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I cannot walk into a pet store when there is a pet adoption going on. I know my limits, and resisting sweet little puppies and kittens, dogs and cats is not something I can do.

Let me tell you a little story to go along with this. I was very pregnant with Kelly, my 2nd child, when my husband and I decided to take to visit a PetSmart during one of their Saturday pet adoptions. I walked in and immediately was drawn to this big, fat, slobbery bulldog. I don’t know what it was about him, but he pulled me in with his sad eyes. Bulldog’s aren’t usually the kind of dog I go for. I’m more of a Golden Retriever / Lab girl, but there was something about this bulldog that made me HAVE to have him. I sat there, petting this big hub of love and felt such a tug on my heart… he needed a home and from the look in his eyes, I was meant to be his mother. Knowing that such a thing couldn’t happen (I had a 15 year old cat… adding a dog to the household would kill her!) I sat there on the floor at PetSmart and bawled. Seriously. Cried my eyes out. I even named the dog Tubby. I reluctantly left the store without a new dog in hand… but my heart ached and ached for him.  I have a soft spot for animals, and when I am in a place where pets can be adopted, I want to take each and every one of them home.

Now, comes the point of the post. Look at that sweet little puppy up in the picture…awwwww…isn’t she just precious? Imagine that she needs to be adopted and you just happened to walk into the pet store where she was at. Can you leave without taking her home? Look at that face….so sweet. Now, pretend like she is one of the few newbies who are still looking for someone to adopt them for the Adopt a Blogger 2 event. You’ve walked into Dine & Dish…have seen their hopeful faces…can you turn away? I didn’t think so.

We have room for a few more experienced bloggers. Please let me know if you would be willing to mentor one of these talented new bloggers. Let’s show them how wonderful and giving this food blogging community is! Trust me… adopting a blogger is far less work than bringing home a new puppy and as I’ve said before, they come already potty trained. (Details of Adopt-a-Blogger can be found HERE.



PS – A HUGE thanks to Lalaine over at The Cook Mobile for donating the wonderful badge for the Adopt-a-Blogger event. I love it! Lalaine is one of the many newbies up for adoption this go around! Let’s lend a hand and offer up our support as they navigate the world of food blogging!

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  1. My tubby tabby was a stray, my chow-lab was a pound puppy, and my chihuahua was shelter-bound. Please God keep me away from homeless animals :-) But bring on the newbie bloggers!

    Vickis last blog post..Green Spider – Dangerous?

  2. I’m the SAME way, except with cats. I always visit the adoption center in Petsmart and there’s always that one cat that I just want to take home. It breaks my heart to see them in those cages. Adopting a pet is great. That’s how I got my two cats. I tell my husband that I wish we could take all of them home.

  3. Too funny! I wish I could help, but I’m still new at this and was also looking for adoption – though I didn’t make a formal request :)

    Julias last blog post..Misnomer Cupcakes

  4. I love the badge!

  5. What a sweet story about the bulldog. I can totally see myself doing that! Love the badge, very cute. :)

    LyBs last blog post..Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

  6. You’re funny! Very cute…hope it works!

  7. I wish I knew how to e-mail you a photo of Dolly. Is the picture her litter mate. Dolly has more black on her and has a black face. She is becoming more adorable every day. I am glad we “adopted” her. Mom

  8. Oh, that dog is so sweet! Is she yours? I’m so not a dog person… but I share in your soft-spot for animals. All of them.

    The Cat’s Pajamass last blog post..Recharged

  9. well this hardly seems fair! how could anyone resist that pup? i’m a sucker for almost all animals (interestingly, i’m able to stay strong against possums and snakes), so i’ve vowed never to enter a pet store or other such environment. :)

  10. “I sat there on the floor at PetSmart and bawled. Seriously. Cried my eyes out.”

    Yessss!!! Pregnant criers unite!!!

    I watched an NLF special on John Elway last night and cried. It was so special when he won that first Super Bowl.

  11. If there are not more adopters I could adopt two bloggers. I only have a kitty and need more company over here :-p

    Bens last blog post..Refried beans

  12. Tubby..that would have been a cute name!

    leslies last blog post..What’s in the Crock Pot?

  13. You are absolutely HILARIOUS! I thought that I was going to read about pet adoption when…eek…it switched to adopting *cute and adorable* bloggers. I love it!

  14. Great badge! You are so funny… and boy do you know how to make a case… How can anyone resist?

    Alexas last blog post..A Wonderful Tasting Chicken Breast Recipe

  15. You realize I was ready to call you up and adopt that dog???? :)

    Mrs. Ls last blog post..Am?

  16. I went to one of those adoption days at PetsMart and it was a yellow mutt named Lulu…she had the saddest eyes! I cried, too because I couldn’t take her home either!

    Annas last blog post..Did You Vote?

  17. I think I would fall in love with this cutie too… Trying to catch up here and reading your previous post. The confession one is funny…

  18. You did a great post. I guess I miss the deadline. Sorry about that.

    Hélènes last blog post..Candy Bars Recipe

  19. I’m up for joining in as a veteran if you still have room for me. I suppose I qualify. At least I’d like to think so!

    Jerrys last blog post..Thirteen Reasons Giada de Laurentiis should have someone else write her recipes

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