13:00 PM


Blogger tina said...

hi sandy. good post. just wanted to tell you i had a call from a fan of ours. she lives out of town and was telling me how much she enjoyed my weekly articles and the "pet lady". she said your humor was great. i enjoy it too.

the humane society, ginger and all you guys are doing great with the pets who need homes.

baby is now maddison. she is with her family and learning fast. glad all pups are safe. i am sure deb will update you with pics soon.

Monday, March 17, 2008 5:36:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

That is great Tina! Glad to know the three amigoes are all doing well...

B, do you see the Pup-cake? Are you thinking what I am thinking? I see a Fund Raiser here. Furry Cake Bake Benefit....

Monday, March 17, 2008 9:08:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Ops, did not mean to hit send! Arg,.

Ginger, I love the picture of the Boss and the snuggle bunny! If I were to Foster a dog, this would be the one for me! This picture should be the one posted for her adoption. Surely someone will see how sweet she is and take her into their home for all the love that baby has to give...

Monday, March 17, 2008 9:11:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Do any of us have enough baking talent to do Pupakes and Kitty cakes? We can have a baking party! Where to sell from? Wal-Mart like the Girl Scouts? I could see all of us in a kitchen. All the pets would be gathered around for droppings. That means we can't bake at my house because you know what happend with the piece of ham dropped between Scooter and Peanut!

Monday, March 17, 2008 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Tina, tell your friend to post sometime!

Monday, March 17, 2008 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Tina, forgot to say, yes, heard all about Baby. I'm planning a column on the three pups and their new homes not this week, but next! you'll be in it of course!

Monday, March 17, 2008 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger k9rescue said...

If you all decide to make the Humane Society beneficiary (or at least partial... maybe 50% to us, 50% to Cats Are Us?) of your pupcakes bake off fundraiser, let me know. I bet we can get TONS of stuff donated via our Action Line. I have a couple of friends that love to bake directly for pets too... so there could be both human & pet yummies available. We should be cautious though to clearly identify which is which, since my mom once sent my dad doggy jerky when he was deployed to Korea. We had no pets growing up (I know, I was so deprived... but look at me now making up for lost time!), so mom had no idea they made jerky for dogs... what a silly idea, right? Anyway, my dad definitely noticed it after the first bite. What the #^&$ is this?? LMAO Pet treats have come a long way since then though... I bet he wouldn't notice the difference today. Hmmm, gives me an idea for Xmas. :) When I was with SFAR, we sold baked goods outside of Walmart one weekend & raised nearly $600. My only advice is to do it before it starts getting too hot (or after), because otherwise the goodies start to sweat & don't look too appealing. :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 12:23:00 AM  
Blogger k9rescue said...

Also, as most of you know I don't get to blog very often, so if anyone is interested in including the Humane Society in the bake sale, please email me off-blog at :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Hmmmm.....ya'll don't want me baking anything. The key question is are any of us talented enough to make something that cute? Not this girl.

Ginger, that picture is adorable. And I love Doris Day sprawled out on the bed in the background!!!! We know who rules the roost in your household, and they all have four legs.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 6:25:00 AM  
Blogger tina said...

sandy, my new friend NEVER ever gets on the computer and if she did, i don't believe she would ever comment. some won't.

look forward to the post on the three amigos. you can omit me though, my part is done and over with. i did see the tip of the hat and was surprised to see that. thought it was nice. many people mentioned it and even jimmy found out from one of his teachers. he liked it too.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 7:00:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Jeremy can bake--but decorating would not he his talent. I have to admit--all of us in a kitchen trying to make cup cakes--why not just hold a chinese fire drill!!!! We could plan two bake offs--let one be split between the Humane Society and Cats R US and then we could do one at a different location for Inge and Precious Friends. Maybe a third for the Dover group. I've found out doing the candy sales that if you space stuff out and swap around alittle, it works out great. The important thing is to put these things into ACTION and stop talking about them!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 7:43:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I vote for B to be chairperson in the Bake off....

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Laurisa said...

