Thursday, December 11, 2008

Updates and New Stuff!

As always, we've been busy in our neck of the woods but we wanted to pop in and let people know about some of the things that are going on :)

First, Dolla' Bill is NEGATIVE for the Demodex! He's healthy and good to go and SUCH a good boy! Happy days handsome man!

Penny and Java are still on meds for the Demodex so we'll cross fingers that in about three weeks we'll get an all clear for them. Ginger will hopefully make it in early Saturday morning to find out her status.

We're still steadily planning for 2009 and making some nice progress. We have plans to hold a special meeting in January that will be open to the public. We'll keep you all informed and updated on when and where that will be.

We've been deliberating on a way to get our community and interested volunteers better involved and organized with the goings-on of the group and we've decided to try a forum again.

For those of you who don't know what forums are and what their purpose is, they are almost like their own website. A topic is posted and members can reply to the topic at hand. It keeps thoughts and ideas better organized to where new members can easily go back and view the topics and read the discussions that were had about them.

We've set our forum up so that anyone can join. They don't have to be directly involved in the rescue. We wanted to create a space for people with a passion for the breed to come and chat with us and other knowledgeable members of our group. We can discuss things like training issues and health, share pictures of our pooches being the goofballs that they are, or just talk in general about doggie stuff.

For those more interested in getting their hands "dirty" with the "behind the scenes" stuff, we have a special forum slated specifically for those discussions. It will be a great way to discuss particular applications and proper procedures. This forum is one that we will have to specifically add interested parties to; the general membership will not have access or viewing rights to this part of the forum.

If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please read our topic, "How To Get Started" for instructions on registering and how to make a post. We require that you make an introduction post to be granted posting access to the rest of the forums. We just want to make sure you're a real person and not one of those annoying spam bots that make their appearance wherever they can on the web.

Want to just browse the forum first? You can visit it HERE.

Thank you everyone! Don't forget, we have another Meet and Greet this Saturday at Hairy Winston in Mt. Pleasant from 11 until 3. Come join us!