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New name…. same couple, cute house, and adorable dogs!

Our new website, Our Waldo Bungie, is officially up and running!

Please head on over to check out the new site and let us know what you think! Are we missing anything? Hint: Click “refresh” on your browser a few times to see the various dog headers! Also, if you follow us on Bloglovin’ or Google Reader, please update your subscription to the new web address {ourwaldobungie.com}.

Did you miss Random Friday? Don’t worry… it’s back… and better than ever pretty much the same as before. Now on to the random.

1. If you follow me on Instagram (@ourwaldobungie), you’re already aware that I am in love with a new guy. His name is Hamish.

He is my nephkitty. Nate and Deanna adopted him a few months ago and I am absolutely smitten. He is very social – almost like a dog. I can’t get over his adorable face – soulpatch and all. Not sure, but I might try to convince Daniel we need a kitteh of our own. Do you think he’d go for it?

2. The Brookside neighborhood in Kansas City (just a few blocks from us!) was featured in this month’s HGTV Magazine! Pretty sure the houses they featured are the same ones I drool over when I walk the dogs. It is pretty cool to see Kansas City finally getting the props it deserves.

3. Turk and Rufus are spending a few weeks with my parents in Lincoln, so Miss Polly Pocket is an only-dog for awhile. This means that she is my wingwoman when I go to the coffee shop, pick up my dry cleaning, and go for long walks on the Trolley Trail.

I have to be careful though. On Tuesday, I forgot to feed Polly until 10:00 a.m. (gasp!) and she nearly swore off being my wingwoman for good.

4. Finally, and most importantly, today is my bestie Deanna’s birthday! Here is De with her first Birchbox package – I got her a 3 month subscription to the service for her birthday. Happy Birthday, De!

This weekend is packed full of birthday fun and Polly time – is it 5:00 yet?! Happy weekend!

When I started this blog in 2009, I had no idea if anyone would read it. I started out writing about our first house (the “bungie” in our name is short for bungalow, which is the style of house we live in) and I occasionally received comments from my mom or one of my friends, but I didn’t really think anyone really cared about what I had to say. Then one day I wrote about the book The Lost Dogs and how owning Turk, a pit bull mix, had changed my life. I received just a couple of comments, one of which was from Aleksandra, who wrote, “this is beautiful.” I am pretty sure that up until that point, no one had said anything that I wrote was “beautiful.” I was floored.

I wrote a few more posts about my dogs and began to receive more positive feedback from readers. When I began volunteering with an animal rescue organization (a lifelong goal of mine) and took in my first foster dog, Ginger Rogers, my passion was realized.


Since I began my foray into the animal rescue and dog blogging world, I have been lucky enough to get involved in so many different ways. I’ve fostered four beautiful pit bull-type dogs: Ginger Rogers, Ginger Jr, Lucy Lou, and our current foster, Polly Pocket.

I co-founded a structured pack walking group, KC Pittie Pack & Friends, with fellow blogger Crystal of Wayward Dogs after seeing the benefits of pack walks from groups like Chicago Sociabulls and HikeaBull. Since January we’ve hosted almost 20 walks!

I have been able to help raise awareness (and money) for pit bulls in need, like Kimba, who touched so many hearts that our amazing community was able to raise nearly $1,500.00 for her care in 72 hours!


Most certainly my proudest moments have been when I’ve heard from a blog reader that they have started volunteering with an animal rescue. Most recently, my next door neighbors took the plunge into fostering with Lucy-Carolina, and I relish every moment I see that pup playing happily in their backyard. I feel lucky to have played a small part in Lucy-Carolina’s rescue – and love that my neighbors are now spreading the word to their friends about fostering too.

If anything I write can help to inspire one person to volunteer at a shelter, do a leg of a transport, or foster a dog, then I feel like I have done something of value. I have given back some of the good I’ve received from this world. I hope to continue writing about volunteering, fostering, responsible dog ownership, and pit bull advocacy for years to come. I feel like I have a lot more work I can do and a lot more to say – if you all will continue to indulge me by reading this blog.

In an effort to continue the work I’ve been doing on the blog, I recently entered the Bloggers for Good contest.

The grand prize is $1,000.00 for the blogger’s favorite charity and $500 for the blogger to continue his/her advocacy work. The charity I will contribute to if I win is Unleashed Pet Rescue – a Kansas City rescue group that focuses on rescuing dogs who have run out of time at local shelters (especially pit bulls) and reaching out to neglected dogs and their owners in the city by providing lightweight tie-outs instead of heavy chains, medication, food, and dog houses. This rescue is dear to my heart because I fostered Lucy Lou through them and because they pulled Kimba when she was running out of time at the local shelter. As for the $500 – I would use it to further my pit bull advocacy efforts. I want to leave my options open so I can put that money where it is needed the most – helping a pit bull get vetted before going to rescue, purchasing supplies for a shelter, etc. So, if you have a moment today and you believe in the work I’m doing, please vote for me in the Bloggers for Good contest and share the link with your friends. Oh, and while you’re at it, vote for That Touch of Pit too, who also entered the contest and is doing amazing work with The Bully Project in New York City.

Thank you for letting me share my life with you… I truly appreciate each and every one of you for letting me blog about my life’s passion day after day!

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