Saturday, January 21, 2012

Top 140 New Orleans Characters (& I’m one of them)

This still cracks me up! I can't believe I made this list... I wonder if it is a good thing or a bad thing?!  

I am with her... I am one of them?

Top 140 New Orleans Characters (& I’m one of them):

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Poor duck

Great Ideas / Cat or Dog beds from recycled suitcases, I LOVE this idea!

Great Ideas / Cat or Dog beds from recycled suitcases, I LOVE this idea!:

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Got them at 3...

they will not make it until 7pm!  
Henri has to rest in between destruction...  

Pamela's baby...

Hanging in the rain yesterday!

27 Rabbits Surrendered to the Louisiana SPCA


27 Rabbits Surrendered to the Louisiana SPCA - YouTube:

"January 17, an overwhelmed rabbit owner brought 27 rabbits to the Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA). Surrendered because of temperament issues and out of control breeding each rabbit will be examined by the LA/SPCA veterinary team, assessed for behavior, and evaluated for adoption. This large scale owner surrender has put a strain on the LA/SPCA resources. Equipped to handle up to five rabbits at any time the LA/SPCA is in need of water bottles, rabbit food, hay, and other supplies to give these animals the best care possible. Additionally, spay or neuter surgery for a rabbit is a specialized procedure requiring a special skill set.

The LA/SPCA is asking the community to help with this influx of rabbits. Due to the care each rabbit needs donations are welcome. Each rabbit would benefit from one on one socialization; foster care parents are needed to socialize the rabbits in preparation for a forever home. Additionally, the LA/SPCA is getting the word out that these rabbits will be available for adoption soon. Interested rabbit owners can contact the LA/SPCA at 504-368-5191 to learn when the rabbits are ready for a permanent placement."

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Need everyone...

The sweet darling baby got into some rat poison in the yard... no idea where it came from, who put it there, etc,... Mom and big sister are watching the baby carefully but we need some prayers, positive thoughts, good vibes, etc...  Hit your knees y'all!

All clear!  The baby is fine y'all.  Thank goodness...  Great reminder to walk your yard occasionally to make sure someone did not toss something in that you are not aware of.

These 2 crack me up!

We are holding down the fort!

Dallas is over rated Mommy.  We would rather stay home and entertain Marisa! 
Have fun Mommy!

Mardi Gras countdown...

I am ready to roll...  man, I love Mardi Gras. 



Isabelle (AKA - Ishell)
My sweet boy - Henri

I could not keep Isabelle out of Henri's ear this week...  We went to get his stitches out today and... well - they are already gone.  Thanks Isabelle!

Piggy needs a home...

PIGGY is a female mixed breed that was found roaming the streets of New Orleans when she was just a pup.  The woman who found Piggy took her in and nursed the tiny puppy back to health; now she's around 6 months old.  Piggy's foster had her vetted; spayed, put on preventatives, tested for HW (she's negative) and brought up to date on vaccinations.  Piggy is  potty/crate trained; walks well on a leash and she loves car rides. Piggy adores the other dogs in her home! She's best suited for a home with other dogs and without cats. Piggy loves to cuddle and snuggle on the bed or couch. She also enjoys going to the dog park and playing with toys and bones.  Piggy is an adorable puppy with a brilliant personality!  The adoption fee for Piggy is $150. Application and home check is required. Please email Leah for an application:  PLEASE SHARE IT FORWARD FOR PIGGY!! Thank you. :) 

I am better now...

They took off my ouch spot.  

This made my day!

"Good morning Nicole!      Same routine...The girls and I are so lucky to have y'all...I don't know if I've said that lately.  Have a great weekend!  T

Really - it made my day... made me smile... makes me happy!  

Ready to get it done!

Here boy... wake up! Hello?!


Ready for Mommy!


She always lets the baby win!

