Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Lately I've had a lot of requests for Newfoundland dog breed jewelry. So if you visit the new items at For Love of a Dog you'll see several new Newfie necklaces, in addition to Newfie bracelets and more.
Shown above is a Newfoundland dog breed necklace with a wonderful artisan sculpture Newfie, big red jasper heart and black onyx gemstone beads. I hand wire wrapped those onto a silver chain. If you love one of these gentle giants, visit For Love of a Dog for jewelry as unique and one of a kind as your special dog.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Lucky me that Melissa found me on the web. A nice package of dog breed jewelry is overnighting itself to Manhatten as I write this. The shoot is tomorrow morning.
I am excited. And I'll watching for the new Miller beer commercial.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I've combined this Swiss Mountain Dog charm with brick red Poppy Jasper gemstone beads, including sweet hearts and round beads accented with sterling silver. All hand wire wrapped to silver necklace chain. This handcrafted dog breed necklace would make a perfect jewelry gift for anyone who loves a Swiss Mountain Dog.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Benefit for the Humane Society of Missouri
Sunday, March 7, 2010
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza
Cocktail Reception11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Brunch12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fashion Show sponsored by Dillard's followed by an Auction and Surprise Package Raffle1:30 p.m.
Visit the Humane Society of Missouri on the web for Bow Wow Brunch ticket information.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at the Humane Society of Missouri
1201 Macklind Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110 phone: 314-951-1562
Visit:: www.geesepeacestlouis.org for more information
Learn how the Canada geese overpopulation problem can be solved with a humane solution. The St. Louis Chapter of Geese Peace, an organization dedicated to slowing the population of Canada geese by preventing the eggs from developing into goslings, will be hosting an educational class at the Humane Society of Missouri. To keep the Canada geese populations from increasing, Geese Peace advocates prevention rather than the lethal "round-up and removal" technique. St. Louis Geese Peace will be offering a free class to homeowners, trustees, private or public managers of properties whose Canada geese nest on their property.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
When I Am Old
I shall wear turquoise and soft gray sweatshirts
and a bandana over my silver hair
and I shall spend my Social Security checks on sweet wine and my dogs.....
and sit in my house on my well-worn chair
and listen to my dogs breathing.
I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night
and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow...
and when people come to call, I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs...
and talk of them and about them...
The Ones so Beloved of the Past and the Ones so Beloved of Today...
I still will work hard cleaning up after them and mopping and feeding them
and whispering their names in a soft, loving way.
I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat, like a jewel
and I will be an embarrassment to all...
and my family, who have not yet found the peace
in being free to have dogs as your Best Friends...
These friends, who always wait, at any hour, for your foot fall...
and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep,
to greet you as if you are a god.
with warm eyes full of adoring love and hope that you will stay
and kiss their dear sweet heads...
and whisper to their very special company...
I look in the Mirror...
and see I am getting old...
this is the kind of woman I am...
and have always been.
Loving dogs is easy, they are a part of me, accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives.
When I am old this will be important to me.
You will understand when you are old...
and if you have dogs to love, too.
Read more at For Love of a Dogs Jewelry's Bits'nBones stories and humor.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
This dog necklace features a wonderful pin that I've used as a pendant. Such a happy little dog, he just looks like he's frolicking the day away. With that expression he looks like he's up to a bit of mischief. This French Bulldog pin (brooch) is handmade by a Michigan porcelain ceramic artist. Truly hand sculpted using no moulds, the pin is ceramic porcelain and signed by the artist. I've added a gold converter to use the pin as a pendant.
The necklace is composted of graduated Tiger's Eye and Black Onyx gemstone beads that I've accented with sterling silver. You'll notice the sweet little three dimensional dogbone at the end of the necklace.
Such a versatile piece of dog breed jewelry. Wear this brindle French Bulldog necklace as it is, or easily and simply removed the pendant to wear as a pin. In fact, you can even wear other pins you own on this piece. A perfect gift for anyone who loes a brindle bully dog and one of a kind artisan jewelry
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Saturday, Feb 20 in Alameda, CA
A night of music, dogs, auction and burlesque.
