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Friday, April 29, 2011

Tommy Hilfiger and the New York Times!


Happy Birthday to me! I will be ONE YEAR old this Sunday May 1, and I have already been featured in the New York Times Style section! Amazing!  I guess I am really cute :o)

Here is the article.  You can see me in the internet slide show as I prep and shoot for Hush Puppy.

NY Times Slide Show

New York Times Article mentioning me & my guardian!

Last week I was asked to appear and do a 2 days photshoot for Tommy Hilfiger.  The shoot was on a fabulous farm on Long Island.  There were horses, chickens, 100 acres of green lawn.  I was beside myself.  Hot men, kids running and playing every where.  it was a miracle I was able to pull it together.  I got the shoot done, wowed the world with my fabulousness and then the New York Times wrote me up.

Amazing.  Life is grand.  Preppig for my Therapy Dog Test tomorrow, my big birthday bash and recovering from my vacation on the beach...I will tell you about it all in my next post. Until then, smell the air, nap in the sun and lick a stranger in the face.

-Martha

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Am I a Star?

Ok - so I am only 11 months old and yesterday was my first big photoshoot.  9 hours shooting for the Hush Puppy Spring line.  I am exhausted, laying on the couch, chewing a cow knuckle, using the last bit of energy I have to dictate this blog post to ensure you all get updated on my life.  I participated in 7 seperate photoshoots yesterday, followed by short video reels for one of the best shoe companies around - Hush Puppies!  In between shoots, I was able to find some time to talk to the NY Times reporters and pose for some pics for a possible write up in the Sunday Style section too.  I can tell you now, I know this is going to be a busy life I am going to lead......

For those of you who don't know me, I am Martha, the Basset Hound from Queens.  I am a lucky girl who was able to locate a great guardian.  To show my gratitude for my amazing home, great looks and sparkling personality, I have made it my mission to share my gifts with others and help make the world a better place to live. 

This is my story:

I started training immediately by my Breeder, Rich.  Then at 12 weeks, Becky, my adoptive guardian started me with It's a Dog's Life NY, Elena Gretch to ensure my puppy skills were fine tuned.  I learned how to walk on a leash, how to potty outside, and the basic life skills necessary to live amonst humans.  At 7 months, I was accepted into the Intermediate Training course at Pawsitive Dog Training in Ozone Park Queens.  As I entered advanced training, I was discovered by Master Trainer John.  He works closely with my Agent Nancy at All Tame Animals, and suggested she consider me for the Hush Puppy gig, as he knew they were scouting for just the right pup.  Needless to say, Nancy is now my agent, Master John is now my trainer, and I am the Hush Puppy.

After careful thought, I decided to make use of my fame and help others in need.  After long discussions, I have now been asked to be the Fundrasing Ambassador to Bobbi & the Strays.  A position I plan on taking very seriously.  I will not only help raise money for this amazing charity that helps rescue homeless and abused animals, I will donate a large part of my profit from media appearances to the cause.  You can find my fundraising page by clicking the widget on the right side of this blog.  I will donate as soon as my paycheck comes in from the Hush Puppy gig.

I am also proud to announce that on May 1, I will be taking my Therapy Dog test.  This will certify that I am able to enter into hospitals, nursing homes and the like & help spread happiness, smiles and love all around, especially to those who need it most. 

This blog will be a great way for me to share my journey through life here on earth with you all.  Please use me as an example - that we ALL can make a difference in the world.....

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill, 11/30/1874 - 01/24/1965
British politician and Nobel Prize Laureate