Still a week left to vote & help animals :)

By: LakeWorthFinn , 3:17 PM GMT on June 09, 2011

Share this Blog
1
+

HI!Way Too Happy

Sorry this is not a weather blog, but the good or bad weather is also inside, not only outside...

Many of you know Jamie and I adopted our dogs Max & Sophie from ABANDONED PET RESCUE in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

APR and the animals they rescue need help to win $15.000 and the price is based on votes. All you need to do is VOTE FOR THEM and forward this info to all the friends you have.
Please, please take just a few minutes to click this LINK sent by the wonderful volunteer Barb at APR. They are #64 out of 100 competing right now, but they need about 3000 votes and I would love to see them get the prize, because they rescued our dog Max the day he was going to be put down on the 'death row'. APR and the animals in the shelter need the money badly and they really, REALLY deserve it!
Thank you soooo much to all!

Here is the story of our HAPPY TAILS :)

LOVE, LISSU
~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~

Double Kiss

Visitor Map
Create your own visitor map!

AmazingCounters.com

Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power -
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.

Sanskrit proverb

And - as always:
MAY YOU BE WELL,
MAY YOU BE HAPPY,
MAY YOU BE FREE
FROM SUFFERING AND DANGER
(The “Metta” prayer)


Sophie & Max 7 months at home (LakeWorthFinn)
Sophie & Max 7 months at home

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 41 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

41. 1759
2:21 PM GMT on August 02, 2012
relly nice to see a run down of best blogs maybe one day I'll be on it.I do agree with your picks.
Member Since: July 26, 2012 Posts: 1 Comments: 23
40. LakeWorthFinn
4:31 PM GMT on July 04, 2011
Thanks Skye.
Yesterday was agreat day, lots of fun, we had the store open 12 hours and I ate more in one day that I do in a week. Fab food!
Tonight after closing, we'll go home, chill and watch 2 movies in a row - lol.
Sophie is so scared of fireworks that we usually stay at home or sometimes get a neighbor to doggie sit a couple of hours on the 4th. She was so badly abused before we adopted her, that we don't want her to ever have to be afraid again :)
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
39. Skyepony (Mod)
1:45 AM GMT on July 04, 2011
Quoting LakeWorthFinn:
{{G}}} & {{Skye}}}
Yes, it'll be fun and I'm gonna wear red white and blue to celebrate being a US citizen now, my first 4th of July as an American :)


Congrats!!! Hope it's a most special day.

Taking the kids to fireworks tomorrow. Even though the show in the neighborhood is usually pretty good.
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 161 Comments: 37300
38. LakeWorthFinn
7:53 PM GMT on July 03, 2011
Lovely, 84F, sunny day here, great food and fun. A hooka lounge openeded today, a new experience for me :)
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
37. LakeWorthFinn
1:37 PM GMT on July 03, 2011
Thanks {{{OGal}}} for beautiful field of flags! It's a long drive, but if you feel like it, come to see us today :)
A couple of storms swept by early this morning, but looks like weather during the Lake Worth Festival today will be fabulous!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
36. OGal
10:06 PM GMT on July 02, 2011


Finn, you and your hubby have a wonderful 4th of July. Have Fun!
Member Since: August 28, 2005 Posts: 72 Comments: 19222
35. LakeWorthFinn
6:23 PM GMT on July 02, 2011
{{G}}} & {{Skye}}}
Yes, it'll be fun and I'm gonna wear red white and blue to celebrate being a US citizen now, my first 4th of July as an American :)
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
34. Skyepony (Mod)
6:17 PM GMT on July 02, 2011
Your town's celebration sounds like so much fun!
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 161 Comments: 37300
33. Gatorxgrrrl
12:11 PM GMT on June 30, 2011
Hello pretty lady - thanks so much for the birthday greetings!! Have a happy summer! L
Member Since: May 10, 2007 Posts: 70 Comments: 15599
32. LakeWorthFinn
12:02 AM GMT on June 18, 2011
{Bills}, got your pamphlets in the mail, THANKS! They are all over our store and some people come from as far as Miami to shop there, so hopefully someone gets inspired!
I wish I could be there, but I send an automatic monthly donation to APR and ASPCA, so laying on the sofa during my only day off is covered lol - Unless hubby is not out of town and feels like driving to Ft. Lauderdale :) We'll see...
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
31. LakeWorthFinn
11:54 PM GMT on June 17, 2011
{Blass} all posts, comments and stories are welcome on my blog, loved your story, thanks a bunch! :)
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
30. ABlass
2:14 AM GMT on June 17, 2011
I don't know if this is allowed but I would like to share a link to a heartwarming story with you. Hope you enjoy it
Link
Member Since: December 29, 2009 Posts: 4 Comments: 22
29. LakeWorthFinn
6:51 PM GMT on June 16, 2011
{{{Skye}}} it's horrible, so pmany eople loosing their homes and having to leave their pets in shelters, or even worse, they just leave them behind. My heart aches :(( Humans have means to take care of themselves, animals have nobody - or if lucky, a bunch of us animal lovers who do care.