What do hot girls, pit bulls, calendars and philanthropy have in common? Find out at "Bullylicious," a one-night event from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday, February 20. The benefit for BAD RAP and Pinups for Pitbulls will be held at Autobody Fine Art Gallery in Alameda.Bullylicious will feature live music by 77 El Deora and Patty Schemel (drummer for Hole), with special guests and live burlesque featuring Little Darling, Bunny Pistol and Barbary Coast Burlesque. There will be a raffle, silent auction, scrumptious food, calendar signing booth and special appearances by Pinups for Pitbulls Calendar models Little Darling, Audiogirl and Ana Poe, as well as BAD RAP spokesdogs Jonny Justice, Muggy, Lola and Honky Tonk.
All proceeds will go to BAD RAP and Pinups for Pitbulls, organizations dedicated to improving the lives of American Pit Bull Terriers.BAD RAP, founded in 1999, has gained acclaim for its work in evaluating and rescuing the dogs seized from Michael Vick?s property, where a dog-fighting operation was shut down. BAD RAP'S goal is to secure the future of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a cherished family companion.
Pinups for Pitbulls produces an annual pinup-themed calendar to raise awareness about breed bans and breedspecific abuse, and to raise money for bully-breed rescue groups throughout the country.Event coordinators Donyale Hoye and Ana Poe encourage attendees to dress "like you want to party."
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This specialty plate is just $25 - and $20 from the sale of each pet-friendly license plate is deposited into a fund that pays for spay and neuter services for dogs and cats across Missouri. This program is administered by the Missouri State Humane Association.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
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Sunday, February 14, 2010
Loving a Westie is easy and so is finding the perfect one of a kind Westie lover necklace. However, if you're shy and retiring, this West Highland White Terrier dog breed jewelry piece is probably not for you. Whoever wears this dog lover necklace is sure to be noticed.
Adorable jaunty Westie pendant was hand sculpted and painted by a Wisconsin artist to be true to dog breed standards. It is absolutely darling. To create this handcrafted necklace, I hand wire wrapped this little Westie dog pendant with goldfilled wire to dangle freely from a big puffy Poppy Jasper gemstone heart. Necklace is composed of genuine natural Poppy Jasper in deep blood red and graduated in size. Combined with lovely white Marble. Accented with teeny tiny goldfilled round beads and beadcaps. Even the clasp has a dangle with more gems and a little gold dog bone, just in case this little darling needs a dog treat. Elegant red and white color combination in this perfect West Highland White Terrier dog breed necklace.
Need a gift for a Westie dog lover, look no further than For Love of a Dog Jewelry.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Senators Scott Rupp and Jane Cunningham have filed dog fighting legislation, SB 664 and SB 632, respectively. Both bills were referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee but no hearings have been scheduled. These bills would require a disposition hearing within 30 days of impounded fighting dogs to determine what happens to the dogs that are seized. Currently, these dogs can endure many months or even years of impoundment pending the court matter. Additionally, the bills would increase the penalty from a misdemeanor to a felony for the second offense of being a spectator at a dog fight.
Woofs of support from For Love of a Dog Jewelry
Friday, February 12, 2010
This is a wonderfully jaunty Schnauzer dog. Beautifully hand sculpted and painted by Wisconsin artist. True to dogbreed standards and absolutely darling. In creating this handcrafted dog lover necklace, I hand wire wrapped this little Schnauzer dog pendant with sterling silver wire to dangle freely from a big puffy Poppy Jasper heart. Necklace is composed of Poppy Jasper and Silverleaf Jasper gemstone beads, accented with teeny tiny Hematite round beads. Even the extender chain is accented with more Jasper and a teeny three dimensional dog bone in case this little Schnauzer needs a dog snack. At For Love of a Dog Jewelry our specialty is one of a kind, unique dog breed jewelry. This dog lover necklace would be a perfect gift for anyone who loves a Schnauzer dog.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Friday, February 12 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Don't dress up. This is a casual event.
This fun-filled evening will be hosted at Lathrop and Gage LLP
22nd Floor overlooking the city
2345 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
Tickets start at just $35 for great food, drinks and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation. Contact MAAL for more information.
Fetch more at For Love of a Dog's pet events calendar.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Handcrafted dog necklace is composed of lots of deep red Brecciated Jasper gemstone beads with Bali sterling silver accent beads. I hand knotted these gems on jet black German silk for that lovely drape. Even the extender chain is accented with more beads. Extra long necklace. Unusual handcrafted dog jewelry is a fantastic gift for any dog lover. A perfect dog jewelry piece for any dog rescue advocate or animal shelter volunteer.
