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April Pets of the Month
"I'd love to share a photo of my newest fur baby, Olive, in her Lucky Pet tag and collar. Thank you for many years of fantastic collars and tags, all my pets wear Lucky Pet!"
- Paige Penrose
Thanks Paige, for being a great customer and for sending us this cute pic of Olive.
"Here is a photo of my beautiful Harper Lee wearing her Lucky Pet collar tag. I love it and will be ordering another one for her birthday collar. She will be one year old in June. Hope you enjoy :-)"
Thanks for the nice pic Karen!
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Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Last week, the Miami Marlins’ home opener included an unexpected delay in the sixth inning. It wasn't for rain. It wasn't to review a call or for an injury. No, this was the result of the ultra-rare “cat delay”.
A poor, gray stray suddenly appeared out on the field and the tv cameras found him right away. With over 36 thousand people watching and cheering, he scurried along the outfield wall, trying to find his way back out. With the game now stopped, the Marlins outfielders were joined by members of the field crew to try and catch the cat as he hunkered under the wall padding. Knowing that a cornered cat will not hesitate to use all of its sharp parts, they approached the terrified feline carefully. As they slowly moved in, the cat devised and executed a surprising escape. He made it to a section of the wall with a large display board built into it. Apparently, it’s covered with a chain link fence to protect the display and the cat nimbly climbed up and over the wall. Unfortunately, the wall he scaled led him into a big moving sculpture that goes into action whenever a Marlin player scores a home run; music blares, lasers shoot and animatronic fish jump. TV cameras were able to catch a glimpse of him hiding and resting inside the sculpture. The game was able to continue but the sculpture was turned off so as not to hurt or scare the cat any more.
For four innings, the little guy stayed put, likely pondering life decisions that were made. Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna could see into the sculpture where the cat was hiding.
“He stayed up there for four innings,” Ozuna said. “Every time I went on defense, I looked up there and the cat was hiding its head. I said: ‘What are you doing up there?’ In the last inning I didn't see it. I don’t know where he went.”
And that may have been the end of the story of the cat that went to a baseball game. But it’s not.
The team tweeted later that night that the cat was found and okay. And the best part, someone who works for the Marlins front office has adopted him and given him a forever home, certainly much more peaceful than living in a baseball stadium.
Story and video on the Guardian website.
Dog Saved From Abandoned Well
Like it or not, nearly everything that happens these days is captured on video. Significant and insignificant events are almost instantly available to be viewed. Videos change our whole perception of stories.
Take this seemingly small story from India. In short, three young men are on a hike to ruins of an ancient fort. They hear a dog whimpering and go to investigate. They find an abandoned well and the dog swimming in circles, trying to get out. Without any rope, they find a couple of long vines and knot them together and make a loop at the end. Eventually, they’re able to lasso the dog around the neck and quickly hoist him out of the well.
But then you watch the video they shot and the story becomes so much more real, thrusting you directly into the situation in which the boys found themselves. They are in the middle of nowhere and the well is probably 30 feet across and 30 feet down to the green water. The sides are sheer, straight down; there’s no way to get in and out again without climbing gear. And the dog is panicking as he knows the boys are there. They can see blood on his paws from trying to climb out. They know they are the only chance for this little guy. What would you do? Then you see the “rope” they fashioned out of vines and you think that will never work. And the first few attempts confirm your thoughts. You see them hanging over the edge and realize how easily things could have gotten significantly worse if one of them slipped just a bit. But they keep at it. And when they finally get the loop around the dog, you hold your breath and hope it holds.
Here’s the link to the 4 1/2 minute video.
Nice work guys; you likely saved this little guy from a terrible, lonely fate.
If you read the notes from the young man that filmed this, there’s a satisfying postscript to the story: while going off to investigate the whimpering, the boys got separated from the rest of their group. After the rescue, they began their hike down but after some time, realized they were lost. Suddenly, the rescued dog (who had run off after being saved), reappeared out of the woods.
“It barked and made a sign for us to follow him” he writes.
They followed and he led them out. I wish they had video of that too.
Watch one of the most relaxed dogs in the world.
This is a good one: a man spends several weeks in the hospital and loses a bunch of weight, so much that his own dog doesn't recognize him. And then he gets close enough for a quick sniff.
This is cute- a little lab, patiently waiting for her favorite toy to be stitched back together.
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