EDITION OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 (PetPowellPress) -- As Robinson Crusoe said, “Hello, Friday.”
Let’s dive right into things.
Anybody else still uncertain about the way motorists have to exit from Downtown Dallas to get to I-35 South? They call the project “The Horseshoe” -- pretty close. Speaking of close, close calls in the ol’ lane-changing department after you enter at Lamar or thereabouts -- you have to cross some busy lanes to get to the I-35 south route, i.e., it’s a lot like it used to be. But, like new shoes, it takes time to get used to things.
That photo? That’s from way back in winter, earlier this month, when Dallas had wispy clouds.
Found this video of a Dallas Police officer being happily surprised at Dallas Animal Services. It’s a pro-fostering video on the DAS Facebook page.
According to the DAS, “Check out the video to learn why fostering is so important, and to see some adorable puppies. If you're interested in fostering, learn more at DallasPets.org/foster.” Click HERE. When you watch the video, DAS says be doing it “to learn why fostering is so important, and to see some adorable puppies. If you're interested in fostering, learn more at DallasPets.org/foster.”
NONE OF THE DOGS CAN SPELL
THE TOWN THEY’RE HELD IN
Of course, a lot of humans need two starts to get Waxahachie spelled correctly. (In my newspaper career, I once spelled it “Waxhachie” in a 36-point headline. Mercifully a keen eye in the printshop spotted it before I could embarrass the entire newspaper. But that was back in the ‘70s and I’m not sure misspelling Waxahachie would embarrass the newspaper today.)
But, back to dogs. We got this tip from Karen Lee of Barkleyworld.com. It’s one of these deals where Laura Macias is acting “as the contact with the permission of the shelter animal control officer.” There are 8 dogs in a spot in the Waxahachie shelter, the note reports. (Call or text 214-949-2726 or email email@example.com to reach Laura to help the animals.)
We’re just posting two of them.
Based on the first photo, I’m calling that first dog the “Leaning Canine of Waxahachie” -- I’m sure it’s an optical illusion though, based on first-hand experience with dogs, I suspect Christy, a Catahoula mix, will turn into a wiggly bundle of love once she realizes you’re not going to harm her.
Now that second dog -- a found dog -- is waiting for someone to reclaim her. But, really, that’s probably not going to happen. And she has the look of a dog who already feels doomed. That grinds my heart. We’re at the limit in Dallas, so this dog has to depend on someone else to drive down I-35 to Waxahachie to rescue her.
Heck, adopt the dog AND move to Waxahachie. You might just enjoy the place -- it has pretty homes, great accessible restaurants and even a haunted catfish joint, i.e. the Catfish Plantation. (The Dove’s Nest has spectacular bread pudding --no ghost, as I recall.) But, first, work at saving the animals -- without a good human heart, they don't have a ghost of a chance. .
CONTEMPLATIONS: The internet has exposed us all to the nutty behavior we used to ignore so that it would go away. Our pal Jeff Crilley, the former TV newshound who is founder of Real News PR, sent out a note about a “campaign” that’s gone viral. A guy has a video campaign themed “I Eat a Picture of Jason Segel Everyday Until He Eats A Picture of Me..” Here’s the Day 1 LINK. ... What is the funniest show on television? Modern Family? The Big Bang Theory? Any news show? Modern Family reruns? ... We’re going to rescue these contemplations with a note from our Eastern Seaboard Bureau Chief Andy Fisher who sent this photo from Indian Lake in New Jersey and labeled it “Feline Earhound.” That’s Chloe, the fabulous rescued cat. Andy explains, “Chloe has just awakened from her afternoon nap. She'll have dinner, then take an early-evening nap before keeping us awake all night begging for food. I don't know where she puts it, but she's a svelte beauty.” This note about Chloe is dedicated to all people who find wonder in their cat companions. You know who you are -- er, you know who we are.
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