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Pets

A Sweet Westie Duo

IN THE July 22 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Daisy at nine and Charlie at six were owner turn-ins from the same home, though they are not related. The owner felt with family and work demands she could not give them enough attention, so she did the right thing and contacted Sunshine State Westie Rescue (SSWR).

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Feral Paws Rescue: Mama Rosa

IN THE July 22 ISSUE

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by Lupe Gore


Last month, Feral Paws Rescue received a call from the CCSPCA Shelter to rescue several kittens, mostly Torties, which they did. The kittens were brought to their main rescue location. At the same time, there was a dilute Tortie female who had been at the shelter along with her kittens.

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by Sandra Murphy


Puppy Fest is set up similar to the annual Puppy Super Bowl. It’s a fundraiser for a local shelter run by Jane Brody. Her dad is Lou Brody, always referred to that way, never as Dad. Lou was married three times and has nine kids. They know how much he’s worth and none of them, including grandkids, are happy about the amount of money he’s left to charity in his will. Of late, he’s given thought to increasing that amount which in turn, increases their unhappiness.

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by Kathleen Costa


It is dark, totally dark, and the pain, the pain is excruciating. Caitlin Hart slowly regains consciousness seeing a cat, a black cat, purring softly next to her. There’s been an accident; the smell of gasoline and smoke spurs her to get up and out of the ditch. At the top of the rise she sees a body lying on the side of the road; she definitely needs to get help. A stranger drives by barely missing the cat in the road, and shares his phone allowing Cait to call for help. He, then, disappears. The cat disappears, and after help arrives and Caitlin leads all to the man on the side of the road…he has disappeared, too.

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by Sandra Murphy


Sabrina Tate is supposed to be writing her mystery book, but it’s so easy to get sidetracked with all the goings on in Lavender, Texas. This time it’s the annual Pumpkin Days. Things wouldn’t be quite so hectic if she could only control her Aunt Rowe. She’s in charge of the pumpkin cannon. That’s right, pumpkins shot out of a cannon—what could go wrong?

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by Terese Shaw


FBR always stands behind our dogs, and when a dog is adopted we are ready with open arms should they need to come back to us. Peaches is one of those dogs, and is proof that third time is a charm!

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by Cynthia Chow


Fort Worth Police Officer Megan Luz never wanted to be a police dog handler, so she never expected that her partnership with K-9 shepherd-mix Brigit could be so rewarding. Megan’s options were limited after she tasered her previous partner, a human so rude and sexist that his being called a dog would have been an insult to canines. So Megan is fortunate to have Brigit along when responding to a domestic disturbance call from Adriana Valdez, who is accusing her ex-boyfriend of being a stalker.

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by Kim Davis


I became a first time rattie mom back in June 2016. Misty was approximately three months old when we got her, and extremely shy. Every day I would offer her a treat as I walked by her cage, making sure to talk softly and to not make any fast or sudden movements. I would pet her very gently, but never ask her to come out. Soon, we got to the point that when I opened her cage door she was willing to climb onto my shoulder. She still wouldn’t step onto my hand, so I had to lean down and offer my shoulder each time.

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Valley Animal Center: Sauer

IN THE July 8 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Sauer is an eight and a half year old Queensland Terrier mix. Sauer was surrendered to us at Valley Animal Center in December of 2016, just before the Christmas holiday. Having been with us for a few years now, Sauer is one of our longest residents.

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Seniors & Pets

IN THE July 8 ISSUE

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by National Council for Aging Care


Aging in place is an increasingly popular decision among the elderly in America, and indeed across the world. The ability to stay at home, in a familiar environment, surrounded by the things and people you love brings many seniors a feeling of wellbeing that can’t be matched by even the most comfortable retirement community.

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by Sandra Murphy
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Kate Caraway loves her life in Kenya. She’s working on a research project involving the diminishing number of elephants and making progress until she meets up with four poachers. Things go badly, enough so, she and her husband have to leave the country in a hurry. After years away from the US, where can she call home?

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by Lee Juslin


Since the inception of Silver Muzzle Cottage in 2015, it has taken in seventy-eight dogs who had no place to go.
“Too many people give up on old dogs, but with proper care these seniors often have years left and a lot of love to give” said Kim, owner and manager of Silver Muzzle Cottage. Because shelters are often crowded and dead ends for older dogs, some people would rather euthanize their elderly dogs than take them to a shelter.

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by Wendy Hunter


So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying a scenic hike amid the pine trees, with a glorious river racing below you. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you’re feeling like Snow White frolicking amongst the clover and wildflowers. You’ve made friends with the squirrels, fed a few deer, and have thankfully not crossed paths with anything larger, for instance, an angry mama bear. Life is good.

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by Jackie Dale




The Cat House on the Kings will be holding an online fundraiser from June 26 through July 8 because the unbelievable onslaught of kittens is quickly draining the coffers. Every year you think it will get better because The Cat House has fixed so many cats. But in fact, 2017 has been one of the worst years on record. An astounding number of kittens have come through the door, and people call every single day with kitten problems.

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