Blog and Be the Change!

blogthechange“You must be the change

You wish to see in the world”

Gandhi was so wise

Today is another Blog the Change For Animals days! Blog the Change asks:

  • What have you done to Be the Change for Animals?
  • Who do you know who acts tirelessly on the behalf of animals?
  • What favorite cause has a special need right now?

As many of you know, animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, to raise money for animal rescue organizations. You can  order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

Now sales have still been furry slow still, but Me and Mama have decided that we will make a donation of 100% of the proceeds since our first and last donation to see if that helps get things going. We already know that this time we are going to donate to Wolf Haven International (see their bloggy here!) where I have an adopted wolf brother named Nanuk (that means “bear” toowoowoooo just like Kuruk and Nalle!). If you want to help them out directly, you can also go to their website and adopt your own wolf! Wooooowoooooooooo!

Also sisfur Zoe, the great Shri Swami Sattvapurrrrrranada, is also raising money for animal rescue with her book,  Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat. It’s also filled with eternal and divine wisdom! Please help us help others and support our cause! You will get some excellent reading toooowooowooooooo!

May we all Be the Change! Wooooowooooooooo!

Another Haiku Jam with Mal Pal Rumpy!

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Mama’s favorite Rumpy pic. It turns her into the Kissiemonster!

Wooohooooowooooooooooo! I am furry furry excited to share with all of you another pawesome Haiku call-and-respond jam with my buddy and fellow Malamute blogger Rumpy. If you don’t know Rumpy and all his many kitty furblings, click on over to his bloggy Rumpydog here!

Thank youwooowooooooo Rumpy and Miss Jen fur so much fun. Oh, and Rump…wooooowoooo wooo wooooooo woowooooowooowoooo wooo? WOL!

And here is our Malamute themed haiku jam. Mine are in purple, and Rumpy’s are in blue:

Malamutes unite

To write haiku together

Extra cookies please?

Malamute smack down

Sharing rhymes, talking some trash

And singing my woos!

We sing for our treats

And harmonize with sirens

The call of the wild

Treats? Did you say treats?

As in, dare I ask, cookies?

I want a cookie

Cookies are great treats

Sardines and bacon better

Did you shop for me?

True, I do eat meat,

But for treats, I’m herbivore

Peanut butter, please

Peanut butter YUCK!

I may be the only pup

Who does not like it!!!

Mmm….peanut butter!

Chick peas are another fave!

Now I am hungry

Eating times at home

Breakfast time and din-din time

Treats any time please!

But before there’s treats

A romp outside to make sure

No squirrel invasion

And check for raccoons

Those sneaky stealthy food thieves

Must inspect the yard

Then time for a nap

To dream of my adventures

And those yet to come

Haiku Jam with Buffy, the Poetic Kitty!

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Wooooohooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! I have been a busy poetic pup in my semi-retirement! WOL! Today I present to you a Haiku Jam with the Beauwoowooootiful poetic kitty Buffy, Miss Firebonnet’s kitty. Go visit them here, and see all the pawesome photography and the rest of the furry family!

Thank youowooowooooo Buffy for the funfunfun! Here is our Haiku Jam. We chose a Springtime theme. Mine are in purple, and Buffy’s are in pink:

Springtime weather’s here

Did it ever go away?

The snow never came

Snow or no snow

Few birds to watch in winter

Spring is for feathers

Down feathers of babes

Drift about in the warm breeze

Flowers blossoming

Springtime is sneeze time

With tall grasses to hide in

The rain comes at night

Rain, rain, go away

Don’t like my fur to get wet

Sun and cool is best

Cool is nice for Ku

I am a creature of heat

Basking in light divine

On hot sunny days

I dig holes to stay cool in

And play with ice cubes

Hot days turn to night

Prowling through the neighborhood

Scents and sounds heighten

Hot nights snow pups sleep

Mama and furblings nearby

Dream of winter nights

I dream in Mom’s arms

Silly cattledog is near

Maybe he needs love

Kisses and cuddles

Ear scritches and tummy rubs

Love grows in the Spring

Ku you fill my heart

Your fur could serve as my nest

But too hot for spring!

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A Very Special Visit

Julianne Victoria:

Hey Efurrybuddy, check out pawesome pics that Miss Jo took when Me, and Nalle, and Mama went to visit the Sundoggies at the Sundog Drift Ranch! Wooooooowoooooooo! Click the “View Original” link at the bottom to see all the pics of Me and Nalle!

