Sunday, December 23, 2012
PIERRE'S "THE BARK"
Merry Christmas everyone. I am waiting for Santa at our house. My Mom says he will come to our house, but I find it hard to believe because he never came in the other homes I had-but Mom promises. A friend of my Mom's says Santa's not coming because I have been a bad boy. I ran away when the maintnance man opened the sliding glass door and I had to be chased down my him, Mom and half the construction crew. She also reminded me of how I would take food out of the garbage can under the sink until Mom put a baby lock on it so I can't get it opened. Also, she told about the time I ate all the chocolate candy and Mom called the vet-who told her how to make it come up on me. So I'm not sure if Santa is coming-but Mom says he is-so I hope. I think he should after Mom dressed me up in this Santa outfit and took this picture. I deserve it.
I know that money is tight in the economy today and lots of people can't do this, but if you have a few extra dollars please consider the dogs, cats, birds, fish and more. If you give a food basket to someone who has pet-if you could put a can or box or bag of food in there for their pet. I know some pets in the world aren't as fortunate as I am. Maybe you could also slip in a toy for the pet, too.
If you know someone who is out of work or a Senior Citizen, please consider their pets too. Mom was told by the Humane Society that many pets come in, not because they aren't wanted or love, but because people can't afford to keep them. Maybe you could give some food, or a toy or maybe if you have a lot extra - maybe give a gift certificate to the vet to have their pet checked or even, if you have real extra money to take the pet to get it's shots.
Also please remember the pets at the S. P. C. A. or Humane Society-theywon't get any gifts from Santa. If you have extra, they would like toys, or dog or cat cookies or just pet food. Even if it is after Christmas. They also will take items that have been used. Mom gave them a dog carrier and dog bed that she had for Rickie, who was a chihuahua, because it is too small me, a poodle. You don't have to go to fancy pet stores-just from Dollar General or Family Dollar sell dog cookies for $1.00 a bag-it would give pets a treat. Maybe you could just make a money donation in memory of a pet that passed.
While there, maybe you will find a pet just for you. The greatest gift a pet could get is a full time home where he or she is loved and taken care of. Puppies and kittens are cute, but don't forget the older ones, too. I came to my Mom potty trained, fixed, trained (well most of them) and had lots of love to give. Athough I was three when she got me, I still have lots of years left to give love and compaionship. I consider dog special because dog is God spelled backwards.
I know some people can't afford to donate-I understand. Mom, being a senior, has to watch her money, too. But if you should have some extra money and could make a donation or just give someone some food for their pet-would be appreciated.
Mom (Marilyn) and I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.