Good to meet you {{{Blass}}}, not too late! Lucky kitten to have you :)

Thanks to you both on behalf of APR!
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
28. ABlass
6:17 AM GMT on June 16, 2011
Vote submitted. Hope it's not to late :)
Kitten says Meow, too.
Member Since: December 29, 2009 Posts: 4 Comments: 22
27. Skyepony (Mod)
4:38 AM GMT on June 16, 2011
I voted.

It's pretty sad here. Alot of cats got dumped at our local shelters. I've never seen them give them away like this.

My rescue..
Member Since: August 10, 2005 Posts: 161 Comments: 37300
26. LakeWorthFinn
2:21 AM GMT on June 15, 2011
Bills, you've got mail - looking forward to the brochures :)
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
25. LakeWorthFinn
1:52 PM GMT on June 13, 2011
{{{bills}}}
I will let the word go around about the July event. Do you have any brochures we can distribute in our store? If you so, WU-mail me and I'll send you the snail mail address.
I don't know of APR took any of the tornado victims, I was abroad and have not asked them. You might know better :) All I know is, that they have a full house constantly.
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
24. billsfaninsofla
4:02 AM GMT on June 13, 2011
Hey Finn- Oh, I know way too far for you to go, but if others ask you, or you know folks down in Broward ask, please refer them to me! :)

Been tough with the economy but still raising some money for them. I think APR took several animals from the Joplin or OK tornado?
Member Since: September 5, 2005 Posts: 0 Comments: 5451
23. LakeWorthFinn
2:47 AM GMT on June 13, 2011
Thanks for a great post {{{Pat}}
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
22. Patrap
5:21 PM GMT on June 12, 2011
LA/SPCA educator uses homeless pets to build trust and compassion in youngsters
Published: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 12:00 PM




It's a busy day at the Louisiana SPCA, just under the Crescent City Connection in Algiers. But for education director Sadie Nius, it's about to get busier.

Nius oversees camps and other educational programs for children at the animal shelter, and from now until August, she'll have her hands full teaching young people how to be safe around animals, what pets need and how to train them.

As the one-person education department, Nius, 33, is behind the SPCA's burgeoning list of in-house camps, school "show and tails" and publicity campaigns targeted at teaching children about animal welfare. Her agenda, however, is larger than that.

"Kids are kind of inclined to connect with animals," said Nius. "We teach compassion, and we teach empathy. If you can empathize with an animal, you can empathize with people."

Summer camps at the shelter fill up early, and short programs are planned during school vacations.

"The more young people we can have through our doors, the better," Nius said. "The kids are my little humane educators in the community."

But the shelter also reaches out by bringing homeless animals to schools, sending volunteers and posting educational information for teachers on the LA/SPCA website, www.la-spca.org. Nius and volunteers take the SPCA's "Animal Guardian" program into classrooms, emphasizing bite prevention and teaching kids to recognize cruelty and neglect.

And there are always openings in upcoming Kids and K9 obedience classes, for youngsters 10 to 16 and their pets. The next six-class series starts July 11 at Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Highway.

Education is "incredibly important," LA/SPCA director Ana Zorrilla said. "I know the impact it has. When I came on, that was one of my goals: to bring education into the SPCA and to bring the SPCA into education. At the same time, there are a number of national studies that show the connection between cruelty to animals and cruelty to humans."

Volunteers 12 and older are welcome at the shelter, Zorrilla said. Twelve- and 13-year-olds need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Teens can play with cats, exercise dogs, photograph pets available for adoption or help with special events, she said.

"We have developed a pretty robust youth volunteer program. It's been incredible watching our program develop and working with Sadie," Zorrilla said.

Nius grew up in Carrollton, attended Lusher Elementary School and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School. "We always had dogs. We had like four at a time," she said.

The pets were her friends and confidants. "When I was mad at my mom, I'd go cry to the family dogs," she said.

Nius went to the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she received a bachelor's degree in special education. Her focus was children with emotional and behavioral problems, she said. The core values taught to them -- citizenship, kindness, respect and responsibility -- are the same values she tries to develop in children when teaching animal welfare.

She lives in the Irish Channel with her 2-year-old boxer-hound mix, Violet. "I have one dog, which around here is frowned upon," Nius joked, surrounded by staffers and volunteers who own four or five pets each. "But I'm a responsible dog owner, and I know I can only handle one."

Still, Nius feels frustrated because the shelter has so many healthy, adoptable dogs that don't find homes. "It's amazing how many great dogs we have," she said. "If I foster one for the weekend, it's attached to my hip by Monday."

She's also frustrated by the number of animals surrendered at the shelter by their owners -- 1,500 last year, or more than 100 a month. Two out of three never find a new home and must be euthanized.

The solution is education, Nius said, starting young. It's a big job, but it's one she loves.

"This has overcome me," she said. "One thing I can say is, I work 24/7."

