Sleeps with Dogs
 
While England has their new royal baby
we have ours...
Princess Adelyn of Tucker Farm.
Her majesty and her loyal subject, Dewey wish to celebrate Tutu Tuesday with everypawdy,
so, they put together a tuturrific performance for your enjoyment.
All hail Princess Adelyn.
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Princess Adelyn in her dressing room
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pre-performance meditation
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shakin' the maracas
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beatboxin'
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beltin' out a solo
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and... the final bow

Who wants an encore?

For more info on Tucker Farm, check out their:
Website
Facebook Page
 
                                                     10 Things I've Learned From My Dogs:

                                    1- It's okay to remain shower-free for long periods of time
                                    2- Shaking your ass does get attention
                                    3- Stalking is an acceptable behavior, esp. when food is involved
                                    4- Napping is good anytime of the day
                                    5- Non-stop talking will get you what you want
                                    6- You can actually sleep with only 50% of your body on the bed
                                    7- Daycare isn't just for kids
                                    8- Love comes in all shapes and sizes
                                    9- It's okay to pee outdoors


                                    10- Individuality makes us all special
 
Who doesn't love a sweet, pocket pittie?
That is what you'll get with the lovely Gemmie,
and bonus, she looks pawtastic in a tutu!
Gemmie is currently being fostered by the founder of Stubby's Heroes
Pit Bull advocate and friend, Johanna.
Jo has this to say about Gemmie:

Gemmie is my foster dog through Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue
She is about 2-3, lives with other dogs, both female and male. 
She loves, loves, loves her ball and does not miss a meal! 
She weighs about 30lbs, is a petite Pittie 
and enjoys laying outside to just watch the clouds move. 
I love this little girl. 

For information on how to adopt Gemmie, please visit 
 Friends of the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue.
Please share far and wide for Gemmie.
She is currently located in the Atlanta, GA area.

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For more info on Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, check out their:
Website
Facebook Page

For more info on Stubby's Heroes, Check out their:
Website
Facebook Page
Twitter 
 
Hi paws and peeps,
It's DogMa here. Been a bit under the weather with some sort of mutant sinus infection.
No worries, I'm on the upswing and Tutu Tuesday will be back this coming week.
In the meantime, check out this pawmazing story written by our pal Mr. Buddy Rose.
It is a touching, powerful piece that shows how love does not discriminate.
Buddy is a Pit Bull type dog.
If Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) existed in his town,
Buddy would not have been able to help this little girl.
Please give it a read and share with others how Buddy is a very good boy.
xoxo,
DogMa
                                              Sunshine & Me -- by Mr. Buddy Rose

Almost a year ago I met a little girl named Sunshine. She was very, very shy and really scared of me and my older sister, Mollie the Mini-Schnauzer. When I first met her, she hid behind her foster parents and would not come close to me. After seeing her several times, I realized her life was a lot like my own.

You see, in June of last year, Sunshine was a foster child in the care of my neighbors. She’s a beautiful little 6-year-old whose life had not always been the best. Neglected, possibly abused, Sunshine had been taken from her biological mother by the courts. She suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I started seeing Sunshine pretty regularly on my walks and slowly, so slowly she learned she could toss me treats and I would catch them. Soon, she would learn to feed me treats from her hand. Later, she would sit on the grass with me and pet me or I would roll over and she would give me tummy rubs. Her foster parents said that after she saw me or spent time with me, she would calm down and not be so scared. Sunshine does not care that I am a pit bull, she just loves me. She gave me a nick-name. To Sunshine, I will forever be her “Football-Head.”

I gave her a framed picture of me which she keeps on her night-stand. She tells me she kisses my picture every single night and tells my picture, “I love you Football-Head.” I gave her a necklace with my picture on it. She has her necklace on every time I see her. Her foster parents say she can’t wear it to school but as soon as she gets home she has to put her “Football-Head” necklace on.

For almost a year there has been a lengthy court battle. Sunshine’s foster parents wanted to adopt her & some of Sunshine’s extended biological family was not happy about this adoption. During this time, I would visit Sunshine a couple of times a week – or if she needed me, she would come to my house and visit me. Sunshine and me, we didn’t care about any legal processes. We just wanted to play or sit in the grass.

