Thursday, February 4, 2010

Woof Dat!

Hey, Who Dats!

HSL is going head to head with the Humane Society of Indianapolis,
as the Saints and Colts head to the Super Bowl!

'Vote' now with your donation and show your support for the home team!

Humane Society 'Top Dogs' from Indy, New Orleans
Square Off Before the Big Game

Jeff Dorson, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Louisiana (New Orleans) visited the Humane Society of Indianapolis and met with its CEO, John Aleshire, on Monday, February 1st to discuss general shelter operations and protocol. Discussions quickly turned to the larger question of which team would win Super Bowl XLIV. To underscore the rivalry, Aleshire gave Dorson a present of a package of sugar cookies, decorated with the Colts logos. To show his gratitude, Dorson has given Aleshire a copy of the DVDThe Crying Game, to remind him that the outcome of Sunday's game will probably disappoint him and his staff.

Jeff and John
John & Jeff in Indy with a rescued pal

The contest has already divided family loyalties within the Dorson family, which, like the Manning family, has ties to both New Orleans and Indianapolis. Having been born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Jeff Dorson moved to New Orleans in 1988, where he started the Humane Society of Louisiana and remains as its Executive Director. Roland Dorson, Jeff's brother, is the Chairman of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, a business acquaintance of Mr. Aleshire, and is rumored to have already pledged a contribution to the Humane Society of Indianapolis.

The Super 'Shelter Bowl'

The growing rivalry resulted in the Super 'Shelter Bowl' which pits the two humane societies against each other in a race to raise the most funds for the 'home team'. The contest is simple: society supporters and others wishing to show support for their favorite football team can make a donation to either humane society on their websites or by sending in a contribution by mail. (To count in the tally of the Super Shelter Bowl, donations sent by mail must be received (or postmarked) no later than Saturday, February 14th.)

The Humane Society of Louisiana, founded in New Orleans in 1988, is one of the state's largest animal protection agencies. The group's shelter was destroyed by Katrina, and they are still seeking funding to replace it. Their web site is and their mailing address is Humane Society of Louisiana, PO Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174. The Humane Society of Indianapolis can be reached at or at Humane Society of Indianapolis, 7929 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

I am wet!

But I don't really mind...

Today is my birthday!

This raining cats and dogs is for the birds!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Need something to take your mind off the Saints? This is GREAT!

Remembering “Dogs in My Life”: The Photographs of John T. Mendes

An exhibition of more than 50 photographs of New Orleans.

December 1, 2009–February 28, 2010
Williams Research Center • 410 Chartres Street
Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

The Historic New Orleans Collection and the University of New Orleans Press have partnered to celebrate the life and work of John Mendes through an exhibition and book signing.

An amateur photographer, Mendes (1888–1965) captured New Orleans from 1916 until the mid 1930s. More than 50 of his images will be showcased at the Williams Research Center in the exhibition titled RememberingDogs in My Life: The Photographs of John T. Mendes on view December 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. Each of the featured images is a recent print from the photographer’s original gelatin dry-point negatives.

Accompanying the exhibition is the release of Dogs in My Life: The New Orleans Photographs of John Tibule Mendes, a new title from the University of New Orleans Press. The book consists of a compilation of Mendes’s photographs complemented by excerpts from his 1964 self-published memoir detailing his passion for dogs and the numerous pets in his life.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the exhibition and a book signing on Tuesday, December 1, at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Editor Bill Lavender and John H. Lawrence, director of museum programs at The Collection and author of the introduction to Dogs in My Life, will be available discuss the artist and his work. Copies will be available at the book signing and are currently on sale at The Shop at The Collection for $26.95. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public.

Walkin' Bradley...

I am one big chicken but I love to walkin' Bradley and Sawyer!

Watch dog!

He WILL get ya!

Looking for something!

Our little fafafohis!

My babies are 9 months old today...

Sunday, January 31, 2010

They just won!


Derek... 2010 Grammy Award Winning Musician!


Yea... Where is my food?

No time to pose!

2010 Grammy?

Fingers crossed... The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is nominated in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category for Book One! Derek (my brother and one of our Team Members) is a member of NOJO.

So exciting! So, perhaps your Dog Walker tomorrow will be a 2010 Grammy Award winning Dog Walker. We shall see!