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.

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…. : -))

For the Love of Muploads: Baxter Edition

I had so much fun sharing my Mobile Uploads of Zabora, I want to share some of the ones I’ve collected of Baxter over the last two weeks. Since both him and my iPhone come almost everywhere with me, I’m able to capture some pretty great moments that show off his goofy personality. Enjoy!

On the mall in front of McKeldin! Go Terps!

At the UMD tailgate helping Mark pick up chicks.

Bax loves Fall hikes!

Pretty pic Instagrammed.

"Mom. Are you suuuuure I have to wear this bandanna?"

The nice fluffy winter coat fostergrandma got him.

I am so happppyyyy!

The perfect tuck dive.

Job title: tail wagger extraordinaire.


Look at me breakdance in my cool blue sweater.

This is how we feel about Mondays.

He ALWAYS finds the sunspots.

Monkey on the jungle gym! On one of our evening walks.

I took all the sheets off my bed to re-make it, and Bax quickly took advantage of the opportunity.

No bed is too small for Baxter to enjoy!

This is my life now. Dinner with myself and a dog at my feet. I'm not complaining.


Could it be....? A SANTA HAT!? Why yes. Baxter sized. Tis the season, more to come.

Baxter and Charlie hangin out at work.

Getting ready for his debut in the Thanksgiving Parade!

The life of Baxter. Making me jealous with every hour napped.

I love him and his big nose!

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