Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter!

What do you guys think? 
Can I pull it off? It's like we were separated at birth!

Now that Easter is here, I wanted to tell you that although I agree that bunny rabbits are cute and fluffy and great, you should think really long and hard about having one as a pet.  They require work and responsibility just like any other pet you may have or want.  If you do feel like you are ready to have one, let my friends at the Humane Society of New York know because they may just happen to know one!  Have a safe and fun holiday weekend everyone!  Happy Easter! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013


You all know me as Willis: teen-idol, bon vivant, blogger extraordinaire, etc. But I come from very humble beginnings, and I feel that it’s time to tell my real story.

The truth is, I was left alone on the streets. I came from somewhere and then I was just put out…I think from a car. I don’t remember a lot because I was a very young fellow. But I do remember being frightened and hungry. And I couldn’t really sleep, because I didn’t feel safe anywhere. I heard some man say, “Look at him. He’s another one of those “throw-away” dogs”. What’s a throw-away dog? I am Willis.

I was nervous when the lady picked me up, but I had a good feeling about her. She brought me here to the Humane Society of New York, and they adopted me. How cool is that? Seriously, I am forever grateful to the lady because I have the best home ever. When people meet me they tell me that I’m so cute and ask what kind of dog I am. Most people want to know if they can take me home. I just wag my tail to be polite, but I could never be happier than I am here. I have so many friends here (people, cats, dogs, rabbits, birds). We love each other; they’re my family. I have a staff of great doctors that take care of me whenever I need (they’re right downstairs – how convenient!). And the food is terrific. I can be a little picky at mealtime (except for carrots…I love carrots!) but they make sure that I get the most nutritious food every day.

I am so happy when I get to meet children or senior citizens and make them smile. I’m often asked to belt out one of my signature songs, like “Home on the Range” when visitors come to see us. I never refuse. It’s the least I can do, as I want to repay the kindness and love that is given to me. I like everybody the same. Isn’t that how it should be?

No being should be considered a “throw-away”. Every life is precious. If you’re interested in getting a pet, you should consider adopting from a shelter. You never know who you might meet.  

Thanks for listening. I have to go now…I have a singing lesson in twenty minutes.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Echo: An Elephant to Remember

Have you seen the PBS special about Echo: An Elephant to Remember?  It's a pretty remarkable story.  If you have a couple of minutes, I really recommend checking it out.  Watch this video and then see the link for more information.

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Also on the subject of Elephants, they also ran this special "Battle For The Elephants" that was very important to watch:
Watch Full Episode on PBS. See more from Battle for the Elephants.