Sock Mafia

When I was younger, I couldn’t tell you how many mismatched socks I had but it was a lot! My 10-year old self had two theories.

A. There was a magical black hole in the washer/dryer that my socks had fallen into.

B. My Toy Poodle Sunny Bubba had taken them.

After all, he would always steal them and they would disappear, never to be found again. I was convinced that when we left him alone in the house, he lead a double life as the head of the Sock Mafia- he even had the first name of a Corleone. And my socks? Sunny Bubba’s Jimmy Hoffa.

When we moved I was sure we would find all of those missing socks. After all we were packing everything. Behind the couch? Nope. Under the bed? Nope. The mystery for me was never solved. So when I came across this story, I had to share.

A 3 year-old Great Dane was rushed to an animal hospital after falling ill and guess what they found… 43 1/2 socks inside of his stomach!

 

Great Dane Swallows Socks

Great Dane Swallows Socks – Photo from AP

Great Dane Swallows Socks

Great Dane Swallows Socks – Photo from AP

 

At least the sock caper has been solved for one family and they now have some closure. (and thank goodness the dog was ok)

For the rest of us? I put my money on the Sock Mafia.

This week at the Humane Society- PB and J

Ok, not really PB&J but these two fun-loving siblings are the perfect pair- like PB&J or maybe PB&M (Marshmallow fluff) You get my drift.  Sebastian and Sabrina are 4 1/2 year old Shepherd Chow Chows. You can only adopt them together and after hanging out with them I could see why. They do OK with other dogs but prefer to play each other. They have lots of energy and have different ideas about playing.


Sebastian loves the water, and in a behind the scenes clip I’ll post later, you can see that he wanted me to share in the water fun too. Sabrina was not too keen on the water but had fun running around in the play area. They both were having such a fun time playing that they ran into me and almost knocked me over! Those squats at the gym have really been paying off. I had a blast hanging out with these two and hope you will pass the word along to anyone that might be interested.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Call: 813.876.7138
Email: adopt@humanesocietytampa.org
Adoption price: $50.00 each

 

 

Humane Society- Bambi Update

I just found out, and wanted to update everyone, that Bambi has found her furever home! She was adopted a few days ago after going on a “test drive.” She was adopted by a very active family, which is perfect for her. Her adoption photo is below. Does she look happy or what? So happy for Bambi!!

Bambi Adoption Photo

Bambi Adoption Photo

This week at the Humane Society- Darling!

This week I spent some time with Darling, a 3 1/2 year old Terrier/American Pit Bull mix. Unfortunately, anytime someone says “Pit Bull” the first thought that pops into a person’s head is “dangerous.” I go back to what I believe and that is, it’s not the breed but how the dog was raised/treated by the owner. I hope people can put the Pit Bull stigma behind them because Darling was the sweetest and most caring dog I have had the pleasure of spending time with so far.


Darling came from Animal Services in labor and lost her babies during birth. Around that same time, Rottweiler puppies had lost their mom so calls were made to find a nursing dog for the Rottweiler puppies and because of the circumstances, Darling was available. Sadly, the Rottweiler puppies Darling was nursing died of Parvo, a highly contagious disease spread from dog to dog. Although she lost her own puppies and the Rottweiler puppies she was nursing, you would never be able to tell she suffered such loss because she’s so resilient, loving, kind and sweet as you can tell in the video. We can all learn something from Darling.

If you or anyone you know is interesting in adopting Darling, contact:

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Call: 813.876.7138
Email: adopt@humanesocietytampa.org
Adoption price: $50.00

My day with Paige

This week I spent some time with Paige, a 2 year-old hound mix. I couldn’t stop staring at her eyes! They are strikingly light for a dog and really beautiful.

She was super playful and really loved to be brushed and pampered. She definitely had a lot of energy so to the family that adopts her (which I hope is soon!) you better have a big back yard and lots of energy.  🙂

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Call: 813.876.7138
Email: adopt@humanesocietytampa.org
Adoption price: $50.00