Straydog Adoption Day S A T U R D A Y ! (11.22.14) We will be at Petsmart Mesquite 19175 LBJ Freeway (635), Mesquite, Tx from 11 - 3 p.m. - NEW VENUE! ROSTER: (1) Luna (one of Phara's pups) (2) Gina (3) Fatso (4) Aubrey (Foster Dog) DAVID's REPORT: (To post Saturday evening.) Totally blind and totally deaf Colt gets his picture of the world only by smell and feel. (See link below to a story about Colt)
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We put Gina and Fatso together after puppy Jerry got adopted. They've become friends, and they are doing well as kennel mates. There isn't any aggression at all.
LEFT: Fatso sees Gina over at the fence doing something
and runs over to see what's going on.
RIGHT: "Nothing much going on here, " Gina says to Fatso, "just some looking around--and at the camera person.."
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WHITTINGTON, Margaret B. Margaret Briggs Whittington passed away on October 30, 2014. She was born May 1, 1923 in Sulphur Springs, Texas where her father, O.B. Briggs, was the newspaper editor. Her mother, Florence Briggs, was a busy homemaker as Margaret was the youngest of eight children. When Margaret was young, the family moved to Paris, Texas where she graduated from high school. She then attended and graduated from Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. Margaret was a kind and gentle soul. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She is preceded in death by her husband Judge John Whittington. John and Margaret met when she was working at Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas and he was a sailor recently returned from WWII. They married and built a house in Irving, Texas that they shared for 59 years until John's death in 2006. At the time they purchased the lot, it was outside the city limits and the house is now within walking distance of old downtown Irving. While John built a distinguished career as a lawyer, politician and judge, Margaret was busy raising and caring for their four children. She was a PTA President, Cub Scout Den Mother, piano instructor, sports supporter and tireless volunteer in all of her children's activities. She was also deeply involved in civic, community, and church affairs and actively participated with her husband in all of his political campaigns and endeavors. Margaret and John had four children and four grandchildren including: son Mark Whittington and his wife Brenda and their two sons, Stephen and Patrick and his wife Ashley; Lynne Whittington; Jeanne Ann Whittington and Jim Halla; Maria Malcolm and husband David and their two children, Liza-Jane and Evan. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Services will be held at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, Texas at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 6, 2014. Because Margaret loved books and animals, any desired memorials may be made to the Irving Public Library or Straydog animal rescue at www.straydog.org. How to Make a Donation to Straydog Animal Rescue.
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BILL: I wanted to add one thing about Colt. I heard on the radio that dogs have 250 million scent receptors in their noses. Humans have about five million. I figured out [I think] that Colt sees with his nose. He can smell so well, and he must get some sort of picture in his brain. It's amazing to see a dog who is totally blind and totally deaf knowing a whole lot about what's going on. It's all from smells (and touch).
(who's deaf and blind) is sniffing his "picture" of
the world around him. He feels the earth beneath him, and he knows,
by touch and feel, where he is, where his water bowl is, where
his dog house is, where his kennel fences are and where the gate
is. The rest of his "picture" is coming only from the
aromas, smells and odors that enter his nose.
JUANA: He knows when it's his turn to go to the park and when it's feeding time.
BILL: It's all from smells (and touch). He can probably smell his food being prepared.
Saturday Adoption Day R E S U L T S : (11.15.14) We were at Petsmart Mesquite 19175 LBJ Freeway (635), Mesquite, Tx from 11 - 3 p.m. - NEW VENUE! ROSTER: (1) Banjo (2) Noel (3) Aubrey (Foster Dog) DAVID's REPORT: Busy Adoption Day, but no adoptions. We took two dogs and brought back three! (Story to post soon.)
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