How To Configure CDN Support in WP Super Cache

by nycgadgetgirl on April 21, 2012

in web development

I recently started using CDN Support in WP Super Cache with CDN Sync Tool, Amazon S3, and Amazon CloudFront on my WordPress driven sites. I couldn’t find step-by-step configuration instructions for this combination of tools. I figured it out with only a few initial missteps, but it took longer than I would have liked. I’ve written these instructions in case they might be helpful to someone else in the future.

What Is A CDN and How Can It Help?

CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. By using services like Amazon’s S3 and CloudFront, you can significantly increase your website’s page speed. This is because Amazon has robust servers all over the world that can serve your content much faster than the single shared hosting server that your WordPress site is most likely installed on. When I decided to set up CDN Support, I went with Amazon as my provider because I already had an Amazon S3 account and was familiar with using it. There are other providers offering comparable Content Distribution Network services as well.

How To Implement CDN Support To Speed Up Your WordPress Site

This post assumes that you already have WP Super Cache installed, the latest version of WordPress (currently 3.3.2 while I’m writing this), and a basic understanding of WordPress and plugin configuration.

  1. If you don’t already have one, sign up for Amazon Web Services.
  2. Go to the AWS Console, click on the S3 tab, and then click the “Create Bucket” button.
  3. You can name the bucket anything you want, so long as no other S3 user has created a bucket with that name. I use the domain name of the site it is for. After choosing a name, hit the “create” button.
  4. Now, you need to get the content that you want hosted into your S3 bucket. One choice is to simply use the “Upload” button and put copies of your files into the bucket. For a totally static site, this could be fine, but for your dynamic WordPress site, you need an easy way to keep your changing files synced between your site and your S3 bucket. This is where the CDN Sync Tool plugin comes into play. Install and activate this plugin.
  5. Go to the settings page for CDN Sync Tool. First, choose what to sync. By default, it will upload everything in your wp-content/plugin, wp-content/themes, wp-content/uploads, wp-includes/css, wp-includes-images, and wp-includes/js folders and then keep it all synchronized*. If you have other directories, that need to be synced, add them to the “Sync Custom Directory To CDN” box. Be sure to enter the path relative to your WordPress site root. Hint: The CDN Sync Tool seems to sync the folders it expects in wp-content/uploads. If you have created extra folders here through FTP, you need to enter them into the custom directory box.
  6. Go to the CDN Options tab. Choose Amazon S3 in the dropdown. Go to your AWS Console. Click your name in the top right corner and choose “Security Credentials.” Scroll down the page to “Access Credentials.” You should have an access key there. Copy the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key to your CDN Sync Tool options. Also enter the bucket name for the bucket you just created.
  7. On the JS and CSS tabs, I choose to combine my files and I use “wp-content/uploads/cdn” as the save path. Hint: This path will only work if you’ve already created the directory on your server.
  8. After saving all your options, go back to the Sync tab and click the “Sync” button. This may take some time, especially if you have a large site with a lot of images in your uploads folder. When the sync completes, you’ll see a list of files that were synced.
  9. At this point, clink through your newly populated S3 bucket to confirm that everything is there. (Click “refresh” if you don’t see the files in your bucket.) You may want to add more folders to the “Sync Custom Directory To CDN” box.” Hints: Confirm that your plugins folder was uploaded. I’ve noticed on two sites now that it wasn’t, even though “Plugin Files” was checked in the Sync tab. Also, I’ve noticed that on large sites, not everything copies over during the initial sync. A large number of my uploaded images didn’t sync on both of the sites I’ve done so far. This may be a problem with my host or something else, I’m not sure. I also got a few error messages that I couldn’t resolve on some random, older files. This may not have been the best solution, but I chose to use Amazon’s “Upload” button to upload those files to my S3 bucket instead of trying to sort out why the tool wasn’t getting them all.
  10. In your bucket, go to wp-content and right click on the uploads folder. Click “Make Public” in the pop-up menu.
  11. The next step is to create a distribution for your files in Amazon CloudFront. In the AWS Console, click the CloudFront tab and then click the “Create Distribution” button.
  12. Delivery Method should be Download. Choose Amazon S3 Origin and choose the appropriate bucket in the dropdown. Click continue. Leave everything on the Distribution Details step as is, unless you wish to create a CNAME (see #13 below). If you plan to create a CNAME, enter it here. Click “Continue” and then “Create Distribution.”
  13. It isn’t necessary for functionality, but I recommend creating a CNAME for your distribution to maintain cleaner links in your page source. Personally, I use a sub-domain of “cdn.” For example, the CNAME for the distribution I use for this site is cdn.nycgadgetgirl.com.
    • Enter the CNAME you wish to use, then click “Continue” and then “Create Distribution.”
    • Go to wherever you manage the DNS for your site, most likely your registrar’s website, and add a CNAME record for the CNAME you just used in your distribution setup. For the value, enter the domain name shown in the CloudFront distribution’s properties.

