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
Hi paws and peeps,It's DogMa here. Been a bit under the weather with some sort of mutant sinus
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.
Sunshine drew a picture of Buddy
practice their skills every day for relay event.
Go Team SWD!
Until the next practice session...
tail always dances to the sound of DogMa's
Check it out.
Smiles and giggles guaranteed.
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
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...
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
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
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
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.
Hey Pals - it's the Beast
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!
Bow wow for now,Bella the One-Eye Beast
says she really appreciates the help and she wuffs you all.
For more information on Lady Bug The Pibble Mix
, check out her:Facebook Page
*Special thank you to Mr. Buddy Rose's
pawmazing mom for creating these masterpieces*
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.
Here are the simple instructions to enter giveaway:
In the comments section at the end of this post,
add a comment with your dog's favorite nickname,
along with your email address.
That's it. Supaw easy, right?
On December 26th, the winner will be randomly selected from the entries.
*Calendar comes pawtographed by Miss Piggie May*
For more information on Shelter Angels Pit Bull Rescue,
check out their:WebsiteFacebook Page
For more information on Shelter Angel's Pit Bull Rescue Calendar
and to purchase calendars, check out:WebsiteFacebook Page
When the pawsome PetHub
folks asked me to rep for them at BarkWorld,
the social petworking conference held in Atlanta,
I immediately said yes.
PetHub swag in BarkWorld bag of goodies
This tee shirt says it all about PetHub
Pig makes a grand entrance on the red carpet with her PetHub ScruffTag Collar and of course, a tutu.
Bloggers, companies and social influencers
We met a lot of supaw cool people and paws and chatted about the pawsomeness that is PetHub
The Pig and I yapped all day (well the Oinker mainly demanded belly rubs)
and had a blast talking about PetHub's
guest blogging programs.
If you received info from me, please contact PetHub.
For those bloggers I was unable to hound,
please contact PetHub
if you're interested in pursuing guest blogging opportunities
or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll hook you up with the info.PetHub
is pawtastic and totally cool and has the DogMa
seal of pawroval.
Carma Poodale rocks her PetHub ScruffTag Collar
Jasmine gives a barkout to PetHub