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!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Updates on Dixie

Shelter day today; all the dogs got out (yay!) and the thin ones were fed a second meal today (this happens a few times a week if they are thin). Yesterday I was at the kennel/boarding facility, walking Olive and Dixie. They are both doing well. See the post below about Olive.

Dixie has become so much more animated since she left the shelter and is staying at the kennel. She upgraded from a cage to a run (same with Olive), so can walk around, though not much. She gets walked daily, which is also an upgrade, since at the shelter she only walked from her cage inside to the outdoor run, and it was just a movement, not a walk.  With the volunteers that take Dixie out, she walks a mile! And she does it about twice a week.

I've never known Dixie to want to run like she does not. She does this thing that right after she poops, she wants to make a mad dash down the street!

Here are some pictures of Dixie.  She is dog friendly, people friendly, rides nicely in the car, but does not suffer cats!

 In both of these pictures, Dixie was looking at a small bucket of chicken bits that I fed her from (I usually bring her and Olive something), and was going to share with the puppy/small dog room after the workers took her back into her kennel.  Finally, a dog that looks at the camera!