DATELINE: Dallas I Saw The Sun on Monday, Texas (Dec. 12 PetPowellPress) -- OK, ladies and gents. Shopping days are dwindling and so is money.
So let’s ignore all of that, ignore the Dallas Cowboys and their rancid performance in Chicago and move into an area where help might be available.
Is that not a seasonal cat? More on Louie the Cat in a moment.
A PREGNANT LANCASTER DOG
Readlarrypowell.com gets all sorts of emails asking for help -- converting money in Ghana or the United Kingdom, for example -- but sometimes there’s a request for help that needs other eyes and avenues of assistance.
This time the request came from Debra Myers who lives in Denton and is determined to help a dog in Lancaster. She spotted this dog, she says, “on the Apollo Support & Rescue Facebook page.” (Apollo Support & Rescue is a Fort Worth-based group, according to its website.)
Debra explains, “A lady was asking for help, so I thought I'd step in. Last month, I came across the same situation (pregnant dog) in San Antonio. I was able to secure a rescue group in Kaufman and cover her and the puppies vet bill. Today, mom and puppies are doing great. There were about 5-6 people involved in that process. It was a wonderful experience. This is why I believe people will tend to pitch in and help when they see the need. I may not be close enough to physically help, but there are a lot of ways to assist. I just wish I could save them all.”
Ironically, the Lancaster dog has vanished. But two people are going to look for the dog on Wednesday, she says.
A friend of Debra’s has been feeding the frightened dog. “We are calling her Ducky.”
If the dog is found again, Debra says she has a rescue lined up to take her. The big fear is that she’s vanished in this lousy cold weather to have her puppies, that she’ll give birth before she can be rescued. To offer to help, email Debra at email@example.com.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE AN EARHOUND
It does not surprise me that someone in the home of NASA would spot an Earhound who can pick up space transmissions. Not sure that this is an actual Houston dog, but that's where the email came from -- you'll see why.
We got this photo courtesy of Edna Taylor, longtime rescuer and tipster. She spotted the dog on a Rescue Bank email. She wrote, “Rescue Bank is wonderful and I just HAD to share those EARS.”
Rescue Bank is a national system of food supply for rescue groups, shelters, animals in crisis after natural disasters, etc. You can read about it at www.rescuebank.org and read about the Houston affiliate HERE.
The Rescue Bank email discussed the program’s meal-delivering success and also tipped readers to a video. It reads, “Rescues are where the hard work is done and Sarah Manns at Companion Animal Outreach wanted to show all of us the importance of food donations to carrying out that work. Please take just a few minutes to see what you have helped accomplish, click on The Last 94 Days of Rescue.
DO FERAL CATS HAVE A WISH LIST?
Yes, it appears they do and so do their Friends.. And we got the list from the folks at Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance. Here’s the list: Tidy Cat Scoopable Litter, paper towels, bathroom tissue, bleach, 33 gallon and 13-gallon trash bags, cleaners (Pine Sol, Fabuloso, 409, Windex, etc.), laundry detergent, copy paper and Wellness Brand dry Adult Food. (LARRY ASIDE: Feral Friends says “any flavor” on that food -- obviously they don’t have any of the Readlarrypowell.com cats in their care. Our cats make sure turkey and giblets pate is the food we buy -- or else.)
The Feral Friends website is HERE. And it is on that site where you can find cats that are adoptable, including this quite handsome cat with the Christmas tree image on the front of his face. His name is Louie. Look him up. (LARRY ASIDE: Based on our experience with Cyril and Poirot, Readlarrypowell.com endorses black and white cats as madcap entertainment personalities and lovable rascals. They are up to challenges, up to purring and up to enjoying life.)
There are other things Feral Friends can use (gift cards, for example.) Get on the Feral Friends mailing list by registering at firstname.lastname@example.org -- you’ll get invitations to help without having to add another cat to your already cat-happy household.
CONTEMPLATIONS: Our pal Bonnie Lovell sent us an email with this subject line: “A funny animal story for a change.” Indeed it is, even though we had to leave the chilly Metrosprawl to find one. Click HERE. ... Longtime broadcast journalist and good guy Steve Stoler started a new job on Monday. He’s now the Director of Media Relations for the City of Plano. ... Seriously, in a weekend of lousy weather, how could we just let that Dallas Cowboys performance in Chicago slip past us without a comment. Well, in the spirit of the season we’ll simply suggest that the Cowboys defense must have thought it was better to give than receive. Seriously, is this the worst era ever of the Dallas Cowboys? The worst? And by “era” we mean the time since the late 20th century when America’s team was competitive and not just a curiosity. That is our staff impersonator, Inky, the Cocker Laureate of the State of Texas, giving us him impression of a Chicago Bear rushing into the post-game locker room and spotting a big steaming platter of Mom’s Windy City Bearbite Meatloaf served with a ladle of It’s All Gravy and a side of Dallas Defense Double-Mashed-on-the-Field Bland and Ultra-Porous Stationary Spuds. That cover every gridiron sin in Chicago?
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