Tagged with dogs

The Original Party Animal

Who was the original Party Animal? Mostly likely it was Spuds MacKenzie. In the late 1980s, Spuds became the official mascot and spokes dog for Bud Light beer and made his debut in a Bud Light Super Bowl XXI ad. According to the New York Times, he helped raise sales by 20% But like many … Continue reading

Did you know?

Did you know that 18% of pet owners share their bed with their pet? And that dogs make 10 sounds and cats, 100? ??? Did you know that all dogs have unique nose prints, much like humans’ fingerprints? ??? Did you know that Siberian Huskies curl up in a ball and use their fluffy tails … Continue reading

CAN you spare a dime?

A few years ago, when my daughter attended Penn State, she would bring sorority sisters home for the weekend. Then, on Saturday, they would go canning on street corners or in front of Starbucks. This meant shaking cans to collect money from people passing and donate it to a worthy cause – in this case, … Continue reading

Hot Dogs (and Cats)

  It has been hot!  Nearly 100 degrees here in Morris County, New Jersey. And in the town of Boonton, there’s also a pack of hot dogs – hot in an artsy kind of way. They’re life-sized, fiber-glass creations decorated by local artists which have been unleashed along the town’s Main Street. There’s a city … Continue reading

188 Terriers

No, this is not at all like 101 Dalmatians. This is the true story of 188 terriers, including new and pregnant moms, that were recently rescued from a hoarding situation by St. Hubert’s in Madison, New Jersey. The dogs had been confined inside a house and never experienced the simple joys in life –  walking … Continue reading