Friday, December 14, 2012
Animals are cherished all year long as important family members — here you'll find suggestions for thoughtful yet practical holiday presents for them and/or for people who adore their own.
During the holiday season it's more important than ever to try to get as much as you can, out of every gift you buy. This includes the gifts you get for your own precious pooches, fantastic felines, and all the others you hold dear, whether they may be feathered, finned, or furry. If you don't have pets of your own, you most definitely know of someone who holds at least one close to his or her heart. The following is a guide to help you make sure the pet gifts you buy this year will not only be greatly appreciated, but will also be well-worth purchasing. "I think that our customers think of their pets as family members and are doing whatever they can to spoil them, just like their human family members (especially the children)!" said Amy …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Area dog owners will raise funds for the police K9 unit with a dog walk starting at the Historical Society.
Local dog owners looking to support Holliston's K9 police unit are set to bring their pets to the Historical Society on May 6 for a K9 benefit dog walk Currently in development and in need of donations, the Holliston Police Department hopes to have its dog unit ready for deployment in the fall. Lisa Zais, who is heading the event, hopes to gather sponsors and donations in order to support the unit. A $20 donation is required from walkers, but those looking to to give a little extra can become a sponsor of the program or purchase a raffle ticket at the event. Sponsors of the program will have their names printed on t-shirts that will be sold during the walk. Holliston's police dog is expected to be a combination animal, capable of drug…
Friday, June 17, 2011
Benji is the best-looking dog ever but no young kids or cats for him.
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Friday, June 17, 2011
Are you looking for a great companion? Then Benji might be just the guy you're looking for. Benji is a handsome-as-all-get-out Ibizan Hound mix (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is true. Benji is the George Clooney of dogs.) Since arriving at the shelter, Benji has charmed everyone he has met. He's smart as a whip, lovable as can be and just waiting for his forever family. While he likes it at the shelter - they even let him hang out in the office - Benji is anxious to have his own bed to curl up on. His previous family brought him back to the shelter, so whoever adopts him needs lots of patience and love to offer. One of Benji's favorite activities is to go for walks. You'll have great fun together. Just a note, I should go to a home without young …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Get a plant at Garden Club sale and hop over to organic vegetable gardening seminar at Weston Nurseries.
1. Hopkinton Garden Club plant sale this morning from 8 to 11 on the Town Common. Support the Garden Club's beautification, education and conservation programs. Plants, herbs, pernniels and colorful ceramics. Heavy rain? Sunday at same time and place. 2. Seminar on High Yield Organic Vegetable Gardening this morning, 9 to 10 a.m. with Diane Lulek of Weston Nurseries. From soil preparation and soil amendments to raised beds, seed starting and transplanting, natural methods for disease and pest control, and garden maintenance. Keep your garden well-fertilized through the season, efficiently use your garden space, plan for succession planting. 3. Today is (R-rated link) World Naked Gardening Day. From the website: Gardening naked is not …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Dogs are needed to visit the elderly, children in hospitals, special-education classes, adolescents with behavioral challenges and people with disabilities but I didn't make it past the pet store.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
It started at a public library near Hopkinton, a place, like most, where dogs are not allowed. The library has a program tantalizingly advertised at the main library desk. "Would your child like to read to a friendly dog?" I am a friendly dog. My owner, Gene, called Christine MacDonald of the Pets and People Foundation. It turns out that some children are too shy to read in front of other people, but they have no problem reading to a dog. Christine and Gene made an appointment to visit a Boxborough nursing home with one of Christine's dogs. The dog wore a red vest during the visit, and people were happy to give Christine's dog a pat, a treat or a hello. At least, that's what I heard. I wasn't allowed to go to this demonstration. It was …