Friday, December 30, 2011

Cats and Rats and Puppy Dogs

Volunteers come in to work daily with the dogs, such as this puppy with a jumping problem. Patience and kindness go a long way.
I keep noticing how the kitty room attracts beautiful young women.

Did you ever try to photograph a moving rat? They just don't stand still - unless someone is holding them still. This is one of two that were donated to the Humane Society when the owners discovered they were allergic to them.

The kitty room also attracts cute kids, like my favorite model (below). She was trying them all on for size and would only let me photograph her - her father tried. I think it's funny that her eyes seem to match that of each kitty she's holding.

Animals seem to be instinctively wary of young children.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bisquit, the Fashionista

Bisquit, above, is a very discerning dog. The one year old chihauhua/terrior mix is looking for an adult who is as fashion conscious as she is, someone who appreciates the beautiful clothes and accessories that Bisquit enjoys wearing. Bisquit loves adults but is uncomfortable around children.

This puppy was found abandoned in an empty house.

This was the day everyone was getting neutered. Back the next day to recover.

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Already!

Here it is December already. The Humane Society has the perfect gifts for Christmas - friends and companions.

A donation of food from Laraine, owner of the Book Nook.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More kitty and puppy therapy and the thrift store

You know they trust you when they get this laid back.

A new family.

A stray, covered in mud, waiting for his family to find him.
I think the local young men should know that some very beautiful women come to visit the Humane Society.


You can buy just about anything at the thrift store - even a Hawaiian hula skirt.

Below, I found the perfect customer in the Humane Society thrift store.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kitty and Puppy Therapy

I moved to Mt. Shasta three weeks ago and after getting a great deal on a down comforter (for $9 in like-new condition) at their thrift store, I began to think about volunteering. The idea is to sit and play with the kitties and puppies to get them used to being with people. Well, I discovered that what is REALLY happening is the kitties and puppies are providing me with laugh and giggle therapy. If you really want to relax and have fun, just watch the little ones act silly and laughs and giggles will soon bubble out. Laughing is the most healing therapy I know. The photos here are from two visits to the Mt. Shasta Humane Society. Every time I go I will update this site with photos of the latest silliness.