Sunday, February 25, 2007

A Home of Their Own

Did you know there are so many older dogs that want a family and a home of their own? I know because I was one and I’m so lucky my mom and dad found me. Won’t you invite one of my old friends to go home with you? Why you ask? Here’s why!


First, senior dogs have already learned important stuff—we can sit, and come and we’re housebroken. And did you know it’s easy to teach an old dog new tricks?


Second, did you know that shelters often schedule an older dog for immediate euthanizing simply on the basis of age? It almost happened to me. Isn’t there a word for that called discrimination? A little gray hair here and there doesn’t mean we can’t play ball and love you more than you can imagine! So please help save some of my buddies’ lives--


And lastly, it’s not just me that thinks there are good reasons to adopt older guys. If you go here, you’ll find 10 top reasons to adopt us. And it was a human who wrote that so you don’t have to just take it from me! Humans also wrote success stories about adoption and some of them are working to help out my friends.


My old buddies are patiently waiting-- They hope you’re persuaded-- I hope you don’t wait too long-- They don’t have much time and they are desperate for a home of their own. Won’t you invite them to yours?


Special Thanks!
I wasn't sure of the best way to write a persuasive essay so I found some at Blogical Minds to use as a model. M. V. and Mia's were models for creating a good title. I like how Eddie linked to other websites so I did too. Mary and Tina's helped me with the structure. Anni modeled how to use transition words. And I really liked Lindsey's question at the end. So thanks to each of you. Without you I would have been up a creek without a paddle! Do you think I did ok?

Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/montanaraven/9416229/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/koltregaskes/206690744/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/montanaraven/211014160/

Friday, February 16, 2007

What to say? How to persuade them?


My mom and dad finally came back to get me! Was I happy or what! But look what I came home to!!! I couldn't even get out the door at first until mom shoveled this path. Now you know I am a big dog and I like snow, but this is a little much. On the deck, I'm nose to snow without putting my head down. And down the path, the snow is up to my chest!

So how can I persuade them that I need a place to run just a bit? I need a place big enough to turn around at least. What should I tell mom? I want to convince her to get outside and clear me a nice play area. What words or idioms do you think would help me plead my case?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Help! I want to go home!

My aunt Carol calls this "camp". What does she know--

My Mom and Dad left me here with a bunch of other barking dogs while they went to Columbus to the eTech Conference. Mom said she was going to give a presentation. I could have gone with her and helped. Instead here I am . I couldn't believe it when Mom said "We love. We'll be back." and she left!!!

I really love being home for a many reasons: I love my mom and dad. My bed is soft and big enough for me. I get special treats when I sit and look sad. I get to go for walks at the park. My mom and dad take time to teach me new things and to spend time with me. Being home is the cat's meow and I'm not usually fond of cats.

What are some of your favorite reasons for being at home?

At least it helps a bit knowing that my voice is heard! Mom, isn't it time yet??




photo from # Versuri #

Sunday, February 4, 2007

About Me--

Hi Blogicians,

I'm glad to hear that you liked my picture; I didn't know that my mom had posted my picture until she told me that you had seen it.

My mom said you wanted to know a bit about me, so here goes. I have lived with my mom and dad for about 3 and 1/2 years. I am so glad that they found me. I had been neglected and abused. A nice lady came and got me from the dog warden the day they were going to euthanize me. She took me to her house because she ran a "rescue" for German Shepherds and posted a picture of me on the Internet. That's how my mom found me through Petfinder.com. It's wonderful website that helps with adoptions of dogs all over the U.S. Mom ended up at Dogs Hope and saw my picture and the rest is history!

So Dr. Culek (my veterinarian) thinks I'm 8 years old now. That's getting old for a big dog; do you know how old that is in people years? I weigh 95 pounds now with the good food I get at home (I weighed only 69 pounds when I came to live here). My favorite treats are my homemade dog biscuits, peanut butter, carrots, and pumpernickel bagels.

I love walking in the park with my mom and dad! Usually mom and I go twice every day. When my dad comes we have so much fun; I watch out for him. I like walking in the snow if it isn't too cold. I won't wear my boots and sometimes the snow and ice are too cold. But boy it tastes really good!

I just had a good meal and a big dog biscuit so it's time for a nap-- One quick question, do you have anybody like me at your house?

Til next time,