Thursday, December 23, 2010

Misc This and That

 4 cats have been abandoned in the Southfield, Michigan area and Animal Control will not help.  They need to be rescued before they freeze/starve.  You can read more about it on Cat Chat.  Please pass on the information so these cats can be rescued. 

Ah, yes, if only every shelter dog and cat could get its Christmas wish for a happy home.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Opy, the Original Gruff Puppy, died today. She was 14 years old.  Her family co-founded the DWB (Dogs With Blogs).  The DWB was put on hold when Charlie died and they just lost heart for continuing, so things are looking even grimmer for it now. There are so many dogs who started blogging through the inspiration and camaraderie of the DWB, and they are grieving too.  We never joined the DWB because it's easier to handle one blog where we're all together than each of us as individuals - even though there are only 3 of us dogs - but many of our friends belong. We hope Opy's family can draw comfort and hope from the many who love them.

We mentioned the other day that Moe ran off to the bridge Sunday but we didn't have a link for him because he didn't have a blog. But his mom will be starting one for his sisters and there is a memorial photo of him on today's CB post.

Remember Wyatt and Storm, the two dogs turned into an Arizona shelter a few months ago that reportedly were in the care of a friend for a deployed soldier?  Well, it turned out to be a rumor.  The dogs did not belong to a soldier overseas.  You can read the story here.

However, according to their Facebook page, the two dogs were adopted into a home together in November.  That was the only place we could find an update.  The dogs are safe because the misunderstanding brought out the best in a lot of folks who worked separately and together to find the soldier or find them a new home.

Jan has a respiratory something or other and although she feels pretty good for feeling so miserable, she's not accomplishing anything.  So we need to go snoopervise and get her cleaning our house.  It's a mess!  She says it's because we cats have knocked things to the floor and we dogs have dragged our bedding around and spread it so she doesn't even have a walking space, but we all know that's just a human excuse.  After all, what would she have to complain about without us?


  1. We hope Jan feels better soon, it is no fun being poorly, especially at Christmastime.

    It is so sad about those kitties, we do hope they find forever homes or someplace safe to go to soon.

    We wish you all a lovely Christmas and a happy new year.

  2. Please take very good care of Jan!! She's not well and needs your extra special snoopervision!!

    Take care

  3. We sure hope Jan feels all better really soon! Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!

  4. Jan we sure hope you feel better very soon!

    Merry Christmas

  5. We sure hope Jan feels better soon. We will purr and pray for those cats in Michigan, and for the families of Opy and Moe. Great news about Wyatt and Storm!

    Merry Christmas to you all! We are thankful for you. :)

  6. Thanks for the info. We hope someone rescues those poor kitties! And we hope Jan feels better soon.

    Merry Christmas to all of you!!

  7. We will be purring and praying that your momma Jan feels well soon. It's almost Christmas, she can't be sick for Christmas. We hope you all have a very Healthy, Merry, and Joyous Christmas.

  8. Tell Jan we hope she feels better, and remind her: a messy house is a happy house!

  9. Happy holidays my friends, and we sure hope your mummy feels better soon.

  10. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery and a happy Christmas.

  11. What a post!

    We feel bad fur The FF with Jan feeling poorly -

    Of khourse, the video skhored BIG points - something about those HUSKY types we saw in it -
    ALONG with the message!

    Thanks fur sharing all the other special news too -

    Khyra and Phyll
    PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur the khard that arrived today - we'll be pawing a bit later!

  12. Wishing you a purry, furry, merry Christmas!

  13. Theese is very sad about the kitties, we wish they will find a loving home. We hope Jan feels better very soon. And Cotton, there is a surprise for you at our blog, please come by for Thursday, Dec.23 post! Merry Christmas all!

  14. Oh there are just too many sad stories right now - we wish all the kitties and doggies who need good homes would find one!

    And we have seen about Opy going to the bridge - we don't have any dogs at our house but we know a lot of our doggie blog friends knew Opy and we are sad to see she had to go.

    And we really hope Jan will feel better soon - being sick at the holidays is especially bad. We are purring for her to be well very soon!

  15. Greetings at Christmas to yoo all ~ may you have friends at your fire, blessings in your home, and joy in your heart. Merry Christmas dear friends.

    Thank you Jan, for highlighting so much injustice to animals ths last year. We can't always read it all because it is so upsetting, but it does give us the opportunity to pray and purr for those that need help.

  16. Well Mommy says the boy beans are messier then we will ever be. Hope Jan feels better soon.

  17. Before we forgets again.

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!!

  18. We wish you Happy Colliedays and a very Merry Essexmas.

    Essex Deacib & dog Dad too


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