SILVER RESCUE'S BLACK SALE!
In 1878, John Wanamaker of the Philadelphia department store designated January as the month for a white sale. Bed linens, which were available in white only, were sold at a discount to help linen makers during a slow time of year. Today, linens come in a variety of colors and patterns, but “white” sales are still held after the holidays.
June is “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month," so Silver Rescue is holding our first ever "black" sale! It’s our way of helping our wonderful solid black or black-with-white-mittens cats find forever homes. This month only, qualified adopters can add extra fun to their summer by adopting a sleek, playful young friend for just $10!
Our inside-only cats are healthy and active. They have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, litter-trained and even microchipped. Each has a distinctive personality which will continue to unfold in the safety and love of a new home.
Dudecat is a 9-month old boy with spiffy white collar and cuffs and a little “bowtie” (cowlick) on his chest. He got his name as the only male in a litter of sisters. He likes nothing better than to settle down on a warm lap and serenade you with purrs.
Beauty, the Dudecat’s sister, is a solid black exotic beauty with amber eyes and coy, beguiling ways. More outgoing than her brother, she invites affection by talking softly as she lounges luxuriantly on her side.
Flipflop gets her name from the pattern of black and white on her front feet. She can be mysteriously standoffish at first but, like her brother and sister, is affectionate and playful – all in her own time.
Boo is NOT a special needs cat, though she has just one eye. Now about 18 months old, she has matured from a boisterous kitten into a calm and dignified young lady. One eye is plenty for her, thank you!
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HELP FEED THE HELPLESS
When you take out the pet food today, to feed your sweet dog, cat or other animal, think about some of the others who are hungry and have no loving master to care for them. As you open a can or pour dry feed into a bowl while your faithful pal or pals dance with anticipation and excitement near your feet, ask yourself how much it takes to meet the needs of rescue organizations.
Have you ever wondered if you could make a difference? Start where you are, like Lisa Crawford, co-founder of Middle Tennessee Pet Food Bank, did.
"So far this year, we've distributed about 9500 pounds of food to rescue groups in five counties. We did about 14,000 pounds our first year," she said.
Lisa and her husband started the Middle Tennessee Pet Food Bank, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, in December of 2009. Avid animal lovers, they had done what they could to help rescues and humane societies in small ways for 20 years as time and their active family allowed. With the children grown and with 8 rescue dogs sharing their home, they realized they couldn’t give every dog a home. But there was so much more that needed to be done."
What does a pet food bank do? Much the same as a food bank you might find in your community for people in need.
"We collect and distribute donated pet food to animal rescue groups, animal control facilities, animal welfare groups and humane societies in Nashville and the surrounding counties," Lisa said. "We hope that a pet food bank will enable the rescues and shelters to stretch their ever-shrinking dollars and help pay for more spay/neuters, veterinary care, behavior assessments and training for the animals in their care. I also hope that when a rescue or shelter is approached by someone who wants to surrender their pet simply because of their temporary inability to feed them, we’ll be able to step up and help keep that animal in its home."
Want to help? Check their web site for their Wish List: www.midtnpetfoodbank.orgLook. If you live in Tennessee, look for the Middle Tennessee Pet Food Bank donation barrells around Nashville, in Murphreesboro, Dixon, and White Bluff. You can also contact Lisa at PO Box 324, White Bluff, TN 37187 or make a monetary donation through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa is even willing to help you get started on your own pet food drive. "If anyone is interested in having a pet food drive at their place of business, just give me a call at 615-418-5710 We had a girl scout troop do a food drive, and we do an annual pet food drive during the Christmas holidays here at our office."
Wherever you live, you can get involved - like the Crawfords and Silver Rescue - to make life easier for animals who cannot help themselves. Discuss your ideas with your pet, and then get started! Do it today!
By Mikko McPuppers
My person was just about to sprinkle my Sunday morning breakfast with kibble when she held up the bag and asked, “Mikko, did you do this?"
She stared at my five-inch legs and said, “You could never get up on the counter.” She shook the bag. There wasn’t much kibble left.
I looked up.
She shuddered as she said, “A squirrel must have come through your doggie door. I thought I heard the magnets click during the night.
I’d heard them click too, but I thought I was dreaming.
That night we were watching Army Wives when we heard the door’s magnets again. When Person started towards it, she saw the door flatten out. She pressed her nose against the glass. Nothing was there. I think she said, “Maybe it’s ghosts.”
The next night, when the metal clicked, she yanked her door open, peered to her right, and screamed, “No!”
“What?” I asked with my eyes. “I’m not doing anything.”
She slammed the door, dug out my door’s plastic cover, and closed off my access to the outside world. Then she said, “Mikko, we have a raccoon. It could have rabies.”
Now I have no door from sundown to sunup. I have to scratch to get out at night. I feel boxed in. A raccoon stole my freedom. Can you help?
Mikko McPuppers likes snoozing, sniffing, and eating his person’s veggies.
His person, B. Lynn Goodwin, is the owner and editor of Writer Advice, and the author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers. She writes for StudySync.net and CaregiverVillage.com when she’s not walking, feeding, or petting Mikko.
Note from the editor: Help keep your special someone safe by staying alert and keeping your pet's rabies vaccinations up to date. Dogs and racoons are not the only animals who can contract and transmit rabies. Children and adults are attacked every year by rabid foxes or other animals. June is a good time to make sure your pet's health records are up-to-date. Check your newspaper or vet's office for low-cost vaccinations and spay/neuter clinics that might be available in your area right now.
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