Reading the Sunday Express News with our human is one of our favorite activities of the week. Becket is the biggest news junkie, and the most effective reader. He reads every section. The rest of us have our favorite features in the newspaper. Karma is athletic and reads the sports section. Reggie’s a big eater, so he reads the Taste section on Wednesdays.
I focus my reading on pets.
Today, Cathy M. Rosenthal’s pet column tells the story of a San Antonio woman who braved 100-degree heat and walked more than a mile to take her dogs to the vet for neutering. The clinic staff, then, gave the woman and her two dogs a ride home. These people are really special in our area for their commitment to spay-neuter. Our local culture doesn’t support neutering companion animals, and we have many, many stray dogs and cats all over our region. You can imagine the disastrous result. Thanks to this responsible dog mom and to the clinic staff who helped her out, and to Cathy Rosenthal for telling everybody about it.
On a lighter note, Cathy Rosenthal’s column also reports on a study by Pet Plan which found that most pet staffers would rather be stranded on a desert island with their animal companions that with their human life partner.
If my human promises to keep hand feeding me kibbles, I will go anywhere with her. I hope we’ll have a computer on our island so I can follow Animal Matters, Cathy Rosenthal’s blog.