Archive for July, 2012

Making of the Story ~ With Noah and Allen

My interview with Darby, star of the book, “Darby- the Story of an Adopted Dog” continues today.  Before I chat with Darby for a bit, in case you missed it, you can purchase the books by his human at Amazon, and at Smashwords.

BARK! !  Here we go, so Darby,

Q.          Tell me about the book. What’s it like to be the star or main character of a book?
Twas the year my young master, signed up for the Marines. After fourteen years of being best friends, the young boy had grown up to be a young man. My mussel was gray, my muscles and bones ached from old age. The Lady, Martha Steward was not pleased with her son’s decision. The tears and emotions ran through out the house. Martha and I would hug each other and cry for the uncertainty of what life would give us.

The day came the men in blue uniforms arrived to escort my boy, now a man to boot camp. That summer just a day after his 19th birthday my boy was gone, would be over three months before I see him again. Martha and I spent that summer together providing each other support. He graduated from boot camp and was home for while, before going to his training for his MOS.
 
O the house celebrated for his return. Martha arranged for his friends to come and visit we enjoyed his stay. Being a bit older I was loved by my boy. We shared our moments until the day he left for training. Months went by and my health got worse, I was an old dog. At the age of 15 there not much a deaf and blind dog can do.
 
The following spring, in the month of May, I feel really ill. My time was coming to an end. My boy was not home to say good by for the last time. My boy was readying for deployment to Iraq. I passed away with Martha by my side, she loved me so much. To honor 15 years of love and devotion, Martha wrote my story to celebrate me and my boy.
 To read more of part 2 Interview with Noah

If you missed part 1 here is the post. I must say the article really places the reader in the eyes of a Rescue Dog’s Life.

To Read More visit From The Dog’s Paw – A bloggery of Dogs and Cats

 The efforts to encourage pet adoption lingers on my mind. Each day to encourage and recognize rescue dogs make pets .  My focus and passion to help organizations share “our” message rescues make the best pets.

So here I am not selling a book, sharing a message. For Darby will share his life with you, the reader in hopes you will see and have the same desires to provide a forever home for a rescue.

Darby, our rescued dog was a classic case of pup gone wrong, he ended up in the city pound, and months in a foster home waiting for his forever home. A wonderful neutered male with the kindest disposition and loyalty to our family and farm animals. I can only keep sharing with others his story to encourage dog adoptions.

 To encourage more adoptions and the plight of rescue dogs, Darby is offering a discount off his Ebook, you can select any one of the seven formats. Click and read to your heart’s delight.

 Here is his book trailer

July 26, 2012 at 11:33 am 3 comments

Celebrate the Story ~ With Noah and Allen

She invited me to interview Darby so I can share some of his story with you.  It’s with great “BARK!!!” that I introduce you to Darby, the star of “Darby- the Story of An Adopted Dog”. This is part 1 of a 2 day interview!

Q:     When, where were you born? Tell me about your parents. What did they do for a living? 

Tucson Arizona is where my life began. My mother was a young pup, her owners did not think about spaying her until it was too late. I am not sure who my father was, story has it he jumped the fence cause my mom was a sweet young of a pup and he was a bit older than her.

Q:      Tell me about your childhood. 

 
Well, was not good, after my litter mates and I were old enough, my owners sold us or gave a way to people who really were not suitable to take care of a puppy. I was left alone with no real sense of being needed, so I started digging and chewing on everything. The new master’s at the time blamed me and hurt me for the damage I caused. I just thought it kept me amused, I had no intentions of causing problems. I was just a puppy needing love, guidance, and a good chewy toy. Well, the next thing I knew I was in a cage at the local pound. I might have been about 4 months old. I was so scared and afraid. I watched daily the other dogs coming and going, some did not return at all.

To Read More visit From The Dog’s Paw – A bloggery of Dogs and Cats

 The efforts to encourage pet adoption lingers on my mind. Each day to encourage and recognize rescue dogs make pets .  My focus and passion to help organizations share “our” message rescues make the best pets.

So here I am not selling a book, sharing a message. For Darby will share his life with you, the reader in hopes you will see and have the same desires to provide a forever home for a rescue.

Darby, our rescued dog was a classic case of pup gone wrong, he ended up in the city pound, and months in a foster home waiting for his forever home. A wonderful neutered male with the kindest disposition and loyalty to our family and farm animals. I can only keep sharing with others his story to encourage dog adoptions.

 To encourage more adoptions and the plight of rescue dogs, Darby is offering a discount off his Ebook, you can select any one of the seven formats. Click and read to your heart’s delight.

 Here is his book trailer

 

July 25, 2012 at 11:54 am 12 comments

She’s a Kayaking Dog

This past weekend the family, including the family dog, Oddie enjoyed our day away from the farm. The weather too hot to be building more fence or painting another barn. We decided days prior to go kayaking. While the guys placed and tied down the kayaks on the truck, a wonderful picnic was being prepared; cubed watermelon and cantelope, an assortment of fresh raw veggies with healthy baked chicken and on the side chilled potato salad. We check our life jackets and the paddles, food and beverages, dog treats and leash the family was were ready to go.