  14. The last step is to actually enable CDN Support in WP Super Cache! In your WordPress Dashboard. Go to the settings for WP Super Cache and click the CDN tab. Check the “Enable CDN Support” box. Enter the full URL of the CNAME you just created. For example, for this site, I entered http://cdn.nycgadgetgirl.com
  15. If you synced some directories to your S3 bucket that are outside of wp-includes or wp-content, you should enter them in the “Include directories” field. You can probably leave the other fields as they are. I check the “Skip https URLs to avoid ‘mixed content’ errors” box.
  16. Click the “Save Changes” button and you’re in business.
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    *Note: I don’t know yet if it really keeps everything synced as it claims to.

    I hope this post helps others configure CDN Support in WP Super Cache. I no longer maintain this site. If you have any questions, try the WordPress forum http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/cdn-sync-tool.

Introducing the NYCGadgetGirl Help Desk

by nycgadgetgirl on December 26, 2009

in Technology and Tools

My freelance business is busy enough that I’ve recently found myself needing a better way to accept, prioritize and complete requests for clients. To fill that need, I’ve added a Help Desk to my website.

Current clients, please contact me if you have not received an email welcoming you to sign in and use the help desk. And, if you’re not a current client… well, maybe you should be! 😉 Feel free to check out my tech support and web development services.

Making the Move to Thesis

by nycgadgetgirl on December 20, 2009

in web development

I’ve been drinking the Thesis Koolaid folks. And I like it!

I decided a few days ago that it was time to dust the cobwebs off nycgadgetgirl.com and start lining up some new blog development work for the new year. (I have enough work for current clients now to keep me busy till February.) What better time to delve into the world of Thesis than when I need to re-do my own site?

I decided, for a test, to see how long it would take to re-theme my site using Thesis while keeping all the design elements that I still like (forcing me to figure out all the customization instead of just using it out-of-the-box). Well, I downloaded Thesis on Thursday evening and finished the site on Saturday night, after spending about eight hours on it, including checking all the plugins and removing the ones I no longer need.

Me likey! You’ll be seeing more Thesis development from me. 🙂

Definitely an Urban Pup

by nycgadgetgirl on April 25, 2009

in Snick the Dog

Snickers is definitely LOVING being back in an urban environment. He enjoyed the big yard and the big parks we went to in Indiana, but mostly I think he was almost as bored as I was. When he went outside he would check the fence perimeter and then settle on his park bench and wait for me to sit down with him. Now that we’re back east, he’s back to taking his long adventure walks and enjoying all the sights and smells a city has to offer a curious pup.

Here’s a photo I took of Snick during a long walk around Jersey City a few weeks after we arrived. (That’s downtown NYC in the background.)

Snick and the City

Snick and the City

As most of you know, I started a new blog shortly after I moved, specifically for the dog-related material. I will continue to use Jenna & Snickers (.com) as Snick’s primary site, so if you’re looking for dogs, Shiba Inu, or Snick the Dog, that’s where you want to go.

Please, still visit me here also. I will try to think of non-dog related things to say here occasionally! 🙂

Back in the New York Groove

by nycgadgetgirl on April 23, 2009 · 1 comment

in Life In NYC

Luckily, I don’t have to say it’s been many years since I was here.

