Friday, December 24, 2010

Howliday Wishes from SWD!

Wishing all of our peeps and paws...
Magical howlidays and a pawsome new year.
We think y'all are the best!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Power to the Treat!

The mighty treat has magical powers at the SWD house.
Thanks to the mind-controlling morsels, I have cherished moments captured from the present and past.

Here's a tasty sampling: (Note: Bauer and Gracie are friends of SWD)

Blu, Bella, Piggie

Bauer the gorgeous, substantially-headed dane and Bella

Donkey, Ellie, Blu

Aloha: Gracie, Blu, Ellie


Reindogs: Blu, Ellie, Gracie

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Piggie the Pittie Myth Buster!

Piggie during my niece's first overnighter at the SWD house.

And the morning after.

For more info about Pit Bulls and the gross injustice of Breed Specific Legislation, check out Pit Bull Rescue Central.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Santa Paws' Reindogs Are Getting Ready!

Santa Claus has Dasher, Rudolph and the gang.

But, Santa Paws has...




And, helping from above...



For more pics of Santa Paws' helpers, check out Huffington Post's 13 Reindeer Dogs To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pitties are Pawsome Therapy Dogs

Pawsitive portrayal of Pit bulls in the media is such a treat! I applaud Main Line Animal Rescue (MLAR) for their amazing work and MSNBC for filing this report.

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I always thought Bella would become my first therapy dog.

Something tells me Piggie will beat her to it.

What do you think?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blu Charms Santa While The Girls Strike A Pose

With the holiday shopping season officially underway,
Blu doesn't waste any time telling his *wish list* to Santa.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Peeps and Paws!

I'm thankful for...

1) My boy Blu
2) The One-Eye Beast
3) A special Pig
4) Doguroo (best place on earth)
5) Galla's pizza (a little slice of Buffalo right here in Atlanta)
6) The Bitter Baking Company (tasty cookies with a bite)
7) The Jeep still running on all 6 cylinders (fingers and paws crossed)
8) Hell's Kitchen and Glee
9) Dog advocates and rescues everywhere
10) You

Happy Thanksgiving from the SWD Crew!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Name that Fetching Tag!

It's time to play a little game I call: "Name That Fetching Tag!"
Fetching Tags are custom made pet ID tags. They are super lightweight and in a word, PAWSOME!

I recently had a Beauty Queen tag made for the one-eye beast and it fits her pawfectly!

Now, Piggie needs a Fetching Tag and this is where my no-decision-making rumpus needs your help!

What do you think Piggie's Fetching Tag should say?

To help get creative juices flowing, here are a few photos of the sweet, silly, playful, snuggly, Pig.

All suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
Oh and one last thing...
Piggie sends a big smooch to say thanks!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Piggie's Identity Crisis

After living in the SWD house for three weeks,
Piggie struggles with her identity.

Piggie or rabbit?
You make the call.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pawsome Update: Tenchi has a Furever Home!

During Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet week in September, I wrote a blog entry about a sweet, special girl named Tenchi. I instantly fell in love with her and after spending three years at PAWS Atlanta, Tenchi's day arrived!

Yesterday I stumbled upon this announcement on PAWS Atlanta's Facebook page:

The BEST NEWS EVER!!!! Hope you are sitting down....... Our wonderful, perfect dog Tenchi just got adotped!!!!!! She was here for an unbelievable 3 long years and now she has found her very own forever family!!!!! There are lots of happy tears flowing at PAWS Atlanta!!!!

Check out a happy Tenchi in her new home...

Streaming down my face are
Tears of joy for Tenchi
Tears of hope for all those just like her.

Friday, October 22, 2010

What I Did for National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Adopted one, that's what I did!

Introducing -- Piggie Rose Webb.

Yesterday was Piggie's first night at the SWD house...

*Special Thank You to Beth for rescuing Piggie the day before her scheduled euthanization... and for the amazing care until Piggie's SWD house arrival*

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jane DoeDog Needs a Name

That's right paws and peeps - it's time to play:

Name that Pup!

The rules are simple:
1) look at the photos below
2) List your name suggestions
3) All name ideas are welcome

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog the Change: Kindred Canines Dog Rescue

*Ellie waits for a furever home*

Kindred Canines Dog Rescue
is an amazing organization compiled of compassionate, dedicated people. That is why I selected it for my first ever Blog for Change post!

KDRC is a growing, all-breed rescue group located in Modesto, CA, working tirelessly to pull shelter dogs in danger of being euthanized. All KCDR dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped.

And, in addition to rescuing, fostering and placing dogs, KCDR is in the process of establishing a Spay it Forward program to help assist people spay/neuter their dogs.

*Handsome waits for a furever home*

Why do I adore, admire and applaud Kind Canines Dog Rescue?
Let me count the ways!

KCDR motto: We are dog advocacy, dog rescue, dogmatic.

KCDR mission: To rescue shelter and foreclosure dogs & assist low income families of Stanislaus County to get their dogs spayed/neutered.

*Iggy waits for a forever home*

As stated on their Facebook page: Simply put, we do what we do because the animals need us. Please consider fostering or adopting a dog from Kindred Canines or your local shelter.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Thank you Kindred Canines Dog Rescue for all you do!

Beans - Adopted!

Fi Fi - Adopted!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blu Seizes the Moment

When I said to Blu last week, seize the moment, I didn't mean it literally. Unfortunately that is exactly what happened. My 12-year old boy had a full on seizure and well, I almost had a heart attack. Talk about scary.

Dr. Matt Miller at Village Vets gave my old guy a thorough exam and ran some tests - thankfully, the results were all considered good. And while we don't know the cause of Blu's seizure, we hope it never happens again!

Here is Blu waiting for his pawsome doc. (We heart him)

Blu resting the day he seized the moment.

Blu hangin' with me on the bed. (day after seizure)

And, here is Blu just four days later... with his much younger sister.

Blu clearly bounced back from his seizure quicker than I have.

Click on the link for more info about seizures in dogs provided by the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine