This week’s column is penned by a shelter volunteer, Conner Cimmiyotti, who had a wonderful opportunity over the summer to do an internship studying sea turtles off the coast of Georgia. The bigger lesson he learned, and wants to share, is an important one, I hope you will agree!
With our world rocked by a pandemic and many people staying home and having a smaller Thanksgiving holiday than usual, our pets are taking on a more prominent role in our lives. In spite of everything, there is much to be thankful for. Most of our pets have it pretty good – in fact many are getting downright spoiled by having everyone home with them all day! If you share your life with some furry, feathered or scaly critters, I would like to speak for them this Thanksgiving. In an ideal world every pet would, if they could speak, be able to thank his/her humans for these ten things.
Last weekend one of the staff here lost her little dog, Smokey. While she was at work he somehow slipped away. When you are in panic mode it’s easy to forget everything you know about looking for a lost pet. It helps to outline a plan, especially if you have a partner or friends helping you so you don’t duplicate efforts and waste time. It also helps to know a bit about how dogs and cats react when they become lost – they act quite differently.