The huMan Behind The Wally Foundation-canine Epilepsy


Five years ago huMom took on the role of Director of Communication for The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy but our story starts a year before that. As Knotty Toys for Good Dogs developed as a brand & company we deligently searched for the right charitable organization to promote & share a portion of our profits with.  Given that epilepsy was a issue close to our heart, we wanted to connect with that community.

It was a year into our search when The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy posted they were seeking someone to assist in their online promotion & presence. When Rick selected huMom for the pawsition we were dog gone excited. It was a pawfect fit.

Rick Selwood is the founder & Executive Director of The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy. Although you rarely see him he is responsible for running the behind the online scene components of this wagnificent organization. That means he processes all our applications, speaks directly with many of our applicants & donors, receives & distributes all donations, liaisons between volunteers & donors, as well as handling all our administration responsibilities. Plus so much more. Rick does this while working a full time job, raising a family of both 2 legger’s & 4 legger’s, being a pawsome husband & furbulous friend to many.

We wanted to take this opportunity to bark out, ‘Thank you Rick’ 💜nose nudges💜for all that you & The Wally Foundation – canine epilepsy do for us Epi Warriors.

I’ve barked out previously about the Wally Foundation, here & also here.

CEO Olivia

💜nose nudges💜

Wordless Wednesday for June 19th

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Welcome to Wordless Wednesday brought to you by Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. A time where we paws & reflect.

CEO Olivia

PS*  Help make my Barkday wooftastic by pawticipating in my Barkday Silent Auction pinned to the top of my Facebook page Oh, The Life of Olivia

All proceeds will go to The Wally Foundation-canine epilepsy.  You can read more about it here Olivia’s Barkday Auction Begins Today


Olivia’s Barkday Auction Begins Today


Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. Today is tail wagging exciting for us at Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. That’s because my Silent Barkday Auction begins today. I hope you’ll pawticipate because the money raised goes to a good cause, our charity of choice, The Wally Foundation – Canine Epilepsy.

Here’s how to take part in the auction. Starting today (June 17th), on my Facebook page, Oh, the Life of Olivia, you’ll see the post for the auction pinned to the top of the page. You will see pictures of each prize being auctioned with a minimum bid. Click on the picture of the prize you wish to bid on & like a silent auction, you can post your bid in the comments. If someone outbids you, just post again with a higher bid. We have decided to extend the auction, so we will cut off bidding at Midnight, June 23rd & will announce the winner next Monday. Payment can be done through PayPal or eTransfer.

I bet you’re now wondering what you can win. Well, you’ll just have to visit my Facebook page to sniff out the prizes. Best of luck to all who pawticipate.

CEO Olivia