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Bead Drive Contest and Bracelet Sales for Animal Emergency Care Fund ends Dec. 31 2010/12/26

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buy bracelets to help Tucson pet owners in need

There’s still a few remaining days to buy a beautiful bracelet to benefit Animal Emergency Care Fund during the month of Dec.

Bracelets are made with donated beads and TLC.

You can buy these stunning bracelets at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., in Tucson (520) 624-9954 or online via Etsy.com

The Bead Drive Contest continues through December 31, 2010.

In Tucson, you can drop them off at:

•    Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705 (520.624-9954).
•    Buhrke’s Pet Resort, 8181 W. Tangerine Rd., Marana, AZ 85653
•    Greyt Escape – far eastside – call for directions (520.955-9061)
•    CataVinos Wine Shoppe – 3063 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712

The Bead Drive Contest random drawing will be held January 8, at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts. Time TBA.

Tucson: Animal Emergency Care Fund fundraiser – bracelets 2010/12/20

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Bracelets help animals

Buy bracelets to benefit Animal Emergency Care Fund here in Tucson.  The AECF helps people who need help paying veterinarian bills. Senior citizens on limited incomes often need assistance paying veterinarian bills. AECF pays it forward or will negotiate lower vet bills for you.

The bracelet benefit for Animal Emergency Care Fund continues through December.

Buy bracelets online. (add $3 shipping)

Buy bracelets at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Ave., 520-624-9954.  Look for the turquoise awning and the mermaid in the window.

Bracelets cost $20. One-of-a-kind creativity for your wrist…a win-win.

Help us out. Each bracelet is made with donated beads. We need beads. Bead drive contest ends Dec. 31.

Yappy News: calendar for greyhound advocates, holiday safety tips for dogs 2010/12/20

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Is red my color?

Dog Friendly News You Can Use

Holiday Safety Tips for Dogs
In the confusion of the day with guests coming and lots of delicious food around, read these tips so your pets have a safe holiday. Also beware of toys with small parts and magnets, not good for kids to swallow nor dogs either.

Holiday Calendar for Animal Advocates
Order this calendar today or tomorrow (12/20 or 21) and receive it gift wrapped or it will be sent to a friend gift wrapped. The calendar is filled with stunning greyhound photographs, adoption info, and history of advocacy accomplishments.

Pet Food Recall
The Kroger Co. is recalling select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Bead Drive Contest Continues
The bead drive continues until Dec. 31. We’d like to thank everyone who has sent us beads. Beads have come in from Arizona, Florida, S.C., Nevada, NY, NJ, Mass., GA, Calif. Michigan, Missouri, and Canada. The  random drawing will be held Saturday Jan. 8 in Tucson, more TBA.  There’s still time to send or drop off beads. Here’s a nice article about the Beading Divas and our efforts.

Smile: Two Holiday Videos
Dogs decorate Christmas tree
Greyhound’s first Christmas

Tucson: Animal Emergency Care Fund Bracelet Fundraiser 2010/12/13

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Buy me online!

The bracelet fundraiser continues through the month of Dec. 2010 for the Animal Emergency Care Fund fundraiser.

All one-of-kind bracelet made by Beading Divas to the Rescue and friends will be donated to the AECF.

Buy bracelets online via our Etsy store – $20 for bracelets + $3 shipping & handling.

In Tucson you can buy bracelets at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954 and Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave.

Tucson Bead Drive Contest Drop-off: CataVinos Wine Shoppe 2010/12/13

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sparklies for the holidays

Here’s yet another place to drop off your beads for the Bead Drive Contest which ends December 31, 2010.

Yvonne Foucher has been extremely gracious in mentioning the Bead Drive in her weekly enewsletter and so far CataVinos has brought in the most beads. It’s so exciting to go pick up the beads and pick up some wine.

One of the special things about CataVinos is every bottle of wine costs less than $15. Another cool thing is that Yvonne or her other knowledgeable staff knows wine. They’re not going to give you a blank stare if you ask what goes with poblano chile releno casserole.

At CataVinos, you can also enjoy wine tasting for $10 or if you buy a bottle of wine, the wine tasting cost drops to $8. I have been going to CataVinos since it opened and for me — it’s the Cheers of wine bars. I had my birthday party there a few years ago and it was an absolute blast; Yvonne made sure it was perfect.

CataVinos is located at 3063 N. Alvernon Way, one block south of Ft. Lowell, 520-323-3063. Check out the wine tasting schedule.

With the new configuration, you can have a private party wine tasting and bring your own food or host a fund-raising event. Please consider supporting a local Tucson business.

Tucson Beading Divas: 4th Avenue Fair, Dec 10-12, buy bracelets 2010/12/07

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one-of-a-kind bracet for only $20

Are you going to the 4th Avenue Street Fair this weekend Dec. 10-12?

Update: We would like to thank the amazing response our bracelets received at the 4th Avenue Street Fair. Thank you to all who stopped by and bought and just picked up a card or said they would donate beads.

If yes, you will want to mosey over to the Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts booth (in front of 330 N. 4th Ave, next to Bison Witches Cafe) and check out the awesome jewelry and the Beading Divas’ bracelets for sale. This month these stunning beading bracelets made with DONATED BEADS benefit Animal Emergency Care Fund.

You can also drop off beads for the Beading Divas to the Rescue Bead Drive Contest. Check out the details. Help the Beading Divas to keep on helping animal charities in need.