Originally posted on The Sundog Drift:

Storm-2 A few weeks ago when the sun was shining we had special visitors at Sundog.   Storm This smile is proof bloggers are real and not just phantom words and images that respond to my posts.  If you are a blogger who follows “The Drift”  you may know who this is.  Especially if you follow her blogs.  Let me introduce you to Julianne Victoria of  “Through The Peacocks Eyes” (astrology),  San Francisco Photo Blog” ” Haiku by Ku” (her rescue dog Ku’s blog)  and “Swami Zoe Yoga and Zen” (her cat’s blog). Storm-50 Yes she has FOUR blogs.   Besides being a blogger and astrologer, Julianne or Julie has special healing powers.  Storm-52 Mr. Lassen could feel it right away. Storm-51 When she visited the horses. They immediately began to lick and chew, yawn and stretch their necks in weird ways.   In horse language it means they are thinking and releasing some kind of energy. …

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My First Bloggyversary!

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Pawty Time!

Blogging fur a year

Can’t believe it’s been that long

Posting my haiku

 

Thank you all my bloggy friends

Couldn’t do it without you!

 

 

Wooooohoooooowooooooooo Efurrybuddy! Can you believe it? I started my bloggy a year ago on April 1st 2013 with my pawticipation in the National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), posting a haiku a day. If I could turn back time, I would do it all again! I was so proud of accomplishing that, that I posted nearly efurryday until February when I went into semi-bloggy retirement. My poetic pup heart can’t stay away from sharing my haiku, but now I also have time to take Mama and sisfur Nalle on new adventures! Wooooowooooooo!

And just in time fur the pawty, Mama surprised me with the announcement that I won some prizes from Miss Jan and the Wag ‘N Woof Pets! Do click on over. They are all fur the love of pets! Wooooowoooooo! How did I win these prizes you ask? Well, Luke, one of the Wag ‘N Woofs was having a contest to see if any buddy could guess his DNA. No one guessed all three breeds, but many were close, and I won the random draw! Woooowoooooooo! I won 2 gift certificates to The Greater Good Animal Rescue Site. It’s a pawesome site where you can buy lots of pawesome stuff fur you or your pawrents, and they help other animals and people in need! I told Mama clicky fingers secretary to use the gift cards to get something fur herself since she works fur me fur free. Mama deserves it! I wuvwuvwuvwuv you Mama!!! Here are all the pawesome prizes me and my furblings got:

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Mama came home with the package this morning and Me and Nalle knew right away there was good stuff inside fur us!

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There were lots of goodies inside!

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And a lovely card from Miss Jan

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First Me and Nalle ate the DEWISHUS! beef flavored cookie treats from http://www.kellysk9cookies.com. Yumwumwumwum! Nalle ate hers so fast Mama didn’t get a picture. WOL!

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Here’s Brofur Apollo checking out his and sisfur Zoe’s new birdie toy. I may or may not have torn off and chewed up the beauwoowootiful tail feathers.

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I really really like the new rope toy!

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These are the cards that came with the toys if you want your pawrents to get you some.

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And we got more food/treat goodies. Mama furgot to rotate the piccie.

Staying Young…

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A pile of wuvwuvwuvwuv!
Piccie stolen from the Sundoggies. Click to go visit the Ranch!

To stay young at heart

Visiting puppies is best

For hearts filled with joy

 

Daily Prompt: Young at Heart

 

 

Wooooohooooowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Last Saturday Me and Mama and Nalle went on an adventure and visited MamaJo and all the beauwooowoooootiful Goldens (5 of them!) and babies (9 of them!) and horsies and goats and a wild (!!!) burro and two Manx kitties at The Sundog Drift Ranch! I drank out of a big big pond called a swimming pool and dug a big big big hole fur a nest to keep cool in as it warmed up on the ranch near the Sierra Mountains. We all had a pawesome time! All the babies are spoken fur, but clicky on over to the ranch to fill your heart with youth-inducing cuteness! Woooooowooooooooo!

Excavating…

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This bone is nothing fur my bone-crushing jaws. I hear dinosaur bones are big big big! I think I will see if I can find some.

