Rescue Me Week – Grand Finale!

Okay, so before we gets started, I wanna lets you know why last week meant so much to me and my momma.

See, this has been kind of a hard year around our house and my momma has been pretty sad. And it seems like the bad things she reads about on the interwebz about animal and mini two-leggers being hurt by other humans hit her harder than usual. And sometimes she says she kinda loses faith in peoples.

So that’s why I told her that we HAD to have Rescue Me Week. Cuz it would show her just how many Most Wonderful humans (and dogs and kittehs) there are out there. And boy, was I ever right!

All in all, we had 180 POSTIES abouts Rescue Me Week with 233 Adorable Adoptables that got talked about! And it wasn’t just doggies and kittehs that got talked about. We had rabbits, pigs, a horse, a goat and birds – including a rooster! How nifty is THAT?

Everybuddy keeps telling us thank you for doing this but it kinda makes us feel weird. Cuz we really didn’t do anything all that special. It was all our furends who wrote up a postie or took the time to read one and sends good vibes to that pet who was looking for their Most Perfect Home That Ever Was. If it hadn’t been for every single one of you, Rescue Me Week wouldn’t have been what it was.

And then there’s our furends like Corbin and Love and a Six Foot Leash and Two Pitties in the City and Dog Foster Mom and Pauley James who open their homes and their hearts to foster pets. Or the peoples like my Angel Donna Fostermommy who go out and rescue doggies like me who might not have lived if it weren’t for her.

So, really, what me and my mom did is so teeny tiny. But on the other paw, I guess if we can all do something – no matter how small – maybe one day every pet will have a warm, safe home filled up with luvs.

Okay, so here’s what everybuddy’s been waiting for! Mom took ALLLL those names, printed them out, and then cut them up (with my snoopervision, of course).

Good job, mom!

Sisfur Abby helped, too!

Hmmmm...I do believe your cuts could be a little straighter, darling.

Brudder Ranger oversaw everything to makes sure everything went according t0 the rules.

No worries, folks. I solemnly swear this drawing is being conducted according to the rules set forth

Then we put them ALL in a bowl.

Are you suuuuure we can't gives green papers to everybuddy?

And then we had dad draw out five (cuz he doesn’t really know any of my bloggie furends so he’s impartial).

Oh, I'm so nervous!

And those 5 were…

Dog Gone Right who wrote abouts Mo

Tucker who wrote abouts Mac

Shady who wrote Smokey

Indomitable Angela who wrote abouts Harley

What Remains Now who wrote abouts VanDyke (who got adopted!!)

Big HUGE congratulations to everybuddy who won! I’ll sends you an email  to find out where you want your green papers to go.

And big HUGE congratulations to everybuddy who pawticipated. The very hardest part is that we couldn’t gives everybuddy green papers. We just SO hate to disappoint anybuddy. But I hope you know you’re ALL winners to me!

From the bottom of my brindle heart, thank you for caring so very much and for helping us honor my Most Special and Beloved Grampa J!

Always and furever in our hearts.


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48 responses to “Rescue Me Week – Grand Finale!

  1. Way to go to all da winners dat Mr Mitch pulled out n Congrats to da rescues dat will benefit. Wee finks wee is all winners tho so to evryone who pawticipated a bigs huge pats on da back an a jolly good belly rub too.

    Ronnii, Izzy & Uji
    xx xx xx xx xx xx xx

  2. WOW! that’s quite a lot of cutting and supervision by everyone involved.. hehehehehe.. even Abby got involved too 🙂

    Thanks to your wonderful mama… some shelters are gonna be very happy. Congrats to everyone 🙂

    btw… your momma loves lovely in green… and that’s a very sweet picture of momma and grampa J.

  3. Congratulations to the winners….the animals who will benefit! We think you did a great thing….you got everyone to look at animals who need homes!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  4. Roo

    Aw Mayzie I just want to lick your face till my tongue falls off! 😀 Congratulations to the winners! That would be everybody! 😀 And congratulations to the drawing winners and the shelters/rescue organizations Mayzie’s generous donations will help 😀 Mayzie, your Grampa J is smilin very BIG right now 😀

    Waggin at ya,

  5. Mayzie,
    Yay fur da winners! What a great way to honor your Grandpa J! Those five shelters/rescue groups will so appreciate da green papers you will be sendin’ dem.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  6. Congratulations to all the winners. What a wonderful thing.

    pawhugs, Max

  7. Oh Mayzie that was a fabulous week. You did do a lot. What a great drawing. Mayzie, you and Abby and Brudder Ranger sure were a huge help. And the biggest winner was Van Dyke who got adopted. Can’t be any better than that. It sure was fun reading about all the animals and we sure hope they all find a home soon. Congrats to the winners. Thanks to the Mayzie family.

