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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Time to bring out the winter woolies!

Here we have Brett and Jeremy's pup Lucy. Here is what B had to say about it:

"Doesn't matter if you love to clothe your animals or not; look at the pitiful face on my Lucy when her Daddy Jeremy put a sweater on her. I don't know if she's just unhappy to have it on, or unhappy with his fashion sense, but she looks like she could burst into tears at any moment."

Now I know Dragon will have fits about this, as he does every time a pet appears here in clothes or a hat or whatever. Personally, I don't think the animal cares one way or another. A cat might, but not a dog. Dogs have stuck by our side for tens of thousands of years and they aim to please us and gladly humor us in our pet craziness. They hunt with us, protect us, work with cops, help the disabled and so much more. They are a pack animal and recongnize us as the leader of the pack (or at least they should!)

And face it, some breeds, like that hairless Mexican dog, really NEED a coat or sweater if they live in a cold climate to go for walks.

And dogs with special needs are the fault of humans, for breeding dogs for certain characteristics that aren't practical. When you breed for unique or crazy looks, it's like Frankenstien's monster, or an aging Hollywood actress who went too far with the cosmetic surgery and looks like a blow-up doll with a frozen face. Plus, it causes physical problems in many breeds. Short legs strain backs; overly pushed-in faces cause breathing problems and so on.

Back to Lucy's sweater. B, I don't think she is unhappy in a sweater, or even its colors. I think it's the horizontal stripes. We ladies know that if you have a few extra pounds, you NEVER EVER want to wear horizontal! I think Lucy would prefer a royal blue solid-color sweater which would go well for her coloring. LOL.

And it IS getting cold! I hate getting in the car and waiting for it to warm up. Scooter loves it--its the time of year he loves to stay outside on patrol. So, does anyone like winter? I like a little snow for beauty and it's nice to feed the birds. No mowing, no bugs. Everything has its pros and cons, right?

posted by Sandy at 11/24/2007 12:08:00 PM


Blogger B said...

Like I had to explain to Stacey, it is not like there is a Lane Bryant for the big boned dogs out there. Unfortunately, the extremely limited selections in large dog wear meant horizontal strips for my baby. But since then we came to terms with the fact that it is just better for her to go naked then to be thought to have bad fashion sense. Lucy just wants to be sure that everybody is clear on the fact that she has impeccable fashion sense and is aggravated about her limited choices.

Lucy Ferencik
typed by daddy Jeremy

Saturday, November 24, 2007 1:19:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Lucy, you would be beautiful in anything you wear! Maybe someone who knits can make you a homemade sweater just your size in your color!

Any kitters or those who crochet out there? If so, you'll have to have B take Lucy's measurements!

Saturday, November 24, 2007 1:29:00 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Alright, truth be told... I clipped Charlie this Fall because he was scratching so much. I wanted to see if there was a hot spot or bugs or IF anything was there. Didn't find anything obvious but now he's clipped and it's cold outside. So, we got a coat for him to wear when he goes outside for his potty breaks. I'll get a picture and send it to you Sandy. Max then started shedding horribly. Wads of hair falling on the floor... so he got clipped too. Now we'll have to get a coat for him too. But no funky sweaters or hats. No way.

Saturday, November 24, 2007 8:06:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

That is funny Alice, after you agreed with Dragon earlier. LOL My girls need kitty sweaters since their fur-cuts as they are chilly these days. But my lap makes for a good sweater substitute!

Stop picking on us Big Boned girls and our sweaters! I think Lucy is down right adorable!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007 3:55:00 PM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

Hi everyone,

Lucy look absolutely ravishing. Feel the sweater, be the sweater. haha. Just wanted to drop in and say hello. I have been too busy to get online. My daughter and hubby and grand-doggie Pete are in town for Tgiving. Pete donned his blue sweater as he has become conditioned to Arizona weather and this cold air in Clarksville made him shiver. And we just can't have my Petiekins shivering. He is a rat terrier and seems very cold natured. I hope all my pet buddies had a great thanksgiving. My boxer Rocky and Pete have played continuously. I did buy some Christmas fabric and made them matching bandanas. Rocky tried to pull petey around by his tho so we had to end the cuteness. I will be so sad to see them all go. Hubby left today for another venture over there and my daughter leaves Wed. Oh well, I guess this is how it is when they grow up huh?

I have not been on in a while but is Tweety with the mighty Dragon? Alice, is Piquita still available? I hope these matches work out, happy endings are nice. My kitty that I need to find a home for is starting to fit in and I suppose will be a permanent member. Mr Baby has gotten used to the 2 other kitties that live outside/in the garage and he enjoys going between the basement, garage, and has even ventured outside briefly when I go with him!

