Collars and Tags by Skeeter
Jasper belongs to the Saints sister. Sis acquired Jasper through a Miniature Pincher rescue group. He had a horrible life until Sis took him home for his new pampered life. I am not sure the exact details but recall him being found foraging in a trash can! Poor little guy still gorges himself on food if not watched closely. He also hides treats for future meals! Sis must keep his food bag hidden away at all times. She has Jasper on a strict diet and walks him daily to keep him trim and fit.
Look at that long tongue! Now look closely and you will see that is not a tongue but Jaspers tag on his collar. It is being hidden by that yummy treat.
Collars are a must when dogs and cats are outside as they contain their rabies tag and family information in case of a wandering pet. We all keep our pets as secure as we can but there is always that one time they may escape from our secure yards. Such as Sandy's sneaking gate opener. Sorry Sandy but I cannot remember which of your brood is the gate opener… Maybe Scooter…?..
The Saints mom was telling me the other day how Minnie lost her tags. They found the family info tag in the tall grass in the yard but have yet to find the Rabies tag. They have her paper work in case needed but still wonder as to how that strong tag became open enough for her to loose it. Mystery to me as I know the girls rabies tags are so strong that I have to pry them open with pliers to secure it on their kennel door. We keep the girls tags on their kennels because that is the only time they are ever outside the secure doors of the house.
Skeeter kitty use to wear a collar until I read how an “indoor only” cat had hung himself while the owners were away. I took his collar off that day and he never wore one again. Well, he did when we would travel with him for a "Just in Case" reasoning of my mind. Although on his last flight, I could not bear to put it on him. He was so stressed about flying that I was afraid he would get hung in his kennel. I know it was probably not the smartest thing to do especially now that I have heard stories about cats getting out of their kennels at air ports! Our girls don’t wear collars for that same reason. Those nosey Rosey cats tend to climb so I could see how this could happen. Especially with my girls as I don’t allow them to climb on the furniture. The Saint laughs and says the girls walk on the ceiling when we are not looking. He is probably right and I know they snoop when mommy is not home. I would just die if one of my babies died this way while I was out shopping!
I am sure you all keep collars and tags on your dogs but how about you cat owners? Do your cats wear a collar?
posted by Skeeter at 9/27/2007 02:56:00 PM