My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Omar Blue And The Fetch A Cure Fundraisers

Not long along I told you how daughter Joy and I were volunteer members of an organization called Fetch A Cure.  If you recall we took Omar and the K-9 Town Peepers with us to an event so they could take word back to the  Pack that there are people who really care about their canine families and friends.  Now they love hearing about  Fetch A Cure. 

Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st, the 2nd Annual Car Pool Bow Tie Open Golf Tournament and the 5th Annual Pets on Parade Benefit & Auction.  Fetch A Cure’s two biggest fundraisers of the year, to raise awareness and funds for Fetch A Cure's community oriented programs.
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Come on Ma.


Here’s Omar waiting impatiently for me to come in and check again on word about the total amount the events had raised. He and his pack know that it takes lots of “that thing called money” to keep these important programs going. They love hearing about the Companions in Crisis program, which provides financial assistance to people that can’t afford treatments and medication for their pets diagnosed with cancer.

Omar says the female Elders at K-9 Town can cure anything, but being the devoted animals they are, these pets don’t like leaving their people families for too long at a time.
 
Another of the pack’s favorites. Through a partnership with the Virginia Department of Corrections, inmates at Virginia correctional centers train and socialize rescue dogs with guidance and instruction from two professional dog trainers. The Pen Pals program not only lowers the rate of euthanasia in Virginia’s city dog shelters, but also provides life skills to inmates. The rescue dogs chosen for the program come from Richmond Animal Control and Southside SPCA shelters. On average, 90 dogs are rescued and placed into loving homes every year through Pen Pals 

We all know how Omar and his pack are big on rescues.  I don’t think I’ll tell him where these shelters are located.
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How'd we do?

Back to our original conversation, Omar and I went back into the house to see if there was any news. There was.  The two events were tremendous successes. PROCEEDS TOTALED NEARLY $220,000.  That’s right, $220,000.  All the hard work paid off. 
I was talking to Omar, I thought.  We can continue our mission to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets!!  Our vision is intact!!  We may one day see a community where no one is denied a choice for their pet because of lack of options, education or funding!!”
I snapped out of my happy, somewhat loud moment and got to the door just in time to see Omar rounding a corner at top speed, headed for his beloved K-9 Town, USA, where his pack would surely be waiting.


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As usual, I’ve told my story my way but this time I didn’t stray too far from the real deal.

Go to the Fetch A Cure site at http://www.fetchacure.com/ to get a full understanding of the help that’s available to you and our furry friends. 

Mention Fetch A Cure to family and friends.

Volunteer.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

OMAR BLUE AND FREEDOM FOR ALL



We were snacking after dinner


My Omar Blue and me


When we heard a familiar bark


We knew who it would be.





Was that beautiful shepherd Freedom


I hadn’t seen him for a while


Look how erect he’s standing


I really like his style.




Instead of Freedom coming in


Omar went out to see


The reason for this was simple enough


They didn’t want to share with me.





I was bored and wanted something to do


And decided then and there


Those two may think they’re leaving me


But I’ll follow them anywhere.





Omar came back in the house


Freedom stayed outside


He knew I had some questions


And I could tell if he lied.





They left, I followed


though I couldn’t keep up


It still turned out alright


I made it to their destination


Then hid back out of sight.





I realized I was near K-9 Town


But I could feel much danger here


Omar and Freedom were different now


I didn’t know this pair.





They were talking to the tree monsters


I could see they were getting mad


Omar’s eyes were like bright lights


Freedom looked just as bad.


They ran off into the dark woods


Leaving the tree monsters behind


Obviously on a mission


What were they looking to find?





I didn’t wait around to see


I wanted to get home fast


It wouldn’t be the first time


Didn’t want it to be my last.





I waited up for Omar


What a horrible scary night


All I could do was picture


Him and Freedom in a terrible fight.





Omar got home the next morning


With Freedom at his side


They were my beautiful dogs again


Didn’t tell them I had spied.





He asked me to come outside with them


I followed right away


The sight I saw was so wonderful


I think about it every day.


Omar can we keep them!

I know just what to do

No ma they can’t stay here

It would only make trouble for you.



We did some things last night you see

Can’t tell you any more

Good thing the tree monsters were looking on

And told us what they saw.



The puppies are going to K-9 Town

To grow up with my Pack

I knew you’d want to see them

Maybe one day they’ll come back.



As Omar and Freedom led them off

I knew this was the best thing

The puppies would grow up big and strong

With all the happiness love can bring.

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Eventually, Omar told me how the tree monsters helped him and Freedom rescue the puppies.  We may be enemies he said, but we don’t do much to really hurt each other.

I said to myself, what a place to live and learn, K-9 Town, USA.

Freedom was first introduced in our post of May 26, 2011, My Heros. Feel free to refresh your memories.


Oh!  And this is the only time I'm fessing up. The cute little dobies actually come from Iron Dog Kennels in Swansea, SC where Omar Blue was born and lived  until the ripe old age of 8 weeks old.
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