Surprise to no one given my non de blog, I love dogs. Got myself Sac County’s legal limit of them, all well-cared-for and not a nuisance to the neighbors. The aforementioned ’98 Plymouth Voyager I schlep around town in is because of them, because you just can’t fit that many dogs in your average sports car.
I’m sure it will also surprise no one that I don’t make as much money as the King’s Ron Artest does. And yet, surprisingly, no one has ever had to get on my case about feeding my dogs. Further, although I don’t travel nearly as much as an NBA star does, I am on the road from time to time. And guess what? There are these lovely people called pet-sitters who will come in and — get this — FEED AND CARE FOR MY PETS while I’m gone. There are also boarding kennels, too, such as the fabulously upscale Wag in West Sac, the cost of which should not give a professional athlete pause.
And yet, King Ron can’t pull it together for his best friends.
From The Bee:
Placer County animal services officers have seized a dog belonging to Sacramento Kings star Ron Artest on suspicion of failure to adequately feed the animal.
Animal Services officers issued a “pre-seizure” notice to Artest on Jan. 30, warning that they would take Socks, a black female Great Dane, into protective custody if the situation was not remedied, according to a county report obtained by The Bee.
On Monday, officers returned and seized Socks, citing a law that requires animal caretakers to “provide proper sustenance.” According to the post-seizure report, Artest can request a hearing within 10 days of the notice date.
Do you know how thin a dog would have to be for an agency toÂ take her? Anyone watch Animals Cops? We’re not talking missing a couple bowls of chow here. Hey Ron … catch a clue. Feed your dogs, or hire someone to do it for you. Someone on your crew can get it all set up in about two phone calls, trust me on this.