Last summer I decided, rather suddenly, to take a A Four Year Vacation from NYC. I quit my job, packed my stuff, wrote about What I Will Miss About NYC and What I Will NOT Miss About NYC, loaded up the U-Haul and drove to Indiana. A couple weeks after I arrived, I blogged about the many Wonderful Things I had experienced as I was preparing to leave my NYC life behind.

Well… Indiana didn’t turn out to be quite the vacation I’d hoped for. It was gorgeous and peaceful. I got lots of sleep. The house and yard were awesome. I spent more time with my daughter and my sister. I worked freelance (set my own hours!) and got to spend lots of time with my darling Shiba Inu, Snickers.

But, I was bored. And "real" work wasn’t forthcoming. The cost of living there is low, but not so low that I could stay there four years without a real job!

My first visit home to NYC was in early February, for Westminster. Before I arrived, I reached out to the CEO of a tech firm I’d become acquainted with shortly before moving away. They were hiring. Hmmm…. interesting! I met with them while I was in town for Westminster and by the time I arrived back in Indiana, I was planning my move back east. Three weeks later I was settled into a new job and a new apartment (both of which are right across the Hudson from my old job and apt).

Like the KISS song says… "This place was meant for me!"

Happy Birthday Kayla

by nycgadgetgirl on March 19, 2009 · 3 comments

in Tales of Kaos

I received this email yesterday from Rick and Colleen, who adopted Kaos/Kayla from me a year and a half ago. I wanted to share it because so many of my blog friends helped with rescuing Kayla from Miami Dade Animal Control and taking care of her for six months until she was adopted.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAYLA!!

HI EVERYONE RICK HERE. KAYLA IS 3 YEARS OLD! DO YOU BELIEVE IT?? MY WIFE AND I WOULD ONCE AGAIN LIKE TO THANK EVERYBODY INVOLVED IN KAYLA’S LIFE. WE HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH KAYLA, SHE IS A WONDERFUL PART OF OUR FAMILY. SHE SHE IS WELL ADJUSTED TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. DAILY WALKS AND CHASING RABBITS IN THE YARD HAVE KEPT HER HEALTHY AND AT A WEIGHT OF 65 LBS!!

THANKS AGAIN RICK AND COLLEEN

Makes ya feel good, doesn’t it? 🙂

Happy Anniversary Kayla :)

by nycgadgetgirl on September 27, 2008 · 4 comments

in Tales of Kaos

I received a welcome and gratifying email today. Kayla (the doggy formerly known as Kaos) has been with Rick and Colleen for over a year now. They sent photos, a video and a note saying that she’s happy and healthy and they couldn’t be happier that she is part of their family.

Stuff like that makes it all worth it. 🙂

Wonderful Things

by nycgadgetgirl on August 15, 2008 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends,Life In NYC

My last few days in NYC were busy and stressful and difficult, but also amazing and illuminating. I spent several days feeling loved, appreciated and valued.

