Is it a crime to tamper with email?

Hi all! I was being a good Sheltie,

I was helping Mom read email and blogs.

When Mom got up from the computer to go

and do something in another room,

I found THIS….

 

WE’RE

EXCITED

TO SEE YOU

FOR YOUR NEXT VISIT!

Please call us today to schedule an appointment for Dakota
248-646-1669
Dear Caren,Dakota is due for the following in April:

  • Heartworm/Lymes/Tick diseases test – due on 04/04/13

Thank you!
DePorre Veterinary Hospital

click on logo to visit my vet, IF YOU DARE!

click on logo to visit my vet, IF YOU DARE!

DePorre Veterinary Hospital
4062 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
248-646-1669

dakota email tampering

 

Am I going to go to jail?

Barks and licks and love, 

Dakota

 

 

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday-My Boy

dakota movie

You Snooze…you LOSE!

Hi  every one!! It’s Dakota and  I have a NEWSFLASH!! When I announced the winners of the Kyjen give-away, I also emailed all three winners to let them know that they had won.  One of the winners, (Chris) has not responded and I think waiting Wednesday through Monday was long enough to wait for a response, so I re-entered the entries on http://www.random.org and the replacement winner is:

 

JODI

of the wonderful blog:

HEART LIKE A DOG

Congratulations Jodi!

I have already emailed her and hopefully she will email her address right away so the other two winners don’t have to wait any longer!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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2012 in review We’re Pitiful!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 28,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Published in: on December 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm  Comments (58)  
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PURINA® DOG CHOW® GIVES THE GIFT OF HOPE FOR MICHIGAN ANIMALS IN NEED

michigan humane logo

Donation of hundreds of pounds of food to support the MHS free pet food bank

On the heels of a successful community pet food donation drive that helped fill a truck with food for the Michigan Humane Society’s (MHS) free pet food bank, another gift has arrived just in time for the New Year, and it means a holiday full of hope for hundreds of local animals. More than 8 pallets of Purina® Dog Chow® brand dog food was delivered to MHS this week. This gift of hundreds of pounds of dog food will be used to support MHS’ free pet food bank program, which every year helps thousands of pet owners who love their pets but have fallen on hard times and are struggling to feed them.

“Every day, dozens of pet owners depend on the MHS pet food bank to feed their four-legged friends,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator and MHS Detroit Facility Director. “These are people like you and me who love animals, but who may have fallen on hard times. Without programs like these, they’d be forced to give up their best friend.  “We are extraordinarily grateful to Purina Dog Chow for this generous donation, which will help MHS keep hundreds of families together this holiday season.”

(Photo caption: “Former Detroit Red Wings player Kirk Maltby holds Crosby, a 2-month-old Hound mix, in front of a Michigan Humane Society van on Wednesday, December 19 in Detroit. Maltby was helping gather pet food for MHS’ free pet food bank.”)

(Photo caption: “Former Detroit Red Wings player Kirk Maltby holds Crosby, a 2-month-old Hound mix, in front of a Michigan Humane Society van on Wednesday, December 19 in Detroit. Maltby was helping gather pet food for MHS’ free pet food bank.”)

MHS’ pet food bank assists qualifying low-income families in metro Detroit by providing them with dog or cat food at no charge. The program is supplied through food donations at MHS’ three centers for animal care, in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland. Low-income pet owners can pick up one bag of food every week to help feed their hungry pets.

Last Wednesday, MHS was proud to team up with the Detroit Red Wings, including former player Kirk Maltby and the voice of the Red Wings, Ken Kal, at the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care to help “Fill the Truck” with pet food. Through the community’s tremendous support, more than 100 bags of pet food were collected, and are already being distributed to struggling pet owners.

“No pet should ever go hungry,” MacDonald said. “Thanks to the generosity of Purina Dog Chow and everybody who came out to donate food, dogs and cats across metro Detroit will have a much brighter holiday.”

For more information about the MHS free pet food bank, including eligibility information, please visit www.michiganhumane.org, or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Winner of the ASPCA Holiday Gift Pack!

