Sunday, October 25, 2009

My cruelty knows no bounds

And, for once, Celeste agrees. Dressing up dogs for Halloween and taking fifty five thousands photographs should be a prosecutable offense.

In other news, here are some sheep from the sanctuary. I tried to get them to stop grazing and face me and the camera, but their butts would not move. You can see that the two sheep on the right (Gwen and Lenny) have tails. The two sheep on the left (Alice & Virginia) have had theirs docked, generally done with a cauterizing knife and no pain relief (ouch). Unlike their wild brethren, most domestic sheep have long, sometimes very woolly tails. If you can manage a good hygiene program, like we do at the sanctuary, maggots are not a problem (in fact, the only sheep who has had problems with maggots was a docked merino ewe). Maggots can become an issue in the fine-wool breeds, like merinos, who have extra folds of skin where moisture and maggots can thrive.

Anyways. Sheep butts!


PoochesForPeace said...

Aww sheep with tails!! I've never seen that before- what a revelation!

Our Pack said...

CUTE post!! Love it.
Also, thanks again for posting such great valid talking points on the Our Pack blog. Fantastic!
I just became a follower here!

Kari in Redwood City said...

Did you make one of your dogs a lobster? The other should have been a chef :)

devon.c.estes said...

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the Zagat rated restaurant and gelataria Via Vanti, located just outside New York, is doing a great fundraiser for the guide dog school Guiding Eyes for the Blind. It’s called “Dogs in Party Hats”, and it’s pretty much as it sounds. Entrants take a picture of their canine friends in costume and come up with a flavor of gelato named after their dog, then submit it to Via Vanti along with a small donation that goes entirely to Guiding Eyes for the Blind. 12 winners will be chosen in January, and each winner will receive the high honor of having a gelato Flavor-of-the-Month created in the spirit of their entry, a professional photographic portrait of their dog in costume with a framed copy on the doggie “Wall of Fame”, a great gift pack for each winning canine courtesy of Just Dogs! Gourmet™, and a “Year of Gelato” gift card, good for a pint of gelato each month.

With Halloween just 2 days away it could be a perfect time for everyone to take some pictures of their pups and enter them in the contest. The deadline for entry is midnight EST on November 30th.