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!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Some Great Legislative Gains

Big Kudos to the State of Ohio for ditching their pitbull ban (with the help of Best Friends!) and to the City of Las Vegas for legalizing the proper management of cat colonies!!

Well done.

See the goods here and here.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

So sorry to be out of pocket for so long. Maybe the funny pic above will make up for it?!

 I had a trip to the west coast to see some family. Had about two events a day for over a week, as it was a family reunion of sorts. We seem to have a yearly gathering and we lump all of events during that week. It took fourteen hours to get home, but that's another story.  While out in Vegas, I saw Miss Sophie, who got adopted from the shelter where I volunteer. She has a great home and is well-loved. Pics to follow.

Olive is doing great. She's been running and playing ball in a fellow volunteer's yard, weekly, and running off some of the weight she's gained from being kenneled so long. Dixie is doing great and probably enjoying her family very much.

My own little guys are good. I feel terrible because I missed doing a five-year anniversary post for Renaldo.

The cat colony is great. I supply the dry food for it and one day soon I will post a chip in if anyone wants to help with that.

The shelter has moved a lot of old timers since we developed a Facebook page. There is quite a following now.

I will begin posting more regularly very soon. With a full life if I'm out of town for a while, I have to catch up and I'm finally there. One night after work was spent shopping for rescue animals. Another night was assigning soldiers for adoption (I'm a long term volunteer for Soldiers' Angels and organize a team of about 45 active volunteers who support soldiers on deployment).

Enjoy these pictures of Miss Sophie. She couldn't believe she saw me out there.

I brought her new Mommy a dozen roses, and Sophie a toy and bones, and her brother (dog) bones, and her sister cat some mice with catnip. She has a really great family.

And she'll always be my girl. This was the first pittie I ever walked and because she was SUCH a love I kept walking them. Then I realized the ridiculous hype around this breed and that they are much-maligned.

Sophie dislodged the other dog to gain control of the couch! Her Mommy calls her the Queen of the House.