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Pets

by Wendy Hunter


If you missed the giant Reptile/Pet Show at the Fresno Fairgrounds a few weeks ago, you didn’t miss one little thing. What you did miss was one BIG selection of brightly colored creatures, inching through glass display cases, and scavenging for tasty treats. And I’m not just talking about the crowd. I’m talking about the creepy, crawly, scary, slimy, bearded, bug-eyed critters that kids and adults alike just couldn’t get enough of.

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by Lee Juslin


One day, while opening my latest shipment from Chewy, lifting out the box of cat food, and putting aside the much prized, best-cat-toy-in-the-world kraft paper, I found a sample of Friskies cat treats.

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by Jackie Dale



So, I have returned from my two month summer hiatus. I generally only take the one month, with Harvie graciously filling in for me. However, this year brought many circumstances that were unyielding and very demanding. Well, of course, the onslaught of kittens was non-stop. Then in mid-July, I blew out my knee while simultaneously pulling the hamstring in my other leg. I suffered a torn ACL, a torn meniscus, and a fractured knee cap. Understandably, I was in a lot of pain and not too mobile. Fortunately my daughter was able to step in and help out with the kittens.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We at KRL feel it is important to support every segment of the local arts and entertainment communities, and this week we are interviewing Fresno artist Laura Fraedrich, of The Peculiar Palette. She was born and raised in New Jersey, lived in Phoenix for 15 years, and then finally ended up in Fresno.

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by Alyssa Nader


I became a rat mom last year when I adopted my first two rats, Bitey and Pablo. I remember bringing them home from Vacaville, stopping at a BBQ place on the way and feeding them little bites of everything through the holes in their tiny carrier. When we got home I made them a little house out of an Amazon box inside their cage.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Queen Irene

IN THE September 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Terese Shaw


A couple of months ago Fresno Bully Rescue took a chance on a senior female Pit Bull named Irene. She was picked up by animal control at a local shelter with a long list on medical problems. She had been attacked and brought in with open wounds on her body. In addition to the recent attack, Irene had obviously long suffered from neglect and over breeding.

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DashKitten.com Blog

IN THE September 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andPets
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by Marjorie Dawson


My name is Marjorie Dawson, and I am the creative dynamo behind the busy New Zealand based cat blog DashKitten.com.

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by Doward Wilson


Meet Trouble, the son of The Black Cat Detective Familiar. He and his Human, Tammy Lynn, live in the town of Wetumpka, Alabama. During the day they run the local bookstore, and at night Trouble immerses himself in watching episodes of Sherlock Holmes. Trouble is determined to grow up following in his famous father’s footsteps.

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Valley Animal Center: Bear

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
SECTIONS

by Joseph Riloquio


Bear is a 10-year-old male German Shepherd who was recently brought back to Valley Animal Centre after spending four years with his previous adopters. He was originally rescued from a local animal control agency and brought to VAC five years ago where he quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite. His huge personality combined with his size and fluffy fur coat earned him the name Bear.

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by Sandra Murphy
& E.J. Copperman



Kay Powell has an entertainment background. Her mom, El, and dad Jay (J, K, L, get it?) were performers in the Catskills and now on cruise ships. Kay did her part for years until she felt too grown up and wanted to go to veterinary school. She ended up in law school instead. However, that can be managed if you go into a career of being an agent for animals.

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by Lee Juslin


Picked up as a stray by a shelter, it was thought the little white dog was part Cairn, so the shelter people called Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue.
The Col. Potter volunteers had their doubts about the background of the little dog they named Carousel, so they had her DNA tested. It turns out that little Carousel is fifty percent Chinese Crested and equal parts Chihuahua and Shih Tzu.

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by Cynthia Chow


After sifting through memories and discovering the truth about her abusive childhood, Timber Creek, Colorado Deputy Mattie has fallen into a morass of distrust and depression. Therapy helps, but it still comes down to the fact that there is no one Mattie trusts enough to let down her guard, share secrets, or reveal emotions. Mattie has even distanced herself from the friendship she had formed with veterinarian Cole Walker, allowing only her K-9 partner Robo to remain close.

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by Kathleen Costa


Ashley Adams was a “techie” with a dream of a life in spy support: decoding data, breaking through firewalls and hacking into secured systems, with her kindred spirit Ryan working along side her. But, without any good-byes, Ashley up and left for Paris…with Sergey…her new dream to be a world-renowned chef though she returns to Seagrass, Texas, two years later, leaving her troubles behind to open up a catering service specializing in French pastries.

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by Cynthia Chow


The assistant director of lower Michigan’s Chilson District Library, Minnie Hamilton, is more than a little proud of the bookmobile program she has been running for the past year. She’s also grown accustomed to living on a tiny houseboat until the long winter sets in, at which time Minnie moves into her Aunt Frances’s unique matchmaking boarding house.

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by Wendy Hunter


Some people collect snow globes and shot glasses, while others collect animals. They rescue the dozens of undernourished and unwanted dogs and cats roaming their neighborhood. The Hoarding Animals Research Consortium defines animal hoarding as: “having more than the typical number of companion animals; an inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter and vet care.

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by Lupe Gore


When Milo the kitty showed up one day at a feral feeding station in a dark, trash-strewn alley in South Los Angeles, he was just one of the hundreds of thousands of cats and kittens in this huge city who might have once had a home, but were then dumped on the street: their owners die, move away, or simply don’t want a cat around any more, and they are left to fend for themselves.

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by Harvie Schreiber



We’ve been seeing green at The Cat House on the Kings this summer! Thanks to the extra rain that we received this winter and spring, we have more greenery than we’ve seen in quite a few years. But sometimes the greenery doesn’t stay where it belongs. Early one August morning, our staff came to work before dawn only to discover that the driveway to The Cat House was completely blocked by a huge fallen tree.

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by Shayla Oliver


On an average day, I run out of my house with dog hair and drool all over my leggings…looking like the tossed-away strip of a lint roller. But it’s cool. Most of the people I see first thing in the morning know how many dogs I tend to have in my home. I wake up two hours on the low end of enough sleep before I have to be out of the house, because I can have up to eight dogs that all need bathroom breaks, outside time, and breakfast before I can leave.

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