EDITION OF WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015 (PetPowellPress) Ah, midweek, the morning after the New Hampshire primary and still time to do your Christmas shopping. Speaking of shopping, Valentine’s Day is coming up and here’s what you can send readlarrypowell.com: Photos of sleeping critters to post on Valentine’s Weekend in Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap. Email firstname.lastname@example.org -- send photos and info. Happy thoughts of slumbering critters! My fellow insomniacs envy the sweethearts.
LIBERTY GETS A BREAK
Well, look at this!
Remember this dog? We wrote about him earlier -- the folks at the Denton McNatt Animal Shelter were calling the ol’ boy Liberty because he’d been found on Liberty Road “out in the county.” Everybody thought the 53-pound dog was about 10 years old.
But Amy Poskey, the Denton shelter hustler, sent a note during rush house Tuesday night. She wrote, “Liberty’s family just reclaimed him! Found out he is actually 17 yrs young! I’m just sooooooooooooooo happy he has left the building and is going home!!! What a precious angel”
Nice to know things work out now and then. And we feel good that this ol' dog, temporarily named Liberty, is going to have someone he loves calling his name again. Bless the dogs of the earth.
[LARRY ASIDE: And he was the last dog awaiting rescue or adoption in the Denton Animal Shelter and I am a tightrope walker over Niagara Falls. Denton still has animals that need homes. Remember this dog, Zip, from Tuesday’s edition? Still available. This cat, Pie, becomes available on the 16th. See Denton’s availables HERE and remember, adopting an animal on Ash Wednesday may mean you get an extra break when the roll is called up yonder. Some of us are going to need all the help we can get!]
THE CATS IN NEED, INDEED
Earlier in the week we mentioned famed advocate for responsible human behavior Celia Orr and the folks who have been working to rescue a bunch of abandoned cats in Garland.
This is one of the “left behind: cats and here’s the story from Tanja Pattist. She writes, “MaryAnn needs a permanent home. MaryAnn was one of 35 cats left behind when a Garland homeowner abandoned their house in the face of foreclosure. The cats ended up living inside and outside of the abandoned house; they were starving until animal rescuers were notified.
“I am fostering MaryAnn and another cat from that house. If you have been thinking about adopting, please consider sweet MaryAnn. ... She is approximately 2-years-old, six pounds and has been vetted. She is sweet and friendly.”
And Tanja suggests that you forward the information about Mary Ann “to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, church members, gym mates, etc. Maybe someone is looking to adopt.” [To ask about helping Mary Ann, email Tanja.Pattist@tx.rr.com
CONTEMPLATIONS: Our SPCA of Texas Early Earhound Identifier Victoria Albrecht sent us a note last week about a sincere Earhound named Milkbone. Then as the new week dawned, she sent us a note with this “The Earhounds got adopted!” and the explanation, “Just wanted to let you know that Milkbone and his friend Beggin Strip, the Earhounds, got adopted.” Good news indeed! We’re proud of the boys, shown here on adoption day. Three happy souls! ... That photo of Milkbone and Beggin Strip reminds me that we’re still working hard on figuring out a way to the Texas Legislature to approve the Open Carry Chihuahua Act -- it’ll make life so much easier for people who have to slide their Chihuahua’s into purses or briefcases or disguise them as deliveries from a clothing store. Open Carry Chihuahuas -- the answer to many questions in Texas. Next I’m going to work on letting Cocker Spaniels get driver’s licenses. They can’t do any worse than some drivers on Dallas freeways. ... The American political system -- still beats anything else in the world. Goofy as it can be.
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