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Out and About – Week of December 25th

Every year at this time, I usually come up with some lame comment like, “I’m taking the rest of the year off, so my next column will not appear until next year.” I try to be funny by saying something that I feel might come across as clever. Sometimes I succeed, and other times I feel stupid for even trying …

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Binx

Do you want a cat with personality with a big “P”?  I’m your cat!  I am talkative and want your “hands on” attention.  I am orange and white, about five years old.  I am a neutered male.  I love people, but will curl up in any box you have.  Come see me.  Animal Control will be closed for Christmas Friday, December …

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Out and About – Week of December 18th

This week’s “Myth Buster”: Computers are more reliable, and they last longer when they’re left on all the time. FALSE. The theory was that thermal cycling, from powering computers up and down, stressed and broke the components. The fact is that thermal problems are usually from heat buildup and/or poor ventilation. In any case, it’s always better to shut the …

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Gracie

Let me tell you about getting my picture taken.  They call me Gracie, and I am a Catahoula mix with brown and tan markings.  First they tried to take my picture by the wood fence.  They couldn’t see me for the fence.  So we went into the yard.  Being a one year old, full of energy I danced around a …

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Out and About – Week of December 11th

I’d like to start off this week’s column with the “Myth Buster”. When I switch an appliance off, it might still be using electricity. TRUE. Many electronic appliances, such as TVs, DVD players, and microwave ovens, draw a significant amount of “standby power”. In the average home, 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while they …

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Ralphie

Christmas is coming and I hope to have a new home to celebrate in.  They call me Ralphie, I am a lab/hound mix.  The Animal Control people got my neuter surgery and Rabies vaccination so I am all ready for a new home.  I am about two years old, fifty pounds and tri colored.  I am interested in activities around …

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Out and About – Week of December 4th

On November 18, we traveled to Owosso, Michigan, where we boarded the Polar Express. The Polar Express is a train that runs from Owosso to Ashley several times during the Christmas holiday season. Reservations were made last March, due to the popularity of this family experience. Our scheduled departure time was 5 PM. We were told that we could pick …

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Thumper

Well, they are calling me Thumper because of the way I beat my tail when I sit.  I also have an unusual talking bark.  I am about one and a half years old.  I am black and white, a terrier mix.  I am a male and need my neuter surgery.  The ladies here say that I love everybody.  I am …

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Out and About – Week of November 27th

Whether we admit it or not, we all have a certain phrase that sets us apart from others. Those few words we say without being aware of it. Some teenagers use the word “Like” more than they might admit. “Like, that really happened”, or “Like, I saw her talking to him and like I didn’t think she was that bold.” …

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Buddy

My name is Buddy.  I am an American Bulldog,  Oh, how I do love hot dogs!  I am wiggly and friendly with people.  I probably would do best in a one dog only home.  Because I am so strong, I would do well with obedience training. My docket number is MISC17-000003, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located …

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