Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
She was depressed, alone, unloved and in pain. She was scheduled to be put to sleep.
And sure enough, the tweets and retweets finally found the heart of an equally caring soul, who fell instantly in love with number A016657 and, despite all the unknowns, stepped forward immediately with an offer to adopt.
Number A016657 was no longer just a number. She became 'Angel' a much loved rescue dog and Operation "Rescue Angel" (KS Sharpei) was soon under way.
I pulled Angel from the shelter at the eleventh hour and took her straight to a very rescue orientated and kind vet's for assessment, treatment and care.
at the vets
Getting a bath and conditioning treatment
application of antibiotic soothing cream
gentle girl, unphased by cat
Angel's new life has started. She will get all the veterinary care that she needs and as soon as she is well enough she will travel nearly 2000 miles across the States, to her new forever home, which she will share with three other lovely dogs.
I am in awe of everyone who put so much effort into saving her life. Thank you too, for reading her story. If you would like to contribute to Angel's treatment, care and travel costs you can do so by sending your donations to paypal account firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
An animal’s perspective on animal rescue -
by Janine Allen
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 overworked 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.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
now that Oliver is safe and sound in his new home, I thought i better post something that had to do with knitting for a change. i mean the blogs is called pugsnknits after all. So my beautiful and wonderful 3 year old nephew tried on some adult fingerless mitts i had and exclaimed "I want some!" Well i can't deny him that so i just made up a simple little pattern for little hands. you can find them on ravelry here.
Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran colorway 119 black (leftover from grandpa's sweater)
needles: size 4 (magic loop or you can double points as well)
gauge: i have no idea as i already gave them to him but will ask for them back later :)
CO 20 sts, join for working in the round. (K2,P2) an inch.
next round: knit all rows (stockinette stitch) for as long as you want it before the thumb. (mine was 3 inches from CO edge)
1st round: K1,M1,pm,knit to 1 st before end of round,pm,M1,K1.
2nd round: knit
repeat these last 2 rounds a total of 4X (or until you have a total of 28 sts.
then repeat round 1 one more time. (30sts)
next round: knit all sts until you get to the 2nd marker, remove marker, BO 4 sts
next round: BO 4 sts, remove marker, K2,P2 to end of round.
next round: continue in K2,P2 rib (joining back in the round) for one more inch.
bind off loosely. weave in ends. all done!
you can increase the number of sts or needle size to adjust to age. cooper is 3 and has fairly small hands. i would increase by and even number of sts.