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Friday, April 30, 2010

This week's adoptable...

Have you met Onyx? You should! Our heart goes out to him! Onyx has been at the Gulf Coast Humane Society for almost two years. We think he has the same struggle that Blackey fur just doesn't get a lot of attention!

Onyx is a medium sized, smooth coat mix who recently turned three years old. Can you imagine living over half your life in a shelter? We know the shelter takes great care of him with their amazing staff and volunteers, however he really doesn't know what it is like to have a family to call his own!

The reason Onyx is in the shelter is because his owner couldn't afford having a pet. The volunteers report great things about Onyx, although they say he is a little shy when he first meets you (especially with men) and then quickly warms up! He won't jump on you, but will show you how excited he is to see you by running circles around you!  He also knows how to walk very well on a leash, which means he could be your new exercise companion!

Won't you make this sweet, lovable Onyx a part of your family?

Help us help dogs like Onyx get a forever home! Contact the Gulf Coast Humane Society for more information:

Have a great weekend!
Abbey and Bode

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Who knew...

Who knew that this baby in our house would bring in toys for us! We love this pillow. You can slide your head into it nicely. Tara calls it a boppy and has to ask me to get off of it all the time. Good thing we are good sharers in our house, because I LOVE this pillow! There are also many new things that make all kinds of noises and music that interest me!

I love this new human brother of ours and can't wait to share more with him once he really understands Abbey and I are here!

Do you share with your brothers and sisters? It is such a reward to share but sometimes it is hard! I don't know how I will feel if the baby wants to play with my favorite toys, but since he shares with me, I will share with him!

Lot's of love to you this week!

PS The Gulf Coast Humane Society is having an event Saturday, check out their website for more information and to support them! We will post the adoptable dog of the week tomorrow!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Something to ponder...

“The conclusion I have reached is that, above all, dogs are witnesses.  They are allowed access to our most private moments.  They are there when we think we are alone.  Think of what they could tell us.  They sit on the laps of presidents.  They see acts of love and violence, quarrels and feuds, and the secret play of children.  If they could tell us everything they have seen, all of the gaps of our lives would stitch themselves together.”        - Carolyn Parkhurst

Friday, April 23, 2010

This week's adoptable...

We haven't been doing a very good job in featuring those who need a forever home from the Gulf Coast Humane Society. This week we want to tell you about Snickers.  Tara and Geoff met Snickers at an event with Blackey and loved him! Snickers really wants to get out of the shelter, so please consider bringing him to your home!

Snickers is an awesome guy! He is a calm, friendly senior dog who gets along with other calm dogs. He is not keen on young whipper-snappers that want to romp all over him and will tell them so.
His heel walk is just beautiful and he can be walked by anybody, weak or strong. He will adjust his speed of walking to yours. Being a gentle soul we would do well in a family that is not too noisy. He is an asset and we can only recommend you make him part of your family. 

From a Gulf Coast Humane Society Employee: He is very people friendly, if a little shy at first.  One cool thing about him, we take him to the Oasis for lunch every Tuesday and he will definitely be there some time between 11:30 and 12:30. Might bring some interested parties out for lunching.

VOLUNTEER OBSERVATION from Gulf Coast Humane Society:
"I want to let you know that he enjoys a full fledged body massage. He also likes his neck being rubbed, and I think he might be easy to train. I am just completely amazed, because I think I met one of the sweetest doggies ever at the Humane Society!!"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The reality of owning a dog....

This link was shared with us from another play therapist who loves dogs as much as Tara. Remember that we think we are part of your family and want to be with your forever...please don't adopt a dog unless you can keep him or her forever. We are so blessed with our forever home and the work that we do, but there are many who are not and need to find a forever home because of similar stories to this video.

Our love and support to the Colorado Retriever Rescue for bringing awareness:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Our BIG news....

We have not been blogging like we should lately, but that is because our life changed suddenly three weeks ago today! We got a phone call that we could have a human baby brother. He came home two weeks ago, as he was born a preemie.

We love Bryce so much and help as much as we can! The night time is hard because we do love our sleeping, but we get up to make sure everything is ok! We are helping him train so he is ready for the Red Sox when the time comes!

We thank you for your patience with our delay in sharing our news and not being as active as we should on blog. 

With love,
Abbey and Bode

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday, Abbey!

Abbey's 5th Birthday was on Wednesday and I forgot to post about it! Things have been very busy at our house and at work! Abbey had a great 5th birthday! She got some great treats from the Dog Bakery (I got some too)!

This weekend is Easter and Tara forgets I can see on the counter that she got us more goodies!

Hope you all have a great Easter!