Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Season at Silverwalk

Spring is here, thank you, God. Do you know, Easter is a season for 50 days till the Ascension or Pentecost, I forget which? So, if you really want to confuse someone, wish them "Happy Easter!" then let them know about the Easter season as we continue to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

And speaking of "resurrections," this first photo is of Spanky, my Pit Bull. She was saved from starvation by the sharp eye of a county deputy who called in the Humane Society w/our local Pit Bull rescuer, Melanie. Spanky's initial rescue photo is on the website under "News." It also placed 3rd in the Top Ten of MAAL's (Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation) touring art exhibit, Lions, Tigers and Puppy Mills - Oh, My, this year. It was taken and submitted by Melanie Coy. You go, Melanie and Spanky. Spanky now also has her CGC (Canine Good Citizenship) certificate. She had to pass 10 tests of her behavior around people and dogs :). Spanky has a home w/me - she is not up for adoption. I just checked - most of this information is a repeat from the last post BUT it bears repeating as too many dogs are abused for no reason than ignorance or deliberate cruelty. It MUST end!

Spring has sprung for both Agnes (here) and Mimi (last photo below). Rollin, rollin, rollin - yep, get all that extra fur off so it is not in my house and I don't have to groom so much - HA. Both these lovely girls need homes - hint, hint.


Featured here is Morley Woods, although she is not always called that depending on whether she has escaped or not :). She LOVES being outside, is doing very well on her heart worm treatment but is always looking for a way out; so far has come home and not been road kill, thank you, God. Farrah is watching Morley w/Chip (left) and Monk (right). What a crew! These four all need homes, too!




I think Monk here is one handsome Beagle mix. He continues to be very shy. The current plan is for both Monk and Chip to go to a foster home in June w/either Farrah or Scout. They should then get the more intense one on one interaction they need to socialize them to humans. I keep saying I do not believe they were abused but it is crucial for puppies to be socialized from a young age, which these guys were not. Amazing, though, how they will now sass me if I am late w/a meal! Beagles always have their priorities straight - FOOD, SMELL, SLEEP.....





Silverwalk is a small, private, licensed dog sanctuary in Cape Girardeau County, MO. It specializes in Beagles, other hounds, and senior, special needs dogs. There are always dogs needing adoption and sponsorship. Please see our website for more information about Silverwalk and our dogs needing homes

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CGC, MAAL, Melanie - oh, MY!

Silverwalk is a small, private, licensed dog sanctuary in Cape Girardeau County, MO. It specializes in Beagles, other hounds, and senior, special needs dogs. There are always dogs needing adoption and sponsorship. Please see our website for more information about Silverwalk and our dogs needing homes.

Most days are good and bad. Yesterday was ok though I deleted a bunch of new photos from Rochelle playing around with the text. ARRUGH. TODAY was awesome!

OK - have only had a couple hours sleep at max BUT both my "sets" of dog walkers were here, the day was beautiful and many dogs were happily walked. Neither Mimi nor Oxford ever want to come home; in fact, Cynthia ended up carrying Mimi who apparently just stopped moving when turning for home :(. That dog has definitely lost weight from her admission date!

My former foster pit bull Spanky, who was saved from a death of starvation literally at the last minute, is now 65#. This evening we earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizenship) Certificate from the AKC!! Thanks to Melanie Coy for the classes, time and arranging the testing; to Mel, HSSEMO (Humane Society of Southeast Missouri) and the Cape County Sheriff first for rescuing her and her companions, then for trusting me to foster Spanky when none of us were sure she would live and for everyone who has cheered and fought for this remarkable dog.

Congratulations are in GREAT order to Melanie Coy for the placement of her initial photo of Spanky when she first came upon her left outside to starve - her photo has placed third of the Top Ten in the the MAAL (Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation) Touring Exhibition! The title for this year is "Lions, Tigers and Puppy Mills - Oh, My!" The emphasis is not only on MO being the top (or bottom, depending on one's point of view) Puppy Mill state in the US but also one w/the most lax exotic animals laws resulting in poor conditions for lions, tigers and other exotics in MO. The exhibit link is through MAAL's exhibit partner, Framations. You can see all the art in the exhibit here. Please visit the exhibit if at all possible and support MAAL, fight puppy mills and ensure exotic animals are properly cared for.