Confession time. See that massive horse of a dog taking up the better half of my mugshot?
Well, he’s not actually my dog, though I’ll be the last one to admit it.
Dante, the Great Dane, belongs to my parents — probably for the better, since they are the ones who can actually afford to feed him. The list of things he’s eaten is vast and varied.
Ranging from one of my mother’s precious fluffy-footed chickens to a box of my brother’s college graduation announcements. Picky, he is not.
“He’ll eat The Tribune,” my boyfriend said matter-of-factly when I told him I was bringing Dante into the office for a photo shoot.
That worried me because I’d been mulling over the same thought for some time. Sure, the paper has faced recessions, stiff competition and a digital era, but never a hungry Great Dane.
It took a pocket full of beef jerky and mammoth amounts of string cheese, but I’m happy to report that The Tribune still stands.
I wish I could say the same for my black pencil skirt, but I guess a bit of dog hair never hurt anyone.
Fall into love
Woods Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for all adult cats in September. All cats are current on vaccinations, have been spayed or neutered, have a microchip, and come with a collar and tag, cat carrier and a free veterinary health exam. The shelter is located at 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo. For more information, visit http://www.woodshumanesociety.org or call 543-9316.
Brews and Bites Fest
Woods Humane Society is hosting its seventh annual Brews and Bites Festival on Sept. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. There will be local craft breweries and restaurants selling food and drinks, along with live music — Hot Tina, The Guitar Circus and The Gillie Wheesels. Proceeds from the event will go to Woods Humane Society and the Central Coast Brewers Consortium. The event is free. Tickets for beer tastings can be purchased at the event or online at http://www.slobrewsandbites.com. Call 543-9316 for more info.
Registration for Dog Splash Days, Saturday and Sunday at Templeton Community Pool, is open. Admission is $20 per dog. Advance reservations are recommended. For details, visit http://www.parks4pups.org. This year’s event includes a raffle to benefit Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton. Donations are needed for the raffle table. For more information, call 239-4437.
The Private fund
The little kitten from North County Paws Cause known as Private (Formerly Private Kate) successfully underwent surgeries to repair the kitten’s congenital defect. The kitten will return home to its foster family Friday. Paws Cause is still asking for community support to cover the high cost of the surgeries. To contribute, visit http://www.northcountypawscause.org and designate a gift to the Private Fund.