Sunday, November 29, 2015

Monty a 10 Year Old Coonhound Dog @#WaysideWaifs in #KCMO Wants a Home for the Holidays

Meet Montgomery, nicknamed Monty.  He's a 10 year old senior purebred Coonhound dog who has found himself in a shelter.  In fact, he's been in a shelter for a very long time.  First in a rural shelter and now at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City.

He may be a 10 year old senior, but he's still got some pep and energy, plus a whole lot of loving to do.  Please share him and help find him a home for the holidays.

Here's Monty's adoption message:
Hi there, I'm Montgomery, or Monty, as many of my good friends like to call me. I am one special, precious, sweet dog, filled with love and ready to be part of a family. My life has been sort of rough lately, but I will never let that get me down. Nope. I'm filled with faith that my family is out there for me, searching for me, ready to give me the good life.

I'm a handsome, 10 year old, 64 pounds of pure sweetness, purebred Coonhound. I keep my kennel very clean and I know to go to the bathroom outside, so with a little patience from you, I'm sure I will pick up on housetraining quickly. I've been in a shelter for a very long time though, so please be gentle with me and give me a little extra time to get into my new routine with you. I came to Wayside from a rural shelter in Kansas and I had been at that shelter for so long. The volunteers there loved me and hated to give me up, but they knew my best chance for my happily ever after would be at Wayside. So here I am!

Sometimes I get passed by because of my age or because I'm being treated for heartworms. Well, I'll be past this heartworm nonsense in no time and I don't mind staying calm and quiet for a few weeks while the medicine does its thing. As far as my senior status, I feel that age is just a number and I've got plenty of living left to do! I love to run and play and explore and stay active. And besides, none of us knows how long we have left on this earth, so the key is to appreciate each and every day. I'm very good at that!
I love people! I like to stay close and soak up any attention you will share with me. I want so much to live indoors with you and be part of the family. I'm anxious to please you and I'll make a wonderful companion. I'm perfect at just hanging out and chilling with the family. I'd like to meet everyone before we all go home together, including any kids or other dogs you have. I'm looking for a sort of quiet and calm home, but older kids and laidback dogs might be a good match for me. I love to go for leisurely walks with you and show off my hound nose. It feels so good to be by your side and feel your pride as we walk through our neighborhood.

I just want to belong to a real family. I want my golden years to be the best years of my life. I want to make your life better, just by having me in it. I'll do my best to make you happy every single day for the rest of my life. I can't wait to get started!
Love, Monty

For more information about Monty, contact Wayside Waifs at  816-761-8151. 
Monty's animal ID number is 29932812
His adoption fee has been reduced to $25.

Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter.   They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944.  Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community. 

Talking Dogs blog is participating in the Tuesday's Tails blog hop hosted by Dogs N Pawz and Talking Dogs. This is the blog hop that features shelter pets.  Find a pet at your local animal shelter or rescue and join us!
Tuesday's Tails blog hop participants can post any day of the week and link up with a fresh blog hop linky every Tuesday.  Though targeted at adoptable pets, we also welcome blog posts regarding pet adoption, rescue organizations and adoption events. Fetch the Tuesday's Tails Facebook page and give us a like and if you're participating in the blog hop, post your featured pets! Please help spread the word about these beautiful animals via social media and let's find them forever homes!

Talking Dogs is the official blog of For Love of a Dog Jewelry.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The True Prince of Wales by Nancy Simmonds | Dog Song Saturday

You shopped until you dropped yesterday, so take some time to relax today with a dog song!

We have another original dog song by Nancy Simmonds for you this Dog Song Saturday.  Today we're celebrating the Welsh Corgi dog breed with The True Prince of Wales.

We love Simmonds and we're pretty sure she's written more songs about dogs than any other musician.  In fact, we've lost count of the number of songs she's written dedicated to a specific dog breed.  Luckily she's counted them for us: over 110 purebred dog songs since the early 1990's!

Her Musical Tails series of songs is available from iTunes  Each song is designed to reflect the individual personality, temperament and history of the breed.

Grab a dog to snuggle.  A Corgi if you've got one!  Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy The True Prince of Wales by Nancy Simmonds.

Scroll down below the delightful Corgi video (also made by Simmonds) for the lyrics so you can sing along.  Then fetch more dog song music videos here at Talking Dogs.  Every Saturday we feature original music written about dogs and the music videos are barking good!

The True Prince of Wales  ©NancySimmonds

You can kick up your feet, you can kick up your legs,
Kickin' up dust can't keep me away.
I'm under your heels and over the ground
Wherever you turn I can turn you around.
Standing high on a hill over the sea
I'm the true Prince of Wales and the Queen loves me.
I earned my place in history and they call me -
Corgi -
Deedle dum deedle deedle deedle dee
Deedle deedle deedle dee -
I can clear the path and scatter the herd,
Spread 'em far and wide across the earth.
The whistle blows one high one low,
As long as I hear that whistle I go.
Standing high on a hill over the sea
I'm the true Prince of Wales and the Queen loves me.
I earned my place in history and they call me -
Corgi -
Deedle dum deedle deedle deedle dee
Deedle deedle deedle dee -

From Cardinganshire to Pembroke, Wales
They love me with or without a tail.
From the hillsmen up through royalty
I deeply love my family.
Standing high on a hill over the sea
I'm the true Prince of Wales and the Queen loves me.
I earned my place in history and they call me -
Corgi -
Deedle dum deedle deedle deedle dee
Deedle deedle deedle dee -

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Huge #BlackFriday Sale at For Love of a Dog Jewelry

Black Friday usually involves getting up early, fighting crowds and maybe even bad weather.  So fetch For Love of a Dog Jewelry!  You can shop in your PJs with no lines, no elbows, and you don't have to worry about where you parked your car.

And... do we have the bargains for you!  Every single thing is on sale, including dog breed jewelry, with discounts of 20, 30, even 60% and more!  You'll still receive our signature free standard shipping to US addresses, along with gift boxes complete with ribbon bows.

What are you waiting for?!  Shop For Love of a Dog now!.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

First Snow of the Season | Wordless Wednesday

 Saturday morning we woke to a white out. It was beautiful, even though it had been too warm and most of the snow melted as it hit the ground.
 There was just enough of the white stuff to get a good snuffle going.
 Rudy has noticed I have the camera
which just might mean there are dog treats involved.
Nope. No yummy treats. Just the camera. 
What a disappointment.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Early Bird Holiday Sale at For Love of a Dog Jewelry

We just couldn't wait until Black Friday!

You probably shouldn't either since almost all of the items at For Love of a Dog Jewelry are one of a kind pieces and, since we're closing, there really will not be more.  

In all fairness, you should know that our holiday sale will be even bigger come Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  However, some of the dog jewelry categories are getting a bit, shall we say, picked over.

Anyway... right now 
Oops, almost forgot to let you know that all remaining dog breed Christmas ornaments are on sale.  Dog breeds still available:  Afghan, Basenji, Basset Hound, Belgian Tervuren, Bichon Frise, Border Collie, Borzoi / Russian Wolfhound, Corgi - Cardigan & Pembroke, Collie, Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, English Springer Spaniel, Great Dane, Maltese, Pug, Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier

Shop For Love of a Dog now for best selection.
 Looking for jewelry gifts not in a pet theme?  
Shop my Bittersweet Ridge Jewelry.
Huge sale going on there, too!