EDITION OF FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2018 [PetPowellPress] Whew. Friday. Made it through a week. But, October 12, 2018? Can we be this far into October and the century already? How can time fly? Enough lamenting, let’s dive in.
But, first, anybody reading this ever encounter “compassion fatigue”? Suggestions for beating it back and moving head? It’s a tough monkey for people who have active hearts. (Email suggestions to email@example.com.)
HELLO, I’M CHESTER AND I’LL BE
YOUR COMPANION ON YOUR VERANDA...
Honestly, how does someone let a handsome dog like this become a stray? He’s Chester, he’s 8 months old and a 25-pound Pittie mix currently awaiting adoption, rescue or the needle at the Mesquite Animal Shelter.
Does he look as if he has faces painted in his ears? Well, moving along....
Yep, #39809785 came in a stray, then, according to the shelter’s volunteer biographer Judi Brown, he began to charm people. “He’s energetic but not overly so. He stayed close wanting attention. He wags his tail a lot and lavishes you with kisses. He was interested in the ball and would chase it but didn’t seem to know what to do with it. Could you teach him?”
He looks like such a cool dog to have around the house. To ask about Chester, call the shelter at 972-216-6283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, he’s not the only animal at Mesquite Animal Services. You can see more by going to this SHELTER SITE.
The Mesquite folks show a lot of creativity linked to pop culture when they list cats. This little guy (#39844279) is known as Collin Furrel. Please call 972–216–6283 or email email@example.com to tag Chester. Type tag in the subject line along with ID 39809785 to ensure proper tagging.
Oh, and this orange cat is Lady Ali McClaw -- I won’t even explain the importance of Ali MacGraw in your cinema history, kids.
Let’s just say she’s always going to be linked to the film line, “Love is never having to say you’re sorry.” But you will not be sorry if you give your heart to Lady Ali McClaw. Cue the trailer -- just for you ol’ romantics from 1970. Click HERE.
NEW SHIRTS; OPPORTUNITIES
TO HELP CEDAR CREEK FRIENDS
How about these shirts!? (Used an interrobang -- combo ! and ? -- to emphasize the shirts!) Word about these new shirts comes from our reliable source Sydney Busch at Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake.
She writes, “Our new t-shirts are in! They are in the way-cool colors of aqua, royal blue and berry - they have DOG in many languages and CAT ditto.” They’re $11 for small through extra large and $13 for XX-large. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
The money goes to helping meet the mission of the Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake Spay/Neuter Clinic, the world’s most successful spay/neuter clinic at Gun Barrel City, Texas. In addition to spaying and neutering, the clinic hosts low-cost events, i.e., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, it’ll be the site of an offering of low-cost vaccinations, heartworm testing, microchipping and other non-surgical services.
While you’re contemplating helping the clinic, here are some supplies it needs: 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper; bleach; hydrogen peroxide; and isopropyl alcohol that is, Sydney says, “70%ish - not the stronger 90%.” Also, the clinic would love to get cases of “bottled water for our hard-working volunteers.” (Bring items to the clinic on Tuesday’s from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, i.e., such as this clinic on Saturday. Email sydney@friendsofthe animals.org to tell ‘em your coming with donations.)
In the meantime, Sydney sent a note about this cat, described as an “adorable 3-month-old who needs his forever home -- he’s neutered, starting on vacations.” To ask about him, email Toni Miles at email@example.com.
Follow the Friends on Facebook HERE.
A GARLAND CAT
Word is this cat, A233431, is available after completing quarantine time in the Garland Shelter. She was taken in on Sept. 26 and because she committed a scratch she’s been waiting for what’s next. What’s next could be a rescue claiming her and saving her life. To offer to give her a life-saving haven, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATE FAIR, OKTOBERFEST & AN IMPORTANT DATE
Big weekend at the State Fair of Texas. The annual cookie baking contest is Sunday. Competition is intense -- it’s in the Creative Arts Building 10 a.m. Never tasted a bad cookie at the State Fair of Texas. ... My research reveals that October 12 is the anniversary of the first Oktoberfest -- 1810 in Munich in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Yeah, it has nothing to do with anything in Dallas that we can think of -- there is no Ludwig Freeway and neither is there a Hildburghausen Expressway. Could be, though -- honestly who can keep up with all the freeways around here. No telling what the Department of Transportation could slip in while the rest of us were just trying to avoid collisions and find the right lane. ... FYI, the online calendar Holiday Insights notes that October 12 is (a) Cookbook Launch Day -- though I figure Cookbook Lunch Day might work better; (b) Old Farmer’s Day -- no kin to the almanac; (c) National Gumbo Day -- not a fan; (d) Moment of Frustration Day -- an entire day for a moment; and World Egg Day. No real explanation of World Egg Day or which egg it celebrates. And, congratulations you’ve just celebrated “Moment of Frustration Day.”
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