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Pet of the Week

Meet Tails, the delightful Dutch shepherd, CultureMap's pet of the week

Meet Tails, the darling Dutch shepherd, CultureMap's pet of the week

Pet of the week - Tails
Tails is a sweet Dutch shepherd who gets along with children and other pups. Photo courtesy of Citizens for Animal Protection

Name: Tails. Usually I list famous people with the same name as that week's Pet of the week, but I got nothing for Tails. Except the saying, "Can't make heads or tails of it." I'll use it in a sentence: Why anybody would name a dog Tails, I can't make heads or tails of it ... so feel free to change my name. I'll get used to it. Not a problem.  

Birthdate: November 19, 2018. I'll celebrate my second birthday soon after Election Day. So we'll either celebrate or commiserate together. 

Ethnicity: I'm a Dutch shepherd. Now we have a name you've never heard before, and a breed you've never heard of. I'm what they call an "extra beautiful" lady on the home shopping channels, meaning I'm a bit of a large gal: 73 pounds.

I'm an easy going pooch who gets along with children and other pups. I behave well at dog parks and know a few commands. I'm housebroken and spayed, so no assembly required.

Here's the deal. My former owner kept me outside all day, and I want to be an inside dog. Inside dogs are happier and bond better with owner and family. I've never understood people who adopt dogs and then keep them outside. Staff here at Citizens for Animal Protection says I'm one of the most lovable dogs here — so get me outta here. 

Switching gears: I listen to out-of-town sports talk shows on the 'Net. The Houston Astros cheating scandal plays different in other parts of the country. They want off with the Astros heads. In Los Angeles, they want the 2017 World Series title handed to the Dodgers. Most fans simply want the Astro players punished and forced to give back their World Series rings. This raises an important questions.

During 2018 and 2019, the Astros gave out more than 250,000 replica World Series championship rings to fans on giveaway nights. It's considered the biggest and most successful giveaways in baseball history. If Astros players have forced to give back their rings, will fans have to give back their rings, too? I'd like to see 'em just try that. Never gonna happen. 

Come and get me: I'm available for adoption at 11 am Friday, January 24, at Citizens for Animal Protection (17555 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591). Tell them, "Ken sent me."  

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Dog lover? Ken Hoffman introduces you to an adorable pup available for adoption in Houston every Thursday.

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