Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Shelter in the City. Meet Mr. Big.

Shelter in the City...

The City of Yonkers that is!

But hey, to you folks outside the Northeast, it's probably all the same anyway.

So meet Mr. Big.

He is the "New Caesar," meaning he's huge! He's demanding, too, barking when you come nearby to make sure he gets his treat. I actually hurry up and give him his so I can take my time and feed the mother-daugther combination in the pen next to him. Then he's quiet, for about a second! So I bring two treats, one for before and one after (clearly he's better at this than me). Apparently, he's well behaved and calm when he comes out.

They never do what you expect, do they?

We get all kinds of folks calling for dogs they see posted on Caesar was adopted by a retired homicide detective who wanted "a man's dog." He specifically did not want a dog that was "a chihauhau or something." So he and Caesar went home together and now we get emails telling us how Caesar eats out of his granddaughter's hand ("like a lamb.")

Now Mr. Big is the new Caesar. Why don't you come around sometime? But beware, you'll be buying the dinner. No dutch treat with this guy.

Click the title of this post to go to Mr. Big's page at for video and other pictures.