EDITION OF FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 (PetPowellPress) Last weekend in March approaches. Darned fast month. Quicker than February. We’ve just GOT to take down our Christmas decorations. After all, according to Holiday Insights online, March 24 is National Chocolate-Covered Raisins Day. None for me, thanks.
THLN AND TETHERING
The Texas Humane Legislation Network is working to toughen Texas’ tethering bill. An email suggests a “two-minute phone call to your Texas State Senator.” Know your state senator? (Mine’s Royce West.)
THLN suggests contacting these Texas Senators to support Senate Bill 1090. The proposed changes will make it easier to prosecute people who tether their dogs to death. Got to THLN’s website to learn about the bill. [LARRY CIVICS REMINDER: Please review the difference between state senators and U.S. senators before you start calling John Cornyn or Ted Cruz. They're busy in Washington.]
THREE OR MORE AT DAS
That wide display of puppies -- all 10 of them -- belongs to Piggy (A0984240), a Pittie girl who is about 2 and should never have been “exposed” to pregnancy. But, someone -- a human -- let her down and now she and her 10 puppies are in the Dallas Animal Services Shelter and Adoption Center. They are not alone. That’s Bella (A0984218) and her five pups. Same deal. Humans let ‘em down. We learned about them from Kimberly Jones, the animal advocate who has taken on the mission of trying to elevate the level of human attention paid to these desperate maternal situations.
[LARRY ASIDE: Sometimes the puppies will be adopted and the moms will, when no one wants them, get the needle. Thank you, Dallas, the city that calls its airport “Love” and claims to be enlightened.]
In the meantime, KJones sent a note about Karma. Here’s what happened, according to the note: “This sweet girl was FINALLY ADOPTED this month and she ALREADY HAS SHOWN BACK UP AT THE SHELTER AS A STRAY!!!!” And there is this testimony from a DAS volunteer: "This girl is the sweetest dog ever. She know how to sit and shake. She will come up to the front of her kennel and put her body sideways against the kennel door so you can love on her, and if you stop, she'll put up her paw asking for more.” Karma is A0908939. She’s 3, spayed and weighs about 50 pounds. Here shelter link is HERE. To offer to help her, email DASrescue@dallascityhall.com or call the adoptions desk at 214-671-0249. Stop by the shelter at I-30 and Westmoreland. You may find yourself moved to help animals in Dallas. An wouldn’t that be awful.
TWO BEAUTIES AT TMHPR
When I was preparing the note about Take Me Home Pet Rescue’s fundraiser at Four Bullets Brewery ($25, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.) Saturday, I ran across the rescue groups dog of the week and cat of the week. Staggering beauty in both cases. Colin is the cat. He was “found by a kind rescuer when he was wandering a neighborhood looking for a safe place.” The cat was wandering. The rescuer was not.
The rescue group says, “Colin is not only gorgeous, but he is also a sweet, playful, loving boy who is quite the attention hog. Coffee with Colin is a morning ritual that he and his foster mom enjoy very much.”
Then there’s Lincoln, the Bedfan Hound. The story, TMHPR says, is “we are talking about a puppy who loves to lounge. He is one laid-back guy who is very happy to lounge with his humans, canine companions and feline friends.”
Go to takemehomepetrescue.com.
CONTEMPLATIONS: This will be brief, perhaps. Do you get your news from a newspaper, radio, TV, online or off your cellphone? Do you even get news? Are Americans disinterested in current events? ... Favorite magazine writer? There’s a tough one. Skip Hollandsworth? At Texas Monthly? Check him OUT HERE. Nominees from either of the other coasts? Canada? Global nominations? ... Anybody seen TV Guide on a newsstand lately? Wait! Anybody seen a newsstand lately? ... Books. Hand held or on Kindle? New book smell? Quick! What book are you currently reading? If you are reading a book, are you over 50? Ah, the 21st century. We’ll never see newsstands again. Also never see a Blockbuster store again. Or a typewriter. Our hope is what we may call “The Can Opener Hope.” Remember when electric can openers were going to eliminate hand-held models? Still around. Fewer and fewer cans need a can opener, however. The pull tab emerges triumphant? HERE’S A SONG FOR THE MOMENT.
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