April 5th 2009 4:48 am
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In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog.. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had clearly been abused.
In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a Greyhound female, to the nearby Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, run by a man named Geoff Grewcock and known as a willing haven for Animals abandoned, orphaned or otherwise in need. www.warwickshirewildlifesanctuary.co.uk/index.htm
Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved.
They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.
But Jasmine had other ideas. No-one remembers now how it began, but she started welcoming all Animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It wouldn't matter if it was a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting Animal, Jasmine would peer into the box or cage and, where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.
Geoff relates one of the early incidents. "We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the centre and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them."
"But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of them and it helps them to not only feel close to her but to settle into their new surroundings.
"She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose."
Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary's resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, 15 chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and 15 rabbits.
And one roe deer fawn. Tiny Bramble, 11 weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the Roe deer with affection and makes sure nothing is matted.
May 25th 2007 5:31 pm
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Hiya pups! My pal Cedar tagged me and now I'm it. I get to choose 7 of my pals to tag.
Here are the rules:
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!
Here are 7 fun facts about me! Jan
I love going for rides in the car we other go to the park or for ice cream.
2. I love sleeping with mom or dad.
3. I love playing ball with dad or mom
4 I love Ice Cream
5. I love my mom and dad
6. dad and mom get the best treats.
7. I Running and playing with my sister lacy
Pass on the fun...
1. Flu Flu
5. shu shu
March 27th 2007 4:11 am
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Blowing His Own Horn
Buffy goes almost everywhere with my mom, except work and (unfortunately) restaurants. Mom and I were meeting for lunch about two weeks after she got him. I arrived first. I told the hostess that I was expecting my mother, and was seated. I heard a horn blow once ... then twice ... then again....
The hostess came back to our table and said, "Your mother and her dog are in the lobby." Buffy had been expressing his disapproval at being left in the car alone even for a short time.
On another occasion, I picked up Buffy, then went to pick up my mother at her church. Buffy must have thought that the sermon was too long, because after ten minutes, he blew the horn. I was horrified! I calmed him down, and he was sitting there like an angel, but then he decided to really lean on the horn!
The amazing part is that Buffy is all of 17 pounds and an Outback's horn is not easy to blow! But you-know-who has it figured out, all too well! This is a picture of him blowing the horn. We were watching from the window.
Dog Swallows RFID Chip, Starts Car
A woman in Surrey, England couldn't figure out why her car wouldn't start. An Automobile Association patrolman arrived on the scene and the two realized that the woman's dog had swallowed the car's immobilizer chip fob. The immobilizer contains an RFID chip that must be within a certain proximity of the steering column for the key to work. According to a BBC News report, the patrolman put the dog in the front seat, turned the key, and the car started right up.
How Many Dogs Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?
Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll fix any wiring that's not up to code.
Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my toys in the dark!
Collie: Wait right there. I'll go get Gramps. Should I ask him to bring a 40-watt? An 80-watt?
Doberman Pinscher: As long as it's dark, I'm going to take a quick nap.
English Pointer: There's a new light bulb there. Right ... there.
German Shepherd: All right, nobody leaves until I find out who broke the light bulb.
Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're worried about a light bulb?
Jack Russell Terrier: Put that ladder away, I can reach it on my own.
Mastiff: I am not afraid of the dark. I am NOT afraid of the dark. For the love of God (sob), will somebody please change the light bulb?
Standard Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it for me. By the time he's done rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.
Pug: Is this light bulb edible? Then forget it!