EDITION OF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017 (PetPowellPress) This is being written as a helicopter hovers over the nearby freeway. Ah, the sounds of the city. Two squirrels are either fighting or romancing in one of our backyard trees and our Rottie Earl is sitting motionless below and staring upward until he gets a neck cramp. That’s Earl’s old mug. Handsome guy. He’d give anything to be able to climb a tree and frolic with the squirrels -- that’s my theory.
As Earl might have said had he not been so busy watching the squirrels, "Hard to believe it's already December 1. November was too quick." Moving along:
AN UPBEAT NOTE
Earlier in the week things were getting rough at the Euless Animal Shelter. People had dumped a load of small dogs. Things were in a panic. Then, on Thursday, we got this from Euless Trinity GAP Club Rescue supporter Karen Lee of Barkleyworld.com. “Update from one of our shelter volunteers Jesica [King]! All small dogs are placed somewhere!! ... Networking works!!”
Here’s how that update reads: “I just sent an adoption app over to someone for Mee Mee.
“Fluffy white guy has someone wanting him.
“Mr. Peabody has a foster and serious inquiry.
“The remaining 2 Chi's ( Moo Moo and Mini ) both have fosters as well.
“Little one will go to Pom Rescue.
“That places every small dog we have.”
When I read that, I messaged Karen that this must truly be the “Season of Miracles.” And she wrote back, “It is! BUT we still have about 70 other pets in need—and several large dogs in the shelter—but hey, we’ll take what we can get, right???”
So, in case you’ve always wanted a big ol’ dawg named Burt Reynolds, The GAP Facebook link list of adoptables includes Burt the Anatolian Shepherd. That’s him flopped over and asleep. The story him reads: “Burt is a giant cuddlebug and, despite his size, believes himself to be the perfect lap dog! He was an owner surrender when his previous family moved, and he just cannot understand why he wasn't important enough to keep. He is yearning for a new, loyal family of his very own and has lots and lots of love to give!”
That second dog I’m posting because of his name and its conflict with his breeding: He’s Bayou Bob, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Pointer mix. Bayou Bob -- cracks me up.
That cat? The one with the distinct sense of “flair”? Why, that is Chandler. He’s available, too. And there are many others. See them by going to the GAP Facebook site’s Available Animals HERE.
MEANWHILE IN BURNS FLAT
You may recall that the resolute Burns Flat, Okla., rescuer Terry Lynn Fisher fouled up an ankle during a rescue adventure. Yesterday we reported that the old dog she’d rescued from certain death alone in a field had found a home. We decided to check with Terry Lynn about her ankle and she wrote, “My heart is so happy over Anne. Ankle.. not so good. Cracked and torn ligaments. I'm in a boot and off ankle for 3 to 6 weeks. Yes.. it's a pain. No. I do not stay off. I can't. LOL.”
So, wish the best for her and the animals in the vicinity of Oklahoma -- I don’t think she’s limited to Burns Flat even if she is supposed to stay off the ankle.
CONTEMPLATIONS: How long before someone in your family says, “I don’t believe people are decoratin’ as much as they used to.”? Ah, the observations of humankind. ...
Here’s something hopeful: The Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Valentine’s Day. Ah, 2018, it could be THE year. And I could be a fat man flown worldwide by 8 tiny reindeer. ...
“Look at that face!” began the note we got from Bekki Harvey. It’s a face that has a story to tell and you can read it in the Mutts & Mayhem Emergency Search Rescue Facebook posting. We saved it for last today because it’ll make you contemplate the challenges a dog can face because he is entirely too clever for his own good. That’s the boy, Chestnut, and he was on the brink of drowning in a pond when humans came to his rescue. Click HERE and maybe pass it on to people who don’t make sure their dogs are secure.
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