An excavation

Archaeological dig

A pup on the hunt

 

Looking for dinosaur bones

May have to dig to China

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooohooowooooo Efurrybuddy! I’ve been furry busy in my retirement from being a busy busy author! I’ve been trying lots of new things, and this week on an impulse I decided to become a paleontologist (that’s a dinosaur archaeologist!). I am working furry furry hard on the hunt fur monstrous dinosaur bones. Mama says those may be the only bones strong enough to hold up to my Malamute jaws. Here’s what I have accomplished so far with my intensive labor:

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Here is dig site number one. No dinosaur bones, but a great place to store my tennis ball!

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Site number two. This is hopeful. Found some ancient roots over the course of three days of hard hard labor. I will keep digging here fur sure!

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Site number three got flooded in the rain. Will have to reassess after laboring more at site number two!

Chained Childhood…

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Me and my Mama

My childhood home

I had no house to speak of

But a four foot chain

 

But then I found my Mama

And she is my loving home

 

Daily Prompt: (First) Home

To learn more about me and my rescue, click here, or buy my book: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could.

Thank You Misaki!

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Click pic to visit Misaki and read how much she wuvwuvwuvs my bookie!

A sweet Malamute

My British sisfur-in-web

Wrote about my book!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank youwoowoooooo my Malamute sisfur from another mother (as she says) who lives across the pond Misaki! Much wuvwuvwuv to youwoowooooooo!

If you’d like to purchase my book to support animals rescue, Click Here!

A Hot New Super Model!

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Nalle has long elegant super model legs and pawfect eyeliner!

Beautiful Nalle

Training to become a nurse

But in the meantime

 

She went to a casting call

And now’s a super model!

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: New Sensation

Wooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! This is one of my in retirement special bloggy posts. And you were all worried you’d never hear from us. :-) A couple of weeks ago, Mama heard about a casting call at a local photographer’s, so she took me and Nalle fur Nalle to become a super model just like me! Well, this morning at the coffee shop, we discovered that Nalle made the cut! Wooohooowoooooo! Here’s her modeling debut:

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A Pup’s Legacy…

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Me and Nalle ready to go on new adventures!

It’s time to move on

To do more important things

It’s been lots of fun

 

As a retired author

I will get to hike lots more!

 

Daily Prompt: Don’t You Forget About Me

From Mama: Hi everyone and efurryone! Ku has decided to semi-retire from being a writer and blogger. It has been lots of fun, and we will visit all of you once in a while because you have given us so many smiles and giggles. We thank you all for the joy you and your pets have filled in our hearts. Ku wants to have more time to go hiking, and we are all ready for new adventures.

Ku’s and his sisfur Swami Zoe’s books will still be available for purchase to support animal rescue, and the blogs will remain as websites. I spent a good 6 months working to promote them here and in many other ways, and have learned more than I could have imagined about self-publishing (I have other books too, click here), marketing, etc. and especially what does not work. However, the time I have to work to earn money is very limited (as in needing a very flexible or work-at-home schedule) given that I am helping care for my mother, who has Alzheimer’s among other mental issues, and the house. I have here and there found some freelance work (though no one seems to want to pay writers much, if anything).

I have much bigger book projects that I am working on, that are much better candidates for publishers, and am now focusing on building my spiritual counseling/life coaching/healing practice. Both of these things, writing and helping others, is my passion and my greatest skills, and they need as much time as I can give to them now. I will still be around the blogosphere as my main blog, Through the Peacock’s Eyesis the online aspect of all that I have been building over the the past year plus.

If anyone is interested in my services, Astrology, Tarot, and Life Coaching, please click here to find out more.

From Ku: Efurrybuddy, please don’t forget about me, I won’t forget you! I will beg ask Mama clicky-fingers secretary nicely to visit your bloggies from time to time. It’s been lots of fun, but time fur new adventures! Much wuvwuvwuv and woooohooooowooooooooooo! xoxoxo, Kuruk Babybear

p.s. I will occasionally compose a Haiku in my semi-retirement, just not efurryday! Woooowoooooo! :-)

Working Fur Free…

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To promote my pawesome book

To help animals

 

But sales are barely there

And we are getting poorer

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Money For Nothing

Hi Efurrybuddy, Me and Mama have been having serious discussions. You see, we are overly giving souls, and have spent hundreds of hours blogging, emailing, going places, and talking to people to market and promote my book to raise awareness and money to donate to animal rescue. We thank those who have bought my book and who have tweeted, re-blogged, etc.!!! 

