You know how we celebrate the milestones of our lives with birthdays and weddings and anniversaries and the like? Well, I think there should be a new annual celebration called Speuter Day for our pets which would be like birthdays except, ironically, it would be more about celebrating not being able to give birth though I'm sure our pets won't quibble as long as there is steak involved.
Imagine all the witty one liners those otherwise bored greeting card copywriters could come up with around gonad freedom day. Hallmark, are you paying attention? And don't forget to send along my way those royalty cheques when this idea takes off.
Along with a bunch of other new arrivals, today is Peter's Speuter Day. I'm sure he's not looking forward to it but that's because no one has mentioned it to him and that's probably for the best. Peter is a handsome young Beagle, and like that Beagle from a couple of weeks back, Tinkerbella, who was here and gone in no time, Peter is also a non-barker apparently. At least no one's heard any barks or howls coming from him although I did hear a couple of mouse squeaks when he wanted some attention.
Beagles are generally pretty affectionate but Peter is uberaffectionate. When I sat down to take his photo, he draped himself over my lap and wouldn't get off. I'd lift him off and he'd just clamber back on. I tried holding the camera as far out as possible and took some shots with it facing back at Peter in my lap. Most of those didn't really turn out.
I was finally able to get a few with him standing a few feet away but he wasn't terribly happy about that.
Anyway, Peter, HAPPY SPEUTER DAY!!!
The best way to check on the adoption status of this dog (and other dogs and cats and other small domestic animals) is to visit Toronto Animal Services adoption website or call 416 338 6668 for the Toronto Animal Services South shelter. If the dog is no longer on the TAS adoption website, it's probably because it's been adopted already.