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Four legs, a lick and a wag

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog crocking all the time. You ain’t nothing but a hound dog crocking all the time. Sound sort of familiar? The Ark sanctuary has a howling crew and yes they are hound dogs. My town mom talked to Yancey and she said they have 5 and are running a special on the howling guys and gals. I looked up on the internet with a little help from my town mom about hound dogs. Here is what we found: The American Coonhound is a very sociable breed mainly because they were bred to hunt in packs. They are gentle, kind and loyal to their owner and will obey commands willingly. They are intelligent and good natured, known to be passionate and happy when working. They are very dedicated to the task at hand are very eager to please. And, they can carry a tune. (I just added that part) Call the sanctuary at 463-4142 and enjoy the special they are offering this week. Your new hound dog will be loving you- maybe even finishing the song.

My town mom told me this week she saw the biggest dog she has ever seen. His name is Smokey and he was at the flea market. He is a cross between a Newfie and a St. Bernard. She said his ear is as big as my body. If you would like to see him check out our web site. I would really like to meet him. I saw his picture, his foot is huge!

Check this out, A Black Animals’ Lament: I am black and very shiney, from my nose to my hiney. Colour is chosen by genes, that is all that it means. Throw folklore out the door, don’t believe it anymore. Black animals re rejected, when bad luck is suspected. This is so very very untrue, we really want to love you! In shelters you pass us by, it really makes our heart cry. We’re just as loving as can be, stop seeing us so differently! A forever home we crave, come now be big and brave. Step forward into the now, It’s not days of hand plough. We all have new technology, so back gives no apology. We are just who we are! Come on pleas rescue us, for you we will make a fuss. We send this desperate plea, each one asking… “rescue me” P. Knee

I like Gertie and she is black. Come to think of it, I have a little black in me. We are good dogs, as least we think so. If we think so it must be true.

I just have to share with you Irish and Addie’s latest caper. I laughed because I actually did this once too. Kids stuff, but it sure makes the adults laugh. Toilet paper. You know when you get it just right from the roll in the bathroom you can go all over the house with it. It is quite a challenge not to break the paper from the roll. It took me several times before I mastered it. Oh what fun. Just close your eyes and you can see toilet paper everywhere. Kids!!

Sir Bentley was with us this past weekend. Man, he is fast. He was chasing a butterfly in the back yard and almost caught it. I wonder if it would flutter in his mouth? I bet that would feel pretty weird. I like having him around, he is more my size. He sure loves the lazer light. He and Gertie chase it and I just watch. Sort of like chasing a golf ball – doesn’t make much sense to me.

The Pooches Paddle is coming up in September. Pooches are welcome. Sept. 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Mongo River Run. It is a great ride and 100% of the proceeds go to the sanctuary. Bring your pooch and join in the fun. See you next week.

Yancey the director of Ark said they could sure use a live trap. I said, “Eek, what is that?” She assured me it is very safe and only used when a friend of mine is scared and in danger of hurting themselves or a human who is trying to help. They are very expensive and she would appreciate any help in getting one. I say if it is to help my friends, lets do it!

Your ‘fur-ever’ friend, Buddy