Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Virginia Beach SPCA Walk fo the Animals

I, or rather we did it! We finished and got the t shirts!
It was a picture purrfect day at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the 32nd annual Walk for the Animals. Our team, Ivy's Pet Project raised over $1000.00 for the shelter. We ROCK!! There were loads of people and a ton of dogs (and even a few cats and a rabbit). I smelled lotsa butts and mine was sniffed in return, but it was all good! A super fun time for me. Iris had to stay home listening to classical music, cuz she is still the wild child at times.

From Iris: Yeah, you guys were very SNEAKY...leaving me with a bone and Beethoven or was it Bach? Great job on the fund raising though!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's almost here....the SPCA Walk for the Animals!

I have been waiting such a long time but FINALLY! The Virginia Beach SPCA Walk for the Animals is tomorrow. I am super EXCITED!
Truthfully, I am one lucky dog to even be walking the Walk! Because in 2008 I had not one, but TWO knee surgeries called TPLO's. Pretty much the equivalent of a ACL tear in humans, my injury required expensive, orthopedic surgery to fix. Now, just about two years later, I am a bionic dog and healthy as a horse! Well, I could lose a little weight, but the Walk may help with that, as I have been training for months.
The parental units have been busy fundraising for what seems like months and it has paid off. They have raised over a thousand bucks! And, by special arrangement, all that dough goes to the  VBSPCA C.A.R.E. Medical Fund. This fund was established to help shelter animals like my friend Rembrandt, who came into the SPCA earlier this year with some of the same injuries that I had. Sadly, Remmie was not able to survive his injuries, and he waits at the Rainbow Bridge. Our family is walking in his memory. RIP,  buddy.
Want to contribute? You still can. Please just click on this link.  Or scroll down the right side of the page to the First Giving widget. It's fast, easy, and secure.
Can't contribute? It's ok. But, please pray for shelter animals everywhere and remember.....saving one animal won't change the world, but surely the world will change for that one animal.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Iris learns the doggie door

Iris visited our Florida house for the first time. I was worried that the doggie door might be challenging for her. But, she is smarter than I first believed. Even though the door kept smacking her in the nose (I HAVE to go through first), she got the hang of it pretty durn quick.
She also was curious about the pool and the little ducky that floats around (it's actually a thermometer).

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Life's a beach!

The fam has arrived at Alligator Point! This piece of Paradise in on the Florida Panhandle, slam on the still beautiful and not oily, Gulf of Mexico.
I have been here many times, but it is a first for Iris, my crazy sistah.  While she has not yet mastered the art of swimming, she is one hell of a splasher.  And, she is one hell of a runner! She has been running back and forth on the beach like Road Runner! Remember Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote? If you do you, are old as dirt! (Meep, meep!)

From Iris: Life's a beach!! I love the new smells and the water is so different from Sandbridge, in waves, plus a sand bar appears and I can walk out a long ways!! I may try the dog paddle soon. Ivy makes it look so easy!
Now, I am pooped out...literally. Let sleeping dogs lay.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Iris......unleased yet again!

We have a bad, and I mean BAD case of cabin fever!! It has been raining for days now and we have been cooped up like a pair of chickens!!
FINALLY, the mom took pity on us and set us free on the golf course! It was a little messy for me, but Iris put on the butt tuck move and took off!! Thankfully, she has been to reform school and her recall was perfect....that means she comes when called. But, she quite obviously loved her moment of freedom!

From Iris: Butt tuck....does that mean hauled ass?