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Category Archives: Dogs in the news

Dogs can sell anything!

It is great to have a competitive well-match Super Bowl, but the commercials are the real reason many (including myself) watch the big game. 

Did you noticed how many dogs appeared in the Super Bowl commercials this year? There were a few standouts that had Jeff and I laughing out loud . . .

Sketchers had a creative ad featuring a super fast Bulldog, here’s Mr. Quiggly:

Apparently Sketchers is getting some slack by an  animal advocate group that is protesting them claiming they are glorifying dog racing and have started on online petition.   I’m just thrilled that Sketchers chose a bulldog over Kim Kardashian!

Volkswagen had a cute idea with “Bolt the Dog” getting into shape, however I think the Star Wars reference at the end kind of ruined it. I’d rather seen more of Bolt:

This one is a much better Star Wars based option from Volkswagen that they aired for a few weeks before the Super Bowl as a teaser:

There were several other commercials that either featured dogs or at least had them in the background. The BEST ad by far was Bud Light introducing us to “Weego”.  Weego is a rescue dog featured in their newest ad.  Weego now has a large following, if you visit Bud Light’s facebook page and LIKE them they are donating $1 for each like up to $250,000 to ARF (Animal Rescue Fund).

CLICK HERE to see Bud Light’s Facebook page.

The game was good, Madonna was fierce (if that is what 50 looks like, I can’t wait to get there), but the commercials were the stand out especially those featuring our furry friends.

 

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ASPCA Dog of the Year 2011

Congratulations to Ricochet!
Ricochet has been chosen as the
ASPCA 2011 Dog of the Year.

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As a pup Ricochet was chosen to be a service dog, however her love of chasing birds took her out of that career. With the help of her human, she now is a champion surfer-dog working with disabled surfers and helps with fundraising for “Surfin’ for Paws-abilities” to help raise money for those in need. Ricochet has helped to raise over $125,000!

 

Visit Ricochet’s Website to see more about her amazing life and learn about donating.

Visit the ASPCA’s Website to see information on all the 2011 award winners.

Honor

Veterans Day 11/11/11
Today we honor and remember our past, current, and future Military members.

Furry Angel
by Christopher Dion

She is my guardian angel
Clad in 2 tone fur
Ever there beside me
In the darkness as in the light
Her nose ever seeks out
That which would destroy
She walks head long into danger
All to see me safely home
No gold or glory does she seek
Merely my love and a little praise
No truer angel has man ever known
Than this dog that walks beside me
In this far off foreign land

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