Monday, June 22, 2009

Merci the Model and Pee Pee Ess

Thank you Zoolatry for the beautiful graphic.

We are so proud of Merci, as we think she is a beautiful girl with a heart of cat. Yes, we said a heart of cat. When Jan adopted her, she was just hoping for a dog that wouldn't harm her cats. She never dreamed Merci would turn into a cat rescuer -- Percy and Cameron are Merci's -- or attract cats to follow them on their walks. (That was pre-Buddy and Sam, folks.) This loving Merci-ful character is what makes her beautiful to us.

We forgot about the Next Dog Model Contest until the last day (Friday, June 19). All our photos of Merci playing with a toy are blurred and we didn't have any posed shots we could use. So Jan took Merci outside and took some shots of her in the grass.

There were some beautiful/handsome dog photos entered, but when we got online this afternoon, we were pleasantly surprised to learn Merci won.

As Baby Patches writes in her post, "Just to recaps here da winner receives bragging rights, a spot in da header on, and these goodies to goes wif it: 1 BullyBell Bully Stick, and 1 His or Hers Plush Bone Dog Toy!"

Congratulations Merci, runners-up perrythebirman's brother Sam and Jax. And also to honorable mentions Dixie, Syke and Olive. (If you don't believe a pit bull can smile, you have got to see Olive's photo. What a cutie.) You can view all their photos here at Baby Patches'.

And you can see our Merci in the header over at Supplies Just 4 Pets.

(s) JFF -- Crystal, Cotton, Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Cameron, Buddy, Rusty & Sam

Pee Ess:
Our intention was to do an upbeat post, but just as we began writing this, we learned JB' has a prayer request out for Bear. Some of you are aware of the problem, but the details are not important. What is important is that Bear was to be safely turned over to JB's mom, but the ex-stepdad relocated him instead and Bear is evidently not in a safe situation. Please stop by JB's Small World to leave a comment -- and pray for Bear's safe return.

Pee Pee Ess:
Khyra's mom really liked a handsome Siberian named Laska that she helped transport to New Jersey. He got out Sunday. He was LOST NEAR POINT BREEZE DRIVE IN WEST MILFORD NJ. Khyra's mom lives in PA and she is worried sick about Laska. H e needs to be found ASAP! Visit Khyra's blog for details and updates.


  1. Congratulations to Merci. She has got a lovely smiley friendly face.
    We hope Laska is found very soon.
    We are going to take our purrs over to JB's now.

  2. w00fs JFF, congrats to Merci...loved the piksur in the grass...sad about Bear, surehope his daddy lets him go to his mama and the kittys..and Laska has to b finded b4 he gits hurt..

    b safe,

  3. Congratulations Merci! You really know how to work a camera!

    We're purring that Laska is found soon.

  4. Congratulation to Merci!! She was the perfect choice!

    We will go check out Bear and Laska!

  5. Mega congrats to Merci - she is so beautiful.

    And yes, too much sadness out there tonight - we are all hoping for some good news soon.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  6. Congratulations Merci! Such a sweet face! I love it!

  7. Congratulations, Merci!

    I've tried to leave a message for JB, but Internet Explorer keeps shutting down when I visit. Please let her and her fambly know I'm purring for Bear?

  8. Congrats to Merci for winning! She has such a pretty smile! *grins*

    I've just been to JB's and Khyra's blog too...I hope Bear and Laska will be found very very soon!


  9. Congratulations to Merci, what a beautiful woofie!!

    We are purring for Bear & Laska.

  10. Concats to Merci!!!! We all know what a lovely dog she is.

    There are Happy Birthdays to be wished at your place too!!! So HB to Cotton and Momma Jan!!!!

  11. Congratulations Merci!

    You are so beautiful, the camera loves you (and we think you know that too!)

    Purring for Bear and Laska

    Whicky Wuudler

  12. Congrats to Merci again.

    We are purring for Laska and Bear. Paws crossed they are home where they belong soon. ~S,S,C & F

  13. PS: Happy Birthday to Cotton and Jan!!!!

  14. So much news here today...

    Pee Pee Ess Ess:

    Happy Birthday MOM-Jan and
    to Cotton also!

  15. Félicitations Merci! Nous sommes très fiers de vous! Vous êtes un beau modèle! Bon anniversaire au Coton et au janvier!

    With a name like Merci, we just know that you speak French!!

  16. Concats Merci! It was not easy to picks all da winners but your entry was just so purrrfect! Thanks for enterings and fur dis wondefur post.

    I is sorry to hears about da problems too and I sends many purrrrrrs to Bear and Laska.

  17. Jan,
    Thank you for writing about Bear. The support from everyone has truly been amazing. All the prayers and power of all the paws surely must work. We are also praying that Laska will be found too.
    --mom Deb (and JB and Chester)

  18. Congrats to Merci! Wow - what an honor!

    We already stopped by Khyra's place but will go see and leave thoughts for Bear.

    Benson and Gibson


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