September 29th 2009 10:13 am
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Just a note.
I have been busy and distracted with life, so have not been keeping up on my Week in Boxers posts, but wanted to send a little reminder that CaliforniaBoxer.org is still here.
Lately I'm adding about 10 new dogs a day. Most are young dogs, and many are victims of the housing crisis.
If you get a chance, come take a look at these deserving faces. Tck them away in your mind and the next time someone asks you where they can get a boxer of their own, give them the URL to the site.
August 20th 2009 11:55 am
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Trying to get back in my Thurs Ca-Boxers-in-shelters reminder groove.
PetHarbor was acting hinkey today so not everyone has a pic, and my CaliBoxers FaceBook acct seems to not like my password anymore and is taking its sweet time emailing me my reminder, so I'm a little off kilter today.
I added 2 seniors today, both in SoCal and both about 9 years old ;-(
Also, check out Mr B...
He's an extremely handsome man. I suppose he is the definition of a "Black Boxer".
I listed him as a mix, but can sure understand why some people insist that they do indeed exist.
I think I am going to start a free-for-all on Saturdays, listing *all* the boxers I see, rather than just the new ones. Some of these dogs have been in the shelter for months, and maybe this will shed a little more light on them and soften someone's heart just enough...
I'm really excited to have this project spill over into Las Vegas.
While its just one city/county, there is a particular shelter there that sometimes seems to be overrun with boxers, and the only rescue is clear at the other end of the state.
Tomorrow is going to be non-stop. I'm going to try and get the dogs all listed early in the morning.
We're off to spend the day at the Warped tour (multiple loud rock bands). Its an all day event about 2 hours from here.
We have friends playing in some of the bands, and best of all, we are taking my almost-13-yo niece. Its her first concert, and but for us she would have been the only kid in 8th grade who was not going.
She actually cried when I told her, and was for a rare moment speechless.
Its goind to be a long day. We had planned to take the boxers and spend the night in Sacramento, but decided they would be safer at home, so we'll come back tomorrow night.
Also, check it out!
This photo of said niece, some 8 years ago, with one of my rescues, was accepted by the L.A. Times for their Rescued Pets gallery.
Anyway, that's the Thurs update and then some.
August 18th 2009 12:44 pm
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Sorry its been so long since I reported on behalf of all the boxers waiting in California shelters for permenant homes.
Between a sad family event and then company here, I have just not had the energy to form my thoughts into typey words lately.
Hopefully we are settled down now for a few weeks.
I don't know the exact number of boxers added to the list in the last 14 or so days, but my best guess would be about 110.
Once again, they are spread out through the entire state, but with a large concentration in SoCal.
While there have been a few seniors and a couple who need special attention, my overall impression is that most are just good, happy, 4-year-old males.
Lots of optimistic faces looking back at me.
Though today I added Bandit - a young boy in need of some very major medical attention.
A couple of other things...
I'm thrilled that a member of one of the lists has been inspired by this project and wanted to do the same in her town.
I'm helping her along the way and would be happy to help others too.
Las Vegas, Nv now has someone listing shelter boxers!
Check out http://VegasBoxer.californiaboxer.org
Lastly, on my own website, www.CaliforniaBoxer.org, I've gotten the registration bugs worked out, so if anyone tried to register before and could not, give it a try now. If we can get a networkof boxer lovers and rescuers communicating across the state, maybe we can get some boxers adopted.
So, until Thursday...
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