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Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Raining Puppies!

You know how they say "when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping"? Well, my family has just modified that to: "When the going gets tough, the tough get puppies!"
Yup, it's true. In the midst of financial and political/legal chaos, we chose to embrace life by adding two new members to our family on Saturday. They are a baby brother and sister, not quite 12 weeks old. They are the last two left from a litter of 11, and we got them from a gal in Willits who rescued them from a "free to anyone who'll take them off our hands" situation. Their mom was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and their dad was ... well, officially he was a Golden Retriever, but we're not buying it -- they look like lab pups to us, and to our vet. So we're going with Ches/Lab mixes. And if you have any names to suggest....
We are great believers in adopting pets instead of getting them from breeders. These two were adopted through CARRE -- the California-Arkansas Retriever Rescue Effort. I'm not kidding. It's kind of an underground railroad that brings abandoned dogs and puppies from Arkansas -- and other Southern states -- to the Bay Area to find good homes for them. They apparently helped rescue dogs from New Orleans after Katrina, too. If we hadn't picked up these guys on Saturday, we were invited to come down to SFO on Sunday to meet a litter of 9 pups arriving at the Delta freight area. In short, it's raining puppies.
SO -- if you need to bring some abundant life into your home as well, I highly recommend checking with CARRE -- and tell Marge I sent you!
Oh, and by the way, the California Supreme Court granted review of the constitutionality of Prop 8 yesterday.... :)


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