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Petties Awards – Let’s Roo and Vote for Greyhound Rescues 2011/07/20

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Petties Awards – Let’s Roo and Vote for Greyhound Rescues

The Petties Awards are happening now and you still have time to vote for Living the Greyt Life written by Jen Kreb. Her blog covers news articles and compelling stories about racing greyhounds.

If Jen wins a Petties Award for BEST CAUSE RELATED BLOG  – $1,000 will be divided among her designated rescue charities.

Those charities are:

Greyhounds Galore is a not for profit 501(c)(3) greyhound rescue and adoption organization located in Macon, GA. Save a life; make a friend.
Greyhound Adoption of Florida or Grey Haven is is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired racing greyhounds.
Greyhound Companions of New Mexico is a certified nonprofit organization founded in 1993 for the purpose of rescuing retired racing greyhounds.
You can vote once a day, no registration required. Voting ends July 29. Tell your friends.

If Jen wins, she will receive a cool widget for her blog and the deep satisfaction of knowing that she helped three awesome greyhound rescues find homes for more retired racers.

Vote! Vote! Vote!

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Tucson greyhound Jett meets famous mystery writer and Miss Pima County 2011/07/18

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Jett Greyhound meets David Rosenfelt

Jett loves David Rosenfelt

Written by Jett Greyhound

In case your are clueless, I am the JETT-Setter.

The photo on top is me and my person meeting the world-famous mystery writer David Rosenfelt. My person coordinated a fundraiser for GREY2K USA and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. In this photo we are at Clues Unlimited mystery bookstore in Tucson. A big kissy THANK YOU goes to Chris Burke and to Mr. Rosenfelt for permitting this awesomely fun and fundraising event to happen.

Chris has a greyhound named Canelo and he’s the store dog. A Golden Retriever was also present but when I tried to make friends, all I got were growls so that was that. I worked the people crowd instead. Jerry and Kathy Tucker are my new best friends and Auntie Jean Rettus always makes me smile.

People bought chances to have their pet’s name in David Rosenfelt’s next book. Lots of greyhounds were entered plus other dog breeds as well as cats and three pot-bellied pigs from 24 states and the UK. As luck would have it, Cuveé won!  Cuveé lives in Tucson and greets customers at CataVinos Wine Shoppe.

Cuvee the rescue dog

Won the mystery contest!

Aside from a famous author, I have met Kyra Batte, Miss Pima County 2011. She is pretty, sparkly, and smells nice.  I went to a photo shoot for The Pet Friendly Traveler.    Our friend Edie Jarolim wrote the script and I was one of a few dogs paw-stur-ing in front of the camera. I’m a natural. I’m in this video!

Much more in my life has happened as I have many more 4-legged friends now but I’ll save that for next time…

Until then…what you see is what you JETT…Greyhound – xox

Win Your 4-Legged Friend’s Name in Upcoming Mystery Novel – ends July 5 2011/07/04

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Of Mysteries, Mutts, & Greyhounds

TUCSON–How would you like for your pet’s name to be a character in a novel sold worldwide? Shamus-award winning author David Rosenfelt, local mystery bookstore Clues Unlimited, GREY2K USA, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona are teaming up to offer a fantastic opportunity for your pet to be part of a page turner!

On Tues. July 5, Clues Unlimited will proudly host renowned author David Rosenfelt during the release of his latest installment in the Andy Carpenter series, One Dog Night. This special appearance will include a Q&A session, a free drawing to receive an autographed copy of One Night Dog, and the announcement of the winning pet character.

10% of the author’s book sales for the evening will be donated to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

You can purchase chances for your pet to be featured in Rosenfelt’s next novel at Clues Unlimited on July 5 until 7:15 p.m. and online until 3 p.m. EST. Best of all, proceeds will benefit homeless pets and further the mission to end dog racing nationwide.

Remember, South Tucson has a dog track and dogs race all sizzling summer long. There are no AZ Dept of Racing guidelines as to weather.

What: Animal rescue benefit and book signing for the release of David Rosenfelt’s One Dog Night

When: Tues. July 5 at 7 pm

Where: Clues Unlimited, 3146 E. Fort Lowell Rd. (southeast corner of Fort Lowell & Country Club) 520-326-8533

Why: Win the chance for your pet to be featured in an upcoming novel and help the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and GREY2K USA. Entry to win costs $5 for 1 chance, $10 for 3 chances or $20 for 10 chances.

This is a win-win-win as it supports a local book store, Clues Unlimited, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and GREY2K USA.

See you there!

Beading Divas to the Rescue on vacation July 2011 2011/07/01

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Beading Divas to the Rescue will be on vacation during the entire month of July. That means there will be no designated charity for July and no funds raised for July.

So far this year, the demand for our bracelets and fulfillment has been high.

Aside from the core group of seven — Angy Shearer, Cynthia David, Glenda Taylor, Lizzie Mead,  Loren Dawn, Michelle Caillet, and myself Karyn Zoldan — we are fortunate to have Noni Davis who is our bracelet maker extraordinaire as well as Sandra Luckau, who not only makes bracelets but takes them to sell where she works. Then there’s Joan Athey and a few more whose names I need to look up.

We recently had a woman out of the blue bring us some bracelets to sell for fundraiser.

During the month of April, greyhound adopter & fellow beader Alice Jordan took bracelets to work to sell and her employer matched the amount sold at the office. Wow!

Our little idea which started to pay off an astronomical vet bill has blossomed quite nicely. I so enjoy knowing and working with these creative women.

We all need a break especially Lizzie who did the bulk of the fulfillment and Michelle who is our star photographer.

See you in August with new energy and a new animal charity!

If you have beads to donate, please email karynzoldan@yahoo.com or drop them off at CataVinos Wine Shoppe, 3063 N. Alvernon Way (1 block south of Ft. Lowell). Yvonne says she is happy to collect beads on our behalf.

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