EDITION OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 (PetPowellPress) Here we are in the Time of Odd Moments. Not only in politics and sports -- the two great American games -- but in just plain ol’ moments of life. One day a TV works, the next day it doesn’t.
Ah, back in the days of vacuum tubes in TVs, you could watch a failing TV for a week or two before it fizzled out.
Speaking of things to watch, look at this cat Athena (151296), nearly 3, small and available at the SPCA of Texas. If you had a cat with a face like that around the house , you’d never need a TV. And you might even be tempted to try to make up your own face like that for one of the world’s most fascinating selfies. OK, channel our focus on some other things:
LOOK AT THE BABIES!
This is just one of several litters and this is one of several mothers waiting for something -- rescue, adoption, needle -- at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center. Our litter-monitoring tipster Kimberly Jones sent us the reminder about this family. We’ve written about them before and -- in a city that named its airport Love and in a place where “Big Things Happen Here” and in a region known for its ability to raise scads of money when a running back jumps into a big red kettle -- nothing is doing with this family. The Mom is A0978357.
And just as we were finishing off this story, another email arrived from KJones and it contained a story about A0980298, believed to be a pregnant, 3-year-old possible Rottie/German Shepherd mix.
She sure doesn’t look very confident in the shelter. You know how to help these animals. Stop by the shelter at I-30 and Westmoreland. Go to dallasanimalservices.org and check out all the animals and ways to contact the shelter.
Oh, wait, one more! This is A0979929, described by KJ as “the saddest face ever.”
Earlier this week a shelter volunteer said, “He was terrified. He would not get up and you could see him trembling. He has some pretty loud neighbors and that's not helpful for him. He just came in last night, so he really hasn't had much time to decompress or get used to being there."
Then, KJ quoted another volunteer from a Thursday visit. “I stopped by to see the scared Boxer/Pit boy today. He was no longer trembling. He's still a little hesitant and shy, but he warmed and let me pet him. ... I think he will be a ‘total love bug/I don't realize how big I am when I try to be a lap dog’ once he's out of the shelter."
MEANWHILE IN LANCASTER...
Our reliable, soft-hearted animal-friendly tipster Tomi Ortiz told us about these two special cases at the Lancaster Animal Shelter. She’d seen them on the Furbabies of Lancaster Facebook page and they touched her heart. Mickey’s almost out of time and Cupid really needs a good soul to become his human. The folks on the Furbabies page have high praise for these two.
Someone reports, “You just can't get a better pet than Mickey! He's a happy boy that likes everyone- people, canines, felines! I can't help but wonder what's up with no one willing to save an innocent life by fostering. Please consider fostering this awesome young pup!”
Then the story on Cupid, about 7 months old and a Lab/Pit mix, is he “is a cute little puppy who gets around pretty well despite the deformity in his leg, which appears to be a birth defect. But Cupid is still as cute as can be. It just makes him extra special!”
A note also read, “The shelter is full and in most need of ADOPTIONS or FOSTERS/RESCUES NOW!!”
It’s at 690 E Main St. in Lancaster, just across I-20 from Big D. The shelter is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 972-218-1210.
RUDY WAS SPRUNG
LAST WEEK, if memory serves, we wrote about a tip we’d gotten from Amanda Struse, a supporter of the work and the angelic mission of Angie Manriquez, the legendary Fairy Dogmother of Dallas.
Angie has been feeding this dog Rudy -- as she does for a whole bunch of roaming West Dallas dogs -- for a while and, suddenly, he wound up in the custody of Dallas Animal Services. [That’s Rudy after arriving at the shelter; that’s his still loose running buddy, Mamma Dog, with the shadow.] The appeal went out to get shelter exit (sheltexit?) help for Rudy and Amanda reports, “So, Rudy was sprung from DAS on Saturday and went to a foster home. So far, it looks like he’s doing really well! He has some things that need sorting out before he can start looking for a home, like HW treatment, but we’re on the road. Mamma Dog is still on the street. I haven’t started pushing for help with her, yet, other than your post (thanks!). Poor old gal.”
This photo is our lead photo on our Prayers & Passages page today -- click on that button in the upper right corner of this page to link up to the story of Sheridan, too-brief a companion of our pals David and Della Wallace. He was in their home for years, but, you know, it's never long enough.
This is Sheridan helping David with some handyman work. Those of you who have had a dog that is a member of the family -- and I’m betting everybody reading this has -- can feel the loss. Please read about Sheridan and his family on our Prayers & Passages page. You’ll be honoring all these souls who have touched your heart.
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