Nothing more important than family …. furry or not

Micky and Loki

He may have thanked his dogs in his Golden Globes acceptance speech, but he brought his beloved Chihuahua, Loki, to the awards ceremony at the Venice Film Festival in September. ''Loki is the love of my life,” he told The New York Times.

Mickey Rourke’s beloved Chihuahua, Loki, died on Monday night at the age of 17. Micky provided this heartfelt statement: “Loki is deeply missed but with me in spirit. I am very blessed she fell asleep peacefully in my arms.”

The Wrestler star strokes Loki on an Italian TV show in November. In a recent interview he said that he likes little dogs because you can hold them close, smell their fur and feel their hearts beating.

The Wrestler star strokes Loki on an Italian TV show in November. In a recent interview he said that he likes little dogs because you can hold them close, smell their fur and feel their hearts beating.

Eco-friendly Zen inspiration . . . for your furry ones

"Compassionate" Cork/Bamboo Adjustable Collar & Leash

According to Gallup 2008 environment poll, 55% of Americans have made minor changes in their lives to protect the environment and 28% have made major changes. Those changes include buying green.

That’s why we were very impressed with BMBPET’s new 2008 line of eco-friendly collars and leashes which feature organically dyed and sustainable bamboo fabrics accented with an array of earth cork overlays. This ZEN inspiring line features names are just as wonderful as the collars and leashes themselves: Wisdom, Compassionate, and Awakening. This image shows the Compassionate collar and leash.

The adjustable collars and leashes in this line are available in three sizes. And, BMBPET’s eco-friendly Aura Collection is the winner of the Pet Product News International Editors’ Choice Award for 2008!

Did You Know These Facts about Bamboo & Cork?

Bamboo fabric, which is a natural textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass, is not harmful to the environment as it doesn’t require any pesticides or herbicides. Bamboo can be replanted each year, actually adding nutrients to the soil, as opposed to cotton crop, which drains the soil of nutrients. And, it is very fast growing, growing 75 feet in 45 to 60 days.
Bamboo fabric has a silky, smooth feel. The fiber is naturally smooth and round without chemical treatment, meaning that there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin.
Bamboo fabric is light and strong and also antibacterial. That means it retains no odor even after getting wet!
Bamboo is highly water absorbent, able to take up three times its weight in water. In bamboo fabric, this translates to an excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate.
Bamboo fabric is a natural, breathable fiber so it stays cool even on the hottest days! It actually has insulating properties and will keep the wearer cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Cork, which is recyclable and can be molded into any shape, is a harvested resource leaving the forest undamaged.
The harvesting of cork does not harm the tree and a new layer grows, making it a renewable resource.
Cork, which is naturally anti-bacterial and thermally insulative, is as durable as leather and as versatile as fabric!
Cork is waterproof, stain resistant and dust, dirt and grease repellent.

Come check out all three choices in this inspirational line. I think they are simply fabulous! And, please remember that all profits from my nonprofit foundation’s store go towards funding cancer research and treatment for working dogs.