This is Buddy.
He’s the one with the ball in his mouth.
Several years ago we rescued him from our local Humane Society.
We didn’t really pick him. It’s more like he picked us. We were told he rambunctious and was full of energy and life and mischievousness.
Oh good, we thought.
He’ll fit right in. 🙂
And forty-seven overturned trash cans and twenty-three torn shoes and twelve ripped pillows and bones hidden everywhere you can imagine and layers and layers and layers of dog hair later.
We truly understood the meaning of the word mischievous.
He plopped his golden brown paws right down into the middle of our sofa and our hearts.
And along the way we discovered he has an incredible talent.
He can find a ball anywhere.
And he’ll bring it to.
And stare at you with those big brown eyes until you throw it.
And he’ll run after it with fierce determination.
Stopping at nothing.
Jumping high in the air.
Until he catches it in his mouth.
And looks around to find you.
And then he brings it back to you.
And drops it at your feet and cocks his head and stares at you until you throw it again.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
And this is the part where the favor comes in.
I’m in a contest to win $5000 for the Humane Society and all the Buddys and Bonzais of the world who might not have met their forever family yet.
I wish I could adopt them all.
I wish I could fill these acres and acres of green grass with dozens and dozens and dozens of ball-catchers.
But I can’t.
So I’m doing the next best thing and trying to raise money for those who are working tirelessly in centers all over the country to accomplish just that.
So I’m asking for your vote for my imagination room over on the FrogTape website.
Simply click here to vote.
You can vote once a day until Thursday, June 9.
I cannot thank you enough.
May your day be full of sunshine and dog hugs.
It’s what makes the world go round.
PS And now I’m off to clean up spilled trash can number forty-eight. 🙂
PPS You can see the entire before and after room makeover here.