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Our Weekly Falmouth Enterprise Column


By Pamela Alden Kokmeyer

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sure, we know that it's a busy time of year for the calligraphy department at the White House. Official pronouncements, dinner menus for heads of state, documents, awards and proclamations—and there are also all those Christmas cards to send. Okay, we get it. They're busy. But frankly, we were a bit surprised that we didn't even get a response from the White House to our request for a very special announcement. So we'll just have to do it ourselves:

Rookie has been adopted.

And may we say, "Yay!"

Dustin, Yorkie/poodle mix

This lovely young Lab is joining a wonderful family and now even has a doggie brother that can handle his exuberance. Congratulations, buddy. You've earned this great family.

But never fear; we still have some lovely dogs needing homes.

Dusty is a 6-year-old schnoodle (part mini-schnauzer and part poodle). He is wildly popular among the volunteers and once you meet him, you'll know why. This little creature is quirky-looking, full of love and affection, smart as a whip, has nice house manners—no, he has great house manners—loves to walk and loves to cuddle. He's the real deal. The complete package. The cat's meow. The whole enchilada. He spills over with personality.

Dusty spent last weekend at the home of a volunteer. She rates him as an A+. He was a perfect guest. Friendly with her visitors, slept through the night, didn't beg at the table and was a lively little walker. All in all, she said, he is low maintenance and high entertainment.

Despite all the glowing reports, we think he'll do best in a home with adults or older teenagers. He still can be a little bossy. He likes other dogs but will do well as an only, and he seems indifferent to cats.

Molly, shih tzu

Molly is waaaaay more low-key and laid-back. This 9-year-old shih tzu in foster care requires a quiet, patient, nurturing home where she can learn to relax and trust. We know she will bond because she has bonded closely to her foster family. But life can sometimes overwhelm her. Molly enjoys strolling and sitting in the sun but she's also happy being inside near you while you go about your daily life. She offers her foster family a warm greeting when they return home at the end of the day. Her favorite thing to do? Watch movies on TV. How sweet is that. Molly visits the shelter on Saturday and can also be seen by appointment. Molly has lived with cats and is fine with that. She also has lived with well-behaved small dogs.

Hold on to your hats. We may have a surprise for you by the time this column goes to press. All we can say is she is young, full-coated, uber-friendly, and has Paul-Newman-blue eyes. Tune in next week or give us a call in a few days.

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And here is our annual Thanksgiving celebration tip: please make sure your dog doesn't get "spoiled" by family and friends with turkey and all the fixins, even "just a little bit." These foods are very rich and can easily cause stomach upsets, or worse, and that's a quick way to ruin an afternoon. Please make sure that if you want to give your pets treats, those treats are healthy and safe. And formulated for dogs.

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Saturday, December 2, is closing and fast. That's when we'll have our Pet Photos With Santa at the Waquoit Congregational Church from 11 AM to 1 PM. Cost is $10 per photo and all proceeds benefit our medical fund (for dogs at the shelter and dogs in the community). The event will be held in the lower level of the hall; volunteers will be on hand to direct you.

And Sunday, December 3, we are once again partnering with the Black Dog of Falmouth to march in the Falmouth Christmas Parade, which steps off at noon. All well-behaved dogs on leash or in strollers are invited to walk with us. And all our friends, even without dogs, are also welcome to join us. We will post details of where and when to meet in this column and on our website.

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We are at the shelter Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to noon; Sunday from 3 to 5 PM; and Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3 to 5.

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