WHAT ARE YOU WAGGING AT?
The Winter Olympics have finally finished. Â I must admit, the curling events caught my attention in-between my naps. Â Check out this paw-biter.
But the real excitement of the games has been the dogs roaming the streets in Sochi.
SOCHI DOGS 2014 !!!
I am glad that many of my Russian canine friends have found good homes. Â I hope the ones that remain will soon find the shelters they need. Â And that the ones that found Americans to adopt them are not going to have too much of a language barrier. Â I can’t imagine trying to communicate with a dog who only speaks Russian. Â The only Russian I’ve learned through the years was from watching “Rocky 4.” Â "I must break you!“
I totally support helping these wonderful dogs out, but I don’t want people to forget that we have just as big of a problem here in the U.S. Â You can find terrific dogs in many of the shelters around town, or through the ASPCA.
It’s also important to remember that being ready to have a dog is just as important as wanting to adopt one. Â So many poochies have lost the opportunity to have good homes because the people who adopted them didn’t realize that it actually takes work to love and shelter a dog. Â Then they send the dog back to the shelter which is worse in the end, because now that dog has a chip on it’s shoulder, and that leads to resentments. Â Then that dog gets a little older, and when it finally does find a responsible owner, the dog has grown into the canine version of Gary Busey… but with smaller teeth.
Love your dogs. Â We’ll love you more.
For more dog info, check out: Â www.akc.org.
Sniff ya later.
My name is Chloe. Â I am a Springer Spaniel.