It is so hard to clean up after you have a good time. Whether it is holiday wrapping paper, the dishes, toys, or your blog. But clean up is what I need to do. I love my blog and interacting with all you animals and your humans. But for my sanity, after 2,208 posts and more than 20,600 comments, in 1,815 consecutive days, DogDaz is going to take a break until February 2015.
I am not sure that I can do it (you see I am addicted to blogging and commenting and reading) but I need to clean up and catch up. 31 days without blogging is kind of freaking me out. But it will be a good test of my will power and my conviction to a more manageable 2015.
My Reader and Follows have become so large that I have lost the ability to read and comment on all the sites I want to. And now that I work in another state my work days and commute are crazy long and, as you can guess, my blog time is sorely limited. I must find a more manageable and balanced way to DogDaz.
I believe that a blog is a two-way conversation, and that comments are meaningful; commenting and replying are important to me. I don’t want to unfollow any of my blog friends, but I know that I just can’t give everyone the attention they deserve. This is a dilemma.
DogDaz will return in February. Please come back (our greatest fear is losing you).
Happy NEW YEAR to all!
The zoo and I are going to get a fresh start. Here’s to a cleaner, more manageable 2015!
Louise (aka Lulu Belle), Sofie Bear, Noel (the Christmas cat), Nine (the Mancat), Stella, Mini Cooper, and Mom
Not sure why people fear black animals, but we know they do. I never would have gone out to adopt a black dog if a local rescue group didn’t introduce us to this fearful little 4 month old black dog covered with demodex mange, scars, and a collar embedded in her little nexk. I can not image life without Louise now.
“Thanks, Mom, I can’t imagine life without you either. Adopt a human today!” – Louise (aka Lulu Belle)
You can help the pets effected by Storm Sandy. When shelters are without power the job is so much harder.
RumpyDog posted a great one on Helping Animals Affected by Sandy. Thank you Rumpy for being so thoughtful. Please help as you can. This is going to be a hard winter for an already stressed animal population at the shelters.
Shelters and adoption groups damaged by Hurricane Sandy or assisting their communities in recovering won’t be taking time off this weekend. There is a lot of clean-up to be done, often in areas that still don’t have power.
Mochi is bundled up to stay warm while Animal Haven is without power!
Please take some time to review our posts on Petfinder animal welfare organizations who need help, and reach out to them this weekend if you can. Here are our past posts from Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with additional shelters checking in below.
Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)’s Manhattan and Brooklyn Care Centers are now open for adoptions, return-to-owners, and in-takes on a limited basis. They ask that anyone intending on surrendering a pet to call Pets for Life at (917) 468-2938 . Updates are available via their Facebook page
Animal Haven is on day five without power. They have posted a great video of their experience caring for their animals here on YouTube. You can follow their progress and find a link to donate via their Facebook page. They are also accepting donations outside the front gate at 251 Centre Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They need linens, towels, flashlights, lanterns, batteries for flashlights, paper towels, bleach and rubber gloves.
Cape May Co. Animal Shelter (CMCAS) Staff remained at the shelter throughout the storm. Luckily they were not flooded and did not lose power, however they need to find homes for cats, so consider adopting a hurricane kitty of your very own! They are also on Facebook
The Humane Society of Atlantic County was not as lucky and experienced serious flooding. They report that “much of the cleaning is done and we are rebuilding some of the counters that were destroyed. We have power, heat, water for washing (not drinking though) and lots of friends. At this point [we] estimate the HSAC had about $100,000 loss in supplies, equipment, and business. We hope to re-open Monday. Financial support and Lowe’s/Home Depot cards are still needed.” You can find this update and more on their Facebook page. Monetary donations can be accepted via their web pageWe hope Blair finds a home now that Sandy has passed.
The Humane Society of Ocean City suffered minor damage from Hurricane Sandy. The structure is sound and they plan to open today, November 2nd at 11 a.m. All of the animals are safe. They are asking for donations of laundry soap, bleach, canned cat foot, 33 gallon trash bags, and towels, as these were the most used items during the storm. They would appreciate monetary donations as well. Updates are available via Facebook.