Saturday, May 16, 2009

Coyotes and Possums and Skunks... Oh my!

Well, it's only 11 am and I've already had quite a day. First I spotted a coyote right in our back pasture! Only one, so I don't know if it's one of a pair that have been coming around and running rabbits... or a new one. They must all live nearby because we see them a lot and we sure do hear them at night. Their yipping and yowling makes it hard to go to sleep!

Then, would you believe Jeffie spotted a possum right outside the yard fence! I sure don't know where it was going. I thought they only came out at night, but here it was. Of course, we all ran out to bark and to tell you the truth, I felt kinda sorry for the poor possum who scrambled out of site.

The possum must have startled the resident skunk who let out a whiff of perfume. Peuw! It's beyond me why this skunk has decided to live on our pond bank. There's too much going on here with all the wild life! She took up residence just last weekend and Daddy's been waiting for all the rain to let up... to get rid of the skunk.

To top it all off... we managed to scare away the great heron who'd come in to try for some froggies for breakfast.

What a day. I'm exhausted already. Time for a nap!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

MAAL Trivia Night

Join the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation for Trivia Night 2009!
DATE: Friday, May 29
TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson, Hazelwood, MO, 63042

Support the Alliance's work in Jefferson City and have a fun night out with friends. Trivia fun with lots of prizes for a great cause!Gather your friends and support a table or come play as an individual!The doors open at 6:30 pm and the game begins at 7:30 pm.Tables seat 8. Admission is $15 per person. If you don't have enough for a table, we'll place you at one! Soda, water and snacks provided. (Feel free to bring food and alcoholic beverages. No glass containers.) Only $100 to sponsor a round!New items needed for silent auction and attendance prizes at this event! Please consider making a donation for Trivia Night today. Call 314.361.3944.

For more information visit the MAAL website and click on upcoming events.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dogs of Valor Awards - People's Choice!

Vote for your favorite Dogs of Valor Finalist!

The Humane Society of the United States created the Dogs of Valor Awards to honor and celebrate dogs who have performed an extraordinary act of courage by heroically helping a person in need. Finalists for this year’s award were chosen based on the significance and impact of their heroic actions.

Their panel of celebrity judges will choose a Valor Dog of the Year and three Runners Up. However, the HSUS also wants to hear from the people!

Cast your vote for your favorite heroic hound before the voting closes on Friday, May 15 2009 at 5 PM Eastern Time. The Finalist who receives the most votes will be named this year’s People’s Hero winner!

One lucky People’s Hero voter will be randomly selected to receive "Sirius", a signed, limited edition giclèe by artist Ron Burns!

Vote here

Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Bark in the Park

Live close to St Louis, Missouri? Then don't miss the Missouri Humane Society's Bark In the Park event: Saturday, May 16th at Cricket Field in Forest Park.

Not only is it the largest St Louis area dog walk and festival, it is the Humane Society's largest fundraiser. All proceeds help homeless animals get the help they need.

Lots of activities for dogs and their people. Be sure not to miss Purina's Paws for One Hope Canvas. Your dog can contribute to this doggie work of art by painting his/her paw print on a giant canvas. Each family will receive a mini canvas paw print to take home. Free bandanas for all dogs who participate. AND- Purina will donate $1 for each paw print!

I almost forgot to mention the very cool Bark in the Park t-shirt! Check it out at the MOHS web site.