Put a green ribbon around the March pets of the month

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero

Miranda, Nacho (cats), T.G., and Peanut Butter (dogs) are our March honorees. Last October, we discovered a meowing box with a mama and four kittens squished inside. After being dumped so unceremoniously on our doorstep, the two-year-old calico we named Miranda took several moments to gather her dignity, then proceeded to nurse her kittens, and all was right with the world. She has retained her dignified bearing, yet, without protest, allows herself to be cuddled, settling into our laps to accept the nurturing she deserves now that her babies have been adopted.

Nacho and his brother were left to a worker when their owner left town. Frustrated when the promised money for their care was never sent, the worker contacted us, and we agreed to take them in. The idea that this change would prove stressful for the brothers was dispelled within minutes of their arrival. After a quick tour of their new digs, they jumped on our laps and made themselves comfortable. One brother has been adopted, but the other handsome, mellow seven-month-old kitten is still available. He is loving and full of purrs.

T.G. and Peanut Butter are two very small guys who think they are giants! One-year-old T.G. was born here, the runt of the litter. His name originally stood for Tiny Guy, but, as leader of his siblings, Tough Guy seemed more appropriate. Not shy about warning off strangers, he absolutely adores almost anyone once he knows them. He loves to be petted and to play. He is really smart, gets along well with larger dogs, and is the perfect dog for anyone who wants a guard dog that you can almost carry in a purse!

Peanut Butter is a small black poodle, found in the neighborhood with his fur so badly matted and covered with burrs that we couldn’t tell what breed he was until he was completely shaved. He is now a handsome little tyke, playful, energetic, and he doesn’t shed! He, too, believes that he is a Great Dane, even though he tops out at about 12 pounds. He is anxious to find his very own people to love and protect, which he will do quite enthusiastically!

Adopt them during March and receive a free adoption kit. Meet them and their friends at the SPA, Monday-Saturday, 11am-2pm, Los Pinos 7, phone 152-6124. See www.facebook.com/spasanmiguel for albums of our wonderful animals available for adoption.


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