EDITION OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 [PetPowellPress] Here we go with a Thursday edition produced during the great State Fair of Texas and we have a theory about the arrival of all that rain on the fairgrounds earlier this week:
“Stock Show Weather.”
Yep, Stock Show Weather was takin’ a practice run at Dallas! It’s the weather phenom that traditionally visits the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show -- oops, it’s now the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo -- during its winter run. Honest, follow the weather Jan. 18-Feb. 9 in 2019. The Cowtown event’s slogan is “THIS THING IS LEGENDARY.” Yep, legendary. But it doesn’t have Big Tex. That’s me and Big Tex in an artistic selfie shot in 2014 -- I call it the Big Tex Solar Eclipse.
ANOTHER SPCA SEIZURE
AT A HUNT COUNTY SITE
There are a lot of photos from the most recent SPCA of Texas raid on a property with “allegedly cruelly treated animals. But the look on this dog’s face got to readlarrypowell. com. Geezalou, somebody with a big heart adopt that baby.
Here’s the deal: The SPCA and the Hunt County Precinct 1 Constable teamed to take over 53 animals on a Hunt County property. There were 38 dogs, 7 hens, 3 pigs, 3 mice, a cat and a Macaw. Most of those dogs were Pomeranian mixes “found roaming free inside the living room of the residence with little access to food or water,” the SPCA says. It was all a big mess with animals appearing to be at peril due to improper care. Custody hearing is set for Wednesday, October 17, in Peace Justice Precinct 1, Place 1 Sheila Linden’s court at 2801 Stuart St. in Greenville.
See photos from this site by clicking HERE. And see how to help the SPCA via volunteering or donating or fostering, etc., at spca.org.
ENERGY, ECHO, FLUFFAWUFFACUS & A BUTTERFLY
Some days I run out of energy. Of course, I’m not the only person. Feel free to shout "AMEN!"
Now and then I get lucky. I called the number to ask if this Beagle, Echo, still needed help with finding a new home and, yes!, things appear to be going the right direction. I just thought it was such a cute photo, I decided to go ahead and run it. Beagles are pretty swell dogs. But then, all dogs are pretty swell, aren’t they? ... Speaking of dogs, here are two notes about cats. That beautiful orange girl with the notched ear is Pepper Jackie, #165979 at the SPCA of Texas. She’s six years old and if Readlarrypowell.com had room for another cat, she’d have a home with cable TV, air-conditioning and free food and all the cuddling she could stand -- we know how to adore a cat. The cat who isn’t pictured has a personal biography that reads, “Hi, my name is Sir Fluffawuffacus. While my name might be ridiculous, my title is not! I'm a 2 year old Black Domestic Short Hair male with patches of white on my chest and back paws. I came to SPCA of Texas from inhumane conditions. After being treated by their Vets I was deemed adoptable! If you would like to hear about my journey and maybe give me a few scratches under my chin, you can visit me at the Grand Prairie PetSmart.” The person we ought to interview is the staffer who came up with Sir Fluffawuffacus. I spell that right? ... Every year I try to grow a crop of pumpkins to celebrate autumn. For more than a quarter of a century I’ve been trying to do this. I define “crop” as “one or two, maybe.” That’s about where I am
this year, but I’m still proud of my Jack-Be-Littles. They say “autumn” to me. Oh, OK, pumpkins don’t talk. And what you see in this photo is pumpkin plants and some kind of sunflowers I planted and a Monarch Butterfly who stopped by to chuckle at the size of my pumpkin crop.
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[A LARRY POSTSCRIPT: A LOOK AT THE WORLD -- I don’t want you to think that readlarrypowell.com ignores the awful stories. Hurricanes, murders, automobile crashes, rancid political behavior -- they all rip into us, too. We dealt with that stuff for decades in newsrooms. We saw so much of it up close. After a while we began to look for the angels of humanity, like a guy in a dark room looks for a reminder of sunlight. People who help kids and animals; people who stand between victims and the threats. There are more -- perhaps you are one. When there is a darkness to the news, remember that you are the bright, warm, positive factor in our world. And you are necessary. Thank you all.]