Bob Dylan is such a loving, calm dog. He is so accepting of people and trusts they will love him too. He enjoys attention, hugs and love. Bob came to Animal Friends because he had been abused, but you would never know that for all the love and acceptance he shows.
You also would never know that Bob is a senior boy (he’s a twelve-year-old Beagle/Lab mix). He loves to run around in the play yard. He doesn’t ask for toys — he runs just for the joy of being outside and being able to do so. Yet if you talk him for a walk, he walks beautifully, so calm and comfortable.
It doesn’t stop there. He is good-looking too, mostly white with some dark speckles on his back with tan head and tail. And his eyes are just soft and warm. Come meet our Bob Dylan today at Animal Friends.

editors note, I personally have walked Bob lots of times, he is such a sweet, sweet boy!

Carlisle Summer Bike Fest. July 23rd-25th 2010

Sara and Jody will be at Carlisle Summer Bike Fest. this weekend. Stop by and say Hi, also make sure to check out the Ultimate Biker Makeover brought to you by GEICO on Saturday July 24th, our two winners David Bardwell and Judy Reed will be scoring big time with their load of prizes, make sure you stop by to see what they win! Don’t forget you could win an ultimate Biker makeover, watch out for 2011 entries and send in your submissions!

David Uhl’s 2010 Sturgis Commemorative Piece

titled “70 & Counting” .  Since 2005, David has produced a special piece for the Sturgis rally each year.  These previous editions were open through the last day of the rally, when we totalled up the orders and closed the edition.
With the excitement surrounding the 70th anniversary, David is capping the number of available prints this year.  He’s also including a special paper version (also signed and numbered) which will be only be available unframed.
In 1936, Clarence “Pappy” Hoel started an Indian dealership in Sturgis and formed the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club.  Two years later, the City of Sturgis joined forces with the Jackpine Gypsies to hold the first “rally” (known as the Black Hills Classic) which was highlighted by the championship half-mile race.  David’s subject in “70 & Counting”, a member of a motorcycle club at the time, is on her way to the inaugural festivities when she stops near Devil’s Tower to get her bearings.  We can only imagine that her new cowboy friend wishes she would stay longer!
for more info contact
Greg Rhodes

New Trailer for “Living the American Nightmare”

Sara wrote about this film in the August issue of Cycle Source Magazine, (on newsstands now)

This “ROCK”umentary by Pawl Bazile  takes you on a hell ride into the lives of well known  musicians, who struggle in the underground music industry. These guys have sacrificed immeasurably for their art only to end up as starving artists. The irony is, these bands, these musicians are world known, you can buy their music at any mall or online store and yet they are struggling to keep their art alive.  Working 40-hour blue-collar jobs, to keep a steady income because playing out and performing is actually putting them further into financial hardships. This film is going to be epic.  Look them up on Facebook and stay informed of when the film will be released.

A classic “Garage-Girl”

Now this lady is no doubt a “Garage-Girl”, check out her passion, still at 91 years old. We love how she has cared for this car and documented everything, this lady ROCKS!!!  We hope she inspires you to treasure your passion for your vehicles!

Riding out to Sturgis, Get your Spectro in!

If your riding your bike out to Sturgis, odds are your going to be putting enough miles on to warrant an oil change along the journey.  We just got word that you can get those fluids changed at the Buffalo Chip Campground. Spectro is going to be the featured oil at “Easy Eddie’s Oil Change”.   “We’ll be providing a full range of lubricants — petroleum, semi-synthetic and synthetic along with transmission and primary oils,” says Rollin Karoll, VP – Sales, Spectro Oils of America. Spectro products will also be available for carry out sales.
The Oil Change facility is located just outside the Buffalo Chip west gate, and you don’t need a Chip pass to enter. The Easy Eddie crew not only does oil changes, they can fix just about anything from a minor electrical problem to major engine repairs. With 10 years of Rally Service experience, (MMI and HD certified techs) they can  solve your problems quickly and have you back enjoying the rally. If you do swing by tell ’em Garage-Girls sent ya!

