More New Canine Friends and One Gratuitous Cat ~ 2/9/13

Yesterday I did make it out for my walk and in this post I’d just like to focus on the new friends I made.  All the friends were of the canine persuasion and the first I’d like you to meet is Sam as she was the first dog I saw on my journey.

This is Sam, a female golden retriever on February 9, 2013.

This is Sam, a female golden retriever on February 9, 2013.

The style of leash that Sam is wearing is called a halter lead and it is not a type of muzzle.  Sam was very friendly and my husband and I enjoyed petting her.

The next encounter was with Gisli.

Meet Gisli, a female blue healer, from February 9, 2013.

Meet Gisli, a female blue healer, from February 9, 2013.

Gisli’s was wearing a halter lead also and her master explained that her name is Icelandic.  He also said that he found out that Gisli was an outlaw in Icelandic mythology and folklore. He encourage us to make a visit there and said it is a super awesome place.

Our last friend for yesterday is Indiana Jones.

Indiana Jones a black Labrador Retriever on February 9, 2013.

Indiana Jones, a black Labrador Retriever, on February 9, 2013.

Indy lives a few houses from us and is super friendly and nice.  His master adopted him from a Super Pet Adoption event about four years ago. The hyperlink is from Best Friends’.

Speaking of Super Pet Adoption, my husband and I adopted Velvet from such an event that was held at PetSmart about nine years ago.  Velvet was being fostered by CAWS.  This is Velvet:

Velvet, female black cat adopted by Raven many years ago.

Velvet, female mixed breed black cat adopted by Raven many years ago.

Velvet has given us many years of love.  We encourage everyone to check out adopting a pet from a local shelter, rescue, or adoption organization.

Many purebred animals need homes, too. To look for a dog check with the American Kennel Club.  To find a purebred cat CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) has a breed rescue page and TICA (The International Cat Association) links to the Purebred Cat Breed Rescue Page. When donating money to any animal cause be sure that it is going to directly benefit your local humane society, shelter, or animal rescue organization.  Don’t be fooled into giving money to a national group that doesn’t actually support the local shelters.  It can also be helpful to become aware of the issues surrounding homeless pets.

Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!

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