Thursday, March 4, 2010

Best Friends Alert: Calling All Kids and Teens!

I get the Best Friends newsletter and this week they had a cool thing for Kids and Teens. Check it out and pass it on!

Take the Best Friends Adoption Pledge & Become part of the Next Gen Community taking action to help homeless pets!

Go to the Next Gen Website to find out all the things you can do to make your promises to the animals come true!

You can also:

• download your pledge card and carry it with you
• share it with your friends and families so they can help animals to

You can also email us at and send us your:
• stories about animals you have helped
• artwork and photos about animals
• news about your projects like blanket and food drives to help pets
• ideas about ways to help homeless pets

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Animal Pics and Tales!

We love sharing photos of some of our SIS readers. Behold the three cuddly cuties belonging to Chris and Wendy Behrens.
Meet Tempy!

Meet Reese!
Meet Isis!

Aren't they precious? And here's a funny story Chris shared with us on the main SIS page. Enjoy. We know we did!

We have three cats (Reese, Tempest and Isis), and their favorite toy is a laser pointer. They just love chasing the little red dot around the apartment and Isis, our youngest, has a bad habit of forgetting her surroundings when she's after the dot. One night she chased it up onto the back of the couch and took a flying leap at it. She would have caught it if it weren't for the wall behind the couch which abruptly halted the chase as she slid down it with all four limbs outstretched and quickly disappeared behind the couch. Of course she was okay or I wouldn't be telling this story.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

10 Reasons Pets are Good for Kids

SIS recently received a lovely email from Jeff Howard, a blogger at pointing out that we have a common interest--animals! Specifically homeless animals and, like those at Adopt-a-Pet, we highly support adopting from a shelter.

Every now and then we'll post links to to Adopt-a-Pet's blog because hey, there's some great info over there! Take this one for instance... one of particular interest to SIS Barb/Elle who's trying to talk hubby into bringing a dog into the family.

Click over and check this out: 10 Reasons Pets are Good for Kids!

SIS Beth

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Message from Best Friends

Help the animals of Haiti!

The earthquake in Haiti was devastating to humans and animals alike. But today, you can help.
100 percent of your donation will go directly to help animals suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake. Best Friends is a part of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH), and your support will provide food, water, rabies vaccinations, safety and more for countless animals.
Thank you for being a beacon of hope!

(The above is reprinted from the Best Friends Newsletter. Click Here for more information!)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nia and Sadie - Crazy Kind of Love

We should all get along like cats and dogs! View a sweet moment caught on film with my new Flip Video Camera!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Caption this Photo!

This picture cracks me up. Mostly my pups (Nia's the black. Cheyenne's the blond.) are sweet, but they sure don't look it here. They look... I don't know. Like they've got an attitude. What do you think they're thinking?

Make my day and caption this photo!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Our family grew up with horses. Well, not with them, but they were always around. When I was a kid, we had several. I had my own pony. Her name was Topsy-Turvy and I showed her in 4-H. I even won some ribbons!

Later, I graduated to horses. I remember the first time a horse reared--with me on it! I fell off and wrenched my wrist. I also remember the first time a horse bit me. And when one tried to kick me. But mostly my memories are fond ones.

I. Love. Horses.

That said, I haven't been around them in years. Haven't ridden in eons! So, unlike my sister Barb--a fantastic horseman--I was a tad nervous when we went riding in the mountins on our recent trip to Wyoming.

Luckily, my mount, Jack, was a doll. Although he did jump a creek instead of walking down into it. But I held on and stayed on! I was so proud.

Barb was a pro. She even helped the wrangle saddle our horses!

We had a grand week long adventure, but I have to say, that horse back ride was a highlight for me. Such magnificent animals. To share that moment with my sister was a huge treat! Did I mention, I love horses?

SIS Beth