  8. It’s 6 in the morning, and you have me crying my eyes out. Good tears, of course. What a wonderful and loving way to celebrate your Grandpa, Mayzie! xoxo to all of you and to all of the winners and the fur balls they wrote about!

  9. Mayzie I had a special Grandpa too so I know how your Mom fells!!! Grandpa’s are the best!!!
    Mayzie your Mom is the best too!! This is so wonderful what she did!!!! Thank-you Mom so very much for the 5 rescue groups that will be getting the green papers!!!!
    xx,Zoie and Fern

  10. Mayzie,
    Mommy was screaming just now and we thought she had flipped out but nope t even better than that.
    Baron got ADOPTED!!!


  11. Congrats to the winners. Everyone was a winner in this. Thanks so much for doing this for all the various rescues. We had 2 bassets that we featured last week got adopted. We were very excited to see that. Again, thanks for hosting this. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  12. What a great week Mayzie. Congrats to all.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  13. Congrats to all the winners Mayzie and Mom!! It was indeed a very special week filled with smiles at the cuteness of each and every one of the animals and sometimes followed by tears at their situation.
    Tell Mom thank you for that beautiful picture of handsome Grandpa J at the end. You Mom has Grandpa J’s loving smile
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  14. CONGRATS to the winners and their fave shelters! And to you Mayzie for this awesome chance to show off some adorable animals and help them find their furever homes. Congrats to Stella and Vandyke who already found theirs! And hopefully more happy tales to come! Such a sweet pic of your Grandpa. We know he would be so happy!
    Great post over at What Remains Now! You’ve got some cool faves!
    PeeS – Mom’s so glad your Mom liked the bracelets. She says she’s sorry if they were a day late. She didn’t realize the p.o. would be closed on Friday!
    The Road Dogs

  15. Frankie Furter


    Really WE were ALL winners in this Wonderful PAWject. You did soooooo much to remind US that there are all types of four leggers and feather folks that need HELP and HOMES… Pawhaps we can all ask Santa Paws fur a lot LESS fur US and some MORE fur those who need it. And YOU Miss Mayzie girrrrrl will be our inspiration fur doing THAT.
    Your Grandpa J must be sooooooo proud of YOU and of your MOM. He is prolly lookin down and just BEAMING like the Bright Summer SUN!!!

  16. Oh my goodness!! I was so SURPRISED when I saw that Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan won with the last drawing slip! Especially sweet since it was Vandyke’s name. He waited longer than most to find his forever home…but his fortune seems to have changed. He’s a lucky boy now!

    We’re humbled to have won. Humbled by Mayzie and her mom…it just doesn’t get any sweeter than them. Humbled by the “heart” of everyone who posted all those profiles of deserving animals that want nothing more than a “home.” And finally, humbled by Grandpa J’s spirit and life that continues to touch those that he never met because of the greatness of his love and kindness. Now that’s a legacy. Thank you.

  17. Congratulations, to you and yours for engineering such a huge and successful project to help other animals in need. And congratulations to the winners. Who, in this case included more than just the five names drawn.

    When the sun shines bright and warm in our little piece of Arizona desert, I’m thinking it’s your Grampa J’s smile, happy and proud that he’s able to help those less fortunate.

    Happy, Waggin’ Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

  18. And congrats to Jay Jay and Godiva, too, for finding their new furever homes. LOVE that we’re getting to see pups going HOME 🙂

    The Road Dogs

  19. Congrats to the winners! Thanks for letting us all participate Mayzie – you are so sweet!

  20. Oh, yeah, and we can’t forget Mack, now Max, that was adopted by Maggie Mae! Max is one lucky pup, that’s for sure! What a great thing you did, Mayzie! Just look at the pups that got adopted! YAY!

