Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mardi Growl Maskgrrrade Ball

It's Fat Tuesday and it's time to party hardy with the
Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation's first ever

Mardi Growl Maskgrrrade Ball (for humans)

Join fellow animal lovers for a night of creativity and fun for a good cause.
Enjoy fabulous food, drinks, decadent desserts and an array of auction items.
Plus a few surprises!
Tuesday, February 24, 20095:30pm - 8:30pm
Simpson House 4509 Walnut, Kansas City, MO
To order tickets visit them on the web.
Dress is business casual.

Bring your own decorated mask or create one on-site with all the feathers and sparkle you can glue on for only $5
Come join the fun and raise money to help combat puppy mills!

Wow! If I didn't have this bum leg of mine, this is a party I wouldn't miss!
Woof! Woof!

Spay Day Online Photo Contest

Your pet is the most lovable, special animal in the world. But does she have what it takes to win the Spay Day photo contest? Enter for free!

Then help save animals' lives by sharing your pet's photo and story with your friends and family and asking them to donate to vote for your pet. Every dollar donated in your pet's name will help spay and neuter animals around the world -- AND give your pet another vote!

You’ll also help The Humane Society of the United States in their mission to end pet homelessness. If your pet finishes in the top 500 in votes, you'll win fantastic prizes. Even without votes, you'll still be in the running to win big -- our celebrity judges will award prizes to their top 11 favorite 11 entries.

All you have to do is upload a photo of your pet.
Read more about the Spay Day Online Photo Contest on the web.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Springer Spaniel Dog Events

The Twin Cities Voyageur English Springer Spaniel Association (TCVESSA) is holding their annual Awards Banquet on March 14, 2009.

TCVESSA members are dedicated to the interest and promotion of the English Springer Spaniel. The club provides members the ability to network with other ESS fanciers, share information and educate the public about our breed. The club and its members participate in a wide range of activities with their Springers. These activities include Obedience, Conformation, Hunt Tests, Agility and Tracking. Club members are also active in rescue, and as a club make financial donations to local and national Springer Rescue groups. TCVESSA is an AKC member club, and an affiliate club of the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association.

TCVESSA is also holding their Specialty Shows on May 16th and 17th, 2009. Monies raised at this event go towards their annual show, donations to our local rescue group and our public education commitment. Money raised last year went to sponsoring the local rescue group at the Twin Cities Pet Expo, where they adopted 5 dogs directly from that event. For more information visit
TCVESSA on the web.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Great Dane Dog Event

Great Dane lovers, mark your calendars! The Great Dane Club of Arizona is holding their 92nd and 93rd Annual Specialty on February 7th and 8th 2009. Their Specialty offers Conformation, Sweepstakes, Obedience and Rally Trials. For more information check out their web site.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Post Surgery Boredom

I am one very bored boy. And mama hasn't done a good job at all of keeping up my blog! Here's a picture of me just a day or two after surgery.

They say my surgery went very well. Frankly, I don't remember much about it very clearly - I was pretty drugged there for awhile! All I know for sure is that I now have this very strange haircut on my leg and I'm being kept away from Jeffie and Lucy. Mamma and Daddy fixed a sort of pen for me right in front of the floor to ceiling windows in the living room, so I do have a good view of my kingdom. (Plus I was definitely part of the action at Christmas!) I've got new monkeys (that's what we call toys) and I get to go on walks in the front yard. To tell you the truth, I like the special treatment! But, I admit, I try to escape now and then.

You know, I had similar surgery on my other back leg years ago when we lived in Virginia. My vet here was surprised that I hadn't needed it on this leg long before now. What I had was anterior cruciate surgery. You can read more about it here and here. Plus, when I had it before, Mama found this blog that gave her courage.

These days I spend a lot of time napping and I've finally gotten my appetite back. Everybody seems real happy about that. Trouble is, when I'm being walked, Jeffie sneaks in my private spot and steals my monkeys! He's such a rascal! I can't wait to be free again and remind him who's boss.

Woof woof until next time,