EDITION OF TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 (PetPowellPress) -- This edition has dogs and cats, crop circles and baseball. If you mention “crop circles” it should increase your clicks. So will, I’m led to believe, mentioning Oprah, Trump, Obama, Beyonce, Hillary, the word “naked,” the expression “free money” and “Dallas Cowboy arrested.”
All I want people to do is help animals and help people who are helping animals. I’ll explain that dog’s expression shortly.
THE CAT NOBODY WANTS?
Well, probably the accurate expression is Maxx is “the cat nobody wants except the poor person who had to give him up.” You remember Maxx’s story from last week. He’s 8, healthy and had to be given up by an ailing human who could no longer care for him. We got the followup tip on Maxx’s plight from the resolute animal advocate Karen Lee of Barkleyworld.com. The note said Maxx “will be taken to a shelter on Wednesday if a home, foster or rescue can’t be found—we’re at the end of the line—he’s a great cat...last hope.”
To offer to help this 15-20 pounder with the golden eyes and “a quiet meow, almost like a squeaky mouse,” get in touch with Tina at email@example.com or 972-513-6120.
A CHALLENGE OF CATS
The actual term in English would be “a clowder of cats,” but this is a real challenge, according to our reliable tipster Linda Ashton of Texas Pawprints, your Friendly Neighborhood Cat Ladies.
“These kitties’ time is running out and we just aren’t finding any help,” she writes about a bunch of ferals in Kaufman. “Kitten season, AKA ‘The Kitten Tsunami,’ takes a lot out of Cat Ladies.”
Texas Pawprints learned about these cats, Linda explains, “from a real estate agent who’s asking for help in moving some ferals to a safe area. She is guessing there are about 15.”
The original note from the tipster read, “Seventy-nine-year-old woman moved and downsized. New owner hates cats.
“Dog-fighting on nearby property and Realtor worried about cats being given to them as ‘bait.’ Two are pregnant, I think.”
To help, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to texaspawprints.org to get involved with the Work of Stubborn Angels: protecting cats.
TWO OF MANY AT DALLAS ANIMAL SERVICES
A quick look on the Dallas Animal Services website Monday night spotted these two great faces. That brown and white dog is America (A0907586) who is neutered. The black dog is Angel (A0908942). Not spayed.
America has a face that says, “I’m confident that I’ll beat the odds here at Dallas Animal Services.” Poor Angel’s face says, “I’m uneasy. What is going to happen to me next?”
What could happen to both of them next are three things: Adoption, rescue, the needle. It is Dallas, after all. To offer to save these two, visit the shelter at Westmoreland and I-30. Call 214-671-0249. Email email@example.com. Save two lives. Earn a halo.
CONTEMPLATIONS: Personal question to ask yourself: Have I ever adopted an animal from Death Row at a shelter? Followup question. Why not do it today? ... FYI: Readlarrypowell has never pulled an animal off Death Row. We manage to get ours from streets, parks and front yards before they wind up in a shelter. Got a whole litter once from under a storage shed. Got the momma, too. Got at least two dogs and a handful of cats off the front porch. Yeah, they all showed up with diplomatic letters of introduction. ... It feels good to have baseball on the air again -- listening to Hall of Fame Broadcaster Eric Nadel whose job in the early innings of the opener in Arlington Monday night was to explain the “Crop Circles” in the outfield. They were the result of a new planting of grass that hadn’t had time to match up to the old grass. That’s the official story, anyway. But, didn’t we have some amazing electric storms lately and can anyone prove that the people in stadium turf management are not from outer space? And, of course, Go Rangers. As Nadel told the listening audience when Cleveland pulled ahead last night, "It's only one game." Plenty more to go. Readlarrypowell.com is already planning to take off for the Texas Rangers World Series Victory Parade. Probably go from downtown Dallas to downtown Fort Worth at 80 mph on I-30.
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