From tattered paper dollar to gold Dollar!
Remember how Dollar looked before he was rescued? Scroll down to previous topics about him for a refresher.
Update from Humane Society: When rescued “his back end was matted and he reeked of urine and feces. His collar was too tight, chain was tangled, doghouse had no floor or door, and the last time he was vetted was 2005. He had no shots or vaccines, not even rabies. He had hot, slimy green water to drink in 97 degree temperatures. Thank goodness he wasn’t heartworm positive—a real miracle.
“Look at the new shiny Dollar today after a good grooming and some loving attention. The Humane Society sends a special thank you to Clarksville Humane Society volunteers Brand, for transporting Dollar to the vet, and Steve, for driving him all the way to Cookeville, Tenn. where Dollar met up with his foster mom! A special thank you to all of you who sent donations to help pay for Dollar's expenses. And, to those who kept him in your thoughts and prayers... they worked!!!!
“Dollar's foster mom drove him to her home in Knoxville. He is getting along wonderfully with the other dogs and charms every human he meets. His foster mom says he is so much nicer to people than they've been to him. But all of that is in his past... I think he knows it. Have you ever seen a dog smile so big???
“Dollar is available for adoption through Good Dog Rescue."
Just remember, there are so many Dollars out there, so keep up the good work in doing whatever it is you can to help them find a better life.
Notes: Friday I brought Scooter in to the newsroom to have a photo taken with me for my new blog photo. I've always hated the picture of me used on the blog and with the column in the paper and thought a pet should be included. I brought him because he is light-colored and photographs the best and also because he's the best in public--good on a leash, obedient, etc. Yes, believe it or not! His private training was worth every penny! So if the photo came out decent, you'll be seeing it soon! He was so good visiting everyone--a real gentleman. Maybe too good--no one will believe me when I talk about how he's my cross to bear sometimes!
For those of you who don't know, I'm a big lover of alliteration (repetition of an initial sound, usually a consonant or cluster in two or more words of a phrase, like "Pet People prefer partying!")
I got this love years ago as a child when I used to watch Lost in Space every day after school in 7th grade. I kept a notebook of all the names Dr. Smith called the Robot, like "you babbling bucket of bolts."
WELL. Brett had a collection of VCR tapes of Lost in Space and he gave them to me, about 10 or 12 in all. Thank you Brett! Yesterday I watched about 5 of them and guess what I'm doing? Yes, keeping a list of the names Dr. Smith called the Robot! Here is the best I found so far: "You pusillanimous puppet!" I had to look it up in the dictionary, so for those interested, you'll have to do the same to find out what it means if you don't already know.
William Safire is a lover of alliteration as well. He came up with a classic from the Nixon era: Nattering nabobs of negativism. Gotta love it!
posted by Sandy at 8/12/2007 02:51:00 PM