Fetch this dog lover necklace for your Valentine now!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I don’t know about you, but I think there’s a special place in heaven for people who rescue animals.
Several months ago my friend, Julie, began thinking about adding another dog to her family. She began to haunt Petfinder and found herself drawn to old dogs. Her feeling was that the dogs in rescues were probably all going to be eventually okay, so her focus became adopting an old dog who was at a shelter. Believing she could give an old dog a new home and provide it a wonderful life for it’s last years, she surfed Petfinder for that certain chemistry that happens.
Not long after she began tempting herself with Petfinder searches, Julie was driving home from the barn where she boards her horse. On the highway she saw a man walking with two dogs. Being a dog lover, as she drove past the trio she took a good look at the dogs. Her heart stopped when she saw that the Collie was matted beyond belief, appeared old and not at all happy. Julie had to keep going, but felt terrible. She yearned to do something for the dog, but struggled with what that could be. She thought about calling on the owner and talking to him about the dog, but she didn’t.
Life went on, weeks passed by. Julie was driving home from the stables again when she spotted a dog trotting down a highway and panting. The dog was so matted that she couldn’t even tell if it was a male or female at first. She suspected he was an older dog since he had some gray and trotted with a bit of a gimp. After checking with a neighbor in the area who had no idea who owned the dog, Julie took him home. Finding it impossible to get a comb through his matted fur, off they went to the vet for shaving. While grooming they found that an old flea collar was imbedded in the matted fur and had to be cut out. Of course, the dog needed a rabies shot, plus the vet found he had a skin infection, ear infection. $150 later, Julie took him home.
There, he fitted in so nicely. He got along with Julie’s Doberman Pinscher, Jake. He was very affectionate towards people, especially little children that came to the house. Julie and her family began looking up names, especially Irish names to call the dog. However, they kept coming back to “Buddy“ because he just seemed like he was a Buddy.
Julie is a responsible animal advocate, so she did due diligence to try to find Buddy’s owner. She checked newspapers and bulletin boards in the area. Left the information at the vet’s office. Julie had had Buddy for about two weeks and he was enjoying himself, perking up, and fitting right into her family.
About this time a friend of Julie’s was in need of hay for her horse. Julie noticed in Craigslist that there was a guy near her that was selling hay. So, she gave the phone number to her friend. Her friend went to see the hay. It was there that Julie’s friend discovered Buddy’s owner. Buddy belonged to the hay seller’s brother. The Collie dog was 12 years old, relegated to living at the barn alone and suffered in the winter from skin problems. This past fall the dog began coming up to all humans at the barn and barking for no apparent reason.
Julie talked with the owner of the dog. After explaining how she came by him, plus the money they’d spent on vet care, and how very attached her family had become to him, the owner decided to let Julie keep him. The owner told Julie the dog’s name was… Buddy.
This fellow used to walk with his two dogs along the highway. And yes, they are the trio Julie was months earlier. And when Julie picked him up, Buddy was trotting away from his barn home, not going towards it.
Today Buddy is doing great and his coat is growing out, showing what a beautiful boy he really is. He may have grown up in a barn, but he’s now housebroken and doesn’t let Julie forget a single mealtime. He loves to sleep on his blankie next to his playmate, Jake the Doberman. Buddy is a much younger twelve years than he was before.
Sometimes I truly believe there are no coincidences in life. Sometimes seemingly stray and unrelated events all come together in ways we would not anticipate. Timing in life can be everything. Did Buddy catch the wave of Julie’s intention to rescue a needy older dog? Was he trotting towards her because he knew he should? Was Julie drawn to older dogs because somehow she was preparing for her rescue of Buddy? Meant to be? You decide.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Perfect for anyone who loves dogs, this dog lover necklace is handcrafted and one of a kind. Sure to inspire compliments and bring smiles all around.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The necklace is composed of pistachio Turquoise and mauve Fancy Jasper gemstone beads that I've accented with sleek grey Hematite. Gem colors coordinate beautifully with this adorable cat. You'll notice the sweet little Hematite hand carved heart at the end of the necklace.
Such a versatile piece of cat lover jewelry. Wear this crazy cat necklace as it is, or easily and simply remove the pendant to wear as a pin. In fact, you can even wear other pins you own on this piece. A perfect gift for anyone who loves a cat and one of a kind artisan jewelry. If you don't want to attract any attention or have any fun, this necklace is not for you..
