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Saturday
Jul052014

animal rescue: cassius

Nicknames: Cash-Money, Roast Beast.

Favorite Snacks: Carrots, Peanut butter, Smoothie leftovers.

Before he became famous: I found Cassius at the Chicago Animal Care and Control shelter—I was told it was his second time behind the CACC bars since his previous adopters had to return him.

He had already been housed at the shelter for over a month when I visited and things were looking grim for this energetic Lab/Pit—but fast forward 6 years, Cassius is still with me and very happy to share a home with two cats.

Hidden Talents: Despite his size—and 85lbs—Cassius thinks he makes for a fantastic lap dog… he is however very good at pulling me around Humboldt Park on my bicycle… raiding the recycling bin for plastic bottles he can chew on… sneaking on the couch when we’re not home.

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…every year approximately 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters.
…25% of adoptable dogs in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com

Tuesday
May202014

in memoriam: jimmy

jimmy, striking a pose, fall 2009 Jimmy was not only one of our first models—he inspired CB2 to raise awareness by featuring rescued animals in every catalog since.

After his first gig, Jimmy was “discovered” and actually went on to be a paid part-time model for JC Penney and CNA Insurance—and a total of 16 pets have been featured in our books.

Diagnosed with canine leukemia in January, he endured meds and our Chiberian winter to stay with us another 4 months—then quietly departed on May 14th, a sweet 16-year old.

He was an amazing dog with a great personality—so tidy and fastidious we used to say he was “the Tony Randall of dogs”. Jimmy was also lucky—to be part of a large and loving extended family who miss him greatly.

jimmy’s first CB2 catalog, spring 2008

Friday
Jul052013

animal rescue: bruna

photo by: Bridget Gotz Photography Nicknames: Bruna Mae, B-Dizzle, Bru-Dog, Bruey, B and Softykins—because her fur is bunny soft.

Before she was famous: Bruna was adopted 5 years ago by two volunteers at C.A.R.E.—Community Animal Rescue Effort—who rescued her in Evanston, IL.

It wasn’t easy to convince Ben that another cat would be a good idea—Bruna lives with brother Otto and sisters Kafelnikov and Ueli—but how can you resist those big yellow-green eyes?

Favorite snack: Chicken flavored Temptations®… served after hunting the feather wand toy.

Favorite hangout: Under the covers.

Talent show: Bruna has taught us a lot about patience and is a great addition to our rescue family.

Friday
Jul152011

animal rescue: lola

Nicknames: Little Legs, Lola Pants.
Likes: the park in Chicago just south of 31st Street beach—lots of open space and it’s her favorite view of the skyline…playing fetch in Humboldt Park, sleeping in…
‘Pet’ peeves: Getting her teeth brushed.
Guilty pleasure: Old Mother Hubbard’s Organic Char Tar biscuits…and fresh tomatoes.
Talent Show: she’ll roll over and “flop like a fish” for a treat.
Before she became famous: Lola was spotted at a local Anti-Cruelty Society—she came with lots of attitude, which is still with her today.

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com

Wednesday
Jul062011

animal rescue: thatcher

Nicknames: Honey Badger, Tootsie, Miss Maggie Thatcher.
Likes: Taking naps, sleeping, playing fetch, eating, lying around—did I mention sleeping?
‘Pet’ peeves: When you open garbage bags and getting out of the car—she loves car rides, but hates when they’re over.
Favorite toy: BALLS, BALLS, BALLS and chew-toys. She loves to chase balls and anything that she can chew on.
Favorite napping spot: Anywhere!—but mostly on her Union Jack blanket on the couch.
Guilty pleasure: She loves all treats, so we haven’t discovered her favorite yet.
Talent Show: She really doesn’t do any tricks yet unless you call sleeping and taking naps an admirable trick. She can fall asleep just about anywhere!
Before she became famous: Thatcher was saved by an amazing group here in Chicago called the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue. Read all about her rescue here.

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com