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Thursday, June 17, 2010


Greetings everyone. This weeks ‘pic’ is one that we all thought is truly blessed. Dogs can and do make the best of friends. They accept their lot in life and by and large work through it the best they can. The raising of a dog in one’s household, is no different than raising a child. The more you handle them kindly but firmly the better pet you will have and of course you will have a wonderful BFF (to put it in modern vernacular). Before you read the story below, we would like to make a plug here for all the animal shelters like the SPCA et al, who do such wonderful (and sometimes difficult) work to help those animals less fortunate than those in good homes. If you have space in your home, can you think about giving a shelter pet a home? For example, I know that the SPCA (a no kill sanctuary) in Las Vegas has around 300 Chihuahuas they would like to find homes for. Below is a story we came across about a dog looking for some peace and quiet. We don’t know who wrote it but it is just great. So we acknowledge the folk who wrote it and say to them ‘thank you for sharing it’. We are, so to speak, passing it on for everyone to enjoy – a ‘retweet’!

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me. I gave him a few pats on his head. He then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks. Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap. The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar. 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'

Bless you all – Staff Desk, House Abukoff

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