EDITION OF THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017 (PetPowellPress) -- It is a Thursday and in this town of many animals there are many dogs and cats that need rescue, a bit of help or a lot of help. And, for many rescuers, Thursday is like any other day: you just keep rescuing and the calendar minds its own business. Hail to the rescuers. I hope one of ‘em won Lotto Texas. At least one of ‘em. You know -- like if my ticket was a loser, I hope a rescuer wins. Now, today's report:
TWO CUTE DOGS
This story is a pass-it-on from the great animal advocate Karen Lee of Barkleyworld.com.
The original note describes this as a “truly desperate situation” and explains, “A friend of my daughter and son-in-law died suddenly on Saturday. He had a heart attack and didn’t make it to the hospital. He had 2 female Boxer-mixes, 3 years old, housebroken, spayed and like being outside. He is survived only by a very frail, elderly mother who currently has them but can’t take care of them and needs to find a new home for them pretty fast.
“The man’s father passed away less than 30 days ago and since then he has been taking care of his elderly mother and now he is gone. Needless to say not only is she not physically able to care for the dogs but is in no emotional shape to handle them.
“These dogs were his babies! I would sure hate to see them go to a shelter.”
To offer to help email JanArthur@texashealth.org.
OK: TIME OUT FOR THERAPEUTIC OMMMING
OMMM. OMMM. OMMMMM. We all need to take a moment and think of something to smile about. Here you go: The way a puppy looks at you when you lift him or her up to your face so you can catch a whiff of puppy breath and rub your muzzle against the dog’s. Kind of a sweet moment, isn’t it.
These puppies have nothing to do with our Ommm moment except that I found the photo on the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center Facebook page Wednesday night. Yes, the page is recommended reading. And, coincidentally, Dallas Animal Services has available puppy breath. A puppy comes with each supply of puppy breath. Go to the shelter at I-30 and Westmoreland -- click on dallasanimalservices.org.
The aforementioned Karen Lee, a big supporter of the Trinity GAP Rescue folks at the Euless Animal Shelter (with which GAP partners) sent a not alerting us to “Earhounds” on the GAP facebook site HERE.
These are some of them and that cat is there, too, but not for the ears -- check out that set of championship whiskers and that countenance! That is a prime example of the term “cat.”
CONTEMPLATIONS: Texas Rangers bullpen. Try not to think about it. ... Quick, what song leads the Top 40 this week? Wait, is there a Top 40? Billboard’s Hot 100 is topped by Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. Honestly, is there a real adult these days who knows what radio station to listen to in order to hear the Hot 100? Tune me into KXT 91.7 FM. Or I’ll be forced to sing on my own. ... When is the last time you read a book by Richard Bach? Or Mickey Spillane? Or Raymond Chandler? Are we an English-reading civilization that is going to let literature and storytelling vanish? Two classes that should be mandatory for all students: Literature and Civics.
Civics. My eyes tear up when I think about how little is known these days.
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