wolffe: (pilsbury)
I know because I've received a headless chipmunk from Pilsbury. So thoughtful.

:P
wolffe: (spay neuter)
I know I have a couple of dog breeders on my list, and I'm curious what y'all think about requiring breeders to be licensed. My instinct is that all proper breeders wouldn't bat an eye at needing a license, but all the backyard, gonna make a quick buck people would protest.

Thoughts/insights?

I started thinking about this after reading this blog post: http://by20hounds.blogspot.com/2011/11/breaking-with-tradition-to-revitalize.html

The numbers in that post are appalling. Especially since he's talking about ONE COUNTY. I ... can't even wrap my head around what that means nationally.
wolffe: (tiger)
So we watched the first round of the WKC competition tonight. I like the Hounds and the Herding groups, but the Terriers are my favorite. (And why the Rough Collie or really any of the other dogs didn't win the Herding group is beyond me, but Yay Wolfhound! The Wolfhound is one of those dogs that I love the thought of owning, but probably never will.)

I'm not close to getting another dog. I miss having a dog, but I don't miss a lot about having another dog if that makes sense. We decided that what we need is to borrow someone's dog for a few hours. But also that Pilsbury makes up for a lot of the canine traits we miss. LOL

I'm pretty sure that just like all of my animals, a dog will come into my life on its own time and probably at the worst possible time for me to have another dog.
wolffe: (spay neuter)
Just got an email from someone whose friend is looking for a puppy. They specified that she wanted a "house size" puppy. I don't understand that concept. Every dog is "house size" to me. My feeling is, why have a dog if you're just going to segregate it from the family by keeping it outside all the time? And honestly, the bigger dogs I've known have been the biggest couch potatoes.

And why the hell hasn't this person gone to a shelter already anyway? All the shelters and rescues I know are chock full right now, puppies included.

Of course, I do know what she meant. But it still irks me.

Gah. I'm too emotional for this right now. I just bought a license plate cover for my SUV. This one.
wolffe: (tiger)
I just found this community - [livejournal.com profile] the_daily_pet and I'm loving looking at all the pictures. The giant snail trips me out. I want one.
wolffe: (Default)
I just found this community - [livejournal.com profile] the_daily_pet and I'm loving looking at all the pictures. The giant snail trips me out. I want one.

a reminder

Dec. 16th, 2009 01:55 pm
wolffe: (spay neuter)
Please don't consider pets a christmas gift. They are a life long commitment that shouldn't be entered into lightly.

After a post from [livejournal.com profile] twotone I googled "solution to the pet overpopulation problem" and came back with more than 37 thousand hits. I don't know what the ultimate solution is, but the start is for each person to be responsible. Spay and neuter, adopt a homeless pet - and do these things after doing the leg work to ensure you will be a good parent to whatever pet you choose.

/sermon

a reminder

Dec. 16th, 2009 01:55 pm
wolffe: (Default)
Please don't consider pets a christmas gift. They are a life long commitment that shouldn't be entered into lightly.

After a post from [livejournal.com profile] twotone I googled "solution to the pet overpopulation problem" and came back with more than 37 thousand hits. I don't know what the ultimate solution is, but the start is for each person to be responsible. Spay and neuter, adopt a homeless pet - and do these things after doing the leg work to ensure you will be a good parent to whatever pet you choose.

/sermon
wolffe: (spay neuter)
Please guys as we enter the time of allergen spitting trees and mosquitos, spay or neuter your pets. The shelters will soon be full of adorable kittens and puppies both from the homes of people who thought having a litter would be a good idea, and from all of the feral and wild animals already abandoned. Don't add to that number.

Spay/Neuter! Thank you.
wolffe: (Default)
Please guys as we enter the time of allergen spitting trees and mosquitos, spay or neuter your pets. The shelters will soon be full of adorable kittens and puppies both from the homes of people who thought having a litter would be a good idea, and from all of the feral and wild animals already abandoned. Don't add to that number.

Spay/Neuter! Thank you.
wolffe: (spay neuter)
If you can, please help.

In Jackson, MS, a Mama beagle was run over. She leaves behind ten fat, wriggling, gorgeous 4 week old beagle mix pups. The no-kill shelter is full. The Mama Beagle's owners will keep them for a few more days, but after that, they're likely to end up at the pound.

They're on soft food.

http://picasaweb.google.com/birdofparadox/CARABeagles/

Original message:
These pups were brought to Community Animal Rescue & Adoption today. They are 4 wks. old and their mom was run over. We could not take them at the shelter but the owners did agree to keep them for a day or two. We don't have long to find a foster home for them. They are eating soft food.

If you're willing to foster one/more of these little guys, or otherwise help in some way, please contact
Janet Madden, Shelter Manager
601-922-7575

(please distribute far and wide)

reposted from [livejournal.com profile] birdofparadox
wolffe: (Default)
If you can, please help.

In Jackson, MS, a Mama beagle was run over. She leaves behind ten fat, wriggling, gorgeous 4 week old beagle mix pups. The no-kill shelter is full. The Mama Beagle's owners will keep them for a few more days, but after that, they're likely to end up at the pound.

