Please don't forget to click on Merci's photo at the top of our sidebar or the link below to vote for Merci in the Cutest Dog Competition. If we don't win a spot in the semi-finals this week, we'll keep trying over the next few weeks, until the contest ends. Last night we had 100+ votes, but we stumbled across one dog with 800+ votes, so if you can help us, we do need your daily vote.
As we type this, the Cutest Dog Competition site is back up after being down much of the day for maintenance, so be sure to vote for us -- if you want to, of course. Bookmark us, put Merci's widget in your sidebar (we'll gladly send you the code), whatever it takes to remind you. Whether we win or lose, we appreciate your support.
Today is Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day at Petfinder.com. We encourage adoption of those aging, handicapped, less "attractive," etc. A 3-legged cat can purr and snuggle just as well as a 4-legged one. An older dog is less hyper and your furniture doesn't look as appetizing to it as to a young pup.
Buddy: I remember a newspaper story a while back on a family with an older dog (10 or so) and a puppy. It showed the puppy inside the house with the family and the older, "smellier" dog sadly looking through the glass door. The family was considering euthanizing the older dog because she didn't seem to have quality of life any more. An outspoken letter to the editor writer stated bluntly that it was no wonder. Why was the older dog relegated to the outside looking in? The idea of considering killing a pet just because you're bored with it is unacceptable to our thinking.
Cotton: If you already have a "less adoptable pet," give him or her a hug and an extra treat today. You have a treasure.
Perfectly Parker's mom's birthday present wish is a very worthy goal. She wants to donate $200 to Save Homeless Animals. You can read about it here. She is approaching her goal, but perhaps you can help.
We're still kind of lost on Twitter, so if you tweet, we'd like to find you. We're easy to find. We're @jansfunnyfarm.