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Tucson Greyhound Flying High 2013/04/30

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Written by Jett Greyhound

Hi Fans

It’s been like a whirlwind of activity around here. Never, and I mean never, a dull moment.

April was the Greyhound Blitz for National Adopt a Greyhound Month and we have been blitzing like crazy.

I went to the Farmers Market at the Loft Cinema and met every man, woman, child, and dog who came that day. Some guy sang a song about me — When you’re a JETT, you’re a JETT all the way from your first cigarette to your last dying day. He was funny. He wanted to take me home but my human didn’t like that idea.

The following Saturday I went to Pima Air & Space Museum. Wow! What a great place. Big. Friendly. I met so many people, some from Japan and Switzerland, and Austria plus the good old USA. I was quite popular.

Then I went to the Rainbow Remembrance. That was a sad event as people stood up and remembered the greyhounds that went to the Rainbow Bridge. My human talked about Hush Puppie, Romance, and Atomic Charm — not dogs that I ever met but dogs that never got to be a beloved pet like I am.

Then I went to a Meet & Greet at Royal Kia of Tucson and met lots of new people and kissed some babies. Maybe I should be a politician?

I guess the Blitz is over. Big sigh.

Then we had lots of dogs stay with us. We had Dylan and Christopher (available) and Piper stay here for respite fostering. Piper got adopted by a nice family who came to pick him up; they had his littermate. Saffron stays here sometimes; she’s a nice old gal. Donut is here now; she’s an alpha girl who hogs the couch. And then there’s Carter who I know my human just adores. His people go away a lot and he spends a fair amount of time with us. I don’t mind. He is Girlfriend’s body guard but in a nice way.

So there you have it. Busy. Busy. Busy. Plus I go to middle school again later in May. I can’t wait!

What you see is what you Jett…

P.S. I’m wearing Thera-Paws because I have paw problems but hopefully they are getting better. Paws crossed…so they say.

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HSSA Second Chance Fund Fundraiser, Bracelet Sales 2013/04/01

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Taco Bell loves you

Second Chance Fund rocks!

For the month of April 2013, Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be selling bracelets for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. They are also the random drawing winner of Bead Drive 2013. Congratulations!

The Divas chose the HSSA’s Second Chance Fund for bracelet sales. This special Fund is designated to cover the cost of care for animals with extraordinary needs, including unfortunately, common occurrences of abuse, special medical needs and instances of domestic violence.

Here is a story of Taco Bell who is currently benefiting from the Second Chance Fund. Tiny Taco Bell is on the mend after months of intensive care. This mighty 4-pound Chihuahua arrived at the HSSA in need of emergency surgery to remove bladder stones and to expand his partially collapsed esophagus. After four successful surgeries, Taco Bell is finally able to eat on his own, relieve himself and show off his signature dance moves.

One of a kind beaded bracelets made with donated beads cost $20/each. Each comes with a paw charm. One size fits most. You can buy them at:

–HSSA – 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd
–PAWSH – La Encantada Shopping Center (above Crate & Barrel)
–PAWSH – Park Place Mall

Bracelets will also be for sale at Puttin’ on the Dog fundraiser on April 26.

Other local venues include:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)

And you can buy bracelets online – add $5.50 S&H

April is Adopt-a-Greyhound Month 2013/04/01

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Petey is a Sweetie

Adopted!

It’s only fitting that Beading Divas Bracelets aka Greyhound Injury Fund announce this special month.

This blog started because Lizzie Mead who is a greyhound adopter was in a hit-and-run car accident. Her two greyhounds suffered thousands of dollars in injuries; they have recovered and continue to thrive. Six original greyhound adopters came together to help raise money to pay the vet. And we did — in six short months.

So we go back to our roots as greyhound adopters to honor the greyhounds even though we have since raised money for a variety of dog shelters and dog breeds, cats, pigs, ferrets, horses, and wildlife.

Lucky greyhound

Rider survived accident

For people in Tucson, we want to remind you that Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is having an April BLITZ month with numerous meet and greets, a wine tasting fundraiser, remembrance event, and will be participating in the Earth Day Festival. You can check out the schedule here.

Also read this fabulous article in the Sunday edition of the Arizona Daily Star.

Hug your hounds!

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