Pedigree Food Drive / Papa Update / Photos of me

September 18 /10

We just had to take some time out to be part of this very important campaign, The Pedigree Food Drive.

We heard about it from our hard-working friends over at Life With Dogs and we hope you'll help spread the word.

Each year, four million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations in the USA.

So Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs. All you have to do is click on the Like button on their Facebook page and Pedigree will donate a bowl of food to a shelter. So far they have over a million clicks. So let's help make that two million for all the dogs who are less fortunate than we are and need our help.

Also, for each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Food Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

Pedigree Canada is also hosting a food drive. For every view of their Adoption Tales, Pedigree will donate $1 CDN towards helping dogs in participating shelters across Canada – up to a maximum of $50,000 CDN in 2010.

Here's one of their videos:

So far, $25,804 has been raised. Let's keep it going !

So if you're like me and you rely on human help to post to your blog, I urge you to give your human no peace until they help you participate in this most important food drive.

When your write your post, be sure to link back to Life with Dogs like we did above.

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Papa Update: Papa is about a quarter of the way through his Inteferon treatment. It's a stinker. It makes him feel really sick most of the time. His doctor lowered the dose to give him a break for a few weeks and he felt a lot better. But now the dose is slowly increasing again so he'll get full benefit and he's feeling icky again.

He's still not able to work but goes to his office sometimes to do some paperwork and see his colleagues. He walks me every day and does some of the grocery shopping for Mama. He's a real soldier.

Our life has changed so much but it will be worth it once the treatment is over and Papa will be healthy. And don't you worry - I'm giving Papa lots of snuggles and lovies and I'm taking very good care of him.

Thanks to all of you who keep us in your thoughts. We appreciate it so much. And hopefully, when there is more time, we'll get back to visiting all of you. We love you very much and have not forgotten any of you.

And in case any of you have forgetten what I look like, here are some photos taken of me over the summer.

On guard-en duty.

Playing with my girlfriend, Miss Princesse. She wants to get engaged.

She gives me my space, see? I like that.

Enjoying a good steak bone.


In the pool with Daniel. Did I get off the floatie ? Nope. I am too scared to swim ... however, if I wasn't so scared I'd probably be a really good swimmer, don't you think ?

Playing with my ball on the ground .... much safer.

A heroic walk in the park.

And here I am with my new step-brotherpuppy, Jaxson. He's a blue-eyed Silver Retriever. He's not much fun yet. In fact he's a pest. But I have lots of plans for us when he gets to be a bigboy dog like me. We're going to have so many adventures together. He's just taking so darn long to grow up ...

Bye for now, all my friends. Sending you big butt wiggles and slurpy kisses.



Niamh said...

Good to see you Chef! Thanks for the update on your Papa. We hope that the treatment goes well. We like you floating in the pool. But try to swim - it is such fun and great exercise. Take care of your Papa.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
There is no way we can forget you!
No way!
Glad to know your Dad is doing well. I hope he will be feeling better day by day.
That little puppy is adorable!
I am sure you two are going to have lots of fun together!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Bravo Handsome!

What a pawesome post showing how DOGS RULE!

AND thanks fur the Papa update!

I KNOW woo are a furry big part of his therapy!

Please give him AND your mama a snoof from ME!


MadameMoiselle said...

Hey Jaxson.. Opps i mean chef..

You are one good looking kid.. I'm sure Chef will be teaching you the rules of the house.. We hope you will grow faster so you can play with Chef !

thanks for the update on daddy...


Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

Me & my Mom have been thinking about you & your Mom & Dad alot lately...

We are sending all our thoughts & prayers & love your way...

I know you are taking really good care of your Mom & Dad...Hope you still have enough time to keep that Stick Pile growing...

Give your Mom & big slobbery kiss for us...

Abby & her Mom xxxxxxoooooo

Raising Addie said...

Looking good Chef!!

LOVE that you get to ride a raft in the pool.

Please give your dad extra snuggles from us to make him feel better.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Trailboss said...

It is SO good to hear from you Mr. Chef! Glad to hear things are going ok with your papa. Keep the lovies going and he will be better before you can shake a stick! Oh wait....if you had a stick you would have it in your stick pile. Please keep up posted on papa's progress (I know it is tough but so many of us want to know how yall are doing).

Dexter said...

Chef! Thanks for the update on your papa. It must be getting very old by now to be so tired. My paws are crossed for a good outcome.


Jans Funny Farm said...

We're glad to see you post an update on your dad. He's a lucky man to have so much love from his human and canine family. We hope he does well on his treatment.

Never heard of that breed, but that is a cute puppy.

Eric said...

Hey Chef! Smashing to see you back for a while. You are such a good boy looking after your Dad so well.Dog's are one of the best therapies but his treatment sounds very wearing so I'm sending extra tenacious terrier zen down on the wind for him and for you all. Take care Chef.

Wiry love and kisses Eric xxx

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Chef....thanks fer the info on the Pedigree adoption drive......we are always glad ta help...

We're also glad that yer Dad is doin' OK......we're keepin' paws crossed that he is better soon....'n that he doesn;t feel sick anymore either....

So ya got a brother....he's a mite small but I bet he grows fast.....when he stops bitin' at ya he should be a great playmate. Puppies.....always with the mouth....

Dewey Dewster here....

Anonymous said...

Fantastic blog, I had not noticed previously during my searches!
Continue the good work!

Noah the Airedale said...

Chef mate, thanks for the update on your Papa. The treatment sounds like hard work but we're so glad it's there to make papa better.
Love your photos buddy.
You all take care and we continue to send airezen and positive thoughts.

Your mate

Anonymous said...

Hey there Chef... I've been a little behind with my blog reading and I'm just now finding out about the Pedigree food program. I will have my Miss Barb mention it though, in my very next post.

Keep up with the smoochies for your Papa! Smoochies always makes everyone feel better!

When you have a spare moment, I hope you will visit me and we can become friends. (

Slobbery, puppy kisses,

Unknown said...

Hey Chef,

What a great program Pedigree is offering to help dogs in shelters across the nation! I have a boxer dog blog of my own. Keep promoting a great cause!


Anonymous said...

I love that park picture -- you're in the exact same pose as the dog silhouette on the sign! That'll show 'em!
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Pet care said...

I love your picture specially in the pool with Daniel. Dog care, pet are our best friends..