The almost full #moon in the skies over #SanLeandro tonight. You will have a unique opportunity to see a rare event on #GoodFriday . The moon will be full (the Pink Moon) at about 4am our time which means you will be able to get pictures of both the setting full moon in the morning and the rising full moon later that evening around 8pm. So, get your cameras ready and snap away!!!
I’ve always believed that you can meet someone within a short period and they can influence you dramatically for the better.
These people who I am honored to roll with daily are some amazing people. Different backgrounds, race, social economics or what have ya... Jiu Jitsu has brought all of us together for the better. Everyone who is on the mats have their own personal reasons of why they are here. But whatever those reasons are, I’m thankful for sharing your energy with me. We have so many of our teammates missing, but we are thinking of you all!
Thank you again and let’s continue our vibe 🤙🏽 See you all tomorrow!
Long week . . .
We pulled yet another dog today. He came from the Oakland Shelter. His name before being dumped at the shelter was "Tiny" (he isn't - about 16 lbs). So we changed his name to Bandit. He was scheduled to be euthanized this weekend. He is a young (maybe a year old) terrier mix. He couldn't be handled much, shelter staff had to use a net to extract him from his kennel. He was starting to show signs of tolerating being touched, but he ran out of time, so they called us. He was surrendered by someone who had him for a month before the landlord said "he's gotta go." It appears that he has been passed around to multiple homes in his short life. This can easily lead to separation anxiety issues with a dog.
I have learned over the years that how a dog behaves in a crate on the ride from the shelter to its new home tells a lot about how much work it may need. If the dog stays silent the whole time and to the back of the crate, it usually means we have our work cut out for us. However, if the dog at some point starts whining in the crate, it means we have an easy one. Bandit started whining before I even started the car in the shelter's parking lot. I got him back to the adoption center, opened the crate door, and he immediately jumped on my lap, allowing me to give him all kinds of affection. I was able to pick him up, put a collar and harness on him (he knew what those were). We took a walk over to PetSmart to get a tag made, he greeted dogs and people very well. As expected, he has a little bit of separation anxiety, which hopefully will get better as he settles into a good home. He needs to be neutered and we will repair his "cherry eye" at the same time. He wasn't very food motivated at the shelter, and he refused hot dogs from me here at the adoption center, spitting them out. However, I gave him a little bit of cookie and he gobbled that up - he seems to have a sweet tooth. #OaklandAnimalShelter#OAS#Terrier#TerrierMix#Adopt#Foster#Rescue#Volunteer#Donate#Educate#Share#Spay#Neuter#AdoptDontShop#DontShopAdopt#Ca#SFBayArea#EastBay#SanLeandro