These girls are magnificent!!!
"Roxy" is a Catahoula/mix.
He is a strong silent type.
I need to go to bed, but have so much computer work to catch up on, I don't know where to begin. I am overdue with my book deadlines and teaching proposals....
Sounds like all your hard work and dedication is paying off Bernie. Good for you. You and all the animals are always in my prayers and thoughts.
Saudi Arabia Bans Public walking of pets.
Violators found outside with their pets will have their beloved poodles and other furry companions confiscated by agents of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the official name of the religious polices, tasked with enforcing Saudi Arabia's strict Islamic code.
The commission's general manager, Othman al-Othman, said the ban was ordered because of what he called "the rising phenomenon of men using cats and dogs to make passes at women and pester families" as well as "violating proper behavior in public squares and malls."
The prohibition may be more of an attempt to curb the owning of pets, which conservative Saudis view as a sign of corrupting Western influence, like the fast food, jeans and pop music that have become more prevalent in the kingdom. Having pets has never been common in the Arab world, though it is increasingly fashionable among the upper class in Saudi Arabia and other countries, such as Egypt.
This made me mad, sad and outraged. We are so fortunate to live in a country that reveres what is appalling in some countries. They simply do not know what they are missing to be loved by a furry companion. My heart hurts for the poor unfortunate animals born in Saudi Arabia.
I'm sending your link to the vet that I adopted the kitties from - I bragged all about you and your faboo work!
How lucky you are to help these guys find their FOREVER HOMES.
You are special.
Please give us an update on the shelter.Winter is near.
Your new facility sounds like it's really coming along!! Congrats!!! It is so exciting. It might be exhausting now, but just wait until it's done -- woo hoo!!!
Those dogs are awesome! You are incredible too! I love what you are doing for the dogs. It is especially important to help the bigger dogs and the black dogs since they are the least likely to be adopted.
I have 2 huge rescued labs that are incredible with my 3 small kids. I love big dogs and honestly feel my kids are less likely to be bitten by a big dog--they aren't as nervous as the little ones.
Best of luck with your fundraising. I can't wait to hear the great news that it's finally finished!