*Draws deeply on the life giving cuppa and smiles at the drunk, pregnant kittens* Oh nothing. Just smiling because y’all can be a help this morning. Sadie is coming and…
“Did someone say they felt like having the blind girl for brekkie?”
(Laughs) Not exactly like that, but sure; we can work with it! Welcome, Sadie. Was it hard finding your way here?...
“Naw. I may not have eyes, but my sniffer works double time! I just followed the bacon and here I am!”
Excellent. Kittens, can you please help Sadie find her way to the table and I’ll plate up brekkie. (Listens.) Yes, you can have some too; but you have to take it into the dining room. Sadie is rumored to be unaware of boundaries at meal times. Foster mama says she has to eat alone.
“I do love my dining experiences. I mean, come on! I can’t see! Food comes alive! I can smell bacon in a room full of green beans like a fine French perfumist! I can’t help it if I can’t see it’s in someone else’s dinner bowl! For all I know, Foster Mama just spread my meal out to turn it into a game.”
Sadie! You are shameless. You know darn good and well that someone else is eating out of a bowl or not. (Watches the kittens help Sadie settle at the table.) Here ya go, take it on out to the dining room, kittens. And Miss Sadie, your plate. (Watches Sadie turn into a Hoover and suck her plate clean.) I give you 10 for appetite and no points for style. Lady Sadie, you sucked that dinner down like farm hand on buckin’ day.
(Sadie delicately dabs at her mouth.) “You say that like it’s a bad thing. Eating fast is my one bad habit. I’m 2, so I’m past all those puppy antics. I was born without eyes, so I’m happy just the way I am. You can’t miss what you’ve never had. I’m a lady in the house and have the run of it when left in charge of the castle. I love other dogs. Do you think we can overlook, one bad habit?”
I think that there is a patient human out there who’s looking at you and thinking, there’s my dog! She’s been hiding with Big Fluffy all this time. My lap is in need of Sadie snuggles.
“And then they e-mail my buddy Corey and get me home! Oh, I love this happy ending!”
Of course, you do, silly girl. It’s your happy beginning!
“So, all you keyboard surfers out there, it’s Corey@BigFluffyDogs.com and hurry! I’m waiting!”
Waiting might be trying your patience.
“You know, when you finally figure out your forever; you can’t wait for it to begin! Do you think I can go check on the kittens?”
Sure! (Sadie hops up to go.) Just as soon as they bring their dishes back inside.
“Never mind. I’ll just sit here and wait for them to come back.”
Poor Sadie. Let’s go sit on the couch and watch the snow.
“Is that by the dining room?”
Sadie! Come on!
OK kids: one word - adoptable.
Say hello to Vance, who is one of four border collie mix puppies we have. They are 12 weeks old, cuter than you can imagine, smarter than all of us and they are bright, happy, social AND active puppies.
The usual rules apply to dogs like these: 1) fenced yard is a supremely good idea and 2) kids over 8 please. They are in Nashville right now and can go anywhere between Nashville and CT....
Interested adopters should fill out an application at bigfluffydogs.com (click on Adopt and scroll down for the application) then email email@example.com
There are very few things in life worse than helplessly watching puppies die from a preventable disease. Not quite a week ago, we got a call from a good Samaritan who had rescued 14 Great Pyrenees mix puppies and she was asking for help. The puppies were in dire condition and their Mom was not to be found. When we got them, it turned out they were not quite 3 weeks old and they were deathly ill with parvo.
We lost 6 of the puppies very quickly as they were just too tiny to su...rvive the ravages of the disease. The other 8 are still with us and I am hopeful they will survive.
I cannot keep people from breeding dogs indiscriminately and I can't even make them care for the dogs they have, let alone the ones they create. All we can do is the best we can for the dogs in our care and hope for the best. It's demoralizing (and expensive) managing the negligence of humans.
If you would like to help us save the 8 remaining, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr….
Say a prayer for the rest. We'll keep you updated.
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Video stolen from KellyCanuck.
OK kids, Farrah is hoping you'll step up to help her find a home. Farrah was hit by a car and had two broken legs and a broken pelvis and as you can see she's up and doing fine.
