Sunday, August 17, 2008

Woof! Woof!

Yesterday,  the Nashville Humane Society held a Woof-L Ball Tournament at Centennial Park.  The humans got to play wiffle ball, tug-o-war and corn hole and enjoy a slip-n-slide.  The dogs that were lucky enough to be there had to sit and watch.

The Humane Society holds a number of events throughout the year and are dedicated to controlling the pet population, finding homes for pets in need, and for eradicating mistreatment of animals.  (They place about 2500 animals each year.)  Humane Society volunteers brought these two dogs to the park today in hopes of finding homes for them.  Oscar (left) 
is a 3- or 4-year old Jack Russell and Chihuahua mix.  Pepe (right) is a 2-year old Cocker mix.  Both dogs were very friendly and quiet.  I hope someone adopted them.

A note of interest regarding the Humane Society:  Founded in 1887, the Nashville Humane Society is one of the oldest service organizations in the city.  Originally, the NHS fought to protect children and draft horses from mistreatment.

Up next for the Humane Society is Dog Days and The Mutt Strutt on September 20.


Ming the Merciless said...

They are both so cute!! I hope they find a good home.

Did you bring your doggies to the park with you?

Curly said...

They look happy!

Great work on your blog today and a very appropriate picture.

I've just racked up two years at South Shields Daily Photo and I hope to be passing here in two years time to compliment you again! Keep up the good work!
Thanks to everyone who has passed by and left a comment or some encouragement, it makes it all worthwhile.

from Curly at South Shields Daily Photo

Anonymous said...

The Jack Russell would have been adopted by me in a heart beat and if he was taken I would have taken the other one. Humane societies do a great and often thankless job.

Jilly said...

Oh Lordy, I'm glad I'm so far away else I'd be tempted! Two gorgeous dogs. I do, like you, hope they find good homes. Rescue dogs are the best!

Virginia said...

Well Abe you and I would have been having a tug of war over that cutie.! HA yes, the Humane Society does such great work.

Chris said...

I would have taken them home if I could have!

The interesting thing is how quiet Oscar was. For a JR/Chihuahua mix, he was calm, calm, calm! He was a bit afraid of people he didn't know, though. Poor thing. Heaven only knows what happened to him before they found him.

Lynette said...

I hope they found homes, too. Sounds like a very creative way to get folks together for a good cause.

brian said...

i'm such a sucker for dogs... i'd take them all home..

babooshka said...

I cannot tell you how cute these are and how long have been trying to log on to say it.