Tuesday, September 21, 2010


It's National Dog Week! Celebrate by taking your dog to the beach. Then take lots of pictures and send them to AmericanBeachDogs.com!

But while at the beach, don't forget to water your pup...

Find more ways to keep your beachdog safe and happy on the shore at AmericanBeachDogs.com:

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Don't have a doggie BFF? Find yours on our Adoptables page at AmericanBeachDogs.com!

Tired of reading a blog post that sounds like a used car commercial? Then get outta here and head on over to AmericanBeachDogs.com! Then come back here and leave us a comment letting us know how you liked your visit. We'd love your suggestions on how to make AmericanBeachDogs.com a place you and your puppy pal will want to visit again.

And send us those beachdog pictures! We'd love to showcase your playful pup!

Happy National Dog Week!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Adoptable of the Day - Gwen

Boston Terrier

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The Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector - final episode

Previously on the Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector, Hector-the-Lost was introduced to the farm, but the question still loomed, would Hector leave with Grumpy-the-Independent when he returned to his Florida home?

I don't really think there's any surprise ending here...


Hector's heading to the Sunshine State, with his new daddy

Bye Hector!

We'll miss you!
But glad you're a part of our family.

And Grumpy and Hector lived happily ever after.

Thanks for tuning in everyone.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector - part 3

Previously on the Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector, we learned that the stray dog who found my dad, Grumpy - who is not in the market for a dog, has not only been named, but has been taken to the vet for shots and a check-up.

On this episode, watch as Hector-the-Lost gets his very own collar.


While it has been over a week since Hector showed up in Grumpy's carport, we are still keeping the option open that Hector's real owners may show up, and Grumpy is still debating whether he really wants a dog as his new BFF. (I think the picture above answers the second question).

But while we wait, we thought it couldn't hurt to introduce Hector to the rest of the farm...

Obviously the kids are taken with him...


the rabbits and chickens, maybe not so much.

But that's okay, because they were small potatoes, once Hector discovered these...




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Despite his vicious bravery, the horses paid little attention to Hector.

Oliver the Cat, however, was very interested in this new playtoy,
and followed Hector all over the farm, practicing his pouncing lessons.

"Hey, Dad, can I eat this thing?" Hector wanted to know.

"No? Well then I'm heading back to those horses! Byeeee!"

Grumpy leaves for his Florida home tomorrow.

Will Hector be going with him?

Will Grumpy officially step into the wonders of dog ownership?

Find out next time
on the Continuting Adventures of Grumpy's Hector...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector - Part 2

Last Time on the Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector, we learned that a little lost dog befriended my dad, Grumpy. Fans wanted to know, would Hector stay...

Hector-the-Lost still has not been claimed.
And even though Grumpy is not in the market for a dog, here he is taking Hector to the vet for a check-up.

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We found out Hector is just a puppy.
But he'll likely remain small, as the vet thinks he's probably a cross between a toy Manchester Terrier and a Chihuahua.

And though Grumpy is not in the market for a dog, he later spent a lot of time researching the Manchester Terrier and telling us all about it's features (he chose to ignore the Chihuahua influence).

Here poor Hector gets his shots. Grumpy had stated that he was not going to spend money on this dog that he is just holding on to until the owners find him or until he can find him another home. But he did.

Things might be looking good for Grumpy's Hector...

More next time on
The Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector (insert echo effect here)....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector

My dad lives part time at the house across the road from us here on the farm (the other part time he is still living down in Florida until he retires). So guess what showed up in his carport the other morning...

A stray puppy.

And, no, to those family members who think I secretly placed this adorable little bundle of cuteness strategically in his carport because I thought my dad needed a dog, I did not.

In fact, my dad (who my kids call "Grumpy" (short for grandpa)) was not in the market for a dog at all.

He has not had a dog since the Irish Setter we had when I was a little, little kid.
Because Grumpy travels a lot and likes to be independent.
His own man.

But then this guy came along.

The kids think he is the cutest creature they have ever seen.

And Grumpy, as it turns out, may be just the tiniest bit smitten with him, too.

And vice-versa. The little dog follows Grumpy everywhere. Is upset when he's not right by his side. So now, when Grumpy walks across the road with his martini to our house for dinner, he also has something in his other hand.

Now Grumpy says he doesn't need a dog. And he's only keeping him until the real owners come or until he can find him another home.

But he did name him.

(after the biggest and bravest of the Trojan War heroes)

So the question is,
will Grumpy-the-Independent keep Hector-the-Lost?

Will the real owners come and take Hector away?

Will our dog, Piper, who loves Grumpy more than she loves me, allow the newcomer to share her Grumpy-space?

Find out in the next episode of...

The Continuing Adventures of Grumpy's Hector

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Adoptable of the Day - Curly

This is Curly. He was rescued from a high kill shelter in rural North GA. He is probably around 5 or 6 years old. He is great with kids, ignores the cats, and gets along well with other dogs. He is great in the car and is completely housetrained. He has been fostered in a home with dogs, cats, and kids for over 3 months. He knows "sit", "stay" and "come". He does not chew or get up on the furniture. His teeth have had some wear and tear, but he has had a complete dental workup. They should be fine. He LOVES to be in the water. He would make a great lake, river, and beach companion. He would make a great family dog.
Contact graciesplace7@gmail.com for an application.

Beachdog of the Day - Kai

lovin' the Florida Gulf

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Adoptable of the Day - Jack

Aussie/Border Collie mix

Jack is a gorgeous blue merle australian shepherd mix. He is mostly aussie and if he is mixed with anything at all I would say its border collie. He is approximately 1.5 years old and weighs about 37lbs. He has the typical aussie personality traits and would do well with someone experienced in this breed/mix. He is eager to please his person and wants to be right by your side. It would be best if he went to a home with a fenced yard and someone who can properly excerise him. I also think he would do well with another dog.. either male or female. He is an all around good dog. Please send us an email if you are interested in Jack! -

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Adoptable of the Day - Moose

Beagle/Cocker Spaniel mix
South Carolina

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Paws Pet Expo Comes to Ft. Lauderdale!

Sea dogs rejoice! I just learned of a new and exciting event for pet lovers coming to South Florida this November. The Happy Paws Pet Expo will be held at the Fort Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium on November 13 and 14, 2010 and will feature a huge lineup of entertainment and exhibitions designed for the entire family. Click here (great website!) to learn more about the Expo , its entertainment lineup, and to receive a free admission coupon! You can check out the Happy Paws Facebook page here.

Adoptable of the Day - Juliet

Gordon Setter/Spaniel Mix

What a sweetheart!

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