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Mell’s Mutts: Petunia

IN THE June 26 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


About a month ago, we were told of a little bulldog sitting alone in a back room at our local city shelter. She was in the kennel all alone, possibly blind and hours away from being euthanized. See this sweet girl had such a bad infection in her eyes that we weren’t even sure she had eyeballs! Somehow she ended up at the shelter and was never claimed and was too sick to be placed for adoption, so she sat quietly waiting for her time to end.

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by Elayne Gonzalez


Hi I’m Stanley. Yes, I only have one eye and I sometimes only use three of my legs, but I’m still the cutest six- pound min-pin mix little guy you’ll probably ever meet. So here’s my story, but before I start I want to warn you it’s a little sad, but don’t cry because as you can see I’m really good now. This is how it started.

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by Debra H. Goldstein


The pets in Deborah’s Sarah Blair series share their thoughts on the books.
RahRah: Cats rule the world of cozy mysteries – especially if they are Siamese cats like me.
Fluffy: You know I don’t usually disagree with you, but dogs have a place in cozy mysteries, too.

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by Sandra Murphy


Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, German shepherd Simon Garfunkel, recently retired from the police force. Now with Laurie and Marcus, they are the K Team, private investigators. They work for Laurie’s husband, attorney Andy Carpenter, but take other jobs when work is slow. Considering Andy is a lawyer who hates to take cases and can afford not to, work is as slow as he can make it.

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by Lee Juslin



Little Aunt Peggy, as the Col. Potter folks named her, was in rough shape when she came into the Cairn rescue. She had a severe ear infection, bad skin, and she walked with a head tilt. As her foster Susan said, “She walked like a drunken sailor.”

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by Elayne Gonzalez


We would like you to meet Izzy and her “fast food” gang. Why fast food, you ask? Well, all nine of her adorable puppies are named after fast food favorites. Let us whet your appetite, care for some, Panda Express, Deli-Delicious, Carl’s Jr, Arby’s, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Bob’s Big Boy, Taco Bell, or Burger King? Whatever you’re craving we got it!

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Blaze

IN THE April 17 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


It’s time for me to move on. I’m going to write this fancy resume and hope it helps me find a forever home.
Name: Blake aka Blazer Blazy or Big Boy Blaze.
Age: Perfect…Ok, I’m almost four which means I’m out of the puppy stage.

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The Stinky Save

IN THE April 3 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



While living in Mexico, I struggled with the language. We lived in a Mexican neighborhood and the kids all knew me as “‘The American Lady.” I was invited to join in all street events and into one home where they spoke a little English. One day, as I was working outside in the small garden, two little boys ran up to my gate. “Lady, lady, bla bla bla” That’s what I understood but their agitation and their pointing down the street, made me want to find out what was so important. I walked down the street and the boys continued trying to tell me something.

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Mell’s Mutts: Lucky Vita

IN THE March 27 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


We would like to tell you a story about a very special, and some will say, very lucky little girl. Vita is only about a year old and weighs maybe seven pounds now. She’s very young and small but oh boy, has she already lived an eventful life.

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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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Mell’s Mutts: Atticus

IN THE February 27 ISSUE

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by Mell Garcia


Meet Atticus. This boy is so popular that he won first place in a local calendar contest, he has his own Instagram page, and he has a huge fan following! What makes the amazing boy stand out is not just his handsome smile, but Atticus had to have one of his legs amputated when he was only three weeks old.

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Three’s the Charm

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



Jessica was rescued by Greater New York/New Jersey Scottie Rescue from a New York City shelter. The rescue was just in time as Jessica had been put on the euthanasia list. The shelter had determined that she was a biter.

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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 Lee Juslin



Cassandra is part of Col. Potter’s Mix-It-Up, non Cairn rescues. These dogs are not Cairns and are often, like Cassandra, a mix of several breeds. Like the Cairns Col. Potter rescues, these mixed breeds have been fully vetted for any health needs and are not ready for adoption until the vetting and an analysis of the dog’s personality have been done by an experienced Col. Potter foster parent. One advantage of adopting a Mix-It-Up rescue is that you may just get a very special little dog, like Cassandra.

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