  • Wednesday, the 23rd, my boss took me and some coworkers out to dinner.. FOR ME. 🙂 Since I expect Japanese food to be something I will desperately miss, we went to one of the top sushi spots in town: BONDST (Bond Street). Sooooooo delicious! It was a unique happening and made me feel super appreciated.
  • Thursday, the 24th, was my last day at work and, of course, I worked till 2am trying to finish everything. Wonderful things happened that day too though.
    • My boss gave me a "half year bonus!" Who gives you a bonus when you’re leaving? (I almost cried.)
    • I got lots of hugs and special words from coworkers one by one as they left for the day.
  • Friday, the 25th, was mine and Snick’s last visit to the Gillen Brewer School. (I’ve been stuck at this part of the entry for over a week.) These kids are just amazing. When we started visiting them a few months back, several of them were really afraid of dogs, but when we saw them on the 25th, they were hugging and kissing Snickers goodbye. They made a wonderful card for us (mostly for Snickers. LOL) to say goodbye. This was also when Snickers realized something big was happening, because he could feel the energy from the kids. I am going to miss our school visits very, VERY much.
  • The rest of Friday I packed. Or at least I tried to.
  • Saturday, the 26th… mine and Snick’s last time to enjoy our regular weekend routine. We dropped off laundry, picked up coffee, went to the dog run and hung out on our bench. We went to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market to hang with our friend Judy for a bit and then off to the neighborhood pet store for TREATS. This routine has been a shared favorite part of the week for a long time.
  • Saturday afternoon was our last meetup with the NYC Shiba Inus and their Human Companions. For anyone who may not know, Snick and I founded this meetup group in June 2006 and it’s grown to 240+ members and had 50 meetups. NYCSR was founded by a group of Shiba-owned humans who met in the meetup group and the group continues to support NYCSR in many ways. Some of my BEST BESTEST friends are people I met through this group and I owe a lot of happy times to them, the group, and NYCSR. About 40 people and 25 Shibas showed up for our last meetup at Animal Haven and Snickers had SO MUCH FUN. What I was NOT expecting though was for most of the Board of Directors and key volunteers of NYCSR to be there and have gifts for us. They gave me one of those digital photo frames and they had preloaded it with a slide show of ALL the NYCSR rescue dogs so far. It was incredible. They brought a treasure chest of treats and toys for Snick also and he loved all of it. All of it really touched me and showed me that Snick’s impact on people’s (and Shibas’) lives extends way beyond just me.
  • For the rest of Saturday, I packed. And packed. And PACKED.
  • Sunday, the 27th. Moving Day. After about 3 hours sleep, Snick and I dashed to the dog run and back and then I was off to pick up the U-Haul. My bestest buddy Zennia and her fiance, Scott, met me at the U-Haul place in Chelsea so Scott could help park the truck back at my apartment. Long story short… we got back to the apartment around 9:45 AM and my other peeps started showing up around 10am to help. Besides Z and Scott (and 2 paid helper guys), I had my good buddy Brian, my wonderful friend Mary, another wonderful friend lulu and her main man Joseph, my good neighborhood friend Drew (the human “dad” of Snick’s buddies Benno and Lily), and last but but never least, my best friend – who I’m "maybe just a little bit in love with"Jack. Having so many friends come over to help me finish packing and move (out of a FIFTH floor WALKUP) really meant a lot to me. I love all you guys. THANK YOU so much for being there.

So, those were my last few days in NYC. They were filled with friends and love and good things and I’m very grateful for that.

PS I know I haven’t been blogging much since I moved. My life/world is just sooo different now and I miss my friends desperately. I will probably set up a new blog for inspiration. When the words return, I’ll blog. I promise.

Things I Will NOT Miss About NYC

by nycgadgetgirl on July 13, 2008 · 4 comments

in Life In NYC,tourists

  • Men peeing in public
  • The smell of subway station stairways on a hot, summer day
  • Movie sets. Freaking movie people filming “on location” and getting in the way of real life
  • Getting parking tickets outside my apartment whenever I rent a car
  • Noise, noise, and more noise. Construction noise. 18-wheel truck noise.
  • Making sure Snick dodges vomit on the sidewalk during our late night weekend walks
  • Salt and slush everywhere when it snows
  • The difficulty of traveling locally with Snickers
  • Tourists!!!

Like before, that’s just off the top of my head. 🙂

Things I Will Miss About NYC

by nycgadgetgirl on July 11, 2008 · 3 comments

in Family and Friends,Life In NYC

  • Most of all… my friends, of course: work friends, Shiba friends, neighborhood friends, miscellaneous friends
  • Meeting random new, interesting people at least once a week when I’m out with Snickers. I doubt that many people are out and about at 11pm in the suburbs of Indianapolis.
  • The not so random, wonderful people I get to meet during the course of living life in this crazy place
  • The canine community
  • The smell of honey roasted cashews in the winter
  • NYC holiday shopping
  • The radio morning show I listen to each morning
  • The community dog run and garden where I’ve met so many of my neighborhood friends over the years
  • The variety of food choices, from street meat to gourmet restaurants
  • 24 hour take out
  • The wonderful kids at The Gillen Brewer School where Snick and I have been lucky enough to visit on Friday mornings
  • The ease of taking a cab and not having to deal with parking
  • Long holiday weekend when no one is around
  • The ten minute commute (walk) to work each day
  • Living at the center of the universe

And that’s just off the top of my head!

