Saturday, October 31, 2009
Anyone up for helping get one coordinated?
Friday, October 30, 2009
And the nominees are:
Historical Hound - for period drama excellence
Rom-Com Rover - for romantic-comedy companionship
Marley & Me
My Best Friend's Girlfriend
I Love You, Man
Comedy Canine- for outstanding comedic contribution
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Hotel for Dogs
Blockbuster Bowser - for event-movie performance of the year
Mutt Moment - for a single, stand-out canine moment
Wendy and Lucy
Let the Right One In
Dogs Trust has its own category as well, the ‘Dogs Trust Star of Tomorrow’ where people can nominate their pups to attend the awards ceremony and have their dog featured as the cover dog for their magazine, Wag!
For more information about the Fido Awards visit their website.
For more information about Dogs Trust visit their website.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This rant has nothing to do with her and her good-heartedness at helping out the HSUS. This rant is about the sheer number of impressions of suffering animals the HSUS seems to want us to wade knee-deep through in an effort to part us from our money. And I say this as someone who actually likes the organization.
Enough already with the sad, starved, wounded creatures in need of my (financial) support. I have friends who won’t even open the envelopes from several animal agencies anymore. Not because they don’t believe in the mission, but because they can’t stand to see the abused creatures or read the heart wrenching stories. Rather than guilt my friends into donating, you’ve shamed them into tossing your appeals into the garbage, unseen and unanswered.
Can’t you try something a little different? How about rows of happy, healthy puppies and kittens along with a message of how for only $10, ten kittens were vaccinated against deadly diseases. Or a photo montage showing people who adopted pets from the shelter, along with the message that donations allowed these pets to be vaccinated, altered and housed until the met the loves of the life? Something that makes me want to join in the good vibes going around from helping pets find forever homes, rather than reach for a tissue box and the remote control?