Buchanan County Animal Shelter Benefit Dinner and Auction

April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Buchanan County Animal Shelter Benefit Dinner and Auction

I want to say thanks to the Buchanan County Animal Shelter for inviting me to help out with this year’s benefit dinner and fundraiser. It was Saturday, April 12th at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds in Independence. The event included a dinner from Bill’s Pizza and Smokehouse in Independence, a silent auction, and a live auction. […]

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Enjoying the Spring Weather

April 12, 2014 0 Comments
Enjoying the Spring Weather

The boys are loving the warmer weather (too bad next week looks colder again). Even on days I work, I try to take at least a 30 minute break to go home and let Cubbie and Teddy out. Friday, I ate lunch outside on the deck while the boys ran around and soaked up the […]

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“Paws for a PURRpose” Benefit Dinner and Auction

April 9, 2014 0 Comments

I’ll be helping out again with this year’s fundraiser for the Buchanan County Animal Shelter. If you’d like to join me, here’s the information! ———————————– Paws for a PURRpose Benefit Dinner and Auction at the Buchanan County Fairgrounds in Independence Saturday April 12, 2014 Social Hour & Silent Auction: 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Dinner: 6:00pm – […]

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Furry 5K on Sunday, May 11th

April 6, 2014 0 Comments
Furry 5K on Sunday, May 11th

On Sunday, May 11, 2014  the community is invited to participate in the 5th Annual Furry 5K Run/Walk at Big Woods Lake, South Shelter in Cedar Falls.  The race starts at 7:30 a.m. This run/walk is open to the public and runners with dogs are encouraged to bring their pets along for the run.   For everyone’s safety […]

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Spring Playdate

March 30, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Playdate

 Since it finally feels like spring this weekend, Nikki Newbrough and I got our dogs (four total) together for a playdate! My Teddy and Nikki’s Oscar are littermates. We love getting them together because they are so similar and get along great! This is my favorite photo from the day. They’re so cute, and I […]

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Farewell K.K.

March 23, 2014 4 Comments
Farewell K.K.

The Wagner family is saying farewell to one of my dad’s cats. Kit Kat (or K.K. as we called her) was nearly 10 years old when she passed away recently. Her death came nearly three years to the day since her “sister” Minnie passed away. My dad will be the first to say K.K. wasn’t […]

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Top Pet Toxins of 2013

March 20, 2014 1 Comment

INFORMATION FROM ASPCA In 2013, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, Illinois, handled nearly 180,000 cases about pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances. Topping the list for the sixth year in a row are prescription human medications. Nearly 20% of all calls were from owners whose pets got into medicines intended for […]

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Luck of the Irish – Kitty Adoption Special

March 14, 2014 0 Comments

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – March 14, 2014 – Irish eyes will surely be smiling on the Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control Center next week. Beginning Saturday, March 15th through Saturday, March 22nd, adopt one of our Feline Lucky Charms for just $17 (additional charges apply for rabies vaccinations, FIV/FeLuk testing). Each of our adoptable […]

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Cubbie’s DNA Test Results

March 13, 2014 1 Comment
Cubbie’s DNA Test Results

Last March I did a doggy DNA test for Teddy. The Cedar Bend Humane Society started selling the tests with part of the proceeds going back to the shelter, so I was curious to give it a try! With that test, I found out Teddy is mostly shih Tzu and Shetland sheepdog. He also had […]

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Dog Rescued from Cedar River

March 12, 2014 0 Comments

Click here to watch this story. CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -Cedar Rapids firefighters do water rescues every year but say saving a dog, floating down the river on a piece of ice is a first. That’s exactly the call they responded to on Tuesday night, just after 7:15 p.m. “When it first came in, our very […]

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