This is where I would love to tell you that I have this fabulous reason as to why I have not posted anything since last Wednesday. This is also where I fail miserably should I try as I have no good reason for my laziness other than a lack of inspiration. Call it my June hump.
I did hear something rather interesting, however, over the weekend, and I am curious as to whether or not other beings have heard this as well. At a small get-together on Saturday evening, I was listening to one of the human pet's friends (who we shall call Shannon) discuss how she had seen "our puppy", Ares, on local flyers around her town.
Needless to say, Shannon meant our breed of puppy, not Ares, as he was lolly-gagging on the deck the entire time. According to Shannon, people were on the lookout for purebred puppies in local neighborhoods. Once they found these poor puppies, they were stealing them and placing them online at various websites (such as Craigslist) to be sold.
When someone asked why people would do that, Shannon replied, "To make money in this economy. Some of those dogs are worth a fortune."
Has it really come to this? Selling dogs on "the black pet market"? The human pet conducted a search on Google to see if it were possibly true, and sure enough, there seems to be some information indicating that purepred puppynapping is on the rise. Because the pet enjoys being helpful, she found this informative article that includes tips on how to be safer in your daily routine with your puppy and asked me to pass it along.
Has any of this been happening in your hometown? We're all very curious over in this part of the country. Ares, the one exception, is blissfully unaware as, being a good brother, I have placed him on a need-to-know-basis, and right now, he does not need to know.