Thursday, May 28, 2009

Need a Lift? Volunteer!

My good friend Rachel, recently back from her kick ass 10 month climbing road trip, asked if she could come and check out what we do with the dogs when we volunteer for No More Homeless Pets. We were thrilled to have her, and Sparky the pit bull was even more thrilled. Rachel fell in love, and Sparky was a fantastic breed ambassador. Rachel has an inspiring view on volunteerism- give back by choosing a weekly volunteer project! She not only takes time out of her busy life as a brilliant venture capitalist, but then takes even more time to spread the word and the mission of whatever lucky, wonderful organization that she has helped. Awesome idea!


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Michael Vick is Released from Prison

Yesterday, disgraced Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick left prison after serving 19 months for dogfighting. He will serve two more months at home, and has apparently offered to work with youth through the Humane Society to educate others about dog fighting. Hmmm...the irony there being that the HSUS wanted to euthanize all of the dogs that were seized.

Well, as you all can imagine, I'm not in the group of people that feel MV deserves a second chance.

The silver lining is that many of the wonderful dogs that were taken from his hellhole, were given a second chance, and they are thriving. Several have become therapy dogs, been adopted to good homes, are in foster care, or are living their days at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab.

I'd love to hear from you, I have posted a poll on the right sidebar. Vote, and tell me why you chose your answer here in the comments.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Salt Lake Capoeira

This is a group I used to train with, Salt Lake Capoeira, and it was so fun to see them perform. I miss it tremendously, I wish I could still do capoeira and climb, but alas, hopefully these pics convey the athleticism and training required. It was just too hard with climbing. If you ever have a chance to see or participate in Capoeira, do it! It's an amazing Brazilian martial art, heavily influenced by African culture, it's part dance, part acrobatics, part music, and all culture! For more high rez pics, go to my flickr page.




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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Please Vote for the Shelter Challenge!

Hello faithful readers! Please take less than 10 seconds out of your busy days to vote for No More Homeless Pets on the's Shelter Challenge.

Go here, and then type in No More Homeless Pets in Utah- 1 click, and Voile! you're done. No registration required.

Thanks for supporting our local awesome no kill program! We will receive a $20000 grant if we win.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Garden Boy





Holmes has been toiling alot in the garden. He built this beautiful redwood box, and it is really cool. He built a square foot garden, and has planted veggies a plenty. He is very proud, as he should be, he worked pretty hard to get this going. Hopefully the bounty will be great.
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