Hit Me With a Ton of (Yellow) Bricks

For as long as I’ve been reading dog blogs I’ve been coveting something but just never seemed like the right time to order-until now.  For the third quarter of this year (July, August, September) the Fort Wayne Pit Bull Coalition will be the Rescue Partner recipient from Yellow Brick Home!  (and I swoon)

I have wanted a  painting/portrait done of the boys since before Julius even came along, but I was always just so wishy washy about it.  Also, I knew that working with Kim at Yellow Brick Home is an experience and I wasn’t sure I could do justice verbally to showcase my boys. In my mind I sift through pictures and pick out adjectives to describe the boys in order to help capture their essence.   I’m pretty sure I know how to have Julius done, but as ever Ray the Complex has me worried.  How will I ever begin to describe him?

Well I’m  sure to find out because not only is our Coalition  set to earn 10% from the purchases at Yellow Brick Home for the next quarter, but for the next three days you can shop and snag yourself a nice discount too!  Who wouldn’t want one!??

Just enter the code WELOVEFWPBC to receive 10% off everything in the petshop!  Wait!  What if you’re not exactly ready to order?  No problem, get a gift certificate (or two) and still reap the benefits.

Who will you have immortalized in a mini portrait?

Walk for a Dog

I have a love/hate relationship with my “smartphone.” Sometimes I think it is so stupid and stubborn that I’ve actually yelled at it and called it bad names. Other times, I think, “Wow, you really know me!”

(Not that I anthropomorphize at all or anything.) I like the fact that, although it is Big Brother-ish, my phone usually knows where I am going on various days and times and feeds me interesting tidbits of information.


Well over the course of the weekend, I ran across an app while on Oscar the Vicktory dog’s Facebook page that I wanted to share with everyone. (Pretend you don’t already know about this and that I’m not the last one in the Universe to use it.) It’s called Walk for a Dog and basically, you download the app, walk your dog (or a shelter dog), pick a shelter or rescue and for every mile you walk, you earn cold, hard cash for your group.


I’ve loaded both Ray and Julius in the app, but if you don’t have a dog you can “Walk for Cassie” (android option) and still earn your shelter or rescue money and I think I’ll probably have to create another to use as a universal shelter dog for my app so I can kind of keep track of everything separately.


So other than the fact that this is a phone app, why am I all about my phone, you ask? When I downloaded the app and began the super easy set up, the Allen County SPCA prefilled in the app. I highly recommend that anyone who walks a dog, has a smartphone and supports a shelter or rescue downloads this app and begins earning some funds by doing what you already do.