I would like to thank EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU who took the time to read the important give-away post for the ASPCAbefore I announce the LUCKY WINNER OF THE GIVE-AWAY don’t forget, tonight is:

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Mom and I are going to try to be there!!

Now…the WINNER OF

THE HOLIDAY GIFT PACK CONTAINING:

Jingle Bell Collars

Smidge Cat Toy

Paw Stockings

ASPCA Holiday Cards

ASPCA Orange Tote

Walker’s Shortbread Cookies

Gift Card to Paperless Post

ASPCA Orange Wristband

Is none other than:

Click on Sammy's photo to visit his adorable blog!

Click on Sammy’s photo to visit his adorable blog!

SAMMY OF

THE ADORABLE BLOG

 

ONE SPOILED CAT

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO SAMMY!!

Enjoy your gift pack Sammy!!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”

 

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Seasons GREENIES® A Surprise for me AND for YOU! GREENIES® CANINE DENTAL CHEWS!!

Hi every doggy! (and kitties that may be in attendance!) it’s Dakota!

I just love this time of year! Everybody is happy, people are exchanging love, caring, presents, even licks! One of my favorite things is when I receive an unexpected gift! That is EXACTLY what happened last week!

I was just sitting around, minding my business, listening for sounds and watching out the window for any doggy that might be going potty in MY territory, when what did my alert Sheltie ears hear? A knock at the door!

After alerting my Mom and Dad by doing my best Sheltie barks and continuing on for 20 minutes AFTER the fact, my Mom showed me what had arrived.

greenies in box

 

What in the world?? Mom and I looked at each other in surprise. We weren’t expecting anything. I was overcome with excitement, I was spinning 100 times faster than my normal cyclone-speed Sheltie spins! ….Hurry Mom! Open it! What’s inside?

greenies letter

 

There was a lovely message wrapped in a festive Christmas-green bow. SOMEBODY LOVES ME!  I was jumping on Mom begging her to read faster and to begin opening the package already!

greenies holiday box opened

When Mom and I opened the package we couldn’t believe it! The wonderful people at  GREENIES® had sent me a beautifully decorated holiday box of:

GREENIES® CANINE DENTAL CHEWS!!

 

Click on the photo to visit the Greenies website!

Click on the photo to visit the Greenies website!

 

 

Mom and I were overcome with happiness and were surprised to have received this most WONDERFUL and UNEXPECTED gift! Mom loves GREENIES® CANINE DENTAL CHEWS because they are good for me

From the GREENIES® website:

 

GREENIES® Dental Chews are the #1 veterinarian-recommended dental chews* and clinically proven to provide a total oral health solution.

* In pet specialty, among veterinarians that recommended dental chews for at-home oral care.

NUTRITIOUS INGREDIENTS

GREENIES® Dental Chews are naturally made with added vitamins, minerals, taurine, and chlorophyll (sodium copper chlorophyllin) to provide a complete oral care, and offer a nutritionally complete and balanced blend of highly soluble and digestible proteins for adult dogs based on AAFCO recommendations.

NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE

GREENIES® Dental Chews are clinically proven to clean dogs’ teeth by fighting both plaque and tartar buildup, freshening breath, and maintaining healthier teeth and gums.

Be sure to click on the photo to visit the Greenie website!

Be sure to click on the photo to visit the Greenie website!

Mom immediately picked up the phone and thanked our furiends at GREENIES®  and then she decided, that as a THANK YOU to  GREENIES®, she would have me blog about these wonderful treats. That made me think. I don’t like featuring things on my blog that YOU can’t win, so I dictated an email to my furiends at GREENIES®  and told them I was going to blog about their special surprise and asked if I could please have a give-away for YOU! Guess what! They said YES!
dakota greenies photo
So, my pals, ONE OF YOU (U.S. only please), are going to win the SAME gift as me (one tub of  GREENIES® CANINE DENTAL CHEWS) OR….if you are a KITTY and you enter and are the lucky winner YOU can win THREE BAGS OF FELINE GREENIES® !!! 
click on the photo to visit the Greenies website!

click on the photo to visit the Greenies website!

