Saturday, September 11, 2010


Well, that’s a deep subject, to use an old cliché. That’s what the humans tell me.

And that’s what this post is about, things I hear the humans talk about.

The humans have some friends in the community who they visit regularly. The friends are ill and some of their fur family are ailing themselves. The humans worry about them and what will become of them when their humans finally succumb to their severe illnesses. A couple of these dogs I have introduced in earlier entries in my original journal, which now usually mirrors this one.

This is a rural community, and unlike me, these dogs live outside and take shelter in the cow barn in the winter. You don’t just take farm dogs to another farm because they are very territorial and most farms already have dogs, or else the humans don’t want them. You don’t move them to live in a city because they are older and have never been in a house or housebroken and are used to great acres to wander…so the humans fret. I try to comfort them. So when I got this email in my inbox today I knew posting it was one thing I could do to help…

Actually, you can help a lot of dogs. How often have you had a chance to have a 20 pound bag of dog food donated to a shelter simply for writing a blog post? It’s really that easy. Pedigree has upped the ante big time. And please spread this message: The food drive is not limited to pet blogs. Imagine if we could spread this message beyond our circles and see how far it goes? The numbers could be substantial. Here is the full scoop:

  • Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.
  • This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.
  • Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

  • Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19, the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop, to help raise awareness for the “Write a post, help a dog” effort.

    It is so easy to make a big difference. Please set aside a few moments to write a post. Include the bullet points above. Copy the pics if you’d like. Add whatever you’d like in addition to help get the message out. Because this is not limited to pet bloggers, there is tremendous potential. Know bloggers in other categories that might be interested? Please share this post with them, write one of your own, and be here Thursday to leave a link to your post. Let’s make this huge. It would just feel great.


And welcome to another installment of the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop! You’ve found the right place to connect with other pet lovers. Whether you are a seasoned blogger, one who loves reading pet blogs, or if you’re just thinking about starting your own blog – there is definitely something here for you. Acquaint yourself and enjoy – this is your resource, so use it as you see fit! Of course, you have to follow the rules, so let’s get to that…

Full hop details are here, and I’ll summarize again below. Get those links in and have fun.

* Link up your pet blog name and URL using the Linky Tool below. You only need to add your link once to be seen on all the Saturday Pet Blogger Blog Hop Linky Tools for that week. Note that if your blog is not pet related your link will be removed.
* Grab the “Saturday Pet Blogger Blog Hop” button at the upper left of this blog and include it in your Saturday Blog hop post so that your readers will know what is going on. *Note – posting is optional. Feel free to just link and follow.
* Follow your co-hosts listed in the first 3 slots of the Linky Tool.
* Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you’d like
* Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you’re from the blog hop.
* Follow back when you get a new follower through the Saturday Pet Bloggers Blog Hop


1 comment:

  1. Hi we're brown dogs too, just hopping by! What a great thing for Pedigree to do! We're going to look into it for one of our future blog posts.
    Sniff you later!