Farrah is a 9 month old, 35 pound shepherd mix of some sort. Her hobbies include being cute, demanding petting, begging for pretzels and playing with toys. She is fond of all people, dogs who want to play with her and she is fine with cats. Farrah dislikes refs who totally should have seen that inte...ntional foul and being run over by cars.
Farrah needs a home with a fenced yard, and some people to play with. And toys. She is currently in Nashville and can go anywhere we go in the midwest to the northeast and perhaps other locations if the bribe is good enough. Interested adopters should fill out an application at bigfluffydogs.com (click on Adopt and scroll down for the application) then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, the last male northern white rhino died. There are now two females left alive in the world and when they are gone, that will be the end of the line if scientists continue to be unable to successfully artificially inseminate them.
We rescue dogs and not rhinos (obviously), but it should be disturbing to all in this day and age that we are watching the destruction of species worldwide. The attacks on wild places and wildlife in general have gained steam recently and the reversal of the policy banning the importation of big game trophies (elephant and lion parts, etc) should make all of us stand up and scream. If this disturbs you, you should make a point to follow organizations like the World Wildlife Federation, the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy. All do amazing work.
Au revoir, Sudan.
Drunk, pregnant kittens! No need to rush off this morning. Prince Arthur loves the sacks of meow. (Listens.) No really, loves the kitties. Well y’all may outweigh him by a few pounds. It’s nice to have friends who can have your back.
“I may be little but my tongue is mighty! My bark isn’t so bad either. I know Pyrs. I know good barking when I hear it.”
Arthur! Welcome! How are you today? Come; have a seat. I’ll bring you some bacon and eggs....
“Just one egg please. Need to save room for bacon.” (Arthur jumps up on the chair and only his brow is above the table.)
Oh. Sorry Arthur, hang on a sec. (Adds a booster and pushes Arthur up to the table.) There ya go.
“Thanks, that’s better. Being vertically challenged is not funny. Just ask a short girl, she’ll tell you.”
I get it; the short struggle is real. I heard that you’re a reformed man these days, Arthur. How is life on the legal side? (Sets down brekkie.)
(Arthur sniffs big and dives into his plate.) “Oh yes! Thank-you! Well with bacon life is pretty freaking awesome! It wasn’t pretty. I was a gigolo in a box. My entire life, I lived in a box. I was only allowed contact when it was time to service. I gotta tell you, I’m a huge fan of the things being a Big Fluffy brings. I have discovered warm sweaters, cozy naps in laps, regular meals, having my eyes and teeth fixed. Oh and bacon! Can’t forget bacon! Living in a home is sorta the big bomb-diggity!” (Licks his plate clean.)
Yeah, you had kinda a crappy life before. I’m so glad you’re here now. What are some things you don’t like?
“Well, I don’t like being alone, but I will be good in my crate if you need me to be. I’m not a big fan of kisses. It brings back the bad memories and I just don’t want to go there. I’m not an old dog. I’m only 5ish, but I’ve lived a hard life and I’m looking for a bit of time making Forever memories with my Forever humans.”
Let’s see, you love other dogs, cats and respectful kids. What else does your Forever look like?
“Well a cushy place to nap in the sunshine would be nice, but it’s not a deal breaker.”
What’s the deal breaker?
“No more sweaters and my humans who are gone a lot.”
Seems pretty easy to me. Who’s your coordinator?
“That would be, Corey! Send her your digits at: Corey@BigFluffyDogs.com and my people will call your people. Then we can see if we’re compatible and if we mesh. I’m in the Mid-Atlantic right now, but for the right person – I’d ride in the car for days.”
I bet that would be a true sacrifice huh, Arthur.
“Hey, I’ll take one for the team. If I have to; I guess.”
You little goof. Come on. Let’s go watch the snow fall and catch the news.
“I’m in if I can have your lap. Hurry up. We’re burning daylight!”
Never say I don't love you, kids. This is Slade, a 2 year old dane/lab mix who I would call "substantial" if asked to describe his size.
Slade is a very good boy. He is friendly and active as labs are wont to be, and he does love a good romp. He is fine with people 8 and up, or if your children are extra sturdy/descend from lumberjacks, maybe 6. He is fine with dogs, even a little shy on first meeting, but he does like his friends. He is alas, way way too interested in Karl t...he cat and in a match between the two, I think size might prevail despite Karl's insistence that he could take Slade.
