Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Noelle's Vanishing Spots - And A Very Special Contest

First I would like to report that my dog Noelle made a miraculous recovery overnight, and the bumps vanished as quickly as they appeared. Therefore I have now ruled out chicken pox as the cause, and have made a new diagnosis - Noelle has Vanishing Spot Disease. I'm sure the vet will be grateful to me for figuring out the problem. Since I've been unable to find any information about Vanishing Spot Disease on the Internet (can you believe it?! I thought everything was on the Internet!), I will have to let the vet know that we've discovered a new disease in dogs. Maybe Noelle will be written up in veterinary medical journals!

The contest isn't about Noelle's vanishing spots. It's about another doggie -one with amazing brindle furs. Her name is Mayzie, and she is a Mystery Breed Dog. At least she used to be. Then her mom and dad decided to have a Dee-En-Ay test done to find out what kind of breeds make up a Mayzie dog. And they decided to raise money for a rescue group named Mariah's Promise.

This group is doing great things in Denver to save pets and help end Breed Specific Legislation. One unique idea that they are supporting is being headed up by the Oh My Dog Blog. They hope to collect one mile of postcards to send to the Denver mayor, to encourage him to repeal breed specific legislation. Here is the postcard that I sent in (click on it to biggify):

You can find out more about this project at Campaign to End BSL: Operation Denver.

But getting back to Mayzie - she will be donating 50 cents for every guess on the results of her Dee-En-Ay test. You don't even have to be right, and she'll donate anyway! Every person and pet in your household can make a guess of their own. Plus another doggie named Zona offered to match the donations - so that is a total of $1.00 for each guess from a person or doggie or kitty cat. Then to make things even more interesting, JD and Max, two doggies living in the United Kingdom, are offered to donate 50 pence for each guess to their local rescue group known as Dog's Trust. And since Mayzie is one of Noelle's favoritest friends, Noelle has now offered to donate to All Paws Rescue, the rescue group I volunteer with, an amount matching whatever is donated to Mariah's Promise, in honor of Mayzie. She wanted to match the donations from JD and Max also, but I told her I couldn't convert pence into pennies if my life depended on it, so she should stick with matching the U.S. dollar amount. So please, help support rescue dogs in Colorado, the United Kingdom, and Missouri, by visiting Mayzie's blog and making a guess on what breed she is. Tomorrow is the LAST day of the contest, so go guess, right now! Even if you don't have a blog, you can just put in your name and e-mail address, and if you don't want to share your e-mail address, you can put in MY e-mail address and I will keep your prize if you win. Oh, I did mention there were prizes, right? So go already! Click here to guess!  Thank you.


Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow do you think they will make the technical name for the disease have Noelle's name in it? That will be cool.

And wow, that is so awesome that you are matching too - I did a post on this at my site (though I can't match right now - but I just did a big donation in April for our local place). Oh, and I kind of might have mentioned it to the cat blogosphere so they may get a lot of guesses now! And I have to submit the guesses from our newest kitties still - they wanted a bit of time to mull it over (they are only 8 1/2 weeks old after all).

And um, Noelle, this so so NOT naughty of you - but that is ok because the Naughty Kitty Club LOVES when the members are sweet too!!

Frankie Furter said...

Wowie... vanishing spot disease that is some kind of miracle. I hope it is only your spots that vanish though. OK????
I love it that you are helping Mayzie with her contest.
U R a grrrreat furend.

3 doxies said...

Ok, you do haves weird doggies. Howevers, don't get used to da diappearing act too soon, they will prolly come back...hehehe! ok, that's not funny but mine do that sometimes.
I can't believe da reaction this contest has had on da community. It is just truely amazing and inspirational. I wish my mum was rich...well she does haves to spend lots of money on me by going to da vet.

What do you mean Mayzie is your favoritist...I thoughts I was your favoritist. Just kidding, seriously, you can't help but loves Mayzie. Her is brilliant too.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Interesting name for a disease. Yes we did participate on Mayzie contest. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kari in WeHo said...

hmmm can't say I have ever heard of that disease before...

JD and Max said...

Oh wow, oh wow - we just had to run over here to say 'hi'! We're so delighted at the respons to Miss Mayzie's contest! We're thrilled that so many doggies all over the World will benefit - that's the 'magic of Miss Mayzie' eh?! :) So pleased to meet you - we're gonna add you to our blog roll as we think you're fab!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.