Otie’s Christmas List

I absolutely love the Holiday season for many reasons, but mostly because of the presents. No, not because of the presents I receive, but because of the presents I get to GIVE.  I spend hours browsing online websites or stores in the mall looking for the perfect gifts for the special people in my life.  I can’t wait to do gift exchanges to see how my friends and family like what I’ve picked out for them.

So I got to thinking about what someone special in particular would want: Otis. If Otis and I could exchange gifts like everyone else, what would I get him that would make him squeal in excitement like I’m hoping my gifts for others will do? Here are my guesses:

1.   Unlimited bully sticks (that’s a no brainer for any dog, right?)

2.   A personal body guard to keep him safe from all the big bad things in the world. . . aka the gust of wind that just blew outside

3.  Access to my bed (he doesn’t get that right now)

4.   A drool catcher. I’m not sure this is designed yet, but if I could get one for Otis he would be set for life. We could water an entire garden for a year with the amount of saliva that dog produces.

5.  A personal tracker for his humans, equipped with a GPS for instant information on their whereabouts and when they are set to arrive home.

6.  A dog bed that supports his tendencies to sleep upside down.

7.   Every meal mixed with left over gravy or beef stew, courtesy of former-FosterGrandma.

8.  A personal itcher for all those hard to reach locations that humans neglect to constantly scratch for him.

9.  A lifetime supply of the biscuits that my coworker b j gives him every morning when we go to work together.

10.  Lots of peanut butter stuffed Kongs – but not for him, for all of his friends who are still in the shelter (he is a very generous pup and I know he would want that).

I wish I can give him all these things, but I’ll probably have to settle with just a lot of snuggles and head rubs, which I’m sure he will be just fine with anyway.

If you could give your pup anything for the Holidays, what would it be?!


He’s Baaaaaack!

Otis is back at the PLF household – BUT only for two weeks while his dad is out of the country! Yep, it’s only temporary. Did I scare you!? Sorry. It’s nothing but happy reminiscing and catching up here for the next week and a half until R comes back from Thailand (I know, right). My parents and I love it! It’s like we picked up right where we left off in August. He’s already fallen victim to dressing up in my festive costumes. . . :-)



So he’ll pop into our posts every once in a while for the next few weeks. We’re hope you’re as happy to see him back as we are!

Happy Easter from the Otie Bunny

It wouldn’t be a true holiday if I didn’t dress my foster up in something absurd. Honey B’Otie lasted about three days before he experienced the joy of a photo shoot with adorable props. I have to say, he sure does work the camera… or maybe it is just the purple bunny ears & snazzy bow tie (thank you Sirius Republic!).

Otis is ready to hop into someone’s life for good! Having him for a few days, it’s become clear to me again that this is a very special dog – and not just because of his looks! I can’t wait to share all of his great qualities with you all. Someone is going to end up very lucky with this big guy.

Happy Easter!

If you are interested in adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, email peacelovefoster@gmail.com

Kibble for Comments…. DELIVERY!

Hi everyone, it’s me, Bax! So fostermama tells me the howl-iday vacation is over and you’re all back to work. Not so fun, right? I can only imagine. Sometimes instead of sleeping all day I have to go with mom in the car to run errands or do zoomies around the yard or chew on bully sticks in between meals, and I’m like, “goodness what is with all of this work?!” Oh… what do you mean you don’t think that’s work? Uh, hmm…. okay well then I guess you all have it a little worse than me!

Since I bet the first day back after vacation is about the equivalent of staring at an empty bowl of kibble, I figured I’d share with you guys something that will make you smile: how I picked out and then delivered the kibble from our drive!!! Thank you all soooo much for helping us raise the kibble. I’m especially happy because it meant I got to go on a trip to Petsmart help my buddies at the Montgomery County Humane Society.

I made sure we picked out the perfect kind of kibble. I sniffed all over the store to certify with my super duper sniffer that what we picked out was the yummiest stuff in the store. I didn’t miss a single spot to look, in case those Petsmartians hid the good stuff where only super duper sniffers could find it.

I finally decided which kind I wanted to get for all my friends.

I told the Petsmartian which specific bags I wanted, then supervised the loading.

After inspecting our booty from all angles….

… I decided we were good to go, did a happy dance, and said, “Let’s go deliver this kibble!!!”

So we did. 210 pounds of it, to be exact.

I “helped” a lot with this part, too.

Then the kibble was whisked away to the place where they keep the food that fills the bowls of all the doggies awaiting forever homes. Yippee! How cool is that! I really want to thank each and every one of you who helped make this happen and allowed me to play Santa for all the adoptable dogs at MCHS.

(I know it’s not even December anymore…. but I’m still cute in my Santa hat, right!?)

So I hope you are feeling all the same warm & fuzzies that I felt when I got the opportunity to do this. Together you & I might not be able to change the whole world, but for a few dogs at MCHS we just changed their world : -)

Paws up to having a great 2012! Thanks you all!

For more information on adopting Comeback Kid Baxter, click here or email peacelovefoster@gmail.com.