Ok, rant coming.....
I am watching the news, just home from work, and they ran a story on Rental Dogs. (oddly enough, the featured Rental Dog was named "Sandman") The idea is you pay $150 start up fee, and then $40 a day and you get to "have" the dog for the day, or take it walking, without the responsibility of owning full time. You can choose a different dog each time.
Someone, and I bet I'm not the only one who will say this, needs to say "Go down to your local Humane Society" They need Volenteers to, Hello, Take Dogs Out Walking. Play with dogs. (and cats) there is no charge for this. They need help. They are happy to let you take out a Dog whenever you want. Different dog every time.
To be fair to the Dog Rental place they interviewed, they did say most of the dogs came from the pound, and good on them for the rescue's, but let's cut out the middle man here. If you can afford that, give it to the shelter. Volenteering for these animals who have no one else is truly wonderful.
There rant done. Actually, I am seriously considering renting Madame Mim out. Or sending her back to the Hell which no doubt spawned her. GODS. I ordered her her first set of Softpaws
yesterday, ( thanks to Hera
for that tip! ) kitten size. Wicked little claws. Why is climbing me SO much more attractive than the Mousies, and Ball-sies, and Fluffy Things I have??? SHe is being a bad influance on Evil Freaky Venus, and that is saying something. Malena, this is YOUR cat!!!!!
Since this seems to be an Animal Oriented Post, I should tell you that Misty-Girl is sick. She was so happy to be back at my Boss's, but has been losing weight she didn't need to, and her fur was in Knots but she would not let me brush her, and Bad Things were happening in the Poo area. She has a new Lion Cut, not a fashion thing, but something that had to be done and is spending another night at the Vet.
On a non-animal topic, I just got offered the coolest gig with Paul, opening for The Biddies
, whom I didn't know until I Googled them. Wow. Cool. Who knew???? I'll post info over at the Paul and Lorraine site, but if you're in Mineapolis/St Paul come down for this. Wow, I say again, proudly. (Paul is currently on a plane to Las Vegas and doesn't know about this yet. But he is SO playing it...)
Ok. SO what is UP with Blogger. The link thingie quit again and I can't get spellcheck to work at ALL. Bad for me. Trust me. And it won't let me post pictures. Hmmph.
Expect lots of posts this Birthday week, until then,
Love, gigs and Freaky Kitties,