I’m a Little Prince!

Princeton wants to be your best friend!
Princeton wants to be your best friend!

Seeking love this week is this 8-week old terrier mix. He is full of life, as all puppies are, will need obedience training (as all puppies do), continued potty training (as all babies do), and continued socialization with other animals and people. None of these needs are exceptional.

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Meet Dutchess!

Dutchess needs a kingdom, NOW!
Dutchess needs a kingdom, NOW!

This is Dutchess. She is a very sweet, mix breed girl, only 3 years old current on her shots and fixed. Sadly she urgently needs to find a forever family NOW! The shelter Dutchess has been staying at is filled to maximum capacity and this beautiful, sweet baby’s Doomsday clock is winding down.

You may not be in the Elizabethtown neighborhood, but luckily for Dutchess, this is one of those shelters that transports to nearby states if the adoptive family is the right fit.

It is important that you evaluate your life circumstances before bringing any pet into your home. It is important that the pet you choose to adopt fits your lifestyle and your environment. Seeking Love Saturdays is my way of helping homeless animals find furever homes.

If you think that you can provide Dutchess with a kingdom of her own, remember, this particular shelter generally has transportation available up and down the East Coast from NC, VA, MD, NJ, PA, NY and the North East.

If you are serious about bringing Dutchess home to your kingdom please telephone or text the shelter at 910-876-0539.  For more information about Dutchess please visit Dutchess’ info page.  She is scheduled for euthanasia tomorrow, February 22nd, which will bring an end to her young doggy life, so please post this on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Let’s find her that kingdom she’s been dreaming of!

*Dogs in Danger! is not a shelter. They neither have dogs for adoption nor do they kill dogs. They are simply an intercessor between the public and the shelters, a national listing service that the shelter’s use to get these specific dogs additional notice… giving a face to the millions of animals that we kill each year.

Comment vs. Post… Sometimes You Think You’re Writing One When Really You’re Writing The Other!

All Dogs are Good Dogs
All Dogs are Good Dogs

Thank you for the feedback and encouragement to keep making the Saturday posts. I feel the same… I know I cannot adopt all of them or even one of them, but I hate knowing that animals are out there confused, frightened and locked up… they are suffering. And they are suffering because of irresponsible pet parenting. There is a rampant problem in this country… our human propensity to just throw animals away when they get too old, too sick, too expensive or just too much of a hassle. These animals love us unconditionally, never hold a grudge and most are loyal to a fault and how do we reward them (aside from humiliating them with silly costumes?) We abandon, jail and kill them… millions of them a year, MILLIONS!

Pet PortraitMost of us do not dispose of our children in this manner. I make the comparison because children are how we define family pets, saying things like, “they are my babies,” and dressing them up in human clothes, carrying them around with us everywhere we go and including them in our family portraits. And, in truth, they are as much work as a child. Though dogs, especially, are much more grateful than most children are! LOL.

This is my way of trying to help, by bringing people’s awareness to the gravity of the situation! Even our act of giving animals as pets for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays is irresponsible. It’s cute as a puppy, as a kitten but unless the person makes a connection with the animal before it comes home there may not be a loyalty to the animal… especially if it was given by a romantic partner who then cheats or dumps you… giving these animals to people who eventually abandon, neglect or send them to the pound leads to their endangerment. The doggy you thought was so cute and bought for your boyfriend could end up dead… because you brought it home as a gift, stealing its chance at finding a furever family. I know that sounds really harsh, but it is not as harsh as the reality that this is truth. Giving bunnies, baby ducks or chicks at Easter is an especially cute gimmick — for about a week, and then, unless you own a farm, the charm and cuteness wears off. Besides, fuzzy bright yellow chicks are adorable… chickens,for the most part are really quite ugly.  Tasty, but ugly.

And, yes, I do intend to also post cats, rabbits, whatever. Thank you all for encouraging me to continue these posts. I am never going to post a photo of a pile of euthanized dog carcasses but that really is the reality and it is horrendous, horrible, and embarrassing to us as a nation and as a species.

(Initially this was meant to be a response to the comments and emails I have received…. but obviously this became a post in and of itself!)

* So, technically speaking chickens can be roosters, hens or dinner. I give you the most beautiful chicken I’ve ever seen. His name is Napoleon who I ran across at The Chicken Mama’s blog.

Napoleon lives in Colorado, USA.
Napoleon happily lives on a happy farm in Colorado, USA where he is loved and well cared for.

Seeking Love on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Minions!

