EDITION OF TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018 [PetPowellPress] Welcome to Tuesday’s edition.
We’ll address some animals in need today. Not just this cat and the dapper gent in the Hawaiian pre-lavaflow shirt.
In the meantime, Readlarrypowell.com needs photos of sleeping animals -- dogs, cats, “other” -- for our weekend edition of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap. Send photo and info to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make your critter an international star! Or your critter will make us an international star. Either way, it works.
That is Deputy Chief Kittie Leigh Johnson leading our meditation session. We were trying to come up with this opening paragraph. She’s a formerly feral, light gray, cross-eyed kitten. Save a cat, get a friend. Save a dog, get a friend. Save some money? I wouldn’t know what to do if that happened.
CALLING FOR FANS
AT SHELTER IN TOOL
We got the tip on this from our longtime reliable source Sydney Busch, the voice of the Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake. She’s trying to help the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake get some “cool” for it’s shelter in Tool, out by the lake.
“Imagine being in this heat in a fur coat,” her note read. “You can help. Fans are needed now.” Donate fans to the shelter and help keep these two critters cool. (To arrange a donation call 903-432-3422 or email email@example.com.)
Beki (0915) has the most amazing movie star pose -- look at those eyes! She’s a 16-week-old Hound/Lab mix, the shelter says. Loves to run and play. And that cat with the wide eyes is looking for the a/c vent. Clearly. That is Charlotte (1430), 12-weeks old and “loves to play with strings and things.” BOOMER WAITS We got this multi-forwarded note from the great veteran of animal advocacy Val Laughton.
THE SEAGOVILLE ROPE-DRAGGER
The appeal was to “share sweet giant Boomer for rescues or GOOD home. Sweet giant Boomer was dragging a rope try to get on Freeway 175. He must have been chained all his life. He has deep chain cut on his neck. He is at the Seagoville animal shelter.” Here’s the link.
You’ll have the opportunity to adopt Boomer, to save Boomer, to adore Boomer.
And the appropriateness of that “opportunity” is evident in the Seagoville slogan. See that photo!
A BATCH OF PUPPIES
Our pal Tomi Ortiz, a veteran at helping dogs out of tough spots, is trying to help an ex-in-law with some puppies. A half- dozen of these pups were conceived before the momma dog got to her spaying appointment. Tomi says the mom gave birth to six pups abut two months ago and the in-law is “needing help re-homing them. She’s not sure what kind of dog they’re mixed with.”
WE HAVE A TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE: "I'm so heartbroken!," Tomi reports. "Three of the six puppies were sold...I asked her to please give the other three a little more time. I encouraged her to read the Michael Vick stories and I'm willing to help her pay to get the momma spayed as soon as possible. The three puppies left are female and if they fall nto the wrong hands there will be more unwanted puppies in the world." (To help save the three that are left, text or call 214-532-4665 or email TOrtiz@darlingii.com.)
From the earlier edition: Tomi’s concern is that the puppies need to go to homes that don’t condone making such a Bully mix into a guard dog or fighting dog or bait dog. She’s a veteran of the Dallas rescue efforts and knows what can happen if people with hearts set on criminal activity get these puppies. The in-law said six puppies, but sent photos of five -- we can assume the sixth looks a lot like the siblings. In these photos, the brown puppies with white paws are male; the others are, yes, you guessed, girls.
To offer to help save these babies, get in touch with Tomi by texting or calling 214-532-4665 or by emailing TOrtiz@darlingii.com.
[LARRY ASIDE: And I will tell you that Tomi and I preach the same sermon in these matters: SPAY AND NEUTER. SPAY AND NEUTER. SPAY AND NEUTER. We’re living in the most fertile region of North America whether it’s dogs and cats or mosquitos. So, spay and neuter dogs, cats and mosquitos. Or at least the dogs and cats. Not sure how you discern the gender of a mosquito.]
THE RED OAK/WILMER
REPORT ON FULL SHELTERS
Yep, both of these small town shelters, Red Oak and Wilmer, on the southern side of Dallas, are overloaded with animals. And because they have low traffic of potential adoptors, Laura Macias, Leighann Hayden and others have been trying to bring more attention to the shelter populations. We’ll mention a few of them today.
FROM RED OAK -- Peanut is that Tiger Tabby -- and, yes, the one- or two-year-old is neutered. He’s also described as “cute and sweet and loveable as can be.”
Debbie is a Great Pyr, found as a stray, and described as a “sweet, gentle, loving girl.”
Tiptoe is that boy Bullie Mix who “just adores everyone and everything. He’s under three. Not interested in cats, his bio says. And look at that adorable face!
Meanwhile, in Wilmer, Mason the Staffie needs a home. HIs bio reads, “This guy is so adorable - loving, cuddly, sweet, just a great little boy. There is something so sweet and cute about Mason. ... One of the sweetest faces on a bully dog we have seen.”
And if it’s a face you’re seeking, consider Krissy’s. She’s a Shepherd/Husky mix who is described as “stunningly beautiful - looks just a white bear with blue eyes.” She’s about 5 months old.
For animals in these shelters, email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 214-949-2726.
NIPPER'S FAUX GNAW, THINGS CHANGE & MOVIES
You may recall a few weeks ago that David and Della Wallace went to the Mesquite Animal Shelter and adopted “Bubbles” in order to beat the executioner’s needle. They knew “Bubbles” had been surrendered because of a “nipping” problem. And, thus, they changed Bubbles’ name to Nipper. On Monday, Della jetted an email to me: “Don’t know whether to laugh or cry. David was typing on his laptop when suddenly it went dead.” Yep, Nipper had chewed through a cable. Naturally our heart is with David -- and Della’s is too. And everybody is still a Nipper fan in spite of his “faux gnaw.” ... CANINE BEHAVIOR? I figure this Nipper event is a 21st century challenge -- remember when we only had to worry about the dog chewing up the newspaper when it was thrown in the front yard because news didn’t come over a cable back then? ... Here’s a thought: One of the more entertaining films about a Texan is Charlie Wilson’s War. And as you watch it you see not only Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, but the great Amy Adams and the great Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He was an actor and a half. And this Texas-toned film reminds me that it’s about time some major studio came through town again and filmed a Dallas-based hit film. We’ve had JFK, Robocop, Bonnie & Clyde. I’m writing one as fast as I can. I need the money. Fostering kittens, you know.
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