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Find-a-Friend Friday: Pete

September 16th, 2011 11:24 am by Kelly


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Pete is a Domestic Long Hair/Tabby Mix with fluffy, gray fur.
Photo courtesy of Protective Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) .


 
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve featured any cats in this here space, so let’s remedy that straight away, mkay? The Protective Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is currently home to dozens of lovely cats, young and old, including several groups of kittens. (Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!) Like many of PAWS’s animals, little Pete here came to the shelter as a stray, where he was nursed back to health and is now ready to find his forever home. Maybe that’s with you?

Pete
Domestic Long Hair/Tabby Mix: An adoptable cat in Kansas City, MO
Medium • Adult • Male

Pete 1-2 year old silver tabby short hair. Pete was found on a brutal night last winter, almost too weak to survive. He was taken in by a caring loving lady. He has been nurtured back to health and has one of the most adorable personalities that you will ever see in a cat. Everybody loves Pete even the bratty cats. You just can’t help it!

For more information, please contact Mina at mherron@entrekc.com or 816-616-7725.

More about Pete
Coat length: Long

Located inside of A Dog’s Fun Playce located just north of 79th Street on Wornall Road in Kansas City, Missouri, all animals adopted from PAWS come with 6 months of free day care at A Dog’s Fun Playce – a $2,700.00 value! How cool is that?

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Saturday Garbage Plate, 2011-09-10

September 10th, 2011 7:00 am by admin


Taters.
 

Taters on bread, the stuff dreams are made of. (No, for reals! Can you say “carb coma”?)
CC image via flickr user ancient history; nomz via Blackbird Pizzeria.


 

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Find-a-Friend Friday: Ronnie, Rex, Felicia – and many more!

September 9th, 2011 2:17 pm by Kelly


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Mags and Finnick soak up some sun – and love!
(In the background is Kaylee, Mags’ long-lost mom.
For reals, look at those faces! Spitting image, I say!)

 

This week’s edition is a special one, dedicated to the dogs (and cats!) currently available for adoption at the St. Joseph Animal Shelter – some of whom we had the pleasure of meeting last Saturday. (Or rather displeasure, given the sad circumstances.)

While writing the Find-a-Friend Friday feature last week, I stumbled upon a listing for two senior rat terriers whose time was seemingly almost up at the St. Joe pound. Upon further inquiry, we discovered that the date given – 9/3 at 2PM, i.e., in just over 24 hours! – was actually the deadline for their owner to reclaim them (not their euth date as we’d feared), at which time they would become city property and would be evaluated for adoptability. Given that they were nipping at the staff and had already earned the labels “aggressive” and “probably not adoptable,” their chances still didn’t look good, so we decided to head on out there the next day to meet (and possibly foster or adopt) the dogs.

Long story short, we brought Mags and Finnick home with us on Wednesday, and the two are settling in quite nicely. Both are as friendly as can be; Mags has already proven herself a champion sunbather and lover of belly rubs (though we have to be careful to avoid her spay stitches), and Finnick is bright and eager to please, and quickly claimed own spot on the back of the living room couch. These lovely little guys – who are already more well-behaved than our other dogs – bring our pack up to seven dogs. Eight furkids in total, if you count the cat. (And they get on well with the cat, too! Total awesomeness, these two.) Crazy, I know. We just couldn’t leave them to die for lack of a home or “unadoptability.”

Unfortunately, there were many more dogs and cats who we couldn’t save. Among them: Ronnie, Rex and Felicia, all of whom were at the shelter when we visited last Saturday. If you can find it in your heart to adopt any of these beautiful souls, you’ll have my eternal gratitude. Dog’s and Ceiling Cat’s, too!

First up is Ronnie, an adorable wee little guy who was housed in a cage just a few stalls down from Mags and Finnick. He melted my heart in five seconds flat, so excited was he to receive a little human warmth and attention. A total wiggle butt, he’d make a great companion for … well, for anyone with the energy to match his own. Probably he’d love a (slightly) older brother or sister to tag along with and just generally worship, but that’s a guess on my part. But I can’t imagine this friendly pup not getting along with any but the grouchiest of canines.

 

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Ronnie the rat terrier pup!
Photos courtesy of St. Joseph Animal Control.

