Friday, October 3, 2008

Help! Help! We need everyone's help!

Petfinder and The Animal Rescue Site are offering grants to the rescue with the most votes. So far, For the Love of Dogs is number one in Tennessee to win a $25,000 grant. This is one of the organizations my mom fosters for and it's the one paying for Clint's hip surgery. We need $8000 for his hips. Please visit this site and vote for us! It's the easiest possible way to help contribute to our cause and Clint would really appreciate it!

Here is how to do it--go to the site: $100,000 Shelter Challenge
Fill in the name For the love of Dogs and the state is Tennessee (choose TN). Then they ask you to type in the name of the animal in a picture. And that's it! You have contributed to improving the life of a beautiful dog. And, you can vote EVERYDAY until December 14. Please, please help us. We have already had to put off his surgery until December because we have not raised enough money yet. Thank you! Clint thanks you!


The Visitors
My mom got sick with a cold yesterday--she says probably because of the plane rides--and came home early from work. Natalie is worried. She believes in the cuddle treatment, nevermind the camera.
My mom went to pick up Laci, Graham's mama, at another foster home and she made the mistake of saying she had 4 empty crates. HA!!

So they brought out TABITHA, who is a teeny tiny cute little girl who looks sort of like our snuggle puggle buddy Eduardo.
AND, Rosa. Rosa is a baby girl, a beautiful redbone hound color with the snout of a German Shepherd and the body of a bassett. Tabitha and Rosa are visiting us until they can go north to Kim's Foster dogs, probably 3 weeks at most. Tabitha was 1 day away from euthanasia. Hard to believe such a beautiful little hound would just be destroyed. She will make a family very, very happy.

Meanwhile, precious Graham is still at another foster mom's home. She LUUUUVS him. But we will get him back when she goes on vacation on October 10. Too soon, I say. Hm, I wonder how big he is now and if he still bites everything??

28 sniff-Arooos:

Eduardo said...

OMD! Tabitha does look like me!!!! You may have to keep reminding Mommy to vote but I will continue to vote!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Eduardo said...

Is Tabitha a puggle? Mommy is in love with her! OMD! Is she ready to go into a home? (Mommy is going to talk to Daddy about Tabitha!)
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Mom's leaky again -

Give your visitors some hugz&khysses fur us!

We'll paw your rekhwest next time we khan vote - we are spreading our votes to khover all of our khanine bases - the 'B&B' I khame from is on the list too SO I vote fur them from time to time!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Eduardo said...

River, Daddy cannot take a hint! Mom is just going to have to come out & say it: she loves Tabitha! and she has been talking to Daddy about finding me a sibling for awhile now. Just give Mommy some time to talk to Daddy. We will let you know more later tonight!

Lorenza said...

Hi, River!
I hope your mom feels better now!
Yes, Tabitha sure looks like Eduardo.
I hope everyone finds a lovely home!
You are so nice taking care of them.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Deefor said...

Hi River
I just looked at your mom's vacation pictures. They're great. Also I voted. It was very hard to tell what the animal was but I guessed right. I hope your mom feels ok. Say hi to all your doggie friends from me and Arrow.

Deefor

daisydog said...

Sounds like you are going to have to share your beds and treats with your house guests!! Sharing is fun too! We voted!!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Aww, Tabitha and Rosa are so cute. Good luck to them for finding great homes.

We look forward to seeing how Graham looks now when he comes back to you for a visit.

We will check out your voting thing too.

Woofs,
Holly & Zac

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof River

Just dropped by to say woof and we hope your mom is feeling better. We're on our way to vote now.

Desert Pups

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

wow you got lots of new friends there. You will have to take a nap later to recharge to keep up with those puppies...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sounds like musical dogs. :)

Your mom does a wonderful thing for dogs. And she wrote a terrific message for the petition to give Carrol more time to get her dogs homed.

Would imagine it's become a matter of power, pride and paranoia with the city.

Charlie Daniels said...

Voting done! :-)

Cheers

Charlie

Snowball said...

River, I have voted and will vote again daily. I hope they win.

Luv

Snowball

Mango said...

Your house must be getting crowded! Hope you are still getting your snuggle time with mom.

Slobbers,
mango

Toffee said...

I like your new housemates! That Tabitha looks like she'd make a nice girlfriend for Eduardo! We are off to vote for your shelter.

Alasandra said...

We are so happy Tabitha was saved. ~S,S & C

Thor said...

River
I hope your mom is feeling better. She is so wonderful helping all those doggies! I´m going to vote.

Love and licks
Thor

Xsara ... said...

of course we voted and we will continue to vote in the following months - I hope that clint will get his surgery as soon as possible!
hugs from B&X

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Cute pups! I think my mom should start fostering too... so I can have a playmate!

Stanislaw said...

Your home sounds like a blast, River. My folks want to foster again but they can't until they're no longer renting an apartment. Some day I'll be a back yard boy and have super fun puppies staying with me too!

Take care of those pups! You're one lucky little beagle.

PS - Could this post have landed Tabitha a home with our very own Eduardo? Dewclaws are crossed!!

The Girl said...

Hi, River! We were away and now we're trying to catch up with our friends... The Girl says she's never going to fall behind again, BOL!

Hope your mom feels better!

You guys are so wonderful to let all the foster doggies stay with you! The Girl keeps asking me if I want a Beagle... BOL!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Louie has a vibrating collar and a little bit of a shock on it when he doesn't respond. Mom also uses hand signals to point him in the right direction. It is good that he had it in his genes so he learns really quickly..


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tatum Tot said...

Oh lucky foster pups I was a foster pup once but then the Mum kept me forever! They are cuties!

DLC said...

Chewie and mom voted! We hope your mommy feels better soon, we need her genius! Rivs, holla atcha boy: chewie.clarke@gmail.com

DLC said...

neeeevermind... found your mommy's email. get back to taking care of her.

Pedro said...

River,

I voted and will vote every day. It's so nice of your mom to foster these dawgs!

Pedro

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I'll vote right now!
You are all doing a great job taking care of your mommy. We hope she feels all better soon.

ah, empty crates, like empty forever homes, always get filled fast.

Kess And Her Mama said...

River,
I've voted. Hope it helps Clint. You and yr mum are doing a great job. God bless you all.