Porky and Buddy Pet Health – How many squeaky toys and little pretend mice do they need?

Dear Porky and Buddy,
I am trying to finish my Holiday shopping early but I am fresh out of ideas for my pets, Rufus, the dog and Elmer the cat.  I mean how many squeaky toys and little pretend mice can these guys need? Do you have any fresh ideas?

Dear Evan,

What kind of question is that?  They need, obviously, as many squeaky toys and little pretend mice as you can afford.

Go out and buy some.

You have to understand, dogs and cats are not looking for the new “thing.”  They are perfectly happy with the old thing.

They do not want to be impressed. In fact, there is no such thing as “impressing” a dog or a cat.

There is only entertaining them and that means endless squeaky toys and little pretend mice.

Of course there are other fancier and more expensive toys out there, but when push comes to shove, they are all just upscale variations on squeaky toys and little pretend mice.

So go buy some.

And don’t wait for Christmas Day to give them to Rufus and Elmer either. They also have no clue what Christmas is other than the occasional candy cane or ornament swiped from the tree.

Just give them the toys today.

Then you can just buy some more later.

And if you are feeling guilty about your lack of imagination, you could probably assuage that guilt by buying a fabulous Oswego County Humane Society “People and Pets Are Good for Each Other” Calendar.

Or better yet, make a donation in honor of Rufus and Elmer to the Humane Society.

Honestly, that won’t impress them either, but it will make you feel good and all of your friends will be impressed.

And that’s important too.

Speaking of holiday fun,  the American Foundry is putting on a Party for Party Animals for the Animals of the Humane Society on December 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Admission is a bag of cat or kitten food or $3.

There will be music by the Cortini Brothers with vocals by Tommy Ciappa, raffles for a lottery board and a wine basket, and a cash bar.

All proceeds to benefit the Humane society. Join us for a fun and relaxing holiday event.

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Our office is located at 265 West First Street, Oswego, NY.

Phone (315) 207-1070. Email:[email protected] Website: www.oswegohumane.org

Because People & Pets Are Good for Each Other.