Hello Father Winter! Relax, Stay!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Metairie Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Dog - New Orleans News Story - WDSU New Orleans


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Subject: Hot Off the Press: 112th Congress Midterm Humane Scorecard | Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Hot Off the Press: 112th Congress Midterm Humane Scorecard | Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Link to Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

Posted: 13 Jan 2012 09:37 AM PST
Last month I provided a look at our 2011 congressional year in review for animals, and noted many of the achievements and setbacks during the first half of the 112th Congress. We made progress for animal protection on a number of fronts, especially increased funding to crack down on puppy mills and horse soring despite a very tough budget climate, and laid the groundwork for important policies to be considered in 2012.
2011 Humane ScorecardI’m pleased to announce today that the Humane Society Legislative Fund has posted the final version of the 2011 Humane Scorecard, where you can track the performance of your federal lawmakers on key animal protection issues during last year. We rated legislators based on their voting behavior on measures such as agribusiness subsidies, lethal predator control, and the Endangered Species Act; their cosponsorship of priority bills on puppy mills, horse slaughter, animal fighting, and chimps in research; their support for funding the enforcement of animal welfare laws; and their leadership on animal protection. All of the priority bills whose cosponsorships we’re counting enjoy strong bipartisan support; in the House, each of the four now has more than 150 cosponsors.
The Humane Scorecard is not a perfect measuring tool, but creating some reasonable yardstick and allowing citizens to hold lawmakers accountable is central to our work. The HSUS historically and in recent years HSLF have been publishing the Humane Scorecard since the 103rd Congress (which covered 1993-1994), so this annual congressional snapshot has been available for nearly two decades. Additionally, The HSUS has just published its report card on the Obama administration, measuring the performance of the federal regulatory agencies on animal welfare issues, and giving the administration a subpar grade of C-minus for 2011.
When the Humane Scorecard comes out each year, it helps clarify how the animal protection movement is doing geographically, by party affiliation, and in other categories. It helps us chart our course for animals by seeing where we have been effective, and where we need to improve. And much more needs to be done, as we have just begun 2012 and are pushing animal protection policy issues forward in the second half of the 112th Congress.
Here are a few of the most important statistics from 2011:
  • A bipartisan group of 30 Senators and 97 Representatives covering 38 states, three U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia led as prime sponsors of pro-animal legislation and/or scored a perfect 100—nearly one-third of the Senate and one-quarter of the House.
  • The average Senate score was a 41, with Senate Democrats averaging 58, Senate Republicans averaging 22, and Senate Independents averaging 100.
  • The average House score was a 42, with House Democrats averaging 70, and House Republicans averaging 19.
  • Fifteen Senators scored 100 or 100+.
  • Eleven Senators scored zero.
  • Sixty-five Representatives scored 100 or 100+.
  • One hundred ten Representatives scored zero.
  • The New England region led the pack with an average Senate score of 83 and an average House score of 69, followed closely by the Mid-Atlantic region with a Senate score of 62 and a House score of 67, and the West with a Senate score of 60 and a House score of 55.
  • The Rocky Mountains and the Southeast were at the bottom with average Senate scores of 28 and 26, respectively, and average House scores of 22 and 26.
  • California, Connecticut, and Vermont were the only states with an average Senate score of 100.
  • Georgia and Kansas were the only states in which both Senators scored zero.
  • Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont were the only states with an average House score above 80, and of them, only Rhode Island had an average House score of 100.
  • Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming were the only states with an average House score below 10.
I’d like to give special thanks to the following three Senators and 26 Representatives who scored the highest possible 100+, meaning they had a perfect score on animal protection and also provided key leadership on a particular issue or issues:
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
  • Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
  • Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii)
  • Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
  • Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
  • Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.)
  • Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
  • Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
  • Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)
  • Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.)
  • Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.)
  • Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio)
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)
  • Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.)
  • Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
  • Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.)
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)
  • Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.)
  • Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
  • Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.)
I hope you will use the Humane Scorecard as a guide, and communicate with your lawmakers about their grades for 2011. If they scored high marks, please thank them for their support of animal protection. If they did poorly, please tell them you’re watching and you hope they’ll do better in 2012. Let all your federal legislators know that you and other constituents care about the humane treatment of animals, and want to see common-sense policies enacted to protect these creatures from cruelty and abuse.


