EDITION OF THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 [PetPowellPress] Here we are with a Thursday edition -- some people saw the word Thursday and immediately thought “Friday!” and, yep, it’s nearly here. But consider these thing first.
FROM BURNS FLAT,
THE OKLAHOMA OUTPOST
We’ve been writing for years about Terry Lynn Fisher and her efforts to keep animals safe in Burns Flat, way out in western Oklahoma. Her steady sidekick for the whole time has been her dog Stubby. On Sunday, Terry Lynn emailed, “I’ve kept my old Stubby Dog comfortable with pain meds over the weekend. Tomorrow at 9, we go to the vet and will help him pass. Over 16 years with this beautiful boy. I feel blessed to have been his person. Tomorrow will be so hard. But I know it is what is best for him. I’m sitting here looking into his beautiful old face and the tears won’t stop. I pray he knows how loved he has been.”
[LARRY ASIDE: I got about two sentences into that before the tears arrived. Bless all of you who still feel the losses of all your best friend dogs and cats and other critters.]
You can read Terry Lynn’s memorial to Stubby on our Prayers and Passages Page -- click on the link on the right side of this page.
In honor of Stubby and his long-ago playmate Oddball, Terry Lynn keeps going. And that explains these puppies. Here’s Terry Lynn’s appeal:
“So much sadness lately... I am still so heartbroken over losing my old guy... But life goes on.. And for many of these innocent animals, life will ONLY go on if we continue to fight for them and help them.... So, that is what I am doing.
“Here are some babies I got into rescue this week..... FIFTEEN. Yes, 15. TWELVE were from one litter. Ugh...
“The first three were placed in an elderly lady’s backyard. We looked for owners, with no luck. So I brought them here.
“The next 12 were from a lady down the street. I told her I would help her place the puppies IF WE GOT MOMMA SPAYED. So I loaded the babies up, met rescues 100 miles from here and am working on getting momma in to have this problem solved. But I had to share this wonderful update.”
THE DALLAS DOG CONNECTION
WITH A LOCAL DENTIST
This dog is in the Dallas Animal Shelter and Adoption Center and she’s going by the name Big Nose Kate. Dallas connection? “Big Nose Kate” was the nickname of Mary Katherine Horony, the longtime companion of former Dallas dentist Doc Holliday, more famously known as the gunslinger pal of Wyatt Earp. The modern Big Nose Kate is A0580013. She’s a German Shepherd mix and may be 11 years old. She ought to be spending her golden years in a loving home but she’s been at DAS since May 30. To ask about adopting Big Nose Kate, call DAS at 214-670-6800. You can also stop by the shelter at I-30 and Westmoreland and meet Big Nose Kate.
THE NAMES ON THE REGISTRY
You may recall that last weekend’s Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap featured a Dowdy Ferry Road refugee now named Grace, formerly fostered as Faith. She was fostered by Andy and John Allen on behalf of the League of Animal Protectors. So, in the interest of increasing my personal knowledge of animal organizations, I clicked onto the website for the League: www.laprescue.org. And there I found some of the more entertaining animal names in rescue!
Congrats to the LAP Moniker Maker-upper.
That first dog is “Fluff McGruff,” who, according to his foster, “doesn’t mind being dressed like a princess or having his nails done.” And then there’s the possibly 2-year-old Chihuahua mix who is made nervous by kids. Jake Gyllenpaw. Yep, in honor of the movie star. Loves to run and needs a backyard, LAP says.
You can guess in one look why Phantom is named Phantom -- yep, of the opera. Has a great singing voice -- oh, wait, nope, wrong Phantom. This one is described as the “best dog you will ever meet.”
The last dog we’ll mention at LAP Rescue bears the name Larry. Yes, not Lawrence, but Larry -- just like your neighborhood dog writer. There is a family legend that we might have some Irish in the blood. This Larry, photographed in March, clearly has Irish in his soul. He’s been listed as an American Staffordshire Terrier/American Bulldog mix and, the bio reads, “His heart is as big as his eyes are crossed.”
And this cat is Boy. I had to look at the photo twice before I saw that his tail was curling up under the chin of an admiring dog!
Visit laprescue.org to see how to adopt or help. Email LapRescue@gmail.com.
TWO LITTLE DOGS
WAITING FOR LOVE
We posted Bubbles’ story in our mid-morning extra on Wednesday -- he’s the 9-pound, almost year-old Chihuahua who wound up in the Mesquite Animal Shelter because he has a behavioral issue: He was protective of one member of the family. So the family dumped him. His deadline was set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Mesquite: His shelter number is #38783837.
Use that number when you get in touch with the shelter to save the life of this little boy dog.
Call the shelter at 972-216-6283 or email rescues@city ofmesquite.com.
Same contact points for this little, youngish guy Prince (38415016), surrendered on June 11. He’s “exuberant,” the volunteer shelter tipster Judi Brown says. And she adds, “Some employees have named him The Hopper because he hops up-and-down like a yo-yo. He loves life, and he loves everyone! His tail is in constant wag and he lavishes you with kisses as he’s very affectionate.”
Anyone else having trouble sleeping an entire night? Do you wake up because maybe twice a night a young cat named Monet walks up on your side and leans down into your face to ask if it’s too early for breakfast? I don’t know what time zone she came from -- not Central! ... Wonder how busy the NAFTA Highway will be when the 2026 World Cup tournament begins and is hosted by the U.S., Canada and Mexico? Anybody know if the president is a soccer fan? No U.S. team in the World Cup that opens Thursday. Didn’t qualify. Nobody said “Make American Soccer Great.” ... Summer reading? Anybody still do that? In 1974 there was a little ol’ shark book published in February that caught the attention of the reading public -- Jaws! You may have heard the title. Has more plot and sub-plots than the movie. You want plots and sub-plots? June of ’74 brought forth Woodward and Bernstein’s All The President’s Men. Just a reminder that there’s some entertaining reading still available to people whose minds are numbed by 500 TV channels and more computer games than Pong. Just FYI: Click HERE to see (and hear!) the first version of Pong. The one you’d see -- on a screen like the one above -- in bars starting in 1972. Holy smoke. Was that way back or what!
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