We would love, love, LOVE some help with a bake sale out here in Dover. Several of our volunteers are talented bakers but stay too busy to organize a sale due to fosters and such. Any help with totally be appreciated. Our annual yard sale is the first weekend in May. Maybe a bake sale could coincide with that? Just a thought. The picture of the Pupcake is too friggin' cute. I can only dream of being that creative! :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Chair--couch--whatever--we can do this like the superfriends do--divide up into two teams--those who bake and those who send money-LOL. Let's set a realistic date and plan it out. I figure between all of us--we should come out with a good product and figure. We always talk about making the Pet People a real working machine--let's see if we can get our gears to make a few sparks in the coming months.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

What a adorable photo Ginger! Too cute! Thank you for being foster parents!

Tina, so happy to hear about Baby/Madison getting a loving home!So happy for all three pups to be loved and happy now! Thanks again Tina for all you did to help them and being foster parents too!

The Bake sale could be a idea but like B sayd they need to be spread out. I love to cook but am not crazy about baking but--- could be talked into making a little something I guess. I once made a real cute kitty cat cake for my daughters birthday. And it's pretty easy to decorate cupcakes. We need to talk about this more though B, it has to be well planned out to be successful. AND WE WANT TO INCLUDE ALL THOSE RESCUES, THEY ALL NEED HELP!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I always liked baking better than cooking. I also artistic in that I draw and paint. I've never really tried to translate my artistic skills into food decorating, but we can try. I'll have to talk to Jason about how this pupcake was done. Maybe the person who made it would be interested in baking some if we got her the ingredients.

We'll have to make cat stuff. I think I can do a big cat face with round cake pans. We can all look in the Internet for ideas and I'll ask Daisy--she's done some awesome stuff in the past for her daughter's party.

WE can even do simple cookies that look like paw prints. Ever see those no-bake drop cookies that look like poop but taste good?

We'll gave to get together for a planning session.

What can we call it? The Meow-meow bow-wow bake sale? LOL.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Bake sale for the fur tails!!! Fabulous delights for the fur babies plight!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger tina said...

pam, it was quite an experience and am glad the pups are safe in their forever homes as well. thanks.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 2:36:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Who had the picture of the Cat Box delight complete with tootsie rolls? Was that Shannon?

I WILL be in Clarksville and available on Sunday May 25 if that would work out. I can do what I can for the critters then. I can send money donation ahead of time for those that wish to bake... I will gladly sell at a location…

I am also thinking a large sheet cake, paper plates, plastic forks and pass out to patrons with donation jar! Punch too. I will spring for the punch, plates, forks, cups, napkins, etc….

What about Pet People Tee shirts? Anyone have a connection in the tee shirt printing world???

Maybe since this will be the Pet Peoples first function; we should all do it as a team at one place to be agreed upon by all. If this is a success, then try to do one each month or every other month for a different shelter. I will get up there each time if I can! This way, we get a really good donation for all places over time.... Just a thought… Brain storming here…. But lets get active as “Pet People” bloggers!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 2:52:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Thats the spirit! We've spent months kicking around ideas--let's put them into action. As far as I know, the flea market happens on Saturday and Sunday---but it's been awhile and we would have to do some research on it. The bake sale would work outside of a Krogers or Wal mart--best bet would be Pet Smart-but would people wrestle with their animals and buy a dainty decorated cupcake? There could be two teams working two different locations. We have to do the bake sale before or after I go to California! But the flea market could be a Saturday -Sunday event for two seperate teams also.
SANDY--when is your next weekend off and could we get together for a lunch-bull session with other local pet people to set these ideas into motion? How many of our Pet People would be willing to meet for lunch and snowball our ideas into a definite plan?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:47:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Cant be there to throw snowballs but will be there on May 25 and if that dont work out, I do have a check book that I can use to support the efforts to make more!

Yall may want to throw me some snowballs to sooth the throat next week. arggggg

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 6:38:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Ginger, I am relieved to see some other poor abused husband posted on the blog for all to adore. Tell him that I used to have an English Setter named Bud that would crawl up into my lap and sleep on my shoulder like that. Thankfully, there are no pictures to be used against me.

Ginger, I see big ole baby Doris in the background. Maybe we can get her picture made with Santa this year. Hard to imagine such a big, imposing dog is scared of the rain.

