Thursday, February 23, 2012

From the Dog world...

Here's an interesting piece about Westminster ending their association with the Pedigree brand dog food company because Pedigree has been focusing on shelter dogs and adoption efforts. Their savvy commercials are raising awareness about the dogs sitting in shelters waiting for a home and raising funds too. It appears to me that Westminster senses the shift with rescued pups becoming more fashionable than a Prius or orphan child from China these days. Remember the testy response from the American public when President Obama was gifted a purebred (purchased) puppy? As my favorite animal organization Best Friends says, "PUPPIES AREN'T PRODUCTS!" So doggy doo on Westminster - any of the charity events such as PawsWalk or Seattle Animal Control's Furry 5K beat sitting and watching dogs with silly hairstyles paraded about.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Miracle Kitty survival story

This story has a happy ending but will still make you cry! Last month this little guy was hit by a car on the frozen streets of Minnesota and a full two hours later was rescued by a kind stranger who took him straight-away to an emergency clinic. The doctor who performed an incredible surgery on the kitty also fell in love with him and they adopted each other.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Knee replacement for cats?

I've known about kidney transplants available to cats, and those are being done as close as Idaho. The patient's human agrees to adopt the donor cat for the rest of his or her life. Artificial body parts don't impose on a donor however. Here's a fabulous good news story about a kitty with a bum leg after surviving cancer who receives surgery to replace his knee. My favorite part of this article is the kitty's mama who states, "He's my child. And if it were your child, would you begrudge the money? I have a personal philosophy that people are, at best, equal with the other inhabitants of the planet." Well said!