They're on soft food.

http://picasaweb.google.com/birdofparadox/CARABeagles/

Original message:
These pups were brought to Community Animal Rescue & Adoption today. They are 4 wks. old and their mom was run over. We could not take them at the shelter but the owners did agree to keep them for a day or two. We don't have long to find a foster home for them. They are eating soft food.

If you're willing to foster one/more of these little guys, or otherwise help in some way, please contact
Janet Madden, Shelter Manager
601-922-7575

(please distribute far and wide)

reposted from [livejournal.com profile] birdofparadox
wolffe: (tiger)
Meet the victims from the Michael Vick case - the dogs. I support BAD RAP, and am grateful for all the work, energy, time and expense they put into saving these dogs. Hector's story (under "See Them Now") broke my heart.

Just goes to show that animals have an amazing capacity to forgive and love.
wolffe: (Default)
Meet the victims from the Michael Vick case - the dogs. I support BAD RAP, and am grateful for all the work, energy, time and expense they put into saving these dogs. Hector's story (under "See Them Now") broke my heart.

Just goes to show that animals have an amazing capacity to forgive and love.
wolffe: (spay neuter)
My boss has agreed to take Sweetpea. This makes me insanely happy.

I've had a rant brewing for the past week about people not spaying and neutering their pets. If you have pets, and you aren't [livejournal.com profile] gekko or an equally responsible breeder*, and your pets aren't spayed/neutered and you have no plans to spay and neuter, then get off my friends list.

I'm serious.

There is no excuse. There are low-cost spay and neuter programs in just about every community. As an example, in Atlanta, Project Catsnip performs spays for $60 and neuters for $40 on cats. Most shelters sell low cost spay/neuter certificates which you can take to a local vet.

If you can't afford to spay/neuter, how the hell can you afford to take care of an animal? The average yearly cost of ownership is $1,571 for a dog, and $919 for a cat.

Cost is pretty much the only excuse that holds any water for me, since I've been poor and know what it's like to scrounge for yourself, much less your beloved animals. But even at the lowest point in my life financially, all of our animals were spayed and neutered. Other excuses I've heard (I want to show my kids the miracle of life, my cats never go outside, etc.) just make me go WTF and want to hit people most violently.

I'm tired of my heart being ripped out every time I see a cat crawl out of a dumpster. I'm tired of finding flea-ridden, mangey and neglected dogs who just want a lap to lay in and a face to lick. This is important to me because it affects me on a gut level. I can't save them all but gods know if I could I would.

So I'm completely and totally serious about getting off my friends list if you are a pet owner and they aren't spayed/neutered and you plan on keeping them intact. If you need help locating a low cost spay/neuter program in your area, please let me know. I'll be more than happy to help.



*To be fair, I don't think there are any other breeders on my friends list. I forgot about [livejournal.com profile] xtinkerbelle who is also a reputable, responsible breeder.
wolffe: (Default)
My boss has agreed to take Sweetpea. This makes me insanely happy.

I've had a rant brewing for the past week about people not spaying and neutering their pets. If you have pets, and you aren't [livejournal.com profile] gekko or an equally responsible breeder*, and your pets aren't spayed/neutered and you have no plans to spay and neuter, then get off my friends list.

I'm serious.

There is no excuse. There are low-cost spay and neuter programs in just about every community. As an example, in Atlanta, Project Catsnip performs spays for $60 and neuters for $40 on cats. Most shelters sell low cost spay/neuter certificates which you can take to a local vet.

If you can't afford to spay/neuter, how the hell can you afford to take care of an animal? The average yearly cost of ownership is $1,571 for a dog, and $919 for a cat.

Cost is pretty much the only excuse that holds any water for me, since I've been poor and know what it's like to scrounge for yourself, much less your beloved animals. But even at the lowest point in my life financially, all of our animals were spayed and neutered. Other excuses I've heard (I want to show my kids the miracle of life, my cats never go outside, etc.) just make me go WTF and want to hit people most violently.

I'm tired of my heart being ripped out every time I see a cat crawl out of a dumpster. I'm tired of finding flea-ridden, mangey and neglected dogs who just want a lap to lay in and a face to lick. This is important to me because it affects me on a gut level. I can't save them all but gods know if I could I would.

So I'm completely and totally serious about getting off my friends list if you are a pet owner and they aren't spayed/neutered and you plan on keeping them intact. If you need help locating a low cost spay/neuter program in your area, please let me know. I'll be more than happy to help.



*To be fair, I don't think there are any other breeders on my friends list. I forgot about [livejournal.com profile] xtinkerbelle who is also a reputable, responsible breeder.
wolffe: (spay neuter)


Do you know how difficult it is to get a good picture of a squirmy, loving cat without a fast lens speed camera? Most of the 20+ shots I took are blurred pictures of half his face as he swooped in to head butt me.

a few more )
wolffe: (Default)


Do you know how difficult it is to get a good picture of a squirmy, loving cat without a fast lens speed camera? Most of the 20+ shots I took are blurred pictures of half his face as he swooped in to head butt me.

a few more )
wolffe: (blink)
You almost think it can't be real.

http://www.devilducky.com/media/46386/

(video, safe for work)
wolffe: (Default)
You almost think it can't be real.

http://www.devilducky.com/media/46386/

(video, safe for work)

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