Ahoy mateys! Aye, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day yet again, and in honor of the blessed day, me friend Estelle - that's Cap'n Estelle the Mighty to you, ye land lubbers, and we're here to remind ye all it's Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week. Estelle has a soft spot in her heart for pirates- after all, they share an awful lot in common with the types of pets being featured this week. A motley yet lovable crew, misunderstood, maligned by a society that values attributes they have no control over. ... Read more »
Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet
Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week!
I love Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week, because it gives me a chance to reminisce about how flipping cool all my 'less adoptable' pets have been. Apollo and Kekoa, stuck at the bottom of the barrel because of their coloring; Nuke, left to fend for himself in a kennel because he was 10 and a little neurotic; Mulan, given to me to be euthanized because of her flea allergies. I know it's anthropomorphizing to say these pets came into my home with a deep and abiding sense of gratefulness, but ... Read more »
Adopt a Seriously Adoptable Pet: Black Dog Syndrome
When Brody needed a friend, I went to the rescue site where I was so fortunate to find Emmett, hoping to get so lucky yet again. I wanted an older, female Golden retriever to balance out Brody's nutso-ness. The retriever rescue was low on Goldens at that particular time, but they had several older labradors in need of homes. All of them were black. One in particular, a white-muzzled girl with a Rubenesque frame and two quizzical brown eyes just a stitch too close together, seemed to leap out ... Read more »
Adopt a Seriously Adoptable Pet Week starts now!
Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week kicks off today! I'm really excited to see how everyone will help get the word out about these marvelous pets waiting to find a home. I am working on some posts for this week about my own two ahem "less adoptables", senior black lab Koa and "bad luck" black cat Apollo, but in the meantime I wanted to remind everyone of how easy it is to participate if you find yourself stymied for posting options: The Facebook Challenge Page has a downloadable template blog ... Read more »
Be the Change Challenge: Adopt a Seriously Adoptable Pet Week
Marketing: The art of making someone want what you have. An old table I couldn't give away on Freecycle becomes a one-of-a-kind rare antique on Craigslist. Suddenly the eyesore I was going to have to pay to get rid of becomes a hot ticket item with 10 inquiries. Of course no one is going to want something if you make it clear from the outset that it's un-wantable. Well, I guess if you can't afford real furniture, maybe you'd like my handoffs... Which leads me to next week's Be the ... Read more »