HOW TO WIN:
Just leave a comment telling me why YOU want to win!  (with a way for me to contact you should you be the lucky winner) by MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT 5pm EST…WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH (or later, if Mom can’t get her act together!)
Good luck my furiends!!!
Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Have a Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Chanukah!!!!

Chanukah (yes…there ARE multiple spellings of the word) begins tonight at sundown….

What is Chanukah?

From Chabad.org:

Chanukah — the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev— celebrates the triumph of lightover darkness, of purity overadulteration, of spirituality over materiality.

 

 

Chanukah customs include eating foods fried in oil — latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts); playing with the dreidel (a spinning top on which are inscribed the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hei and shin, an acronym for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, “a great miracle happened there”); and the giving of Chanukah gelt, gifts of money, to children.

Click here for the complete story of Chanukah, and here for a comprehensive “How To” guide for the observances and customs of Chanukah.

My ALL TIME FAVORITE Chanukah song is by Adam Sandler….enjoy his crazy humor!


To those who celebrate,

HAPPY CHANUKAH!

Enjoy your “Eight Crazy Nights”

Barks and licks and love, from our house to yours!

In Full Disclosure: We contacted Chabad.org and received permission to post part of their article.  We offer our heartfelt thanks!


Friday Find: Dog Collar Fancy

 Dog Collar Fancy

  – Manufacturer – Exclusive Designs

Blinging out pets since 2006.

Click on Photo to visit Dog Collar Fancy!

Our Fancy Crystal Jeweled Dog Collars and Leashes (for cats and ferrets too) are hand-crafted by us using only the finest materials.
We’re sure you’ll agree that Dog Collar Fancy is the place to shop when your dog, cat or ferret needs a beautiful designer Crystal Dog Collar to stand out from the crowd.
Dog Collar Fancy – Custom Made Jeweled Crystal Dog Collars with Bling, Fancy Cat Collars, Pet Leashes, Collar Charms, Pet Formal Wear. Custom made for small dogs, big dogs, cats and ferrets. Ladies bracelets and chokers. We’re all about the BLING!

click on photo to visit Dog Collar Fancy

We design and create our own products and we use our own special sealant to keep the stones in place so they are more durable than most other crystal collars you see on the market today. We are meticulous in the way our products are made. We inspect each and every order before it gets shipped out to ensure the highest quality. All of our collars, harnesses, leashes, ladies chokers and bracelets contain Genuine Czech and Swarovski Crystal. These Crystals draw out magnificent colors and bestows enchanting elegance. This outstanding quality is the result of special polishing, perfect cut, exact geometry and precise angles, which draw out maximum brilliance.

Click on photo to visit Dog Collar Fancy

 Custom is available online, or call us for something special. Custom is our specialty!
Be our friend on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dogcollarfancy
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/dogcollarfancy

Click on photo to visit Dog Collar Fancy!

FROM DAKOTA’S DEN: The kind people at Dog Collar Fancy are holding a GIVE-AWAY!  GIFT CERTIFICATE –  1 WINNER – $20.00 VALUE. (MUST BE USED ON A PURCHASE OF $20.00 OR MORE) NO OTHER DISCOUNTS APPLY.
(not available to China, Yugoslavia or Nigeria)
HOW TO ENTER: Visit Dog Collar Fancy and leave a comment telling us what collar you would use your $20 certificate towards!
ALSO: You MUST leave an email address with your comment so that we may contact you should you be the winner.
If there is no email address your entry will not be counted.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: MONDAY NOVEMBER 5TH AT 5pm ET. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH! GOOD LUCK!
In Full Disclosure: I was not given a collar OR a gift certificate for my use. I met Dog Collar Fancy on LinkedIn and offered to feature them on my blog because I thought their collars would be of interest to my readers. I was not given any sort of compensation to feature them. Not even a BONE!
Barks and licks and love,
Dakota

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Nope! This isn’t me but it is maybe the next best thing!!!


Barks and licks and BIRTHDAY LOVE!! Dakota