Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 6, 2021

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Mountain Views News Saturday, February 6, 2021 


Meet Sky and Luna! Two 
beautiful girls! They are 
currently being fostered, but 
they need a home of their own 
to thrive. They are chipped 
and vaccinated. Sky is more 
outgoing. She still is not 
comfortable with being picked 
up and held, but she loves to play and she will approach you 
for attention.. She likes to get into everything and explores 
everything. When she is hungry she is not shy and will let you 
know that she wants to eat. Luna is still very shy and will run 
under the bed. Although when she is in her bed she will allow herself to be petted. They do 
love to play, especially at night, and they chase each other. They both like to cuddle and love 
sitting on they desk when the foster’s son is working on his computer. The foster’s 6 year old 
granddaughter played with them when she was over and ran around the house with their 
feather toys and they would run after her. They had been originally owned by the foster’s 
sister, and the change in their environment has affected them. They don’t understand what 
happened to “their house.” This is likely the reason for their shyness. Once they are in a 
patient forever home, perhaps being the only pets, they will hide at first, but hopefully with 
treats, sweet talk, and patience, they may warm up and feel “home.” Born 2018. See more 
pictures, adoption information and application on our website at the More Cats page at www.

Happy Tails

by Chris Leclerc


Play Ball!

OK, everybody - Get ready, get rowdy, and get set, cause it’s that time of year yet again! Hard to 
believe it is already here. This past year seems to have flown and blown by in a chaotic blur.

But it’s true, Puppy Bowl XVII will air on Animal Planet and stream on Discovery+ this Sunday, 
February 7th kicking off at 2pm Eastern Time. Teams Ruff and Fluff, donned in their respective 
bodacious blue and rambunctious red, will be back on the turf, facing off for an all-new puff-
and-tumble, playful-humble puppy sporting event that is sure to melt the hearts of all who view.

Wait. Did you think I was talking about Super Bowl LV? That end-of-season game between two 
top teams, going helmet-to-helmet in hopes of winning the most important NFL championship 
of the year? Well, sorry to disappoint you dyed-in-the-wool true-blue football fans, but this 
Happy Tale is about a game that will make lots of puppy tails wag, all the way home…to their 
forever homes where they will make lots of humans happier than they probably knew they could 

Unlike the NFL’s Super Bowl game (which also happens to air this Sunday by the way), The 
Puppy Bowl is a life-changing, wonderful win/win event for all involved. I’ll admit, this tradition 
hasn’t been around quite as long as the Super Bowl, but I’m here to tell you, the un-sung hero’s 
who make the Puppy Bowl happen, and the precious pups who play their hearts out to represent 
shelter pets everywhere, are champions in their own rite.

This year’s Puppy Bowl will be hosted by none other than renowned celebrity rap star Snoop 
Dogg and TV personality Martha Stewart, both of whom also happen to be animal advocates and 
dutiful dog lovers. Officiating the big game this year, is our beloved “Ruferee“, Dan Schachner, 
returning for his 10th year of keeping things civil on the grid, while “scooping” the big “poop” 
(reporter jargon for, well, poop) throughout the game!

Among his many four-legged friends, Schachner will be accompanied by a fluffy fella named 
“Elvis” during the 4th quarter. He’s an adorable adoptable black-and-tan, bodacious bubbly babe 
with eyebrows to die for. Elvis is a bulbous bundle of love that hails from Mighty Paws Rescue, 
representing team Ruff with his helpful yelps of cheer for his peers from the sidelines.

Now, let me just say that Dan Schachner doesn’t take his job as Puppy Bowl ruferee lightly. He 
knows how important his job is! Among the official calls he’ll have to make, to keep things fair 
on the field, is one for the offense of “pancake-ing”. This terrible technique could be easily missed 
by a less-seasoned official, but Dan the man won‘t miss a lick. Pancake-ing is where one pup lays 
on top of another to keep their opponent from getting the ball! Sounds harmless, but not fair 
play on Puppy Bowl Sunday!

Now, based on the perspective of a viewer watching the game from their easy chair with a piece 
of pizza in one hand and a soda in the other, such a fowl play might sound trite. But believe 
you me, “pancake-ing” is no small infraction. Indeed, it can set the offender’s team back by five 
yards and force them to repeat the first down, which, if you’re the fluffy puppy who caused the 
embarrassing loss, can be a devastating blow to the ego!

But fortunately the pups who participate in Puppy Bowl don’t let a technical call get them down. 
They seem to know they are in the game for a much more important purpose. One that reaches 
far and away beyond a bruised ego. It’s a group-groping fun and fluffy effort meant to benefit the 
greater good. What a wonderful example of truly effective teamwork! 

You see, the pups who participate in Puppy Bowl have seen their unfair share of fear and 
hopelessness by the time they are rescued and given a second chance at life. Each and every one 
seems to understand how fortunate they are to have dodged a fatal bullet. They’ve escaped the 
fate that far too many loveable pups face in this nation. They are - each and every one - otherwise 
euthanized miracles on four legs.

Between three and six months of age, the canine cuties you’ll see in this year’s Puppy Bowl 
come from east coast animal rescues. Typically, Puppy Bowl participants come from rescues 
nationwide, but due to COVID, this year’s lineup are all from rescues located closer to the event. 
All seventy of those adorable adoptables are ready to go to forever loving homes. And they 
represent countless friends just like themselves who need forever loving homes as well. Why not 
do your part by donating to the cause, and perhaps adopting one of this year’s champions? If 
nothing else, enjoy the game. Happy Super Sunday, all. Love and let live.

Pet of the Week

Carrot Cake arrived at the shelter with eleven other cats 
from a hoarding case. Although Carrot Cake had a rough 
past, you couldn’t meet a sweeter, gentler cat! This seven-
year-old guy is extremely mellow, enjoys long naps, and 
loves to be brushed and pet. He likes hanging out with 
his foster parent while they work from home, and has 
an adorable, tiny meow. Carrot Cake is looking for his 
perfect person to cuddle up next to for movie nights, bird-
watching, and other relaxing activities.

 The adoption fee for cats is $100. All cat adoptions include 
spay or neuter, microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines.

 New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for 
your pet.

 View photos of adoptable pets and schedule a virtual adoption appointment at Adoptions are by appointment only, and new adoption 
appointments are available every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for the following week.

 Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by 
phone calls or email. 



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