EDITION OF MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 (PetPowellPress) We’ll get to the Texas tethering bill in a moment. But first, a friend of mine asked me Sunday if I believe in reincarnation, but to show you where my mind is in Dallas these days, I told him I believe in reincarneutering. That’s when the dog or cat that “ran away from home” comes back missing some parts that are key to the birds and bees process. So, yes, Dallas, reincarneutering. Makes a good bumper sticker: I HEART reincarneutering. Doesn’t have to be limited to animals, not that I have a list of people who ... well, let’s move on...
SPEAKING OF SPAYING AND NEUTERING.
Here are two reasons nobody can say, “I can’t ever find a place to get my dog fixed.” Check out the busy calendar for the Spay Neuter Network around here. Fort Worth, Dallas, Duncanville.
Visit spayneuternet.org to see where your neighbor can take that randy Tom or that barking from frustration dog for a quick fix.
Plus, the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection is neutering boy dogs for $20 in April, TCAP explains, “This special is available at all TCAP locations during May with the purchase of a full set of vaccines for $25 or a microchip for $20 at the time of surgery. ... Dogs must be older than 10 weeks but less than 5 years of age. Dogs must weigh at least 2 lbs and less than 80 lbs with no pre-existing health conditions to qualify for this special. A current rabies vaccine is required or can be provided for an additional $5.”
Go to texasforthem.org for arrangements and info.
TETHERING VOTE MAY COME MONDAY
The Texas Humane Legislation Network reports that the Texas House of Representatives vote on the “humane tethering legislation was postponed by the author, Rep. Sarah Davis of Houston, until Monday afternoon.” THLN suggests that people call their state rep’s office or email the rep to urge them to vote yes on House Bill 1156. You know who your state rep is, right? Look it up ONLINE HERE.
TETHERING IN DALLAS? Of course, no one in Dallas would ever tie out a dog in a thunderstorm, a hot spell, an ice storm or on July 4 or New Year’s Eve. Yeah, and ice cream doesn’t melt in August in Texarkana.
There is an online petition urging the Dallas City Council to maintain a tough anti-tethering ordinance. Click HERE to read the petition.
“This GSD has been roaming the Fort Worth Stockyards for a few weeks now and has been avoiding capture, but now she’s injured and needs medical asap. Likely struck by a car. Back leg also seems bowed or broken.
"Now that she has been captured she is very subdued and calm. Friendly.
"The finder is going to take her to the vet on Monday but has very little funds for any vetting. He could be faced with EU if medical is too high.
"Please can any rescue consider taking her case and do a fundraiser for medical. If you can we would need to know today so she can go to your vet or record. ... Email me at email@example.com for finder’s contact information.”
HELPING A CAT NAMED
Of course, I smiled. Amy Poskey, our reliable Denton tipster, forwarded a note from Alyssa Gallacher about this cat named Corpus Kitty.
Ferocious? Ha. Check out the petting frenzy in the video.
Alyssa’s note explained, “I had an adopter lined up for her but sadly she had to go to the hospital and her health is not good at the moment and she couldn't commit to a new cat. Corpus was originally listed as a barn cat because she was NOT friendly when she first
came to the shelter. However I'm going to attach a video of me loving on her and she is very sweet. If you treat her as a friendly cat she'll act like one. However if you don't trust her then she won't trust you. And when the staff have to clean her kennel I think that upsets her so she doesn't like the staff too much, but I don't blame them because she was so fractious at first. She need a lot of TLC but she's worth it!! She's declawed up front and came from a home with dogs. She is already fixed and has all her shots
and paperwork ready. We have her listed as 10-15 years old I believe.”
You can offer to help Corpus Kitty by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
RICKY BOBBY AND SLICK NEED A HOME
Last week we posted these two cats in an attempt to help Ginger Rohde and her husband place their two cats.
The boy is Ricky Bobby (hello, NASCAR and Will Farrell fans) and the female is Slick (hello fans of Tommy Lee Jones in any of the Men in Black films!)
So, having set the tone for this story, i.e., these cats are stars who need to stay together, we’ll repeat what we told you last week: The cats, who have lived with the Rohdes for a decade, have less than a month to find a home.
Ginger explains, “The reason I need to find them a home is that we have recently retired and we are about to sell our home and travel full time in an RV. My husband is allergic and would not do well in a small space with them. I have managed the past ten years by them having their own playroom away from the main part of the house. They are brother and sister. Very well behaved. Love to be petted and they love to play. The female likes to talk when talked to. The male very rarely makes a sound other than purring.” \
To give them a good home home and remind the that they are loved -- to talk to Slick and listen to Ricky Bobby’s purr -- email email@example.com .
CONTEMPLATIONS: Am I the only person who is astonished that the SPCA’s May 13 Strut Your Mutt is the 12th? How can time move so swiftly? And how successful is this event. The SPCA calls it “North Texas‘ largest dog walk fundraiser.” Read about it and see how to participate HERE. You’ll also see names of some of the walk teams: Charlie’s Angels, Red Ruff Rebels, Fite-O, Denbury Oily Pups. Yeah, commercial endeavors with senses of humor and affection for animals. ... Not a single cat team entered, I’m pretty sure. And if you wonder why, perhaps this viral video about “herding cats” gives you an idea why nobody will try to line up cats to walk in a straight line. ... Happy May Day. Need a May Day poem? Let’s rifle through the limerickian files of the late Inky, Cocker Laureate of the State of Texas.
"Today is May the Oneth
Time to have some Funth
We’ll bark and we’ll run
and we’ll get some things done
and we’ll never finish this line with anything that rhymes with oneth and funth except month.
That Inky -- knew how to elongate a moment. He also was our staff impersonator.
This is him giving us his impression of a Texas poet rushing toward the buffet at the Iconic Pentameter Lounge at the Lone Star Rhyme ‘n’ Run Poetry Convention in Longfellow, Texas, out in Pecos County, and spotting a big steaming platter of Mom’s Metaphorical Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Doggerel Gravy.
Dessert? Poets can’t afford dessert.
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