Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


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Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Deep Thoughts,Dog and Pony Shows,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:06 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

I’ve been volunteering at H.O.P.E. again.
You know, everytime I go and do that I see so many dogs that need good homes. I don’t think I’ll ever buy a pure-bred dog again. Not that I have anything against that, but there are just so many homeless mutts here in Houston that need a happy home, I couldn’t bring myself to leave one of them behind. Take Lady, for instance. She’s the sweetest thing, once she gets to know you. Two weeks ago when I was there, she was trying to skruntch down into the back corner of her crate, belly up, so that I could pet her. Don’t be put off by the fact that she’s part Pitt Bull, because she’s really a sweet dog. Or, if you want a dog that’s good with cats, try Finder. He’s so happy and full of life that he’ll lift your spirits no matter how you feel.
And don’t think that I’ve forgotten about all the cats, either. There’s never a shortage of cats to be adopted! I haven’t met this cat, but I’ve always been interested in polydactyl cats, because Hemmingway had them. So, Joey, who’s got a couple extra toes, sounded like a cat I’d like to meet. I have met Blueberry and she’s a total lover. And there are so many more. H.O.P.E. also works with North Texas Siamese Rescue, who really covers all of Texas. They have lots of beautiful cats of all ages and descriptions, not just Siamese. In fact, there’s one gorgeous Russian Blue that gets so scared when she’s at the adoption center that I’m afraid she’ll never get adopted.
I wish I could take all the animals home, but no one person can do all that. So, if you’re in the market for a family pet, come on out and take a look at what we’ve got. If you’re not in the Houston area, I’m sure there are local shelters that would love to have you adopt one of their rescues instead.

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved."
   --Victor Hugo

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