You know I love dogs, and Lou is one of the best. He has his own Facebook page here.
Every moment of quality time he can spend with his family is precious.
If you can help in even a small way, even to pass the word along, please find it in your heart to do so. Lou is worth it.
I just became aware of Patrice O’Neal, through laidNYC’s blog entry yesterday.
NOT SAFE FOR WORK. NOT SAFE FOR SMALL CHILDREN OR SQUEAMISH ADULTS.
But, damn if this guy isn’t BRILLIANT.
“I love my girl, but I LOVE MY F*CK*N’ DOGS. And I’m gonna tell you why. ‘Cause my dogs, they NEED me… right?… but they DON’T act like they DON’T.”
If you want unconditional love, get a dog.
If you want to live with a narcissist, get a cat. – Mike Wilson
Has a horse, but no Santa.
Bark, the herald angels sing..
So I woke up with a start at about 2 in the morning. I looked over at the other side of my bed and thought, oh my god, my dog isn’t there.
(Didn’t even think “Sampson,” just “my dog.”)
Scrambled around in the bed sheets, on the floor around the bed, under the bed, everywhere. My dog wasn’t there.
Nervously stumbled around the bedroom, into the hallway, to the guest bedroom, to the bathroom. My dog wasn’t there either.
Frantically stumbled down the stairs, thinking, oh god, I don’t even remember seeing him last night. Didn’t feed him or anything. Scurried around the house, in the living room, in the kitchen, down the basement stairs. My dog wasn’t there either.
Freaking out now. Thought, maybe I left him outside. Switched on the yard light, took a few steps out into the yard, looked around.
Thought, maybe I should call his name. Couldn’t remember his name.
Then it dawned on me:
I DON’T HAVE A DOG.
Spread this around.
In April, 1-800-Flowers hosted a contest called “There’s a New Bunny in Town” photo contest. Participants entered a picture of their pet wearing a pair of bunny ears for a prize of one year of pet food, a year’s supply of assorted products for dogs and dog lovers, and a $150 Savings Pass from 1800Flowers.com.
Maria Mandel, who has a service dog named Stacey Mae, entered the contest. Then she promoted the contest on Facebook asking others to vote for Stacey’s photo, so that she could donate the winnings to Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, Mississippi. Thousands of votes later Maria won the contest. When 1-800-Flowers contacted her for an address to send the winnings to, she gave them Lucky Dog’s address.
Days, weeks, and months passed, but Lucky Dog Rescue still had no dog food. Many, many calls later, 1-800-Flowers acknowledged that Maria won the contest, but that the prize was “non-transferrable.” Plus, by Maria requesting that the food be shipped to Lucky Dog Rescue, it made the winnings null and void.
When 1-800-Flowers posted the contest they stated: “No clear Official Rules, Entry Frequency, Country Restriction, or Age Requirement.” The company was asked how official rules that were not clearly stated can be invoked. No response.
Maria won a contest that had no clear rules, and is being generous enough to donate her winnings, so 1-800-Flowers should honor their committment. Why should they care who the dog food goes to? Who cares whether Maria’s dog or more than one other dog eats the prize?
Some real PR supergeniuses working for this company.
Visit Lucky Dog Rescue’s awesome blog here. Consider a donation.