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July 02, 2013

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Flannista

Jackson is so cute. I can only think that whoever abandoned him just couldn't afford to take care of him anymore.

Flannista

Feel free to email Flann photos of your rescue critters and I'll be happy to post links to them in this sass feed.

Flannista

Jem about a month ago in my reading chair:

https://www.sassistas.com/sassistas_our_dish_on_the/2013/02/Jem.jpg

Flannista

Scout in my reading chair later the same day:

https://www.sassistas.com/sassistas_our_dish_on_the/2013/02/scout.jpg

treesta

Awww... who wouldn't adore that little pup. Over the years we've had a few rescue dogs. Trixie's the most recent. I just had her hair cut. She had acquired a Rastafarian look because I had let her hair grow so long, so they had to almost shave it all off. She went from looking like she was about 25 pounds, to now looking like she might be 11 pounds. Her looks changed so much that Kasha was growling at her like she was a stranger.

PEACEsista

Diesel is our sixth pound puppy in the 36 years we've been together and one of the finest for sure. Through the years there were also four cats, two rabbits, a rat, numerous gerbils and a goldfish ... not to mention the herd of children with our three sons and their friends. We used to call our home a zoo. It was a lot of fun.

Flannista

Diesel is a great beast, to be sure, PEACEsista. I love, love, love that dawg. Some of the best talks that noway and I have had have been on those early-morning walks with Diesel. He's a damn good pooch.

A couple of weeks ago Matissta and I were sitting out on my back deck and I had just filled my three bird feeders. Scores of birds and at least six squirrels were flitting about. Matiss said, "It's like a scene from Snow White."

Flannista

PEACE -- what was the rat's name?

PEACEsista

Splinter, named after one one of the Ninja Turtles.

Matissta

Jackson has such soulful eyes. And yet, looks like a young Andy Rooney with those eyebrows. (I say that with pure love.)

The second photo makes him look like he's part of a calendar. We'll go with Mr. February.

Matissta

We rescued a couple of our dogs when I was growing up. Each dog had its story and personality. Most of them were not legally adopted through a shelter, but found wandering the street or abandoned. My parents initially always said no, but within hours the dog was part of the family.

The doggie daycare owner runs a dog rescue. She's always trying to get me to take on another, because she knows Huck would be great with the right dog. But she also tells me how lucky Huck is that I'm his owner, because his breed can be challenging. Many owners either abandon them or turn them in to a shelter. Pretty sad.

PEACEsista

Our animal shelter hosts a silent and live auction dinner, which is one of the best attended charity events in the community. One of the live auction items is to have your dog be the "celebrity" for the next year's event. The package includes a photo portrait session for your dog with a local photographer. The winner gets to choose a photo for a completed portrait, but the photos are also used to publicize the next event. That one item raises thousands of dollars for the animal shelter. They also live auction adorable puppies ... which end up being the most expensive pound puppies ever!

We have been a little aghast lately to find that our community seems to support services for homeless pets more generously than those for homeless people.

Flannista

PEACEsista -- I'm aghast, too. Hard to figure why half the population of my town is at an event to raise money for the local animal shelter, but a local church is desperate to find volunteers to spend just one night with homeless folks.

Flannista

Pachasista sent me (actually, her son helped her to upload them) some photos of the abandoned cattie they adopted named Hallie. Here's one pic:

https://www.sassistas.com/sassistas_our_dish_on_the/2013/02/hallie1.jpg

Flannista

Here's another photo of Pachasista's adopted feline, Hallie:

https://www.sassistas.com/sassistas_our_dish_on_the/2013/02/hallie2.jpg

The Sassistas! have one question . . . which end is which here?

nowayasista

Apparently we have become a wasp rescue home. PEACE says she saw thousands on our roof and downspouts. I believe her even though I just found several dozen. We may find out more in the time after walking the pooch and going to golf. The ladder is set. The instant kill is ready. Could be fun. Wonder if all these pests were dropped off somewhere near Torrington ( the place named most often for virtually all stray dogs....Its almost comical and an insult to a good town)
Maybe I should just give them names. Whatever I do get in the morning, many more will survive. Cool. That's how it is. Wasps, dogs, wolves, antelope, otters, sardines, elephants, squirrels. We are just another species. Dropped off on a road near Torrington. And we rescue each other.

Flannista

Lord knows, we DO rescue each other.

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