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Animal Rescue of Fresno

by Wendy Hunter


Well, here we are again folks. Two months into the New Year and we have a new President, more wacky weather, and some yahoo named Gorilla Glue Girl. Yup, here we are. I was hoping for a more glorious and rose-filled start to 2021, but it’s been more like a lousy rain-soaked beginning. In our family, we’ve been hit with some health issues, which came screaming out of the blue like a flock of Wizard of Oz monkeys.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well kids, we did it. We made it through the holidays. We made it through the fudge, the popcorn balls, and way too many bottles of vino. We noshed on trays of appetizers, dips of all kinds, and cookies by the dozens. We popped Christmas crackers, shared classic stories, and vowed that 2021 will be a much better year. We remembered those we lost and toasted to the ones we still have.

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by Wendy Hunter


Howdy boys and girls, and welcome to a questionable Fall season. It’s November, and today’s temp is 81 degrees, but just a couple weeks ago, it was 93, and my air conditioning began wondering if it would ever get a break. I’m still not sure if I should bust out my winter coat or keep my strappy sandals close by for another unexpected heat wave. By the time you read this, Halloween will have come and gone, without the laughter of kids in costumes or the sound of their feet as they scamper down the sidewalk.

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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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by Wendy Hunter


My fellow Americans, the world has officially gone mad. People are sheltering in place with Netflix and Domino’s, while trying to keep the kindergarteners entertained. This is the time when we earth dwellers need to find a common ground and be there for one another during this crazy, germ-filled crisis. Instead of stock-piling all the Kleenex, Purell, and Lysol we can find, let’s think about our fellow man.

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by Wendy Hunter


My father was a good man. Tall and lanky, kind and good humored. He truly had a dog who loved him. During the four short weeks my dad bravely fought a losing battle with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Miss Cocoa never left his side. When we brought him home from the hospital, I thought Cocoa was going to implode from excitement.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well, it finally happened. They said it would, and they were right. They told me to wait it out, be patient, and just hang in there. It was only for a few months, a couple more weeks, then three days later the worst would be over. That’s what they said. I said something back, but it really isn’t fit to print. But, just like every other bit of bad behavior I have exhibited since May, I blamed it on the weather

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Up on KRL News & Reviews!

IN THE January 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more!

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Animal Rescue of Fresno: Pico

IN THE July 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
SECTIONS

by Wendy Hunter


They say when you least expect it, love finds you. You’re strolling down the street, minding your own business, when Cupid appears and stops you in your tracks. Before you know it, his arrow hits you square in the chest. You’re feeling warm and fuzzy, a bit lightheaded.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well kids, the year 2017 has finally tucked its tired tail between its legs and is officially leaving the building. Let’s all say it together; good riddance! What a tumultuous twelve months it’s been, and we’ve seen it all from the Good; an amazing Total Solar Eclipse, the Bad; Mother Nature’s wrath of wildfires and hurricanes, and the Ugly; cruel terrorist attacks and heartless massacres.

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by Wendy Hunter


During my 15 years in the Bay Area, I adopted a rescue dog from a San Francisco shelter. Hap was a black and tan Terrier mix, who’d been abused by her previous owner. I was going through a rough patch at the time, and when I saw her curled up in the back of the kennel, I thought we needed each other. And so began a wonderful journey between myself and Hap, who enjoyed nothing more than herding me on long walks, cuddling on the couch, and trying to lick my face off.

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by Wendy Hunter


For some people who volunteer in the rescue world, taking care of dogs in their community is high priority. Since there are hundreds of organizations all over the country, many rescues prefer to stay close to home, getting dogs adopted out locally. A noble cause indeed. But at Animal Rescue of Fresno (ARF), we like to think out of the box, and completely out of the Golden State. ARF believes in not only adopting dogs out in the Central Valley, but also in distributing the wealth of animals to other areas as well.

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