    The Road Dogs

  21. you have done a wonderful thing … God and Pops must be very proud of you…

  22. You’re the greatest Mayzie! What a great photo of you and grandpeep!
    Aroooo! Stuart

  23. Mayzie, you are just the sweetest!! Congratulations to all the winners & thank you for the mention 🙂

    Pauley James

  24. Pip

    Hurray for the winners and all the animals that were featured last week! It was a pretty remarkable event!!! I am sorry you have had a hard year … we understand that feeling when it all gets too much sometimes. I am glad this lifted your mom’s spirits. There’s lots of good in the world, it’s just hard to see sometimes through the shadows – but what’s behind the shadows, the sun! Thanks for sponsoring this beautiful event! I am so happy for all the winners.

    Your pal, Pip

  25. Mayzie, Sisfur Abby and Brudder Ranger – you all did a great job helping your mom with picking the winners! I loved the pictures of you helping. It was nice of your dad to help out too! Even though not every rescue could win cash, they each got something more important – all these bloggers helped spread awareness of how big the problem really is. That helps everyone! Thank you!

  26. Congrats to the winners!

    Stop on by for a visit

  27. Tucker

    OMG! I am so excited that my buddy Mac won!! Thank you so much Mayzie! The only thing that would make this better is if Mac found his forever home (although I think he loves his current foster home a lot!).

    We feel very lucky today and we think your Grampa J would be very proud!

    woof – Tucker

  28. Shady

    Oh my–hooray and thank you!!! Thanks to you and your Mom for shooing away the bad times by going our of your way to make good times for others. You and your whole family are a very special bunch. Please accept our gratitude on behalf of all the animals who will benefit from this generous prize.

  29. This was so so special! I loved this post, and everyone getting together to participate!

  30. What a wonderful tribute to your grandpa! We know he would be proud!!!

  31. What a great way to tribute Grandpa! Congrats to everyone who participated!
    Kisses and Tail Wags,
    Dachshund Nola

  32. What a great week it was! Blogville should keep this going and do it again next year, maybe we can have an auction and raise money for the prizes.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  33. Mayzie… you should feel honored with all of our thank you’s because we all truly mean it! It’s so wonderful that you thought of this most awesome way to honor your Grandpa J. And, like you said… every little bit helps! We know we can’t save them all ourselves… but we give our all to the ones we can save! I just want to run across the country to give you one BIG WET SMOOCH!

  34. Congratulations to all the winners. I know a number of pets got adopted and now some groups get some help too! Just a wonderful event!!!

  35. Well done Mayzie! This was an amazing idea and I think you did such a great job of spreading awareness about something so close and dear to you. Congrats to all the winners’ rescues! We really enjoyed seeing so many adoptable animals.

  36. Congrats to all the winners, and thank you Mayzie for sponsoring the contest
    Benny & Lily

  37. Congrats to all of the winners and to you, Mayzie!!

  38. Hooray for the winners! And you are the best Mayzie, this is one of the best events ever!!!

  39. Mayzi, that beautiful picture of your momma and Grandpa J made our mom’s eyes all leaky…

    -Bart and Ruby

  40. Congratulations to the chosen ones!
    We love the portrait of your mom and grandpa J, Mayzie!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  41. Mayzie thank you and mom for your very sweet comment today…
    I makes me smile to think of my Cap’n looking down on me.

  42. Kat

    “Ditto” to what Lori @ What Remains Now said! I was so busy at work trying to catch up and when I checked email on my (late) lunch break I was just stunned to see my email from Mayzie. I’m so excited for the hounds at Greyhound Friends of North Carolina. Tough economic times are everywhere…but sometimes rescue organizations, like other charities, feel the pinch more than most. I am humbled to have been a part of this wonderful Rescue Me Week. I echo what Mayzie said about how if we all do something–even something seemingly small–the pets will have the loves! I know a lot of really greyt hounds that has some loves to share!!! Thanks Mayzie, MayzieMom…and I just know Grampa J is up there grinning.

  43. I think everyone is a winner! You did a great thing and really shared the love for dogs waiting for their homes! I really admire you for doing such a wonderful job of helping animals find their homes.


  44. KB

    It was such a wonderful way to honor your grandpa. You are an inspiration.

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  46. Congrats to all the winners! I hope some of your furiends will keep up the good work and maybe sometimes post about some other adoptable dogs just because. 🙂

  47. Such a fun and positive event–and sounds like it really made a difference for a couple of adoptables! Grampa J would be so happy.

  48. Wow, 180 post? That is just pawsome. Your Grampa J would be SO proud of you.

    Congrats to the winners 🙂

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