Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Credit: Allen Pearson
WOOF! Barks! Meet my new young friend Desna from Operation Paws for Homes. She is around 6-years-old and a beautiful, sill and quirky, Black Labrador Retriever mix!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Credit: Allen Pearson
Desna loves anything with peanut butter in it! Dip anything in it and she's a fan! She loves wet grass too! If you go for a walk and the grass is wet, she will want to roll around in it!

Desna loves going for walks, leisurely strolls, exploring, and gets super-excited-happy when her foster mom pulls out the leash!

Desna recently had an FHO surgery because of a problem with her back leg. Since she was so uncomfortable she found that she likes a quiet and mostly mini-human-free house. She likes older mini-humans but smaller one scare her!

She finds the Veterinarian scary too even though she knows they are trying to help! Paws, she would love to check out one of those "fear-free" Veterinarians.  WOOF! She's heard those guys are pawsome!

Desna is house- and crate-trained! She has good house manners!

To learn more about dog adoption with Operation Paws for Homes, pawlease visit their Adoption Guide.

WOOF! If you would like to meet or pawssibly apply to adopt beautiful Desna, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application.

WOOF!! Do you love dogs, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Desna financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Credit: Allen Pearson
Dog Adoption

Dog Adoption


Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! BARKS! Meet my new friend The Great Pretender from Operation Paws for Homes! Paws, or Bentley as his foster mom calls him! He is guessed to be a Spaniel mix and estimated to be around 6-months-old. His foster mom thinks he has Flat-Coated Retriever too)!

The Great Pretender, aka Bentley, has a sweet disposition and is ALL puppy! WOOF! He loves running and hopping around the yard going from toy to toy and playing with other dogs. 
Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

He is learning some rules and discipline especially not to jump up to get a human's attention! He is making great progress! He is crate- and house-trained having had no accidents in his foster home! His foster mom uses the crate when she cannot keep an eye on him.

The Great Pretender loves meeting humans and mini-humans too! He is great with other dogs but does best with other dogs who like to run and play. 

He is learning new commands like "sit," "come" and "down!" He is learning to take walks without pulling on his leash! 

The Great Pretender is a pawsome fella and probably will not be waiting long! WOOF! 

To learn more about dog adoption with Operation Paws for Homes, pawlease visit the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.

If you would like to meet or apply to adopt The Great Pretender, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Guide

WOOF! WOOF! Do you love dogs, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting The Great Pretender financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

Dog Adoption

Dog Adoption

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

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! Happy Friday! My dahling friend "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue who always has something up her sleeve, yes - besides her arm that is, brought by the mostest cutest young pups who reminds me of my adorable self in my younger years! Hey! I'm still adorable- what am I saying!? Woof! Meet my new friend Brownie! He is around 9-months-old and a Chocolate Labrador Retriever!

Brownie is looking for a "Forever Home" in a single-family house with a physical fence located in a rural or suburban setting! Paws, his young age will require a Training Addendum with his adoption! He must go home with another dog!
Chocolate Labrador Retriever Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

Brownie pawsitively loves playing with other dogs and running around the yard. He is looking for a playful companion. He loves tossing his toys in the air and making stuffed toys squeak! He had a playdate and loved every minute of chasing the other dog. Barkingly, he settles down when its time to do so!

Brownie is completely house-trained and stays in a gated area. He doesn't get into anything while home alone either! He hasn't been crated and doesn't seem to need it.

Brownie will need a family with patience and love to help him overcome his lack of socialization in the first few months of life. He's making improvements every day but it won't happen overnight!

Brownie is working on the "sit" command and wants to lean others!

Brownie is good with other dogs and mini-humans ages 10 and older! He used to chase cats on the farm so NO cats.

To learn more about dog adoption with Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., pawlease visit their Adoption Guide!

If you would like to meet Brownie or apply to pawssibly adopt him, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. Dog Adoption Application.

Paws, unable to adopt? WOOF! WOOF!, how about supporting Brownie financially? Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Labrador Retrievers at Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson
Chocolate Labrador Retriever Adoption

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Adoption


Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Great Dane Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! My friend the "Great Dane Dame" from the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League stopped by this week with a pawsome new friend for you to meet- Buck!

Buck is a sweet 5-year-old fella who just wants to be loved! He loves nestling his head into his human to snuggle! He is a gentle giant who makes a pawsome couch potato too!
Great Dane Adoption

WOOF! WOOF! Buck enjoys going for a stroll around the yard, playing, and going for rides. He does not pull when leashed walked! He is very well behaved and loves lying in the sun!

He may be a bit unsure of his new surroundings at first but he warms up quickly.

Buck plays well with everyone. He loves humans and mini-humans! He gets along well with other dogs and cats- paws, sometimes he seems to be wishing they liked him more!

He will make a pawsome family pet and want to become part of it! He will do best in a home with another calm Great Dane! He is a joy to have around!

To learn more about the process to adopt a Great Dane, to meet or apply to pawssibly adopt Buck, pawlease visit the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Adoption Procedures.

Barks, unable to adopt? Woofingly, how about supporting Buck financially? Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Great Danes at Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!
Great Dane Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson

Great Dane Adoption



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week, October 13-19, 2019!


National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week
"National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week"
(C) Agnes Welch Photography
Thank you Veterinary Technicians!

WOOF! WOOF! MEOW! MEOW! Samson and I thank our pawsitively pawsome Veterinary Technicians at Ohana Veterinary Care in Bristow, VA.

The ladies and gentleman who work diligently and with so much love and care for ALL pets who visit Ohana Veterinary Care deserve our appawlause, applause, and so much more.

MEOW! I do not like going to the Veterinarian. It's scares me! New things and humans scare me! Purrs, my first experience with a Veterinary Technician at Ohana went great and they even understood my fears and helped me to relax. Purrs.

BARKS! I have been going to Ohana Veterinary Care for nearly 4 years now. My humans found them when we moved near their office and they were highly recommended! Woofingly, I can see why!

WOOF! MEOW!
Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week






Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Meow! My Human's Travels .....

Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA
"Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA"
(C) Allen Pearson Photography

PPFFFFFFFTTTT!!! HISS! HISS! They did it to me again! Totally wrong! Inappropriate! So rude. I cannot believe my humans! They are getting on my lastest nerve! They took off again to go who knows where doing who knows what and left me here! BY MYSELF!!! HISS! HISS! Now, I have NO servants to wait on my every wish and whim! What's a cat to do when you think you got the humans all trained and they take off again and get out of control?!

First, it was a trip halfway across the country to a Railroad Photographers conference, I heard Dad say it's called "Conversations 2019" with the Center for Railroad Photography and Art. He's been wanting to go for a few years so they took off and went! And LEFT ME ALONE! HISS! HISS! He was hoping to learn about creating better railroad photography and maybe find a place to share his railroad photography art. Dad said he learned a few things while there but told me "I missed you, Samson!" I did my best to ignore him but I ended up giving him a headbutt just to make him feel loved- you know how it is!

Center for Railroad Photography & Art
(C) Center for Railroad Photography and Art

I get settled in with having them around the house again. I ignore them and go about my impawtant task of perching on Dad's studio table and watching the backyard for any wildlife or bird intruders! It is up to me to keep the home safe though Noah likes to think he has it all under control.

HISS! HISS! Then, they are off again! I cannot believe these humans and yes, they leave me behind... again. I even stood at the door to the garage door staring off into space to convince them to take me with them. Dad did say that I would not enjoy this trip. They are going railfanning to watch trains in various locations throughout Pennsylvania with a full day at Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark in Altoona! It would be noisy and even more noisy and lots of noise. Trains are noisy! So they left me again.

Paws, but don't tell them I said this. My human friend "Miss Glenda" stops by and makes sure that I have pawlenty of water, food, and a spot of milk every day while my humans are gone. Little do they know but we have a grand time. We get some catnip, some special treats, some milk, and water and sit in front of the TV for hours watching the bestest movies! Just wait until the humans get their cable bill.. hee hee! And, we get into Dad's music, his stereo and crank up the volume to the greatest and loudest music, nope- none of that long-hair classical stuff.... the greats like Journey, Foreigner, and Newsboys! So don't tell them... "Miss Glenda" and I have way too much fun for me to really miss them.

When they get home, I meow and purr and pretend to have missed them beyond belief.... pawlease keep our secret... actually I did kind of miss Mom! Meows.

My cat friends, who takes care of you while your humans are away? Do you have fun too? Pawlease tell me about it in the comments- Meows!

Freight Train
"A Freight Train Heading West in Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA"
(C) Allen Pearson Photography








Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Day
(C) Storyblocks, Used by Permission

WOOF! MEOW! Today is Columbus Day which pawsomely means that many of our friends who work for the federal government and a few other offices in the areas including banks and post offices have a day off!

The holiday commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. The day has been celebrated since the 18th century in a number of cities and states. Some locations throughout the country celebrate Italian-American heritage with parades, street fairs featuring colorful costumes, music, and Italian food.

WOOF! Some places throughout the country use today to honor indigenous peoples with activities including pow-wows, traditional dance events, and educational events about Native American culture.

WOOF! MEOW! However you celebrate the day, make it a great day by remembering the contributions of many people of different races from various countries throughout the world who have made America great!

Columbus Day
(C) Storyblocks, Used by Permission