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Two bills that hopefully pass in our Senate

February 13th 2009 3:28 pm
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This article was in our newspaper today. We hope both bills
will pass in the Senate. Although we don't like "excess" animals
to be euthanized in any way, gas chambers are one of the most
horrific ways to kill any animal. We hope that the euthanasia
bill passes, as lethal injection is a more humane way to kill
an animal. I use the word KILL because there is no way to
candy coat what it really is. It breaks my mom's heart knowing
that almost all these animals were healthy, sweet beings that
just needed a home. Something that will never come because
there just aren't enough homes or people willing to let an
animal or animals come into their lives. Our dream is that
everyone will spay or neuter their pets so all this killing
will stop. These innocent animals need to stop paying with
their lives.

Leaving your pooch alone in the car on a hot day could be
a misdemeanor crime if it resulted in death or injury, under an
expansion of New Mexico's animal cruelty laws approved by
the House.

A separate measure, which also passed the House on Thursday,
prohibits euthanizing animals in gas chambers.

Both bills go to the Senate.

"We need to be protecting those who cannot protect themselves,
and that includes our animals," said Rep. Al Park,
the Albuquerque Democrat who sponsored the penalty bill.

That bill, approved 61-6, also broadens the law by making a
felony to intentionally abandon an animal or to fail to provide
it with food or water, if death or great bodily harm results.

And it brings captive reptiles - snakes, for example - under the
state's animal cruelty statutes for the first time.

Opponents objected that a felony conviction could result in
losing the right to vote or carry a gun.

"It has some constitutional implications," said Rep, Dennis
Roch, a Tucumcari Republican who voted against it.

Lawmakers said the dumping of animals in rural areas is on the
rise, posing a hazard to residents, their domestic animals and

"We will continue to see that problem from here on out because
of the economic downturn," said Rep. Candy Spence
Ezzell, R-Roswell, who voted for the bill.

The euthanasia bill, which was approved 62-3, prohibits the
use of carbon monoxide gas chambers to kill dogs and cats.

That's currently being done only in four communities - Clovis,
Jal, Lovington, and Tucumcari - according to the bill's
supporters. Animal shelters in other communities use
lethal injection.

The bill's sponsor, Majority Leader W. Ken Martinez D-Grants,
acknowledged that the affected communities are concerned
about the cost of switching from gas chambers to lethal

He is sponsoring a separate bill to make it easier for all New
Mexico shelters to use injection by allowing the procedure to
be done by trained euthanasia technicians who would not
have to be veterinarians.

"The only reason we have so many animals to euthanize is a lot
of people don't take care of them properly," said Rep. Kathy
McCoy, R-Cedar Crest.

A peaceful, humane euthanization "is the least we can do for
these creatures," she added.


A Good Pal Needs Power of the Paw

February 9th 2009 9:36 am
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A good friend of mine is real sad.
We read her diary and found out that Wyoming's favorite human aunt is in the hospital with cancer.
Will some of you pups please visit her page and give her some love and encouragement.
She really needs some right about now.



What's goin' on here? Everybody's gettin' weird new names!

February 1st 2009 3:28 am
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Maybe you heard of this game and maybe you
haven't. All us pups here tried it and we got us
some weird new names. Now, I'm not sure I
like my new name at all. I'm a pretty dignified
pup and this new name ain't dignified in the
least. In fact, I'm not sure I wanna share this
new name.

Awwww, what the heck. Here it is:

Cheesey PottyFace

Well, I gotta admit I like the first name 'cause
it sounds tasty, but that last name's gotta go!!

Now I dare ya to try this one on yourselves.
Come on now. Don't be a chicken. It won't
hurt too bad.

I guess it is pretty funny!

*I sure wish my new name was Cheesey BurgerBreath instead!*

1. Use the THIRD letter of your FIRST NAME to determine your new first name:
A = snickle
B = doombah
C = goober
D = cheesey
E = crusty
F = greasy
G = dumbo
H = farcus
I = dorky
J = doofus
K = funky
L = boobie
M = sleezy
N = sloopy
O = fluffy
P = stinky
Q = slimy
R = dorfus
S = snooty
T = tootsie
U = dipsy
V = sneezy
W = liver
X = skippy
Y = dinky
Z = zippy

2. Use the SECOND letter of your LAST NAME to determine the first half of your new last name:
A = dippin
B = feather
C = B batty
D = burger
E = chicken
F = barffy
G = lizard
H = waffle
I = farkle
J = monkey
K = flippin
L = fricken
M = bubble
N = rhino
O = potty
P = hamster
Q = buckle
R = gizzard
S = lickin
T = snickle
U = chuckle
V = pickle
W = Hubble
X = dingle
Y = gorilla
Z = girdle

3. Use the THIRD letter of your LAST NAME to determine the second half of your new last name:
A = butt
B = boobhump
C = face
D = nose
E = hump
F = breath
G = pants
H = shorts
I = lips
J = honker
K = head
L = tush
M = chunks
N = dunkin
O = brains
P = biscuits
Q = toes
R = doodle
S = fanny
T = sniffer
U = sprinkles
V = frack
W = squirt
X = humperdinck
Y = hiney
Z = juice


Got Tagged by my fellow New Mexican (by the way, it's in the- USA, actually!) Kirbo the Turbo

February 1st 2009 1:48 am
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Ok. I got tagged by my bud, Kirby. Now here's what I gotta do:
List 5 naughty facts 'bout myself. Or maybe it's 5 naughty things I do. Whatever. I'll do my best (or is it my naughtiest?) to list some.

