EDITION OF THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017 (PetPowellPress) Unless there’s an astonishing outbreak of fake sports news, every media outlet in town and in NFL cities across the nation has been reporting that quarterback Tony Romo is being released by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday and, probably, will go play somewhere else.
Rather than pay tribute to the snakebit QB by listing all the injuries he has recovered from, I decided to go to Dallas Animal Services’ online and find a dog or cat that might have been named in his honor. The is A0969900, a young, male Pittie who loves to play. He does not seem to have an NFL logo on his nose. That looks kind of like turf burn after a face-first tackle. Again, named after Tony Romo? Word is this dog is going to be good in the huddle and knows how to respond to sportswriters. I made that last sentence up, in the tradition of fake news.
MEANWHILE IN LANCASTER
Our Reliable Eyes on Lancaster, Tomi Ortiz, spotted this girl in an “SOS” appeal. Things were looking grim for this fantastic face. You can see why she’s called “Peanut.” How about those markings!
Wednesday afternoon, on the Furbabies of Lancaster Facebook site, there was such good news that someone there adopted the Amy Poskey Denton Method of Expressing Rescue Relief and Glee Simultaneously. Not Amy’s usual elongated WOOOHOOOO, but, still a very effective exclamation! The note began “DOUBLE WAHOO WAHOO! PEANUT IS SAFE AND OUT OF THE SHELTER!”
The Double Wahoo Wahoo thank you went to Bull Luvable Paws and Chi Wawas Rescue for taking Peanut in to foster. You can reach the rescue HERE. And, remember, Lancaster still has one or two dogs and maybe some cats waiting for rescue and adoption. The shelter’s at 690 E. Main St., in Lancaster.
We featured this sad sight in Wednesday’s edition, thanks to animal advocate Kimberly ones, and we now hear from Julia Stocker that this baby “has been rescued by Dallas Pets Alive.” How about that!
Offer to help at dallaspetsalive.org.
How about this baby?
Currently in the care of Paws In the City, Taylor is “house- and crate- trained. Taylor is shy at first, but friendly and playful once she gets to know you.
"She is dog friendly.
"Taylor knows sit and stay, but would love to learn more!”
Want to foster or adopt, go to pawsinthecity.org for an application.
Any other questions, email email@example.com.
[LARRY ASIDE: Obviously a Mobile Earhound. Or, possibly, a dog whose ears are designed to whistle when she sticks her head out the window of a moving car. I’d say these produce sounds in the baritone to bass range.]
SPCA’S STAYCATION SPECIAL
How about that new logo? Looks pretty spiffy. Congrats to the folks at the SPCA of Texas for making the change. The old one with the critters was OK, too. This could be an instance of using one for business and the other for tender-hearted messages.
Here’s the “staycation” deal. It’s a half-off adoption special from now through March 15.
The SPCA’s news release reads, “This Spring Break, settle in and join the SPCA of Texas for a staycation! From March 8th through 15th, all adult, senior and VIP pet adoption fees are 50% off. Pricing will be $25 for VIPs (pets available for adoption 30 days or longer), $25 for seniors (age 7 years and older), $62.50 for adult dogs and $37.50 for adult cats (age 6 months and older.) The Spring Break Staycation special will be offered at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in West Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney, excluding livestock.”
We thought, heck, let’s just use some photos to demonstrate the available critters at the SPCA. That cat is the amusingly named Albacore (149829), a year and 3 months old and she’s a Siamese mix. Don’t you just want to pick her up and hear her purr? Wait, she’s Siamese -- might be a loud yowl.
That dog with the great face and the pointy ears is Chanel No. 150568.
[Larry aside: I hope the perfume company appreciates my Chanel No. 5 joke.] She said to be “petite and adorable with energy to spare.” The SPCA says she’s so joy-filled at being active that she’s too busy for kids and just right for grownups. Just needs the right grownup.
See them online at spca.org. See them both at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center just west of downtown Dallas. FYI: Visit the cat room -- it’s worth the trip.
CONTEMPLATIONS: We are going to cite two photos. That first one is a bug our pal Della Wallace spotted at her house and wonders, “What kind of bug is this?” I would not hazard a guess, but I will say I’m glad it’s up in the far northern metrosprawl and I am in the Oak Cliff section south of the Trinity River. I’m not saying it’s a big bug, but it looks as if it stopped on that brush to floss its teeth. Some kind of Mountain Cedar Flying Pollen Spreading Devil, maybe. No offense to the bug. If anyone can identify this insect, please let us know.... In the day’s mail I got this note from the great folks at East Lake Veterinary Hospital, 10101 E. Northwest Highway in Dallas, that it’s dental health month for critters. So I wondered, does the non-profit adoption arm of the hospital, East Lake Pet Orphanage (elpo.org), have any animals that need dental work this month. I couldn’t spot
anyone among the dogs and cats, but then, I did spot this astoundingly beautiful dog Ella. Isn't she exquisite! Look at that great coat! What a face, what perfect coloring. Isn’t she astounding? That’s elpo.org, 10101 E. Northwest Highway. Such beauty. Of course, in our world, all dogs and cats are beautiful. ... Here’s a story that will make carnivores and vegetarians smile. Grab a baby carrot and click HERE. FYI: What restaurant has the best tofu dish? Is it PF Chang’s Ma Po Tofu? How about Mai’s tofu spring rolls? Oh, my a craving! A Craving!
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