“If We Win, He’s Buying Me a Puppy!”

Katie Castan, who was holding the now famous sign at the Wild Card Game last week — “IF WE WIN, HE’ S BUYING ME A PUPPY!” — and boyfriend Joe Onofrio adopted a 4-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi last weekend to seal the deal. The dog’s name is Lucy, but her middle name is Rally, as the way the Royals rallied to win the game and sweep the American League Division Series. After the game many…
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The Petco Foundation in partnership with Halo, Purely for Pets, announced its second annual holiday grant campaign, Holiday Wishes, designed to help the most dedicated animal welfare organizations succeed in their mission to save pets’ lives – at the holidays, and year round.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit their most impactful success stories for a chance to receive the winning grant award of $ 100,000 or a series of finalist awards ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 50,000. All entries must be submitted by Oct. 30th.

The Holiday Wishes campaign is a way for us to make holiday wishes come true for some very deserving organizations. In addition, we hope to inspire entire communities to take action and save lives,” said Petco Foundation executive director Susanne Kogut. “Every animal should celebrate this holiday season with a family, and by sharing these stories, we hope to increase the number of animals spending this holiday season in new, loving homes.”

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How to Care For a Ferret : Pet Ferret Bathing & Flea Prevention

Watch an exotic animal health technician explain how to bathe a pet ferret, as well as how to prevent fleas, in this free online video. Expert: Sarah Tingle …

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What One Piece of Advice Would You Give Your Children?

If you all were here for my post last week, you will understand the whole thing with the 600 Brilliant Blog Post Ideas and where it came from, but if not, you can check it out here. If not, then read on.
#17 If you were only allowed to give your children one piece of advice, what would that be?

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Rudy Green’s

Karla, proprietor of Rudy Greens and chef extraordinaire to the dogs, just sent this hilarious video a few weeks back and it stars Teh-De a pit bull we met on our first walk and cancer survivor.  Check it out!


Also, Karla has been nominated for Martha Stewarts American Made awards – please share on Facebook and Twitter http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/88599/food/rudy-green-incrudy-greens

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The pup with the cropped ears

This pup lives in the Old Town of Bari in Puglia, Italy.  He would appear to have cropped ears, which I thought was illegal in Europe?

The last photo you see the little boy who owns him.


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Safe in His Grace

Rain slowly poured down…the sound of thunder…the wind blowing…It had been a long week and an even longer weekend and I reflected on the following passage from 2 Corinthians 12:9(NASB), “9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather…

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Smart Move: A Dog Named Einstein Runs for Oakland Mayor

On Thursday morning, candidate Einstein climbed the steps of City Hall in Oakland, cleared his throat, sniffed the air for some of that nice Pho aroma coming in from the south, and announced his candidacy for mayor. 

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Candidate Einstein (lower left)

Or rather, his handlers did. Einstein is a dog, the latest dog to run for public office in this great country of ours, which allows all sorts of wonderful things to run for public office. 

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But unlike other dogs who run for mayor, who might be doing so to raise funds for the local shelter or to get their owners on the local news, Einstein is in this to make real changes. His platform is enormous. His handlers are veteran Occupy Oakland activists, and they've put together a number of sweeping changes Einstein will make once he gets into office, among them:

  • A publicly owned and operated Bank of Oakland
  • Stronger weapon-control laws
  • Penalties for crimes apportioned according to wealth
  • A single-payer health care system
  • Areas for short- and long-term urban camping.
  • Confining the routes of diesel transport vehicles to Interstate freeways (580, 880, 980) and Route 24, to curtail air pollution. 
  • And so on 

"There is a legitimate reason to wonder whether a dog can serve as mayor of Oakland, but he provides a great voice for low-income and otherwise marginalized people who live in Oakland," Michael Wilson, the candidate's political adviser, told HuffPost. "They have no candidate to represent them."

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If you give me a Snausage I'll give you a light-rail system.

But, to their credit, his handlers haven't forgotten who'll be mayor -- their dog -- so they've thrown in a bunch of canine issues as well, including:

  • Human companions of dogs with heavy coats will be encouraged and assisted in keeping their dogs close-trimmed from May 1 through Oct. 1
  • The City shall assist humans who adopt animals in need of homes
  • Animal sanctuary/adoption facilities, maintained and/or supervised by publicly appointed city officials, shall be the sole source for animal companions
  • At least one day per year shall be set aside as a municipal holiday for animals

Only one thing is stopping Einstein from becoming mayor, however: Dogs can't hold public office in Oakland. And yet, Einstein and his people are optimistic: 

"Without a fallible human in the mayor's office, we must all play our parts in determining the route Oakland will take into the future," they wrote in a press release. "No longer will we ask what the city government can do for us. Instead, we will see the way clear to changing the city ourselves, to expanding the power of residents of modest income, to shrinking the power of the rich by establishing a larger and more representative City Council."

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Einstein getting a feel for the mood on the ground.

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Candidate Einstein, looking toward a bold new future -- and that food truck right over there. Is that pizza?

To learn more about Einstein and his vision for Oakland, visit the Einstein for Mayor website, Facebook page, and Twitter.

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Adopt-a-Pet Friday: Jenna

Adopt-a-Pet Friday: Jenna
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