Hmmmmm . . .

1. I get really MAD when I'm tickled!

Not trying to toot my own horn here, but mom
says this is really hard 'cause I'm not a naughty
dog, actually!

2. If you consider diggin' massive holes naughty, then
I'm guilty.

3. Once in a while I'm mean with a foster pup.

4. Oh yeah - I like to tear up NEW stuffed squeaky
toys when I play tug o' war with Keighty. This
makes my mom crazy! Then she says that she's not
gonna buy us any more stuffies but she goes out
and does it anyway!!

Now we're gettin' somewhere!

5. Mom says I'm naughty when she's tryin' to get out
the door and I'm tryin' my hardest to get out right
behind her when she doesn't want me to. She says
one of these days she's gonna accidentally smash
my head between the door and the brick planter.
Now if she does that, then she'll feel really bad, then
she'll have to take me wherever it is she's goin' to.
Hmmmm . . . now is that worth gettin' your head
smashed for?? Not too sure on that one.

Ok. That's it. Hope that was naughty enough for you.
Look out for that rosette I'm sendin' your way, you
naughty pup(s?).


Happy Birthday to a good bud.

January 19th 2009 11:12 am
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Our good pal, Petey is celebrating the big
one-zero today.
He's such a good guy. So we're asking that you go
give this pup some birthday wishes.

Happy 10th Birthday, Petey! We love ya!


Little pup needs Power of the Paw, pals.

December 10th 2008 9:25 am
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I just read a little sick pup's diary. Pards,
he needs everyone pullin' for him, so reach
out and give him some love and words of
comfort. This cute little guy's name is
Bo Masters.

Go on and visit him, would ya.


We're back

December 7th 2008 3:18 pm
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We don't know if anyone noticed that we hadn't been
here for awhile. My mom didn't have the enthusiasm
to get on the computer after Preston crossed the Bridge.
You can read the diary entry on Preston's page if you
want. Just trying to get on his page sent her into crying
fits. Doing what she did today made her start up again.
Actually, she still cries for him on and off. It's been hard
for her. That little boy sure broke our hearts big time.
You just wouldn't believe how lovable he was and how
much love he would give back. A big chunk of mom's
heart is missing.

We love you, Preston. As Steve Irwin would say-We're so
honored to have shared space with you.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Preston. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . .April 11, 2008 - November 18, 2008. . . . .


"Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee- to thy rest."

November 19th 2008 2:03 am
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We are so utterly, terribly, deeply devastated. Preston didn't make it. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 10:30 Tuesday night. His seizures could not be controlled and his little heart just stopped. Our whole family can't stop crying for him. My mom and my human sister are so totally heartbroken over losing this tiny lovable little puppy. We wish we knew what caused the seizures but we will never know.

Thank you, everyone, for praying for our little Preston. We grew to love him so much in the short time that he was with us.

Run free and well at the Bridge, little Preston. We love you.


Preston is our newest addition

November 18th 2008 6:38 pm
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We have a new addition. He's been here almost a month, but my mom was too lazy to add him sooner. But we're very sad right now because Preston started having seizures Sunday 16th. He's been at the hospital since then. The doctors don't know what's causing them and they really haven't been able to control them. Mostly he's been having petite mal ones, but he's also had the grand mal type, too. My mom is just so devastated right now. All she does is cry 'cause she feels so helpless. She wants him to get better so he can come home but that doesn't seem possible right now.

So, pals, please, if you will, say a really good prayer for my teeny bro. He needs all the prayers he can get right now. He needs a miracle.


Rory, my cat bro is in the finals!!

November 17th 2008 12:08 am
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Well whatta ya know! Rory, my cat bro, is a finalist in the World's Coolest Dog and Cat Show! We're all excited! Mom was checking it out and lo and behold, there he was. She had to look twice 'cause she couldn't believe it.

So, I'm asking all my pals and any other pup or kit who's reading this, to please consider voting for Rory, my kitty bro. We really would appreciate your votes. Just click on the picture of him on our pages where he's yawning and stretching on the bed, and it'll take you directly to the voting page or if you just want the link, here it is. He's in the Stretch and Yawn category.

Rory is a Finalist!

Thank you, everyone!

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