P.J.'s Thanksgiving feeding

You can view the video in HD also, please just adjust on bottom right.Click on "You Tube" to the right if the video is cut off.

Many of our fans have never actually been able to go out on the feeding route with P.J. This video has basically everyone that we saw Thanksgiving morning. It was a Thanksgiving morning a few years back that was my first time out with P.J. And it was a dog named "Bomber" that I thought about every single day after my first ride along experience. If you have an interest in seeing what P.J. does on a daily basis, then please contact us. We would love to have more of our fans be able to share this experience.

I am thankful this Thanksgiving for people like P.J. who confront this suffering every single day. She does not turn her eyes away from these animals. Instead, she does everything in her power to diminish their sorrows.

"The capacity to give one's attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing. It is almost a miracle. It is a miracle.

Simone Weil

Thank you P.J. for being their miracle.


Karmic Treats and Abounding Spirits.

Tonight is your chance to meet P.J. and all the other stars of Gateway Pet Guardians.
Karmic Treats and Abounding Spirits.
Amazing Guitarist, John McClelland.

Drag your introverted friends out. Even your friends who insist they don't like people.
Eat, Drink, and hang with the dogs.
What else is there?


The Making Of "Gateway Guardians" II

Part II of chatting with Rebecca Ormond. Goddess of Film. I found it pretty interesting even though I know nothing about film.

Below, the finished product!

It was great to hear that the Gandhi quote "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated". Mahatma Gandhi practiced "ahimsa" which is the action of "non-harming". If you read up on him at all, you will probably be inspired by the simplicity of his life and also his love for all sentient beings. He is a real SuperHero to all of us animal lovers. Another Gandhi quote: "I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man". Sometimes when the situation for animals seems overwhelming, it's good to gain inspiration from the great souls that came before us. This work will not end in our lifetime, but it does not mean that there is any less of a reason to do it.

I leave you with a beautiful video about the life of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a collage of photos put together to the music of M.C. Yogi. It is great running music and kind of makes you feel like you are running toward something greater. It is easy to think you are just repeating the same steps over and over again. A good reminder that all of the steps that we take everyday eventually add up to an entire journey. Hopefully at the end of this journey, we have been able to create some positive changes.


"Welby the Wonderdog"

This sweet girl finally came inside after an hour. She was dropped off by Jamie and Shaun Case at 8:15 tonight after a gal in Imperial found her wandering around. She is a delight. Very sweet, and very nervous. She is fine with all of my other dogs. She barely noticed the cats. She would not come in the house - a clear sign that she was kept outside all the time. Of course the chain on her collar was another sign. After 3 hours and a feeding, she is now happy to accept me petting her. She will be a great and loving dog. No issues with other dogs at all - she is very submissive. Since I already have 8, yes 8 beasts at my house, she is going to boarding tomorrow - yuck! Any fosters out there who are ready to spread the love to this sweetheart who deserves a loving place to call home until she finds here forever home? Here is a picture of the collar and chain she was dragging around when she was found.

Questions with filmmaker Rebecca Ormond

In September I had the great opportunity of seeing "Gateway Guardians" at Winnie Moore Theatre in Webster and hearing the filmmaker, Rebecca Ormond, answer some questions from Mike Steinberg. This is Part 1. We are so grateful to Rebecca of Matriarch Motion Pictures for sharing her love with us! As you know, our big Soiree is THIS THURSDAY, November, 18, 2010 6:30-10:00 p.m. during the Webster Film Festival. The entire party, with movie included is 50.00. And of course all proceeds go towards helping the wonderful dogs in the movie and the current ones living on the streets of East St. Louis. We are continuing work on our mission of building a shelter with spay/neuter capabilities in this under served area. Click here for all the details. If you can't make it to the whole event, please just check out the movie!! But if you can make it to the party, we have yummy treats from MatchMeats and a great guitarist, John Mcclelland who is shown on the link with his duo. We might get lucky and hear him play some Piazzolla. I am putting in my request now!

And some of our other press!!!! Which we are so GRATEFUL for! First we have our beautiful Amie Simmons, who I recognized when I saw only her feet from her adorable Hunter Boots :) promoting the grand gala this Thursday on Fox2. Click here to see Amie, Amie's boots, and Cally, an adorable dog who needs a forever home.

And we got a write-up in the Riverfront Times. Click here to read!

Our lovely Jamie with Sonny, one of our favorite pups who has had a difficult start. Click here to see Sonny on Fox 2.

Another write-up on Sonny here from "The Examiner".