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Sheryl Wall

by Sheryl Wall


I have been going to Agility Trials for several years and I just love it. My West Highland White Terrier, Cosette, achieved her Championship in October of 2011. She was my first Agility dog. Now I am competing with my Irish Setter, Maiyah and my daughter gets to run Cosette.

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Smurfs 2: Movie Review

IN THE August 12 ISSUE

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In this sequel to Smurfs, Gargamel has become famous in Paris as a magician with the help of the Smurf essence he obtained from Papa Smurf in the previous movie. His ultimate goal however is to obtain all of the Smurfs essence.

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Turbo: Movie Review

IN THE July 29 ISSUE

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Turbo is an animated film about snails and how the snail Turbo (voice by Ryan Reynolds) desires to race like the race car drivers he watches on TV in the garage where they live. Instead, he has to work with the other snails in the tomato garden, which he does not find fulfilling. On top of that, the other snails give Turbo a hard time for his dreams to race and put him down. However, one day his world changes when he has an accident that leads him to be sucked into a speeding car and he is changed by the nitrous oxide into a fast snail.

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Despicable Me 2: Movie Review

IN THE July 8 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


Despicable Me 2 is a computer animated sequel to Despicable Me starring Gru (voice by Steve Carrel) who is an ex-evil villain and now a parent to three small girls, Margo, Agnes, and Edith.

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Epic: Movie Review

IN THE May 27 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


Epic is an animated fantasy adventure movie based on the book The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce. Teenage Mary Katherine comes to stay with her father who is an eccentric scientist who believes there are tiny people in the forest who live in a faster mode where we can’t see them. His life work is based on learning about these tiny forest people but Mary Katherine doesn’t believe they exist, like everyone else in his life, and is trying to convince him to quit his pursuit.

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A Day in the Life of A Yorkie

IN THE April 13 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Yorkshire Terriers are beautiful and elegant dogs that are loved by many. They are loving and full of life. They are known as lap dogs but there is a lot more to a Yorkie then cuddling with their owner. They can be very active and inquisitive little dogs who sometimes think they are much bigger then they really are. Yorkies are not the best choice for active and rambunctious children, but if your children are calmer and know how to interact with a small dog it can be a great match.

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The Croods: Movie Review

IN THE April 8 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



The Croods is an animated movie about a prehistoric family that lives in a cave. Their father, Grug, voice by Nicholas Cage, is overprotective and never lets them wander from home. His daughter Eep, voice by Emma Stone, wants to venture out and doesn’t like being stuck in the cave all the time.

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by Sheryl Wall




Oz The Great and Powerful
is a fantasy adventure movie based on the Oz novels by L. Frank Baum. This story takes place before the popular Wizard of Oz movie from 1939 starring Judy Garland. Oz the Great and Powerful stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, also known as Oz.

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by Sheryl Wall
& Suzanne Burke



Logan’s Secret written by Suzanne Burke is a children’s story about a retired racing Greyhound and his journey to his forever family. It is told as if Logan, the Greyhound, is telling his own story. During his last race he just stops mid-race and his owner decides it’s time to retire him. The book goes through Logan’s experiences that lead up to his adoption.

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The West Highland White Terrier

IN THE November 17 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



In 2002, our first West Highland White Terrier (Westie for short) joined our family and I have been in love with the breed ever since. Our first Westie we named Mei Kumi Na Tisa. Her name is Swahilli for May 19, which is our Anniversary and she was our gift to each other for our first Anniversary. We chose a Swahili name because our love started in Africa but that is a whole other story. Later our Westie family grew and Cosette (Natisa’s daughter) joined our family. The two of them are inseparable.

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Frankenweenie: Movie Review

IN THE October 8 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Frankenweenie is a remake from Tim Burton’s short film created in 1984. It is a stop motion film made in black and white. The movie starts out with Victor Frankenstein and his parents watching a stop motion film that Victor made with his dog Sparky as one of the characters.

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Hotel Transylvania: Movie Review

IN THE October 1 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Hotel Transylvania is about Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez). He built the hotel as a place free from humans. On Mavis’ 118th Birthday, all of the monsters such as the Invisible Man, Frankenstein, the werewolf and his many children, and Mummy Griffin come to the hotel to celebrate her Birthday. Dracula always puts on a big party for his daughter’s birthday.

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by Sheryl Wall



The Odd Life of Timothy Green is about a couple named Jim and Cindy Green, played by Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner, that have tried to have a baby and are disappointed yet again after their last doctor visit. They go home and try to go on with life realizing they will never be parents. To cope they end up writing down what they envision their child to be like, and their hopes and dreams for their child. They put those in a box and bury it in the garden. In the night there is a thunderstorm and they awake to find a boy in their home that calls them Mom and Dad.

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Free Feed versus Routine Feeding

IN THE August 18 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



There is a lot of debate on whether a dog should be free fed throughout the day or be on a routine schedule. I have found that all my dogs thrive on a routine eating schedule and that it supplies many benefits to health and training.

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