Sunday, May 16, 2010

Help Prevent Homeless Danes after the Marmaduke Movie Comes Out!

Hey evfurybody,

I am super excited that the Marmaduke movie is coming out next month but am also worried that many Great Dane puppies will wind up turned into rescues after the adorable puppy stage wears off. You know that the same thing happened when 101 Dalmatians came out and when Paris Hilton fell in love with chihauhuas and the Taco Bell commercials came out. Every kid begged their parents for one without doing research about the breed or being prepared to care for them for their lives. With Great Danes, the trouble is tripled because we are GIANT dogs who need lots of love, food, attention and special care. (Not to gross you out but you can see the size of my poop compared to a tennis ball!)

As some of you may know, I came to my forever home through Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue (RMGDRI), based out of Denver, CO. RMGDRI is ramping up its DogSkool program to educate the public about Great Danes. History has proven that when a new movie is released featuring a certain breed of dog, spontaneous purchases of that breed increase. These spontaneous purchases often lead to a flood of unwanted dogs at shelters/rescues because the new owners did not do their research and were not prepared to care for their new four-legged family member.

According to Laura Rubin, President of the Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue Inc., "We get many young Great Danes into rescue with the surrendering reason that they were purchased as cute little puppies and six months later have turned into 100 lb. untrained teenagers and the owners can't handle them."

The press release from RMGDRI continues, "DogSkool is the brainchild of RMGDRI with the purpose of portraying Great Danes in a realistic manner teaching people about the breed; their special needs; and what to expect when owning one. Great Danes are very affectionate dogs and are a joy to own, but new owners must be educated, responsible, and committed to their care before opening their home to one."

Please, help us get the word out that owning a Great Dane, or any dog for that matter, is a great responsibility that should not be taken lightly.

An amazing woman and her dog Harley are also driving across the country to raise funds and awareness of Great Danes. She has launched the "Get Harley on Ellen" campaign to again help educate the public about our majestic breed. Visit here to learn what you can do to help.

Knowing that education is only the first step to fight the proliferation of surrendered animals, please donate to RMGDRI (or any Great Dane rescue in your area) to help find Great Danes forever homes.

Big Dane leans and toots!
Love, Bru

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Find AskBrutus in The Anipal Times

Hi my furiends,

I just wanted to make sure that everybody knows that my AskDrBrutus column can now be found in The Anipal Times as a regular column. My first official entry is here.

The Anipal Times will be published on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month so make sure to read often.

As always, if you'd like to submit a question, please tweet @AskBrutus.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

St. Paws Riverdance

OMD, I've got my own Riverdance video! Pawesome...thanks @CokietheCat!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunshine Award

Thanks to my dear furiends @mariodacat and @cokiethecat and @CelebrityPets who all honored me with the Sunshine Award. You can see @mariodacat's blog here and @cokiethecat's blog here and @CelebrityPets blog here!

The rules for accepting the Sunshine Award are as follows:

1. Put the Sunshine Award flower logo on your blog or within your post
2. Pass the award onto 12 bloggers who fill your life with sunshine
3. Link the winners within your post
4. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they've received the Sunshine Award
5. Post these instructions so they'll know what to do!

Here are the 12 anipals that I give this award to but every single one of my pals deserves it!
@kittehboi Who's tidy whitey #DudeFest avatar will be forever burned into my mind
@CheshireK who I so enjoy working sekurity with
@Niqqi who makes me smile every morning when she says hello. A wonderful pawty planner as well.
@busybuttons who constantly makes me smile with requests for the #ScoobyDance and her obsession with squeaky toys
@ZackRabbit who is the best bunny chef I know
@Snick_the_Dog who is the best #PawPawty sekurity captain ever
@SirFudgeEsq who constantly surprises and amazes me with his wit and wisdom
@MadLabM who send me bacon treats all the time
@Smokeypoodle who is my sekurity buddy and all around great pal from the West!
@kyba who makes great avatars for so many of our anipals
@mattiedog who is one of my closest Twitter pals. Vote for him on the Twitter Wall!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Honest Scrap Award

Hi everybody!

My dear furiends @henryandfriends and @SirFudgeEsq honored me with this award. I am so pleased that they would think of me. @henryandfriends is very special and furiendly and was one of the first anipals I met on Twitter. Here is the link to his webpage so you can learn more about him. @SirFudgeEsq is by far the most intriguing character I've met on Twitter and am really honored that he would give me the nod. Here is the link to his blog but be forewarned that his blog is not for the faint of heart or sensitive types but I still enjoy his musings.

Here is the award they gave me!

So I am supposed to say 10 things about myself that no one knows and then give the award to another 10 furiends. So here we go!

10 Things About Myself
1. I can't catch a treat to save my life. Never caught anything thrown to me.
2. I don't like peanut butter.
3. I'm afraid of the pool cues on the wall downstairs.
4. I really like my sisfur Tess (she just doesn't like me).
5. Palms are my favorite houseplants to eat.
6. I can't go to sleep unless my entire body and head is covered up and tucked in.
7. I run and hide on another floor when mom gets the vacuum out.
8. I don't even chase the birds who eat from our birdfeeder.
9. Dad makes to most excellent bacon in the world.
10. Mom loves me the most!

10 Furiends Who I've Given the Award To