This week I've selected Lillian to be the adoptable Pet Of The Week. Lilian was picked up as a stray, but is now ready to find that perfect home. She is labeled as a border collie mix. Lillian is touch sensitive so she needs an adult-only home (no kids). She'd also prefer a home without other pets, though she does seem to be alright with other dogs.. Please click her photo to be directed to her Petfinder page!
Lillian is available for adoption through Wadena County Humane Society in Wadena, Minnesota. Her adoption fee is $200 (plus tax) and she is spayed, microchipped, dewormed, and current on her vaccinations. Please consider adopting Lillian if you think your home would be suitable for her!
It's been a while since I did a Pet Of The Week, so here it is. I chose Jimmy to be the Pet of the Week this time. Jimmy is a 14-pound grey tabby cat who is available for adoption through Heart Of The North Animal Rescue in Browerville, MN.
Jimmy had a bit of a rough start. He needs an indoor home, a grain-free diet, and would prefer a home as the only cat. His adoption fee is just $80 and he's already neutered and vaccinated, litter box trained, and tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia. His profile specifies he'd like a home with older children and no dogs. Jimmy is still young yet, only two and a half to three years old.
If you have an open spot in your heart and you wouldn't mind sharing your couch with a fat cat like Jimmy, perhaps he could be your new roommate! Please use the links above to check Jimmy out and the rescue that he is currently being fostered through.
It's Wednesday and time for another Pet of the Week from Petfinder! Today I'd like to share Domino, the American Staffy / pit bull dog. He's available for adoption from The Babinski Foundation in Pequot Lakes, and his adoption fee is $200 plus tax. Domino has a pretty face and unique markings. He gets along with other dogs and loves attention, but he needs a home without cats. Since we have cats, our home would not be appropriate for him. If you have a cat-free home and are looking for a companion that would be happy to go on adventures with you, Domino might be the boy for you!
It's Wednesday, which means another featured pet of the week from Petfinder. This week it's Addie, a senior terrier mix from Ruff Start Rescue in Princeton, MN. She's a sweet older lady (14 years old). She's good with other animals as long as they're not rambunctious, but she'd do best with older kids and a quieter, calmer environment. Unfortunately, we don't qualify to give her the retirement home she needs (our kids are young and our puppy is playful). Perhaps you're looking for a quieter companion. Please consider adopting Addie. Her fee is listed as $125.
**Please note that I do not screen adoption facilities and have no personal knowledge of the rescue/shelter or the animal. I just pick a pet from Petfinder that pulls my heartstrings and share it in the blog to try to promote adoption.
Today #5 and I planted the snapdragons, the salvia, the columbine, the English daisies, and half of the marigolds. That leaves me with the violas and the remaining marigolds. I'm still not sure where to plant them that the birds won't immediately devour them. I may end up kicking myself for planting them today when it was 75 degrees and sunny, since this weekend the lows are below freezing again.
I'm considering doing a weekly shout out to a random pet for adoption on Petfinder. I keep browsing there, but my home is quite full, and since some of the cats are not spayed or neutered, most rescues will not adopt to our home anyway. If I find a face I really like, perhaps posting about them could lead to a little more exposure that could help them find a home. A disclaimer, I do not know the rescues, I do not check into them or screen them in any way. I am not promoting the rescues, merely promoting adoption and hoping maybe some that pull my heartstrings might pull yours too. I'll start today. Here goes:
I found a senior dog named Tina, who's with Heart Of A Border Collie Rescue in Minneapolis. Tina is 13 years old, is labeled as special needs due to some liver issues, and needs a home without children. Unfortunately, our home is full of kids, so we would not be an ideal home for Tina. Her face pulled at my heart strings and this is why I've decided to share her today. Perhaps someone reading this blog might fall in love with her too, or know someone who might be looking for an older dog. Her adoption fee is $200 plus tax.
Back to the garden. When we were at Menards, #5 picked out several annuals that he liked. Salvia, African marigolds, snapdragons, and violas. Today I told him he could pick a space in the fenced garden and pick which flowers he wanted to plant. He picked the space next to the fence and alternated African marigolds and salvia - but only the red ones. He kept the one white and one purple for the opposite side beside the snapdragons (along the fence on the other side). He loved watering them before we put the mulch back over. I guess this makes it #5's first official garden!
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