DATELINE DALLAS Where Halloween is gearing up but some people are
just that scary year round, Texas (October 30, PetPowellPress) -- Today we’re starting off with yet another proposed costume for Inky, the Cocker Laureate of the State of Texas and our Readlarrypowell.com staff impersonator.
He’s got a bundle of potentials and this one is a staff favorite. This is Inky the Vulcan. But not just any Vulcan. Inky has a specificity of range. In this case, he is giving us his impression of Laurence Luckinbill as Spock’s half-brother Sybok in the 1989 film Star Trek: The Final Frontier. The resemblance is uncanny.
AN APPEAL FROM ANGLETON
Tammy Grable of the Brazoria County sheriff’s Office Livestock and Animal Control has issued an appeal and as you can see from the photo there is something appealing!
A momma dog and her pups “must get out now,” Tammy says. That’s because the small shelter is not just loaded but “overloaded.”
“I have to have as many as possible out by the beginning of the month and many have been here a while ... ,” Tammy writes. “I have to have them picked up or if tagged, out within 72 hours of tagging. We are full and unable to hold many much longer.”
Call the office at 979-388-2365; cell is 979-997-2486.
And, for those of you who have never been around a mom and her litter, this photo shows what happens when Mom feels the need for some “me time.” She’s going to have to walk fast to get it. Puppies are persistent.
MEANWHILE IN UPSHUR COUNTY
We don’t know how those Brazoria County pups came to be -- but probably not a puppy mill. Just a lack of spay/neuter practicality. On the other hand, in Upshur County in East Texas (about 2 1/2 hours east of Dallas on I-20), the SPCA and an Upshur County Constable “took custody of 37 cruelly treated animals--30 dogs and seven puppies--from a suspected puppy mill near Gilmer, Texas. Additionally, three deceased puppies were found stuffed inside dog food bags on the property. One deceased puppy was decapitated and the head was not found.”
[LARRY ASIDE: That is pretty disgusting. But, you know, to puppy millers these animals are not pets, they are inventory. Idiots.]
This photo shows some of the puppies found. You can see more photos HERE. They’re disgusting, but not as awful as that opening paragraph.
The SPCA says, “Eighteen of the animals were found living inside a single-wide trailer home on the property. Some of these dogs were living in wire crates, and others were loose in the trailer. Additionally, four puppies were living in a feces- and urine-filled bathtub, one Cocker Spaniel was found inside a closet and one Shih Tzu with extreme hair loss and severe eye issues was found in a back room.”
[LARRY ASIDE: All of these situations are awful, but, for crying out loud, what kind of demonic soul would lock a Cocker Spaniel in a closet?]
The breeds in this raid included Cane Corsos, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Shih Tzus, Cocker Spaniels, Shepherd mixes and Border Collie mixes.”
Custody hearing is set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Judge Laura Norred’s court , 301 E. Butler St., Gilmer.
See how to help these dogs at spca.org.
A CAMPAIGN WITHOUT POLITICAL ADS!
How’s that for something special right now! This is a campaign to help a rescue group get $1,000. We learned about it from Rosemary Adkins of St. Clouds Rescue (www.stcoudsrescue.org.) Those folks are trying to get Frisco vet Dr. Lollie Mensik named “Best Vet” in a contest run by Pets Best Pet Insurance. Voting continues through Nov. 6. There are just 8 contestants and Dr. Mensik is the only Texas vet. She’s in second place, Rosemary says.
“Dr Mensik does most of our vet work on all of the dogs ,” she says. “This has included over 650 rescue dogs thru the years.”
Here’s the LINK TO VOTE FOR DR. MENSIK.
CONTEMPLATIONS: Did you hear or see the story about that homophobic guy who started the big dust-up in line at D/FW and ultimately was wrestled down by bystanders and taken into custody by police? Check out THIS STORY in The Dallas Voice and you’ll see that the big doofus has a bit of an animal cruelty record as a horse trainer. Glad he was just passing through. Texas already has enough jackasses. ... Here’s something to contemplate: In Houston, they’re turning Halloween into a 2-day holiday, Friday the 31st and, thanks to the great group Pup Squad Animal Rescue, Saturday the 1st. And, of course, thanks to the Dallas Cowboys, around here we’ve been celebrating horrifying things since the 4th quarter last Monday night. Click on that artwork to make it as big as Houston -- or at least big enough to read. Pup Squad does some pretty good work and those folks also know how to celebrate Howl-o-ween. ... Last night, as my festivespouse Martha and I took 30 minutes off from our assorted chores and work-related tasks to watch Modern Family, we spotted what may be the first actual Christmas ad of the year on TV -- for an electronics store. I carped about it, though, really, I’m one of those “Christmas year round” guys in my heart -- isn’t that from Ebenezer Scrooge? Anyway, back at the desk I opened an email from Jacki Scott at Frisco Humane Society and, son of a mistletoe, if it wasn’t a Christmas fundraising notice! Click on that to make it larger, too. (Or click HERE to go to the Frisco Facebook site. You can register to participate HERE .) What will Frisco do with the proceeds? Good question. It is my understanding that the money goes into a legal defense fund for rowdy reindeer. Apparently there was an incident last Christmas involving a flying reindeer and failure to get clearance to land at Love Field --- that was before the Wright Amendment was lifted and, of course, this year we’re told Santa can now fly in and out of Love. Who knew the Wright Amendment had authority over mammal-powered international flights? Well, whatever the case, if you’re in shape to run a race in December, you’re in shape to shop. And, as you know, North Texas is where shoppers go to thrive!
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