EDITION OF MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 (PetPowellPress) -- This is being written before the Grammys broadcast. Did Elvis win anything? Anybody outdo The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (1968)? OK, moving on toward Contemplations.
The 141st Westminster Dog Show’s televised competition starts Monday. Check your local listings and your computer because some of it is being live-streamed. Three breeds added by the AKC: the Pumi, the American Hairless Terrier and the Sloughi, AKA the Arabian Greyhound and pronounced “slew-gee.”
That is my late writing companion, Inky, the Cocker Laureate of the State of Texas and our readlarrypowell.com staff impersonator. From the files, he’s giving us his impression of a Stage Spaniel, a cousin to the English Cocker, leaving the judging area at Westminster and entering the All-Breed Lounge and spotting a big steaming platter of Mom’s Conformation Meatloaf with Lap-It-Up Cream Gravy and Hushpuppies.
SNOOPY, THE SHIFTING EARHOUND
Yep, same dog -- manages to shift the ears and that makes him a Shiftable Earhound. Used to be known as Casper, now he’s Snoopy and also #67645 at the Denton McNatt Animal Shelter.
Amy Poskey, who monitors the shelter’s animals, reports, “This handsome boy is Snoopy! He is a 2-5 yr young male Dogo Argentino/Boxer mix who is completely vetted, HW negative, and weighs 66 lbs. We think this sweet boy is DEAF as he doesn't respond to sound or voice commands. However, he seems to know some hand signals and is very attentive.”
Appears not to like other animals, but nobody’s sure yet. Could be a territorial tendency as long as he's locked up in his kennel.
Someone who rescues deaf dogs or adopts them and knows how to make them happy should get in touch with the shelter.
Here’s the contact info: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. Call the shelter at 940-349-7594
As you can tell from that one photo, this guy likes to romp and play.
THIS IS A DALLAS CAT
How do we know? Because nobody wants it.
That is the way of homeless cats in Dallas, Texas.
Smokie is A0978032 and waiting in the Dallas Animal Services Shelter & Adoption Center. He’s not the only cat that looks like this in the shelter.
Dallas has a sincere fertility crisis between all the unwanted cats and the momma dogs and their litters, there appears to be a challenge in finding homes for them.
Go to the DAS SITE HERE and check out the cats and dogs.
Fantastic animals but who is going to save them?
MISSING NEAR THE LAKE
Sydney Busch of Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake tipped us to this missing dog. Crescent Heights is on Highway 31 between Malakoff and Athens. It’s southeast of Dallas, but, you know, the roads have all been paved a while and you never know where dogs will wind up. People pick them up to get them off a street and may deliver them to a shelter miles away. Or may give them a home and not realize someone is looking for them. Click on that artwork to make it larger.
And remember, the Friends of the Animals operate the world’s most successful spay/neuter clinic at Gun Barrel City, Texas. Nobody else can say that.
CONTEMPLATIONS: Show of hands, please, how many people over the age of 35 knew of the two guys who accepted their Grammy in their underwear? And, really, when you consider what some of the ladies were wearing, was the fellows' appearance in long-legged briefs all that scandalous? In case you don’t know them, here’s a LINK to Twenty One Pilots’ song Stressed Out. It may be cross-generational. ... In the opening today I mentioned The Crazy World of Arthur Brown -- in case you don’t have it looping on your cellphone, here’s the LINK. Ah, 1968 -- some year. Books have been written about it. ... Now, a calmer note: My weekend station when it isn’t baseball season is Classic FM from England -- you can only get it on your cellphone in the USA -- there’s an app. But there is a website you can access just for info or oddities. On Sunday afternoon, the station was presenting Rhapsody in Blue -- not the traditional U.S. version by Paul Whitman’s orchestra. So I looked on the website and found that it was the version by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra and then I spotted a headline about a conductor who talked his orchestra into eating the “world’s hottest chili pepper” while trying to perform. The story asked, “Are they morons? Are they geniuses?” Enjoy this video of musicians triumphing over a pepper stunt!
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