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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Even though today is supposed to be Wordless Wednesday, we have a few things to say.

(Our mom is thinking "Shocker! Life in our house is like My Big Fat Greek Wedding - loud and animated. Everyone feels the need to talk! Everyone has something to say... always!")

We have no idea where she gets this stuff from.

Anyway... first things first.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA!

Yep! Our Grandpa is 69 years old today. If he were a dog, he would be soooooooooo old. We think Grandpa is pretty cool. He is most excellent at giving belly rubs and boy is he a great snuggler. What a lap! The boys love to sit with him in the recliner and snuggle - lots of meditation go on when Grandpa is around.

Second, we really want to re-iterate how important it is to spay and neuter your dog or cat.
(This is usually a topic we don't like to talk about. The boys at the dog park that still have their twigs and berries act like the are so much better than us. Sometimes, our little feeling get hurt.)

Without getting too wordy, we learned from our girl who attended the 2009 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Conference in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend (yep - future vet living in our house!), that 80% of people who adopt a dog or cat from a shelter never use the voucher for the free spay or neuter. 78% of people wait until after their pet has had a litter before they spay. That's a lot of babies being turned into shelters! We know that most people reading this blog take wonderful care of their pets - that's why they blog so lovingly about them. It is important for us to spread the word. Shelters are too full of unwanteds because of laziness.

Okay, we are off our soap box. Is this why mom says we talk a lot?

We'll leave you with this picture.
It's of Tucker... doing what Tucker does best...
EATING!

12 comments:

Joe's Foster Dogs said...

good soapboxin'

lazy...too comfortable...other priorities...procrastination

it all comes back to love...what do you love the most?

then action...move with confidence and boldness

then avoid toxic personalities in your inner circle

then snugglin'

:)

Nibbles Treats said...

Well said Joe!

Scratchy Paw said...

Tucker, I love eating the best too! Save some for me.

Raising Addie said...

Happy Birthday Grandpa!!!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Grandpa...
Happy Birthday to YOU!

It makes us sad to hear that people don't take advantage of that coupon. It breaks our heart to hear about all of the pups and kittens that don't even get a chance because of the over population in shelters.

Tucker... you are the cutest!!!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Martha Basset said...

Happy Birthday Grandpa - you sound so lovely and snuggly!
We are OK with you on your soap box you know we agree!
Tucker we love our grub too!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx
PS we cant talk for male dogs but we females dont mind if your bits are missing!

Mason Dixie said...

That is a mighty big bowl of food for such a little guy, would you like to share? =)

Chester's Mom said...

I MUST apologize! You have been to visit me several times but I never put you in my favorites list! You are now there and I will remember to check in frequently!

Woofs and sorry slobbers!
Chester

Small Footprints said...

Breaks my heart when I hear about unwanted puppies and kittens ... what a rotten way to start out. I've adopted from two shelters and they do it a little different. They don't give out coupons but rather perform the surgery before letting the pet go home. Once the fee is paid, the loving family waits a few days for their new family member to recover. No unwanted babies!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Lois Lane/Laney said...

My grandpa is one of my most favorite people too! He spoils me rotten! :)

Life With Dogs said...

Looks like he's about to do some damage. Isn't it hard to post and not say something?

Suzuki said...

So many unwanted puppies :(
My Mummy would take them all in but Daddy wont let her.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Tee said...

Happy Birthday Grandpa! Many Happy Returns of the Day!

Save some for Dog Woods pack, Tucker!

Licks and Wags,
Tuffy of Dog Woods