Monday, November 26, 2007 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Cold air in Clarksville??? Geez, maybe I'm abusing my dogs, because here in Pennsylvania they just got groomed and they are going out without any sweaters. They simply suck it up, none of that woosie southern whining!

Now my mother, on the other hand, insists on getting them sweaters.....but she's the only one who struggles to put it on them for a mere few seconds outside.

The cats fight for my electric blanket or the warm radiator. They would never tolerate fashionable attire.

Lucy looks confused, but sweet as candy.

Monday, November 26, 2007 8:43:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Many dogs like to wear clothes. Matties loves her sweaters and gets excited when I pull them out. Her favorite is her pink shall. She looks very lady like in it with her matching bows. She also likes to sleep on the heating pad in the winter that I leave out for her.

My moms dog Shiloh is always cold and grawls at my mom when she tries to take her sweater off.

Today on Martha Stewart, she did a dog fashion show. She had sweaters and jackets for all size dogs. Even chuncky ones. They do not have a swaeters or jackets for dogs Stella's size, not that she needs it. So she wears bandana's. Her favorite is her purple and red tiedye.

Daisy, It was 45 here today. Not snow cold, but getting there.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 5:20:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Boys, please tell me you burned that hideous monstrosity of a sweater?? Every time I look at that pitiful Lucy, I just want to drive over to your house and save her!!! Tsk..tsk...tsk.

I cannot believe Dragon hasn't been on here preaching the covenants of S.A.F.E. If anything deserves action, it is that sweater!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I would like to remind everyone that my babies names are Story-Ferencik. Easy name always goes first.
I bought some of the clear christmas ball ornaments at Hobby Lobby and I am going to print a pic off for each baby and make them their own ornament. We bought "the Dog" ornaments for Lucy and Charlie, but I could not find a cat for Pearl or a rat terrier that looked like Hines. Also, those things are hard to find. So I am getting out my creative hat and making it right for my babies.
Lucy will be 4 years old on December 6th--it seems like yesterday we got our little girl. Time flies when your getting old.LOL Of course we'll have the usual party. I will send pics of my little sweet love Lucy with her birthday "cake".
And yes, the sweater has found it's way into Lucy's hope chest--the bottom of her hope chest.
I made Hines a little sweater this weekend. He has been strutting in it. Ok-Ity looks like a caveman cloth, but he loves it. They told us he is not as furry on his belly as he should be, and the little guy shivers outside. So Daddy had to take care of his little man. I'll try to get a pic for you guys--if he'll sit still for two seconds.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

B, you are SO sweet the way you talk about your pets and how much you care for them.

So hey, are we planning some sort of get together in December? There's a bunch of birthdays among us, Skeeter's coming to town. If we all could spare a Saturday, we could do WHOLE day. Hang around, eat, play games, drink, eat, play games, eat drink, drink play games, play drinking games. LOL.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:59:00 PM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

When is Skeeter coming to town? Lets plan!!! I have missed all the parties and I am feeling left out(my own fault)I have no you should for a while so I will need a distraction during Dec. When When When??? I would like to help or could even host depending on the date. Did someone say eat drink play, eat drink play, and of course meet pets on the way !

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 9:21:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

IF we can get it together, I'll offer up the house for a party--we can have food and drink and fun--and who knows, SANTA may stop by--hint hint Bernie

Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

The Saint and I will probably be arriving Friday Dec. 21... We would love to bring the girls with us so we could stay longer but with Cheetah not being a good traveler, I think it is best to keep them home. I hate not being with them on Christmas Day but to them, it is just another day and their well being is more important to me then my selfish reasoning to want them with me that day.... Times such as this, I wish they WERE human….

Saturday works for us! Maybe if the weather is nice, we can take some dogs to the river walk to view the lights at dusk or do they allow dogs during that time? If no dogs, then we can walk arm in arm and sing Christmas carols while wearing Pet People Sweat shirts! Or maybe we can run by a Animal shelter and play with some homeless babies before we start our party??? Get minds to work Pet People….. Where is Stacey the coordinator? Hee hee…

Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Saturday good for me!

Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

We could start our day off at CATS R US!!!!! Get in there and clean like little demons. There are so many cats there that would love to be held and fretted over. We could all bring a bag of kitty litter or food or whatever they might need. We could make it one big Christmas Booster shot for them. I know Ghetta and Suzanne would pass out if the Pet People showed up in full force baring gifts---we talking about December 22 aren't we?

Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Sounds like a plan! We'll have to plan a fun day (and night) of activities.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

I think your idea is perfect! Maybe closer to the date you could let us know exactly what they are most in need of. Sounds like fun!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007 2:17:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Count me and the Saint in B... Saturday Dec 22...
Where could we get some Red Pet People sweat shirts made???

