Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Administrative Stuff

First, I've changed the location of my blog to http://www.dogfostermom.com/.  This doesn't really matter to you, since you can keep going to the original location and it will redirect you automatically to the new location.  But it matters to me, because during the transition it somehow removed all of your opinion button results.  I love reading what you think of each post, whether in the comments or in the opinion buttons.  So I'm sad that the opinion buttons have all been reset to zero.  Would you mind going back through my blog and filling in the opinion buttons for my old posts?  There are only 340 posts - is that too much to ask?

Okay, fine.  I can live without validation.  Probably.  Let's move on. 

The second order of business is Mango Minster 2010.  I've made many new friends through Mango's dog show, and many more thanks to Amy and the House of Cats.  Most of these friends are cats and dogs with their very own blogs.  My dogs Remi and Noelle have to share this blog with all their foster siblings, and my cat Merlin never gets to post.  But Remi and Noelle did get to enter Mango Minster 2010, and in the next couple of days the voting will be conducted in each of their categories.  Remi is entered in the Hard Workers category (here's why), and Noelle is entered in the Bad Sports category (for these reasons).  Stop by Mango Minster and check out the show! 

Mango Minster has various officially sanctioned events, and Remi also entered Tucker's SitStay Competition.  Tucker is a Harlequin Great Dane just like Remi - that's Tucker in the picture, not Remi!  Tucker has to put up with cats at his house just like Remi.  He's also petitioning his parents to get him a pibble like Noelle (well maybe not JUST like Noelle).  I wonder if Remi is Tucker's role model?!  There are a lot of great entries in Tucker's competition, so make sure to visit when you have a few minutes!

And finally, the biggest news of all.  Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl VI is only a few days away, and my previous foster puppy Bear is the star player!  Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration.  But he is in the starting lineup!   You can read how Bear ended up in the Puppy Bowl here.  The Puppy Bowl VI will air this Sunday, Feb 7th, at 3pm e/p on Animal Planet.  Next week I'll finally be able to share with you the pictures I took during filming - if I can find them!

9 comments:

Bobby said...

Bear looks gorgeous, I guess he will be big.

Tucker said...

I guess Remi could be my role model, couldn't he? I do prefer to aspire to the meditations that Mango is so very good at too.

woof - Tucker

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Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow thanks for mentioning us!! And we are so glad you mentioned Bear being in the puppy bowl - I knew you had a team member there but couldn't remember who - now I won't have to go through and look! It is going to be so awesome because I can say "I know his foster mom!" We love the Puppy Bowl (I always record it to the DVR and rewatch it for a few weeks after). We keep checking at the Mango Minster site and your categories aren't up yet but we are ready to vote when they are!

raieven said...

Hi,

I just gave up my first foster dog. I really regret it. I want him back so bad. Any advice?

Dog Foster Mom said...

Raiven, it does hurt to give up a dog that you've grown attached to. After spending so much time with them, loving them and caring for them, it hurts to lose them. But it's also a part of fostering. Unless his new family decides he is not a good fit, you will need to move on. I almost always bring home another foster dog immediately after one of my fosters is adopted - it helps keep me busy so I don't have time to dwell on missing the one who is gone. Just remember that you were a part of helping him have a future, and now you can use your compassion to help save another dog.

Kari in WeHo said...

Best of luck. Puppy bowl is cute but I do wish they didn't use all pure breds (I haven't watched in a while so this may have changed)

Dog Foster Mom said...

Thanks Kari. Actually they don't use all purebreds anymore. Bear is a total mutt. His mom was supposed to be a Springer Spaniel/Border Collie mix and dad was unknown, so who knows how he'll end up looking! They take all puppies from shelters and rescue groups, and partner with PetFinder.com to find homes for homeless animals. So they're doing a good job now. :-)

meowmeowmans said...

How neat that Bear will be in the Puppy Bowl. We'll be watching for him! :)