A Taste of Holiday Spirit — Bully Sticks

Like many of you read on Love & a Six-Foot leash yesterday, the very famous Handsome Dan held a bully stick drive to benefit the dogs at their local shelters. When Handsome Dan’s Rescue received many, many more bully sticks than they could have ever imagined, they generously shared the wealth. Three days later, a shipment of bully sticks showed up at the Montgomery County Humane Society.

Now has anyone out there hand delivered such a scrumptious treat to a bunch of shelter dogs awaiting forever homes? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. It is so rewarding.

The activity level of the shelter immediately settles down as each dog gently grabs their bully stick and trots to their beds to savor the delicious snack. Soon you have a silent kennel with nothing but little sounds of chewing and happy dogs.

So thank you very much to Handsome Dan’s Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs for the bully sticks. Our shelter dogs sure loved them, and nothing makes us happier than seeing our animals so happy.

And thank you to everyone else who is thinking of homeless animals during this holiday season. Today is MCHS’s “Holiday for the Shelter Animals” celebration. Our volunteers will be spending extra time with the animals, and handing out the multitude of toys, blankets, and treats we received through holiday donation drives. Baxter and I will also be delivering the 200 lbs of kibble! Thanks to the generosity of the public we will be able to bring a little bit of holiday cheer to the animals, like we already started with the bully sticks. Santa CK Bax sure is looking forward to it!

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

Baxter’s Holiday Wish – Introducing Kibble for FB Comments!

Hello everyone! It’s me, CK Bax! I know I haven’t been around very much because I’ve been acquainting myself with all the best sleep spots in the house, but I’m here because I have something special to share.

With it being the holidays and all, fostermom has been taking me with her to do some pretty neat stuff. Saturday night we stood outside in the freezing cold (but I wasn’t cold, I had two coats on!) to sell baked goods to people and raise money for something she called Relay For Life! Fostermom says the fight against cancer is her other favorite cause besides rescuing little munchkins like me, and that we were doing something good. Then I went and visited someone who was feeling a little blue. I gave them kisses and helped brighten their day! Fostermom says that was something good too.

Another thing I did this weekend was visit with Santa (read on to check out how adorable I was in my pic). Because of all this good stuff I’ve been up to with fostermom, I told Santa that what I wanted for Christmas was to help my doggy friends at the Montgomery County Humane Society who are not lucky enough to be in foster homes like me.  Santa and I had a nice chat about it. He said he knew a really nice lady once that donated a whole bunch of kibble to my buddies at the shelter with the help of her interweb friends. Santa mentioned that maybe I’d like to continue the tradition since that nice lady is doing different wonderful things this holiday season. I said that it involves food helping others so yes of course I would love to do it!

I pitched my idea to fostermom and she said I was a smart little pup (I didn’t tell her it was Santa’s idea). This year, we’re doing it through Facebook. Fostermama says for every person who “Likes” Peace, Love, & Fostering’s Facebook page* and then leaves a comment (say hi! say whatever you’d like!) between now and midnight on Dec 21, she will donate 1 lb of kibble to my doggy friends at the Montgomery County Humane Society!!

The reason we are wrapping it up in ten days by December 22 is because the volunteers at MCHS have deemed that day “Holiday for the Shelter Animals”. They will be there all day handing out donations from our holiday drives and making the animals feel extra special. I told fostermom, “Mom, what a perfect day to deliver this kibble to all my friends at the shelter!”

So stop by Facebook and say hi if you would like to help my friends at MCHS! Share with your friends if you’d like. I appreciate you all going out of your way to help me help my doggy buddies! And fostermom says thank you to Love & a Six-foot Leash for passing the torch to us to continue your great idea : -)

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

*Up to 200 lbs of kibble. Multiple comments from the same contributor will only be counted once. If you already “Like” the page, just leave a comment and you will still be counted!

Tis the Season!!!

Ever since I was a kid, I have refused to fully embrace the Christmas season until December 1st. I was convinced that if I went into full blown Elf mode too soon, I would burn out and get sick of Christmas before it even came. The week from Thanksgiving to November 30th is spent avoiding Christmas music, keeping the decorations tucked away, and waiting anxiously to be “allowed” to pull out the Christmas earrings.

So, in celebration of December 1st, here is Bax in all of his festive glory!

He secretly had his tinsel ready weeks ago, and was bummed I didn’t let him whip it out sooner.

He was very happy, though, when it was time to take our family Christmas picture while the siblings were home on break for the holiday. It meant he got to wear his Santa hat!

My family gets pretty creative about our Christmas cards. Last year we all piled into my dad’s Kawasaki w650 and side car:

This year, my dad got clever again.

Yes, that is our Miata dressed as Santa Clause.

As you can see by one of our outtakes, our outfits weren’t exactly conducive to being able to see Baxter, and ultimately we decided on a picture without him in it. So Baxter and I took our own picture, and it is hands down my favorite of them all.

We hope everyone has a great beginning to the Holiday season : -)

Speaking of, for those of you in the Montgomery County, MD area – MCHS is hosting Pet Pictures with Santa this weekend and next! Even though I have to work it, I am really hoping to pull off a way to get Baxter there and have his picture taken with Santa. How cute would that be? Santa is played by our very own volunteer coordinator, Dave. He has been growing the beard out for months, no joke! I can’t wait! Here is the website with times and locations.

(Be prepared: this is not the last of my Christmas posts. I love this season too much to devote just one entry to it! And may have just a little something up my sleeve…. : -))