20265 RONNIE
Rat Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Saint Joseph, MO
Small • Young • Male

#20265 RONNIE is a darling, little Rat Terrier mix pup. He is between 5 and 6 months old and weighs 4 pounds so he will always be a little bitty boy. He is cute and friendly and his good-pet potential is off the charts. He came into the shelter as a stray. If nobody comes looking for him he will be available for adoption 9-9-2011. If you are over 60 this little fellow would be an excellent choice and the $50.00 senior discount will apply toward his neutering and adoption expenses.

More about 20265 RONNIE
Pet ID: 20265 • Primary colors: White or Cream, Black • Coat length: Short

 

Next is Rex, who was housed with another little dog in a cage directly opposite of Mags and Finnick’s. The poor little guy seemed terrified and miserable – not that I blame him! The pound is a scary place, yo! From what I could tell, he seemed to be a very laid-back, mellow fellow, in need of a lap – and couch! – to call his own. A concrete floor is no place for an animal, you know?

 

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Rex the Shih Tzu!

Rex
Shih Tzu: An adoptable dog in Saint Joseph, MO
Small • Adult • Male

Rex needs a bath and trim, and some TLC from a new owner, and he’ll be the best little lap-warmer around! He’s only 15 # as full-grown adult, easy to handle and a pretty little dog. He is available NOW, and remember our $50 discount for adopters over age 60, Come get acquainted with this great dog.

More about Rex
Primary colors: White or Cream, Black • Coat length: Long

 

Last but not least is Felicia, a gorgeous black Labrador Retriever mix who was surrendered to the pound while we were filling out our adoption paperwork. All kisses and nose bumps, this girl was! Friendly and full of energy, she was found as a stray and brought to the shelter after several weeks, after her “finder” was unable to locate her family. If no one comes forward to claim her, she’ll be available for adoption next week.

 

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Felicia the black lab mix!

20292 FELICIA
Black Labrador Retriever Mix: An adoptable dog in Saint Joseph, MO
Medium • Young • Female

#20292 FELICIA is a skinny, black Lab mix female with floppy ears and a long, narrow muzzle. She is a pretty dog who weighs about 40 pounds and is a year old. She came into the shelter as a stray. If her family doesn’t show up looking for her she will be available for adoption 9-12-2011. Remember that the $50.00 senior discount will apply toward her spaying and adoption expenses if you are over 60.

More about 20292 FELICIA
Pet ID: 20292 • Primary color: Black • Coat length: Short

 

Of course, the St. Joe animal shelter is also a temporary home to many cats in need; but since they have their own area, we only saw them through a window. But I’m sure they’re all too cute and precious to bear. So show them a little love too, mkay?

As always, if you can’t adopt, please help by spreading the word! In particular, Ronnie and Felicia’s people may be looking for them. If you know someone who has lost a dog in the St. Joseph, Missouri area, please send them to the Friends of the Animal Shelter of St. Joseph, Inc.’s website! Also: KC Pet Connect.

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Recipe: Pita Pizza #823

September 6th, 2011 10:22 am by Kelly


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If you’ve been following me for any amount of time – either here or on fuck yeah vegan pizza – then you know how much I love my pita pizzas! Eight hundred and twenty-three pizzas worth may be an exaggeration, but only slightly! Anyway, I made this little number a few weeks ago; the tomatoes are fresh from my own garden and terribly yummy! Most of the year I stick to sundried, but “fresh as in picked five minutes ago”? The best!

* RIP Satya. 🙁

 
Pita Pizza #823

Ingredients

1 piece of pita bread, freshly baked or frozen and defrosted
Several cups of red sauce
1/2 cup mozzarella Follow Your Heart (or the vegan cheese of your choice)
4 small Juliet tomatoes (or two medium Romas), thinly sliced
black olives, diced
Kalamata olives, diced

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

2. As the oven’s preheating, place your (defrosted) pita bread onto a pizza stone (or lightly greased pan). To defrost a frozen piece of pita bread, just pop in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds.

3. Spread a generous amount of red sauce on the pita bread, followed by the olives, cheese and – last but not least – the tomatoes.

4. Bake at 425 degrees F for ten to fifteen minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

5. Enjoy warm and crispy!

 

Happy Tomato!
 

Happy tomato is happy!
CC image via flickr user hellokittygroupie.

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Saturday Garbage Plate, 2011-09-03

September 3rd, 2011 7:00 am by admin


Pesto Pizza

Pesto pizza makes me feel green. WITH ENVY!
CC image via flickr user mollyjade.

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