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Rock and Brews – OKC

posted November 27th, 2015 by
Rock and Brews

Rock and Brews

Rock and BrewsSince the November days have been relatively mild, we decided to check out the newly opened Rock & Brews,  2737 W Memorial Road, OKC. The website clearly states that the patio is dog friendly, so we knew we were good to go. As soon as mom walked in the door, the host had spotted me outside and asked if we wanted outdoor seating. The patio is a decent sized, easily accessible from the parking lot, and space heaters are available. We were the only group out on the patio and they turned heaters on for us immediately.

Full disclosure, Mom and Pops weren’t expecting much in the way of food and beverage. Since this is a theme restaurant partially owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss, we figured there’d be some overpriced Coors Light and TGI Fridays-type-food with clever music-themed names. The first pleasant surprise… read more

Fassler Hall + Midtown Mutts Dog Park – OKC

posted November 27th, 2015 by
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Fassler HallFassler Hall + Midtown Mutts Dog Park

The weather is finally cooling down some, which means it is prime ween-scene time. Saturday was the perfect day for exploring a new joint in the city, so we headed to Fassler Hall, 421 NW 10th St, OKC. Fassler Hall serves plenty of beer on tap, German-inspired food, and has tons and tons of outdoor seating.

A heads up that the entrance is a bit tricky to find. While the street address is 10th street, you actually have to go up the stairs between a gap in the building, and the entrance is to the left. Once we found it, mom verified with the bartender that I was allowed.

Depending on where you choose to sit, there is either table service (upper patio), or your order at the bar (lower patio). But the tables are clearly marked “order at the bar” to clear up… Read more

When words trump actions

posted November 24th, 2015 by
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When Words TrumpWhen words trump actions

This blog will be read by most people around the Thanksgiving holidays.  Trust me – I’m not going to write about family get-togethers, discussions, or traditions. This is about rescue.

Over the years I’ve frequently had “frying pan” experiences – where suddenly I just knew something.  One of my most memorable – and one that has stood the test of time is:  How do I want to be remembered?”.  There have been times I spoke up and, more often, times I zipped my lips.

I never forget that the dogs and cats who enter our lives do not care who we are – they’re just grateful we’ve saved them.  Those actions trump words every time.  The challenge, however, is too many passionate people who’re involved in rescue have no filter, or a really bad filter, on what they say and when they say it.  If you lose sight of saving the animals, the words that come out of their mouths will trump their actions.  When that happens, it’s the animals who pay the price – and they do not have a voice.

What puzzles me is why someone would want to be remembered not for the good they’ve done in rescue; but for the obnoxious, unprofessional, words that have spilled out of their mouths.  All too often those words derail a rescue, cause undue hardship, and create challenges for future collaboration.

At this time of year, if I had the power to give a gift to those in rescue, it would be the following:  Work together, zip the lip, and save lives.

Edmond Animal Shelter

posted November 23rd, 2015 by
Edmond Animal Shelter

Edmond Animal Shelter

Edmond Animal Shelter showed off some its pets to  OKC Pets Magazine this week and we took these pictures of adorable animals available for adoption.

If you are thinking about a new family member, please consider saving the life of a homeless animal!

Visit the shelter and take home a new best friend!

Edmond Animal Shelter

Make a difference – adopt a shelter animal!

All of these pictures were taken Friday, November20th, by Madalyn Llewellyn

The shelter is open to the public:

Monday – Friday  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday  12:00 pm – 4:30 pm & Sunday  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dog and Cat adoptions are $25

All animals are dewormed if necessary, appropriately vaccinated,

Dogs are HW neg. and Cats are FIV/FeL neg. and all are spayed or neutered

2424 Old Timbers Dr.   Edmond, OK 73034

(405) 216-7615

This Week’s Wednesday’s Children are available at the Edmond Animal Shelter.   There are some beautiful dogs and cats for adoption so please go rescue one today! Rescued pets make the best companions!!!  A big “THANKS” is owed to Madalyn Llewellyn for doing what she does every week!

Edmond Animal Shelter Adoptables

posted November 23rd, 2015 by
Edmond Animal Shelter

OKC Pets Magazine toured the Edmond Animal  Shelter and took these pictures of adorable animals available for adoption. If you are thinking about a new family member, please consider saving the life of a homeless animal!

Visit the shelter and take home a new best friend!

Edmond Animal Shelter

Make a difference – adopt a shelter animal!

All of these pictures were taken Friday, November 20th, by Madalyn Llewellyn

The shelter is open to the public:

Monday – Friday  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday  12:00 pm – 4:30 pm & Sunday  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

See us on Facebook

Dog and Cat adoptions are $25

All animals are dewormed if necessary, appropriately vaccinated,

Dogs are HW neg. and Cats are FIV/FeL neg. and all are spayed or neutered

2424 Old Timbers Dr.   Edmond, OK 73034

(405) 216-7615

This Week’s Wednesday’s Children are available at the Edmond Animal Shelter.   There are some beautiful dogs and cats for adoption so please go rescue one today! Rescued pets make the best companions!!!  A big “THANKS” is owed to Madalyn Llewellyn for doing what she does every week!

 

Kukur Tihar

posted November 17th, 2015 by
Kukur Tihar

From http://themindunleashed.org/

There is an entire day during a festival in Nepal dedicated solely to thanking dogs for their loyalty and friendship. The time itself is called “Diwali” celebrated by Hindus, and is a ‘festival of lights’ celebrated by millions every year in the fall, in india, nepal and elsewhere.

Specific to Nepal, there is a day during this celebration dedicated to all the Dogs, called Kukur Tihar, specifically to thank our 4-legged companions for always being our loyal friends.

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Tihar is a five day Hindu festival, but the second day is reserved for our loyal companions.

It is called Kukur Tihar or Kukur Puja (worship of the dogs).

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People offer garlands, tika (a mark worn on the forehead), and delicious food to dogs, and acknowledge the cherished relationship between humans and dogs.

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The garlands are a sign of respect for the animals.

Because dogs are the best people.

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The images honoring these animals are truly breathtaking.

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The thought of this beautiful festival is lightening the heavy hearts of dog lovers everywhere, amid horrendous news bites from another kind of festival in Yulin, China, recently.

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With red powder, the dogs are marked on their foreheads as a sign of sacredness.

I really love this.