Thursday, September 30, 2010

End of Summer Fun

     Summer might be ending but this picture brings the memories back! This is a late summer shot of one of the dogs we sponsor. Imagine decided it was time for a break from the heat! We shared this picture on the Weekend Getaway: September 2010 album on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, but we thought we'd share it here too!

What a great picture...doesn't it just embody the fun and carefree feeling of summer?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Glossary for Dogs!

Surfing the internet is a great way to pass the time on a rainy day like today! You can find all sorts of things on the world wide web. For example, this is a Dog Glossary from this brings a smile to your day!

LEASH: A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go.
DOG BED: any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.
DROOL: Is what you do when your persons have food and you don’t. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and look sad and let the drool fall to the floor, or better yet, on their laps.
SNIFF: A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your nose as close as you can to the other dogs rear end and inhale deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you stop.
GARBAGE CAN: A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and moldy crusts of bread.
DEAFNESS: This is a malady which affects dogs when their person want them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction,
or lying down.
THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.
WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrapper. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house until your person
comes home.
SOFAS: Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean.
BATH: This is a process by which the humans drench the floor, walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.
LEAN: Every good dogs’s response to the command “sit !”, especially if your person is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.
BUMP: The best way to get your human’s attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.
GOOSE BUMP: A maneuver to use as a last resort when the Regular Bump doesn’t get the attention you require…..especially effective when combined with The Sniff. See above.
LOVE: Is a feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you’re lucky, a human will love you in return.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vote for Cosmo!

We have some fun news...our friend David nominated Cosmo as a Modern Dog!

You can help Cosmo win the weekly contest over at Modern Dog Magazine by voting. Just head on over to Cosmo's Contest Page to cast your vote today!
Good Luck Cosmo!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thanks from Cosmo!

We got the best email this morning! I can't do it justice, so let's just let Cosmo do the talking...
"Good Morning!
     Yesterday, Paul and I attended the Walk for the Animals to benefit the Nebraska Humane Society. It was quite festive and lots of money was raised to support animals in need. And let's face it, we couldn't have done it without you!
     Thanks so much for supporting me! You might be able to tell...I tried to do something nice in return, but... Well, things just didn't go as planned!

Thanks again for donating! We really appreciate it, and many animals will live better lives because of it!

Cosmo and Paul"

Thank you Cosmo and Paul, for your efforts to help animals in need! Keep up the great work!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Note Cards are HERE!

The fabulous note cards from our friend Fifi Flowers have finally arrived on the island! You can get your box of 10 note cards for just $20 at Seaside Sisters now! These cards are just too cute for here's a picture to do them justice...
Don't forget, these cards are fabulous in more than one way! You not only get to enjoy and share Fifi's whimsical paintings with your friends, you're helping support our service and guide dog sponsor program! So hurry to Seaside Sisters and pick up your box of pup notes today!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Boomer is a Star!

     We are so proud of all our sponsored dogs...but today we have a star on our list! Boomer, along with our sponsorship program here at Mermaid Cottages, was featured September 16th as a Dog Star over at Dog Star Daily!
     Dog Star Daily is a cool site for dog lovers, with tips and advice on everything from welcoming a new puppy to behavior and nutrition. They also have the Dog Star photo section where you can submit a dog for star status, or vote on stars already posted. Of course, we are just elated to see our pup on the list of dog stars!

     We couldn't be prouder, and what a great way to help get the word out about our Beach Bum Biscuits. Congratulations Boomer...way to go!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome to the Wag Pack!

Beach Bum Biscuits are working their way all over the country...Ohio, Alabama, name it! Visitors on Tybee are taking these doggie delectables home to friends and furry kids alike! Check out these little Beach Bum Biscuits cuties...Max and Brodie...chillin on Tybee and true members of our Wag Pack. Join the fun, grab a bag and send us a photo of your pups via our Facebook Page...and please LIKE US so we can grow the Pack!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Beach Bum Biscuits To Go!

Happy Labor Day y'all! Don't forget to bring something home from Tybee for the stop into Seaside Sisters as you head off the Island and grab yourself a bag of Beach Bum Biscuits for your furry kid(s)'s much more fun than a t-shirt! Your dogs will love em and you'll help us sponsor a guide or service dog puppy! A great cause on four paws! And coming VERY soon, you can purchase a pack of our beautifully painted Beach Bum Biscuit Dogs 2010 Collection of frameable note adorable and so much fun to send or give as a gift!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Labor Day

It's Independence Dog! Send us a photo of your favorite furry friend celebrating on Tybee over the holiday weekend (in or out of patriotic regalia) and we'll post it on our blog!!! Post all photos to our Beach Bum Biscuits Facebook page and we'll do the rest! Happy Labor Day...have fun, be safe and take those photos!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

We Support Cosmo and the Walk For the Animals!

     Ten years ago, Cosmo was a stray in Omaha, NE. Hungry, lonely, and wandering the streets. Cosmo was saved by the Nebraska Humane Society, and our friend Paul adopted him. Today, Cosmo has fans the world over and is known as one of the most stylish dogs around!

     Mermaid Cottages is an annual sponsor of the Margre Durham Walk for the Animals, which helps the NE Humane Society raise funds to reach out and help homeless animals! Cosmo and Paul participate every year, and this year is extra special because they are celebrating Cosmo's ten year anniversary of having a home! This is a wonderful cause, and we join Cosmo and Paul is asking for your support too!

     Cosmo and Paul hope to raise at least $700 before the walk date September 26, 2010...and you can help! Please visit their donation page and help them reach and even exceed their goal! For more information, check out the event page at the Nebraska Humane Society website today! And, congratulations on ten years Cosmo!!!