Thursday, April 01, 2010

Biggie and Roxy

Hi, it's finally my turn to do a post. I'm Cotton, the oldest furry here since Crystal left for the bridge.. I didn't realize what a responsibility it is to be the oldest. Or how hard it is to type. This makes me appreciate Percy a lot more. He has always done most of our typing.

Today we all want to introduct youz do .... sorry, I'm still a hunt and peck typist.  I'll have to slow down.

Today we all want to introduce you to a non-profit organization started in 2006 in Durham, NC by Amanda Arrington and a handful of volunteers. It's called the Coalition to Unchain Dogs.  Aside from their obvious goal of releasing dogs from living on the end of a chain, they --

Build free fences for people who chain their dogs.
Educate the community about the detrimental effects of chaining on both the dog and the community.
Help groups around the country to start free-fencing programs and to lobby for legislation to help chained dogs.
Lobby for legislation which disallows or severely restricts tethering of dogs.
Provide free spay/neuter for every dog they build a fence for.

The group covers a larger area of NC now and encourages others across the country to work toward local legislation to release dogs from chains and to start a similar volunteer program to help owners who can't afford fencing.

There are a number of slide shows of dogs they have helped, but we decided on this video of Biggie and Roxy, now neutered and spayed -- respectively -- so they won't have any more litters.they just look so happy to be free, don't they!

Note:  If the video area goes white and reloads a time or two, hang with it. If they don't fix these new blogger templates, we're going to take an axe to this one! 

If the video doesn't play, click here.

You can learn more about the Coalition to Unchain Dogs by visiting their website.


  1. Nice to meet you, Cotton. This was such a lovely post, about a wonderful organization. :)

    Biggie and Roxy look so happy to be able to run around. Watching them frolic brought tears of happiness to my eyes.

  2. Hi Cotton!
    Wow, we've never heard of that wonderful organization. We live abou 3 hours from Durham. Sounds like such a wonderful group of people!!

  3. Hi

    Awwww Cotton you've done so well with this post - you are a better typist than me - I make tons and tons of spelling mistakes but your blog piece is just purrfect!


    What a lovely organisation you've highlighted!

    Biggie and Roxy are two very, very, very lucky dogs now that they are unchained and doing what dogs do best which is running around chasing stuff and socialising with each other and with their humans.

    Good luck to them and this fab organisation!

    Take care now

  4. Well, Howdy, Cotton! You are furry kyute! What a wonderful organization. One time, where mom used to live, a few streets away from her, there used to be a Husky who lived on a chain and more times than not, had no water, no food, and the last straw was when mom found out the family went away on vacation (they were gonna be gone for 2 weeks!), and they didn't have anyone come to care for the dog. So, mom took it upon herself to take her. She named her Kiya and a nice man who lived down the street adopted her. And the sad thing is, the family didn't even report her missing. She would've died out there!

  5. You did a wonderful job Cotton and it is so nice to hear from you! That sure is a great group, I hadn't heard of them either.

  6. What a lovely thing that is.. When I saw the short chains those poor woofies were on, then the transformation on their faces when they could run around. Thats a wonderful organisation.. Cotton you are lovely.. Hugs GJ xx

    Mum says to tell you the necklace arrived and she loves it.. Thank you xx

  7. Hi Cotton, nice to meet you. Phantom says he rather enjoys being the oldest here. What a wonderful organization you told us about!

    And we hope all those blogger glitches get fixed after all the hard work you all went through to make this beautiful blog.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. Maximus Spittimus sends greetings to Cotton...whilst reminding Cotton that it is a cat world...

    Four Dinners
    Aide de Camp

  9. A great cause Jan - and one that I'd not bumped into.

    By the way, I just loaded your blog in IE with no problems. Only folks with IE6 should have trouble, and anyone would still be using a browser that old needs to update!

  10. I'm so glad you found us again too! Building fences for people who can't is such a great idea. Such a great cause. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Cotton
    YOU did outstanding pecking one key at a time that was a great post!


  12. Hi Cotton it is nice to meet you! You did a great job of posting and we thought that it was great that you let us know about such a cool organization!

  13. I wonder if they need me to teach 'em how to play football?

    Thanks fur sharing!


  14. Hi Cotton, Stopping by from Pet Blogger Support! Whoot! Woofy Woo to you from! To show our support for you and this lovely post, your blog is going to be the featured blog of the week this week on "Pets Teach Us So Much!". Congratulations to you and your anipals!

  15. awww Cotton. It's so nice to meet you. we love your post. You are so adorable :) Thanks for introducing us to the wonderful organization :).

  16. Typing is a pain! I have to get my mom to do it all.

    That is a furry good organization doing lots of good stuff!

  17. We thinks it is great that they help people build fences for their doggies.

    Sometimes you still has to chain the doggie though. Mommy had a border collie when she was little that could jump a 6 ft fence. They had to keep him chained when they were not home so he couldn't get out. So we don't support legislation that bans chaining dogs. If they couldn't have chained Sir Lass they would have had to get rid of him. And Mommy loved him very much. ~AFSS

  18. Um, we think woofies with fences is LOTS better than woofies wif chains.

  19. Hi ya! Amazing project! Loved seeing Biggy checking out the doggie houses. Sweet to see them playing free, and having a really nice time. Always feels good to volunteer for a project like that!!
    Thanks for posting about this non-profit.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  20. Hi, Cotton!
    Sure that is a pawesome organization!
    Kisses and hugs

  21. It's heartwarming to hear about such a wonderful organization ~ thanks.

  22. lovely post, cotton! Nice to meet you. Happy Easter to all of you on the farm!

    The Dog Woods Pack

  23. Hi Cotton!

    I heard on Skeezix blog that you guys are on Catster an are feelin lost.

    Im on Catster but my bro Biscuit (Angel) has been there longest 4 years. If you need a hand/advice/tips on getting around just join this group:

    Biscuit (Angel) is in that group. Feel free to pmail him or me or anyone in my family for any reason.
    My Catster page link is in my blog.

    Have a GREAT Easter holiday!!!

  24. I "see" it didn't print the whole link mol. Well you can pmail me at


  25. Very nice to meet you Cotton! Sounds like a terrific organization! Nanny has a fence yard and the doggies are free to go in and out and free to chase the birds.

    Thank you so much for stopping by; we greatly appreciate your comment.

    Wishing a great weekend.

    Loki and Nanny


  26. Good post Cotton and what a very important cause. You has a very nice name too. What a sad kind of life living on a chain would be.
    Hoppy Easter!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  27. Thanks for the info Cotton.
    That is an PAWSOME organization.
    My brother Coop was tied up to a tree for much of his young life - and well you still can hook his leash to keep up the good work.
    -Thanks for the blogature.

  28. Hello Cotton! What they are doing for those doggies is so nice. I'm gonna add you and your family on catster so we can be friends!


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