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Pitbull Awareness Day 2011

In honor of Pitbull Awareness Day, I finally decided to publish an article I published on my personal blog in March, 2011: An interesting thing happened last week: I exited the grocery store and found myself facing a soft, handsome, 8-month-old tan and white pit bull. A young man was proudly holding his leash. I waited my turn as the lady in front of me dropped her groceries to give pats and praise, and then I asked if I might say hello to the furry man of the hour. Permission granted, I proceeded to pat and compliment and gush. The dog’s name is “Z”. I complimented the young man on how nice and well-socialized his puppy was. Of course, I...

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Honoring Sarge

Sarge has become an angel. Officially, at least. He was an angel on earth until yesterday, when he passed away at the age of 16. He has now officially begun his work as Doggie Angel, Elderbull Extrordinaire. In honor of Sarge, we are sharing this delightful video today. Sarge's family would be grateful if each person who watches it would share it with just one other person. ELDERBULLS: The Movie (2011) from Animal Farm on Vimeo.   If you don't already know about the famous Sarge the Elderbull, we urge you to visit his blog page at http://www.elderbulls.blogspot.com/.  In short, Sarge, along with over 30 other dogs) was rescued at age 14 from an abusive home in PA. He was...

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take a break for this...

It's always important to "paws" for a belly rub. We couldn't resist this one: 

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Memorial Day

 Today we are remembering those who have served, and thanking those who are serving. Thank you. This seems an especially appropriate day to share this piece about how rescued dogs are helping veterans cope with PTSD: Pets2Vets is based in Arlington, VA and was founded by veteran David Sharpe.  His story from the P2V website: Sharpe served in the U.S. Air Force Security Forces where he endured several incidents that, at the time, didn’t affect his personal relationships with his family, friends, and colleagues (or so he thought). However, a short time after his first deployment during November 2001 where a life-threatening situation occurred (one-one confrontation with a Taliban sympathizer pointing his weapon in Sharpe’s face during Entry Control Point Checks), he began...

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He's got a nose for peanut butter

Meet Buddy... Love Buddy? ...Adopt Buddy!  Take a look at that beautiful nose! This is quite possibly the most kissable face EVER. And what sweet kisses he gives. I met Buddy last weekend at the Longmont Humane Society's Furry Friends Festival, immediately following Ella's Walk. Buddy was enjoying the festivities with his volunteer handler, and he won my heart before we even met. I mean, seriously...that nose is really fabulous. And his smile? Wow. He was a gentleman with all of the people and other dogs in attendance, and gosh, I would love to see him next year with his forever person. Buddy took a minute out of his day to let me interview him. I made the mistake of...

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