Tucson: Bead Drive Contest Drop-off – Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash 2010/12/07

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Got beads?

Saffron gets her nails trimmed at Dirty Dawgs

The Bead Drive Contest is still going on until December 31 and you still have time to provide a generous gift of beads and a chance for your favorite animal charity to be the recipient of Feb. 2011 bracelet sales.

There are convenient drop off locations all over Tucson.

One such drop-off is  Dirty Dawgs located at 2510 N. Campbell Avenue.

You can self-wash your dog (a bonding experience) and Dirty Dawgs provides the shampoo, conditioning, towels, and grooming tools.

The owner, Rebecca, will provide  nail trim and grooming as well as dog accessories.

Dirty Dawgs also has Beading Divas to the Rescue bracelets for sale for $20.

For more info about the Bead Drive Contest, click here.  Please tell Rebecca you heard about her from the Beading Divas.

(photo: Loren Dawn)

Pay it forward: Animal Emergency Care Fund – Tucson 2010/12/01

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Inspiration for Animal Emergency Care Fund

Proceeds from December 2010 Beading Divas to the Rescue bracelets benefit Animal Emergency Care Fund, to help save the lives of Tucson’s pets.

AECF is a new 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity.

Here’s the story: From adversity comes love and a will to “pay it forward.”

A small cat named Chopper had a bad heart and was in danger of failing early in life.  Fortunately, Chopper was saved by an East Coast private foundation that assists pet owners with the high cost of veterinary care. Chopper was one lucky cat to find help in time to save his life.

Growing into a marvelous 14-pound cat, his owners are thankful for the time they had with this special guy.

Because of the kindness of that East Coast foundation, they formed  the Animal Emergency Care Fund  as a love story to their beloved cat.

The goal of Animal Emergency Care Fund is to help pet owners with the high and unexpected costs of emergency vet care, in order to keep families and their pets together longer.

Bracelets are one-of-a-kind, beaded, one size fits most and cost $20. All sales go to help the charity of the month. All beads are donated. Enter our bead drive contest now!  We cannot fund-raise without donated beads.

You can buy bracelets online via Etsy (please add $3 for S&H).

Or in Tucson at Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue or Dirty Dawgs Dog Wash, 2510 N. Campbell Ave.

Humane Society White Mountains Needs Your Help 2010/12/01

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Fire destroys main source of revenue

The Dog Thrift Shop in Lakeside, Ariz., burned down. It was the main source of revenue for the Humane Society of the White Mountains. All the people and pets got out safely; unfortunately the shop canary did not. There is an immediate need for for all types of help, such as donations of food, blankets, tarps, kennels, money, volunteer assistance, and fostering or adoption of some of the animals.

The shelter is seriously over capacity and some of the animals may have to be euthanized if they can not be relocated or if they cannot get the needed help to house the animals as well as keep the shelter open.

Please open your hearts, homes, or pocket books in any way you can. Even a few dollars can and will make a difference in the lives of these animals.

Donations can be made by visiting the Humane Society of the White Mountains.

Tucson Greyhound: Jett loves Donut, Saffron, and the real bed 2010/12/01

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Donut & Jett

Jett Greyhound here.

I’ve had an exciting month.

We have lots of visitors but mostly 2-legged but recently we had some 4-legged visitors for me to play with.

First there was Donut Greyhound. She’s a sweetie, a wild girl. Wild girls are fun. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Her person is Judith and she’s a friend of my person, Karyn.

Judith brought Donut and we hit it off right away. I have a double backyard and we played and played and played. She was rough and tumble. We played and played some more.

Donut looks a bit like me except she’s petite and has blue brindle patches. That’s her and me in the top photo. Don’t we make a cute couple?

Then we came inside and Donut found every one of my toys that I don’t play with and brought them into the living room to play with them. Of course, then I found the toys interesting and wanted them.

Karyn and Judith talked, talked, talked while me and Donut rested.

Then they left and I whined. Karyn calls me Whiny Boy. What’s a little whiny between friends?

Someone from another continent was living here for awhile. She was afraid of dogs but learned to love me. She called me, “Jett, LEAVE IT!”

A week after my rough play with Donut, I started limping and Karyn was beside herself. We went to the vet and I got Metacam and after six days the limping stopped. Then we went to another vet and found out I have the Valley Fever antibodies inside me. My titer is 1:4. I’m borderline, whatever that is. Anyway for now, I’m just being monitored and well taken care of.

You would think that is enough for one month but oh, no.  It was cold here and Karyn turned on the heater and the noise frightens me. I didn’t want to come into the house. Karyn and Phyllis, the clicker lady, and I are working on it.

Then another greyhound came to visit – Saffron. Karyn had a beading bee and some of her friends sat around the table making these shiny things, eating, and laughing.

Loren brought Saffron. She was a pretty little thing but unlike Donut she didn’t want to play. Darn!

Saffron liked to hang out with the people. So being the good host, I hung out with her.  Here’s a picture of Saffron on the couch and me on the rug.   

One of the best things about this whole month is – on Monday night it was really really cold and Karyn put me on her bed. She put me on there once before and I was scared and jumped off. This time I buried myself under the covers and stayed and stayed and stayed.

Now I am also known as a Bed Hog.

Signed by — What you see is what you Jett…Greyhound

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