EDITION OF THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 (PetPowellPress) -- For our Pearl Harbor Day edition we’re going to do two things: (1) Suggest that people who missed that chapter in the history books find an authoritative source and read about it and the aftermath. (2) Celebrate America where democracy survives in spite of human behavior! Because of a strong nation, we can practice freedom of expression and freedom of the 21st century version of the press.
As an example of freedom of expression, President Roosevelt declared December 7 as a day that “will live in infamy.” These days, we’re free to write that when you look at some congressional offices the more applicable phrasing may be “will live in ignominy.”
HELPING OUT IN RED OAK
AS THE NEEDLE IS READIED
A number of animals were being pressed by the clock at the Red Oak Animal Shelter Wednesday afternoon. This is a challenging situation because of neighboring Glenn Heights’ roaming dogs -- they also go to the Red Oak shelter, we’re told. We got this report thanks to the team of Laura Macias and Leighann Hayden who work to bring attention to smaller shelters. Three animals currently in a fix at Red Oak, just minutes south of Dallas on I-35, are Nicky the Cat, Landon and Dougie. The term “in a fix” has a fatal tone to it. And, yes, this dog Landon is “next” if no one acts quickly. Laura says, “Plano animal shelter offered to take Shelby, Taffy, Kyle and Cinnamon. So they are going there. A rescue is taking Levi and Holly. And Jenna already went to rescue. These last three really need help.”
Suddenly, on Wednesday, there was a new challenge. Laura says “At least 12 new ones came in and they are all Glen Heights and they have a 5-day hold so Landon is going to die period!” There’s almost no chance to save Landon because of the arrival of new dogs with 5-day holds. Red Oak dogs have 3-day holds -- when the hold expires, so will the dogs if the shelter has no room.
The three in the most trouble are Nicky the cat, Landon (also known as Fozzy) who is a Spitz/Shepherd mix, and Dougie, a Pittie boy who was previously in the shelter and returned because the new human “can no longer care for him.”
To save any of these animals and to offer help to Laura’s mission, call or text her at 214-949-2726 or email email@example.com.
TWO THINGS FROM BURNS FLAT:
TRANSPORT & THE BEATEN DOG
Terry Lynn Fisher, the rescuer working on a rehabbing ankle in Burns Flat, is trying to set a load of “pound babies” from both her town and the Sentinel Pound to Colorado. The dogs need health certificates to cross the state line and Terry Lynn is working on getting help from people for Thursday’s exams. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask how to help. Call her at 580-330-1459. (George is the dog on the right and Josie is the dog on the left.)
CATCHING UP WITH THE LITTLE ABUSED DOG? You may recall the story of this little dog, victim of being struck in the head by a guy who terrifies the people around him. Terry Lynn says of the dog’s injury, “The vet verified it was blunt force trauma. We have her in a foster home right now, resting. She was blind, but they think it's due to the swelling from the hit on the head. They are hoping in time the swelling will go down enough in her vision will be restored. There are still some issues with her, but she has to just rest and heal right now. I appreciate everybody caring. I hate when my vet is out of town, it's hard to find a vet to take them in without money up front. One of my friends and rescue put the dog under her name and has it her under her rescue.”
We're working on getting updated photos. The little dog is in the care of Grassland Veterinary Services in Lindsay, Okla., under the account of Dana Scott. The clinic phone is 405-756-4448.
CONTEMPLATIONS: Maybe you’ve never heard of Johnny Halladay, known in Europe as “the French Elvis.” He died Wednesday -- lived to be 74. Elvis died in 1977 at 42. Longevity and irony. Here’s a link to a performance of Derriere L’amour (Behind Love) by the French star. and here’s a link to him performing the same song in 1976. ... And as long as we’re noting international passings, there is a bit of irony in the death at this time of the former model and 19-year-old “call girl,” Christine Keeler who had the misfortune of being involved with two wrong guys at the totally wrong time in the Cold War. The “affair” changed the direction of the British government. Her Brit date, Secretary of War John Profumo, lost his job. She also was dating a Soviet official. Bad combo. Profumo became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1975. Keeler spent time in jail for the affair. Never mind the sin, lying was the crime. It was one big mess. That's the infamous "naked in a chair" pose that was scandalous back in the early '60s. Kind of looks tame comparied to some music videos, doesn't it? ... We’ll close with a quote from Christine Keeler: :Even a criminal has the right to a new life, but they made sure I did not have that. They just didn't stop calling me a prostitute for ever and ever and ever and ever.” This quote, kids, perfectly spells out a truth often ignored in today’s world: There are consequences for actions. And, unlike the early 1960s, the consequences don't just fall on the women!
AND ONE MORE NOTE:
GOT ANY SLEEPING, NAPPING PHOTOS?
We’re looking for sleeping dog and napping cat photos for our weekend edition of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap. Anybody got a cat that sleeps under the Christmas tree? How about a dog who snoozes on tree skirts? Heck, how about a horse that thinks he’s a reindeer when he dreams? Send the photos and info to email@example.com. Thanks.
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