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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dogs on Thursday

Welcome to this weeks Dogs on Thursday!
~First off:
Ike is looking very nasty out there in the Gulf it tore though Cuba and the bottom bits of Florida. Those DoT members in it's path and those members that were affected by the past two hurricanes this past two weeks, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our concerns go out to you and if you need anything please contact me or Natalie.

~Here are a few more good sites to check out:
Hurricane Pets Rescue
Weather Underground Storm Tracker
ASPCA Storm Stuff
United Humane Society
Red Cross

And, if anyone has any extra snuggles, sheets, blankets, toys and treats that they want to donate to the pets (both dogs and cats) affected by the hurricanes please contact me or Natalie. We are going to send more of these items of need to this rescue shelter or instead of sending them to me or Nat you can donate them yourself to your own favorite shelter if you would like.

~By the way September is National Preparedness Month, (gee, imagine that?) anyway here is another great place (a different one from last weeks) to go to learn ways to help you and your pets prepare a kit for disasters. This is good for hurricanes, tornado's, earth quakes and most any other disasters.
Also here is a good place to check out for making your own kit for humans.

~For those interested in participating in the DoT Bloggerversary Contest it has been extended until October 15th! That is one whole month longer to get creative!
~I have had a few emails asking if we are going to have another Fall Dogs Costume Contest?
The answer is Yes we are! It was to much fun last year not to repeat it this year and for those that are interested in participating, the deadline for pictures to be emailed to me is midnight on October 28th and I will post the Dogs Costume Parade on October 30th.
There are two categories for prizes this year.
1.) Creativeness
2.) Inventiveness
I will post more about all this next week with a shiny new button for you too!

~Natalie and I are planning a DoT's Winter Swap and will post about that at the end of this month.

Since there are no new members or spotlights this week I will leave you with some funny dog-cat pictures that my sister sent me to distract you for a few minutes from the weather.

I hope everyone has a safe weekend not to ruff weekend!


Nichole said...

Thanks for keeping us informed and for all the fun stuff you do - can't wait for the next swap! :)

ko said...

thank you so much for all of the great info with the hurricane readiness website...we are expecting 100 mph hurricane force winds here......I will say I am not going to be afraid!!!!!! I cant wait for the fall contest! I am so entering RENEAH my golden doodle!!! :)
I will work on a painting or something today....what do we do with it when it is done?

Marjie said...

Love your dog on the shelf!

Cindy said...

You do so much, you deserve the award. And, I love the captions!

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh I just love the cartoons!! Geesh that first one almost looks like

Thanks also for the great links!!
Thoughts & Prayers are out for all in the path of the hurricanes!!

Peggy said...

Blessings Paula & Dog lovers on Thursday...Hoping all are safe from "IKE"! Thanks for all the great info and concern for all(pets & humans) devastated by this onslaught of natural disasters).
We are just entering hurricane season here on the Pacific side but somehow all those heavy rains are making it over her from the Gulf.

I needed that laugh...with the spy
among precious and the cat tree...meowf! Great funnies!!!

I'll be looking forward to seeing your Contest...I won't be able to do it but I'll still enjoy the rest!

I posted today if it went up as scheduled! With TS"Lowell"my internet, power, server...are ???

Thanks for your BIG caring heart for the shelters and rescues needed
so badly during these hard times!

Kenyetta said...

I am glad the contest was extended, have the perfect project just need to do it!

Sonya said...

Hi everyone, Starsky & Hutch went to the local pool again.

Tina in Wonderland said...

What funny pictures! I love the one on top with the baby Pomeranian trying to blend in with the cats!

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Dogs on Thursday! ~ Robyn

Serendipity said...

Hope the hurricanes will be out of everyone's way!

Sounds like there's going to be some really fun activities going on here.

Claudie said...

Just came across your blog and of course I would love to join in on Dogs on Thursday.
Thank you
Claudie from Canada

P.S. We had a beautiful Wheaten Terrier, Rusty, and had to send him to Rainbow Bridge. We miss him so much