As those of you who follow me regularly are aware Saturdays are a special day here at Memee’s Musings. Seeking Love Saturdays are reserved for animals in search of Furever homes and today, Saturday, February 14th is no different. Except it is, it is Valentine’s Day. So, instead of highlighting one animal, I am highlighting a sampling of sweethearts who are seeking love, loyalty, friendship, happiness, a home and life itself!

These are just some of the dogs you can find listed today at Dogs in Danger which is part of the 501(c)(3) organization The Buddy Fund, Inc., and helps the public recognize that millions of domesticated animals, many of which have been loving pets to human families are living on a Doomsday Clock. Bringing this awareness to the public does help save some of these animals that are currently scheduled for euthanasia at kill shelters throughout the United States.

If you are looking to adopt a furry buddy, please check out the dogs awaiting rescue from kill shelters. At Dogs in Danger! you can search breed specific within nearby zip codes. The list is kept up-to-date by individual shelters who utilize the Dogs in Danger!* listing service to try and rescue as many animals as they can.

1 year-old Earnestine is scheduled for euthanasia TOMORROW, Feb, 15th, 2015.  She needs to be someone's special friend because she loves her person The shelter is FULL, Call or text Silvia 910-876-0539. Transportation is generally available up and down the East Coast from NC, VA, MD, NJ, PA, NY and the North East.
1 year-old Earnestine is scheduled for euthanasia TOMORROW, Feb, 15th, 2015.
She needs to be someone’s special friend because she loves her person The shelter is FULL, Call or text Silvia 910-876-0539. Transportation is generally available up and down the East Coast from NC, VA, MD, NJ, PA, NY and the North East.
Herbie will be euthanized in Lisbon Ohio  on Mar. 13th to make space for another animal.
Herbie will be euthanized in Lisbon Ohio on Mar. 13th to make space for another animal. Herbie loves playing with toys, children and other dogs. Herbie is 8 years young and will rest at your side, happily.
Jolly is a special needs dog as she has tested positive for heartworm. However, she's got a big heart and loves everyone, kids included.  She is scheduled for euthaniasia Mar 28th in Toccoa, Georgia.
Jolly is a special needs dog as she has tested positive for heartworm. However, she’s got a big heart and loves everyone, kids included. She is scheduled for euthaniasia Mar 28th in Toccoa, Georgia.

Don’t adopt just because you feel sorry for Herbie, Jolly or Earnestine.  Adoption Should Be A Well Thought Out Decision because it is A Lifetime Commitment. If you are unable or unwilling to make a lifetime commitment to an animal then they may end up facing this danger again. Do you want to be responsible for that?

Maybe you can repost this to your blog, TODAY and save a life or 3!!!

If you want to meet Herbie you can find the shelter information at Herbie’s contact info.

If you want to meet Jolly you can find the shelter information at Jolly’s contact info.

And contact information for sweet Miss Earnestine who will die tomorrow, Sunday, if not adopted can be found at Earnestine’s contact info. she is currently in North Caroline however transportation is available to adoptive families in other states.

Financial contributions can be made to your local shelters or, an easy way to donate would be through the Dogs in Danger! donation page… there are many options to choose from. Also, if you do a quick search you can find online pet stores that sell food, supplies, etc for all your pets needs AND they’ll donate a portion of the sales to shelters! What a great way to help, don’t you think?

*Dogs in Danger! is not a shelter. They neither have dogs for adoption nor do they kill dogs. They are simply an intercessor between the public and the shelters, a national listing service that the shelter’s use to get these specific dogs additional notice… giving a face to the millions of animals that we kill each year.

Meet Molly!

Molly urgently needs a home of her own!
Molly urgently needs a home of her own!

This is Molly and she urgently needs to  find a forever family. The shelter Molly  has been staying at has only one empty  kennel at this time and miss Molly has  been at the shelter for 3 weeks with no  interest by the public. Molly has a sweet  spirit and if you’re looking to adopt a dog  in the Texas area please consider visiting  Molly at The Colony Animal Shelter. Continue reading

Seeking Someone to Love — Yes, Pit Bulls Are People Too!

I have a dreamI am a pit bull lover. Yep, it’s true I believe pit bulls are the best dog in the world if you’re someone who wants a sweet, affectionate, social butterfly who would do anything you want for your love and attention then a pit bull may be the right dog for you and your family. They will easily become your best friend because, like many people, all they are seeking in life is true love and a little bit of kindness. Continue reading