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Sheryl Wall

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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The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: Movie Review

IN THE August 6 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third movie in the series which is based on the Wimpy Kid books written by Jeff Kinney. This movie is based on two of his books, The Last Straw and Dog Days.

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by Sheryl Wall




Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is the third movie about a lion named Alex (Ben Stiller) and his friends who in the previous movies broke out of the zoo and went to Africa. It starts out with Alex having a bad dream about all of them becoming old in Africa, which spurs him on to get back home to New York City to the Central Park Zoo which he finds himself homesick for.

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Pirates! Band of Misfits: Movie Review

IN THE May 21 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Pirates! Band of Misfits stars Hugh Grant as the voice of Pirate Captain, who leads a band of misfit pirates. They go to sign up for the Pirate of the Year awards with the hopes that this year will finally be his year, but he can’t compete with the other pirates in the competition and gets discouraged until he meets Charles Darwin (David Tennant).

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Pet Theft

IN THE March 30 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



It is easy to think, ‘Oh, that will never happen to me and my pet.’ But when we look at the facts we should be concerned and taking actions to prevent pet theft. According to AKC’s Lisa Peterson on Fox News, dog theft in 2011 increased by 49%. Dogs are taken from owners’ locked cars, fenced back yards, and homes to name just a few places. If we look around, we see adds in the newspaper and posters posted all over our towns about lost dogs. How can we just ignore these facts that surround us?

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The Lorax: Movie Review

IN THE March 5 ISSUE

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The Lorax is based on Dr Seuss’ book also entitled The Lorax written in 1971. Ted, a young boy from the town of Thneedsville where everything is artificial, even the trees and the grass, likes a girl named Audrey. Audrey dreams of someday having a real tree so Ted sets out to find one. His Grandma tells Ted about a man named Once-ler who lives outside of the town. Once-ler tells him what happened to the trees and how it was all his fault because he cut down the trees to make an invention called Thneeds.

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by Sheryl Wall



Do you like to travel with your dog but have a hard time finding pet friendly places to stay? It can be a lot of fun taking our pets with us if we just knew where to go. The Dog Lover’s Companion to California is a great resource for dog friendly hotels, parks, beaches and more. This book is in sections of counties and they list what each county has to offer for pets and their owners. A map is also included for each section. I also like the humor and the wit of the writer’s personality that shows up throughout the pages.

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