I was at the Franklin Miles dog park today from 10:30-12 and there was a black and white male (neutered?) Pointer with no collar wandering around seemingly desperate to find his owner. I tried catching him, tempting him with chicken strips with no luck. He was hanging out at the top of the hill, then the parking lot, then hiding in the sagebrush on the edge of the parking lot. Hopefully the owner has returned to the park and picked him up by now, but… Continue
I'm looking for someone who'd be interested in fostering or adopting Lucky. She's from the Espanola Valley Humane Society. An interested person would need to complete a quick foster application before the Shelter would agree to transfer. I recently adopted a dog and found out this week she has heartworms and now needs 6 weeks of no activity which will be more challenging since my dog and Lucky love to play (local shelters test for heartworm but for… Continue
Added by Julie L on May 20, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Mr. Fuchs, he does not mind my using the Germanic version of his real name, is about to have breakfast on the Plaza with his 2 bulldogs in tow. It cracked me up watching him, I was reminded of the German author Wilhelm Bush (they look a bit a like, I think) who wrote in the mid to late eighteen hundreds in verse very satirical, poignant social observations in form of poetry and added his own drawings. He is known for Max and Moritz. One such drawing… Continue
Added by om on May 15, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Cleo passed away quietly and peacefully at home on Saturday. We were nose to nose on my bed. Friends came by in the morning to say their goodbyes, hold me tight, stroke her soft fur and wish her health in her next life. I can't write much now, I am so raw.
Because of her injuries, she was on a lot of different medications and I would like to offer them to anyone who has a dog on the same meds. They are : Novox 75 mg, generic for Rimadyl, Gabapentin 100mg, Proanthozone 50 and Baytril… Continue
As many Scoopers have noted, Saturday was THE day for a walk in the park, and the Plaza, and places beyond. More than 100 people and their canine companions showed up to strut their stuff, chat with like-minded souls and show the world that we're all better for a canine by our side. It's just amazing how people will smile at you if you are with a dog. Maybe we can end road rage that way! I'll be writing some stories later on the event, I think mostly focusing on some… Continue
and find a cool creek of her own to frolic in.
Heidi was relieved of suffering from Cancer Monday 5.4.09, we miss her!
Heidi was my neighbor's companion and sometimes hung out with us and was a pleasure always to have around. I discovered last summer that she is scared of thunderstorms, but not of my kitty or vice versa. She loved our… Continue
We had a health fair here at work today for staff and faculty, and one of the groups there participating was Santa Fe County. I had a wonderful discussion with the lady manning the table and she encouraged me to pick up a few of their FREE Prescription Discount Cards She noted that they were helpful to people with limited means or income to help them obtain needed medications, but what really caught my attention was when she noted that they could also be used for pet medications!
I am writing this in response to Ben's post below, "Love knows no bounds or species".
Recently, after my beloved cat Lucy died, I went to breakfast with Lisa, another Scoop member. We had never met before but we had hit it right off here on Scoop. Lucy had only been gone a week and I still found it very hard not to cry when I talked about her.
Lisa and I had a nice breakfast with lots of conversation and as we were parting,… Continue
In the days leading up to Beta’s death last year, I’d often catch her staring out the window at nothing that I could see. I imagined she was seeing the ghost of Krista, our black Labrador, and Beta’s best buddy for many years.
Beta had been alone a long time, and while Zach was a good canine companion, their relationship was never like the one she shared with Krista. I think I was a fairly good substitute, although I’m sure I relied on her companionship much more than she did on… Continue
Generally I don't approve of the methods for horse racing, they start these horses way too young in this country to race. And then wonder why they are pretty much crippled by the age of 5 most times.
However, that being said, New Mexico made headlines today with the Derby winner, Mine That Bird. 50 to 1 odds from last to winning by 6 3/4 lengths. Amazing to watch. I wasn't overly surprised to note that he pretty much ran an easy race, he didn't seem all that winded, but having… Continue
Added by Lisa on May 2, 2009 at 8:12pm —
I just received this from the shelter director, Mary Martin. I know a lot of you are wondering about Kermit. He is with someone who works at the shelter, I believe her name is Kathy, don't quote me on that though....but here is her message, posted with permission from Mary:
It has been a busy week for Kermit. He has gone on three walks (on leash) in
the Barancas in Pojoque. He is fine even with my dogs… Continue
PET SUITES Boarding, Grooming, Training and Daycare facility at 7502 Mallard Way - (505) 424-7387- will be sponsoring ADOPTIONS for the Santa Fe Humane Society and Animal Shelter. Right now we have 3 - now 2 (1 just got adopted) BEAUTIFUL Aussie Shepard Mix Female puppies who are just 8 weeks old. We will also have a much bigger Adopt-a-Thon on May 30th featuring dogs and puppies of all ages & breeds, as well as music and cards by Caroline Martin. Please stop by and even if you don't adopt,… Continue