13 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Oh, love the picture of the rat, too. They make amazing little friends and are very personable and smart, too. Before I retired the teacher across the hall used to bring his 2 rats over to share my morning scone before the kids arrived. As much as I love them, living with 5 cats would probably not be a very good idea . . .

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  2. This is a fascinating story about a woman who started as a bird rescuer, and ended up helping conserve rare breeds. There’s a really good video to go along with the written article.

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  3. I am not affiliated with these guys, have never got anything from them, and have no idea if their tags are nice or not. But I love the idea that you can get any image on a tag. Although there is too much choice, and it’s a little paralyzing.

    https://www.dogtagart.com/

    If this is considered spam I’m really sorry, feel free to delete it. I’m just overly excited about batman/cthulhu tags.

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    1. I just scrolled through some – zombies and pirates seem well represented but sadly I didn’t see any cthulhu tags. I am in the market for a big tag right now so I’ll check back on the site when I have more time to look.

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  4. Linda Meredith of Pensacola FL area started posting for Pit bull mix Sampson September 15th, 2014. Linda formerly lived in Greenville MS. Sampson wandered up to a woman’s home in Greenville. The woman called Linda. Linda called her former vet and Sampson was fully vetted. He is HW negative. He is a WONDERFUL DOG but no rescuers responded to Linda’s repeated pleas. Also there is a balance at the vet’s office which only one kind person has contributed towards. If you would like to rescue or adopt Sampson, please contact Linda ASAP. She got him out of Greenville at great risk to her own health, as you can read about in her latest update in the link. But he still needs a forever home, or a rescuer who can secure that for him. It doesn’t need to be in Florida. An approved rescuer or adopter can easily find professional – or volunteer – transporters. Kind donors will see in the post how to contribute to the vet bill. Please crosspost. Thanks!
    http://www.lizardmarsh.net/2014/09/greenville-ms-still-urgent-pitbull.html

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    1. Finally – in reading the article at the link, the mayor said that the presentations from local animal control shelters were very impressive. Imagine if more ac spent their time making a good difference instead of catching and killing. Good for those who supported TNR and showed up, and good for those in charge who listened!

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  5. Found it!

    http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2014/08/rspcas-home-for-very-short-life-campaign.html

    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/aug/22/rspca-home-for-life-ads-escape-ban

    “An RSPCA ad campaign that offered to care for pets if their owner dies has escaped a ban, despite the charity admitting that almost one in five animals in the scheme are put down.”

    The article from The Guardian is dated 2012, however it appears that the program itself is still alive: http://www.homeforlife.org.uk/

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