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!