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There’s a little tiny dude making big waves on the interwebs. His name is Spike Strip Taylor, have you heard of him? He’s quite a celebrity on Facebook. I’ve been a fan of his for some time and look forward to his daily Spike-isms. Here’s today’s example: I told mum I got ants in my pants, and to either take me on an adventure – or go buy me a can of Raid. Spike


Spike is a mighty 4 pound Papillon who sports a mohawk. He’s wise. He’s enchanting. He’s loved by nearly 17,ooo of his pack members on Facebook. It’s amazing how attached I feel to a family I’ve never met. That is the power of social media. We become involved, investing our hearts and if Spike has anything to say about it, we will all keep doing good deeds way past his time. Spike is sick and has been since he was rescued. I intimately know the battle he’s fighting, as 2 of ours were taken by congestive heart failure. I know the heartbreak to come for his Mum & Dad. His pack will be there, heartbroken right along with them.

I have driven by this place thousands of times over the years. Never gave much thought to it other than noticing it. Since finding Spike’s Place I can’t drive by without smiling because I think of him. It’s a shame it’s gone out of business. I really wish I would’ve just stopped and gone in one time.


It’s for sale if anyone’s interested.


Spike’s Mum (as he calls her) is writing a book about Spike & his brother, Scrappy. I’m thrilled about this! I’ve been secretly hoping she had something like this in the works. She’s been able to capture the essence of this dog through her phrasing and quips. It’s simply adorable while still being able to get some very serious points across. I see great things in their future.

Not too long ago we had a scare from our fearless and furry leader. Spike collapsed while out at a do-gooding event. Candles were lit all over the internet. Prayers were said. Healing energy from all parts of the world was sent to Spike. I bought a Papillon fridge magnet on impulse with all intentions of mailing it to his Mum. I’ve had it hanging on my own fridge, selfishly reveling in smiles each time I see it because I think of Spike.

Spike, The Baconator, Head of the Bacon Clan has a simple philosophy – While I’m here we’re celebrating my life everyday with smiles, awareness, and good deeds, my legacy. We promote & support “adopt, don’t shop,” and speak out against Breed Specific Legislation & bullying. We encourage our Pack to help others, show compassion to our elders and each other. Thank you for joining us on our journey!

Go check out this special, special pup. He has his own charity, Operation Pet Pals, pawing it forward by giving stuffed animals to those in hospitals and nursing homes. He’s got funny videos, lots of famous friends, tons of photos and a great outlook on life. He’s got perspective. He’s got a fan for life. HECK YEAH!!!! 🙂

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When we began our journey into the often devastating world of animal rescue some 20 years ago, there was no internet, no Facebook or Smart Phones allowing immediate consumption of information. We had recently acquired our “backyard bred” purebred and had no idea how quickly our lives were forever going to change. We happened to be watching a local tv network newscast and they showed live footage of a local animal shelter on fire! Without even a word, Scottie and I ran for the door and we were quickly driving to the shelter to help. We had no idea how we were going to help we just knew our hearts were telling us we had to do something.

As we ran up to the fence the last dog was being handed off to a good Samaritan. Though we left empty-handed our hearts were still urging us on… do something. The next day we arrived at the shelter to help in the clean up after the devastating fire. I can’t remember how many days we worked cleaning but I do remember going around to everyone at the television station where we worked taking up a collection. We raised nearly $1,000! That’s pretty empowering. What began as a heart’s pull to “help” turned into our life’s work.

In these 20 years we’ve seen the tides drastically change. Animal shelters are now the place to go. Puppy Stores are still around but attitudes toward them are certainly different. Facebook whirls frantically with rescue groups sharing photos and stories of animals in danger and needing help. Stories of amazing rescues go viral and once what was a lonely rescue road of your own heart’s burden, is now supported by thousands of like-hearted friends. It is a wonderful thing.

Seeing this on Facebook today made me giggle and proud to be the owner of a rescued heart.

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