Sunshine talked about me in court.  I guess she talked about me so much that her foster dad finally had to tell the judge that “Football-Head” would not be able to testify because dogs are not allowed to testify in adoption cases. I really don’t think I would have to say anything in court, just hanging out with my friend Sunshine should be enough for anyone to see how much we love each other.

After a very lengthy court-battle and saying good-bye to Sunshine several times because we thought she would not get to stay with her foster parents, this story has a happy ending. I will get to see Sunshine all of the time now. Sunshine was adopted last week by her foster parents – my neighbors! Because of me, Sunshine may one day get her own PTSD dog to help take care of her. Until then, she has me.

I am not a Therapy Dog or a Service Dog. Who knows? Maybe one day I will be. For now, I yam just very, very happy to be Sunshine’s Football-Head.

I yam Mr. Buddy Rose and I yam a very good boy.
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Sunshine drew a picture of Buddy

(Published on Buddy's website and in June 2013 "Milo Sez" End Breed Specific Legislation Newsletter. If you would like to receive this newsletter by email please visit Milo's World.)


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For more information on Buddy, check out his:
Website
Facebook page
Twitter

For more information on Pit Bulls, Check out Pit Bull Rescue Central's:
Website
Facebook Page

 For more information on Breed Specific Legislation, check out Stop BSL's:
Website

Facebook page
 
This Tutu Tuesday is dedicated to pooches fighting for a cause.
 
Our pal, Zoey's mission:
~ To spread pit bull love, and dispel myths, while raising funds and awareness 
to help find a cure for canine cancer 
through the Love Adds Up for a Cure sticker campaign. ~

Lucy supports Zoey in her valiant efforts to knock canine cancer out of the park
 and is seen here wearing Zoey's Colors of Love TuTu.
These furiends are in it together. 

Lucy also promotes the goodness in shelter dogs, adopt-don't-shop and spay/neuter.
She's a pawsomely passionate Pit bull .

Sleeps with Dogs joins Zoey and Lucy 
in their efforts to make this world a better place for dogs.

XOXO,
DogMa

For more information on Lucy's World, check out her:
Website
Facebook page

 For more information on Zoey Says Stick It To Canine Cancer, check out her:
Website
Facebook Page
Twitter
Youtube Channel

For more information on Pit Bulls, Check out Pit Bull Rescue Central's:
Website
Facebook Page
 
Today's Tutu Tuesday is dedicated to Boston.

For the story behind this special photo, check out the Tutu Tuesday post: For the Love of Piggie.
 
The Sleeps with Dogs fundraiser comes to an end this weekend,
but it's not too late to order some pawsome swag from Bully Mart and PetHub.
Get yourself some sweet SWD bracelets, key chain, decal or  get a BSL BITES bracelet or tag.
When you're done hooking yourself up, 
head on over to PetHub and get your pooch a supaw cool tag!
The money raised will go to dogs in need. 
Is there anything more wooferrific?!
Our pals at Bully Mart are donating a portion from each sale. 
So, the more purchases, equals more money going to dogs in need. 
Check out what Bully Mart has to offer by clicking on the link: 
SWD FUNDRAISER

Our peeps at PetHub are offering a pawmazing deal for the SWD Fundraiser. 
Till the end of March, you can order PetHub's tags for 20% off the price... 
AND (DogMa's fav part) they will donate 20% of each order to our fundraiser. 
There are lots of cool tags to chose from. 
 Click on the link to order: Shop PetHub
and use code: SWD20 to receive the 20% discount.
Where will the SWD fundraising money go?

When you order a SWD fundraiser item from Bully Mart and PetHub,  
you will be helping this mom and her baby girl. 
The stray pregnant Pit Bull was rescued by an amazing couple in North Georgia, 
just a few days before giving birth. 
They named the mom Mia and and her only puppy, Myrical.

Mia and Myrical are two of the dozen homeless dogs rescued by Shasta and Rick Matthews. 
You may have also seen a post on our Facebook page about a deaf boy named Casino 
and a starving boy, now named Lucky
They were also rescued by Shasta and her husband. 