Skeeter, I am saddened to hear that one of my top wenches is going under the knife. Have no fear, I'm sure they must have at least one decent doctor down there in Georgia. Just think, I could be doing it and I don't believe in pain medication, unless it is for me in large doses. I hope the Saint is prepared to take good care of you, and I hope you have stocked up on aspirin and beer for the poor Saint's headache and to soothe his nerves. Ya'll women are so demanding when you don't feel well. Unlike me, when I don't feel well, I demand nothing. I just ring the bell, and all is taken care of without a word. What a system. Who says health care in this country is broken?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 8:25:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I would be game for a planning session, either lunch or dinner. But, for me, weekends in May will be difficult for me to participate in actual events. Especially Memorial Day weekend, since I will be working Clarksville's ceremony on Monday, and my women veterans' groups are planning, organizing, and hosting the Fort Donelson ceremony out in Dover. So, don't count on me being able to spearhead anything B!! But, I will help as best I can with whatever we decide to do. That is the most I can promise.

Besides, May will be pretty hot already for an outside bake sale. As someone mentioned on one of these posts, baked goodies will sweat and melt when it gets hot, and they lose their appeal. Unless we are able to secure an indoor, air conditioned location.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 6:11:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

I give up.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 7:41:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Hello B--I am one person. Don't give up. Plans have to be made, and when plans are made, you go with what can work for the most of the likely volunteers. You can't base any decisions on one person's availability, or lack there of. Just because I may not be able to physically be present for an event, doesn't mean I can't help prepare for it. With all the organizations I am part of, my calendar has reserved dates all the way thru the end of the year already. Believe me, my husband is more unhappy with that than you are.

You can't give up until you try! That means getting people together and seeing what the concensus is. If no one can do it, or wants to put their time and energy where their mouths are, then you can give up. But not until then!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:55:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Brett, there are those of us here besides Stacy! LOL. I can meet for planning and if the HS is getting involved as Amy mentioned there are lot of people there to pitch in.

I am off Friday and Saturday so I can meet either day/night or a Sunday before I got to work. I have to be at work at 3.30.

May would be okay as long as its the beginning of the month, and under the Wal-Mart entrance its Shaded. I think the Sango Wal Mart is the best location personally.

April would be better, but that's shorter notice. Or is there somewhere inside, then we don't have to rush? Let's all put on our thinking caps. We don't have to rush anything.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I'm not sure if I can do Memorial weekend or not people. That is the week Fly Boy gets home from the desert and we'll be visiting family. But all is not lost, we may still be able to work something out.
Skeeter the Tee-shirt idea is a good one but---- coming from experience with that it is not cheap! Unless you know you an sell over a couple of hundred of them then it isn't worth it. I designed a tee-shirt, sweatshirts, and night shirts for our unit a few years agao and the original start up fee is near a hundred dollars for printing ,etc. If we could sell a bunch it would be great but if not it would just be like we talked about in renting a booth for a garage sale. B, honey don't worry so much, we will come up with a plan to help the sweet babies. We just need to brain storm a bit more. We for sure need a meeting. I can't do a night one unless I ride with someone or host it here at my house which is ok by me too.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

P.S. I have a great photo of a litter box cake, and it is really large so can see details really well in it. We can show it at the brainstorming get together unless someone can help me post it on here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Ohhh.....Sandy has been wanting to get together and visit and play games again. Pam just invited us to her house!!!! We can combine our planning meeting and FUN! That is our specialty, right?????

Pam, can you scan the pic and email it to someone?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Maybe we can hook up with Dover this time since they already have yard sale planned in early May? If not, we'll have to at least donate some of our stuff for the sale. I usually get stuff together for them.

Or with the Humane Society here as they have a lot of people who could bake on their Actionline list?

In any case, I think we should form a joint effort with all local shelters to possibly in the future conduct more joint fundraisers and or events.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Cats Are Us had a yard sale planned for last month so B whawt happened with that? I know they will want to ahve one soon too so we'll have to see how we can work it out to help everyone.
Hey I have a idea, maybe we can do a fundraiser then see if we can all chip in some cash even if we can't match it then divide it among them. How does that sound?

Friday, March 21, 2008 3:41:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Hey people, I was in Wal-Mart and saw those little cakes that were decorated just like what the photo above shows, so cute but sure is a lot of frosting.

Friday, March 21, 2008 3:42:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

If ya'all noticed I said frosting instead of icing in the above, that was for the sake of all the Northerners,ha.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

The building we used last time was torn down, and they had requested another chance to use it before it was destroyed. But their requests were denied. The St. Patty's party that was supposed to be co-hosted by all three shelters didn't happen due to , well let's just call it craptacular circumstances. BUT---there will be a fund raiser in the near future--If I have to roll it out myself on a cart and a bicycle.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:44:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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