Write a Post, Help a Dog


As I type this, my dog Soot is dreaming on the couch.  Her little tail is wagging, her little paws are twitching, and her little nose is wiggling.  Sometimes little yips come from her corner of the couch.  Sometimes little growls.  Sometimes little whines.  It’s completely adorable.

My friend Lolli just went to BlogPaws the Conference for Pet Bloggers, Pet Brands, and Pet Health Care Professionals and brought us back a bunch of goodies for Soot.  In honor of the conference, Pedigree has decided to launch a Write a Post, Help a Dog Campaign.  The event last year in September included 391 bloggers who wrote about Help a Dog Campaign.  With each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals. In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters known across the country for their dedication to the care and re-homing of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa.

How you can help in 2011

Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blog post.  If you don’t have a blog feel free to tweet about the campaign or share on Facebook so your friends who do blog can participate. All bloggers are welcome even if you do not generally talk about pets on your blog. Its all about using Social Media for Social Good.

Here’s how it works:


The Pedigree Foundation depends on charitable contributions from individuals to carry out its mission to help dogs find loving homes. In addition to writing a blog post, here’s how you can help:
Even though this ends tonight, you still have several hours to get your post in!  Or please, consider donating to a good cause.  Hopefully, by doing this, there will be more happy doggie dreams in the future.

Early Morning Musings


I typically don’t have anything (or any time) to post in the mornings. But today Juice took Butterfly to school for me (yay!) and so I have a few extra moments. I thought I’d share them with you! And in list form! Because that’s how I’m thinking lately.

1. Soot the puppy has become quite the dangerous animal to small rodents! She now has killed 2 rats, 2 mice, and one baby rabbit. On rat and baby rabbit in the past week. The baby rabbit was last night. She spent hours digging on our deck and barking. Juice came home (late) and pulled up the deck boards to see what was under there. We thought it was another rat. Soot pounced, killed and backed away. Juice picked it up to throw it out and discovered it was a baby bunny. And then we were sad! Interesting how happy we were when we thought it was a rat but sad when it was a bunny. She went right to the other side of the deck and has been out there all evening and morning barking and digging. Also, slobbering all over the deck. This time, we’re not pulling the boards up though!

2. Interested in winning a cool prize? Amy over at The Finer Things of Life has a really awesome cutter/crafter thing on sale. I REALLY want to win this…not sure why though. Maybe because I can use it to make vinyl letters and I want to put something on my wall. Also, it would be nice for scrap booking! So go and enter. If you win, I need to borrow it for at least…a year. Thanks!

3.  Juice picked Butterfly up from school on Monday (while I was taking my parents to the airport) and she told him a story about school.  I guess they were lining up to go inside from recess.  She heard a boy tell another boy that she looked really pretty that day.  Wow was she happy about that!  And oh boy…

4.  The winner of the Mastermind Tower game is: varunner7 from

Congrats! Email me your information by Saturday at safirecat at gmail dot com so I can send you the game!