Monday, September 1, 2014

First Day of School is Tomorrow, Sept. 2

Tomorrow is the first day of school!  My human doesn't like it as it signifies the warm weather coming to an end!  He loves the spring and summer- be sure not to tell him I wrote this post today-

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Please remember to be aware of children in the neighborhood either walking to school or the school bus stop. There is always the chance that someone will be running a little late to catch the school bus- so be on the look out- and pawingly watch for dogs who might try to follow their humans!

Barkingly pawtant is to watch for dogs who might all of a sudden decide to chase the school bus or chase their student down the road.  Humans with children need to be aware of this too- please keep your dog safely at home.

The laws for school buses in Virginia are simple and should be adhered to by all motorists.  Barkingly, a child's safety is the main concern, not your running late to the office or an appointment.  If you approach a school bus loading students, you must stop your vehicle completely. You should keep your vehicle stopped until the red lights flashing and a stop arm with red lights on, so wait for them to turn off- much like a traffic signal.  However, it is still your responsibility to stop your vehicle loading students, the elderly or the disabled whether or not the red flashing lights and stop arm are functioning.

If you are taking your child to school, the same rules apply on school grounds like the driveways in front of schools where buses may be loading or unloading students.  Be sure to stop-

Be prepared, the big day is tomorrow for many students in Northern Virginia and probably other areas too. Here is a link to the Virginia laws regarding school buses and your responsibility.



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday's Friend: Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes (Special Edition)

"HELLO!! I'm Sundance!"
Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
My human and I have a great time photographing and writing for Operation Paws for Homes along with the other rescues that you read about on my blog!  WOOF!! Yesterday, the dog I was to feature got adopted by the time I was to publish the post about her.  That's barkingly pawsome!!  WOOF!!! I LOVE to hear about dogs and cats finding their "Forever Home."  So, am featuring another dog to introduce to you who is needing a "Forever Home."  Please meet "Sundance!"

Sundance is a happy and loving, 1-year old  Pointer/Pit Bull Terrier mix who loves to run, romp and play not allowing being deaf to slow her down.  Actually, the noises of the world don't scare or bother her which is a real plus!  WOOF!!  Around 40 lbs., Sundance will probably not get much bigger.

Crate trained, and fully housebroken already, Sundance in learning sign language to communicate with her humans!  WOOF!!!
She does well with other dogs, better when they are her own size.  A natural curiosity about other animals because of her playfulness.

Sundance is up to date on shots, spayed and microchipped.  She is interested in meeting a human who will take the time to teach her- she'll be your bestest friend forever!

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes
Interested in dog adoption and meeting Sundance, please contact Operation Paws for Homes.

Credit: Operation Paws for Homes

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! WOOF!!!!! My friend "The Lab Lady" has been busy caring for many Labrador Retrievers these days.  She has brought by a friend who looks like he could be my brother!  Am happy introduce you to Bernie!

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Barkingly pawsome is this young guy of 10 months!  He came to Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. from the country, so he would probably not do well in a city enviornment or an apartment/condo/townhouse. 

Bernie is house and crate trained, loves to snuggle with his human and is a true Laplab!!  WOOF!! Only way to be!! WOOF!  He is very much a people dog, loves to please and still has lots of puppy in him. And he likes attention so he will greet you with a doggie kiss!  

A super smart dog, Bernie likes to have a task.  He's been working on his training and being off leash and knows many of the basic commands!  He is naturally curious but doesn't startle easily.  

Bernie is good around kids but hasn't lived with any so he's recommended for children ages 10!! 

He is good with other dogs, is living with resident pup at his fosters and played with several at shelter, kennel and met was a hit with the neighbors dogs and children.   Bernie met a cat and was fine with it- though the cat didn't really want to play with him!!

Since Bernie was found wandering a country road, its surprising he is positive for Lyme and Ehrlichia. He is on Doxycycline to cure it. 

Interested in meeting this grand dog?  Want to learn about dog adoption?  Contact the Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. for details. 

Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Washington Humane Society

Credit: Washington Humane Society
 WOOF!!! Happy FRIDAY!!!! WOOF- I met the most pawsome young lady this week from the Washington Humane Society!

