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Meya Monday

Meya's ready to sleep the fall away

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Meya Monday

Itchy Meya hopes allergy season will be over soon!

Meya Monday

Meya loves her backpack, and this cute little neice of mine!

Wordless Wednesday

At the end of the summer, we all feel this way.

Meya Monday


Meya is in the spirit of the summer reading program, and is learning about how people live in other parts of the world.

Wordless Wednesday

My Little Lion Man

Most of you have probably heard this song before, but few people really know what it is about. I even read an interview where the band said it was difficult to explain. Well, I have figured it out. Listen to the song, and then look at the pictures following.

Here is the Little Lion Man, though he is more Lhasa then Shih Tzu (Lion Dog):

Weep for yourself, my man/ You'll never be what is in your heart.

Weep, little lion man/You're not as brave as you were at the start

Rate yourself and rape yourself
Take all the courage you have left
Wasted on fixing all the problems
That you made in your own head

Oscar has more issues than the national geographic, but at the end this chorus really says it all:

But it was not your fault but mine
And it was your heart on the line
I really f***ed it up this time
Didn’t I, my dear?

Because some part of me knows all of his behavior issues are the result of poor training and past experiences with people. Sort of silly, but I gotta love my little lion man.

Meya Monday

When Meya gets comfortable on the ground she goes into a classic small dog pose, that always reminds me a little of a frog. Here is Meya in her frog dog pose:

A better view of Meya’s frog legs.

Adoption Success…Think Adoption First

My work schedule doesn’t always permit me to help out at the weekend adoption events. So I was very excited to have the chance to come out this weekend. It was loads of fun, particularly because 4 5 dogs found their forever homes, I left about 45 min before they wrapped things up, and another dog was adopted after I left. That means 5 out of 8 dogs we brought went to new homes!

We’re particularly excited because the shelter we are working with has relaxed some of their policies to allow us to work directly with them to adopt animals. Since they opened a new countywide shelter, I think they are just starting to feel out how these adoption events will best work.

Here are three of the lucky dogs who went home this weekend:

Adrian was an absolute angel of a puppy. Found as a stray, he was probably 4 months old, but already could sit, walked pretty well on a leash, didn’t jump on people when greeting them, played well with other dogs, and had a wonderful calm temperament. This dog would just curl up in your arms if you picked him up. The guy who took him home wanted a Rottweiler, but fell in love when this dog curled up on his feet and tugged on his heart strings.

Rocky, found with Adrian, wandering down the street, and assumed to be his brother. More high spirited, Rocky bounced around the store, but still curled up with a good cuddle. Stole the heart of another couple, when he melted in their arms. He went home to chase some cows on their farm.

Abby was a little older, but just beautiful and calm. A couple who’d been in to look at the puppies, came back and took this little girl home with them.

There was one sad moment. One of the other volunteers is fostering a pit bull who had been dropped off at the shelter with all her puppies, two of whom subsequently died. The people who had dumped the dog off on the shelter showed up at the adoption event, apparently wanting their dog back. Even though they’d been unable/unwilling to take care of their dog, they now expected to be able to get their dog back, now puppy free. Fortunately, as a foster, these neglectful owners will not be able to get this wonderful dog back. It was heartbreaking to see how happy she was to see them, and how callous they were to the suffering she and her puppies had experienced.

Wordless Wednesday

Oscar and his new frog friend on a sunny spring day.

Inspired/Borrowed from the