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Mell’s Mutts Rescue Update

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

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by Elayne Gonzalez


We would like to give everyone these great updates on the four doggies we saved from the city shelter and wrote about in last month’s edition. If you missed last month’s column, please take a minute to go back HERE and read to get caught up with these amazing four dogs! Let us remind you that all four were scheduled to be euthanized! Look at them now!!!

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A Sweet, Cuddly Boy Needs a Home

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin



SoBear Blackie is a Shih Tzu mix. When his parents, who were volunteers with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, both died, SoBear came back to the caring arms of Col. Potter.

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by Sandra Murphy


Andy Carpenter is a lawyer who hates taking cases. Thanks to an inheritance and an obnoxious winning streak his clients appreciate, he no longer has to go to court. Somehow, he ends up there anyway.
This time, it’s an out-of-town case. On the weekends, Andy, his wife Laurie, son Ricky, golden Tara, and basset Sebastian take an evening walk together.

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by Elayne Gonzalez


In the last two weeks, Mell’s Mutts has saved four doggies from our local high kill city shelter (animal control). Three of the four were scheduled to be euthanized because they had some type of medical issue. Sadly, when our city shelter is full the first dogs to be euthanized are those that have medical issues, injuries, or kennel cough.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Electra

IN THE August 21 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


Let’s face it, most of us are average looking. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but most of us will never be famous models or actors. Where we can be above average and even experts, is our “inside.” Most of us “average” looking people do above average things that positively affect our friends, family, and community and can possess above average strength, intelligence, compassion, and heart. It’s not only humans that fall into this category.

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Snoopy: A Lover, Not a Fighter

IN THE August 14 ISSUE

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andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
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by Lee Juslin



Snoopy is an eight-year-old Westie that was turned in by his owners and is now safely with Lone Star Westie Rescue. Taller and leaner than the Westie standard and weighing about twenty pounds, his foster mom, Kim, nevertheless feels he is a purebred Westie. She does think he was taken from his mom too soon as he suckles on his toys.

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by Sandra Murphy


Emily Grace runs Graceland School’s summer camp. This year, Davey, now fifteen, is a counselor and Kevin, age five, a camper. Emily is more than careful with her charges so Melanie isn’t worried—until weird things happen, like a truck rolling downhill by itself, a kitchen fire in a stove that’s never used, and more.

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ARF: Animal Rescuers

IN THE August 7 ISSUE

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by Wendy Hunter


Wow, am I tired. I’m as tired as a marathon runner in the Tokyo Olympics. I’m as tired as a lumberjack in a log rolling contest. It’s been Termite Central at our place recently, as we had our casa tented for the little buggers. Trust me when I say I wouldn’t wish that exhausting experience on my worst enemy. If you’ve had the circus visit your house, then you know what I mean. The drudgery of double-bagging every freaking thing in your refrigerator and freezer, spices, baking goods, and open food containers lurking on top shelves. You don’t know how much expired stuff you have, until you come across three different cinnamon bottles from 2014. And don’t get me started on the frostbitten pork chops from my high school days.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As you have probably gathered, KRL has a deep love of pets of all shapes and sizes, and we also like to highlight local businesses. This week we chatted with Sheryl Wall, one of the owners of Natisa’s Boarding House, a local dog boarding house in Reedley, CA. Sheryl and Brian Wall own and run the business together.

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by Sandra Murphy


Mace Reid lives with four dogs, trained to find dead bodies, aka cadaver dogs. And then there’s Billie Joe, a bloodhound pup with a habit of finding poop to roll in, no matter where he is. He only has to be out of sight for a minute.

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The Cookie Eating Fire Dog By Lida Sideris

IN THE August 4 ISSUE

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andBooks & Tales,
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by Lida Sideris


If you hang around authors long enough, you’ll likely hear tales of dust ridden manuscripts serving a life sentence in the back of a desk drawer. I’m here to tell you that, sometimes, those manuscripts escape.

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Mell’s Mutts: Petunia

IN THE June 26 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andPets
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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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