Friday, March 25, 2011

Cone of shame!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Then & Now

I'm a brat!

 Today when mom opened up the door to let the dog inside, I darted right out the door! It was exciting and adventurous! That is, until I saw the unfamiliar human and dog walking in the street. That exciting feeling turned straight to terror and I bolted back into the house. I might try to do it again soon if there aren't any humans or dogs around outside.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Adrian man charged with dog neglect

"ADRIAN, Mich. —
The discovery of a malnourished dog and seven puppies in a backyard pen at an Adrian home brought the property owner to Lenawee County District Court on Friday for arraignment on an animal cruelty charge. Sylvester Wesson Jr., 53, could face up to a two-year prison term if convicted of the felony.

Acting on a tip, an animal control officer from the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department found a chocolate Labrador retriever and her puppies locked in a pen on Addison Street on Feb. 22, said Undersheriff James Anderson. One of the puppies was dead. The officer reported there was no food or water in the pen and there were obvious signs the dogs were malnourished and dehydrated.

The puppies and their mother were immediately taken to the Lenawee Humane Society shelter for care, Anderson said. The mother gained 9.2 pounds in the first eight days she was at the shelter, according to the officer’s reports. The six surviving puppies had gained one to two pounds each.

Anderson said a warrant was sought for Wesson as the property owner although he claims the dogs were owned by another person. Wesson remains free on personal recognizance pending a preliminary examination on March 28."

Source: The Daily Telegram

The adventures of...

Something that humans don't know about me is that I'm quite the adventurer. I love going on life or death missions in my spare time between writing best selling novels and sun bathing in the middle of the living room.

One of my latest missions was to safely rid the house of invisible monsters that only I could see and I felt that it was my duty to get rid of them. The awful monsters were terrorizing me and there was no way that I was going to put up with that. It took me weeks to figure out how to successfully get them out, but I came up with a plan.

The first day of my mission, I tried to scare them by showing off my incredible strength and fighting abilities. I fought with my feline siblings, but the monsters were still there. I tried this tactic for a couple weeks with no avail, so it was time to try something different. I got up on the countertops and knocked things off in hopes of the loud noises scaring them, but yet again, nothing worked.

For a few days after having surgery, I slept and plotted other ways to get rid of the monsters, and I came up with one that I thought was ingenious. As soon as I felt better and well enough to do it, I started tearing around the house like I was completely crazy. Nobody felt safe as I leaped across the furniture, jumped at the walls, and skid across the linoleum floors. I was a maniac and it did the trick, and the monsters fled.

They haven't returned and my household is safe.


Mom's version of how I joined the family:
"One morning in August 2010 I received a phone call from my mother while I was sleeping. She'd found an emaciated, sick Tortoiseshell kitten in the parking lot of a local gas station and couldn't catch the little beast herself. She feared that the kitten would get killed in the road or die from starvation, so she wanted me to come catch her. A broom, a whole lot of patience, and a half hour of my time was what it took to finally catch her.

After I'd taken her to the vet, I came to find out that she was such a little sweetheart. Our plan had been to capture her, get her healthy, and then rehome her, but when she snuggled up against me I knew I couldn't give her up. I'm glad that I told my mom I wasn't going to rehome the little brat. She's my silly little monster and I adore her."

My version:
"I'd been recently split up from my mother and had wandered over towards an area of land that wasn't the usual dirt and grass that I was used to. I didn't have any idea what these ugly creatures were that kept coming and going, but one thing I did know was that I was terrified of them. I kept my distance and hid from them, but somebody did spot me. One creature set out a bowl of mouth-watering wet food and a bowl of water for me, and I devoured all that my little stomach could handle. 

I wasn't aware of how skinny or sick I was, but this creature, which I later figured out are called humans, noticed it and called another creature to try to capture me. There was no way that I was going to let this weird looking thing get close to me, so I gave her a run for her money. She tried just about everything. Tempting me with treats and food, string, etc. It didn't take her very long to figure out that I wasn't going to give in that easily. I ended up hiding under a giant cylinder object to keep away from her. 

She was a smart one, though. She wasn't going to give up either. She tried to scare me out with a broom, but every time I'd just go to the other end and this went on and on for minutes. Finally I was too exhausted to keep pacing back and forth, so I darted from under it, went through a fence, and hid in the neighboring yard. A car in a driveway made the perfect hiding spot... until she came after me again. I was so tired and it was so difficult to keep my eyes open. All I wanted to do was sleep, but with this thing going after me I couldn't figure out how I'd be able to cope. Involuntarily, my eyes closed and I didn't see the creature's arm inching towards me. In one unfair snatch, she grabbed me by the scruff and pulled me out from underneath the car. 

I was put into a plastic box and carted away like a prisoner. She took me back to her lair and I was sure she was going to eat me. I was very surprised that she put more of that yummy wet food in front of me as well as a bowl of water, and then completely left the room. I ate most of the food, drank some water, and then fell fast asleep for a few hours, but I was disturbed again. She took me to another unfamiliar building, but this one had more creatures and they brought me out of the cage. They started rubbing my ears and face. It was total bliss. I rolled over on my back for them to rub my bloated little tummy and enjoyed the attention that I was getting. These creatures weren't so bad after all!

I was returned to my captor's lair and released from the plastic box, but this time I didn't shy away. Instead I cuddled with her and received more glorious attention. I gave her a look that told her that she needed to be wrapped around my little paw or else she'd suffer the consequences. They haven't tried to get rid of me yet!"