With our own little Christmas Angel to deliver all the presents, Christmas Day at our household was a beautiful one. Sure, there was one of us who ended up with a bigger present pile than all others combined, but as you can see she made good use of them straight away. Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas filled with love and good times!
When I recently received an email from the lovely Jessie at Follow Studio I knew I had to share her story. In recent weeks Jessie had the pleasure of caring for a lovely little man called Hugo – a happy, confident and strikingly beautiful Jack Russell who loves his people. In the time that Jessie spent with Hugo she knew she had a special dog on her hands, and she has made it her mission to help find little Hugo a fur-ever home. I don’t know about you but it makes me so happy to see people like Jessie care so much about our furry friends. So, Pretty Fluffies, I would like to reach out to our little community here and ask if you could share Hugo’s story and see if we can find him a home.
Like most Jacks Hugo is curious and mischievous – he loves adventuring around the park and yard. He loves to be inside and out, but really loves to sleep inside with his people. He learns very quickly and responds well to training. He is good with other furry friends and is very social at the park, good on and off the leash (unless there are birds, which must be chased!). He doesn’t like to be left alone at all and will cry and bark, although when you are home he doesn’t need to be near you all the time. I think he will grow out of this habit with a little patience, care and training when he realises that you will be coming back! Hugo is now in care in Albury, country New South Wales and is looking for a family to love and be loved. He is really the most beautiful Jack Russell Terrier I have ever seen. We were so dearly hoping that he would be able to stay with us, and it broke our hearts that sadly he was not able to. Now I’d love nothing more than to help him find a home to call his own.
Do you know someone who is looking to bring a bit more love into their lives in the New Year? Please share Hugo’s story. If you or someone you know has fallen in love with Hugo’s beautiful face, you can find more information about adopting him through Albury Dog Rescue or if you would like to contact Jessie to hear more about Hugo you can do so here.
2 sleeps, 2 sleeps! Until Santa comes that is. I hope your Christmas is shaping up to be a splendid one! If you’re looking for a way to help others at this time of year consider dropping off some goodies to your local dog shelter. They’ll go to help out adorable characters like the lovely Randle who is looking for a home…
Randle is a 10 year old Maltese X Poodle. When Randle came to Doggie Rescue just over a year ago, he would not go to any human. We think was caught by the rangers on a pole which is a very frightening experience. Since then he has learnt to trust the people he knows but will need time to trust his new family. He has put on condition and has now reached his optimum weight- he loves his food! A beautiful gentle boy, ready for a family with lots of patience and understanding. Randle is non-shedding and also cat friendly. (Randle’s Details: Gender: Male, Breed: Maltese X Poodle, Age: 10 years)
If you think you can offer Randle a loving home please contact Monika’s Doggie Rescue or for further details email Monika@doggierescue.com or call on 02 9486 3133.
If you’re Sydney based like myself and are considering helping out some dogs in need this Christmas, Doggie Rescue will be open over Christmas including Christmas Day for dog walking and there are plenty of Christmas gifts their dogs would love to receive! Here’s what’s on their Christmas wishlist…
.pool chlorine in smaller bottles
.Ikea/Bunnings shopping bags for laundry
.sponge mops and refills
.heavy duty garbage bags
.washing line pegs
.laundry soap powder
.disposable latex gloves
.eucalyptus oil for cleaning
.new soft sided dog beds – all sizes
.clam shell wading pools to help the dogs cool off in Summer
.dog harnesses – all sizes
.heavy duty trampoline beds
.tick collars (obtained ONLY from vets) or Frontline spot on
.plastic transport cages
.flea & heartworm products eg Revolution, Sentinel, Advocate
NB. Please no tin/packet dog food; the dogs at Doggie Rescue eat food freshly prepared each day.
Have you thought of playing Santa for needy animals in your area?
When I received this infographic from Frugal Dad I knew I had to share it. For me it’s not so much how HOW much we spend on our pets, but how much we CARE about them. I love that Rin Tin Tin got twice as much fan mail as President Hoover, and that dog owners on average live up to 3 years longer than their non-canine-loving counterparts. On the rough side there are some sobering statistics in there about the ongoing loss of rescue dogs, but just the fact that these numbers are out there may prompt people to think more about where their next pet comes from. Well done Frugal Dad! May we all continue to love our pets just as much as we do (…and may those men aged 18-45 please go to a doctor for goodness sake!)
What’s your favourite take away fact from this infographic?