Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thank you Mother Nature...

I saw this on Facebook this AM... love.

A Dog's Purpose?
(from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa , and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued, 

''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently. 

There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE...Getting back up is LIVING...

Have a great life.

Nyx ladies...

Get your party on until 3:30am... no leaving early.

I have mad respect for y'all


I love it!

I framed it...  
Such a touching gift.  

My 2013 resolution is to make sure to do this more often for people!

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Mahatma Gandhi  

Hi Mommy!

My best friend is BACK!

Sweet baby PA

2x a day 7 days a week and sometimes 3x a day...
We all love this little girl!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Made my day!

Thank you!  I appreciate you guys more than I can begin to express.
Here's to 2013 being a wonderful year for you,

2013 SPCA Pet First Aid & CPR Course...

Next class is the 12th @ 9am!  The following is 2.16 @ 9am!  It is fantastic...  please try to do it if you can.

I could be wrong but...

I seriously do not think Mary did it.

We are so sad...

Capt. Mommy is moving.  

Super Service Challenge New Orleans Featuring the Louisiana SPCA

Dear Friends,
Companies With A Mission and The Brees Dream Foundation have partnered for the Super Service Challenge in New Orleans giving nonprofit organizations, like the Louisiana SPCA, a chance to win $25,000!
Three volunteer groups selected the Louisiana SPCA as their charity of choice and spent one day of service helping out around the shelter and interacting with animals. We are grateful for the time and energy these groups put into their day of service as well as their submissions to help us win anywhere from $2,000 to $25,000! Any winnings will benefit the animals in need that come to our shelter everyday.  
Here's where you come in. Click on this link and type in "SPCA" to view the three entries made on our behalf. Vote for us as your charity of choice!
Thank you for your support and to the volunteers from Edward Jones Investments, Bourgeois Bennett, LLC and the Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank for dedicating a day of service to the LA/SPCA!
Voting ends Friday, January 18 so don't delay!

Do we have to go get a bath Barb?

Make Bradley come get us ASAP!

Happy Birthday Jessica!

After Hurricane Katrina, Jessica came to work for me.  Our first interview was something else y'all.  She kept her head down until I started to ask her questions about her pets.  When she answered those questions are eyes sparkled.  She had me at hello!  She helped grow this business into what it is today and I did not ever think I would survive without her.  She spent her Undergrad Degree with me and worked for us on/off during Nursing School.  She is now a Nurse and I could not be more proud of her.  She started as a Team Member and turned into a little sister, a best friend and someone that will always be part of our life.  I swear today if I asked Jessica for help, she would be here as quickly as she could.

I love you Jessica Ann Jacob.  You are a tornado but my goodness... you kept me laughing!  

Pamela's doodle bug...

I love that face!

I just had to...

Best dog photobomb ever.  
Admit it - you laughed!

Don't leave me Ms. Pamela...

I will miss you too!


The storm yesterday knocked down my U-verse.  So... we are going to have one of those days.  If you email us and don't hear back from us, please be patient...  we are working from the iPhone.  No worry... AT&T will be here between 6pm - 8pm.  It is going to we a great day at world wide headquarters :) !

This party ROCKS!

Until March 15th.... Please share!

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Love living below sea level!

Cross paws...

Someone wants to meet me tomorrow!
I really want a forever home... 

Water dog HEAVEN!

Want to let them play in the water... head to Audubon!

Dear City of New Orleans:

Please, please pick up these trees. Henri has to mark every single one of them!

It is raining y'all!

This really does not help on days like these...


As always, we are business as usual.  Rocking rubber boots, I have an SUV if need be... they will all be taken care of come hell or high water y'all!  That is how we roll!  

Play time with Pamela...

Only 11 changes today...



Morning y'all!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Jerky Treats Recall

January 9, 2013 – NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Company of St. Louis, MOhas today announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats sold in the U.S. until further notice.
Waggin Train Chicken Jerky Treats Logo
The company is taking this action after learning this week that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) found trace amounts of antibiotic residue in samples of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch chicken jerky products.

Thanks DH!

Spend the PM party @ Tink's

Holding down the sofa!

I want this sign!

All fun and games until...

the cone comes out!

PAWS needs litter pans...

