Come back after the walk to see who won Office 2007 (anyone who donates at least $10 to our walk is eligible to win!) and also see our pics (we WON'T forget our cameras this year!<g>)
Dogs in our Lives!
"We aren't house proud. If we were, we wouldn't abide the scratches on the door frame, the holes in the screen, the darkened shine of worn spots on the chair. We would wince at the mottled carpet and fret at the hair clinging to our clothes.
"We don't. If anything, we lovers of dogs, are a tolerant lot, finding greater value in the unabashed affection of our friends than in immaculate sofas. Shoes can be replaced, but heroic retrievers are timeless.
"Without dogs, our houses are cold receptacles for things. Dogs make a fire warmer with their curled presence. They wake us, greet us, protect us, and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history. On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs."
- Paul Fersen
In the Presence of Dogs
The Chapman "Barker Gang!"
Our new Sheltie puppy!
Our little lab pup has turned into a very strong dog. But she's a good middle child.
German Shepherd/Golden Retriever...and one of the smartest dogs you'll ever meet! As well as Dian & Greg's flight buddy!
Help Military & Service Dogs
- Please read this heart warming article, written by Dian Chapman: Honey, I'm Home!
Update! See how well Honey is doing in Oct TechTrax Welcome article containing a little update on her new happy life!
- And if the military isn't where you want to help, then this article should warm your heart...Man's Best Friend and see this link below for: Canine Companions. Sponsor a litter of Service Dogs for the holidays. I guarantee you'll tear up when you get their progress reports!
Helping animals after Katrina
Thanks so much to all who sponsored Shelby and Dian on their Paws Run for Their Lives mission on Oct 2, 2005. We exceeded our $1,000 goal by raising $1,035! See our PICTURES from the event.
Greg flew his plane to the Gulf to help with relief efforts! See his PICTURES.
Learn how you can help! http://www.mousetrax.com/winds.html
Don't Leave Your Animals Behind!
Learn what to do so you can plan ahead and make sure your animals will be SAFE in disaster. DON'T LEAVE THEM BEHIND! As you're seeing during Hurricane Katrina...you may not be able to get back. You risk your animals' lives and it cost much more to rescue them later. Learn more: Your Pet Needs You Even More When Disaster Strike
MouseTrax Recommended Pet Sites
Bonnie Buckley, a former animal control officer with a deep love
for animals, particularly canines...runs this selfless site...collecting
donations for care package and to help with her tirelessly work to rescue
dogs serving our military...and, therby, helping the soldiers who love
them, as well as helping provide needed equipment to military dogs serving our country...such as googles to keep sand out of their eyes and other tools the handlers need to keep their canines healthy and happy!
Read more about Military Mascots, here: Honey,
Our favorite Pet organization! These amazing dogs are trained from
pups to help disabled people become more independent. Donate
to this incredible organization and you'll not only feel great knowing
you're helping so many, but you'll receive a thank you card from your
pups, as well as a graduation notice when your pups become certified.
A card that will bring tears of pride to every animal lover!
And be sure to read an article that Dian
wrote on this wonderful organization, here: Man's
Milk Bone Products
Given the choice...purchase Milk Bone Products
because they give back!
Milk Bone Products donates fund to help
Assistants (see above link info) to people with special
needs...as well as paying for the training to provide communities across
the US with canine
law officers. Learn more about these programs by clicking
the image below.
Debbie Stonebraker Art
Debbie's artwork came to my attention when she donated some beautiful doggie artwork to Military Mascots to help them raise funds for our soldiers and their dogs. Debbie can take your photos and turn them into beautiful works of art. Look at these cute puppy photos and their wonderful, resulting artwork.
Debbie was also commission to create the beautiful painting of Sirius, the lone bomb siffing dog who was killed in the WTC 9/11 attacks. The painting was presented to the
during a memorial service for Sirius. Read more about this painting HERE. And you can view photos from the touching (grab some tissues!) memorial service for Sirius, HERE, who received full police honors!
Not only are Jacquie's cards beautiful, but her love for her dog and his pals are evident in her cards. Great electronic cards for animal lovers. Dian's friends and family are familiar with these cards, because as a member for years, Dian sends "
Chudleigh" cards all over the web!
This is one that will surely be quite useful to pet owners! It lists travel
accommodation locations that accept pets. If you need or want to travel
with your pet, you can check out this site, enter your destination and
find Pet Friendly establishments in that location.
Foster & Smith
The favorite pet supply site of MouseTrax.com and their furry staff.
Dogs, cats, fish, ponds, birds, reptiles, small animals, whatever you
need to get, chances are you'll find it on this site. Save time and money
by ordering online, and/or in bulk, from the experts. Animal medical and
health supplies, too.
Foster & Smith Pet Education
Need to learn more about your pet? A great site with tons of information,
from animal specialists and veterinarians. Buy book or read information
Here on our Pet Lovers page, you'll notice the cute dogs drawings.
These are courtesy of Ahead Graphics. You can find dog clipart (and a
few kitties), but more importantly, you can even have your dog picture
turned into a graphic!
A fun and information site for dog and cat lovers. Get valuable advice
and information about caring for your pet, have fun, read stories, learn
about breeds and even get your pets horoscope! Find what pet is best for you with their questionnaire.
Whether it's dogs, cats, fish, birds or horses, Waltham is an authority
on pets! Looking for a dog? Try their Select-A-Pet calculator or see how
your pet matches up with you.
clipart courtesy of, and copyrighted to, Ahead Graphics
If you need doggy graphics OR have a favorite
of your pet and would like to have that picture turned into
a graphic, check out Ahead