Thursday, November 29, 2007 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

They'll be awful dirty and hairy by the time we leave-LOL. We will need to get there at like 7:30 folks--8 am at the latest. Ghetta and Suzanne get there at sunrise I think-LOL. But thats what we'll do. Every Saturday I ask them whats on the wish list, and then we try to help get it. Its ALWAYS litter--they go thru 4 bags a day. We can get the stuff at walmart for under $3 a 20 pd bag. But I know they could use some food--especially the "special diet food" for the older cats and the sickly. THIS WOULD BE PERFECT FOR YOU TO WRITE ABOUT SANDY!!! You could do a whole spread.
I will ask Suzanne to mke me a list--I want to suprise them, but I want us to be organized and make a good day of it. We guys could try to work on the out side, maybe fix some of the runs or something--the roof is caved in on a few because of a tree limb. I'll try to get some pics and send out so we could think up some good projects we could work out in a few hours.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 5:02:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Yes, I'll write about it. You just give me the details! I'll also have to announce the yard sale. I told Suzanne to let you know all the details so you can email me and I can get it in the paper: dates, exacty address, where and when people can drop off donated items etc. I'll make a flyer, put it on their web site, the blog and try to get a story in the paper.

What shall we call the Christmas Yardsale? Christmas for Cats Yard sale?

Friday, November 30, 2007 8:38:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

I like "Cash for Kitties"or "Dough for Doggies"---but I guess thats a bit over the top. Maybe "Pasos for Pets" that might bring in the local spanish set.have the materials to make a banner--so hopefully we can come up with something.

Friday, November 30, 2007 9:40:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

The Cats R US Yard Sale will be that Saturday also as Stacey and I discussed last night. We could do the shelter work and then take a shopping trip to the yard sale--maybe hang out and help out for an hour or so. we'll already be dirty, so whats a little more dirt? I went to their yard sale last June and they had GREAT stuff. The we could go do lunch somewhere--somewhere they take people covered in cat hair that is.
I want this to work out so much--it would be a great chgance for our Pet People group to make a big difference with hands on stuff.

Friday, November 30, 2007 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

B, sounds like you are taking charge! Onward with your ideas and in a few days of brain storming, maybe you can get an agenda all set in place! Let us know if you will need any tools for the yard projects. The Saint and I are real handy and can repair just about anything... Let us know so we will have the tools and supplies with us.... I am getting excited and feeling all fuzzy inside about doing something good for mankind. Duh, I mean animalkind...

Friday, November 30, 2007 4:12:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I know we need a chain saw and a truck---I'm hoping Sandy can sweet talk the BOSS into helping us with his old truck. I like the Boss, he's funny as all get out. I figure it will take an hour or so to cut up the fallen part of the tree and get the area cleaned up. I will take a good LONG look at it this weekend to see if it's a do-able deal. If the whole tree is too far gone, theres no way we could do that as the area is too tight back there. BUT, I know we can accomplish some other small things. I'm going to go ahead and ask Ghetta and Suzanne to think about any projects they have been putting off that they need ALOT of hand for. I want this day to be VERY productive for them. If anyone has some pieces of scrap plywood, there are areas of the building that have rotted away, and the strays and such are getting under the building. We could patch those with the scraps and screws, etc.
We can compose a lit of materials and of kitty litter, food , etc we could each brig as our donation to the supply bank. There is a list of things on their web site that they always need-but there are other things too.
I am so happy we will be doing this. Thats what makes me proudest of our Pet People Army--we stick together and work toward a goal for good--hey WE ARE LIKE THE SUPER FRIENDS!!!Who wants to be Wonder Woman?

Friday, November 30, 2007 4:43:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

He asks this with a straight face, right????

Friday, November 30, 2007 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

We have a chainsaw but doubt that will go into the new car because it will be smelly... Surely someone has a chainsaw we can borrow.???. The Saint and I both know how to use one if you can borrow one from someone, we will do the work! We will spring for the screws and plywood if someone can pick up the wood at Lowes or the Depot for us. Again, that will not fit into the car....

Saturday, December 01, 2007 8:35:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

You all need to talk to Suzanne about that tree. I think they had tree people out once and there is a reason it wasn't removed that has to do with it's load and power lines and a bunch of other issues. We need to find out exactly what the problem is and if there is someone who should be responsible for getting the tree off, like CEMC or the city or whomever.

Saturday, December 01, 2007 8:55:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Woooah. I dont want a perm compliments of CEMC.....

Saturday, December 01, 2007 9:30:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Good point---I was busy in a cat room all day Saturday, so I didn't get to take a look. I may have big plans and little ability to accomplish them. I did tell them that we were going to march on them on the 22, so they will be thinking of projects for us. If nothing else, the cats will love it--just being loved on.

Monday, December 03, 2007 2:59:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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