Life As Of Late

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

As of two minutes ago I just made a donation to the ASPCA for $345 because of all of you! That just makes me so very happy. So thank you all so much who were able to give, sending nearly $350 to help animals felt pretty good this morning. And if any other donations continue to come through they will immediately be sent to ASPCA, as well. I know the money will probably be spent on important things like medical treatments or making sure the facility is fully equipped, but this morning as I gave Harlow his breakfast of Greek yogurt and blueberries I imagined that it would be nice if there was a gourmet food fund where all of the abused dogs would get to try steaks for the first time in their life. And that's why I'm not in charge of allocating the donation money... But someday when I start the Harlow Foundation for abandoned and rescued dogs, there will be a gourmet food fund. There certainly will.

On another note, is anyone else feeling this August heat wave rolling through? It's as if August suddenly felt guilty for being so random in the beginning that it finally decided to throw all the scorching temps and high humidity into the last four days as intensely as it possibly could. Chicago has been in the high 90s all week long. To be quite honest, I don't mind the hot temps (unless I have to take public transportation for the day.) Harlow, on the other hand, isn't too fond of them.

When he spotted a public water bowl yesterday on our walk he plopped down with his head in the bowl and refused to move. At one point he was actually lying there with his snout under the water just blowing bubbles. And that's why I refuse to drink from public water bowls...

I finally got him up and we walked just a little further to the pond lookout. He stood like this for about five minutes looking at God knows what.

I don't know if he saw ducks or fish or squirrels, regardless, people passing by got quite the kick out of Harlow posed like this. Then again, perhaps he was just admiring the skyline? Har loves Chicago as much as I do.

Today is one of those days where I'm feeling a bit scatter brained because I have a lot to do, but no idea where to start. So instead I've chosen to take far too long writing this one, pretty short, pretty uneventful post. I think I'm distracted on account of Saturday. You know, the first Nebraska football game of the year. It's always a special time for me. But I'll save this talk for tomorrow.

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  1. Really like that last picture - Chicago looks beautiful in the background!

    <3, Charlotte

  2. That is awesome!! I donate to a pitbull rescue here called Paws for Pitts and knowing that it is going to something amazing like that, every dime is worth sending there! You are amazing for doing that lady!!

  3. love this post! the hubby and i were just talking last night about going to our local humane society and possibly looking to adopt a new fella :)

    mama daze blog

  4. Do you give Harlow greek yogurt for breakfast every day?? Is my little guy missing out do I need to do this??

    That is so awesome the money that you raised for those pups!

    1. I wish, just on special days when I feel like he needs something a little extra. Greek yogurt is a bit pricey for my blood, and his ;)

  5. My dog is the same way. She hates how hot it's been. She is a bit larger than Harlow with a lot more hair so I really don't like going on very far walks with her in this heat.

  6. Congratulations on raising so much money for the ASPCA and congratulations Harlow for bein so cute and photogenic!

  7. I'm in love with your dog. Straight up. Also, the word 'snout' is super fun to say. I am ready for Saturday too. NC State around this house ... and chicken wings! And beer! Whoop! Whoop!

  8. Harlow's breakfast sounds like my kind of breakfast! I believe in the gourmet food fund! :)

  9. I was in Chicago yesterday and kept thinking I would run in to Harlow on the street. No such luck!

    You should check out! They're another great organization for dogs!

  10. fred (my pup) dunked his entire head in the water bucket at the dog park last night and then proceeded to wipe his face on my jeans. he like harlow is feelin the heat. he is also at the point in life where he demands not just expects gourmet food. he literally will not eat the cheap dog treats these days.

  11. Thank you so much, on behalf of the animals! I actually work at the ASPCA as my day job (I am also a blogger by night and one of your readers), and we so appreciate your generosity! We actually just raided the second largest dog fighting operation in U.S. history, so your donation will be put to good use on rescues just like that one! xoxo

  12. I totally saw an image of Harlow with his nose blowing bubble in the funny!!

  13. that is flipping amazing. $345!! i am so happy- thanks for doing that Tay!

  14. Probz just checking out the skyline, being that it looks gorgeous and all. CONGRATS on the money you raised, and I will definitely support the gourmet food fund of the Harlow Foundation.

  15. That is so awesome that you were able to donate that much money!!
    I love those pictures of Harlow, he cracks me up :D

  16. I love your sweet pup, even over the interweb!

    Stay strong through the heat wave!

  17. I think a lot of us are scatter brains lately because of the beginning of school year, going back to our routines, there are lots of people moving, etc. You're not the only one! :)

    Ana Paula
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  18. Now that last picture makes one thing that the dog is looking and thinking if he should go for a swim

  19. YAY for you! That's so awesome! I leave for South Africa in 19 days to volunteer with The Cheetah Preservation Foundation.
    When I get back I'll volunteer with the Humane Society - my husband thinks that if I spend as much time loving animals that live elsewhere it will satisfy my obsession and I'll stop bugging him to let me bring home more pets... totally not gonna happen.

    And Parker is going to start getting yogurt and fruit for breaky. I don't know why I never thought of that. I accidentally let her share human food all the time ;)