Friday, April 16, 2010



You got a little something for me?

You better!

My babies spooning last PM!

Rare moment of peace!

Save the date...Cinco de Mayo party!

Tomatillo's 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Blowout & Block Party

Wed, 5 May, 2010 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

THE PLACE to be for Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Featuring Music from Rockin' Dopsie, Jr!

6pm-11pm with Cinco de Mayo Specials starting at 11am

Dance, Drink, & Celebrate Cinco de Mayo @ New Orleans' BEST new Tapas Restaurant! Contests, Prizes, Giveaways, and more!


LOCATION:437 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Hair did!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Playing in the house before crate time...

Baby R is already fetching!

This Saturday!

Humane Society Supporters Help the Animal Survivors
of the Chilean Earthquake:

Benefit this Saturday for Disaster Relief!

Tania and Julieta

Tania Velasco (L) and Kim Dudek (R) helped rescue sweet Julieta from the
disaster zone in Chile. This sweet survivor, whose back legs are crippled,
is recovering at Dag's House in New Orleans, where she'll be cared for
until she finds a forever home.

WHAT: Fundraiser at the home of Tania Velasco, 8 Trianon Plaza, New Orleans, 70125
WHERE: Saturday, APRIL 17th Noon - 3pm Enjoy vegan and vegetarian Chilean dishes
(salads), bread, fruit drinks and wine.

Suggested donation $20.00
(Toys and treats for our HSL sanctuary animals are always welcome, too!)

Humane Society of LA member and Chilean native, Tania Velasco, is working
to help the animal victims of the earthquake. She's taken on the difficult
task of airlifting dogs out of the disaster zone.

Disaster in Chile

Two Humane Society rescue volunteers are also set to deploy to the region -
Cheri Deatsch and Courtney Chandel. Cheri will be in attendance at the fundraiser,
along with Tania Velasco, who will give a brief presentation on the
current situation in Chili.

Can't attend but want to make a donation to help animals in Chile?
Please make a contribution to support these efforts on our web site
and note that it is intended for 'Chilean relief'.

Mario's Daddy... so sad.

REDENIUS Joel Redenius, 39, formerly of Rockford, Ill, died as a result of a car accident on Friday, April 9, 2010, in New Orleans, La. Born Sept. 15, 1970, in DeKalb, Ill.; the son of Randall and Carolyn (Anderson) Redenius. Joel received his Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University. He worked in Rockford at Alpine Bank and in Rockford and South Beloit at Trackside. Joel relocated to Louisiana in 2005 for a management position with Churchill Downs Inc., Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, New Orleans. He is survived by his mother, Carolyn; aunts, Diane (John) Elliott, Donna (Jim) Carlson, Nancy (Bill) Dinges, Arlene K. Redenius, and Kitty Keene; cousins, Tonya Lamia, Steve Elliott, Amanda Carlson, Andrea (Tom) Farone, Greg (Shelley) Carlson, Kristin (Dean) Bice, Kelly (Jim) Duncan, Craig (Leah) Carter, Aaron (Jill) Dinges, Barbara Keene, Patty Newcomb, and Debbie (Bruce) Tipton; and in New Orleans, Joel's special friend, Cindy Orgeron. Joel will be greatly missed by Mario, his German Shepherd. Predeceased by his father, Randall; and uncles, Richard and Roger. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 N. Horsman St., in Rockford, Ill with Pastor Larry Yaw officiating. Burial at Highland Garden of Memories, Belvidere, Ill. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., in Rockford, Ill., and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday prior to the service in the church. Memorials to be determined by the family. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mario update from Angela... She is an angel!

Mario update: Mario is doing well, but he knows something is "wrong". He's eating well & playing well, but seems to be fearful of strangers, which according to his neighbor to totally out of character. A gentleman met w/him yesterday & despite Mario's nervous barking at him and untrusting demeanor, Jay is interested in meeting w/him a few more times over the next few days. The car ride to the vet was great. I have a tiny car & Mario is 111 lbs! He
was mostly laying down, but at one point got up & insisted I hold his paw. Mario was glued to my side at the vet clinic & showed more of that fear barking, but we were able to complete all his vaccinations & he is heartworm negative. Let's say, it was a very tearful experience for me. I care DEEPLY for this dog. Next step is microchipping.

Bradley thinks I am very SMART!

Oh - and presh!

Jazz Fest!

It is almost that time again!
Don't forget your babies...
Email your Jazz Fest requests ASAP

My Mommy makes movies!

Big time movies and she lets me have two walks a day!


Look how stressed baby B looks!
He LOVES Katie cuddles...

Calm down Jessica...

I am getting up!
This is my resting place...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sweet baby needs a home... Orphaned on Friday

Mario has been one of a Puppy Love dogs for a little over a year. Friday night (April 9, 2010) Mario's 39 year old father Joel was killed in a car accident leaving him orphaned. (article: Joel's mother lives in Chicago and is unable to take Mario back home with her so she has agreed to let Puppy Love find Mario a loving forever home he deserves.

Mario is a 5 year old black purebred German Shepard, neutered, vaccinated and is good health and disposition. Please contact if you would like to meet Mario.

Bonkey boing boing

Bonkey boing boing and Jessica sitting in a tree...

Drop the meat ball...

back out of the house!
See you tomorrow...

What I think about going inside!

I want this for my babies room! Outside? No way...


VARDOG - A Dog Playhouse Fit for Royalty

View the VARDOG Playhouse at Canine Connection

(Purchase your ticket below to win!)

This incredible artist creation was donated from Connie and Randy Cotita of Studio Abbellire, pronounced (ah-buh-leer'-a), Both are Louisiana decorative designers and muralists. The handcrafted "gypsy" style dog play house has movable wheels and beautiful murals depicting the 1790's painting "Punchinello with Dancing Dogs". The design consisted of many hours of great detail work, down to the functional entrance lanterns.

This beautiful playhouse valued at $7,000 is being raffled off with a LIMITEDnumber of $20 raffle tickets. Winner will be drawn and announced May 28th!Purchase your ticket NOW to WIN! Not only will you be helping a wonderful cause, but your dog will be the envy of every canine in the neighborhood.