Sunday, February 14, 2010
But since I have a lot of black in my coat, I'm a member of the Black Dog Club at the Humane Society of Missouri. Hey, a girl has to have some social contacts, ya know. I joined the club after hearing some really sad stuff about black dogs. Did you know there is such a thing called the Black Dog Syndrome? It's also called black dog bias. Wikipedia defines it as a veterinarian and animal shelter phenomenon in which black dogs are passed over for adoption in favor of lighter colored animals. Apparently, black dogs are adopted in lower numbers and euthanized in higher numbers in shelters. It also takes longer for black dogs, particularly big black dogs, to get adopted. People are not sure of the reasons for this. But, nonetheless, many shelters have seen this phenomenon. There was even an MSNBC article about it. The people at Hope Rescues, where are foster dogs (and my sister Chili) come from, say it's true. Luckily, I was never at a shelter!
But Mom's getting better at taking pictures of me.
Until next week (same bat-time, same bat-channel),