For this edition of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap, readlarrypowell.com is posting a photo that makes me smile. It warms my heart so much that I want to share it.
If you don’t have a couch for your dog, please get one. It’s the right thing to do. Ask the dog -- would your dog lie to you?
This is a slumberportrait of two rescued dogs on one couch. Recued dogs -- one from the porch, the other from a city park. Porche Noel (found on the porch at Christmas) is on the back of the couch, chin just perfectly placed. Texas Earl the Cheeseman, our free Rottie abandoned in Kiest Park, is snoozing in the seating area of the couch, his chin also perfectly placed. I was sitting at my computer typing when I looked up and saw these two snoozing as if they’d bought the couch. It made me happy.
That is one of the reasons we celebrate the photo subjects that have been appearing in Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap since May 14, 2005. Yep, 12 years ago -- that’s a lot of sleeping, napping, snoozing, dozing, out-like-a-light critters.
[Send photos of your slumbering animals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, when we post your animal’s photo, you are helping the global community of insomniacs find a way to sleep. It’s a good deed.]
IN THE IRONIC MEANTIME,
A RAGTAG FACEBOOK GOAL
That’s one logo and here’s another one on the left. The great Kate Larkin of Ben Wheeler, sent a note, “We are trying to get to 1,000 ‘Likes.’ Please like our non-profit mobile pet adoption page. It would be great if you could feature Ragtag in your blog.” Here’s the link -- like away!
Click on https://www.facebook.com/ragtagrescue/
"The name is full of irony - no?," Kate wrote.
Irony? Yes. A few years ago Kate was helping a rescue group in East Texas reestablish it’s presence. She told readlarrypowell.com about it and we used this quote: “We've hooked up with a rag tag group of rescuers and are trying to help them ‘Rebrand.’ We've done a new logo, new Facebook, new brochures and are about to launch a new website.”
While some of us might have interpreted “rag tag” as a synonym for “do-good, scrappy rescuers,” these folks did not and, to use an East Texas term for the worst thing that could happen to you in my childhood, they “churched” Kate. So, now, here she is involved, gleefully, with “Ragtag Rescue.”
It operates in East Texas, sort of centered in the Ben Wheeler area.
Ben Wheeler? Yep a town.
Here’s the artwork off the town website (i.e. benwheelertx.com). Go to that site and you’ll see that in March, the town hosted Motorized Barstool Races. Where is Ben Wheeler? On Highway 64, between Canton and Tyler -- a little closer to Canton as the barstool rolls.
Ah, the things you can learn about mankind by monitoring East Texas.
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