Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Adopt a Dog during #Winterfest 2015

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Barking from the Bayou Tuesday post for this update from our Weather Lab, Paisley.

Paisley: “Hey y’all!  When I said that we might get some winter precipitation here on the bayou, I’ll admit that I was skeptical.  I’d heard that we just don’t get much of a winter here and since it is my first winter ever, I believed it.  Boy howdy, was I surprised when I went outdoors this morning and the ground was covered in tiny pieces of ice called sleet.  They have closed down schools, offices, and many of our roads.  The warning is that if you don’t have to leave your house, then stay inside where it is warm.
   Please bring your dogs and cats inside the house too.  If you absolutely cannot bring them indoors, make sure they have a warm dry place to stay out of the elements.  Keep their house off the frozen ground and make sure there are blankets, towels, or even hay so they can stay warm.  Put some type of covering over their door to block the wind, but make sure they can still get out if they have to go the bathroom, etc.  According to my calculations, we are expecting another wave of winter mess through Wednesday.  Bundle up and snuggle up!  This is Paisley, your BFTB Weather lab.  I now return you to your regular post.”

   Many of you have heard the sayings; “Good guys finish last.”  “Bad things happen to good people.”  “Into each life a little rain must fall.”  Well, you get the idea.  It sometimes seems that life can be very unfair.  Such is the case of one of my favorite 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations.  An Act of Dog and the Museum of Compassion has been covered here and in countless other magazines, newspapers, video, and even a PBS segment.  Tragically, with only a handful of paintings left before reaching his goal of 5,500 portraits last week’s snowstorm caused incredible damage.
This is Katrina.  Wasn't she lovely?
   Mark Barone and Marina walked into their building on Tuesday morning to find the little leaks and drips they’d been dealing with had increased.  As the Louisville snow began to melt, the small leaks grew and ruined twenty shelves of paintings that were stacked five high.  Now, instead of the final five portraits that Mark was going to wait and paint to complete his goal for a PBS documentary, he is faced with repainting the 1,000 that were ruined. 
   What can you do to help?  You can order one of their nightlights.  I am the proud owner of Katrina who lost her life because the shelter that she was in needed space.  Her smile lights up my living room and it drives my desire to speak out on the need to make no-kill shelters nationwide.  If you’d like to light up your life and help a wonderful cause, please visit here and select your remembrance rescue.  All the lights have a story and a beautiful soul to share.  They are only $38 and tax deductible.  Visit their Facebook to show support.

   Our Tuesdays are special, because we join Dogs ‘n Pawz and Talking Dogs as they host Tuesday’s Tails.  This blog hop features shelter pets from around the globe that need forever homes.  Please visit and share these deserving dogs and cats on social media. These sweet dogs are available through the Humane Society of NW LA.

Our friends in Blogville are celebrating #BrushYourTeeth day. Show us your picture of your brushing your teeth! 

Happy #DogDentalHealth month!    


  1. I cross my paws for Roxy and Sam and I hope so much that they will find a loving home soon. Bentley, I can't believe that you like that toothbrush-thingy....what's the secret behind? mIs it a magic toothbrush?
    easy rider

  2. We wish them luck and so hope a forever home is found real soon. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wises Molly

  3. Sorry you had to deal with the the sleet, Paisley! We hope cuties Roxy and Sam find their forever homes soon!

  4. Oh how simply awful...it is always even sadder when the people affected have hearts of gold..Paisley did a great report and Bentley..well hilarious my sweetie..toofies lookin good :) loves Fozziemum xx

  5. We love being out in the cold and snow, but we also love coming back in to warm up. No dog should be stuck outside all the time in this weather. Good point, Paisley!

  6. It is horrible what happened at An Act of Dog. So much hard work lost for a moment. . . . It is great that you have got a weather lab now! I bet Paisley can't wait to go on assignment to sunny Florida?

  7. Oh so sorry for the ruined paintings, that is awful. Be careful with the ice.

  8. Oh Paisley you are getting so big already!
    Happy Brush your teeth day!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. Roxy and Sam are adorable! We have already shared them!

  10. Paisley.... we gotta tell you.... this is the CRAZIEST COLDEST WILDEST winter EVER... WE had 17 Frost quakes last night... Two so loud that we BARKED at them... and this AM it was -12°F... actual temp.
    So we know what you are barkin about down there... THIS is INSANE IN SANE we say... from the Mississippi Eastward we are all SUFFERING with this... and it is FEBRUARY... we should be getting WARMER not COLDER..
    Paisley, could you see if there is a Temperature Dial on your Weather Map thingy... and turn it UP???

  11. Wow, we can't believe you got sleet there! Hope you are all staying inside where it's safe and warm, along with all other pets too.
    That is so sad about the Museum of Compassion. This winter really is being cruel in so many ways.
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  12. Thanks for the weather update Paisley!

  13. Well..we got smacked with 4 inches of snow yesterday....now it's sunny, but they are saying by Friday night thru Saturday...we might get up to 6 inches....hey this ain't the rockies. Ok, gotta go eat a chewy bar for my teeths!

    Da Sus

  14. Love the Weather Lab report. Well, don't love the forecast, but love your creativity :-) Sharing.

  15. That's so terrible about all of those amazing and loving paintings being ruined. Paws crossed for Roxy and Sam.

  16. It hurts the heart when those who help are given a raw deal by fate. I hope that things can be put right at the rescue and the gentleman is not utterly discouraged. he is kind, generous and brave. Brave is also the word you can use for your featured rescues. - good luck for the future guys.

  17. ohhh NO - that's a lot to repaint! And you guys had sleet? Seriouslies? Mowzers, that's way far south for that kinda weather!!

  18. Oh no! That is so devastating, all their beautiful work damaged. A leaky roof is such a bad enemy. Sharing this post.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe


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