The following is from a mass circulated email received over 10 years ago. It is fascinating and much of it true, some of it not. The urban legend web site Snopes has some clarification on part of this document. For further fact checking click here.
This holiday weekend, cats in adoption will be showing off their patriotic paws as they flash their red, white or blue Soft Claws. Now is a great time to adopt, as the Wisconsin Humane Society has an unusually large population of adoptable cats.
Early this morning a group of young people between 14 and 21 assembled at the school across from my house. They brought with them drums and all of the percussion trappings needed for a drum and bugle corps.
They used the school as a rehearsal site for the holiday parade. At about 9 a.m. they began to practice their routines. They practiced and practiced all day until midafternoon.
I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July Holiday enjoying the great weather and events in the area. I enjoyed Summerfest, the Waukesha 4th of July parade, and the World Cup 2010 coverage. I mentioned in my last post about matching beers to the countries and to do a sampling with friends of all the different beers. ESPN did a World of Beers segment on their webite which I found very entertaining. The semi finals begin today and it finishes up with the final match on Sunday the 11th.
The smoking ban went into effect on the 5th of July. This being a statewide ban I believe will have an overall positive effect on the restaurant and bar industry. Being smoke free will hopefully bring out new or bring back old customers to a lot of these establishments. Let me know your opinions in the comment section about your feelings with the statewide smoking ban.
Meet Brewser, currently in residence at HAWS and available for adoption.
Brewzer is a 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier. He’s wire-haired…and “wired”! This active boy is ready to go, go, GO! Like many members of his breed group, Brewzer is a high-energy dog and quite smart. When properly channeled, his energy could make him a great running partner - or agility or flyball dog. If you’re looking for a playmate to keep you active, Brewzer is your boy! If you know and love your terriers, have we got the terrier for you!
(Funny how write-ups on Jack Russells and others of his ilk require the use of many "!!!!!"s.)
A dog like Brewzer illustrates perfectly why HAWS has our Behavior Department, Mod Squad and many volunteer dog walkers. On any given day, our kennel is filled with dogs that don't quite fit the terms "average" or "typical." These dogs may need special attention to keep them in the right state of mind...and to get them ready for their new adoptive homes.
In truth, there may not be such a thing as "average" anymore when it comes to shelter dogs. We see all sizes, breeds, ages and energy levels. Some are comfortable in a kennel environment, some are not so sure. Some have good doggy manners, others need a little work on the basics. And some, like Brewzer, just need more stimulation or enrichment to keep them on an even keel.
Our Mod Squad works with the more challenging adoptables. Our dog-walking volunteers make sure all the animals in our care get out-and-about for exercise. And our staff keeps an ever-close eye to make sure our residents are happy, healthy and ready to go home.
By the way - First Weber Realtors of Lake Country recently held a "Take Your Dog to Work Day" for their employees, raising over $800 for the HAWS cause! A great day was had by all - both human and canine.
Did you know that ANY individual, business or group can do an event for HAWS? Learn how at our website.
Meet the Winner of the Storming of the Bastille, Gerbil Depardieu!