Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
It made my Top Ten List of things that annoy me. The sound of it and the sight of it are enough to make me go spastic.There is something about it that drives me absolutely nuts... pop, pop pop it just taunts me. As much as I hate Halloween due to my families hang up on dressing Jackie Russell and I in the dumbest costumes and sending the pictures out to all their friends. Hey, even a neutered dog has pride you know. Enough about that !!! Out come the Christmas decorations...you guessed it wrapped in bubble wrap. Oh joy...oh rapture... it is such a love/hate relationship. I'm ready to attack on the sheer sight of bubble wrap.Once again make a note of the dog abuse in this picture. Please tell me you can't see the Christmas bow on my neck. Yes my family can't miss a reason to put something on me. Savoring the kill is such a sweet pleasure. Get out a piece of paper as I'm about to give you one more reason a dog ranks over kids. They can be cheaply entertained.
The SLU dogs
A couple of months ago - I noticed 3 dogs that crossed Lindell Ave between Grand and Compton. One of the dogs had looked like she was pregnant or just had puppies. Well - I searched and searched and did not see the dogs again until today. I was driving to go get Ollie from the vet, and these 3 dogs crossed way in front of me - once I saw them - I remembered exactly who they were and turned around to go see them. (they were now on the other side of the interstate on the medical school campus... they had to walk over the compton overpass to get there...) They're all 3 skinny - but surviving. I think they are all german shepherd mixes. Two of them are starting to get Mange. I couldn't tell on the third. They all appear to be friendly - I had a shop n save plastic bag with around 4 cups of dog food - I got out of the car around 50 feet from them - asked them if they were hungry and they all came eagerly towards me. I tore the bag open and poured it on the ground on the grass. The two that are getting mange ate right away and hungrily - the 3rd just sat close to me and watched them - maybe he knows not to eat until they're done? Not sure. Regardless - it broke my heart. I got back in the car and just left - I had to get Ollie and I didn't know what to do. I called my coworker - so she was going to go get more food and we were going to try them again next week if we can find them. I felt so bad - it's so cold out tonight - I am just glad they have each other. I'm hoping the food will give them enough warmth to make it through the night okay. I have no idea where they're staying or keeping warm - I'm sure huddled together though. They really look out for one another. I'm attaching pictures - my camera didn't do to good - but you can at least see generally what they look like. I emailed Stray Rescue on them earlier in the year during the summer- but never got a reply back. I don't know what to do... but I want to help them. I might try to go out tomorrow and see if I glance them again - and bring food - but it's a little iffy neighborhood as well. People are constantly robbed over there. then wouldn't you know it as I pulled away - in the field one block over was a rottweiller walking around with no owner... He did look in good shape though. Appeared healthy - I just couldn't do anything for any of them... I wanted to take them all with me, but where would I go with them?Jen-- Adopt a shelter pet and save a life!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
An Israeli doctor says 'Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a kidney out of one man, put it in another, and have him looking for work in six weeks.'
A German doctor says 'That is nothing; we can take a lung out of one person, put it in another, and have him looking for work in four weeks.
A Russian doctor says 'In my country, medicine is so advanced that we can take half a heart out of one person, put it in another, and have them both looking for work in two weeks.'
The Texas doctor, not to be outdone, says 'You guys are way behind, we recently took a man with no brains out of Texas , put him in the White House for eight years, and now half the country is looking for work.' I have heard a laugh a day is better than an apple a day for keeping the doctor away.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
If you go to this web site, http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.letssaythanks.com%252F you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq .
You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time to send to our troops and then please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's. Thanks for taking to time to support our military!
God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2.) Feed us more in the winter: It takes more energy in the colder weather to regulate our body temperatures so please remember to feed us more. This is especially true for working dogs or outside dogs. Snow is not a water supply source so don't forget about plenty of water for us as well. Water will freeze in colder weather so check on it often.
3.) Provide a good shelter for outside dogs: This is a law in most states. You must have a warm and draft-free doghouse that faces the south with a flexible covering. "Mom" has been to puppy mills that don't even have covering over the dogs in icy, cold freezing raining weather. It breaks my heart to think people can treat dogs so cruely for the sake of making money off them.Even though people want to give us blankets don't do this in outside doghouses as they freeze and hold dampness in them. Instead put straw (not hay) in our houses as it keeps us warmer.
4.) Keep your pets warm inside: Remember to keep us dry and to dry us thoroughly after a bath in the winter months. If you can avoid baths more in the colder months it is even better. It is important to keep us away from any drafts in your home or off uncarpeted or tile areas as we can get extra cold. If you need to keep us in your basement at night make sure to supply a dog bed or blankets for us to sleep on as it is colder in a basement and at night in your homes.