•••••••

To volunteer at the LA/SPCA, call Dionne Simoneaux at 504.368.5191, ext. 155. For classes, programs, services and teacher resources, go to www.la-spca.org.
Member Since: July 3, 2005 Posts: 420 Comments: 127512
21. LakeWorthFinn
2:05 PM GMT on June 12, 2011
{{{Dixie Rose}}} We love kitty cats, parrots, horses, Japanese Jumping mice and any creatures who need to be rescued :)
{{{Bills}}}, you have wu-mail.
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
20. shoreacres
1:02 PM GMT on June 12, 2011
Dixie Rose says even a kitty is happy to help out - kitties need love, too! We've sent our vote!
Member Since: October 4, 2004 Posts: 205 Comments: 15288
19. billsfaninsofla
2:48 AM GMT on June 12, 2011
Hey Finn! I voted. My boss does a pretty good sized fundraiser here in Fort Lauderdale every July. APR is the biggest charity but he does spread it around based on if they participate. Nice party, music and raffle prizes. This year there will also be spaces available for $100 for vendors to promote their businesses, proceeds to the animals.

Send me a WU mail if you want more info! It might be something we can turn into something bigger and better.
Member Since: September 5, 2005 Posts: 0 Comments: 5451
18. LakeWorthFinn
6:47 AM GMT on June 11, 2011
{{{Damon}}}, Max & Sophie and I miss you too!
BTW, if you come visit our store, we're no longer in the old place. We moved to downtown Lake Worth (2 miles North of Lantana) so call before you come and I'll give you the address! Would be great to see you ♥♥♥
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
17. Damon85013
4:32 AM GMT on June 11, 2011
Hey!! I remember that bottom pic in the caption!! LOL :) Miss you, and will cast my vote before heading to sleep. ((()))
Member Since: July 19, 2005 Posts: 256 Comments: 6214
16. LakeWorthFinn
3:37 PM GMT on June 10, 2011
{{{GG and OGal}}} Grrl, pic of Roxie on this blog to join the gallery?
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
15. OGal
10:08 AM GMT on June 10, 2011


♥♥♥ Liisa done deal ♥♥♥
Member Since: August 28, 2005 Posts: 72 Comments: 19222
14. GardenGrrl
10:06 AM GMT on June 10, 2011
Roxie says "Woof!"
Member Since: March 25, 2007 Posts: 249 Comments: 9292
13. LakeWorthFinn
2:18 AM GMT on June 10, 2011
{{{mermaid}}} so good to hear from you! A pic of Joey - please? My blog will soon be a rescued pets gallery - LOL!
{{{Pottery}}} you're doing your thing in Trinidad, that's great. Maybe you know someone in US or Canada that could vote in your place?

Ahhh, such a sweet feeling to take all the comments with me to sleep tonight! But I may wake up to my own "woof" at some point - lol :)
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
12. pottery
12:58 AM GMT on June 10, 2011
The Vote thing will not accept that I dont have a US post code!
But never mind that.
I support ANY shelter ANYWHERE that treats Animals with Dignity, Love and Respect.
There is one here in Trinidad that I help, and it is Very Good.

Keep up the Good Stuff!
Member Since: October 24, 2005 Posts: 0 Comments: 23990
11. mermaidlaw
11:44 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
{{{FINN}}} done! From my new boy Joey... woof woof!:)
Member Since: July 23, 2006 Posts: 20 Comments: 8767
10. PrivateIdaho
11:04 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
Happy to help. :^)
Member Since: August 29, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 5236
9. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
10:58 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
ballot has been casted
Member Since: July 15, 2006 Posts: 169 Comments: 53296
8. LakeWorthFinn
10:53 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
OMG how wonderful to see so many rescued pets find homes and see happy hairy faces - Nola Roux, Harley, Blu's cutiepie and Saint (woof code)

I am really grateful for your support, and even more so is the ABANDONED PET RESCUE!

You have made my day :)
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
7. tkeith
9:05 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
This is my rescue boy Saint. Thanks to Code.

Member Since: November 1, 2004 Posts: 25 Comments: 8923
6. OSHNBLU
8:59 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
img src="My Buddy">

I was a rescue in 2007.
I voted!
Member Since: July 13, 2005 Posts: 117 Comments: 5210
5. seflagamma
8:50 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
Of course I did, My Harley says "Woof Woof" to your Sophie and Max..

Member Since: August 29, 2005 Posts: 297 Comments: 40881
4. LakeWorthFinn
8:39 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
You guys are the best!!!
Some of you may remember that thanks to your response to my wunderground blog plea for Goodsearch clicks, APR got into that chairity program and it was a wonderful thing we all did together for the good of so many abused and abandoned animals that APR rescues :)
Way Too Happy
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279
3. Patrap
3:30 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
Woof,,

One vote from Nola Roux.








Member Since: July 3, 2005 Posts: 420 Comments: 127512
2. tkeith
3:29 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
done Finn :)

I love those two happy smiles!
Member Since: November 1, 2004 Posts: 25 Comments: 8923
1. LakeWorthFinn
3:19 PM GMT on June 09, 2011
~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~
Member Since: October 6, 2005 Posts: 67 Comments: 7279

Viewing: 41 - 1

Page: 1 — Blog Index

Top of Page

About LakeWorthFinn

I'm an internationally published author, weather fan and nature lover. Found WU in 2005, have made wonderful friends here and learned a LOT! ♥ WU

Local Weather

Scattered Clouds
78 °F
Scattered Clouds