This is also in memory of those who fought the battle and lost, and to honour the survivors who are blessed and won.
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.
n n nPapa 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.
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.
Mama giving me a great big Boxer-size birthday kissie
Moms, dads and flatties in Asta's lobby
Flatties in the fireplace
Mama with Petey and his mom, Jane. Hi Petey !
Mama and Asta played ball. I wish I was playing ball .... not with Mama - with Asta !!
I was on Mama's nametag.
This is Greg. Is he like our boss?
A cake dedicated to Angel Charlie.
I think Asta was looking for me in Mama's bag - be still my heart !!
Well, at least flatty me made it home safely ....Mama said the taxi driver who drove her to the airport might as well have flown her home, he was going so fast.
So Mama had a great one-day adventure and was so happy to meet so many blog friends... but I think we dogs have to organize a reunion too, with flat parents and lots of cookies and chewies - and NO LEASHES. What d'ya think?
June 20/ 10
I don't look very happy, do I?
But still, the taste in my mouth was so awful and my head was still bobbing around for a long time. Man, it was scary.
I'm ok now but I sure hope I don't ever meet another skunk - ever, ever, ever.
And in case you ever get skunked, don't bother using the old tomatoe juice remedy because it doesn't work. This is the recipe:
1 quart (or liter) of 3% hydrogen peroxide from a fresh, unopened bottle
1/4 cup (50 ml.) of baking soda
1 teaspoon (5 ml.) of liquid dish soap
Keep the mixture on for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
And take it from me - if you think you see a black and white cat, run away !!
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PAPA UPDATE: My Papa is nearing the half-way mark of his daily Interferon treatments. The first week was pretty rough but Mama got his doctor to prescribe some meds for him to take before he gets his infusions to head off the side effects.
The pills are working and Papa is feeling much, much better. 'Course, he's also feeling much, much better because I'm giving his lots of cuddles and lovies. Mama has taken some extended time off work to take care of Papa so I get to go on lots of walks with her and we play ball and hang out in the garden - no more "Hi Chef, bye Chef" when she's rushing off to work in the morning. Ooooo, I love having my parents home !!
Anyway, we want to thank all of you again for the good wishes that you've been sending. We appreciate it so much and it looks like all the good vibes are working because, so far, things are turning out to be so much better than we thought.
Best of Breed !!
This was most likely our last show until next summer. So I'm glad Chef did well and did Morrie proud. I love it when Chef wins, but Morrie takes it way more seriously so he was bustin' his buttons with pride. Thanks Chef, for making Papa so happy.
Yesterday, Chef was at the vet and she said that Boxers are especially sensitive dogs, and that Chef is going to pick up on the fact that Morrie is sick. So for all our sakes, we have vowed to try and stay upbeat and positive no matter what the year ahead brings. It's funny how the family dog can be a stablizing force during troubled times in so many great ways.
This is Parc Pierre Elliot Trudeau just down the street from our house. It's got a man-made lake with ducks in the summer and chalets, walking paths, a picnic area, two baseball diamonds and more ... it's huge and beautiful.
One day I'm going to tell you about the secret place Mama found at the park where I can run off-leash and be safe... and where no one can see us!
Here are some pictures of our walk today.I went stick hunting, of course!
I watched a baseball game - oooo I wanted that ball so bad!
So I chomped on it for a while.
Then I saw lots of strange holes like this one.
Mama said they were gopher holes.
I never met a gopher, so ...
I wondered if he was home.
But Mama yanked me away because she thinks gophers bite. I bet I came thisclose to having my nose boinked!
I finally settled down for a good chew.
Later on we had a BBQ ... those are girlie steaks and man steaks!
..And I had the MAN-steak bones!!
Mama said she's going to take me to our secret place in the park soon so I'll be able to show you where I play in my own private playground.
Papa update: Papa had his second surgery a couple of weeks ago and the doctor took some more of his lymph nodes out for testing. We don't have the results yet but in the meantime, Papa has gone back to work and is feeling pretty good, except for a little pain from the operation. We will keep you posted. And thanks to all of you who have been asking about him on Facebook and in emails. It's so nice to know that you are thinking of us.
I apologize for not visiting your blogs for a long time. Geez, I haven't even visited my own for I don't know how long. But I'm thinking of all of you with love and will visit you soon. xo
It's true. They made a party at my cousin JoJo's house and they didn't even THINK of inviting me. Not so much as a courteous "we'd love to have you, Chef, but it's a people party."
All they said was, "Be a good boy tonight, Chef. Bye."
"Oh yeah?" I thought. "Well I'll think about it...maybe I'll be a good boy and maybe I won't. Maybe I'll just unravel some toilet paper and trail it all through the house."
But I ended up just laying there all night long in my big old pillow, sulking. Do you blame me?
... ate this ...
... and this - that's my brother Daniel doing the cooking ....
And will you just look at the birthday cake they had??
I'm very glad you enjoyed your party, and -