This is what comes of having three dogs and fully 80% of your facebook friends/groups being animal-related organizations. Last night, I dreamt that I took my sister’s new puppy to the park – and promptly lost him!. In the dream, I fell into conversation with a fellow dog owner, then turned to check on the puppy – only to discover he had disappeared. Frantic, I searched the park and the surrounding area, then retraced my steps in the hopes that he had found his way home, subsequently checking and re-checking the house. I couldn’t believe it. When it comes to my own dogs, I’m super careful. I always make it a point to walk them on leashes, hire people to stay at the house with them when I’m away, and never ever leave them unattended in the car or the back yard. How was it possible for me, of all people, to lose a dog?
Finding that puppy became an obsession. I was damned determined. How determined? So determined that I woke up a half dozen times during the night and promptly went back to sleep so that I could resume the search!
Finally, it’s settled. I think. I’ll be flying my sister up from Montreal so that she can take care of the dogs while we’re in Tokyo!
Some dog-related news:
Bed dog or bed bog: the realities of sleeping with dogs: http://www.dogheirs.com/misst/questions/38-bed-dog-or-bed-hog
Baltimore Ravens wide-receiver has been a long-time supporter of animals in need. He even asked that donations be made to the Baltimore animal shelter instead of wedding gifts! This news makes me even happier that I drafted him for my fantasy football team! Torrey Smith
ASPCA helps shut down Bronx dog-fighting ring. Nearly 50 dogs were rescued from the six story apartment building and the building’s superintendent, Raul Sanchez, was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison. Sayanora, dirtbag! http://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty/field-investigations-and-response-team/blood-sports/bronx-dog-fighting-raid-july-2012
This here in B.C. This guy, Brandon Scott Harrison, who allegedly abused his dog AND allegedly threatened the bystanders who came to the dog’s defense, is going to court October 15th. In the meantime, he gets to keep his dog! Head on over and sign the petition: https://www.causes.com/actions/1760004-justice-for-terry
I find these cases particularly sad – senior animals that are dumped by their so-called families. Here, an open letter from a shelter worker to one of these fair-weather dog lovers: An open letter to Jean (last name withheld), the person who dumped Cocoa at the pound lunachyq.wordpress.comHello. You don’t know me, and for your sake, you’d best hope and pray that you never have the misfortune to meet me. How do I know your name? Because the people at animal control gave me Cocoa’s …
Meanwhile, this handsome boy is still missing from his Pensacola, Florida home – possibly stolen. Have you seen him? Finding Diesel
Apparently, in Merced, California, it is perfectly legal for police officers to “put down” wounded animals…at their shooting range: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2013/09/11/3217267/merced-police-officers-shoot-injured.html Presumably, the shooting range is closer than the local vet hospital?
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GA rescue being shut down by the state exposed www.examiner.comBreaking news update on the story ran earlier on Friday, September 13, 2013; I posted an article about a Georgia rescue being shut down by the state. The build