EDITION OF THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017 (PetPowellPress) Curious listings on the Holiday Insights notes for July 6. It’s International Kissing Day and, also, National Fried Chicken Day. Sounds like a day made for Southern Baptists. Relax. It’s a joke. I spent many youthful hours enjoying Baptist fried chicken before I became a vegetarian, much to the relief of chickens everywhere. We’ll have another vegetarian note in a moment. First we’re going to explain some things, including why these two distinctive Greyhounds Blackie (left) and Ted are featured in this opening.
A BAD TURN IN DENTON
“Sadly, the shelter has already started euthanizing today so all dogs are at risk,” read the opening line from Amy Poskey’s afternoon email.
A subsequent email from Amy read, “The Denton Animal Shelter is overflowing again so they have reduced the adoption fees on all these pooches in an effort to help them find homes or rescues. They are all so very sweet and deserving of loving homes!” [The note referred to Belle (left, #70333), Stella (70230), Lopez (70394),Lacy (70039), Willy (with the eyes!,69044),Grover (70048), Kia (69350), Fiona (61078), Luna (69842) and Duke (70026.) They’re all available for $30.]
What’s the story on 7-year-old Belle? Amy’s note reads, “Why was she dumped, you ask?! BECAUSE HER HEARTLESS OWNER GOT A PUPPY AND THE PUPPY ‘ANNOYED’ BELLE!!! OH MY GOSH, I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND JERKS WHO DUMP THEIR OLDER DOG FOR A PUPPY!!! MAKES ME SICK!!! Belle just sits in her kennel and whimpers. It’s beyond heartbreaking.”
You may recall we posted four of the most desperate for rescue in our Wednesday edition. Amy tells us, “All four are still alive but, unfortunately, nobody has offered to save them. I’m afraid I will be sending a sad update on Friday or Saturday.” Now there are new developments. “One of the shelter volunteers has fallen in love with this precious Dobie and asked for my help,” Amy says. Dobby is a 5-year-old Dobie, er, Doberman. Natural ears, docked tail. Friendly with people, doesn’t like to share food with dogs, doesn’t do well with cats, and will ndge you to get your attention. When out in the exercise yard, he “runs like the wind.” This “really nice dog” is 60657
To help any of these animals, email email@example.com, paul.o’firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the shelter at 940-349-7594.
THE MAD HATTER GALA?
‘MOST EXCITING CHARITY EVENT IN DALLAS?’
That’s what they say and we’re explaining why Ted’s ears are at “surprise alert” and Blackie has a look of excitement regarding the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas and its Mad Hatter Gala. There’ll be a magician (Will Winkler) at the Saturday July 15, Mad Hatter Gala and Ted’s alert, practicing watching for sleight of hand moves.
So, what’s the deal with Blackie? He’s excited because May May Graves of the Dallas School of Burlesque will “host the magical event featuring wandering entertainers.” Who else will perform? LED Hula Hooper Jani Slash and Juggler Russ Sharek From Circus Freaks. There’ll be tarot card-reading and more by Laura E. West, plus fashion sketches by artist Gloria Jones. And Shagly Photography will also be taking photographs. Get the details and tickets at the Mad Hatter site HERE. The event is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 2824 Main St. in Dallas on Saturday, July 15.
The announcement says “costumes are optional,” but what they mean is not that clothing is optional.
Who gets the money? It goes to the dogs. GALT says, “All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas for their injured reserve greyhounds to give them a healthy start for their new retirement! Viola, GALT’s latest rescue is our honorary Greyhound for this event!” Read about this Fort Worth foundling’s challenge HERE .
CONTEMPLATIONS: This has all been announced, but it never bothers me to note that the State Fair of Texas is always hustling to attract more people and reward them, too -- the 13th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards are a tasty example. (Click on the art to make it larger.) Read the whole story at BigTex.com. Got to be a TV series coming at some point. How about Fair ‘n’ Fried -- about a TV weatherman with a forecast for food and a knack for solving mysteries. Bound to be a place on cable TV -- especially if we stunt cast Gordon Ramsay as an angry carnival barker. OK, so, I’m a sucker for the State Fair of Texas. I love the annual exhibition for many reasons -- among them I like to see people in Dallas having a good time. ... Are you familiar with the very interesting Paper City Magazine? As July 4 was arriving, writer Jailyn Marcel produced this interesting approach to making veggie burgers mainstream. Click HERE. I’ve had a lot of veggie burgers over the years -- store-bought I like Morningstar Farms Prime Griller. In a restaurant I enjoyed the black bean burger at The Old Monk. And I used to love the veggie burger at Good Eats -- both now gone and I don’t have a time machine. ... A neighborhood moment, please: Loudest Fourth of July in Dallas that I can remember. So loud it got past my tinnitus which is the result of leaning too close to a firecracker on a highway railing in 1966. I leaned down to relight because I thought it wasn’t going to explode. It exploded. Alas, a decades-long reminder to let other people light the fireworks. Look at the content in today’s report! We have dogs, burlesque, the State Fair, fireworks and National Fried Chicken Day. That’s just about everything. Oh, wait, we didn’t mention an adoptable cat. So that’s Silka (A0995783), practicing either looking up at Big Tex or watching a fireworks finale. For July, adopt dogs and cats for 20 lousy bucks at Dallas Animal Services. Rabbits are free. And there are other deals.