Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I like to try keeping this blog fun and lighthearted, but today I'd like to talk about something that's been on my mind.

Energy. Positive thinking. Prayers.

As many of you know, my pal @BigBoyBosco has been having some very scary drama at his house. So we got together with the #Barkbusters crew and set up a "patrol" around Bosco's home while he slept. Even though this patrol was done entirely on Twitter, the bad guy stayed away! Could this be because we were patrolling with our good thoughts, our prayers, our intention? I would like to think so.

Without getting too involved in the theory of these things, I just want to emphasize the importance of focusing on the positive when we do #pawcircles or #Barkbusters or anything like that. Rather than focus on what's wrong with a situation, it's important to focus our energy on the result we want.

My friend Rumblepurr's brother Inigo is unwell right now. I know Rumble's blog has many readers and he has many friends on Twitter praying for Inigo. But what I'm asking today is that when we think of Inigo --or any other anipal or person we're sending wishes for-- we think of Inigo as happy and healthy. Try to stay away from thoughts of "poor sick Inigo" or worrying about the worst case scenario. Please please visualize only good thoughts for him, because that is what you want to happen, that is the energy you want to send.

On a somber note, I realize that some things do happen for a reason, even if we don't know what that reason may be, now or ever. Sometimes all the prayers in the world don't affect a change we can see but we shouldn't be discouraged. But if we are going to hope for the best for our pals I'd like for us to truly hope for the best rather than worrying about the worst.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Write a Post, Help A Dog!

Looking for a way to help a homeless dog? If you have a blog of any kind, simply write a post to help a dog from now through September 19 and Pedigree will donate a 20-pound bag of food to an animal shelter.

It's that simple.

Just include the bullets listed here, and add the direct link to your blog post to our Blog Hop below so we can all see how big an impact we are making!
  • Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.
  • This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a "Fan" or "Likes" the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.

  • Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive through September 19, PEDIGREE will donate a bag of its new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It's simple: Write a post, help a dog.
  • Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19, the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop to help raise awareness for the "Write a post, help a dog" effort.
Tell as many of your blogger friends as you can, so we can help even more dogs. And if you don't have a blog, please tweet about this using the hashtag #dogsrule, re-tweet this post, or share on Facebook to help spread the word even further!