Slade is looking for a home with people competent to handle a large breed dog who likes to play hard. He has plenty of dane traits that non-dane people will not find endearing.
Slade is adoptable anywhere we go between Nashville and the midwest and northeast. Interested adopters should fill out an application at bigfluffydogs.com (click on Adopt and scroll down for the application) then email email@example.com.
Spread the word, please.
So here's Ashton's face when he found out they took him to a lawyer's office for pictures.
Ashton is looking for a home, kids. He got turned in to a high kill shelter with 5 other dogs because someone killed a chicken and they all got blamed. So we took them all.
Ashton is 5 years old, 95 pounds and close to perfect. He is good with people of all ages, dogs and cats. He is low energy and likes to lounge, and he is housebroken and well-mannered. He's a perfect dog, people. So... adopt him.
Ashton is currently in Nashville. Interested adopters should fill out an application at bigfluffydogs.com (click on Adopt and scroll down for the application) then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the word, please.
Maraschino is one of several dogs we have that were Hurricane Irma refugees. She is still waiting on her forever home. She is one of the best dogs we have and I am hopeful that you all will share this out and find her a home.
Maraschino is great with people and dogs, she is housebroken, knows commands, knows how to play fetch properly and is a generally dream dog. Her only knock is no cats, but beyond that, she's perfect.
So kids, this dog is in Michigan. Interested adopters... should fill out an application at bigfluffydogs.com (click on Adopt and scroll down for the application) then email email@example.com.
Spread the word please!
Uh-oh! What happened? You left here on 4 legs now you come back with a cast. (Listens) You zigged when you should have shooshed? Is that even a word? What? I don’t ski so I wouldn’t understand? I’ll have every one of you drunk, pregnant kittens know that back in the day – I would ski. Just once you come down the mountain in a basket – it’s not so fun anymore! Oh yeah, Moody’s my guest this morning. He’s never met cats before and he’s got some hound in him. You want to roll t...
Well, kids, when it rains it pours. In the middle of the hoarding case we have, we got the call about these puppies. There are five, 11 week old puppies with severe mange and secondary skin infections and a host of other issues. These puppies came from a 'pound' in the classic sense. It's one run, with all the dogs thrown in there together - sick, healthy, old, young, male, female - it makes no difference. It's a three days and you're done kind of place. When we got the call, I confess that what I think is my heart squeezed a little.
These puppies have a long way to go and they are not out of the woods for the scary diseases that run rampant in shelters like that.
If you would like to donate to their care, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr….
OK people, happy Sunday. Let us talk about Dougie.
Dougie is a 3 year old, 67 pound lab. He is the kindest, nicest dog ever. He was adopted from us as a younger dog and returned when his owner's health took a catastrophic turn.
This dog is perfect. He is good with people of all ages, he is good with dogs and he is good with cats. He is housebroken and mellow and just an all around great dog. I give him a 5 star rating....
Dougie is sad because he does not understand why he lost his home. I would like to put the light back in his eyes and find him a new home with someone to love him.
This dog can go anywhere we go (basically eastern US) and he is in Nashville right now. Interested adopters should fill out an application at bigfluffydogs.com (click on Adopt and scroll down for the application) then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the word for this guy, please.
It's Sunday. Whether you choose to visit with family and loved ones, watch College hoops, work in the yard, go to church, parades, the Mall please find time to add a purchase of this fabulous big fluffy swag to your wardrobe. Click on the links below to get info on how to order these items.
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Well, the first of the hoarding dogs from Operation F is off the property. Say hello to Francis who offered to serve as tribute by jumping in the smallest crate we had. This dog was pretty motivated to get help and he is a sweet boy. He is a senior with a mouth full of broken teeth and a body full of ticks.
Stay tuned for more. Check the comments for additional pics. For those who want to donate to his care, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr….
I will ...be doing a post later tonight on the blog at bigfluffydogs.com/blog with more pics and videos.
Yes, these guys all need fosters in the Middle TN area.
And, not to leave out the New England folks, next weekend on the 25th, we have an adoption event at John Gagnon's Pet Resort in Colchester, CT, where you can meet and greet our dogs. Get pre-approved by filling out an application at https://bigfluffydogs.com/adopt/adoption-application/ so you can take home the dog of your dreams next weekend.
See you there.