Monday, July 25, 2011

Good Morning Good News !!!!!!!!!! July 25, 2011

I’m Vincent D. Cat and here to make you happy! You are HEROES! You work hard every day and you deserve to smile every day! Those of you working to save us animals hear so very many very sad things. And there’s lots of very glad things too and that’s what we talk about here! All pawsitive all the time! I want my friends to be happy and smile and know there’s a lot of good - including YOU - in this world!! Be kind and pass it on! Please send me your Good New and Fun Stuff to share, personal or global. Let’s keep it fun and interactive!! After all, if we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane!

It was a way COOL weekend!!!

I love my tree house!!!!

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Tortoise gets wheel to replace amputated leg
by Howard Portnoy, Pet News Examiner
It’s not every tortoise that can do a wheelie. Gamera, a 12-year-old tortoise, can. The African spur-thighed tortoise recently had to have its left front leg amputated as a result of an injury, but doctors at Washington State University veterinary hospital came up with an ingenious solution to his mobility problems. They attached a swiveling wheel to his shell, and the 23-pound reptile is getting around just fine, thank you.

Charlie Powell, spokesman for the hospital, which is located in Pullman, Washington, told the Associated Press, "I don't know whether he'd pass the hare, but he moves around very well."

The wheel added three pounds to Gamera’s weight, but that has hardly slowed him down—especially when he is moving toward food.

Continue reading on Tortoise gets wheel to replace amputated leg - National pet news |

Yard Sales an Important Part of our Income
Kathy and Kim are working hard to help fundraise by doing frequent yard sales.  And they’re out of goods!!!  Got anything you can donate for our next sale?  Let me know.

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