“Meet Harley May Quinn, she is my little pudgy baby.”
That was our introduction to this edition’s spotlighted dog in Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap, our long-running weekend feature at readlarrypowell.com.
The author of the sentence is David Maldonado who clearly has a soft spot for Harley May Quinn and her canine companion, Skye.
Oh, and you see that beautiful photo of the sitting, smiling Haley May Quinn? That mugshot on the right is what she looks like when she’s totally asleep and upside down.
Here’s the Sleeping Dogs story from David:
“Harley is my 9-month-old Lab/Ridgeback Mix, I adopted her from Dallas Animal Services approximately a couple of months ago when she was a wee little skinny pup. Fast-forward 6 months and she is now my big pudgy baby.
“Her full name is Harley May Quinn. Her original name was solely Harley Quinn which is one of my favorite comic book characters but I decided she needs a middle name since my other dog has a middle name (Disclaimer: my other dog actually has a couple of names ‘Skyler Rene Nicole’ but Skye for short.) so I decided she would be Harley May Quinn.
“Harley is my second ever dog in my life. I worried about adopting a second dog since I got really lucky with my first dog but surprisingly I am 2 for 2. She caught on to the rules of the house really fast. Just from watching Skye she was potty trained the 2nd day of her being home. I didn't have to teach her to go to her crate she just automatically goes when I tell her to.
“Now when I call her my little pudgy baby I mean it. She eats anything you will feed her and she isn't the typical active pup. With Skye I can go on 6-7 mile walks/hikes and she will still have energy but when Harley came around we have to take a lot of breaks.
“There is something about this dog that just radiates happiness. She is always so happy to see me. As soon as she hears my car alarm she runs to the window and I can see her through the blinds just peeking at me. Its a mystery how she came in as a stray to the shelter. I don't know how someone could leave this adorable baby out in the street.”
God bless David Maldonado for being there when Harley May Quinn needed a sidekick named Skye, a good name and a good home with a place to sleep. And bless that Harley May Quinn for radiating happiness!
[WE LOVE THE RESCUE STORIES at readlarrypowell.com and they always make great subjects for our weekend Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap. Send your photos of your slumbering critters and your stories to email@example.com and we’re more than proud to show them off to the interconnected world. You’ll also be providing inspiration for the insomniacs of the planet -- they’ll learn from your animals that sleep is possible if you can find a place that makes you feel loved and give you a chance to love back. It’s not complicated -- it’s just nice.]
HERE ARE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES
TO RESCUE A DOG, HELP A SHELTER
AND ADD A NEW LOVE TO YOUR HEART
THE DENTON CROWD
Our Denton tipster Amy Poskey writes, “Eleven love sponges are waiting for their furever homes and PLEASE consider giving our Missy a loving retirement home!
“As a reminder, all the pooches at the Denton, TX Animal Shelter are FULLY vetted before they are placed for adoption, AND 501c3 rescues can pull for FREE!” The Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center is at 3717 N. Elm St. in Denton. It’s open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Email these addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, Cynthia.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com.
Missy is $23, a Jack Russell Terrier mix “who loves people (including children), and is housebroken! She is such a sweet girl and would probably do best as an only fur child. Missy also needs to be fed a grain free food.”
Greta’s the chubby Pitty girl waiting for a home. Then there are these two: Princess sitting and Prince, posing. They were brought in as strays. Is that Prince not majestic?
REMINDER: This is just a “sampler platter” of the “11 love sponges” Amy and others are trying to save. Pass ‘em on to people who don’t yet know that they need a dog. Or to people like you and me: People who once thought ONE dog was enough. Hah.
MEANWHILE IN EAST TEXAS
Marie Garza, who networks on behalf of East Texas shelter pets, sent around this appeal: “RUFF Rescue, Inc., is saving14 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens from the East Texas Shelters! Many are already vetted thanks to the shelters and volunteers! But we still need funds for transport which is costing approximately $1200 by the time we pay the driver, gas, van rental and several other expenses that will incur. No amount is ever too small to donate! Every dollar always adds up when it comes to helping these precious pups have a jump start for a new life from Texas to Colorado!”
That’s one of the East Texas Earhounds. Email Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org and click HERE to see how to help these people help these dogs.
BEYOND THE METROSPRAWL
Amy Poskey forwarded this appeal from Sierra Sharon and the subject line reads “Bowie Animal Shelter Full, AGAIN.”
The note reads, “This is Sierra Sharon again, with the small animal shelter in Bowie, Texas. We are totally full again and have been code red for 3 weeks :( . We are paying for 2 in boarding right now to keep them alive. We have had a few out to rescue and a few adoptions, but get twice as many in and cannot catch a break. We have to have some out this week or will have to EU :( . Is there anyway you could maybe send out an email to see if there are any rescues or adopters out there that could help? Thank you so much!
Here is the link to the album.
If you can help, email Sierra at email@example.com and Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. That Earhound is Olga. She needs someone to save her life.
--- To comment, grip your ItsBeyondMeSpouse and ask, “How can the shelter in a town of under 5,500 have a consistently filled animal shelter?” and then remember that it’s close enough for people from Dallas to drive there and shove dogs out of the car -- oops, I mean click below... ---