I’m baaaaack (from Portland) and I have much to say about that next week… but for now, some random.
1. I recently won a cool photo contest from the Staples Promotional Products blog, Your Brand Partner! I won a pet prize pack for myself along with another prize pack for my favorite animal rescue. So, obviously, the animal rescue I chose was Unleashed Pet Rescue, where Miss Lucy Lou was fostered through. Here is Turk modeling some of the items I won.
2. A few weeks back I ran a leg of a transport for five shelter dogs that were coming from Oklahoma City and heading up to Lincoln, NE and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Yep, that’s five dogs in my Hyundai Santa Fe….it was just a tad cramped. The little beagle girl was lucky enough to sit up front with me, and I admit, I fell in lurve with her pretty quickly. Those big floppy ears?! I die just thinking about them…
We were able to catch up for a couple of minutes in a McDonalds parking lot when I was passing the dogs off to her, and I found out that she is very involved with the Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue! I just think it is so funny how a similar calling to help shelter animals has helped us to reconnect 10 years after high school ended! Oh, and those dogs I brought to her to foster? Instead of facing death at an overcrowded OKC shelter, Sara and her husband adopted one (Berkley), one is in a foster-to-adopt situation (Bentley), and the other one is available for adoption (Simba)! What a great reminder on how even the smallest contribution, like volunteering a few hours for a transport, can make a huge difference in the lives of a shelter animal.
3. Lastly, and most importantly (according to Polly), is that Polly Pocket has officially thrown her hat into the ring for the 2012 presidential election. I have tried explaining to her that she doesn’t meet many of the requirements to run for president: (1) She is not old enough (who thinks a 1-2 year old running the U.S. is a good idea?!) and (2) she isn’t a human being (she disagrees). But regardless, she is running on a platform of providing more noms to those who are in need (and, according to Polly, every dog is in need of more noms), mandatory 4-day cuddle weekends, and the banishment of cats from all positions of power (because we all know how cats abuse their power). Campaign slogans are as follows: “noms you can believe in,” “occupy noms,” “we are the noms percent,” “believe in noms,” and “the government didn’t build my noms, but it would be cool if they did.”
We still aren’t sure which party she aligns with. She is currently looking for a vice presidential running mate.
Another Random Friday is in the books, and now, off to help Polly pass out campaign fliers, because people don’t seem to want the ones covered in her drool. Oh the perils of having no hands!
Would you like to live with your very own presidential nominee? Polly Pocket is available for adoption!