A Four Year Vacation

July 7, 2008
new house

At least that is how I am thinking of it. Let’s please not call it “leaving NYC.” <sigh> I moved here 21 years ago, still a teenager and totally in awe of everything around me. I made the mistake of leaving in 1991 and spent the next few years desperately trying to find my way […]

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Benedict Lives!

July 5, 2008

Almost a year and a half after Kaos landed in the Miami Dade shelter, Benedict finally called. He didn’t call me, so I wasn’t able to ask him what the hell happened to him. He called one of the other people from the neighborhood that helped him and Kaos get to Florida back in Nov […]

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Greatest American Dog?

June 27, 2008

hmmmm… How can there be a show with that name and it not be about Snickers??? 😛 And apropos to absolutely nothing, I just had to find an NYPD officer to haul the big, drunk guy off my front step so I could get inside with the dogs at the end of our walk. Best […]

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Dogs Will Be Dogs (What Else Would They Be?)

June 17, 2008

Recently, my favorite Shiba mailing list erupted into some nasty bouts of name calling and misunderstandings. The whole thing was brought about by a troll who apparently joined the list just to start trouble. What’s the fastest way to start trouble on a list? Bring up a hot button topic! Shibas are notoriously untrustworthy off-leash. […]

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Can You Say You Like Your Boss?

May 16, 2008

I can… which explains a lot about why I have been working for the same firm for five years. When I was younger, my average tenure at a job was about 18 months. That is roughly how long it takes for me to learn, master, and become bored with a job. The first place I […]

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It’s a Family Affair

April 28, 2008

Rescue, that is. As you all know, I’m just a bit involved in NYC Shiba Rescue. You may or may not know that my sister, Debbie, had the rescue bug long before I did. She fosters and transports for Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue and she is also a moderator for the online transport […]

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You Are Not A Poopy-Head

April 23, 2008

I gave someone a card years ago that said “You Are Not a Poopy-Head.” I think maybe I treated him like one sometimes though. Which sucks, cz I loved him. I don’t have a lot of patience for people. Not like I do for dogs anyway. Speaking of dogs and poop… I have a new […]

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Holy Smokes!

April 14, 2008

Gartner researchers have estimated that Google technology can address 100 exabytes of data (an exabyte is equal to a billion gigabytes) Check out this post on Tech Republic about Gartner’s view of Google as a disruptive technology.

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Randomness – Gravatars and Mind Mapping

April 10, 2008

(1) If you don’t have a Gravatar account yet… GEEEEZ! Go get one already. (2) I keep my [massive and complex] to do lists in a mindmap at mindomo.com (which ROCKS, btw) but I’m not always at my computer to add things to it. I often remember to do items while I am out walking […]

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Where Do The Pigeons Go

April 7, 2008

Late Sunday night – after midnight – has always been one of my favorite times to walk Snickers. Other than Christmas Day or in the middle of a blizzard, this is the quietest time to go for a walk in my neighborhood. Last night, Snick and I were enjoying a quiet minute on “rat plaza” […]

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A Sad Day

March 5, 2008
T and Chase

My sister lost her heart dog, Chase, last night. He was a good boy and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him, but most of all by my sister. We’ve both had a lot of pets through the years, but Chase was the dog for my sister and even though she knew his […]

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I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself

February 15, 2008

A quick, to-the-point, article about the pet industry and the animals who suffer because of it.

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Miss T… A Comparison

November 22, 2007
Miss T in 1997 and 2007

I ran across these two photos completely randomly last night. This was the first time I had seen them within a short enough time frame to realize the similarity. I put them side by side and couldn’t believe it. I guess the more things change, the more they really DO stay the same!!!