The water was chilly on this little lake, the sun was already warming up, we placed the kayaks on the clear clean water, placed the cooler of beverages with dog treats and headed out. 

Oddie enjoyed the ducks on the water, she watched intently, and we watched her with delight. An Osprey flew over head, seeking a fresh water trout for a snack, Oddie gazed up staring at the large bird of prey. She knew running after the bird was not an option in the kayak. At the farm she would bussy herself with digging for field mice, and chasing after the birds flying by. Oddie is our little misplaced dachshund mix. She was a classic case of a coworker chatting up free puppies. All needing a good home, cause the owner of the mother did not spay her dog.

The family paddled along the shore line watching and listening to the forest birds, heading down the lake to the narrows to the far end. We headed back to the dock  for lunch and to swim in the cool water.  After enjoying the farm fresh fruit and veggies, for a special treat to finish the day. We headed over to the creek, the outlet of the lake to pick wild black berries. We enjoyed from our Kayak’s picking wild black berries. Sunday morning breakfast was going to be delicious, pancakes with real maple syrup : )

In celebration of Blogger’s United for Dog Rescue, please remember that rescues make great pets. Oddie’s history and how she came to be a member of this family happens. Oddie is an incredible companion, although her start in life was an uncertain, we can say, “she is certainly family”

July 23, 2012 at 9:06 am 17 comments

Celebrate the Story ~ Bloggers for Dog Rescue

 The efforts to encourage pet adoption lingers on my mind. Our special day to encourage and recognize rescue dogs make pets is coming soon and fast.  My focus and passion to help organizations share “our” message rescues make the best pets.

So here I am not selling a book, sharing a message. For Darby will share his life with you, the reader in hopes you will see and have the same desires to provide a forever home for a rescue.

Darby, our rescued dog was a classic case of pup gone wrong, he ended up in the city pound, and months in a foster home waiting for his forever home. A wonderful neutered male with the kindest disposition and loyality to our family and farm animals. I can only keep sharing with others his story to encourage dog adoptions.

 To encourage more, Darby is offering a discount off his Ebook, you can select any one of the seven formats. Click and read to your hearts delight.

 Here is his book trailer

A blogger and blog reader, please help us publicize Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue, a special online global event held on July 23, 2012 stressing the importance of dog adoption. BTC4animals.com is proud to partner with Blog CatalogDog Rescue Success and YOU to harness a global online community to help save the lives of dogs in need.

See you on the 23rd of July for Bloggers for Dog Rescue !!

July 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm 2 comments

Not to late to join Bloggers for Dog Rescue

On July 15th Be the Change for Animals is a global event, a mindful public notice to make life better for animals. The efforts to encourage pet adoption lingers on my mind. The family spent our weekend rebuilding 200 feet  of animal friendly cross fencing for our 5 forever goats. Yes, goats are adoptable too. My focus and passion to help organizations share “our” message rescues make the best pets.

A blogger and blog reader, please help us publicize Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue, a special online global event held on July 23, 2012 stressing the importance of dog adoption. BTC4animals.com is proud to partner with Blog CatalogDog Rescue Success and YOU to harness a global online community to help save the lives of dogs in need.

Darby, our rescued dog was a classic case of pup gone wrong, he ended up in the city pound, and months in a foster home waiting for his forever home. A wonderful neutered male with the kindest disposition and loyality to our family and farm animals. I can only keep sharing with others his story to encourage dog adoptions.

 Here is his book trailer

See you on the 23rd of July for Bloggers for Dog Rescue !!

July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm 25 comments

Kitten Season is here and I am not pleased, ask me why?

Kitten season is here, but don't celebrate. Learn why in this article.The other day I read an empowering article by Keith Sanderson, you know the ones you just need to comment on, “More spay and Neuter programs with vouchers can help control the kitten boom. Prevention is the cure. Educating the public; more assistance to make the decision and the reduced cost helps, find different means to draw public awareness of the positive benefits for spay and neutering. ~ : ) ” This was my comment. 

Living in the country has its good points; for one my neighbor is a veterinarian, the second is my other neighbors share a picturesque scene of soft rolling pastures. A year ago one neighbor received 2 female kittens for their kids. I saw the cute adorable kittens and chatted with the new proud owners about the importance of spay and neuter the young females. I explained within our community we have a voucher program to help with the cost. A wonderful public service to have reduced or no fee vouchers.

Well here the bad side of living in the country. The young female had six kittens a month ago. What irks me is the veterinarian is a stone throw away from their front door. So how to empower a person to be a responsible pet owner. Read Keith Sanderson’s article ~

Kitten Season is here but don’t celebrate

Chicago Animal Advocacy ExaminerWith permission from Keith Sanderson

 

July 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm 1 comment


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