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Pet of the Week: Chi
The animals love this weather just like us; my dogs have spent time just in the sunshine on the edge of the front porch.
Had to take our Bella to the vet last week as she had been holding her right rear paw up. It took several days before she would let us even look, and both the paw pad and one toe were super swollen. She is on two antibiotics trying to make her recovery. I learned to put her big medicine pills on a small piece of bread sandwiched with peanut butter. She loves that “treat.”
The Elmore County Humane Shelter had a wonderful success with all facets of the Bark in the Park at Fort Toulouse. This fun-filled day takes a lot of work to put together, and the shelter has a great team of volunteers for the benefit of the animals, plus lots of help from local businesses around Wetumpka.
Coupled with the biggest money raiser, The Tails End Thrift Shop right next door, the shelter manages to take care of and find homes for roughly 4,000 animals that the shelter takes in each year.
If you are having a late summer clean out, the shelter will be happy to take your donations Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The thrift shop really is a great place when you have the time to look, and they are open Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is worked completely by volunteers who do a fantastic job of getting things priced right and displayed ready for purchase. If you are interested in giving a few hours to help sort goods that come in, the folks say the shop would love to talk to you.
The featured Pet of the Week ready for adoption from the Elmore County Humane Shelter is Chi. Chi is a 4-and-a-half-year-old male lab, about 65 pounds, that came to the shelter when his former owner felt that they did not have enough room for him.
Chi would love a big fenced yard in which to romp. But he would also enjoy couch time to help you watch TV. He loves attention and tummy rubs; also Chi is good with other dogs and cats. If you would like to meet Chi or others, call the shelter for an application, and when that is approved you can make an appointment to visit all of the available animals. Call them at 334-567-3377.
My shop, Nixburg House on Highway 9, at the corner of County Road 61, has been closed because of health for several years. I stopped by to drop off some items to find that in a large box outside on the porch someone had left four beautiful kittens about 4 weeks old and quite friendly – two all black kittens, one all gray and one gray stripe. They need a home quickly.
It was hard to leave them; they all followed me and meowed for help. I got a basket and added some rags for them to sleep together in comfort. I cannot take them home. I adopted a 4-year-old cat this year from the shelter, and a kitten came out of nowhere to play and has stayed close to my Toby cat. The cats get along very well, even though the kitty “snoop” charges around the screened porch like a mad thing because he is not fully tame yet, but knows I am the feeder. If you would like one of the kittens, please stop by and take your pick.
Until next time,
The Dog Lover