PET OF THE WEEK: Dafney

Dafney is an 8-year-old border collie mix who was rescued from a hoarder and brought to Operation Kindness. Like most Border Collies she is very smart and curious and learns things quickly. She is a bit shy at first but once she gets to know you she is very friendly and fun. She is very playful and energetic.

Many other great dogs and cats are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, located at 3201 Earhart Drive, 1 street south of Keller Springs and 2 blocks west of Midway Road, in Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open 6 days a week: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 dogs over 1 year, and $175 for puppies. The adoption cost includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, heartworm test for dogs, leukemia and FIV test for cats, and more. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount. For more information, call 972-418-PAWS, or visit www.operationkindness.org.

—  John Wright

News: ROTC, Chad White, Target, Border Collie, Alberta

Road John McCain and Lindsey Graham: the mean girls of the U.S. Senate.

Harvard RoadHarvard, Yale consider opening up to ROTC following 'DADT' vote.

RoadHot Israeli football star can say anything he wants.

RoadConfirmed: Bank of America is Wikileaks next target. BofA preps by buying up abusive domain names.

RoadPhilanthropist offers .5 milion for Philadelphia building that housed the Boy Scouts: "Heifetz, whose offer was first reported by the Daily News, said he was moved to bid to make a point about discrimination. 'I'm sure there are thousands and thousands of kids around this country that have been discriminated and thrown out of the Boy Scouts because they have been called gay,' said Heifetz, a former Eagle Scout. If Heifetz purchased the building, he would donate it to a charitable group that does not discriminate."

RoadPee Wee Herman coming to HBO.

RoadConEd allows gay couple to change name on electric bill.

RoadSpider-Man musical to reopen Wednesday night.

RoadNOM's Maggie Gallagher on 'DADT' repeal: "When the 58 percent of Marines putting their lives on the line for this country who say “this is going to make our life harder” have so little weight in public debate — compared with, say, the understandably opposing feelings of Lt. Dan Choi and other gay soldiers — it’s certainly culturally significant." 

Minnesota_target RoadTarget continues to make anti-gay donations.

RoadAlberta, Canada drops homosexuality as mental disorder from diagnostic guide: "Alberta has finally scrubbed homosexuality from its diagnostic guide to mental disorders, more than 35 years after the psychiatric profession made the same move. Alberta Health and Wellness spokesman Andy Weiler says the move was made Tuesday after the matter was brought to the department's attention by a reporter."

RoadThe 10 gayest songs of 2010?

RoadBorder collie the smartest dog: "A border collie called Chaser has been taught the names of 1022 items – more than any other animal. She can also categorise them according to function and shape, something children learn to do around the age of 3."

RoadIt's Cristiano Ronaldo, Jr!

White RoadChad White splashes in for Joop!

RoadThe best male model of 2010?

RoadOne of few Black gay bars in Manhattan to close: "Ronelle McKenzie, 40, co-owner of the 12-year-old Chi Chiz bar at 135 Christopher St., said the cost of fighting numerous citations from the State Liquor Authority and paying tickets from the NYPD drained at least ,000 from her savings and forced her to walk away from her business."

RoadLady Gaga sheds the pants for Paris.

RoadSlain M16 spy Gareth Williams' private life revealed: "The 31-year-old codebreaker viewed sites showing people bound and tied, which included do-it-yourself guides. Detectives also found a £15,000 collection of unworn women's designer clothing, including tops, dresses and shoes in his wardrobe. They revealed he visited a drag cabaret in east London four days before his death and held tickets to two more. One witness has also come forward to say he was at a popular gay bar in Vauxhall several months before his death."


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Pet of the week • 11.12.10

Rock is a gorgeous black-and-white collie mix with one blue and one brown eye. He also has the greatest grin and a personality to match. Rock is 3 years old, very friendly and affectionate. He sits on command and loves to run and play. He’ll make a wonderful companion for someone with an active lifestyle.

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Rock and many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV.  For more information, visit DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 12, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens

Drawing Dallas

Richard Guy might look like a modern-day Viking, but he’s really just a homebody

MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com

What a Guy!

Name and age: Richard Guy, 47

Spotted at: Lee Park

Was a man, was a big man: A third generation Texan from Austrian stock, Richard stands an impressive 6 feet 4 inches of furry, pierced muscle. Originally from Amarillo, he has resided in Dallas for 28 years.

An animal loving Capricorn, Richard shares his life with a newly-adopted border collie, Romo, and a tortoise-shell cat named Maggie. A natural homebody, this engineering-minded man spends his time at home remodeling (he’s building an amazing addition on his house), and is equipped with electrical and plumbing skills. Richard’s hobbies include working out (really? We’d never have guessed), attending sports events (he’s a huge Cowboys, Stars and Rangers fan), and downloading all genres of music.

His favorite quote comes from his grandmother: “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 15, 2010.

—  Kevin Thomas

Pet of the week • 09.17.10

MasterMaster is an unusual but regal-looking mix of collie and shar pei. He has the coloring of a collie, with a short red coat and a plush white bib, but the definite facial features of a shar pei. Master is 10 months old and pretty much full grown at about 55 pounds. Despite his rather serious expression, Master is friendly, gentle and calm.

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Master and many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV. For more information, visit www.DallasAnimalServices.org or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 17, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens