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Letters from Lucy: Help Us Win $1500!!

19 Jul

Hey everyone! Lucy here! Dad enlisted me to tell you about a little contest he submitted his little bloggie in. It’s called Bloggers for GOOD.

The competition calls for bloggers to use their platforms to create positive social impact. People then vote on which blog they like best feel does this most effectively. Well, I like to think my little letters here do a pretty darn good job! Don’t they help you see how we pitties can be wonderful pets like every other doggie out there?

Over the almost one year that Dad has been bringing in friends for me to play, we’ve been recording our experiences on here, from the fun:

To the hard work:

And to the very, very sad.

And what has all of it boiled down to? Well, we hope that we’ve had an effect on your lives; that hopefully we’ve made you think about things a little bit differently, or inspired you, or made some kind of emotional impact.

When all of the voting is done (you have until Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 12pm Pacific time/3pm Eastern time), the blog with the most votes will win $1000 for the cause of their choice, and $500 for the author! In our case, our personal $500 prize will also go to our cause, which is of course, Bully Project. (Personally, I’d rather it go to getting me a lifetime supply of deer antlers, but whatever!) As most of you know, Bully Project helps to provide much needed resources to pit bull-type dogs and their owners as well as rescuing, fostering, and rehoming dogs. You can check out a list of our current adoptables on Petfinder.

So vote for us! Just click on this link, and then click on the button that says, “VOTE FOR THIS IDEA”. It’s that easy. And once you’ve voted, share the link with all of your friends, family, coworkers and social networks and tell THEM to vote and share, too.

But wouldn’t you know it? My best pen pals Turkey & Rufus (& Polly Pocket) entered the competition, too. But beware! You only get one vote – so choose wisely!

The Secret’s Out!

26 Jun

When we first rescued Paige from the public shelter, we didn’t think she’d hang around with us for longer than a week. At only 27 pounds and with one of the sweetest temperaments in the world, we just knew that someone was going to snatch her up, and quick!

And we were almost right – the first night she was here we got stopped on the street by a great couple! One worked from home, and owned his own business. He wanted to have a companion during the day while his partner was out at work everyday. They saw Paige from across the street and waved at me to wait for them. It seemed perfect until the next morning when I opened my email and saw that their landlord didn’t allow pit bulls.

Well, I was disappointed, but not overly so. It had only been 24 hours – how high could my expectations have been? But as time continued to go by, I grew more and more anxious. Maybe people didn’t really want a teentsy weentsy pittie? Maybe I wasn’t doing a good job marketing her online and in my community? Maybe my own secret desire to foster fail was permeating our intros and meet & greets? I don’t really know why, but what we thought was going to be only a week turned into a month.

Well, maybe some of you will remember this picture we posted on our Facebook page this past weekend:

Paige celebrated Gay Pride in New York City’s West Village in a new tie dye t-shirt! Cute, right?

What our caption didn’t mention is that Paige didn’t celebrate Gay Pride with us. She celebrated Gay Pride with her new mom! That’s right folks, Paige is…

An old acquaintance of ours named Rebecca sent us an email about a week and a half ago. According to previous conversations, we didn’t think she would be interested in Paige – she had always been interested in senior dogs. But when she emailed us, I knew it was the right choice. She understands the challenges and benefits that come along with owning a pittie mix, and she’s a dedicated owner with goals for her dog to become a Canine Good Citizen and a breed ambassador. She gets it.

But even though I know Paige is now in the most perfect home for her, I can’t help but think of how great it would have been to keep her forever. She was the perfect playmate for Lucy, and the best cuddler I could have ever hoped for. Keeping her would have meant a permanent hiatus from fostering, though, and that simply is not an option for me now that we have our own rescue organization.

So with loads of joy (and a bit of sorrow) in my heart, I say, “Goodbye, Paige! Thanks for one of the most fun months I have had in a long, long time!”

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