Friday, February 12, 2010

I hope he's the wiener

Candidate: Theo.

This is where my vote is!  But I'm biased because that guy is my very own Theo.  He was rescued from an Amish puppy mill by Best Friends and I adopted him through Pets Alive.  It was love at first sight.  My husband and I weren't planning on getting another, were sure we couldn't handle another, but I was volunteering one day and another volunteer said, "Could you hold him for a minute?"  The next thing I knew there was a small brown bundle of fur in my arms, a bundle with long silky ears, and then the bundle burrowed his long cold nose into my neck and our fates were sealed.

Theo is demanding and needy, he communicates with his urine and he refuses to let me brush him.  But whenever I sit still, he finds my lap and curls up in it.  And if I stroke his ears just so, he'll fall asleep.  And when he falls asleep he kicks his legs, running in his sleep, and he grunts and growls and barks, so I lay a hand on his chest and he heaves a big sigh and is quiet.  That is when he breaks my heart all over again.  I love him so.


We're getting close to the line for submissions but you still have time!  If you'd like to submit your Furry Valentine, send a photo and a brief description to  Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 14th, 2010.  To see the other contestants so far, click here, here, and here.  Vote for your favorite by emailing  To see the prizes click here and for the rules of the game click here.

And remember, the bake sale and adoption event are tomorrow at Petqua!  Come one, come all!  Buy home-made pies with made-from-scratch pie crusts or a batch of fresh-baked vegan cookies for your human Valentine.  We'll also have chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cinnamon roll cookies and much more!  All of the proceeds go towards saving the lives of NYC's homeless animals.

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1 comment:

traceytoole said...

Theo is a wiener winner!

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