Yes - please wipe your feet before you cross the street. 

So happy!

These two get meat balls as a treat... spoiled!

Darling babies...

So excited to see us. This is why this job is so amazing... we are treated like rock stars every thirty minutes.

For a split second...

I freaked out! 

Walkin' Marissa

Hard work but... oh so much fun!  And - I get to see her AGAIN today.
Thanks Mommy!



What is Pamela & Mike's baby doing?

This cat is CRAZY but we love it!  

Pamela is rockin her Mardi Gras socks!

Dog Day Afternoon - 2012

Save the date...
Dog Day Afternoon
March 25th 
@ City Park ~ Big Lake Lawn near MOMA 
This year's musical guest is Amanda Shaw

This is such a great event!  Amanda Show should be fun.  Hope to see y'all there.

On our way to play school!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Walkin' Pamela

Hurry home Mommy... we will be taking a good nap today!

Dogs die under care of pet sitter | Phoenix

This was posted on my Facebook wall today...

"Is totally thankful for Nicole Douget and team New Orleans Pet Care and reading something like this makes me realize how blessed I am to have them"

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This kills me. I am always shocked when people hire non bonded, not insured sitters. These are the same "sitters" that charge the same rate that I charge and if they pay taxes I would be shocked. I background everyone that walks into my house - prior to the first interview. I also background check prospective clients when I have an uncomfortable vibe. This is tragic for this poor family.


Open the door lady...

Milkbones calling our name!

Trashing the house is hard work...

"My bad" - RW

Everyone is lazy today!

I want two Labs!

To cold Bradley!

Let me stay in and cuddles Mommy... 


Good morning New Orleans! Barb sent this one first thing this am!

"Doggy porn - Tinker's teets 😁"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

So happy!

Nothing like a spin around the Riverbend...  

Kayaker Rescues Miracle Dog in Gulf of Mexico | i Love Dogs

Wow. Amazing.

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My other babies!

35 more days y'all!  

The Pits and the Pendulum | News | Gambit New Orleans News and Entertainment


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Sweet baby B

Shall we just jump to the cookie part?

Learning how to express my love!


Have room for a baby?!

This sweet girl -- Tula, is a 2 year old Louisiana Brown Dog, a mix of everything - like a good gumbo.  

Tula is a full-fledged miracle dog and now she's hoping for a second miracle.  She was found a year ago... near death in a ditch, a rope tied around her neck, starving and so weak she could barely stand.  She had been shot in the face and left to die.  Fortunately, the bullet only hit her cheek but, it was badly infected. Tula was nursed back to health, fed lot's of yummy kibble and shown compassion and love by the wonderful employees of PAWS. Now, after a year at PAWS, she's looking for her next find her forever home. 

Like some long-timers at PAWS, Tula doesn’t get noticed because she is a bit shy until she gets to know you. Don't let her shyness fool you... she is a real lover and dedicated to being near you. If you've got a lap to share, she's your gal. 

Tula is spayed, microchipped and up to date on shots.  If you or someone you know is ready to be the next miracle in Tula's life, please contact Cheri at PAWS (504) 392-1601. 

I love her...

I love when we do AM visits and have to wake the baby up...
How cute is she?!  

I want this

I love this bus stop bench!

Monday, January 16, 2012

This goes on for hours...

Anyone want to borrow Henri for a few hours?



Heads up Marigny Clients & Friends

just moved to a new apartment in the Marigny and landlord let the cat out...  it's been missing since Jan 11.   Signs and constant searching has brought no sightings and no clues at all, so we think it's possible someone picked her up and took her home.  She is MICROCHIPPED AND DECLAWED so if anyone comes across a new cat fitting this description being brought in...  Many thanks!!  Blake
Missing since Jan 11, from the Marigny
Spayed, declawed female,
 medium-long hair tortoiseshell
Call 435-640-6802.

Gambit New Orleans News and Entertainment | Gambit Digital Edition

Check out the cover story...

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New toy!

I wonder if Mad Dog and 2,2 are going to ride?

All good Daddy!

Go where?

Let's just watch TV!