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Dog Days of Summer

One of those sayings people are familiar with. What does it mean & what is it’s origin? Historically this was the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek & Roman mythology connected with drought, heat, sudden thunderstorms, fever, lethargy, bad luck & mad dogs. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Last week was the second (at least here) of the summer that was 100 or more for a week. I prefer temps to be no more than 85. Above that, it starts to get uncomfortable for me. We live inland, so, it tends to get hotter from mid May to Mid Sept. Growing up, I lived in a town that was a little closer to the ocean. It was more pleasant during the summer. I, for one, don’t care for the Dog Days of Summer. How about you?

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Jude (Pit Mix) Set to be Euthanized Tomorrow, July 18, in Martinez, CA

The following was posted on my Facebook timeline by the Save the Contra Costa County Shelter Dogs: VERY URGENT, SCHEDULED FOR EUTH ON TUESDAY morning, July 18 – 2 yr old pittie mix JUDE #A890172 needs his luck to change fast if he is to make it out of CCAS alive. He came into the shelter after a fight with another dog that left him with injuries to his head and front legs. Then he came down with a bad case of kennel cough. And now he is offline and headed for euth on Tuesday unless a rescue/foster miracle somehow happens for him before then! His temp test notes are say he is “pushy and challenging” but volunteers only saw a friendly playful dog when they worked with him today as his video shows – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vlVS3iEwE5c&feature=youtu.be .JUDE deserves a loving home with the training and support all young dogs need but he will not make it without rescue/foster ASAP. If you think you could save this boy’s life by fostering or fostering to adopt him, please contact a local rescue group ASAP or comment here so we can connect you with one. Rescues – JUDE should be eligible for CCAS bridge funds to assist with any extra medical care so please comment here or PM us if you’re considering him in addition to contacting the CCAS rescue coordinator directly at nancy.rhee@asd.cccounty.us – we may be able to help. JUDE is at the Martinez shelter at 4800 Imhoff Place, hoping someone will give him the “helping paw” he has missed out on so far. Further info available at 925-608-8400 or 925-608-8430. (Original post at Operation Paws Rescue).

Video link – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vlVS3iEwE5c&feature=youtu.be

Missing Black Lab Mix in Chester, CA

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This was posted by Cindy Howarth at the Lost & Found Pets……..Northern California! Facebook group: REWARD! We are offering a reward to anyone that finds our Black Lab/Mix. Missing since sat. Feb 4th. went missing in Chester! We think she may have ran off due to fireworks that night. She is not a hunting dog. she has a small amount of white on the bottom of her chin, a little bit of white across her chest and on her right front paw. Also tiny bit of white on back paw. We appreciate everyone that is helping us look for her! Thank you! 530-370-2535. Please share!

Odin (Pittie) in Need of a Forever Family in Anderson, CA

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This was posted by Marta Mantzouranis on behalf of Save the Nor-Cal Shelter Dogs at the PURRS (Pets United Rescue and Rehoming of Stanislaus © 501c3) Facebook group:

Poor Odin….

– 6 months in the shelter, and ZERO interest. For some reason black dogs are less often adopted at shelters. He sits in his kennel and watches other dogs walk by that found homes…

When will someone pick him?

He’s a good boy. He LOVES his tennis ball and butt scratches. He knows sit, lie down, shake and “give me a kiss”. He does best with dogs his own size.

Please consider saving Odin… please adopt him.

Odin is at:
Haven Humane Society
7449 Eastside Rd Anderson CA
530 241 1653

Missing Dog in Vallejo, CA

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This was posted by Bettie Phillips on behalf of Bob Grassi at the Solano/Napa County – Pet Detectives Facebook group:

This is a post for everybody in Vallejo that is near Six Flags. My dog got out of the house last night at 5 pm. Thanks to the kindness of a good woman my dog had shelter through the storm.But he broke out of her garage when she took her children to school. My dog is sick and has siesures and needs his daily medication or he can go into a siesure and never come out of it and die. He has been without for 2 days now. SO I BEG ANYONE, PLEASE IF YOU SEE HIM WALKING THE STREET PLEASE ! CALL ANIMAL CON TO SO I CAN GET HIM HOME SAFELY !!!

PLEASE CONTACT

BOB 707 980 8307

TINA 925 497 8649

Rescue Dog (Ghetti) in Need of Surgery

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This was posted by Alana Hastings on behalf of Rosalie Dawn at the Ukiah Lost/Found Pets Facebook group: Our rescued pup, Ghetti is doing well on her medication but she definitely needs surgery it was estimated at $3,500 😥 but the Dr cannon at wasson memorial veterinary clinic in Lakeport gave us a rescuers discount so now it’s going to be $2,625.💚 We have a GoFundMe up for her or you can call the wasson clinic and make a donation. Our GoFundMe is www.GoFundMe.com/pleasehelpussaveghetti we have made $275 but we still need more for her surgery.. she has an appointment tomorrow for the operation we hope we can work out a payment plan with the vet so it can still be done. If you can’t donate we totally understand, please share if you don’t mind it would help alot I need this to get around everywhere so we can save this beautiful soul!!

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