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Keep your “Hot” Dog Cool during warm Summer Days

by Kevin Davies


Summer days are loaded with sun and fun. Despite the heat, summers can come with lots of cool treats and aquatic entertainment. It’s a fact that dogs and their owners love to stay indoors in properly air conditioned rooms. But you need to find other ways of keeping yourselves cool when the mercury rises.

The Egg Robber

by Ron Van Sweringen


She was tired of being robbed every morning. I could tell by the way she looked at me with those blinking eyes when I entered the chicken coop. She was the only white hen in my grandmother's flock of twelve hens and one large, very mean, red rooster.

Shooting Stars Over Brooklyn: A Hot Summer Short Story

by Ron Van Sweringen



Manny D'Angelo, dropped the air mattress on the roof. A pillow followed on top of the mattress. "Hot as heck," he groaned, his fifteen year-old body reflected in the moonlight, naked except for his jeans. He looked over the edge of the roof, five stories down to Demato Street, in the center of Little Italy. People were resting on their front stoops and he could hear faint radio music wafting on the hot sultry air. "One hundred and one," he recalled the weather man saying that day, "and more expected tomorrow."

Birds Behaving Badly

by Lee Juslin



One of the nicest things about the arrival of spring and warm weather is the return of the birds. Step outside in the morning and you are greeted by a chorus of bird song instead of the silence of winter early mornings.

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The gold medal for all-around wonderful kitty could easily go to darling Chicken Little! This cutiepie never misses an opportunity to hoot it up with her friends, explore any nook or cranny, and make it her mission to check out whatever happens to be going on. Chicken Little came along way after suffering a toe injury calling for immediate amputation. She's all better now and you can't even notice she's missing a rear toe. What an adorable combination she is of fun-loving spirit and sweet, deep affection, a girl who will easily capture hearts in a forever family that cherishes her. Precious Chicken Little would love to be your most darling doll! Check her out on the Cat House website to learn more.