5.) Check us out after we play outside or go outside in the winter time: You want to make sure our paws are free of snow stuck in them when we come in. This is especially true of long hair dogs. Also make sure the snow is off our coats and our bodies by keeping a towel by the door to dry us off. Our pads of our legs will get tiny cuts and crack if we don't keep them dry and clean. One of the reasons you need to do this is the salt used on driveways and roads irrates our pads of our feet.
6.) Watch out for Antifreeze and rock salt: This is TERRIBLE POISONOUS to us. It smells really good to us and taste even better but it can kill us. If you think we might of eaten some contact your vet immediately.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The owner is out of options here, so I'm appealing to the community for help. Here's the deal. They have four dogs. They've all lived together great for six years until recently. One is a lab and the other dogs have started viciously attacking the lab on a regular basis. If they don't find a place for him soon, the others might possibly kill him.This isn't normal "establish a pecking order" pack behavior. These dogs have been living together quite well for the last six years. The chain of command has long since been well established.The other three are set on killing him if they are not kept separated, and they have been kept separated for the last month. At first they thought it might be that the black lab is sick in some sort of way, but all of them got their six month checkups like clockwork, and even took him in three weeks ago just to see if something was missed. The dog is healthy.They have no idea why the others have turned on him. The poor little guy doesn't push any buttons. Now he pretty much just cowers if he is brought around the other dogs. His tail stays tucked.If the other dogs get to him again, he's more than likely dead. They are not going to restructure their lives around protecting one dog. The husband puts in 12-15 hrs/day. It's his wife who has to deal with the dogs. No rescues in THE REGION will take any new animals. This little guy needs some help here. Will someone please take this adorable black lab? I really don't want to have to put him down.He's not happy anymore. He continuously slinks around with his tail tucked. He's a good dog, great with their three year old and he is healthy, neutered, and house broken.He is six years old. He lives in North Carolina but I think we could figure out transportation. I didn't include his picture but I can promise you he is in great shape and not a bit over weight. If you can help email them at email@example.com
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Help Save our Strays – Fundraising Event
Sponsored by ROAR – Resources for Organized Animal Rescues
Contact: Mary McKee – 314-853-4406
WHAT: Fundraising event for local animal rescue groups
WHEN: Sunday, November 16, 2008 – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dressel’s Pub, 419 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO (upstairs party room)
COST: $25 per person
INFO: Buffet, cash bar, bluegrass by The Grits plus door prizes and raffle drawings.
Raffle tickets are $5 each and on sale at Mary’s Pet Grooming or at the event.
All proceeds will benefit animal rescue groups.
(ST. LOUIS): On Sunday, November 16, 2008, Dressel’s Pub will host the first fundraiser sponsored by ROAR: Resources for Organized Animal Rescues. ROAR is helping those who help our four-legged friends and the need has never been greater – abandoned pets are on the rise, shelters are overwhelmed, and donations are down. Animals are being destroyed.
ROAR’s Mission: To help the people who help the Furry Kids in St. Louis. We are the resources for the rescues. We will help to find people to foster, gift cards to purchase food and supplies, gently used and new pet beds, crates, bowls, toys, towels and blankets. Donations are welcomed. Cash contributions are welcome and checks are to be made payable to the animal rescue group of your choice for medical needs.
Proceeds will benefit four non-profits dedicated to animal rescue, protection, and placement:
American Eskimo Rescue of St. Louis http://www.eskierescuestl.org/
Companions Forever Rescue http://www.companionsforeverrescue.com/
Open Door Animal Sanctuary http://www.odas.org/
Stray Rescue of St. Louis http://www.strayrescue.org/
For more information or to purchase tickets call Mary at Mary’s Pet Grooming at 314-481-4466
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); 314-853-4406 (6 p.m. to 10 .m.) or visit http://www.roarstl.org/ – tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.
Mary’s Pet Grooming
Plus the businesses and pet-loving neighbors throughout the City of St. Louis.
Monday, November 10, 2008
at us from the decks guardrail. Why does she always have to spoil the fun? Can you name this little guy? Isn't his shadow cool? We know what he is but do you.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Pick-up your packet at the Three Dog Bakers 8861 Ladue Road or you can register that day.
Don't forget to bring cash to pay for raffle, micro chipping and food.
The TenSPOT Fix
Love Your Pit
Public Education Forums
A wonderful day in the park for people and their dogs!
Contact: Kelly Cowan, Event Coordinator if you have any further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.opspot.org/ or by calling 636-467-2618