Saturday, May 21, 2011

PSA, Product Plug, and a Visitor

We have lots to tell you about this week!

It all sort of weaves together, so I will just jump right in. Last weekend, I took in a stray dog, a minpin I called Max. I found him on Friday, so he had to spend the weekend with me since my vet was closed until Monday. He was covered in ticks and who knows what else, so he had to stay outside, but I gave him a bath, pulled off all the ticks I could find, and made him super comfy with my outdoor cushions and lots of towels. He was adorable and made himself a little nest.

Because he was roughed up a bit and my posters, craigslist ads, etc. hadn't gotten any responses from his owners, I sort of didn't want him to go back to them anyway. It didn't seem like they were taking good care of him, and didn't want to find him. So on Monday, I had mixed feelings about finding a microchip. He had a chip, but luckily the number on file was disconnected. So, I felt like I did the right thing trying to find his owner, but was also glad he didn't have to go back there! The vet called the person they know who does minpin rescue, and she came and picked him up right away. They all said how friendly he was and how easily he would be adopted. Happy ending!

So, TICKS! This is my Public Service Announcement: Finding so many ticks on little Max reminded me it is bug season. Everyone, please be careful about treating your pets for pests. Also, when I took Dobby to the park today, a tick got on my TOMS Shoes so remember to be careful even when you are in a well-kept area and stay on the paths. They can still get you!

And that is my product plug. Free advertising for TOMS! They are a fantastic business model and the shoes are beyond comfortable. Basically, for every pair you buy, they give a pair to a child in need. They're my go-to shoes. You can wear them straight out of the box (no break-in period at all), and I never get tired of wearing them.

And lastly, since this IS a blog for Dobby, here he is modeling his new froggie harness:


Lorenza said...

I am sure that little boy will find a family who will take good care of him!
Those shoes sure are great!
Have a nice weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Pedro said...

So nice that you helped the mini pin out! I like Dobby's new harness. Contests on your MA!!!


Suz(e) said...

NOOOO ticks still exist? bad news bears. But Im glad you took that cutie in :)

Did I tell you about the stray puppy we were taking care of here? There was this adorable little puppy found on campus and a few of us were taking turns playing with him/taking care of him. Two days ago someone took him to a shelter. Hopefully he'll find a good home - he deserves a loving family - he was so good with people so friendly!

Shane Kent Louis said...

whoi..what a awesome post! ahaha..:)

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