Friday Haiku: Name Game

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Hopped up on Kitty’s finger
And he needs a name

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“Found the tiniest of frogs on the patio. He has no name but open to suggestions!” -Kitty P.

Sad News To Report, People

cuteoberload2Martin “Marty” Mouse has passed away. Details here. RIP little buddy. Best ratty ever.

Holiday Windows Are Grumpier Than Ever

2013.12.02 141In the SF Bay Area? The San Francisco SPCA is once again teaming up with Macy’s for Holiday Windows, the annual event where adoptable cats and dogs are showcased in Macy’s windows in Union Square. This year the Windows will be unveiled by Grumpy Cat, who will be available for photo opportunities! It all starts tonight at 5pm. (PT.)

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The 2013 Holiday Windows event was record breaking, both in terms of adoptions and donations. A total of 343 animals found new homes, and more than $100,000 was raised to support the SF SPCA’s year-round life saving programs and services! The 2014 Holiday Windows run tonight through January 4th…here’s a schedule.

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If You Go™ + Deets:

*Addy: Corner of Stockton and O’Farrell. (Map.)
*Time: Unveiling ceremony at 5pm: GC at 6pm.
*On-site adoption costs: Adult cats – $50; Kittens – one or two for $125; Adult dogs – $100; Puppies – $250* (-50% for adopters who’ve attended one of the free Puppy Parent Orientation classes.)
*Live video streams will begin after the ceremony- see the bottom of this page.
* Wanna volunteer? Click it! (Or call 415-522-3523.)
* During the holidays, the SF SPCA will be waiving the adoption fees for all animals adopted at its permanent shelter locations in the Mission and Pacific Heights. Hours and locations are here.

*Holiday Windows photos by Rob Schroeder.

Meet Your Gobbling Guests Of Honor…

IMG_5543….at tomorrow morning’s fourth annual Heartland Farm Sanctuary “Thanksgiving For The Turkeys” in Madison, WI. They’re the GUESTS, NOT the main course- and YOU can join them! These Gobbler Guys get a Bountiful Thanksgiving Feast of cranberries, pumpkin pie, and stuffed squash.
(BTW, nice beak Nose up above, big guy.)

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You’re also welcome to bring treats for the turkeys (and they promise to share with the other sanctuary critters!)

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Your farm animal friends love apples, grapes, cooked or canned pumpkin, kale, zucchini and other dark leafy greens, yellow squash, broccoli, cauliflower, any kind of melon, bananas, and peanut butter! (IE, leave the Kentucky Fried Chicken at home, thanks.)

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In the Madison area and interested in attending? (See the If You Go™ deets below.)

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Thanks to Shelby D.; Photos by Sarah K. of Heartland Farm Sanctuary.

If You Go™:

*Date: Tomorrow! Saturday, November 22.
*Time: 10am check-in…..10:30am Turkey Feeding Ceremony…..11:30-1 Barn Tours. All times Central.
*Cost: $25/person w. personal turkey sponsorship; $15/person w/o sponsorship; $10/6 and under.
*Addy: 7713 Midtown Road, Verona, WI.
*RSVP: Info@HeartlandFarmSanctuary.org.

“Splotchy” Noses Are The Best

baby birdieJust LOOK at this little girl! If you stick YOUR Nose up to the monitor, you can even catch a whiff of Warm Puppeh Smell! Try it! It works! (Well, it did for me.) “Birdie is a 18 month old Border Collie/Lab. These pictures are of her Schnozz as a baby!” -Kate T.

Everybody Needs A Hug…

Baby baboon…now and then. Am I right?

Arbroath.

“Twinkie The Linebacker Princess.” Honest.

unnamedThat’s really her name! Name Of The Month award can be retired. Well, if we had one. But we don’t. “Cat name: Twink is a Blue-Cream British Shorthair female,” Twinkie’s mom writes. “She loves James Bond (Daniel Craig is her man,) fuzzy blankies, and big ol’ dental kibble (it’s large, battable, and bonus – you can eat it when you’re done!)

Charley: A Nosevember 2 Remember

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANosevember’s winding down. Keep those Noses coming! We just got these in from Heather. “This is my boy Charley. He definitely has a Nose to remember!”

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“He looks a tad angry in this pic (below) but trust me, he really was just intent at staring down that camera thing making all the noisy clicks near his face. He hasn’t a mean bone in his body.”

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GoPro™ On A Wiener Dog

It gets a (Hi! Sniff?) little bouncy in(Hi! Sniff??) this video, so buckle yer seat belts!

From Leah R.

The Return Of Cats ‘N’ Racks

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“This is Romeow, a stray who adopted us a few months ago. As you can see, he can make himself at home just about anywhere. Self-taken photo, just credit to ‘Kevin’.”

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