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Let Me Introduce To You, My Shepherd Mix Ozzy And Cat Toby

Posted in animals, cats, dogs, pets with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Ozzy - My Pup - Close-Up - January - 2014

Ozzy Says… Hey!

It’s April showers here in Southwest Ohio, this morning, as I write these Rockin’ words down. I’m watching my pup Ozzy walk around in front of me, as I sit here working on my laptop. Ozzy is trying to decide which window to look out from, cause he doesn’t want to miss out on his daily ritual of watching the morning happenings on our street. Ozzy is a Shepherd Mix and will turn 3 years old this June. We here at the Metal Odyssey headquarters saved Ozzy from a kill shelter last Summer. Ozzy is his original name too. Pretty cool, huh? This amazing family member of ours only cost $80 (U.S.) to take him home. Incredible.

I’ve always wanted to write about Ozzy and our cat Toby, here on Metal Odyssey; therefore, today is the day! I’ve always given both boys plenty of time on twitter; so they are semi-known around the world! (Me laughing). Ozzy gets along with our 7+ year-old feline, Toby, just fine too. Ozzy and Toby are like long-lost brothers; with Toby acting like the bigger brother more often than not! Seriously, Toby accepted Ozzy into our Metal family from the very beginning and I give him a ton of credit for that.

Toby - pic #2 - 2012

Toby Says… Hey!

About 6 years ago, we had picked up Toby from his original owner, meeting at the parking lot of The Shoppes Of Premise Maid (chocolates, ice cream and bakery) in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. Toby’s (very nice) former owner insisted on accepting no money, just a loving home in exchange for him. My wife instead gave his former owner a box of chocolates that she bought from The Shoppes Of Premise Maid. Toby had to find a new home due to an allergy problem he caused at his former residence. Yes, there are people who are allergic to cats. It all turned out to be a grand deal in the end for us!

Truth be told, both Ozzy and Toby are the most gentle dudes you could ever want to meet or hang out with. Ozzy does bark like a guard dog at anyone (outside the family) that comes to the front door or enters our house. It’s all good, cause Ozzy eventually figures out that the situation is cool. Both Ozzy and Toby seem to enjoy hearing any of the music and Metal that I listen to; Heavy Metal, it appears, has a calming affect on them! I’m not kidding!

We all love Ozzy and Toby around here and I couldn’t imagine life at Metal Odyssey’s headquarters without them. They are both loyal family members and give back an unconditional love and friendship that money could never buy. It feels good to write a post about Ozzy and Toby. The laughs and joy I get from them both are immeasurable. Then again, Ozzy and Toby are Metalheads! Metal be thy name – Stone

Ozzy - Toby - together - July - 2013 - #1

Ozzy And Toby Say Thanks For Visiting And… ROCK ON!


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Wendy Dio – Once Again Raising Money For The Brittany Foundation And Needs Your Support!

Posted in animal charities, charities, dogs, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Ronnie James Dio - Wendy Dio - The Brittany Foundation - Gene Kirkland - by permission

(Photo used by permission from Niji Entertainment Group)

As reported on The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page Facebook:


Dear Friends,

As you all know, Ronnie and I have always been animal lovers and our favorite charity is The Brittany Foundation, as 100% of the monies raised goes to feed and house the dogs. Some of you may remember that three years ago, I spent a Day in Their Paws in a cage with two adorable dogs, trying to raise money and get them adopted. This was one of the last public appearances Ronnie made before his untimely passing.

This year I am going in the cage again with Timka and Tramp to raise money for The Brittany Foundation. I stay in the cage for 24 hours or until I have raised the money for freedom. It costs a dollar a minute for my freedom. I am asking for your help.

Please go to and scroll down to my picture with Timka and Tramp, and click the button to donate. We would love to see any of you that would like to join us.

I would like to say a big “thank you” to you all, and as Ronnie would say, “You Rock!”

Wendy Dio


* For More Info On The Legacy Of RJD:

The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page

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