However, sales are so so so so slow (only 7 so far in the last 3 months – and we did print-on-demand self-publishing so royalties are $2 or less per book) that we are considering shutting down. Though we need the money, we have committed to donating 50% of sales. We made our first donation before even covering costs, which we have now just barely done. I told Mama that if this is not going anywhere then we could stop so she could spend more time looking for income and building her spiritual counseling practice (Astrology and Tarot/Oracle Readings - she is furry furry good!), which she juggles around caring fur the Grandma who has Alzheimer’s and doing all the housekeeping fur the Grand Paw.

Sorry fur the sad-ish post, but we are feeling furry discouraged lately and need to re-assess efurrything so that we do not go hungry (this is not an exaggeration either).

Off to the Ball!

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Click to go to the Ball!

To the Ball I go

I’m smitten with a kitten

Lovely Nylablue

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Smitten

Wooooohooooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Today is Valentine’s Day and the whole pack is off to Madi’s Queen of Hearts Ball! My Nylabluewoooowooo sent me this loverly Valentine, and I am smitten!

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Nylablue lives way up in snowy snowy Canada, so I was going to pick her up in this:

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Not Me. No snow where I live. :-(

But she has not been feeling well, and she deserves to be picked up in style:

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In case you hadn’t heard, Brofur Apollo went all the way Down Unda to propose to his most divine Dinnermintz. Click here to find out how he surprised her! Apollo and Dinnermintz, and sisfur Zoe and her date Maurice, Dinnermintz’ cousin, and the whole Fozziegang and dates all flew Quantas to the Ball in style:

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Efurryone got all dolled up fur the Ball!

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The newly engaged couple, Apollo and Dinnermintz! Wooohooowoooo!

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Maurice and Zoe

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Me and my most beauwooowooootiful Nylabluewooowooooo!

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Nalle showing off her long elegant legs fur her date Jack. Jack lives Down Unda too, but missed the flight with the Fozziegang. We will meet him at the Ball!

Happy Happy Valentine’s Day Efurrybuddy! Wooooohooooowoooooooo!

p.s. and lots and lots of wuvwuvwuv to my Mama and thank you fur rushing all over the globe fur us! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox, Ku, Nalle, Zoe, and Apollo <3

Puppy Star!

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Me a lucky pup!

I’m a lucky pup

I was rescued and cared for

And I’m famous too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooooohoooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Today I am a lucky star!!! Many of you already know that I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, about my rescue and healing journey to raise awareness and money fur animal rescue. Well today, me and my book became famous when Mama did an interview fur me on Paws To Talk!!!

You can listen to the Podcast Here! It begins at 8:10, and it is pawesome!!! Give it five lucky stars pawlease!

Or download the iTunes Here!

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I am part of WOOF Support Blog Hop: What it’s like to walk in my paws. (Listen to interview!)

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Puppy Tongues…

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Me sticking my tongue out at Mama

Puppy tongues don’t talk

We stick them out when silly

Or to give kisses

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Tongue

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Sisfur Nalle sleeps with her tongue out. She’s silly like that!

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Me sticking my tongue out while doing my YogiBear downward doggie. This pic is old from when I was still skinny from the puppy mill.

Impawtant Guest Post by Brofur Apollo!

Hewwooo Efurrybuddy! Dis is handsum bwooo eyes Apowwo, Koowoook’s big bwuder even dough I am widdow. I have been doing wots of tinking watewee and I have decided dat I must go see da wuv of my wife, my most boootifuwl and divinewee pwuxouweeus Dinnermintz who wives down unda.

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Me tinking deepwee abouts my Dinnermintz

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Dinnermintz tinking deepwee abouts me – Isn’t she Divine?!

Now I know dat I will sees her at da Queen of Hearts Valentine’s Ball next Fwyday, buts I want to sees her befowe dat. Mama says down unda is veweee fa away, so I am going to pack meself up now so I gets dere in time.

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Yous see, wez are meant to bees togeder. Wes are star-cwosst wuvers, soul mates, and twin fwames.

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Ok, so efurrybuddy please wish me wucks becuz I am going to pops the big question!!! I ams a widdow nervous too and have neveh twavelled wifout my Mama, but I knows in my hearts I must do dis!

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Snow Pups…

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Sisfur Nalle and Me walking in the rain. We really need it fur the drought here in California!

We are true snow pups

We don’t like the rain that much

Raincoats out again

 

 

 

 

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Mama made us stop fur a picture, but we want to keep walking. We wuvwuvwuv our walkies!

 

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Me sticking my tongue out at Mama fur deciding to stop at the French bakery.