Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund on a Bahamas Vacation!

"Tales From The Front Lines" Supports Service Dogs For Military Veterans

Bark Of Love believes that military veterans are still a shamefully underserved group. We also believe that not enough people recognize the value and intelligence of canine companions to provide sorely needed help for our military personnel after they've served our country and returned home to deal with physical and emotion scars and damage.

The wonderful folks at WolfSinger Publications published Tails from the Front Lines, an anthology of stories about the bond between warriors and their canine friends.
The list of authors in this book are rather impressive.

  • Doranna Durgin
  • Rebecca McFarland Kyle
  • L.J. Bonham
  • Andrew Seddon
  • Dana Bell
  • C.R. Assap
  • Kevin J. Anderson
  • S.A. Wallin
  • M. H. Bonham
  • Carol Hightshoe
  • Michelle Biddix-Simmons
  • T.H. Cragg

The profits go to Train A Dog Save A Warrior TADSAW . TADSAW, INC. is a Texas 501(c)(3)  not for profit organization, EIN:45-4556055,  administering  the ‘Train A Dog – Save A Warrior’ (TADSAW) program.
The TADSAW, INC. mission is to provide for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog, as designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990/2010 guidelines, for any wounded Veteran Service Member (Active Duty. Retired, Discharged) surviving with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in order to restore and improve the Veteran’s Quality of Life with a canine ‘Battle Buddy’, at no charge to the Veteran or the family.
I urge everyone who wants to show support for our veterans to visit the websites of TADSAW and Wolfsinger Publications

Proceeds from Tails From the Front Lines will be donated to Train A Dog; Save A Warrior

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ball dogs back at Brazil Open tennis tournament

(CNN)A hit last year, ball dogs are back at a tennis tournament in Sao Paulo. 
Four dogs from local shelters were showcased 12 months ago during the clay-court tournament in Brazil's largest city -- and all four were eventually adopted.
    It was a barking good idea, then. 
    This time around, six canines ranging in age from four to 10 -- Cindy, Nanda, Pretinha, Mia, Arlete and Ovelha -- will be fetching balls during the warmups on the semifinal and final days, March 4-5. 
    "They are dogs that have had a difficult trajectory, yes, but what we want to point out is not the history suffered from the past, but to prove that no matter what they have gone through, they can be great companions today and in the future!" Madalena Spinazzola, from pet-food maker PremieR Pet -- organizing the initiative with the tournament -- told the Brazil Open's website. 

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Authors And Their Dogs

    Because, what better inspiration and companionship for an author?

    Virginia Woolf and Pinka

    Dorothy Parker and Misty

    Stephen King and Molly

    Elissa Sussman and Basil

    Maurice Sendak and Herman