Wednesday, 9 November 2011

We-Are-For-Dogs Wednesday

I can't stay wordless today because something SO lovely happened yesterday that I have to share it.

You may have seen on the right hand side of my blog that I've been promoting the 2011 Pedigree Adoption Drive which aims to raise £100,000 for UK rescues that help abandoned dogs. I know our friends Sue and Song have also posted the button which enables you to take rescue dog Ripley for a virtual walk and raise £1 every time towards the grand total.The Lady of the House also wrote about the scheme on her Lost and Fond website.

Yesterday a lovely little black box arrived in the post tied up with a yellow ribbon - and inside was a Limited Edition pet ID tag with a unique number on it. While the Man Of The House fixed it my collar, the Lady Of The House read the enclosed letter.

It said that the tag was a little thank you and that if we emailed them with the number of our tag before November 11 they would add ANOTHER £40 to the Pedigree Adoption Drive total on our behalf!! So we did.

Look how proud I am of my new tag!

You can also see me and the other dogs and owners who have helped spread the word at Pedigree's We Are For Dogs Facebook page. You can also follow them on Twitter at

There are more than 126,000 dogs abandoned in the UK every year - and remember, compared to some places we're not THAT big a country.

The Pedigree Adotpion Drive is nearly over, but you can still join in wherever you are and take Ripley for a Virtual walk to boost the total, which according to the site stands now at £92,944.

Thank you Pedigree for organising the Pedigree Adoption Drive 2011 and for my smart new tag. I will treasure it always.


Max the Quilt Cat said...

What a beautiful post. Your new tag is wonderful. Such a good thing you are doing.

pawhugs, Max

Chris said...

what a wonderful cause. Both of my dogs and cats were rescues so we are totally behind it. Have a great day

What Remains Now said...

That is so nice! And, of course, you look very fetching in your new tag. I think the LOTH's topic today is important enough to override Wordless Wednesday. Well done.

Mr. Pip said...

What a great story! I love your new tag. 126,000 is a lot of dogs and so sad! Thanks for all your efforts to try and help these sweet dogs!

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

Oh Winnie, how exciting! I want to see a close up of your new bling. We did take Ripley for a virtual walk, and we thought it was a really cool idea! Way to go on helping out!


Declan said...

Oh I say! Well done Winnie! Deccy x

HoundDogMom said...

Winnie, we actually clicked on that link off your blog the other day. It was lots of fun taking a fur-baby for a virtual walk. Congrats on your new bling! Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Nibs said...

My mummie put Ripley on my blog for me! Have you read Ripleys story, she's got a wonderful new home! Rescue dogs are awesome! I didn't know they had a fb page, I'll get mummie to find it for me :) On a holiday note- thank you for all of your lovely comments, it is SUCH a beautiful place! I'm sorry you didn't get away this year, but I hope 2012 has an excellent holiday in store for you! (Also, may I say Winnie, that you are a very pretty hound!) snuffles and leans xxx Nibs :)

Sarge said...

Hey Winnie!
Wow, that's so wonderful! What a nice pressie and I'm always glad to hear about help for canine charities. Our furiend Mayzie is doing this right now too. Love the new tag!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Stewey said...

What a wonderful cause, Winnie!
And, you look stunning in your new collar!

Sue said...

Winnie, Thanks for putting on your blog first:)

Lucky you getting the tag.

Sophie said...

Fantastic! And what a nice tag, Winnie!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, how very much wonderful! And your tag is very, very special cuz of what it stands for. I'm gonna go take Ripley for a walkie right now!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. Oh, yes, we would luvs to donate to a You Kay charity for Rescue Me Week as long as they have a way to take You Ess Green Papers!

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browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Even though I'm in the U.S., I've been bringing my Human by regularly to walk Ripley. After all, homeless dogs are homeless everywhere...the country isn't important...we are just helping them no matter where.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

rottrover said...

Beautiful new tag, Winnie!!

Frankie Furter said...

OMD WINNIE this is just WONDERFUL. I can see why you could NOT stay Wordless today.

PeeS.. You look SUPER with that limited edition TAG on your collar.

Scrappy said...

and that was worth the words!

you look proud with your new tag:)


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Isn't that just so special!!! Wonderful for YOU to do what you did and for them to appreciate it.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a great cause....kudos to you
Benny & Lily

Stem Cell Therapy for Dogs said...

This is great. Good job!!!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

The new tag is wonderful, Winnie. We took Ripley for a walk too. Actually I could have walked her back to my place! It's a great way to raise money for a very deserving cause.

Kristin G. said...

Definitely worthy of breaking the wordless tradition. It's a very worthy cause. Thanks for doing your part to spread the word!