Friday, November 28, 2014


My friend, Barbara, is a dog nut, but she hasn't owned one in several years.  When we're out together & she sees someone with a dog, she always pets it, explaining to the owner that she needs a dog fix.  She  had a rescue cat, which she recently had to put down.  Barb lives across the street from our former beach condo.  Anyway, there was a small toy poodle that had been wandering through the complex, eating food that the neighbors would leave for her.  She thwarted all efforts to catch her, even by animal control.  Someone finally got her & brought her over to Barbara who, of course, kept her.  She said she looked like a dirty mop until the vet bathed her & checked her out.  She was surprisingly healthy & about a year old.  Barb's had a lot of problems in her life & with her health lately & she said she'd never get another dog.  This one is in love with her & follows her around like a baby duck so she's decided to keep her.  She needs a name, though. A blogging friend, Rita at Soul Comfort's Corner has a cat named Karma. I thought that would be a perfect name for this dog.  She likes it, but she has to run it by her family.  What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions?

If you are on my Ducky List you've seen the following story & video:

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a Midwest town he planned to visit on his vacation.

He wrote: “I would very much like to bring my dog with me .He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?"

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who wrote: “Sir: I've been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or steal pictures off the walls or use them as a coloring book. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I've never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at 
my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too."

The rest of the post is about cats:

The past is unchangeable; the future is unknown and now is a gift--that's why it's called the present----fishducky