Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday's News

We can't believe the Olympics is over. Mama wanted to be more active, but there has been lots of family stuff going on.

We celebrated our Grandpa's birthday not to long ago. He's visiting from Florida for the summer and we are so glad to spend time with him. For someone who hasn't spent much time with dogs, he truly has taken to his doggy grandkids. Mom and Dad are often surprised that we have charmed them so much.

On a sadder note, we went to visit one of our favorite relatives at the hospice center. Katy has never been to a nursing facitity before and she was so brave. All of you would have been so proud of her. She even let two older ladies pet her as she was leaving. She spent most of the time at the end of the bed guarding against intrustions. She really couldn't grasp the purpose for the visit. Bailey has had nursing home experience. He spent a good bit of time visiting my grandmother when she was staying in one. However, he is much closer to the person who is there now and you could tell it was troubling him when he realized who it was and where she was and he hopped up on the bed and snuggled with her for most of the visit. It was hard not to cry when you realized how much he understood. Bailey slept most of the afternoon away when he got home.

We thank everyone for raising our spirits during the Olympics. We enjoyed all the events.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Squirrel Hurdles

Welcome to the Blogville Squirrel Hurdles Event. Our athletes have been screened by the Olympic Commitee for bugs and are prepared for the event. While many would prefer to increase the odds of catching squirrels by having a nice clear approach to the squirrel most know their are obstacles and often hurdles that must be cleared to reach the elusive squirrel. Thus squirrel hurdles was born.

Our first participant is Corbin of Oh Corbin

Next up is Dante of All About Lacocoon Dante

Our next canidate is Goose of Gospel of Goose

Next to compete Lassiter and Benjamin of Lassiter Chase

Up next will be Lily Belle and Muffin of Lovable Lily

In the next round will be Molly of Molly The Wally

Our next athlete will be Nina of Bird Brains and Dog Tales

Appearing next will be Posie of Posie Dog

Ready to make the next round is Roo of Roo's Doins

Up next is Roxy of Downunder Daisy

Appearing next will be Sarge of Sarge Speaks Out

Next on the field is Storm of Charlene and Storm

Our final contestant for the 2012 Squirrel Hurdles Olympic event will be Tavish of Big Bubba and Baby Sister Blogger

We thank all the athletes for their participation and hard work in training for this event. Please pick up your medal and display it proudly on your blog.

Don't forget to visit DRAW your Peeple and the Snack Sack Race to cheer on the athletes as they have all worked so hard in their events.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Blogville Olympics Continues

We are having so much fun participating in events and visiting the other venues when we aren't competing in events. Today we participated in stick jumping which you can see the wonderful video of the event at Bert's here. We both participated in the event and really enjoyed this event.

We went and visited the Stick event over at Goose's and you can view the video here. The event features both singles and doubles events. It is well worth the time to visit. Tomorrow is Marathon Chewing and Digging. Looking at the list of events, we are hosting Squirrel Hurdles and it looks like our only remaining athletic event is the Tennis Ball one. We will be heading over to cheer on all the athletes at the events, though.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mama is So Impressed

The Mama wants to congratulate all the hosts on the amazing jobs they have been doing on the Blogville Olympic events. Things have been a little crazy lately, but while we haven't been blogging as much as we hoped to during the games, we have been trying to travel to all the events and cheer on the athletes. The competitions have been wonderful. There are some amazingly talented animals out there.

We can't wait to start the Squirrel Hurdles.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Blogville Olympics has Opened

Mom has been a bit busy lately, but we are so excited that the Olympics has begun. We lined up to participate in the Parade of Athletes which you can see at Posie's here. Then we heard an amazing speech by Mayor Frankie which you can find here. It was a wonderful way to kick off the Olympics. Then we were treated to Roo's Opening Extravaganza which you can find here.

After such a busy morning we will be getting in some practice for synchronized sleeping. We still feel this is our strongest event.

Don't forget to pick up your badge for the Olympics.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue

Dog Rescue Success, Blog Catalog and btc4 animals are sponsoring a day for bloggers to raise awareness about dog adoption.

Since we are only in our current home due to the amazing work of rescue workers and foster parents associated with New England Sheltie Rescue we felt it was important to participate today.

There are lots of options for rescue. Mom and Dad really wanted Shelties, but were commited to using a rescue. With research they discovered they could do both. New England Sheltie Rescue provided them with a Sheltie puppy for Dad's first ever dog. Since he had never had a dog he really wanted a puppy for his first dog. Many people told Mom and Dad it was impossible to find a Sheltie pup, especially a pure bred, through a shelter or rescue. Well they were prepared to wait and then I popped up on the breed rescue site and they became doggy parents very quickly. Several years later, when I was lonely and needed a companion, Mom and Dad brought Katy home when she was two.

Mom and Dad have continued to support our rescue and also participate in local fundraisers for shelters and rescues. You may have seen our walk pictures. Shelters and rescues always need help. Financial support is always welcome. Check with your local shelter/rescue to discover what donations and volunteer work is needed. Even small efforts can help.

Those of us who have adopted have the ability to share our positive stories of pet adoption/rescue with others. We can encourage others as they ponder the process and support them through the application process and as they settle in with the new dog.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blogville Olympic Squirrel Hurdle Entries are Closed

We realized we were missing an athlete. We technically have 13.

The Olympic Squirrel Hurdle trials are over and the contestants have been entered in the event. We have 12 athletes competing in Squirrel Hurdles and you can see the event here on August 8.

Corbin Oh Corbin

Dante All About Lacocoon Dante

Goose of Gospel of Goose

Lassiter and Benjamin of Lassiter Chase

Lily Belle and Muffin of Lovable Lily

Molly Molly The Wally

Nina Bird Brains and Dog Tales

Posie Posie Dog

Roo of Roo's Doins

Roxy Downunder Daisy

Sarge Sarge Speaks Out

Storm of Charlene and Storm

Tavish Big Bubba and Baby Sister Blogger

We have entered 8 events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. You can see us competing in discus/frisbee, window art, couch potato peeling, cross neighborhood walkabout, critter stalking, pole jumping, synchronized sleeping, and the tennis ball event.