DATELINE: DALLAS Where Some People Are Helpful And Some People..., Texas (Nov. 19, PetPowellPress) -- Oh, but why complain about the great riverfront city Dallas when the weather is beautiful and the slopes and lodges are open for the first time this season!
Yep, “Ski Dallas!” (FYI: 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled for South Korea, if governmental rivalries don’t melt the snow. And 2022’s site hasn’t been determined though the only remaining nominations are Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Beijing, China. Unless Global Warming gets a grip on Big D, keep the Olympic Snowplows handy. It’s an unsettled world.)
You may recall this rendition by Olympic Village Artist-in-Residence Ivana Pencilanarubel of USA Ice Fishing competitor Inky from earlier this year. Though he did not win a medal, neither did anyone else. No fish. Lake Sudsinski, as it turns out, was developed by the Russians at Sochi from runoff from a nearby car wash. Part of the preceding passage may not be true.
Now, today’s report:
BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR CHEETAH, A PRESTON HOLLOW CAT
We spoke to Donna Garrett Tuesday afternoon and she is very concerned about her beloved 6-year-old-indoor Bengal cat Cheetah. These photos are of Cheetah in his natural habitat -- on a couch -- and curled up with his younger brother who, Donna says, has been frantic without Cheetah.
The 6-year-old cat had been missing for more than 24 hours when we spoke. He’d darted out the front door when wind blew it open. He’s very familiar with the Preston Hollow Neighborhood. He grew up there, and Donna says she even takes him on walks through the neighborhood. He was last seen in the area near the intersection of Glendora and Hillcrest. He may have been trying to stay warm in this cold spell and may be waiting to come home.
Donna has put out some of his favorite things on the porch near the door. She’s walked the neighborhood and enlisted the aid of the Preston Hollow Neighborhood Association which is how Readlarrypowell.com got news of his disappearance (we have a reliable tipster in the neighborhood.) If you know Cheetah’s whereabouts, call 214-802-3405.
LET’S PLAY MATCH THE PHOTOS
Those first photos include some of the urgents on the clock for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Irving Animal Services Shelter. Urgent means if they’re not out by 5 p.m., they get the needle. By looking at the lower photo, you can see that some of them have already been saved. We got this collection of photos from photo-takin‘ shelter walker Russell Posch.
To read about the urgents, click HERE. Click HERE to read about the animals adopted, taken by rescue or reclaimed by their humans.
To ask about a dog during off-hours, call the rescue hotline at 972-72-3597. Email both Rescueapet@cityofirving.org and Adoptapet@cityofirving.org. The Irving Shelter’s business numbers are 972-721-2256 or 57.
MEANWHILE IN SNOWY BURNS FLAT, OKLA.
These animals inspired this report Tuesday evening from our relentless Western Oklahoma rescue tipster in Burns Flat, Terry Lynn Fisher.
She wrote, “Today, I saw these babies running wild around town.... They, along with their momma, seemed so hungry... I tracked down owner. Mom is kept on a chain. All are kept outside. ... They agreed to let me have her spayed, so I am going to work on that but they asked for help finding a place for these eight babies...They are under 3 months.”
They deserve to live longer in good homes. To help Terry Lynn find those homes, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WONDER ABOUT BURNS FLAT: The town of around 2,000 people, is named for postmaster Sarah Burns and the terrain. And, to the knowledge of Readlarrypowell.com, Burns Flat is Oklahoma’s only designated spaceport. Anybody ever blast off from Burns Flat? Hmmm, maybe. Here’s a look.]
CONTEMPLATIONS: Etiquette question. What is the proper reaction when one of your own, up-to-date on shots cats takes a nip at you when you try to move him
off your mousepad on a wintry day? The Senator is so named because his forehead looks as if he’s had plug implants, like half the guys in the U.S. Senate. He was resolute about staying on the pad. The thanks I get for rescuing him from the great outdoors is confirmation that he is a stubborn individual. The joke will be on him if some sort of bacteria costs me use of the hand that holds the can of food while the other hand pulls the lid off. Let’s see if Senator No Thumbs can open a can, right? ... Where do stray cats come from? There’s a question for you. Are they delivered to Dallas by boxcar from some secret Stray Development Agency in Kitcatistan? ... How about a song for the day? Hard to figure, Chase’s Book of Days says November is Banana Pudding Lovers Month, National Novel-Writing Month, Peanut Butter Lovers Month and Vegan Month. Our choices are Yes, We Have No Bananas, Paperback Writer, Peanut Butter by the Marathons from 1961 or this rarely heard 1967 number from The Beach Boys. Mmmm, set off a craving for succotash?
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