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Happy Anniversary M

October 26, 2007

Today is the 19th anniversary of the day I met The Divine Miss ~T~’s father. He and I have been through a lot in those 19 years (and have both grown up a LOT), including 12 years of marriage, a wonderful daughter, a lot of laughter and tears, some badly hurt feelings, a relatively friendly […]

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12 O’Clock Flasher

October 26, 2007

Loved this comedy bit. I have a couple 12 O’Clock flashers that I have to support and was laughing out loud when I watched this. via Prajantr

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Kayla (aka Kaos)

September 19, 2007
Kaos with Colleen

Kaos has a new life and a new name. Colleen felt that Kaos didn’t really fit her loving nature and I agree that Kayla is a much sweeter and more feminine name! She is doing really well with Rick and Colleen. They are socializing her and exposing her to new situations slowly and she is […]

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Now That It Is A Done Deal

September 3, 2007
kaosyard.jpg

I have to tell you all that Kaos has moved AGAIN. Erin love, love, LOVES her, but there was a bit of a problem when one of her friends came over with their seven year old daughter. Kaos was a total sweetheart until the little girl reached for her mom’s hand and then – for […]

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Pictures from Erin :)

August 18, 2007
Kaos at home

Pictures of Kaos in her new HOME. They speak for themselves… (ps… click to embiggen) I also want to say thank you to Erin’s friends and family for commenting on the Celebration Time post so we can all see what a great new family Kaos has. 🙂

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CELEBRATION TIME!

August 14, 2007

OK, so I was trying to wait until she’d been home or a day or two, but my sister won’t let me. She tried to scoop MY GOOD NEWS today by posting it on her blog first! Therefore, she’s forced my hand and I must make the public announcement NOW… Exactly six months after Benedict’s […]

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I’m Afraid to Celebrate Just Yet

August 13, 2007

The I’s are not dotted and the T’s are not crossed. but it’s about Kaos… sshhhhhhh

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Kaos is STILL Homeless

August 9, 2007

So… Kaos has been living in a boarding kennel for months now. My sister has graciously been paying for it, but at $13.50 per day, there is just no way to keep it up. We’ve talked to a few rescues about taking her and haven’t had any luck. We’ve had ONE inquiry from her petfinder […]

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Ah, The Satisfaction He Must Have Felt

July 17, 2007

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German man who startled his neighbors when he hurled his computer out of the window in the middle of the night, was let off for disturbing the peace by police who sympathized with his technical frustrations. Police in the northern city of Hanover said they would not press charges after responding […]

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She’s Always Been Amazing

June 25, 2007
motorcycle chick

I ran across this tonight when I was looking for something else. This is one of my very most FAVORITE pictures of Miss ~T~.

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orange Orange green Blue blue Green brown Brown

June 13, 2007

I am a geek. I’m sitting at home making straight-through network cables for my patch panel at work. Because it’s FUN to have an orderly closet and I LIKE making my own cables. Someone call Bellevue please.

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Boarding for Kaos

May 21, 2007

Thanks to those of you that have donated to help keep Kaos safely boarded while we search for a new home for her. Boarding is costing $13.50 per day. Clicking the button below will allow you to pay for as many days as you are willing and able to donate. You can pay by paypal […]

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Will Kaos Ever Go Home?

May 18, 2007
Adopt Kaos

Kaos is in a boarding kennel now. She’s been there since Monday afternoon and that is where she’ll stay until we find her a new foster home or her forever home. Or we go broke. Right now, my sister is footing the bill but that can’t last forever. Kaos REALLY NEEDS A HOME. In the […]

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Kaos is Not Dog Aggressive

May 3, 2007
Dakota kissing Kaos

I’ve realized the last couple days, from emails that I’ve received about Kaos, that I’ve apparently given people the impression that she is dog aggressive. That is NOT the case. The disagreement that ended with Dakota’s eye being banged up the first day Kaos got to Ami’s was over food and it’s actually Dakota that […]

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I Was Not Prepared for This

April 23, 2007
Sabrina

NYC Shiba Rescue has been around for less than a month and we just took in our third foster dog, Sabrina. Surely there won’t always be so many…? Finding foster homes – and then adoptive homes – at this rate is practically a full time job. And, in case you don’t know, I already HAVE […]

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Are They Serious?

