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Pet Photo Contest closes today . . . thank you for your support!

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While today is our official deadline, I will say we will definitely take additional photos over the next few days. We want to have plenty for the calendar! I want this to be the most gorgeous one yet! 😀 Still hoping for some photos from Guyity now that she’s back home.   Digital copies can be sent to butlercountyhumanesociety@gmail.com

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A friendly reminder from our favorite green-eyed smiling puppy dog.

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So far, $300 has been donated by our generous blog readers which is a tremendous help in covering the expenses incurred in have the calendar assembled and printed by the company we use. We could probably have it done a little cheaper elsewhere, but I don’t think the quality would be as good.  My friend Betsy has submitted 13 photos and already bought 15 calendars to give away as gifts–that’s an animal lover putting her money where her heart is! We appreciate all animal lovers both near and far. I don’t know how much we’ve collected in total re entry fees, but this adds up to over $500 we’ve already taken in and the calendar hasn’t been put together yet! Whoo-hoo!

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Because of issues with our current BCHS website (mainly the fact it’s a effing nightmare in terms of user-friendliness and yours truly will probably have to start from scratch to build a new one when she has the time) we are still taking donations and entry frees for photos submitted through the “donate” button here on my page. Checks and hard copy photos can also be sent to our address: Butler County Humane Society Pet Photo Contest, PO Box 264, Greenville, AL 36037.

And now, here’s a video from one of the animal rescue groups featuring some homeless animals from right here in Butler County on their way to forever homes in other states. I do love a happy ending, don’t you? 😀

I have one more non-RA post to throw up, and then I will get back to Mr. Armitage. Ah . . .  glad I don’t have anywhere to go today. Especially as it’s now thundering and about to rain yet again.

My get-up-and-go issues . . . and some RA

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It’s been a strange week. On top of the FMS I  happen to have a low-grade chronic form of mono–nothing “catching,” just a nuisance that rears its exhausting little head from time to time  when I am under a lot of stress. Benny’s illness did just that–stressed me out. He’s been to the doctor, he’s taking the antibiotics and seems to be slowly improving. Thank goodness!

I still have trouble sleeping at night and the last couple of days I’ve fallen asleep in the afternoon and slept until 9 or 10 p.m. I do actually seem to rest fairly well during those hours, but I am still worn out. Hence not a lot done around here. The Dishwashing Fairy better put in an appearance tomorrow, spouse  informed me.

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I’ve been busy with the Humane Society, scheduling spay/neuter surgeries,  and trying to promote what we do and our calendar photo project (“Send in those photos, ladies and gents. The pet calendar is going international”)  via FB (See link below).  Now attempting to untangle the organization’s website, which has been long neglected–honestly, I think it might be easier if I started all over again from scratch!

Also doing some work for Pecan Ridge, researching photo package prices for an event we hope to cover in mid-October in Tuscaloosa for my friend Naomi and her family.  And I need to work on a wedding music video (or as Benny calls it, “musical montage”) for the Harrells. But I only get so much done before . . .

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We finally got a decent amount of sunshine today, which really did lift my spirits. So much so I had to go out for a walk, even though the knees were balky. My hair was clean and fluffy and I had my favorite crushable hat on and yes, for a little while, I was feeling pretty good. Ya gotta grab for those feelings while they are out there, or so I have learned.

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And now the stormy weather is back, thundering all around and my poor old knees aren’t the least bit happy. Very tired again. Maybe I will sleep some tonight.

Anyway, sorry for being a bit absent from things RA.  Maybe I will be able to make it up to you later . . . or perhaps, even a bit now.

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Send in those pet photos, ladies & gents. The pet calendar is going international.

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You all know how much my pets and animal welfare in general means to me. I hope you all know how much YOU mean to me as well, my multi-national band of clever, witty, kind, generous and beautiful  sisters (and brothers!) who also admire Mr. Armitage and his many fine qualities. Richard Armitage sets a good example by supporting charitable endeavors and so do I.  And working with the BCHS’s fundraising projects as its new PR chair is one of the ways I do that!

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I FINALLY have control over the Butler County Humane Society website and I will be giving it an overhaul (hasn’t been updated in ages, it appears) and while I am still waiting on the banking information, there will be a PayPal donation site on it soon.  Not worrying about entry fees or donations right now as much as PHOTOS. We need them. People around these here parts have a bad habit of procrastinating on such matters. We are now getting entries online and via snail mail, but we need many more. Our calendars are designed with photo collage pages rather than a single pet featured per page. That means more pets get featured and there are more beautiful, funny and cute photos for us all to enjoy and “oooh” and “ahhhh” over and more reasons for more folks to purchase them for themselves and as gifts for friends and family.

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And of course, the more entries ultimately means more funds raised. More funds to help more homeless animals in our county, many of which are transported through animal rescue groups to new homes in the Northeast and in Florida. It’s a win-win situation!!

If you have pet photos, old or current, of pets from past or present that you want to share, please send them to me at angie.longATcenturytel.net and copy to butlercountyhumanesociety@gmail.com  This will help me keep track of your participation. Please share a caption about your animal as well–name, age, breed, something about personality.   We DO have a Memorial Page, for which I am contributing photos of two of my pets, Ginger and Thumper.

  If you wish to go ahead and pay your entry fee ($5.50 per photo entered) you may do so now by using the Comic-Con button on this site and indicating the payment is for “pet calendar photos.” Any payments made to my PayPal account will be transferred to the BCHS.  Those of you who live here in the U.S. may also wish to send your payment by a check made payable to “Butler County Humane Society” to: Butler County Humane Society, P.O. Box 264, Greenville AL 36037.

Most important of all — send those photos and send them SOON!  Just the thought of your entries is making Buddy smile.  😀

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And because it’s Whoa Wednesday, here’s a little whoaaa for you courtesy of Mr. A, who thinks it’s such a great idea he’s overcome with the need to remove his clothes and get into a clinch with someone. Ladies, line forms to the left . . .

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