Shasta and Rick are not a 501c rescue yet, but will be one day. 
They are, however, legit -- the real deal. 
Check out their open group on Facebook:
Matthews Animal Rescue
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Mia and Myrical
Shasta and Rick are just a young couple with two small children 
who care deeply about these otherwise discarded animals. 
They are on a very limited income and yet 
the animals and children always come first in their house. 

Shasta wrote this about the photo below:

 Cuddle bugs.. I bet most people can't say they can bring this many dogs in
that have been abused and thrown out to the streets 
and everyone of them love each other my kids, myself and my husband. 
And this isn't even all of them. 
We didn't save them they saved us...

I have chosen Shasta and Rick 
to receive half the money raised in the SWD Fundraiser 
(the amount will be matched by me, DogMa). 
The other recipient will be a local Pit Bull rescue,
chosen by SWD fans through a Facebook vote.

From the bottom of my heart, 
thank you for supporting Sleeps with Dogs
and dogs in need.
xoxo,
DogMa
 
It was two years ago today,
when a frightened blue Pit Bull appeared at the Sleeps With Dogs' house.
It was late at night and around the young female's neck was
a knotted rope she gnawed through to break free.
 I knew this stray girl needed a name,
so I called her Harriet Tubman because she freed herself.
Harriet spent the night inside the SWD house.

I whisked Harriet to the vet in the morning to check for a microchip and have her health assessed.
No microchip (not that I would've returned her to a neglectful home anyway). 
She was underweight, had mange and was not spayed.
All treatable.
I left the vet's office with meds and hope of finding Harriet a home.
Having not been in this position before, 
I figured finding this youngster a home wouldn't be a problem...
Foster Harriet became this homeless girl's new name.
After Foster Harriet's mange cleared-up and she healed from spay surgery,
she clearly felt better.
It was then I realized Foster Harriet was a wild, untamed whirling dervish of a pooch.
I was blindsided by this high-energy, nutty girl.
You see, DogMa was used to lazy, easily pooped-out dogs. 
Foster Harriet was neither.
For months, I tried to find Foster Harriet a home 
or a rescue with available space (they were all full),
all while attempting to keep my own sanity and limbs with this pawsmanian devilish dog.
Then something pawmazing happened...
Foster Harriet started chasing balls and bringing them back to DogMa.
Over and over.
It saved her life and mine (mostly mine).
The ball provided a welcomed outlet for Foster Harriet's energy
as the search for a home, rescue or other foster continued.
And while I was desperate and overwhelmed at times, 
the only option told to me repeatedly was to dump Foster Harriet at animal control.
That was not an option for DogMa.
Harriet Tubman is a nutty ball of energy.
She is also silly, funny, sweet and supaw smart.
Harriet has several nicknames at the SWD house: 
Tubs, Tubman, Hairball, Hairballsie and Harrry-monster
She is a cuddlebug who insists on sleeping under the covers.
... And DogMa loves her.
After a two year roller coaster ride on The Tubman Express,
today it is official...
Harriet Tubman has found her furever home.
It is right here. 
 
Hey Pals - it's the Beast here. 
DogMa appears to be having a ruff time deciding on a SWD tagline.
She recently sent out a plea for help where peeps sent some pawsome suggestions,
but good ol' obsessive DogMa can't commit to any of them.
So please, try to come up with some more ideas. 
I am begging y'all.
Oh and DogMa says, offer still holds...
paw or peep who's tagline is selected 
will get a supaw cool SWD care package!
Ready.
Set.
GO.

Bow wow for now,
Bella the One-Eye Beast

P.S. DogMa says she really appreciates the help and she wuffs you all.


 
Hey Paws and Peeps -- DogMa is asking for your help!
You see, Sleeps With Dogs needs a simple, catchy, fun tagline and I'm at a loss.
So here's the challenge: Woof at us with as many tagline suggestions as you want.
If we select yours as the new SWD tagline,
you'll get a pawsome gift of gratitude from DogMa and the SWD Crew.
On your bark,
get set,
GO.


Can't wait to read all the pawtastic tagline entries.
Thanks for your pawsistance - We heart y'all. 
xoxo,
DogMa