My heart explodes, My memory in a fire, And some small dog will listen, At least for a short while

June 28, 2007 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

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via Pomkins

Today’s big news concerning the world of small dogs comes to us from California, California debates pet-sterilization law. This controversial law, called the California Healthy Pets Acts, would require pet owners to neuter their pets before the age of 4 months. Those who don’t abide by this law would be fined $500 per pet. It’s unfortunate that it has become almost necessary to enact a law like this to simply uphold common sense. If a measure like this could prove to potentially reduce the 500,000 unwanted cats and dogs that are destroyed in California’s shelters each year, then it’s probably a good thing. Not surprising, Bob Barker, a notable advocate for controlling the pet population, called in to the Assembly to voice his support of this bill. The article indicates that, “at least 25 states require that dogs and cats adopted from shelters be sterilized.” What do you think?

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via Funny Pet Stories

With the 4th of July just around the corner, you should read these, Tips to Calm Your Dog’s Fear of Fireworks. Maybe small dogs are actually frightened by freedom and independence?

One thing I do know is that this couple in South Dakota believe in freedom and independence for small dogs, so much that they even recruited an army of donkeys to support their cause. Randall and Vicki Eggert wanted to open a dog kennel and breed Pekinese dogs on their property but their plan was halted when the neighbors complained about the noise factory, they aruged that the kennel would be too close to their homes and that the Eggerts already owned too many dogs. So, as the story goes, the Minnehaha County Commission rejected a conditional-use permit for a kennel on their property. The Eggerts didn’t just get mad they got tough; they decided to raise donkey’s instead. Vicki Eggert explained, “‘I have a sister in Mobile, Ala., who told me they pretty much make a lot of noise. We did it to irritate the neighbors…I figure if the neighbors want to complain, then they’ll have to listen to the donkeys.'” They are no joke. Don’t mess with the Eggerts, they will cut you.

I’ll drink to that:

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via Ann & Jan’s Chihuahuas

 

Today’s Small Dog Headlines:

Dog saved from jaws of coyote by quick-thinking owner
Survivor of World Trade Center attack battling neighbors over dog
Puppy awaits prosthesis in Colorado
Puppy rescued from extreme temperature in car
Men who killed and ate dogs in Hong Kong win cut in jail terms

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Entry filed under: dog, dogs, JUNE 2007, puppy, small dog, small dogs, sterilization.

One of these mornings, you’re gonna rise, rise up singing. You’re gonna spread your wings, small dog, and take, take to the sky. It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not small dogs; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.

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