|Bastrop State Park, about 30 miles
outside of Austin, on 09-05-2011.
Outside the air is thick with smoke and it smells like someone is barbequing about five feet away. The TCEQ is recommending that everyone stay indoors, windows and doors shut, and limit their exposure to the smoke. For an active city that loves to be outdoors, especially running Town Lake, this is a big deal. Still, we all know it could be worse. In Bastrop [see picture above] 35,000 acres have burned and 1,386 homes were destroyed. It hurts to see Austin, my city that I love so much, so wrecked. Still, I feel good about the people I am surrounded by: we have contacted various shelters to see if fosters are needed for animals evacuated from Bastrop shelters, and SO many people have volunteered none were needed at the time of my call. Amazing!
The only thing left to do is to help our friends & family with the rebuilding process. This weekend’s Hount Hunt benefits the Austin Humane Society, which has taken in a lot of displaced animals from Bastrop shelters. Our small dog playday at Southpaws Playschool on 9/24 will now benefit Austin Pets Alive!, who have gone out of their way to help shelter and care for the dogs transferred to them.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted me to make sure we are ok and out of harms way. I’ll post more updates as I get them.
More Info About The Hount Hunt
September Small Dog Playday & Dog Toy Drive
|Pic 1: The cookie dough is in
|Pic 2: After two hours in the
|Pic 3: Three hours and 45
mins later & they are done!
The Hound Hunt
Caption That Contest Winner!
|“Bobbing for bones – a great way
to beat the heat!”
Our summertime Caption That! contest is officially over and a winner has been chosen! The winning caption was written by Rob Easley [who runs an Australian Cattle Dog rescue website] and I will be shipping off his prize – a box of Hartz puppy goodies– this afternoon. The winning caption is below the photo located to the left. So cute!
|The top box is full of the toys
for Emancipet and the
bottom box is the prize for
our “Caption That!” contest.
Also this afternoon I will be shipping off the remaining toys raised for Emancipet at Teeny’s “Seven Year Itch” party in June. There were 40 additional toys that still needed to be sent. I really hope the pooches at Emancipet enjoy their new goodies!
Caption That Contest Time!
|Photo of goodies you could
win in our Caption That
- * A package of Hartz Home Protection puppy training pads,
- * a PediPaws pet nail trimmer,
- * a bag of Hartz Crunch n Clean bacon flavored Mini Bites,
- * a Hartz Dura Play Football dog toy,
- * a box of Hartz Crunch n Clean dog biscuits, and
- * a Hartz Groomer’s Best Slicker dog brush.
- As usual, to win all you have to do is write a clever caption for the funny animal photo below. Leave your caption in the comments below this post, but make sure you also leave an email address so I will be able to get in touch with you if you win!