Sunday, November 29, 2009

Scrappy Dog Sunday!

Okay! Turkey feasting is over! Time to get back to business. I hope all my US friends had a great holiday and for my international friends-I hope you had a great Thursday! I've been getting a lot of readers wondering how Pete is doing and if he is fitting in. Pete is doing GREAT! He is the silliest little man ever! He is fitting in with his sisters, taking long walks, playing with toys and barking when the wind blows 200 miles away. I didn't think it was possible for a little dog to be such a chow hound but if we didn't watch out for him, he would be a MinPin Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloon.  I am so glad that he is a part of the Pedersen household.

There is nothing better than adopting a little furry or feathered beast. If you want a particular breed, check out the rescues in your area. We adopted Pete from Southern Star MinPin Rescue. They are based in Texas but reach 12 other states and some areas in Canada. If you check out their latest newsletter on page 12 you will see a cute little couple taking home their little man.

If a particular breed rescue isn't your style, than check out your local shelters. This weekend in Oregon, the Humane Society had a "Black Friday" special. For some reason, black fur animals have a harder time being adopted so all animals with black fur were highlighted for adoption this weekend. Check out your local shelter for all types of animals from rats to goats to kitties. There is a pet out there for you.

I again want to stress how important it is to be 100% ready for a pet in your life. If you don't have time or energy for a pet than please think of other ways to connect with your furry friends. You can donate your time to a shelter or a rescue outreach. Go in and connect with a kitty, ask to walk your neighbor's dog, borrow a goat to mow your lawn. There are a million ways to help our furry monsters. If you are allergic, how about donating food or cold hard cash to a shelter or maybe getting a fish to swim around and relax you. I hear that they are excellent listeners.

So everybody-reach out to our animal world and make a fuzzy life better. You can make a difference and think of all the love you will get in return. It's a win-win situation! Now if you'll excuse me, I think Pete heard the pope sneeze-gotta go calm the troops!

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