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Monthly Archives: January 2012

It’s nearly the end of January and I’m still on track with my 52 weeks of Bruno project. Amazing! If you’re not on Facebook or Flickr you won’t have seen these yet.

2.52: It was like this when I got here

He loves chewing up sticks. I spend half my life cleaning the little bits off the deck. I can’t complain though, sticks are free – the deck and outside furniture isn’t [and both fell victim to Petey and Stella’s jaws!].

3.52: Almost perfect

He may not be a well bred Amstaff [if he’s an Amstaff at all] and his recall is fair at best, but we love him and wouldn’t swap him in a million years.

4.52: Hanging with his homie

Chopper and Bruno have quite the bromance happening. Poor Angel’s been dumped!

Badger is another Fetching Dogs rescue. He was supposed to be the next dog I photographed for them but he went and got adopted. He came over for a playdate with Bruno yesterday but didn’t like the rude boy so I decided to take a couple of photos of him instead. Because he’s GORGEOUS! He did two of my favourite things…

A head tilt

And a tongue poke

Badger has now gone to his new home. Good luck little man!

Our Facebook page has been a bit quiet lately and we’ve been hovering around 1990 likers for what feels like forever. I’ve been planning a giveaway for when we reach 2000, but I can’t wait any more! When we reached 1000 we gave away a collar and lead to someone drawn at random, but this time we’re doing things differently. Since we’re big fans of rescue and rescuers we’re giving back as well as giving away.

How to enter
1. Post a photo of a dog in rescue in Australia here.
Please include a link to their adoption page. A background story is optional.

2. Share the link on your wall and ask all your friends to vote for your nominated dog.

3. The dog with the most votes and the person who posted the photo will both win a voucher for a collar worth up to $150 plus postage within Australia.

Fineprint

1. Competition opens 12:00pm EDT 27/1/12 and finishes 12:00pm EDT 3/2/12.

2. Competition is open to Australian residents only.

3. Only one entry and one vote per person.

4. The dog must be in care, awaiting adoption and under legal ownership with an Australian rescue group at the time of submission. It cannot be in a pound environment.

5. You must have permission or legal right to submit the photograph. We reserve the right to seek copyright owner validation prior to awarding the prize.

6. You do not have to be the rescuer but we’d rather you had some sort of affiliation or connection with the dog in question.

7. Prize voucher is valid for six months.

8. The winner is the image with the most votes at 12:00pm EDT 3/2/12. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. Prize is not redeemable for cash.

Please feel free to share this on any forums or Facebook groups that you’re in.

In other unrelated news… the website isn’t working properly for some people using the latest version of Firefox on a Mac. We’re in the process of getting that fixed. If you experience issues in the meantime please use Safari instead.

Seven month old Marley has been abandoned not once, but twice in his short life. I fell in love with his photo a couple of months ago on the Renbury Farm Animal Shelter Facebook page. He was adopted along with another pup, but not long afterwards he was seen advertised on Gumtree as they decided they didn’t have time for two young dogs. I presumed that he must be a bit of a handful, but having spent a few hours with him yesterday and today his only fault seems to be that he pulls on the lead! He’s great with other dogs and very affectionate and yes, you’ve guessed it, I want him!!

The day prior to his glamour shoot we brought him to the dog park to burn off some steam before meeting Darren’s other dogs. He had an absolute blast there. Here’s some footage of him playing with Willow the Husky > http://youtu.be/yV4jowaSxMM

I got this shot of Marley running with Whiskey the Staffy [who belongs to Darren from Fetching Dogs]. He said that it looks like they’re on invisible motorbikes. They’re not invisible any more though! haha Nice Photoshoppery Darren!

Marley is available for adoption through Fetching Dogs in Sydney > http://www.fetching-dogs.com/2011/12/marley.html

One of my favourite rescuers lives a few streets away and has very similar taste in dogs to me, but almost every time I offer to photograph one of his charges they get adopted before the shoot. Miss Kiwi wasn’t so lucky, but that’s ok, ’cause I realllly wanted to meet her – what with her being a Staffy, and white – my favourite combination!

Kiwi is available for adoption through Fetching Dogs in Sydney. Her PetRescue profile is here.