Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tornado Dogs

Hello everyone!  We are so blessed to say that we personally did not have any damage from the horrible tornadoes that ripped through Birmingham.  We had 4 humans, 4 dogs and one cat hunkered down in our basement to ride out the storm.  

Shelby Humane really kicked it into high gear after the storm.  They sent vans to Tuscaloosa to pick up dogs from the damaged shelters there.  They also sent THREE vans full of dogs up north last week (http://www.goingthedistancetosavelives.blogspot.com/) in order to make room for incoming storm dogs. 

Check out this great video from a news station in Maine about that transport!


Brittany and I are still trying to work through our schedules to find a date when we can make another trip together, hopefully it will be sooner than later!

Please continue to keep the storm victims in your prayers, 2 and 4 legged!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trip and Event

Hello everyone!  Two quick news tidbits.  Our friend Jenny (who is the NEW Executive Director for Shelby Humane!) is leaving on a Shelter Partners trip on Thursday.   You can follow her trip on her blog http://goingthedistancetosavelives.blogspot.com/

Also - the annual Bark n' Wine event for Shelby Humane is coming up in a few weeks.  See the invite below.

Bark n Wine Invite[1]

Brittany and I are both starting to get the 'bug' again and are looking at dates to plan our next trip!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Just Crusin'

Ok, I've been holding out on this one for a few weeks.  Life has been a little crazy for Brittany and I lately.  We had an unexpected trip back home to Tennessee, Brittany accepted a very exciting new job, I've been dealing with sickness and a car wreck (everyone is fine) and the husband and I are leaving for Mexico tomorrow!  So I just had to stop for one moment and share these photos with you guys.

A few weeks ago my husband and I were on our way home from church and all the sudden he just started dying laughing.  I could not figure out why and then I noticed a motorcycle to our left with a side car.  All the sudden I see an ear flapping in the wind.  I went NUTS.  Screaming 'SPEED UPPPPP!!!'

We got next to them and I was literally crawling on top of Daniel who was driving, so I could take photos.

I took the first photo (right as we blew past our exit so we could enjoy it a little longer) and then all the sudden the second dog popped up!  We seriosuly laughed about this for hours.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Sprinter

I just had to quickly share some photos I got today of the new sprinter with the wrap on it.

Isn't it so cute!  It demands attention!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rachel Ray!

What a great day!  Kristen really wanted to go to a Rachel Ray book signing tonight in Birmingham but was unable to make it to Books a Million to get her line assignment so being the great friend that Brittany is, Brittany went to get one for her.  While she was there Brittany just went ahead and got one for herself even though she was not planning on going to the signing because of prior plans. 

Well, everything happens for a reason and when Brittany talked to Michelle - a fellow board member at Shelby Humane today, Michelle had the great idea to go meet Rachel and see if she might be interested in buying one of the Shelby Humane ornaments.  But Michelle didn't know about the line assignments.....but Brittany had an extra!!

So - Michelle and Jenny (another board member) went to the signing and met Rachel!  She was super sweet, and bought an ornament.  Apparently she picks a local rescue group to donate part of her proceeds from each signing to.  She picked the Basset Hound rescue here in Bham which just happens to be where Kristen's new pup Chandler came from!  Rachel Ray has raised $1.4 MILLION dollars so far!  Wow!  Read about it here.

Also check out the great article about Shelby Humane and One Dog at a Time in the latest Over the Mountain Journal!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I just got this e-mail from Brittany (of Brittany and Andin) about one of the dogs that was on their trip back in September.  Brittany said that Max was very very timid and did not want to come out of his crate.  This just makes my heart swell!   Merry Christmas to all of you!

Hi everybody (written from the view of Max)--

I asked my companion, Peter A Thomas, to take my picture and and send it to you. He adopted me in September, I think. My name used to be Mario, but now its Max (which suits me much better). I am SO HAPPY to be with him. It has taken me awhile to learn to trust him and his friends since I had a rough puppyhood, but I am so aware of his love and caring that I am relaxing and want to please him.

We go for a walk every morning on the way to his dental office, usually in the marsh, then I spend the morning in my own room in his office on a Tempurpedic dog bed! At lunch, we usually go to the beach where I sometimes meet up with dog buddies of all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we chase each other around like mad—so much fun. Then, its back to the office for my afternoon nap.

He takes me everywhere he goes, but I know I won’t be going to Colorado for Christmas with him and his mother. One of his helpers will be taking care of me—she has a pug, but playing with a pug is beneath me.

Life is good!

Thanks for introducing me to Peter—he’s my kind of guy.

Merry Christmas, Max

Thursday, December 2, 2010


How cute is this photo????

Hello everyone!  We just wanted to share a link with you to the new Shelby Humane blog where you can buy an ornament and sponsor a dogs trip up north!


Merry Christmas!