Meet Cinderella, A two-year old, 37 lbs., pocket-sized American Staffordshire Terrier mix, full of pep!

Cinderella is great to walk on a leash and is one laid back lady with manners.   She enjoys going for walks and exploring the scents she can discover then coming back to her humans lap and telling them about it!!  WOOF!!!  Even though two years old, she has some playfulness left.

Cinderella would do best in a home with humans that could take her on regular walks and then cuddle her on the couch afterwards. WOOF!!! The life!!  BARK!  

Interested in dog adoption or meet Cinderella?  You can meet her at the Georgia Avenue Adoption Center, 7319 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 723-5730, or visit Washington Humane Society!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

WOOF!! WOOF!! WOOF!!!!! Bark!!! arf?  When I first met "Tico" who my friend "Lab Lady" introduced me to, I thought I was looking in a mirror- he is one cool dog and NEARLY as good looking as I am!! WOOF!!!!!

 Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
This guy is one very, very, very happy dog and loves humans!! This photo of him looks like the many times I have spent in my human's studio writing this blog and helping him with his photography!!  I have made my human so barkingly happy- despite some dog hair on the computer keypad!  WOOF!!!  Tico would like to keep you company!!!

Tico is house trained- he has his method of letting you know he wants to go out and has gotten used to a crate- he will stay in there quietly overnight or for a few hours if the humans are away!

While staying at his foster's place, he hasn't chewed any furniture, shoes, etc.  He loves to follow the humans around the house always wanting to be in the same room with them!  He starts wagging his tail if you just look at him!!

Barkingly pawsome and intriguing is his interest in wrestling with the resident big labs!  He loves to run and chase them around the backyard at full speed.  He's got a high play drive and will chase tennis balls and fetch or pull on rubber toys. WOOF!!!! WOOF!!! AND, he enjoys a good human wrestling if you are interested but if not, he likes a good ear rub just as well.

Tico knows basic commands but isn't into "stay," because he's so excited to be with you- my human would say that about me- so I don't know what's wrong with that! WOOF!!!!!

So, if you want a pawfully, pawfect, barkingly grand, 2-year old Black Labrador Retreiver, who weighs about 44 lbs., but should be up to 55 lbs., I'm not available BUT - WOOF!!!!   TICO IS!!!!

To learn more about dog adoption and Tico- please visit Lab Rescue!

 Credit: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

I have had the pawsome pawpurtunity to be visited by two friends from PetConnect Rescue this week- "Cat Lady" came by too- !  She has brought a cool cat dude with her named Peanut for you to meet-

Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Peanut is one the most relaxed and loving cats!  He loves humans and would love a cool dog with the proper introduction.  When he's not giving or getting affection, he can be found having fun with his toys.

Though a bit overweight, he will some help with a good diet that will help him loose a few pounds. Adoring and gentle Peanut wants to be yours.

As a Back to School Special, PetConnect Rescue is discounting all adult cat adoptions fees to $100 each cat (regular adoption fee - $135). The special applies to all cats who are one year of age or older. Peanut qualifies for this promotion! Please visit our website for other available cats.

If you would like to learn about cat adoption or meet Liberty, please complete an online application, please click PetConnect Rescue Online Application and one of their Adoption Coordinators will contact you.

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

My friends from PetConnect Rescue have been busy with Cats and have brought me a new friend to introduce to you this week.   Meowingly pawfect is this kitty named "Liberty!"

Credit: PetConnect Rescue
Do you enjoy silly, fun, playful and friendly kittens?  Liberty is one of those- barkingly pawsome- and she is looking for her "Forever Home!"

About 14 weeks old, this little white with brown spots kitty loves to run, jump and play with her brother Lexus.  She is very outgoing and loves to be with humans.  Her kitten antics have her foster mom laughing!

Liberty is looking for a human to spend life with who is home a good part of the day to spend time with her, or I will need to be adopted with another young kitten (preferably my brother)!

Want more information about cat adoption and meet Liberty?  Visit PetConnect Rescue.  Complete their online application and one of their Adoption Coordinators will contact you-  WOOF!!!