Vote for Mr. Kimble!

My friend Kat entered her dog, Mr. Kimble, into¬†Modern Dog Magazine’s¬†Cover Dog Contest. Mr. Kimble is a Shetland Sheepdog and very special. In July 2014 he was in a bad accident, and needed expensive surgery. With the help of an entire community, the funds were raised for him to have the operation and he’s now recovered. The photo was taken about 6 weeks after the surgery and was one of the first times the dog smiled since the accident.

Mr Kimble

The winner of the contest will be decided by whichever dog receives the most votes, and first prize is a photo shoot with the dog appearing on the Spring 2015 cover of the magazine. All of the dogs entered have a chance to be featured in the magazine, too. You can vote for Mr. Kimble once a day until January 7, 2015 at 12 p.m. PST, by clicking this link.

As a fellow dog lover, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting this little guy in person, and he’s a sweetie. If any dog deserves to win, it’s him!

An Obituary for My Cat

Mayor Meowzer Klapp

Mayor Meowzer McDermott Klapp of Meowzerville (formerly Whisker City- yes, that Whisker City) died peacefully at home on December 20, 2013, after a brave battle with rodent poison. He was born in June 2007 in Kent, Ohio and moved to Meowzerville on November 1, 2007. He was elected mayor in 2008 and governed Meowzerville after his re-election in 2012 until his passing. A life-long Democat, the Mayor will best be remembered for his chipmunk population control legislation and his city-wide ban on gluten in cat food. He successfully worked with Republikitties, Sniffertarians, Labratarians, Independepups, and Indepupdents.

Survived by his parents, Mark and Alanna Klapp; his tiny human, Gabe; and his brother from another mother and species, BFF Sniffer dog. He was loved by many friends and constituents and taken from us too soon.

Meowzer arrived on my doorstep at a time in my life when I needed him most, and he must have fulfilled his purpose, as much as that breaks my heart. He was loved by a lot of people, many of whom he’d never met face-to-face. In the end, the best thing you can say about a life, whether it’s a human or pet, is that it was a life filled with love. Rest in peace, little buddy.