August 21st, 2004

Why Me? Penguin

A Dog's Life

Okay hopefully this will be the last post about dogs for a while. Since July 14th I have been trying hard to find homes for many of my uncle's dogs. It is a long story but the short version is that he is a horribly irresponsible pet owner who refuses to spay/neuter his pets and then refuses to be responsible for finding suitable homes for all of his additions to the pet overpopulation problem.

I read a stat recently that every single man, woman, and child in the US would have to own 15 dogs and 45 cats in order to control the pet overpopulation problem, that something like 38% of the animals in shelters are purebred, and that a staggering percentage of animals in shelters (somewhere near 90%) either are euthanized in a shelteror spend their entire life in a non-euthanizing shelter, that is, they never leave the shelter. These are just sad and I don't understand why anyone would be so careless or how they could then jusify to themselves their actions.

Anyway, I fond homes for the following so far 5 four and a half month old puppies:
Nell
Rockwell
Tabby
Piper
Whistler

Yeserday, I was able to take Hershey and her brand new two day old pups (all eight of them) to a safehouse/foster situation, that's nine more dogs who will get excellent care and good homes.

One of the dogs was killed by someone who has been trespassing on my grandmother's property and choked it to death, this kind of cruelt makes me simultaneously angry and very, very sad.

So here's what I have left to place... I still need to find homes for two adult male Aussie Shepherd and Lab mixes each about 1 and a half years old and a 10-12 week old female black lab puppy (cute as a button).

If you know of anyone in VA or nearby interested in a dog please let me know, email me for pics or more information (unfortunately I don't have a pic of the lab puppy yet).
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Why Me? Penguin

Common Sense, on a Roll

Yeah the subject is actually indicative of two separate thoughts...

Common Sense:
Okay I found this site while loking for something completely unrelated and though the "money saving tips" are actually mainly common sense thngs most of us do everyday, there are some interesting things on there U might start doing, saving a few pennies here and there never hurt anyone!
Miserly advice

On a Roll:
I think I have just fixed the annoying problem with my computer. I increased the size of my virtual memory paging file by about 500MB and everything seems to be running smoothly. Does anyone know if this can have any adverse effects? Thanks in advance!

I feel like this will be one of those up all night kind of nights, so I will probably be around late if anyone is interested in chatting or whatever.