Big Bada Boom Bada Bang!

So, here we are, July 4th weekend, the bane of many a dog, cat, ferret, or other non-human. For those of you who do not know what I speak of, just make sure that your pet is wearing an ID collar, has up-to-date microchip information, and is safely inside during the festivities.

We’ve been lucky this year and there were only a couple of pre-revelers setting off fireworks in the neighborhood the last couple of weeks. We played our “thunderstorm game” which I call Boom-Boom Treats. Yep, it’s simple – we hear the first distant boom, I excitedly ask them if they want boom-boom treats, and we run off to find the highest value tastiest treats in the house. It works pretty well for us at this point.

I thought I might add this reminder about all the foods, lots of which we’ll see at parties, picnics, and BBQs this summer, that are not good for our dogs. Pass it around ’cause our friends need to be educated about what is best for our kids too.

DangerousFoods

 

Cats, Cats, Cats, We Need Cats

No, no, wait ­ that’s wrong ­ the Wake County Animal Center doesn’t need any cats. We have lots and lots of cats at the shelter and in foster homes.

We have big cats…

Zia (ID: 133559)
Zia (ID: 133559)

 

We have little cats…

Abby (ID: 133459)

 

We have girl cats…

Pixie (ID: 131944)

 

We have boy cats…

Henry (ID: 124534)

 

We have old cats…

Shtanley Cavendish (ID: 131669)

 

We have kittens…

Olive (ID: 133183) & Harry (ID: 133048)

 

We have itty-bitty hissy-spitty kittens…

Gabriella, along with her brothers Gus & Gentry,  are in foster until they get a little older.

 

We have bonded sisters that must always be adopted together…

Saffie  & Maggie have been rescued.
Saffie & Maggie have been rescued.

Why do I bring this up, you ask? It’s because June is Adopt-­a-­Shelter Cat and you need a cat.

Why do you need a cat?

Cats are cute.

Dominic James (ID: 132595)

 

Cats are cool.

Justice (ID: 132579)

 

Cats are evil aliens from outer space.

My Tic Tac #wcacalum
My Tic Tac #wcacalum

 

Cats provide a focus for a meditative state.

Star (ID: 132357)

 

Cats are cuddly… with pointy edges.

Asiago (ID: 120848)
Asiago (ID: 120848)

 

Cats are just particularly peculiar dogs.

Bagel (ID: 132365)

Please check out all the cats and kittens looking for their furever homes at click on WCAC and filter for cats.

Do Something

I get into ruts, whether it’s eating, exercising, or volunteering at the Wake County Animal Center (WCAC). I go to bed telling myself that tomorrow I’m going to do something.

Last night after work I went to the WCAC to take pictures of some of the newer arrivals. It’s what I can do. Sometimes, especially when you see all that others are doing, it can feel like you’re being a real slacker. You need to ignore that voice because the combined effort of all our little works will make this world a better place. So do something – anything – even that small thing of sharing this blog post to promote these precious ones looking for their furever homes.

Ebony is an adorable smallish dog who was surrendered yesterday because her owners felt they could no longer take proper care of her. She’s six and a half years old. She’s a bit standoffish, but I can see sweetness and cuddles just below the surface waiting to spring forward when she finds that furever family she can trust again.

Sis is just three months old. She and her Bro came in as strays so it will be a few days before they’re officially available for adoption. Such a sweet little thing, just looking for that furever person who will love and train her.

Such a happy girl! Pixie is two years old and a perfect sized Pittie mix. And who doesn’t love a redhead? You know, every picture I took of this girl was fabulous, except the ones where she was a blur happiness.

Bebop’s kennel card says “I Heart Treats.” She does. A five-year-old girl with a lot of bounce who loves treats. Just imagine all the cool tricks she can learn being so treat motivated.

I have a friend who loves an underbite, so of course I had to take a photo op with Kiera. She’s seven years old and heartworm positive. She needs her furever family. I didn’t get a picture of her tail, but it just adds to her look of being part piggy.

Looking for a cat, but don’t like cats? Asiago is the boy for you, ‘cause he don’t want no stinkin’ cats in his furever family either. He’s six years old, but still a total ham.

Saffie and Megan didn’t have much to say to me. Then again, if I was a cat who was surrendered just a couple of days ago at 14 years of age I don’t think I’d be greeting every big head that came up to my cozy little cubby either.

And I ended with an oddity, a kitten who didn’t have an adoption pending sign on his kennel card. It’s rather curious. He is a super cutie and was very intrigued by the feather toy I used to play with him. Jimmy is just eight weeks old and has the coolest whiskers and eyebrows!

Share my post. Go down to the WCAC. They’re open daily from noon until 6 PM. Click HERE and become a volunteer – somebody had to cuddle these sweeties. Like the Friends of Wake County Animal Center Facebook page to hear about all the little (and big) things you can do to be part of the solution.