Rez Dogs is a great documentary about a very complex issue. Our dog, Saffron, was a stray on the Yakama Reservation in central Washington and because of her, I’ve tried to become more educated about Rez Dogs. This documentary wasn’t easy to watch, but I think it’s important to know what’s going on and to try to understand the issues. (via our good friend Holly & her 3 awesome Rez Dogs)
I think poverty is at the root of the problem and until that changes, Rez Dogs will have a hard life. An understandable distrust of outsiders doesn’t help either. Animal control services on reservation are often underfunded or non-existant. Can you imagine running a shelter with $300 dollars worth of supplies per year? This problem isn’t unique to Reservations either. Many places with over-taxed, crumbling, or non-existant municipal infrastructures have problems with stray dogs—Russia, Iraq, Mexico, India, Bulgaria, etc. Please click below to watch Rez Dogs.
Woohoo! Here are the winners for the Subscribers Only giveaway. Sorry it took so long to announce. I have a confession. One of the reasons for the delay was because I was picking which font to use for the photos of the winners. Yep, that’s the kind of dork I am. So, without any further delay, here are the winners. Congratulations and thank you for entering & for your support!!
Don’t feel bad if you didn’t get to enter this giveaway, because I’m having another one for Facebook Fans. I’ll be announcing the details soon.
I’ve posted videos of horses with big balls(insert juvenile snickering here) before. Well, here are a few dogs with their own big balls (more juvenile snickering). The ball is called the Canine-Spirit Ball and it looks like an especially good toy for dogs with herding instinct. Lots of fun and lots of great exercise. Fun!