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Pets

by Harvie Schreiber



At The Cat House on the Kings, our goal is to place the right cat or kitten in just the right home, and we’re always thrilled to receive adopter feedback that lets us know that we were successful. On the 4th of July, under the “rockets’ red glare,” a sweet kitten named Crackers was born. He was abandoned by his mother and rescued at four days old. His foster mom said he was a “fire cracker” and the name “Crackers” stuck.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murpy


This week we have 3 mysteries perfect for your Halloween reading including sweets, cats, and haunted mansions-Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery by Laura Jensen Walker, A Case of Cat and Mouse: A Magical Cats Mystery by Sofie Kelly, and Haunted Homicide: A Haunted Mansion Mystery By Lucy Ness.

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What You Need to Travel with Your Pet This Fall

IN THE October 21 ISSUE

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by Staff


With fall in the air and the holidays approaching, you may be preparing to travel with your pet soon. Pets are wonderful travel companions if you are prepared for anything to happen. Whether or not they’re emotional support animals or regular pets, you’ll need to prepare for any issues that may arise on your journey.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Phyllis

IN THE October 17 ISSUE

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by Becky Holly


Recently I was helping out at the emergency shelter for family animals displaced by the Creek Fire when an elderly gentleman arrived looking very tired and broken. He asked for help retrieving his dog, Phyllis, from his vehicle. Because Phyllis was a Pit Bull and the owner told shelter staff she was hard to handle, I was asked to get her from the car and set her up in a temporary crate for her stay.

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by Jackie Dale



This month I begin my column with my current project, an eight-cat TNR in a nearby town. However in this case, the “R” will stand for “relocate.” Why? Because the cats were literally being starved to death. The story goes that an elderly woman had been feeding a small groups of cats at her home. The woman recently passed away. The daughter kept feeding the cats. Then one of the cats had kittens. Her siblings told her to stop feeding the cats so they “will go away.” Now for purposes of clarification, these siblings live in another part of the state so why they would even be so interested is puzzling.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Melissa Bourbon



All books tell stories, but some people are able to read more than just the words on the pages. As young Pippin Hawthorne will soon learn, her family has been both gifted and cursed to be bibliomancers, ancient practicers who foretell the future and truths through messages hidden within book passages. Pippin knows nothing of this when she and her twin brother return to Devil’s Cove, though, as they have only come to the island off of North Carolina’s Outer Banks to settle their inheritance of their late grandmother’s falling down beach house.

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by Sandra Murphy


In Greenwich, Connecticut, Melanie Travis teaches at the prestigious Howard Academy. The school runs smoothly, except for those times Melanie gets involved in murder cases, strictly as a way to help friends, of course.

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Feral Paws Rescue: Special Wednesday

IN THE October 10 ISSUE

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by Paula Hunsaker


Wednesday was rescued from CCSPCA, a high-kill shelter, with her sibling. I was at the shelter at the right time when Wednesday and her sibling were surrendered to the shelter at one month old after their mom was killed by a car, stated by the person that was surrendering them to the shelter.

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by Stephanie Cameron


With most of the world on lockdown, having only yourself for company can get old pretty fast. Thankfully, lots of people are finding creative ways to keep themselves busy. Personally, one of my favorite methods to pass the time is by enjoying the company of my pets, and I know I’m not alone in this. Many people are spending their extra time pampering their furry friends or opening their hearts and homes to one or two new family members. Emily had this same idea, and now has two rat brothers keeping her company.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well, hidey ho neighbors and welcome back sports fans, to a new improved world where home runs and touchdowns have become this country’s Band-Aid. People are cheering and clapping for their favorite teams, icing down tubs of Coors Light, and sharing plates of nachos, jalapeño poppers, hot dogs, and juicy cheeseburgers. Of course, this is all being enjoyed in cozy living rooms, at a very safe social distance.

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7 Foods That Are Bad For Dogs

IN THE October 3 ISSUE

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by Janet Walker


You may be tempted to feed your dog table scraps during dinner. It is quite natural to share a piece of your meal any time your canine begs. But some human foods can be quite dangerous for your pooch.

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Mysteries and Country Music

IN THE September 30 ISSUE

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by Kay Finch


I enjoyed watching the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this month. I love these shows – my husband does not. He complains that the new singers aren’t really “country.” I enjoy the new singers, and prefer them over the likes of – well, I don’t want to name names. It’s all good – hubby has his likes, and I have mine. To me, watching the performances on the award shows is like going to a free concert with lots of great singers. Mysteries and country music help me cope with life’s stresses (and we sure have plenty of those this year). The good news is that I’ve had more time lately to enjoy reading mysteries and adding favorite songs to my play list.

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by Harvie Schreiber



In early September, the Creek Fire started in the mountains of Fresno County. Within 10 days, it had exploded to more than 220,000 acres causing widespread evacuations of people and pets from the mountain and foothill communities around Shaver and Huntington Lakes. Fresno County Animal Control (Fresno Humane), in conjunction with the Central California Animal Disaster Team, first set up an emergency shelter at Clovis North High School and then at the Fresno County Fairgrounds.

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by Sandra Murphy


Charlie, Helen Louise, and Diesel are on their way to Ashville, North Carolina, to meet the Ducote sisters and the rest of their book club members for a week long discussion of favorite authors. The Ducote sisters reserved every room in the hotel for the group.

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