Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Caution, a head!

When it comes to interior decoration, I’m no expert. As long as I have a comfy bed and a clean water bowl, I’m content. Paint the room any color you like; I’m color blind. But even I have to object when I see an animal’s head mounted on the wall. While relaxing at home, I prefer not to be reminded of decapitation. 

Boy was I confused the first time I saw a mounted head. I thought a moose was sticking his head through a big hole in the wall. I said hello to the moose, but got no answer. Intrigued, I went into the next room. Imagine my surprise when instead of finding the rest of the moose, I found a refrigerator! Once I realized there is no such thing as moose/refrigerator hybrid, I got out of that house as fast as I could. I’ve seen those scary movies, I know what goes on, and I did not want to be next. That’s the last time I have dinner at Norman Bates’s house.

I’ve been talking with my cat neighbors about this peculiar human habit, and we can’t understand it. We’re going to have to call an anthropologist or psychiatrist to explain this custom to us. Although, something tells me there is no good explanation. Would you want to hang my head on the wall? How about my friend Fiero’s head?

Y’know, you can buy a picture of the entire animal, not just the head. I guarantee the picture will look a lot better than a creepy moose head with glued-on glass eyes

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vote For Carmen!

I have some incredibly exciting news!  Our very own Humane Society of New York all-star volunteer, Carmen, was selected to represent the entire state of New York in the Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest!  

Carmen LOVES our cats and her story is featured on the site where you can vote daily for her until March 15th.  The runners-up get $5,000 and the grand-prize winner gets a $25,000 shelter makeover!  WOW!  

We can’t win this without YOUR help!  
Don’t forget to tell everyone you know!   
Go vote here: http://www.catchow.com/buildingbetterlives#/shelters/ny

Wednesday, December 31, 2014



Now that the holidays are over I, like you, am looking forward to a new year. But before we say farewell to 2014, I would like to thank all of my friends that went out of their way to be kind to me and the animals here at HSNY.
I hear a lot of talk about people rushing out to return their gifts. What is an ugly Christmas sweater? If a sweater keeps me warm, I’m happy.

I didn’t get a PlayStation, but I love to play…especially with the homemade dog toys that Hannah and her class made for me and the other dogs here. Her brother Moses helped her deliver them….thanks guys!
You should see the cozy beds and blankets that my dear friend Nancy donated. They are so soft and warm. I wish that every dog and cat had a nice clean bed to sleep in like I do.

In our HSNY hospital, we go through a lot of bedding. Thank you to Kim, for the sheets and pillowcases, and Annye and her mom Sharyn, for the many boxes of blankets, towels, bandanas and harnesses that you’ve sent over the years.
Even though I’m not allowed to drink eggnog (eggnog??), I certainly enjoyed the delicious dog cookies that Sassafrass Jones sent over. What fun it was to hand out treats to all my buddies!

The cats told me that many of you donated cardboard scratching posts from stretchandscratch.com. The word is that they love them, and could always use more.
We are very grateful for all of your love and support. That’s a gift that nobody will ever want to exchange.

Happy New Year one and all. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Giving Thanks!

A relative of my dear friend, Tillie, painted this lovely portrait of me.
Thank you so much! I do look fetching, if I say so myself. Blush.

It’s that time of the year again . . . I mean, to look back and reflect.

Analyzing the world is not an easy task. The more I read, the harder it becomes to focus on subjects that concern me. The everyday things that we take for granted: water, clean air, all the endangered species in the animal kingdom, like elephants who are being killed for their tusks, etc.

I can’t speak for people, they have their own voices. Through my blog, I have a voice.  I am able to call attention to what is happening in my world, a way to shed light on important issues.
I am one of the “lucky ones”. I live inside a special place that genuinely cares and has been making all the difference it can to protect those like me, who have been left orphaned, mistreated and abandoned.

Above all, at this time I want to thank all of you out there, who have been supporting us and helping to call attention to the issues that relate to the earth’s well-being.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Half The World's Wildlife Gone Over Last 40 Years

"The world has lost 52 percent of its biodiversity since 1970, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced in a study released today on the state of our planet."  

We were very concerned about this report we saw on CBS and highly recommend reading it.  
Please click on the link below.  


Friday, September 12, 2014

A Note On 9/11

What a special letter to one of our 9/11 heroes, Kerry McGinnis.
Thank you for thinking of us!  And good job Mr. G!

The Humane Society of New York conducted a major rescue operation in the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center, encompassing care and support for animals harmed or left homeless through the disaster. Directly after the attack, the Society's veterinarians were the first to begin emergency triage at Pier 40, near "Ground Zero". They attended more than 200 animals at the Pier, and served as medical escorts for individuals going into sealed apartments to retrieve pets.