Pet of the week • 10.28.11

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Bambi

Bambi

Meet Bambi! She is a very sweet 7-year-old Lhasa Apso Mix that enjoys playing with her toys and cuddling up in your lap. She was brought to Operation Kindness after she was found wondering the streets of Fort Worth. When she arrived, she was extremely matted and dirty after being on the streets for so long. We had her groomed and she has not stopped smiling! She enjoys people and will make a wonderful addition to any family. Please come to Operation Kindness to meet this beautiful blonde lady and consider opening up your heart and giving her a home.

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 OperationKindness.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 28, 2011.

—  Kevin Thomas

Pet of the Week: Lulu

Lulu is a beautiful domestic long hair white cat that weighs only 8 pounds. She is friendly and gets along with everyone. She loves playing with her toys and will make someone a great companion. Please come to Operation Kindness and visit with this sweet girl.

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

NYC Gays Bend Over For Marines In ‘Toys For Tots’ Name Scandal

The Marine Corp's Toys For Tots program has realized, after more than 25 years, the annual gay-organized toy drive held in New York City has the exact same name of its holiday charity event started in 1947. So after raising hell about the gays' use of the name and the confusion it creates, the Marines got the gay one to change its name. Robby Browne, the fabulously wealthy real estate executive (who sold Lance Bass his new condo), started the Chelsea Piers event in 1985 and says he "just pulled the name out of a hat" when first coming up with the event. Brown (pictured with Dorris Roberts at last year's event) seems to have done the same in the renaming: Toys For Tots will now be known as "Holiday Gifts for Children and Seniors." Definitely not as catchy. Why not "Gays Give Good Gift" or "Homo For The Holidays Toy Drive"? [photo via]


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As Goes Nancy Pelosi, So Goes McDonald’s Toys: Gone

With San Francisco's House Rep. Nancy Pelosi losing her speaker gig now that Republicans are claiming the chamber, her district is seeing another loss: McDonald's toys. Threatening a ban last month, the city's Board of Supervisors yesterday passed a law barring toys from being distributed with meals that don't meet certain health specs. Great. Now what the hell are we going to throw at awful McDonald's employees?


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News: Gendered Toys, Lindsay Lohan’s Prison and Education, Texas Style

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6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Is The Situation a straight man trapped in a gay man's body? Michael Musto seems to think so.

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Partisan politics is getting ugly: Harry Reid and Sharron Angle supporters turned to fisticuffs at a candidate forum today.

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Lindsay Lohan's back in jail after failing a drug test. Should we feel bad for her clear dependence, or feel contempt over her disregard for the law?

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi NBC Universal chief executive Jeff Zucker announced today that he's leaving the company after Comcast officially takes the reins. Comcast chief operating officer, Steve Burke, agreed on that timing, said Zucker: "He made it clear that they wanted to move on at the close of the deal and I was completely comfortable with that.”

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi The Texas Board of Education today approval a resolution warning text book makers to avoid an alleged "gross pro-Islamic, anti-Christian" bias.

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Your brain on art.

Obamahope

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the world's most famous Obama poster, says he has given up on the president's ability to make progressive change on matters like health care and lobbying restrictions: "Obama was the delivery device in theory. Now, I realize that he maybe is
not the correct delivery device, and I'll just deal with those issues
separately."

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi "I explained we're a family-run business, we have two young, impressionable daughters and we thought maybe it was best not to do that," said Indianapolis baker David Stockton about why his establishment refused to sell local students cupcakes for National Coming Out Day, which is coming up on October 11.

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb wisely suggested guest co-host Michaele Salahi not appear in Playboy.

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi There goes another one: devastatingly handsome Inception actor Tom Hardy and his girlfriend Charlotte O'Reilly are engaged.

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi The LGBT-inclusive Indiana Youth Group has filed a lawsuit against the state's Bureau of Motor Vehicles for refusing a gay-friendly vanity plate that would raise money for the group. The BMV says the group does not prove it's mission has an "uncommon level of statewide distinction and benefit."

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Claire Danes looked stunning at a celebration of Spanish language women's magazine Vanidades' 50th Anniversary last night.

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Andrew Sullivan offers his take on the Libertarian Party's seduction of gay voters.

6a00d8341c730253ef0134879fb980970c-800wi Without further ado, Barry Manilow's "Mandy."


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