Sunday, July 1, 2007

Good Dog

Molly is an amazingly smart dog. Since she's still in recovery and we can't walk or go outside, I've been doing more training. In just two sessions she's learned to hit the bells on the slider when she needs to go outside, speak on command and bite her Tuffy toy when I say, "Where's your fuzzy?" I plan on working up to retrieval of all of her toys by name. I guess the saying that Border Collies are the smartest dogs is true. However, you have to keep her busy! Since she can't get too physical, I try to wear her out mentally as much as possible. Now both of her meals are given either through rewards during training or in the Buddy cube. At least with the injury she sleeps more, but now our summer has and will be spent at home. Oh well, you do what you have to do for the fur babies as well as the humans.

Speaking of fur babies, I came across a doggie blog doing a great thing this week. She's having a fundraiser to help rescue organizations and shelters, and since ALL of our animals (fish excepted) have been strays or rescues, I wanted to help the effort. All you have to do is click once or twice, and she'll donate to animal charities. Here's some info from her site:

We wanna make pawprints all over the world and celebrate our success by giving back to the people who helped to rescue us and those who work hard every day to rescue other animals from the streets or from bad situations. So, will you enter the Dogs' Aye View 10K and help us out? It's simple... just run around your keyboard ...

For every visitor* to the blog over the next 10 days (from Tuesday, June 26 till Friday, July 6), dogmom is going to donate 10 cents to Friends For Life Animal Sanctuary, where she adopted us!
But wait, there's more! She's going to donate another 10 cents for everybody that posts a comment to our blog ... about anything ... to Southwest Metro Animal Rescue, located in Chaska where we live, since they have the same no-kill philosophy about domesticated animals.
But wait, there's more! If you tell us in your comment that you also clicked the purple button (upper left side of our blog, under our picture... or this link) The Animal Rescue Site on our blog to help feed shelter animals ... then she's going to donate another 10 cents to EACH of these fine organizations -- Friends For Life, SWMAR and The Animal Rescue Site.
And, if you post a blurb and a link on YOUR blog that tells everybody and links back to us -- then she's going to donate a whole dollar (!) to the animal rescue group of your choice if you email her their information at
Got it? Four different ways to spend our dogmom's money for a good cause. We know it's a lot to remember... but we also know all the smart dogs that read our blog. Tell your dog-friends and cat-friends and even your humans - ahem, and yourselves - how much we appreciate your reading and participating in our blog over the past year and in the future. Come on, dogs! Let's organize our pack and let the pawprints be seen worldwide!
Just give her a click!

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