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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Along those lines . . . . Beautiful Shih Zu's looking for homes

My last blog was about November being "adopt a senior animal" month. Well, the other day I was contacted by a neighbor about a situation. A nice man in Nev. City lost his wife in June to cancer. They have 11 (yes, eleven) beautiful healthy dogs. However, he feels he can no longer care for them all. So, he has decided to try to adopt out 7. If you know anyone who would love to add these lovely girls to their family, we have 6 Shih Zu's, female, spayed, microchipped, shots current, groomed and friendly as they can be, PLEASE CALL ME at 265-8680. The girls range in age from 2-10 years old. Also, a lovely American Eskimo named Frosty, about 9 years old. A little shy, but sweet and just beautiful. You never see dogs like this come into the shelter. This is a great opportunity to own a beautiful, sweet, settled dog who will love you back in spades! THe little gals are dying for attention. Spread the word. Sparkle, Aurora, Jasmine, Lilo, Belle and Holly Noel thank you. Frosty too.
The Womens Club (including yours truly) manned (womaned?) the Polling Place on election day, thereby earning $450 for the Club, which will be used to further entertain the local kids, in addition to other community improvements. They are considering having a winter activity for the Tweens, maybe a movie night or social of some sort. They also joined with homeowners assn. to buy one of those cute large popcorn machines for the summer movie nights.
There were about 25 kids plus assorted parents at the Halloween party. The kids have such a great time showing off their costumes. These ladies never run out of steam when it comes to providing fun and energy to community events. Terry Anasopolous headed the team. Thanks Terry.
It's burn season again. OK to burn without a permit, but call 274-7928 to check wind/dispersion info. before lighting up.
Woohoo, Dixie is blogging again. I knew something would piss her off enough to get back on the keyboard. Welcome back Dix.

Monday, November 1, 2010


No, were not talking about Grandma here. The fact is, may senior dogs and cats are turned into shelters every day, or found abandoned on the streets. Yes, even in Nevada County. Their chances of finding a home are slim, as everyone, understandably, wants a young healthy animal. These animals often actually are healthy, or maybe need a inexpensive daily dose of meds (don't you?).
A man and his wife came into the shelter a few weeks ago, and selected a large overweight 12 year old German Shepard. I had to ask. "Why that dog?" There are so many to choose from." The man said, "A few months ago my dog passed on at 12. Had him since a pup. I'm not ready to make that 12 year commitment just yet, but surely I can share a few years with this guy." Doesn't that make you want to cry?
So, maybe you would like to have a pet, but for whatever reasons can't make that long term commitment. What about sharing the next 5 years with a wonderful deserving little soul who lost their family thru no fault of their own?
November is "adopt a senior" month. Please consider. Is there some floor space in your warm comfy home for a little dog or kitty bed? Room in the cupboard for a few cans and bag of food? Room in your heart for a new loving friend?
A month ago my so very beloved Doxie, the famous Harry T. Dog passed away in my arms quite unexpectedly. He just turned 16 in August. He has been part of the family for 14 1/2 years. I think the last 6 years were his sweetest (he was actually wonderfully evil the first 10. He wasn't known as "the little bastard" for nothin'). God Bless and please care of the little man till I get there.
Anyway, think about it, and please pass on that story. Thank you for reading.