EDITION OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 (PetPowellPress) -- Here we are at the Ides of March and contrary to what the soothsayer tells Julius Caesar in the William Shakespeare play, never mind the Ides, We’ve got things to celebrate on the planet. Snow in New Jersey, for example. (You’ll see in our contemplations.)
And, as our Dear Readers know, Readlarrypowell.com celebrates cats. What we’re celebrating here is a miracle. That is one of our formerly feral cats, Esme. What’s the miracle? We bought this “igloo-style” cat bed about three months ago and put it into our patio room, i.e., The Cat Room. Until March 14, no cat or dog had been seen inside the bed. But Martha, en route to taking the dogs out early, early Tuesday morning spotted the big cat Esme in the bed and snapped the photo. This may never be seen again. Esme is a standoffishly fitty kitty.
A DOG WHO NEEDS A HOME
This is another of the many pleas for help that Dinesha Schmidt handles for A Different Breed Rescue. As you can see, this unexpected pup has a couple of admirers and a comfy place to relax. The note from Tina Harrison explains that “the lovely dog ... decided to come to
my home this past Saturday. I have placed ads on the local neighborhood
sites and posted pictures. I have also taken him to vet and no chip was
found. He has the sweetest temperament I have seen in an animal. I can put my
hand in food bowl while eating. He does not growl or bark. But he does
suffer from anxiety and will poop and pee when kenneled. He does not like
closed spaces. He is otherwise house-trained and is wonderful with kids. He
is roughly 6 months ,about 30 pounds. He is a German Shepherd mix. He is
currently being kept in my home. Any assistance will be appreciated. I have
also paid for his first series of shots.” Here’s the phone number: 817-793-8462.
A NOTE ABOUT MURPHY |
We mentioned in an earlier edition that this pretty boy Murphy of Mabank was needing a home.
His foster in East Texas was facing a deadline and was seeking some help placing him before she left.
We get this report from Amy Poskey, our traditional Denton tipster but she’ll celebrate animals anywhere!
This time she reports, “Legacy Humane Society stepped up for this cutie pie, Murphy! YAY!!! Thank you, Legacy!!! If anyone would like to make a donation for his care, please click on the link LEGACYHUMANESOCIETY.ORG.
CONTEMPLATIONS: Gosh it has sure been chilly in North Texas this week. I almost hate to mention it. Enjoy these photos from our Eastern Seaboard Bureau Chief Andy Fisher of Indian Lake at Denville, N.J. Andy and his wife Annie have the adorable dog Maxie and the fabulous cat Chloe. The stage having been set, here are your contemplations, my fellow, much warmer Texans.
At 7:51 a.m. Tuesday, Bureau Chief Fisher, reported, “The sainted Mrs. F. took Maxie out this morning. He wanted to run and jump, which the vet says is not advisable for him with his disc disorder. Anyway, this is what it looks like on the eve of the Ides of March. ... At 8:33 a.m., long after Maxie had come in, the report was this: “Annie comes back to the house after watching the storm over the lake. That's a halo over her head.”
At 11 a.m.: “At least we can see the other side of the lake now,” our bureau chief reported.
At 3:38 p.m.: Andy writes appreciatively, “When you've got a vertical driveway and there's a foot or more of snow on the ground, having a next-door neighbor like Gary is a priceless blessing.” That’s Gary demonstrating his road-clearing skill with a snow-blower I believe has been named “Big Red.”
PRIOR TO THE BLIZZARD OF ’17: Andy sent this great photo and wrote of these two rescued friends, Chloe the Cat and Maxie the Dog, “How great is it that this guy from South Carolina and this little girl from the streets of Morristown, N.J., get along so well.”
Contemplate, Dear Readers, the amazing beauty of snow when it's not in your Texas neighborhood and the grace of coexistence enjoyed by two beings who were once “unwanted” and are now adored. Makes it a good feeling in the world, doesn’t it. And, of course, we wish appropriate timely, gentle and pleasant thawing for Denville, Indian Lake and any other part of New Jersey that is fed up with winter. It's nearly spring, you know. We already have Bluebonnets, Wisteria, Tulips and assorted blossoms in Dallas.
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