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A Shelter Animal’s Perspective

The following information was sent to us by Katherine Zenzano:

I wanted to share with you a one-day “volunteer recruitment” project that was so personally profound and striking, it brought tears to my eyes and to the eyes of many of our staff.  It gave me deep insight into the experience of our shelter animals from their perspective.  Images from these videos cross my mind often. Even daily.  

In the first video you see the dark silhouette of a cat as she sits in her cage.  She takes a moment to eat from her bowl, then surveys the outside of her cage, and then as if she suspects she is being watched she glances back towards her litter box.  She stands to reveal a stub of a tail and looks around as seconds go by…slowly. She hears the faint sound of simulated birds chirping in the background along with the occasional faint tease of human chatter and movement.

Click here for the video.

Marine Corps Marathon Opens Registration on March 7

Marine Corps Marathon Opens Registration on March 7

The following information was sent to us by Amy Beaulieu:

Marine Corps Marathon Opens Registration on March 7

Marine Corps Marathon Opens Registration on March 7

The following information was sent to us by Amy Beaulieu:

Washington Home & Garden Show Coming to DC

Washington Home & Garden Show Coming to DC

Looking to transform your home with inspiration from HGTV? You're in luck because the Washington Home & Garden Show is coming to the DC area March 9-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW.

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

 

DC Design House Announces 2012 Designers

DC Design House committee members including designer liaison Taylor Wells, Jean Seline and Karen Beiley along with designers David Mitchell, Skip Sroka, Nancy Colbert and Anne Lambeth recently announced the designers selected for the 5th Annual DC Design House at 4951 Rockwood Parkway, NW, Washington, DC, benefiting Children’s National Medical Center.

The designers along with rooms they’ll be designing in the order of the flow of the tour are below:

Space 1 outside entry – Blake Dunlevy & Gina Benincasa of D&A Dunlevy Landscape Architecture (Barnesville MD)

Space 2 foyer and staircase - Matthew Moore of John Matthew Moore Fine Art (McLean VA) 

Giant Food’s Leap Year Birthday Gift Card Giveaway

Giant Food’s Leap Year Birthday Gift Card Giveaway

 

Since "leap day" falls on the calendar about once every four years, Giant decided to celebrate by offering a Gift Card Giveaway to anyone born on February 29 (with valid identification).

Three Giant locations including the Bethesda Row Giant, located on 7142 Arlington Road, will be participating in a gift card giveaway with raffles, balloons and cake.

On Wednesday, February 29 between 5-7pm, bring a valid identification card to Bethesda Row Giant, and earn a $50 gift card to spend at any Giant location.

There will also be a raffle where anyone born on February 29 can enter to win a $25 gift card, an elegant flower bouquet, or a decorated sheet cake.

The festivities begin on Wednesday, February 29 and end on Friday, March 2.

 

Here are the following locations participating in the Giant Gift Card Giveaway:

 

WHS Pet of the Week: McCoy

WHS Pet of the Week: McCoy

McCoy is a very special boy who is looking for a very special home. He came into the Washington Humane Society (WHS) as a stray. He was severely emaciated, starving and dehydrated, barely able to stand. He went home with a WHS staff member for some much-needed foster care and with the attention of his foster home and WHS's medical director and medical team, he pulled through, gained weight and regained his health. His wounds have healed, he has doubled his body weight and he is doing really well!