EDITION OF FEBRUARY 9, 2017 (PetPowellPress) -- Let’s dive right into the days issues. We have one that involves a special request.
A PRAYER FOR TRAVELING DOGS
One of our reliable tipsters called because of concern over a veteran rescuer who has taken on a mammoth project: Driving several dozen dogs from North Texas toward Tennessee. Some of these dogs are healing after being injured. They’re all loved, but that doesn’t mean they have homes, so this trip on a flatbed is going to be a toughie.
Our tipster said, “I guess the best way to put it is this is a prayer request for the safety of the driver and the dogs.”
We’ll get the details later, but, if you happen to be somewhere along I-30, and you’re an angel, keep your eyes open for someone in need of grace and safety.
TWO THINGS FROM DAS
The Dallas Animals Services Facebook page celebrated reaching “50,000 fans” on Wednesday. Then, the same Facebook page announced a March 4 DAS celebration -- a group dog walk on the Trinity Skyline Trail and onsite adoptions at the Mayor Ron Kirk Bridge. They will, I guess, March 4th. Here's a funny declaration from the note's instructions: If you don’t have a dog, they’ll loan you an adoptable dog. How’s that for a “sales job.”
Just think, if that walk on the Trinity Skyline Trail drew just half of those 50,000 fans, how much attention would the elected officials pay then? It wouldn’t look like a demonstration, it would look like a political movement. There’d be politicians grabbing oxygen bottles all over town.
IN THE MEANTIME, TWO DOGS &
SEVEN PUPPIES IN DALLAS
Kimberly Jones sent a note reminding us that Red and her seven puppies are still at Dallas Animal Services waiting for a helping hand to pull them out. You know how to rescue them -- go to dallasanimalservices.org and navigate to the connecting points or just go to the darned shelter at I-30 and Westmoreland. You can’t miss it, it’s the one with more unwanted animals than any other Zip Code in North Texas.
And we have an update on Valentina, too. She’s (left) the dog we mentioned in Wednesday’s edition. Alexandra Kelsey in Houston tipped us to the dog’s plight at Dallas Animal Services. Tamara Kukla has been trying to get someone interested in getting this dog to safety.
“Unfortunately I still haven't been able to find a rescue but I’m still working on it,” she reported Wednesday. “I have fosters lined up and starting fundraising for her medical. She isn't on the [DAS] site as they have made her rescue only.” (Email email@example.com to offer to help this dog survive Dallas Animal Services.)
CONTEMPLATIONS: Here’s another reason to have a black cat lounging around your house. It gives your funspouse -- in this case, artistic Martha -- the opportunity to create a visually interesting presentation with a cat -- in this case her personal cat, Annabelle Bob. She is a Texas cat, of course, and was named in honor of the true love of Martha’s life, Bob the Big Black Cat, a leopard-sized guy who she loved so much that when she rescued a little black kitten out of the middle of busy Zang Boulevard while it was trying open a fast food trash bag, she namedthe kitten after the Late Bob. And when, upon further examination, the call on the field was reserved, the new Bob became Annabelle Bob. Colorful cat. Loving, too. Those both run in the family. ... I have no wisecracks today. Didn’t get enough coffee so my energy ebbed as this was being typed. I did read a story in The Big Paper Downtown online that Theatre Britain is closing after this season. Dallas, if it is going to be a viable theater center, needs to open more theaters than it closes. How’s that for advice from a simpleton? What I should have said is, “Dang! Just when I was going to audition for the role of Margaret Thatcher in the Brexit musical HEY U, E U, I TOLD U SO!” ... How about some music appropriate for a colorful cat and the Dallas theater community? Click HERE. Maybe the next day on your dressing room they’ll hang a star.
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