I have decided to wait until Monday to go back to my regular blogging. My real life circumstances have been taking all my time and I can't work on the blogs right now.
I am speaking of the campaign to save my dog Boo. You can read the story here if you missed it.
The good news is that, once again, some kind, compassionate Jericho fans banded together and worked with me on a solution. The best news is that Boo has been saved. She has a new foster home and will be going there on Sat.
There is still work to be done so we will continue. I will post daily updates.
Thank you all. Donations welcome for the expenses of moving her.
Here is a great article about getting a pet for Christmas. A few years back my sister and I decided to get our mom a puppy for Christmas. After much thought we decided to wrap up a picture of the puppy instead. Sure enough our mom said she really didn't want a pet at that time. It saved everyone a lot of trouble.
"Now that the holidays are upon us, I wonder how many kittensand puppies will be under the tree for Christmas and dumped on the streets by New Year’s Day. Although it’s been said many times, many ways, it bears repeating every holiday season: Please, please, don’t get a pet for Christmas unless someone in the household will take the responsibility for it."
"Antifreeze is sweet: animals...and sometimes children...are attracted to this common, but deadly, fluid. A simple bittering agent, denatonium benzoate would make this sweet,bright colored substance taste..yuck, and thousands of animals lives could be saved every year. Hundreds of children could be prevented from visiting emergency rooms. The cost minimal...just pennies per gallon. A small price to pay to save a life! Please help me get a bill introduced and passed into a law by signing this petition. I am eleven years old and lost my beloved golden retriever Sam and my faithful companion Jessie to intentional antifreeze poison. Two wonderful animals within days of one another. Please help me prevent other animals from suffering this horrible death. Please consider using your name instead of being anonymous this will help me with presenting the petition for consideration of a bill."
"We all know that the hardest part of leaving home isn't leaving friends and family - it's leaving a pet. Your parents can live without you and your friends probably never liked you anyway, but your pet will never get over losing you.
Before deciding to move with your pet, or deciding to bring one home if you plan on moving into or already live in an apartment, there are a ton of things to consider. Besides worrying about the time and money it will take to care for a pet, the responsibility of raising an animal that will live 15 years, and the scary prospect of scooping poop, pet owners have got to worry about landlords.
The National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, on its Web site www.petpopulation.org, cites "Landlord Issues" as the No. 2 reason for owners to relinquish pet dogs to shelters. It is the No. 5 reason for owners to relinquish cats. Avoid having to give a pet away by clearing it with your landlord first.
*******I wish it was that easy.******
"The Seattle Humane Society has come up with a way of getting in your face, sort of. Instead of asking you to come in and adopt a pet, it is taking pets to you to make them even harder to resist.
The Seattle Times explains that the plan involves a vehicle called the MaxMobile, which can transport as many as 20 animals to places where people gather. Here's a portion of the story:
Friday was the maiden voyage for the MaxMobile, a 33-foot bright-yellow truck specially designed and built for the Humane Society. It can hold up to 20 animals -- including cats, dogs and rabbits -- for transportation to retail centers or high-traffic areas where they are put on display in hopes they'll steal a heart and find a new home."