Friday, March 30, 2007

FCAT? We Need An FDOG!

Life Lessons From Your Dog. . .

If a dog was the teacher, this is what you would learn:

  1. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  2. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  3. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  4. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
  5. Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  6. Take naps.
  7. Stretch before rising.
  8. Run, romp and pay daily.
  9. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  10. Avoid biting when a simple growl wil do.
  11. On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass.
  12. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
  13. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  14. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout! Run right back and make friends.
  15. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  16. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you've had enough.
  17. Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
  18. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  19. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pet Parade A Great Success - UPDATE

Originally posted March 19th, 2007
MIAMI LAKES, March 18th, 2007 - The 5th Annual Lucky Charms Pet Parade was a terrific success. Scores of booths, hundreds of dogs and many times that number of people gathered in the park to strut their stuff around the lake.
Pictures of the parade are available on-line. To make them easily accessible, the quality and sizes of the images have been decreased to make the transfer more quickly of the web. If you find a picture you really like, let us know and we can e-mail you the original, high-quality, full-size (1200x1600) image. All we ask is that in return is for you to make a donation to Pet Rescue. Whatever you think is a just amount is just fine with us.
You can see all our photos of the Pet Parade right now on Google's Picasaweb. To see the pictures on our Picasaweb gallery you can click here.
The Florida Pet Book has an article and pictures available online of the Pet Parade! You can see their photos by clicking here.
Professional photographer Stephen Wolter has posted his pictures of the Pet Parade too. You can see them here on his website.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Just Me And The Monochrome Boys

Who's The Guy Making The Blog?

Hello, I'm John and I'm setting up the blog. Years ago I wrote the original website for Pet Rescue. Technology moves ahead and here comes the blog.

I'm a former Dade Marine Institute instructor, Arvida construction supervisor and Dade County School teacher (Adult Ed. for Radio Broadcasting at Miami Lakes Tech.Ed. Center). Also a former D.J. and newscaster at a couple of local Miami radio stations. Now a days, I play on the computer.

Then there are the monochrome boys. Mike and Kirby. Kirby is the old guy, at right. He's a Border Collie and will be 13-years old in December. Starting to feel his age a bit - damn arthritis!

Mike is younger, at left, and only 8years-old. I thought he was a Border Collie when I found him at Broward Humane when he was 10-weeks old. Not a chance. He is a Terrier through and through. When I leave the house, Kirby wants to re-wire the electrical system. Mike just runs round and round trying to hand him tools, feverishy repeating, "let me help, let me help," or so it goes in my imagination. BCs are BCs, and terriers are terriers.

At ten-weeks old, they did look remarkably alike. That's mike on the right and Kirby below on the left, both at 10-weeks of age. They certainly aren't that size any more. Kirby is just shy of 70-pounds. Mike weighs in at about 30-pounds.

From the pictures, you should get an idea why they are called the Monochrome Boys. Black and white is all there is with these guys, except for their red collars. When I see friends, however, they simply ask, "How are the boys?" The answer, of course, is that the boys are all right. Absolutely.

Anyway, I've been working on getting the blog running for about two weeks. The tweaking and twisting goes on to make it just right, to add functionality and make sure that the information is worth your time to come, visit and read. Enjoy the blog.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Welcome to Our Blog

The time has come to start a blog. We've had a website for quite a while, but this way we can stay in touch much easier and keep you up to date on what's happening with us, the shelter and all the dogs and cats that come into our care.
Check back often for the most current information on adoptees, events and information on what you can do to help Pet Rescue.