If you are out and about...  PAWS could use some new litter pans.  I hear Dollar Tree has them.  If you can afford to pick some up, we will be glad to take them to PAWS.  

Thanks so much!

Heads up y'all!


Dear Neighbor,
We would like to notify you that we will be shooting scenes in your area for a feature film identified by the City ofNew Orleansas "Production L." The film is a small romance set in New Orleans. 

We will be filming at 2504 Prytania St. on Friday, January 11, 2013, and Saturday, January 12, 2013. During this time we will have “NO PARKING” restrictions on the following streets:

"NO PARKING" signs for filming and unloading equipment in the following areas beginning, January 10th, and ending, January 12th.
-2500 Block of Prytania St., No Parking Anytime, 1/10 - 1/12 (river side only)
-1400 Block of Second St., No Parking Anytime, 1/11-1/12 (both sides)
-1400 Block of Third St., No Parking Anytime 1/11 - 1/12 (uptown side)

Dates of Filming:
Friday, January 11, and, Saturday, January 12, 2013, during the hours of 8a.m. to 9p.m.

We realize that this is a sensitive residential neighborhood, and are making every effort to minimize our impact on public spaces, and only necessary personnel will come to set. All crew cars/personal vehicles will be parked in a private lot off-site.

Uniformed law enforcement officers will be assisting us with intermittent traffic control on Prytania St. during filming, on both Friday 1/11, and again on Saturday 1/12.  We will hold traffic on Prytania and release between takes, from First St. to Fourth St. in both directions. In order to alleviate congestion we will not be stopping traffic during rush hour, and no longer than 3 minute durations.

These arrangements are being made with knowledge and cooperation of The New Orleans Police Department, Department of Public Works, and Film New Orleans within the Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy. For more information, feel free to contact Katherine Williams of Film New Orleans at (504-658-0923).

Please feel free to call the locations department with any questions or concerns. We appreciate the opportunity to continue making movies in the City of New Orleans and are grateful for your hospitality.

John Jabaley                         Justin Etienne                                 Brady Flynn
Location Manager                 Assistant Location Manager            Locations Assistant
(504) 252-0723                     504-251-4157                                 985-630-1396       
504.658.0923 (O)
504.329.0665 (C)
504.658.4238 (F)

One of us is a hot mess...

Even with two 30 minute walks twice a day!

Don't worry...

Off season = MAD work!

I am such a good boy...

90% of the time!


You know you had a good walk when you hit the bed before we leave!

Schnauzer needs a home...

Please contact Schnauzer Rescue if you are interested in more information or to meet and foster Scooter to see if he is a good fit for your home!   Colleen Mooney or                Susan Diehl

Scooter is a 1-1/2 yr old salt and pepper male who loves to play with toys and give kisses.  He is up to date on all shots, heartworm preventative, neutered, microchipped, and housebroken.  He loves to play with other dogs, go to doggie day care, and play at the dog park.  He gets along with kids and adults and loves everyone he meets.

Mardi Gras Beads

We donate to various organizations each year.  If you are willing to collect them, we will gladly pick them up and deliver them for you.  As you know, they are SUPER heavy so if you could package them in strong  medium size trash bags so that we can handle them, it would be appreciated.  I will remind everyone as it gets closer and as it comes to an end!  

Funny - I am up...

Why?  Because I woke up falling off of the bed! 
You think these two care that I have the flu? 

Much better Mother Nature!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I am back on the Bayou!

Can we just stay in bed?

Better Mommy!

I got it!

Only 35 more days!

It is beginning to look a lot Mardi Gras!

Pamela - please come make it pretty... it got smashed.  

ARNO Fundraiser - Friday the 11th!

I am so sorry this is so hard to read.  ARNO is having a 12th Night Fundraiser on Friday the 11th of January at the Creole Gardens Bed and Breakfast in the Garden District from 6pm - 10pm.  They always do such a great job with this event and I hate to miss it this year!  You can purchase tickets online.  It is $25.00 per person and and that includes a chance to win a grand prize, fabulous food and live music.  And - they will have a ca$h bar to help raise even more money.  

Try to make it...  It is a fun time!

The Mardi Gras stands are going up!

Pamela is playing with me!

Tink's house guests!