April 21, 2007

Am I the only person that sees the humor/irony in this? Update for Windows XP (KB922582) Download size: 550 KB , less than 1 minute A problem has been identified in Filter Manager that can prevent you from installing updates from Windows update. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. […]

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What To Do About Kaos

April 18, 2007

AAAAUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s how I feel. I can’t describe it any better than that. I’ve emailed and called everyone I can think of and I’m getting N-O-W-H-E-R-E on finding a new home for Kaos. When she was in danger, friends and strangers alike were willing to move heaven and hell to save her and that’s awesome. […]

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Introducing NYC Shiba Rescue

April 13, 2007

So… all that Shiba Rescue stuff I was babbling about during my vacation? Consider it the birth of NYC Shiba Rescue. We’re a group of about 10 people so far. We’re having our first meeting next weekend. We’ll probably incorporate so we can get non-profit status and also receive the New Hope list that AC&C […]

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ooh, lookie. another post

April 4, 2007

So, I’m supposed to be on vacation this week. All I’ve done is work. It’s good though. It’s (1) getting a bunch of past due hanging-over-my-head freelance stuff done and (2) doggie rescue stuff. What have I been up to since my last post? Well, let’s see. Mon, April 2: Snick and I slept late […]

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Kaos and Cats – not a good combination

March 12, 2007

or feisty little Shiba Inus, either, for that matter. Kaos isn’t settling is as well as we’d hoped she would at Ami’s and it is looking like she needs to (1) not live with cats and (2) possibly not live with other dogs. Although she seems to get along great with other dogs when she’s […]

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Kaos is Home

March 11, 2007

Kaos met her new forever family this afternoon. I got some very excited and happy text messages from Ami and then I disappeared into the hell that is Microsoft. (I had to go to work to patch computers for DST – yes, I know I’m LATE – and do various other updates.) Ami assured me […]

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Transporting Kaos

March 5, 2007

UPDATED March 09, 2007 9:41 AM ESTalmost there!!! Anyone who can help get Kaos to her new home this coming weekend, please let me know ASAP! Sat Mar 10 Leg 1: Orlando, FL to St. Augustine, FL 105 miles 2 hr FILLED THANK YOU CHRIS Start 7:30 am Arrive 9:30 am Leg 2: St. Augustine, […]

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Shibas and Beagles

March 3, 2007

A couple weeks ago, the NYC Shiba Inus and their Human Companions (that’s our Meetup Group name), held its first inter-breed meetup. We got together with The Beagle Pack. There were about about 40 dogs there and they had a blast. This video was posted by a Shiba meetup member today and the choice of […]

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Please Help Transport Kaos

March 1, 2007

We need help getting Kaos from her foster family in Orlando, Florida, to her forever home in Pennsylvania. It’s been too cold to make plans to fly her and her foster family has folks moving in soon. Her forever home is anxiously waiting for her to arrive. We’re trying to set up a transport for […]

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KAOS HAS A HOME!!!!

February 24, 2007
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woohoo! Kaos is going to a great, great home. I couldn’t have asked for anything better for her. My blog friend, Ami, is going to adopt her. Go visit her blog to get to know Kaos’s new family!!!

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Maybe She is Mellow Yellow

February 23, 2007

I think we can safely say that Kaos still gets along fine with other dogs. 🙂 I was planning to have her temperament tested by a trainer, but I’m realizing that really isn’t necessary. What a sweetheart!    

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She’s Never Had It So Good!

February 22, 2007

This is clearly a dog enjoying her new found non-homelessness. 🙂    Latest update from Jeanette (foster mom) says: We really need to change her name from KAOS to MELLOW YELLOW! lol She is so mellow. I can take her bone and/or her food away while eating and she does nothing! That is the sign […]

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