Monday, November 30, 2009

A Christmas Gift

Did anyone else watch Sunday's Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "A Dog Named Christmas?" Okay I didn't watch it until tonight (DVR) but I have to say it was really great. I loved it... of course. What I didn't realize is that it was based on a book by the same name, written by author Greg Kincaid, (apparently it was on the NYT Bestseller list for a while... who knew?) Anyway, the author is an advocate of pet adoption and wrote the story as an avenue to promote that end. But the story, feel good as it is, is also rich with plot and has what I would call, "layers." For example, the story involves a side story about the father's time during the Vietnam War and how he served alongside a found dog, who acted as company mascot. (Let's see... military story + dogs = good, in my book.)

So after a bit of poking around the www, I have discovered that you can pick up the book "A Dog Named Christmas," at most booksellers and the movie is also available for purchase on DVD at your local Hallmark Gold Crown stores. Either would make an excellent gift for the dog lover on your list. But, even better still is a program that Hallmark and are promoting this holiday season. The program works with animal shelters across the country to give dogs across the country a warm and happy home for Christmas. By logging onto www.hallmark .com you can find out how to participate in the program to foster a shelter dog during this holiday season. What better way to share the spirit than with a needy dog? And after seeing the movie, I am convinced that a warm home for Christmas is possible for shelter dogs across America. This program is also a gift to those shelter workers and foster parents as it will give them a break from the care they give everyday... a great way to thank them for all they do, no? Christmas is upon us once again and I hope to share the message of love that it brings, with all of you and our beloved pets too.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Look at this super neato award our friends at Raising Ruby gave us. Ruby is one sweet service dog in training and quite a blessing in her own right. Give them a visit and let them know we say "Howl-o!"Thanks for the sweet award Ruby!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank You

Thank you for all of your kind words and prayers... they really helped. Bailey is gone and I am going to miss him terribly. He was such a dear and devoted friend. I love him very, very much.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


We have been out of contact with all of you for a while now because our minds are burdened and our hearts are heavy. Our old guy Bailey has taken a turn for the worst and we have made the most impossible decision that we are ever asked to make. I can give the prognosis and stats but really what does it matter? Many of you have been in my shoes before, maybe even more than once and you know that no matter what's going on with your best friend... you just know when it's time. Yet, it is still so unnatural, your heart is telling you to hold on, protect, don't give up, see them through. Your mind knows, and your heart fights you every step of the way. I ask all of you to pray. I know Bailey is going on before me and he will bound up, healthy and well, to meet me someday at the gates of heaven. So, when I ask for prayer I ask for me. He is going to be healed soon but my heart will be broken. I ask that you pray for some healing of a broken heart. I will miss him so much.
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