Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blogging for Dog Food

Okay - here's an easy one and it won't cost a dime - just some time!  Didn't know we were poets, didja?  All right, so we're not very good poets ;)  Anyway, here's the scoop:

We all know animal shelters function on lots and lots of donations - of time, money, food, blankets - the list goes on and on.  Well, today all of us - with the help of Pedigree - can donate a bag of food to a shelter by doing what we're already doing right now - blogging!  That's right!  Write a blog post today through Sunday, September 19 about animal shelters and adoption and Pedigree will donate a 20 pound bag of dog food to a shelter.  Hey, that would feed all of us Road Dogs for a couple days, at least.  The food drive is not limited to pet blogs, either.  Apparently, there are other kinds of blogs out there, if you can imagine that!  Here's some bullet points to mention in your blog:

•Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.

•This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.

•Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

•Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19, the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop, to help raise awareness for the “Write a post, help a dog” effort.

Please share this post with everybody, write one of your own, and go to Life With Dogs on Thursday to leave a link to your post so Pedigree can find it and count it!  Now, how easy was that?!

We're sharing the following from Pet Helpers' website, one of our local shelters here in SC.  We're not sure who wrote it, but we thought it was sweet and approprite to our post today.  We're sure they would like it that we shared it with you.


Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today.

Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.

Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved.

At least I could save one. I rescued a human today!

The Road Dogs


Diane and Cosmo said...

Yay!! Thanks for helping more doggies!

Diane and Cosmo
To Dog With Love

Frankie Furter said...

I'm Lovin' this idea. Many will be helped.

Brian said...

I love that! I didn't know you were from SC, me too! I am so glad some tummies are going to get happy with this food project!

Oskar said...

We already have a post up on our new blog and mine is scheduled for tomorrow.

My mom person is even going to do it on her blog!

Nubbin wiggles,

Anonymous said...

Oh, I luved that poem! I rescued my humans, too, you know! And thank you for doing this. We're gonna do ours on Saturday. We shelter doggies have to stick together!

Wiggles & Wags,

Mr. Pip said...

So exciting to see all these posts today! Your photograph and story are perfect!!

Your pal, Pip

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Dogs Rule!

Reskhues Rokhk!!




~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have to be honest and admit that I don't like Pedigree dog food, but admire and appreciate all that they do for shelters across the country--It's so nice to see a company giving to a cause that is near and dear to all of us!! I also have to admit that "I" have felt rescued from my dogs more times than I can count!

Sarge said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story. We sure do good to rescue humans from a lonely and dull life. It's good to remind them of that. Love the pix with the sign. Take care.
Grr and Woof,

KaiTLyN said...

Hi there! I am now your newest blog follower :) Just found you today, and I LOVE today's post! That little story from the dog's perspective is so sweet - brought tears to my eyes! I hope you come check out my blog {I have two puppies)! Thanks :)

Roscoe said...

You are wooftastic!!!! I is glad to see others helping our shelter cousins!

giant wet kisses!

PS Mommy said that poem made her cry! I fink its right....we rescue our people!

3 doxies said...

Okays, I was laughing at your comment you left and was gonna by to tells ya'll but I noticed I missed dis post...mum was away yesterday cuz brudder be having surgery todays...he had bloodworks done yesterday. However, it ain't a biggie cuz it ain't me.
Dis is a fabulous post bout getting da word out.
We haves read dat poem befores but it always makes mum cry...and we ain't even rescues!!!!!! But dat being said, they holds a special place in our hearts cuz so many of our furiends are and we just loves there peoples fur it.
Dat pikture made da woman cry too...she a sap!


Those Elgin Pugs said...

What a nice way to get the message outs!!

That poem is beautiful!!

IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man

Life With Dogs said...

Thank you so much for being a part of this! Dogs rule, but dog lovers run a close second! :)