Hopefully by now all the woofers have, like Stella, chosen something nice to come from Santa Paws and all the humans, like me, have noted what the woofers mustn’t be eating. Once again the other day I caught myself saying “you don’t want that!” when a certain madam was trying to get a paw to my mince pies. How silly of me, she of course does want that but mustn’t have it!
This week we bring you news of a couple of canine campaigns that caught our eye recently:
Cornwall Council have launched a campaign drawing attention to a craze that seems to have taken over a section of the dog-owning community. Those people that think picking up their dog’s poo is quite enough responsibilty, they don’t have to dispose of it responsibly too and so hang the poo bag in a nearby tree, God forbid they should walk to a bin! I see it everywhere when I’m out with Stella as well as an awful lot of unpicked-up mess. It’s part of the job when you get a dog. Deal with it or don’t get a dog! You idiots give the rest of us a bad name!
It also seems the message isn’t getting home about a dog being for life not just for Christmas and so Dogs Trust have devised an eye-catching way to get people to take notice.
The tour was launched on November 24th in London and that date was chosen as it’s the day that traffic to internet sites selling puppies peaks as consumers begin to search for Christmas presents.
If you really want a new four-legged friend and you are fully aware of the cost and responsibility involved, then do go ahead; preferably by re-homing a puppy that has been abandoned for one of the following ignorant and idiotic reasons:
- “He kept chasing frogs”
- “He looked different after we walked him in the rain”
- “He was too loving and needed too much attention”
- “I’m worried our toddler will copy him and poo in the garden”
- “He’s too playful – we haven’t sat down since we got him”
- “My dog is old and going to die soon”
- “He was scared of the cat next door ”
- “He barks every morning”
- “He wags his tail too much”
- “She’s seems hungry all the time and follows me around the house”
- “He kept coughing in the night and woke me up”
- “All the puppy did was sleep. We wanted a dog we could play with”
Unbelievably daft aren’t they?! Sad, but true.
Have you seen any of the Dogs Trust artwork?