Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pedigree Adoption Drive Blog Hop #dogsrule

I saw this blog hop and figured I could help by posting. We got Boomer from a shelter, and I don't really mean it when I say I sometimes want to return him!

We have made 3 trips to a new dog park that opened this summer, about 25 minutes away. Anna has been to parks often, but neither of ours have been out socially. We took Anna first, to test it out, then brought her and Boomer back a few days later. Boomer is ferocious on the leash when we meet other dogs, but I was hoping it was only because he was leashed.  There was a little growling and barking through the fence, but he was a perfect gentleman one inside. He even ignored the other male dog there trying to mount him, repeatedly, until he finally told him to knock it off.

So, we went back yesterday with all 3 of them. Rosie did not get carsick, so that was a huge plus. However, because someone rushed the dog loading, Boomer got out there without a leash or choke collar. We figured we could get two in there and come back for the 3rd, but our car erupted into a dog circus when we pulled up. Ameranth was nervous since Anna sometimes gets a little touchy around noisy, nosy dog crowds, and she didn't want to handle two at a time.

So I attached the leash to Boomer's regular collar, and grabbed Rosie's collar, since she is waist high and can walk next to me. I thought.  Boomer twisted into the air, pulled his collar off and took off for the gate. Rosie walked on her back feet, husky howling all the way, as I called Boomer to no avail. I couldn't have planned a more conspicuous entrance if I had tried. We got them in and they magically transformed into model dogs. Whew!  It went very well, and I don't really think that the pit bull owner left immediately because of us.

Now, if I do this correctly, it will link to the Pedigree Facebook page and you can 'like' that if you want, to get another bowl of food donated.

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.
That’s it. No fine print. Unprepared? Go back to your blog and invest five minutes in adding yourself to the list. You’ll feed dogs in need and feel great about doing it.
Please post and retweet and share. We have days to add to the numbers!


In Real Life said...

Oh my goodness, I can just picture your entrance into the dog park. Funny! That is exactly why I can't bring May to the dog parks, she just goes NUTS! I have only managed to pull up to one with her in the car, and we had to turn around and go, she was so wound up and barking madly. Maybe, like your dogs, she would settle down once we were inside. Holly is very social and loves going to the parks alot though. Isn't this pedigree hop cool?

Roscoe said...

You are wooftastic!!!! I is glad to see others helping our shelter cousins!

giant wet kisses!

Molly said...

Next week you can try it with 4 dogs, won't that be fun?