Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blog The Change for Animals!

So today is Blog the Change for Animals day!   This is an opportunity for us to: Support your favorite shelter, a foster or a friend. Whatever you decide:
  • Make a fresh commitment to act on behalf of animals
  • Inspire others to do the same
  • Spread the word
Well for me that is Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue.  All of my kids are from there.   I have learned even more from my furiends the level of effort and commitment it takes to work in rescue.  If it hadn't been for wonderful rescuers in Alabama and Texas I wouldn't have my babies.   Celia Robinson is the North Texas Coordinator for RRR.  She goes above and beyond supporting this organization.   She keeps dogs as long as she has to until they find their furever homes.  In Lucky's case this was 2 years.   Care, feeding, trips to the vet, exercise, love.  It's her full time job.  I can't thank her enough for all that she did for my kids!

One of RRR's big fundraisers is their Ridgeback-A-Day calendar.  We have submitted pictures 2 years now.  I can't wait to see if we get into the 2011 Calendar.  You can get your very own here.

Here is our calendar day in 2010, it's coming up next week 7/21.

I know I will never buy another dog!  I will rescue. And knowing me I will rescue the one(s) with the saddest story, the longest time in rescue, or the old one no one wants.

I took in an 11 year old 100lb dog, we are coming up on 2 wonderful years with him and he's going strong. You just never know.

Hope everyone is having a great day.  Give your furiends a bit of extra love today!


PeeS.  Please go see what others are doing to Blog the Change.


  1. Gosh, this is Most Wonderful! I hadn't heard of this before today. I'll have to go check it out. Thanks for telling us about it!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  2. Stopping by with Be the Change for Animals. Thank you for all you do to help animals in need. Hope you will be able to visit us too.

    Felissa, Davinia, and Indiana

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  4. OOps lets try again.

    Hi Boomer,

    I am stopping by from Thankful Fur Three Thursday Blog Hop to introduce myself to you. I hope that we can be furiends.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  5. Blogger is being so bad today. Anyway, that's a wonderful post. I am, of course, in favor of getting dogs from rescue whenever possible. And older - more mature ones - need homes just as much as any other dog. It's so good when someone is willing to make that effort.

    wags, Lola

  6. I like that calendar idea; that looks like a great fundraiser. It's nice to hear of so many great rescues.

  7. mr. nubbin'!
    thanks bunches and tons to ya'll for your work with R cubed! i think that calendar is totally fab and such a grrreat idea, especially since you are on it, too! :)
    the booker man

  8. The calendar is such a great idea! It's perfect to fundraise and to spread awareness! Thanks for writing about this for Blog the Change!

  9. Thanks for Blogging for a Change. Thank you for adopting.

  10. We all know what we say here:


    Thanks fur sharing!


  11. This was a great post with some good reminders! We've done some fostering of rescues too, as you may have read in our blog posts. Grammy's sister helps run a local rescue and that's how we ended up fostering. There are just so many dogs and other animals out there that need this kind of help! The Country Corgi Crew

  12. I love the calendar idea! Rescues are the best!

  13. Found you through the blog hop :) Thanks for posting these great tips. Also your Ridgebacks are beautiful!

  14. Oh bless your heart fur taking in a senior doggie. They seems to be furgotten. It is so worth it, whether to have them a week or 5 years...just to let them know what and a home is.


  15. Rescuing an animal is a win-win situation for everyone!


  16. i'm back cuz i had to give you props for that world of warcrack woof. BOL!!

  17. Wow, a Ridgeback a Day, awesome! Boomer you look like a sweet dog, I wish I could meet you! I'm getting around to all the BtC sites slowly but surely, and I"m glad I made my way to yours. I'm now following!

  18. I love that you're committed to those animals most in need. Older and special needs dogs are often last on the list for consideration.

    Thanks for Blogging the Change!
    Kim (and Amy by proxy)