Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vacation is over

The Florida vacation is over and we are back in Virginia Beach. It is cold here. Yes REALLY! Florida was quite warm but I'm talking 39 degrees here. It is making us old doggies a bit frisky. We were in the car about eight hours today, mostly sleeping, mind you. Iris was surprisingly good on this, her second Florida trip with the family. Her car manners are improving. She still has an annoyingly LOUD BARK as soon as we enter a rest area.....I guess she KNOWS there will be other dogs there. But, she is better in her travel harness and we only had to stop twice to untangle the goofball.
From Iris: I just love my car rides, the longer the better!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

I guess it's official........

......I am off the knee!
Mom was just sitting on the lanai having a glass of wine and there goes Iris....right up on the love seat to keep her company. And the next thing I see....she is giving Mom a great big wet smooch! Now, it is pretty well known that I am a sniffer and a pretty good one at that. But, Iris is the LICKER! UGH!
From Iris.......I prefer white wine and it was a very nice New Zealand SB.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Joey's Alternative Spring Break Project - continued

The cheatin' continues. But now it's Joey. He came across this hunk o'chocolate at the shelter and decided that we needed to see how well behaved he is cuz of volunteers like the students from USF. And, his name is NOLE!!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Joey's Alternative Spring Break Project

While we are lazing around by the pool in Tampa this week, Joey is doing something very, very cool. He gave up his Spring Break to be the faculty advisor for several University of South Florida students on a service project in North Carolina. They are volunteering at the Animal Control facility in Louisburg, NC. This seems to be a "high kill" shelter, meaning that they euthanize when the shelter reaches capacity :(
They have already euthanized several animals since the group has been there! This made Joey and his group upset, angry, and so sad.  But, they went back this morning and apparently Joey has found a new friend (sorry about the pic quality....must be using his Iphone). This is pet 11-0390 / 6-3-0061 and available for adoption now at this shelter. Please give them a call 919-496-3032 and let's get this dude a furever home!
Ivy's Pet Project is proudly supporting Petfinder's Adopt the Internet Day!
Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet Day

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunshine on my shoulder.......

Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy! And a little yappy! Iris and I have been enjoying the freedom of our own doggy door at our house in Tampa. She actually remembered how to use it right away and did not run straight through the screen like last time. We are not much for swimming in the pool but Iris thinks laying beside it is the best!! If I had a wish that I could wish for you, I'd make a wish for sunshine all the while!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Your cheatin' heart

I KNOW the parents are cheatin' on us! Two days in a row they go out and come back smelling to high heaven of....PUPPIES! We cannot mistake that smell. And then, they put us in the car and those pups (at least one) have been in our CAR!! SUP with THAT?
From the Mom:  ok, settle down Miss Ivy. We just went out for a few hours to volunteer with the SPCA and try to get those pups a forever home. You have to admit..they are just so doggone cute! Sorry about one being in the car.....he was a good boy and his life will be forever changed  when one of those folk who saw him adopts him tomorrow!