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September pets of the month

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero

News flash: September’s restaurant partner is La Frontera! Don’t miss an opportunity to have a great meal and support the SPA’s quest to find homes for our resident animals. On Thursday, September 5, La Frontera (Stirling Dickinson 28 in Plaza Pueblito) will donate a portion of its proceeds to the SPA, so bring your friends and join us!

Now to September’s charming Pets of the Month. Abby and Tessie are the dogs we are highlighting this month. Abby arrived at the SPA in April of this year, and she is now almost seven months old. She is a small/medium Shar-Pei mix, with the cutest wrinkly forehead, especially when she is puzzled about something. Her eyebrows shoot up and little forehead wrinkles form and make her look like she is thinking deeply. Too cute! She is playful, active, friendly and good with other dogs, too.

Tessie is a gorgeous, 10-month-old, medium-sized golden retriever mix. She’s shy at first with strangers, but warms up quickly and loves to play. She also adores swimming, and enjoys jumping into the water troughs for a quick dip. She would be best as an only dog, and will reward you with plenty of love and kisses.

This month’s featured cats are Coco and Audrey, a pair of lovely girls who have been at the SPA quite some time. Both of them proved to be late bloomers, just recently coming into their own. Coco was left in a box with one kitten a year ago, and was not a happy girl. We assumed she just wasn’t a friendly cat, but now think we can blame post pregnancy hormones for her behavior. She has made quite a turnaround, now enjoying lots of petting. A split-face two-year-old Siamese type, she has a dramatic gaze that begs for attention. We’ve had Audrey since she was a baby. Despite her cuteness, she was so timid she hid from people for the first year and a half. Now she has realized all the fun she’s been missing, and meows plaintively when we pass her by, just begging for some special time and petting. A lovely black and white three-year-old, she has a mellow and sweet disposition.

Adopt any of these Pets of the Month during September (350 pesos) and receive a free adoption kit. Visit them and their canine and feline friends at the SPA, Monday-Saturday, 11-2, Los Pinos 7, 152-6124.

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