Gizmo Celebrates Tolland (and Other Doglet Thoughts...)

Gizmo, Patch's Manchester and Central CT Top Dog, blogs about area events and animal rescue efforts. Sources say he also enjoys hamburgers.

And hi.  I’m Gizmo, the (3.4 pound) blogging doglet.  I went to Tolland on  Saturday!  I never went to Tolland before, and boy am I glad I went finally! There was a big gathering of nonprofits, artisans, food vendors, and even a giant blow up slide at Celebrate Tolland, held at Tolland High School! So many people were there celebrating the heritage and community of Tolland, and the exsillent Tolland baseball teams who did so well this year. And, after seeing Manchester Patch Editor Dave Moran last Thursday at the CCC farmers market, I was so excited to see my Tolland Patch friends (Editor Jayme Kunze and Ad Manager Seth Ryan) and my Ellington-Somers Patch friend (Editor Erin Quinlan) there, and they even wore my Gizmo shirts!  I was so surprised!  There were hamburgers there too.  In case you haven’t heard, I like hamburgers.  Do you?

I also met two of Connecticut’s leaders there!  I was very surprised when both State Senator Tony Guglielmo and State Representative Brian Hulbert had an important message about rescue efforts to share with me.  They told me Our Companions Animal Rescue just built New England’s first domestic animal sanctuary! It is on 43 acres in Ashford, and it will completely transform the way in which homeless and abused animals are cared for in CT.  After many fundraisers and years of hard work, the sanctuary is finally here and is scheduled to open in October!  But the work isn’t over yet.  They now need all the supplies to make the sanctuary run.  They have a wish list for supplies on Amazon.  If you would like to help this very deserving cause by purchasing an item or 2 for them, go here.

Before I go, I have to tell you something very surprising happened this week! Many people know of a page on Facebook called The Patrick Miracle, right?  Patrick is a Pitbull that was thrown down a trash chute in an apartment building in NYC.  Completely emaciated and barely clinging to life, a wonderful team of vets and caregivers slowly but surely brought Patrick back to health! And
today he is a happy beautiful Pitbull who advocates for dogs in need.  You can visit Patrick and learn more about him here.

Well, as if Patrick’s full recovery isn’t surprising enough, guess what The Patrick Miracle did?  They shared my Facebook Fan Page right on their page!  Gizmo’s Fan Page doubled in size overnight.  Can you believe it?  And that is exsillent news because now we can reach even more people with our own animal rescue efforts!  If you would like to join Gizmo’s Fan Page, either to follow my nonprofit Gizmo’s Frens, Inc., or just to see my daily adventures, you can ask to join here.  

Or if you would like to meet me, I will be at Pets Supplies Plus in Manchester on Sunday, September 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. raising funds and awareness for area pet rescues with Gizmo’s Frens, Inc.  You could even get a Gizmo shirt.  But no hamburgers.  I really like hamburgers!

Hey listen!  Do you like hamburgers?  Or were you at Celebrate Tolland on
Saturday?  Or do you know of an exsillent pet rescue that is doing amazing work? Please leave a comment and tell us about it.  I always love hearing from my frens!

Sined, The Gizmo.

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Christine Voronovitch September 16, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Gizzy you are such a busy doglet! Hey how does one become a doglet? You do such good work please keep it up! Oh and I seem to remember seeing a picture or two of you eating ice cream with your sister. Did you forget? It wouldn't surprise me cause you are so busy. Hey do you like beef stew???? Love ya buddy, Auntie Chris
Paula Gufstason September 16, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Gizmo, I was not aware of the new animal sanctuary opening in Ashford. I will be sure to check out the Amazon site and buy some supplies for them. Thank you, little guy!
Kim Draghi September 16, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I have been friends with Gizmo for a while on FB and am a member of Gizmo's Fan Page on FB as well. First off, Gizmo is a therapy dog. He visits nursing homes and cheers up the people there. That in itself is just awesome. Second, he has his own non-profit foundation, "Gizmo's Frens Inc." which raises money for animal rescues. You can meet him in places like Petco and Pet Supplies Plus raising money for various rescues and selling his soon to be famous t-shirts, the proceeds of which all go to help animals. Gizzy has raised money for groups like Companion Animal Rescue, Connecticut Cat Connection, and The Sadie Mae Foundation. Third, he loves tractors which isn't charitable work but it's just to darn cute. I mentioned to Gizzy that my mom who passed away almost 6 years ago was a lover and supporter of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Gizzy is now planning a fund raising event to raise money for Best Friends. This little guy is just to awesome! If you haven't liked him yet I urge you to visit his FB pages. If you're a rescue, Gizzy would love to help so just give him a shout. Thanks to Gizzy for all he does. Have a great day all!
Chippee Reifler September 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM
gizzee yoo ar an inspirashun too mee an ai am verree happee dat yoo an mee ar sutch gud frens dat sanktuaree sownds reelee gud cuz animals liek yoo an mee liek too runn arownd in da cuntryside and aim happee too see dat yoo ar sutch an inspirashun too peeple too giv sum ov dere hard erned dollas too help da reskewed animals gud job gizzeedogletbloggafren
Chippee Reifler September 16, 2012 at 11:32 PM
rite gizzee were reellee gud frens ai wunder hoo wud liek too reed mai blogg heer in noo yorkee wun dai maybee


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