Punk Knits

For a while it seemed the only ones crocheting and knitting were our little old grannies, that’s so not the case anymore. Seems almost every savvy girl we hit up conversations with these days is into one of these crafts. It also helps having major chain stores like Michaels and Jo-Ann fabrics handy with all of the supplies you need. One thing we did find was most of these talented ladies were still searching for patterns that just fit into their lifestyle.  Well look no further, we found the perfect “Fit” for you.   You remember Share Ross, we have featured her here on the site, well one of her other talents is knitting and she, like many of you wanted to create fashions that fit  her lifestyle. So she came up with her own patterns and put them into this totally cool collection.  So, if your Planning your next relaxing leisurely day, you could be knitting a striped punk rock armband,or a skull knit kilt~along with other edgy items, from Share’s book “”Punk Knits:26 Hot New Designs for Anarchistic Souls and Independent Spirits”~(not your everyday knitting patterns). You can also purchase gnarly skullhead sewing needles! Think ahead! You could give your creations away as Christmas presents. Her “Punk Knits” site is definitely worth checking out.
By, Angela Arpin & Editor


People call me Fountain, and here’s why I’m special:

” I’m shy but not aggressive
” I’m happiest among other cats
” I’m a young gal who loves to play
Humane agents rescued me from the home of a collector, where I lived with lots of other cats but had minimal human contact. So when I first arrived at Animal Friends, I was terrified of all the people here. But I’m getting braver and more trusting every day. And when I go to my new home, I’ll probably relax in the love and security of my new family.
 Although I’m shy, that doesn’t mean I’m boring. I can be a lot of fun when I’m playing and especially enjoy pouncing on wiggly string toys. I’m also a fan of kitty treats, but my real passion is catnip!

When I dream of my new home, I imagine it to be a comfortable place with patient and kind-hearted adults (small children would frighten me), another nice kitty or two to make me feel secure, and love everywhere. Can you help me make that dream come true? Come visit me at Animal Friends.

Moto Adventure Gal

For most of us we get interested in motorcycling for the adventure, to roam the wide open to put ourselves in open places and discover what is around us. Well we came across this blog by Alisa Clinkenger, aka Moto Adventure Gal. This lady is living the dream and doing it to help out others at the same time. One of her motorcycle adventures took her from her home in Connecticut on a six month ride tour through Mexico down through Central America and South America. During this trip, which she paid for out of her own pockets, she helped raise funds for women’s cancer research. Not only should she be praised for her courage to take this long ride alone, but for her dedication to helping others. You defiantly have to check her out, .

italian basil, tomato, and pasta salad

This salad is sooooo good, we had to share!

1/2  cup red wine vinegar
2  tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1/4  teaspoon black pepper
2  cloves garlic, minced
1/2  cup olive oil
1/2  cup slivered fresh basil
8  ounces dried pasta (such as rotini, bow ties, shells, cavatelli, or penne)
2  9-ounce packages frozen cut green beans
6  medium tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
1  cup sliced pitted kalamata olives or ripe olives
2  cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
3/4  cup (3 oz.) finely shredded Parmesan cheese
3  tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, pepper, and garlic. Gradually whisk in oil. Stir in the slivered basil. Set dressing aside.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook frozen beans according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
4. Toss one-third of the dressing with the cooked pasta; place pasta in the bottom of a very large salad bowl. Layer ingredients on top of the pasta in the following order: cooked green beans, tomatoes, and olives. Top with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with the basil leaves, the Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. To serve, toss lightly to combine. Makes 16 servings.
To Tote: Transport in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
For 8 Servings: Prepare using method above, except assemble salad in a large salad bowl.
nutrition facts
• Servings Per Recipe 16 servings Calories 173, Total Fat (g) 10, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Monounsaturated Fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 5, Sodium (mg) 167, Carbohydrate (g) 17, Total Sugar (g) 2, Fiber (g) 3, Protein (g) 5, Vitamin A (DV%) 0, Vitamin C (DV%) 26, Calcium (DV%) 8, Iron (DV%) 7, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet