Monday, May 18, 2009

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E-mail from Ray Charles

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Abused dog finds new loving home

The Boulder dog that was taped upside down to a fridge and rescued by police now has a new name and a new home.
The dog is no longer named Rex but Yoshi and was adopted by Shannon and Amy Park of Castle Rock.
The 10-month old Shiba Inu was abused by its former owners. 20-year old Abby Toll was charged with felony animal cruelty. She is the girlfriend of 21-year old Bryan Beck who was also ticketed on suspicion of misdemeanor cruelty.
"The biggest question that comes into our minds is why would you take out your frustrations on an innocent animal," said new owner Shannon Park.
The Parks own two other Shibas and couldn't resist adopting Yoshi when they heard his story. "Seeing him enjoy life is such a joy, it's just such a treat watching him play and run and wiggle around with toys," said Amy Park. The family wanted to help the Humane Society in Boulder by letting the public vote on the dog's name. For a suggested donation of $5, people could vote online. "We've been calling him "baby" or "little buddy" until we found out this morning what his name actually turned out to be," said Amy Park.
Yoshi means "good luck" in Japanese.
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Cats Sleeping on Walls… HUH?

Gape in awe of Curve-Wall Mounted Pet Beds for your furry felines -- at a price of some $200 your cats sleep on your walls...
Looking for a pet bed that satisfies the needs of both you and your pet? With a slim profile and a choice of wood and fabric options, Curve seamlessly blends in with your d├ęcor. It can be mounted anywhere on the wall, allowing maximum flexibility. The curving shape and cushion provide your pet with comfort and security when sleeping and playing on it. Appropriate for cats and small dogs.
Maximum capacity is 35 lbs.
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British couple travels to Michigan for purr-fect cat

A black-and-white kitten named Sparky has captured the hearts of a British couple, who traveled nearly 4,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to central Michigan to adopt it. Rose and Chris Rasmussen were in Harrison on Tuesday to adopt the cat from the Clare County animal shelter, where the young cat has become a mascot of sorts since he arrived last August."Sparky likes to explore," Betty Beadle, a volunteer at the shelter, said. "He destroyed Christmas trees twice." The Rasmussens discovered Sparky on Petfinder.com, a pet adoption website.
They could have had him shipped to the London suburb where they live, but instead decided to make the journey to adopt their new pet."He took me here on the other side of the Atlantic," Rose Rasmussen said. "I thought they would say, 'You guys are completely mad".' Paperwork, a rabies vaccination, a six-month quarantine and other formalities followed before Sparky was cleared to depart for Britain.
Dave Gendregske, the animal control director for the county, said: "A lot of people would ask, 'Why come from England?' When people meet Sparky, find he has a dynamic personality, they fall in love with him."
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Conjoined Apples

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