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I've combined this Rottweiler dog charm with really lovely Jasper softly rounded, puffy gemstone rectangles. The color coordinates beautifully with the Rottie. I've hand wire wrapped all the gemstones with gold jeweler's wire. In addition to the Rottweiler dog, I've added a puffy Black Onyx heart and a three dimensional gold dog bone. This handcrafted dog bracelet is perfect jewelry for anyone who loves a Rottweiler dog or might be involved in Rottie or big dog rescue work.
Catch the Puppy Bowl from 3-5pm. [note: show will repeat continuously until 3am] Animal Planet's top-rated telecast is fully of puppies frolicking in a 10 by 19 miniature football stadium in the Discovery Channel's studios. Plays are narrated by Harry Kalas, famed broadcaster for the NFL and the Philadelphia Phillies. A cult hit alternative to the Super Bowl. This year all puppy players will be from shelters in the Washington, DC area. Adoption will be a major theme.
Fetch the For Love of a Dog pet events calendar for good things doggie.
Tucker at For Love of a Dog
Friday, February 5, 2010
A great event put on by a non-profit group of Newfoundland dog owners that is 3000 strong. Many of their members have their newfs trained in search & rescue, water rescue, therapy, cart pulling, grooming and showing as well as other things. Their Newf Get together & fund-raiser is being held May 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Currently they have 195 people,83, newfs & 35 non newfs registered. And because it is so early they expect that number to rise significantly. Members and their Newfoundlands come from all over the United States and Canada to attend this spectacular event for rescue.
Be sure to purchase a raffle ticket or bid in the silent auction. During last year's event they broke all records from the previous years and raised close to $7200.00 for newf rescue. These funds were spread out to several rescue groups across the United States. That is helping ALOT of newfs in need.
Woof! Tucker at For Love of a Dog
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Tucker at For Love of a Dog
Thursday, February 4, 2010
These horse charms are entirely made by hand by an American artist. First a hand carved sculpture is created which is then used to create a mould. The horse charm is then hand cast in resin and air brush painted. They are then given a protective coating of lacquer so you can enjoy this horse breed jewelry for many years. Every effort is made to adhere to Quarterhorse breed standards. Frankly, they are amazing works of equine art. A beautiful fashion statement or gift for any equestrian, cowgirl or trail rider.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
May 1, 2010 in Toledo, OH
SOAR is a non-profit organization, established in July, 2009, in the state of Michigan. SOAR covers 3 Midwestern states, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.
They have rescued and rehomed 19 Airedale Terriers, from July thru December of 2009, every Airedale was bought up to date on their vaccinations, and received all the medical attention needed for each specific case along with being spayed/neutered. Each Airedale Terrier is then groomed, microchipped, and receives a new leash and collar before going to their new ,forever home.
Starting Over Airedale Rescue is having their very first Fund Raising Auction, May 1, 2010, in Toledo, Ohio. For more information visit the Starting Over Airdale Rescue organization on the web.
Big woofs to these great volunteers!
Tucker at For Love of a Dog
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
This handcrafted necklace features a handmade porcelain pendant charm that is a blue ribbon marked first place in yellow. Hand sculpted by a Michigan porcelain ceramics artist and just darling. I've combined it with gorgeous medium royal blue Lapis Lazuli and yellow Jade gemstone beads. All are hand wire wrapped with oxidized silver jeweler's wire. This handcrafted blue ribbon necklace is perfect jewelry for anyone who shows their dog, cat or horse or simply adores their special pet. It would also make a fabulous gift for any hard working animal rescue volunteer.
This is a pet lover necklace that gets Tucker's woof of approval.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Arizona Beagle Rescue's BeagleFest
March 14, 2010 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe AZ.
Last year, more than 600 people and 350 beagles attended and they raised over $7,000 for beagle rescue. Volunteers sell raffle tickets for gift baskets and the like, plus they also give prizes for contests such as Longest Ears, Last to Come When Called, and so on. Every dollar raised goes directly to pay for vet bills, shelter fees, and spay/neuter. All of the organizers are volunteers who are dedicated to saving the lives of beagles and beagle mixes
Arrrooo! Visit Arizona Beagle Rescue for more information.
I may not be a Beagle, but I like these people! Woof! Tucker at For Love of a Dog