Hey Everyone! Faith and I are starting a brand new gig. I've been asked to be the new Account Executive (sales of advertising time) for the new Pet Pals TV show here in Indianapolis. YEA. The job is one of those jobs you do because you love animals and want to be a part of a new and innovative television show that will have its own wings and take off in time. Think about Animal Planet and how it got its footing. Pet Pals TV is a local show to the Indianapolis area now, but we'll be sure and upload it online so the world can see it too. Each episode will be full of informational, educational, fun facts and great stories about pets and animals that make a difference in our lives. Faith and I were interviewed last week for the show by Host Patty Spitler.
The show will air Saturday October 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. EST on Indianapolis station WNDY-23. I know Patty won't waste anytime uploading it so the rest of you can see it too. I'll have a link on this site, and my Facebook site too.
If you don't already have a Pet Pal TV account you can get on at www.petpalstv.com and be sure to show us YOUR pet's photos, tell us your stories, and give us all the poop on your pet! If you happen to be one of those innovative types and want to buy a banner or time slot for the show just give me a call. Say you read about it on my site and I'll give you a 10% discount!! Can't beat that!!
Faith the Dog was cited in an opinion before the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
In the case ROBINSON v. McNEIL CONSUMER HEALTHCARE PPC
Argued June 2, 2010 -- August 11, 2010
There is no inconsistency in testifying that a dog cannot walk on its hind legs but that if that's wrong and it can, still it can't (unless perhaps its name is Faith, see “Faith the Dog's Official Website,” www.faiththedog.info (visited July 29, 2010)) walk on its hind legs for an hour at a time. A dog can walk on its hind legs, with some training; and a witness who denies this might be thought less credible, in testifying that a dog can't walk on its hind legs for an hour at a time, than if she'd known that a dog can walk on its hind legs. But such a tension is for a jury to weigh.
(Thanks to Tom Gorman for sending us the information!)
Faith the Dog will be back on Oprah for her Farewell Season favorites ,
Please tell all your friends and family - - and get the ball rolling for the watch party!!
See a clip of the show on 10/4/2010 when Oprah called Faith her "all-time favorite" animal guest
Hey, I doubt Faith will be doing any NASCAR racing, but she does live in the Indianapolis suburbs now. She loves it. We just got a place out to the West of the great city in the Heartland. People ask us all the time why we moved to Indy, and I'm thinking about telling them that Faith wants to learn to drive race cars, and if that doesn't work out she can try out for the Colts. The fact is that we have a great friend out this way and she kept bragging about her fair city so we decided to check it out ourselves.
Remember Liz Morken, the sales rep from Precise food? She lives out this way too -- every chance she got she would tell us how great it was. She loves her state, shows lots of spirt for it. We moved up here and we can certainly see why. It's bright, cheery, fun, clean. Everyone seems nice, and to top it all off - - they love Faith. We run into so many people who love her and are so happy to see her. She has been chasing Canada geese, she even saw a skunk to follow for a while - - we put a stop to that.
Faith and all our other dogs (and Faith's kitten Buble) are so happy here. We bought a house that overlooks a certain hole on a golf course so Faith gets to watch the golfers, the carts, the people, the activities and of course the maintenance crew every day. Deer and owls are out every morning when we walk the area; she chases geese throughout the day who decide to visit the greens. There's a little pond that has a few fish in it, crawfish too, frogs and tadpoles. She's in Heaven. I should take photos of Faith getting her nose pinched by a crawfish, but I won't. I'll post something fun soon I promise. She sitson the patio most of the day - - and will until it gets colder. She's not much for snow, but she'll like watching from the windows.
Thanks to Liz of course for being so postive about Indianapolis. We love it here.
The Daily Mail Online published an article about Faith on August 17, 2010
Meet Faith, the two-legged dog who has been made an honorary sergeant in the U.S. army
"A two-legged dog who has learned to walk upright has been made an honorary sergeant in the U.S. army for inspiring disabled war veterans.
Faith, an eight-year old labrador-chow cross is a favourite at army bases and hospitals, where she 'marches' around on her hind legs, dressed in a military jacket.
Her owner Jude Stringfellow, from Oklahoma City, is now trying to bring the remarkable canine to Britain to meet troops wounded in Afghanistan."
Pop and G'Ma came down to help Reuben move back to OKC - and that's sis Laura with Reuben in the beginning of the video.
Faith loves her new kitten! We adopted little Buble (named after the great jazz singer Michael Buble) just last week when it was discovered that he was going to be put down for being - - can you believe it -- unadoptable! Buble is 6 weeks old, and was found as a stray in our city; which has a great shelter. The shelter however has overcrowding and they deem animals unfit for adoption when they have birth defects to make room for the more, shall we say, standard animal. Buble is blind in his right eye. It probably happened as he was coming down the birth canal. His mother was a ferrel cat, so there's no telling what the situation may or may not be. He falls under the category of being unadoptable and therefore he was on death row.
Because we foster a lot of animals and have a great rapport with the shelter, the manager was willing to overlook a rule or two and allow us to foster Buble for a little while and then adopt him properly after our family was found to be a home wherein he could expect to thrive. Being unadoptable never stopped Buble!
From the second he came home he decided he was going to be the new ruler of the house - - well, cats do that. He began with Faith of course, as she is the Queen, and believe me, she is 100% smitten. They are best of friends. The bed is no longer lonely for Faith, who has been sleeping under it by herself lately since the other dogs have decided to be on top of the bed. Now she has a buddy to play with and playing all day is on both of their agendas. Buble thinks the world of Faith, and she's excited he's a part of her life too. When I explained to Buble that Faith was famous he didn't seem to care one bit -- not one to be star struck I suppose. She looks and smells like a good friend to him, and that's all that matters. Buble even shares his food with Faith from time to time. We gave him June 1 for a birthday; he's already making plans to celebrate. (Cats do that too)