Great article! Everyone should read it. I am proud…

Great article! Everyone should read it. I am proud to call Farah a friend and my family is proud to call a Vafa dog a member of our pack. I pray that Trump's executive order is found unconstitutional by the higher courts as it helps no one and impacts so many in such a negative way.

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Red spots in a mudhole

They are awfully prominent.


Natural History

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Kasper’s story

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Recently Ginger & I + Fuzzybutts were in Indiana and Chicago on business and he couldn’t help but pen another haiku.  Here it is:
Hello Chicago.
Oh No H20! Won’t Go!
Hello Hotel Room.  
Those who know him well know he absolutely hates even the thought of his paws touching water and I think our walk at Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan scared the crap outta him.  And so he saw Chicago from the window of Red Roof Inn in Willowbrook.  
Team Chicago
We’re hosting our first #PuppyUp walk in Chicago Proper and partnering with #PremierVeterinary in what we hope will be a successful collaborative platform for us to launch in other cities. Here’s a video recap while on my drive back to Memphis.  I’ll be posting more about #TeamChicago soon.  

2 Dogs 2000 Miles

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A Dog’s Bucket List

From Inside Edition via YouTube: Mr. Molson, a 12-year-old golden retriever, has led a charmed life. So it is only fitting, his owner believes, that his last days be a grand adventure. Tim Griffin has a hard time talking about what Mr. Molson means to him. He tears up when he thinks about what life […] Dog Blog

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Thanks, once again, BADRAP for reminding us that c…

Thanks, once again, BADRAP for reminding us that civil rights strongly parallel and affect animal rights. You know you have always been my heroes, and were once the only voice of reason ringing in the wilderness for me battling it out in the late 90s advocating for our dogs. So many people have chanhed their opinions of Blocky Headed Dogs. In no small part, to you. I don't know what I would have done without you. Great blog post! I have quite a few Pitbull loving Iranian friends whom I'll share your message with.
Always. Gemma

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Red, White, and Blue Sweet Salsa + Chips

Red, White, and Blue Sweet Salsa + Chips

You guys! The Fourth of July is just a few days away! For me, all of the most wonderful stereotypes about summer seem to come together into this one magical holiday, and in the days leading up, I feel excessively inspired and in full on summertime spirit mode. One of my favorite things to do the week before Independence Day is to experiment with new patriotic themed dishes that I can bring to the annual Fourth party we attend. This year, my favorite recipe ended up being something deliciously unique (but still easy, which as you know is a must when it comes to me preparing food!). It’s the perfect snack dish to quickly whip together this Fourth that your friends and family are sure to love, and it takes a beloved summer party dish – chips and salsa – and makes it (literally) even sweeter.

Red, White, and Blue Sweet Salsa + Chips

Serves 6-8

1 jar CHI-CHI’S® Brand Pineapple Salsa
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup white sweet corn
1 bag CHI-CHI’S® Brand White Corn Tortilla Chips (Rounds)
1-2 limes
2 T cinnamon
2 T sugar

In a medium bowl, combine the salsa, blueberries, sliced strawberries, and white corn and stir until well mixed. Set aside. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl or cup. Pour chips into a large serving bowl. Squeeze lime juice on chips, mix, and repeat until evenly coated. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture until evenly coated. Serve! (Optional: set aside a small amount of strawberries, blueberries, and corn to sprinkle on the top of the salsa dip for an extra pop of color right before you serve.)

This interesting take on chips and salsa is the perfect flavor combination of sweet and salty (with a little spice), and can be served as a savory snack or even a unique dessert. And of course, the red of the CHI-CHI’S® Brand Pineapple Salsa and strawberries, blue of the berries, and white of the white corn and CHI-CHI’S® Brand White Corn Tortilla Chips incorporate the spirit of the Fourth of July, which makes the dish the ultimate summer party treat. Best of all, thanks to the CHI-CHI’S® Brand salsa, prep time is cut in half. You can whip this together in a matter of minutes, and it’s just as delicious as any made-from-scratch salsa dish.

As you might remember from some of my past recipes (Salsa Verde, Avocado and Spinach Quesadillas and Bean and Yogurt Salsa Dips), I’m a huge fan of CHI-CHI’S® Thick & Chunky Salsas. I love that they’re made from quality ingredients like real tomatoes, vegetables, and yummy seasonings, but I’m also big on the fact that their products are so convenient – and make putting together festive dishes for parties or meal time incredibly easy. For anyone who is busy and doesn’t want to spend excessive time (or money!) on planning, CHI-CHI’S® Brand salsas, tortillas, and chips are the perfect go-to for delicious food that’s sure to liven up any occasion. Just head over to your local Walmart or Publix and grab some up for your upcoming summer celebrations. I’m stoked to be able to bring this sweet and spirited dish to our Fourth of July party next week!

Do you have any special themed dishes you serve on Fourth of July?

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How You Can Help Dan + Shay Promote #ThinkAdoptionFirst

A platinum-selling duo with hearts of gold, Dan + Shay have not only starred alongside rescue dogs in the music video for their chart-topping single “Nothin’ Like You,” now the…

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My neighbors are wonderful people they are also re…

My neighbors are wonderful people they are also refugees. They came to America legally to escape the radical Islamic opression fearing for their young daughters' futures. They voted for Trump. I have worked tirelessly for bully breeds. I have gone sar far as to file lawsuits against towns that attempt to enact BSL. I was raised in the foster care system and left home at age 14. There were no government grants, scholarships or aid for foster kids living on the street who graduate on the honor roll. Nobody understands oppression moreso than me. I voted for Trump. While I'm certainly happy for these families and thankful for the work they've done in behalf of tge breed…I'm a bit confused as to why the bully forum has decided that this is the platform from which they should disenfranchise half of their supporters.

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Westie Dog and Walker Find Missing Woman

hazel the westOften when people walk their dogs, they’re in a hurry and wish that their dogs were a little bit less interested in everything off the path. Sara Wilce isn’t one of those people. She’s grateful that her dog, Dougal, has a keen interest in his surroundings. Recently the Westie became a hero when, during his morning walk, he spotted an elderly woman and her dog who had been missing for four days!

According to the Stroud News and Journal, Hazel Denham had last been seen at 1:20 the previous Tuesday afternoon as she headed out to walk her Poodle-Yorkshire Terrier mix, Bertie. Her husband, Richard Denham, reported her missing at 5:17 that evening when she and Bertie still hadn’t returned home. Richard is 85 and his wife is 71 with mild dementia. The Denhams live in Minchinhampton, an ancient hilltop town in the Cotswolds of England. When people learned that Hazel was missing, the community sprang into action. Volunteers and professionals with a number of agencies and services coordinated searching for the woman. Police officers and other officials gave out maps of areas where people should search. The National Police Air Service used thermal-imaging cameras to look for signs of Hazel and Bertie. The Search & Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) South Wales also participated in the search.

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