DATELINE: DALLAS Somewhere in Quick-moving Time, Texas (Sept. 30, PetPowellPress) -- Can it already be the end of September, 2014? Is this the fastest year ever? Probably for everyone but the Texas Rangers -- that season have dragged. Now, let’s just move on and remember that life is good at any speed.
STILL HUSTLING FOR A WANDER-UP YARD DOG
The only reason Readlarrypowell.com is calling this guy a “yard dog” is that’s where he was photographed.
He’s a wander-up. And Stacey The Stylist Carney is leading a networking effort to try to keep him from winding up in a shelter in Weatherford.
Here note reads: “A lady down the street found this sweetie and he just hangs out in her front yard. Her dogs don't like him so she can't put them together. She's off Lakeshore Drive in Weatherford which is a busy street and people drive way too fast. She's worried he is going to get run over. She's an older lady and she called me up to see if I would be able to help. I am super full but I'm hoping someone will come forward to foster him or adopt him before she is forced to take him to the shelter. She doesn't want him to end up road kill.”
To offer to help this dog, call Margaret at 817-597-9664 or email email@example.com.
WHAT THE BIG-HEARTED ARE WEARING THESE DAYS
The subject line in the email was pretty clear: “The new shirts are IN!”
And these are the new shirts. You don't have to be an official friend to wear one, but wearing one means you are a friend. Friendswear, I guess.
The shirts support the Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake. The Friends, as you probably know, operate the world’s most successful spay/neuter clinic at Gun Barrel City, Teas.
Our Friends tipster Sydney Busch sent the explanation of the shirts. “There are 3 styles (Cats Rule, Dogs Rule, our logo), 3 colors (pink, yellow, lavender - which didn't photograph well but is GORGEOUS!) and all are available in small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large.”
I checked the price list. People ordinary dimensions need pay only $110 for the small, medium, large and x-large. Those of us with impressive shoulders pay $13 for the xx-large. The price includes the tax. How about that?
You can get the shirts at the clinic on Tuesdays from 6 a.m. until about 5:30 p.m. And, if you want to order some to help the Friends keep operating, get in touch with Sydney at Sydney@friendsoftheanimals.org or call 903-451-4701 214-808-4701. Read about the Friends and their efforts at www.friendsoftheanimals.org.
WERE THEY BAIT DOGS?
Animal Advocate Karen Lee sent us this note from the West side Animal League in Fort Worth.
The explanation of the photos was short and maybe not so sweet:
“Found in West Fort Worth, two possible bait dogs in urgent need of rescue. Very sweet, need medical care. Please contact Lisa Morton at 817-271-2552 or Carol Mc Farland at 817-371-0394.”
[LARRY ASIDE: The term “bait dog” is wretched, as wretched as the people who routinely use it while training dogs to fight. Dog-fighting is against the law in Texas. Know someone who’s doing it? Feel free to make a call to someone wearing a badge and a gun. You'll be a hero.]
AN OCTOBER NOTE
Here’s a bit of artwork that offers a variety pack on a Saturday night.
A spaghetti dinner. A silent auction. And a concert by the Last Call Outlaws. (Great name for a country band! Here's a LINK.)
All for $8 for adult and $5 for kids benefitting Van Zandt County Humane Society.
This is going to be at Edom City Limits which, ironically, is a mile north of Edom on Highway 279.
Edom? It is a small East Texas town that hosts elements of agriculture and the arts and East Texas history.
Dallas Animal Services Animal Transfer Coordinator Danielle Fry reports that “Rockwall Pets is taking Ashley.” She’s the mange-ridden girl we posted in our previous edition. Other animals also need a helping hand. Email DASrescue@dallascityhall.com to offer to help by getting animals into a rescue group or an adoptive home.
This is Ashley -- we hope to get a follow-up photo that shows her in a happy, non-mangey state!
CONTEMPLATIONS: The Dallas Cowboys. Can they be for real? Is there a hint of fate in the air when Tony Romo calls the signals this season? ... Quick: Name your favorite Denzel Washington movie outside of The Equalizer. The list is long. He’s always entertaining, always deep in the role. Kind of liked him in The Preacher’s Wife, loved him in Devil In A Blue Dress. Adored him in Two Guns (had the benefit of being partnered with Mark Wahlberg). Training Day? American Gangster? What about Philadelphia? Or, oh, my goodness, Malcolm X -- Spike Lee’s best movie. Denzel has a bunch of movies with quality performances. Could it be that he is quietly THE major star of the past three decades? ... Here’s an ol’ autumn song. We’re a little ahead of the foliage, but, what the heck. Click HERE and enjoy the singing of a legendary animal fan.
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