Puttin’ th’ Dawg back in DoggieCaperz

031716cWhen this blog first started, it belonged to LadyBird; then when she got sick I took over for a while, then we shared for a while and the she crossed the Bridge so then it became all mine. However, ‘Doggie’ remains in the title because mom is hoping one day (soon) to bring a new doggie into our lives again. So every once in a while I feel obligated to post photos of dawgs. So here you are. Dawgs. Smelly, slobbery, annoying dawgs.

 

First up, cousin Buddy. He’s lives with Granmama, although, he has come to stay with us once before when Gran ran  away from home.Thank goodness she came back and took him home!! We have a small place and he is HUGE!!031716a

This dawg seems to be saying “Whoa! I’m not a bicycle! Where is my dad?” His dad was inside the 7-11 where mom had just left. Mom stuck around long enough to make sure he wasn’t abandoned. Which is good he wasn’t ’cause I don’t know if he would get along with us cats.031716b

And finally, cousin Tripp who lives in California. He looks like he had some fun on the beach in this photo!!IMG_1859

See you tomorrow for

Bailey the Chihuahua

030716One of the blogs I follow features an itty bitty chihuahua named Bailey. Some of my readers may already follow her but her photo from Dr. Seuss Day was so absolutely adorable I just had to share it here! Enjoy her squeezable goodness – but don’t squeeze too tight – she’s fragile!!! Please check out her blog to see Bailey every day!!

 

 

 

  Photos are copied with permission of Miss Bailey!!!

Go HERE for her blog!!!!!

DoD – Dogs on Deployment

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So my mom was looking at the local Navy Newspaper the other day and the front page caught her eye.dod a

  Now at first she thought, DoD means Department of Defense, but no it means Dogs on Deployment. Hmmm, maybe, she thought, it means sailors and soldiers can bring their dogs with them on deployment, but no, that can’t be right. Anyway mom read the article and found out the following:

Dogs on Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that provides an online resource for military members to search for volunteers willing to board their pets during military commitments, as well as promotes responsible pet ownership through education, assistance and outreach. DoD relies solely on the public support to promote our cause and reach potential volunteers and those that would benefit from our help.

You see, it’s a terrible fact but without these good folks, too many animals are abandoned at the pound or shelters when our military members ship out. If they don’t have any family or friends willing to take their pets on what could possibly up to a year or longer in some cases, they have no choice but to give them up.

The website matches volunteers with military pet owners and provides guidance on how to choose the best match. We love this concept!! On the front page above shows the volunteer who took care of Rocky the dachshund while his dad was on a six-month deployment. Here is their happy reunion:dod b

It could have been much worse if there was no one to look after Rocky.  Please check out their website (click on their badge). They’re all over the country and always looking for  new volunteers. Oh – and its not just for dogs! The volunteers will look after cats, birds, fish, reptiles – any pet that needs looking after. I think mom is going to volunteer for reptiles!!!  And – you don’t have to be a member of the military to volunteer, but you do have to be to use their service!!

Support our troops by looking after their pets!!!!

Click on the Badge Below!!!!

More Fun Stuff!!

Successfully boarded pets -Boarding can be for as long – or short as necessary!!

Barley Barley’s being boarded from March 2016 to March 2018!!!

Margot (Mar-go)  Margot’s being boarded from April – August 2016

Eva  Eva was boarded from February to March 2016

  Click on This Badge to go to their Facebook page!!

 

Belle is a five-year-old beautiful lab with some very special training, and a loving “furrever” home. Belle was recently retired from the #USMC after 4 years of honorable service and one combat deployment to Afghanistan where she served as an IDD (IED Detection Dog), also known as a #MWD (Military Working Dog), and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant.

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Okay, I’m done talking. Time for a nap. See you tomorrow!!

Run Free, Krijger

Somehow, mom missed this in the news last week, but a local police dog was killed in the line of duty. We honor the brave dog who goes in first to save the life of his human. Farewell Krijger, thank you for your brave service and gift. Run free in the green fields of Heaven.

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Please go HERE for the story of his sacrifice.

Norfolk police K-9 Funeral

photo credit: Steve Earley, The Virginian Pilot – Local K-9 unit honors Krijer at his funeral.

Jimmy Hatch and Anderson Cooper

photo credit: Jimmy Hatch

As a result of this incident, Anderson Cooper and a former SEAL, Jimmy Hatch donated enough money to purchase ballistic vests for the entire K-9 unit. Thank you to these two dog-lovers! Go HERE for full story.

Caturday Art – Dreamscope Style

I wandered over to Dreamscope in search of something new for Caturday Art – and guess what? The site has a whole bunch of new filters! You MUST check it out! I give you 3 new filters – it’s a great way to take care of those uckky out of focus photos!!  Enjoy – Purrs, Toby

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Cool, right???   Here’s the original photos:

 

Here’s the Dreamscope link.

  Caturday Art with Athena Cat Goddess. Its a Blog Hop!!