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Monday, November 15, 2010

Crazy Dog Lady and Eric to Mizzou

I'll tell you just what a crazy dog person I am.  Today I went to my friend Julie's house to put bird seed in her bird feeder. 
But not for the birds...
For her dog Ginger, who wiles away her time sitting on Taylor's bed, looking out the window. 
Taylor is away at college and Ginger really misses him. 
And because Julie lives at the end of a cul-de-sac, there isn't much for a dog to look at.
I felt bad for her.
I hope she likes her bird feeder :)

She is so sweet.  I helped them pick her out at an adoption event. 

On Saturday we did absolutely nothing.

We built a fire and lounged around all day. 
That's KC, the black and white furball in the foreground, (my iPad's always close by), then Stella and Larry. 

On Saturday night we went out with some friends to celebrate Larry's birthday.

I took these from our front porch the other night. 

Eric and his friend Patrick drove to Mizzou (University of Missouri-Columbia) after basketball practice on Friday night.  That's where Eric wants to go to school, so he claimed it was an "unofficial college visit."   
When he got home he showed me a Facebook photo of him with a Mizzou student who fell off a balcony later in the night (2:30 a.m.) and is in critical condition.  He decided to hang off the balcony and his hands slipped.  Yes he was drinking.  It's pretty eye-opening to see the picture of him with Eric, knowing that a few hours later he was unconscious and fighting for his life.  Every choice you make has consequences, whether good or bad.  Eric got a good taste of what that's all about.  But he had fun, saw some friends, went to the football game, and came home in time for basketball practice on Sunday.  He needs to start thinking about where he wants to go to school, so I'm glad he went.

I went with my friends Katie and Jan last night to orientation to volunteer at Stray Rescue.  Our first day to walk the dogs is this Wednesday.  Katie has strict instructions from her husband NOT to bring a dog home, but since they already have four dogs, two cats and two horses, she figures what's one more. 

I'm sorry if you're my Facebook friend and don't like my links to "Dogs on Deathrow" and other rescues.  But what do you think of this starved puppy from a Tennessee breeder - one of three who survived out of a litter of five - who dumped them off at a shelter? 

I'm only posting this one.  But believe me there are so many heartbreaking photos of abused and abandoned dogs; it's sickening what humans do. 
And people wonder why I love animals more than humans. 

I love KC and Stella, but I regret buying them from breeders just so I could have a dog that didn't shed.  I had no idea at the time that 5 million cats and dogs a year are killed in shelters in the U.S, which means 
575 dogs and cats are killed every HOUR

Now I know.


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