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Whizbeedit is a domestic short-haired brown Tabby female kitten. She has lots of energy, but also likes to be held and be pet by her people. Whizbeedit expresses her appreciation with lots of purring. Whizbeedit and her litter mate are fostered in the home of a Friends for Life Animal Rescue volunteer, where much love and attention is doled out. Whizbeedit is just waiting to be a part of your home. She is shown for adoption at the PetSmart at Baselien Road and Stapley Drive, right of the U.S. 60 on Saturdays and Sundays. All cats are Felv/FIV tested negative, altered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.
Rescued when they were just a week old, these two adorable 9-week-old kittens are active, playful, and affectionate. A brother and sister team, Grayson (gray tabby) and Bebe (black) enjoy chasing each other.
Fresno was abandoned in a house with at least a dozen other cats. She is a very petite Tabby with a minor disability. Her left knee does not bend, but she does not seem to notice. She still has the ability to walk, run, jump, and even climb up a cat tree to see the world. Fresno will follow you everywhere, rub her head and body against everything, and jump in your lap to give or receive a hug.
Arizona restaurant patios are teeming with patrons, the stores are filled with holiday decorations, and daytime temperatures have dipped into the 80s. Fall has arrived in Arizona, and that means it’s also the beginning of flu season.
Mitch is a senior, male, beautiful gray Tabby. He is sweet and friendly, competing with all the younger cats at the shelter. This wise one knows not to miss an opportunity for attention. Mitch comes right out to receive pets and scratches when someone enters the kitty room. He’ll rub up against you and beg for treats, too. He’s doing everything he can to catch the attention of someone, but being a senior it is often difficult to compete with the “kids.”
Zoey, a beautiful 4-month-old “tuxedo” kitten was abandoned inside a box left in front of a PetSmart. Even though she was dehydrated and exhausted from her experience, she is still very trusting of humans and extremely affectionate. She is good with other cats and was introduced to dogs at her previous foster home. She will need a home where she can slowly transition into her new family.
Public relations companies usually promote businesses and clients, but this month Ahwatukee-based Orca Communications took time out to spread the news about one of their own in hopes of raising funds to pay for her daughter’s cancer treatments.
Many health complaints, inability to lose weight, and underlying causes of disease can be attributed to gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction and poor digestive health. As quoted from Hippocrates, “All disease begins in the gut.” GI dysfunction is the most overlooked and mismanaged disorder in health care today.
Cheerleader is a domestic short-haired brown Tabby, about 2 1/2 years old. She finds ways to entertain herself while at adoption day by rolling around in her kennel … trying to get the attention of a nice person to adopt her and bring her home. Cheerleader gets along with most cats but she can be on the dominant side. It probably will take her some time to warm up and feel comfortable in her new home, but once she decides you’re OK and not so scary, she’s a real charmer.
Many years ago I owned and operated a motorcycle repair shop that specialized in repairing and updating Triumph motorcycles. It was a fairly profitable endeavor, however, I leaned a real-life lesson while trying to fit after-market parts not purchased from Triumph; if it goes right on and does not require any modification, you probably have it on wrong or you bought the wrong part.
Dorie, a three-year-old Siamese mix cat with remarkable blue eyes and a beautiful coat, is looking for a new home. Dorie would love to have a home to roam, play, and windows to look out to the world each day. She would make a great companion to anyone who can give her time to adapt to her new family and most importantly, offer her a second chance at a new life.
Q: Is a regular antivirus program good enough to protect my business computers? — Brad
Scottie was abandoned at a vet’s office by his owner. He’s a very laid back cat, likes to sit up high on cabinets and survey his surroundings in the lobby of the vet’s office greeting patients and furry friends arriving for appointments. He also prefers to sleep in his own bed all curled up. He is not high energy but would like a lap or couch to sit on. He has long fur so will need regular grooming. Scottie seems to get along with everyone and is not scared of noises or people. His ears are crimped so it looks like a “Scottish Fold.” Due to a severe ear infection one ear will stay more crimped up than the other. He does not seem to mind that his ears aren’t long and pointy. He likes toys and will play, which will help him to be more active. He has been around other cats and dogs.
Choco Shellie is a very loving, playful and sweet 4-month-old Torti kitten who has a special look. She is a Torti but has an entire light brown leg, giving her a sassy attitude. She likes to be held, cuddled and loves head scrunches. She loves to play with toys and gets along with other cats after a slow transition. She is very adaptable to new situations and would make a great companion to anyone who can give her a second chance at a new life. If interested in Choco, contact Lost Our Home Pet Foundation at (480) 540-9322 to arrange a meet-and-greet at the Tempe PetSmart, 1140 W. Elliot Road, in The Groves near Priest Road. See her and other adoptable cats and dogs with Lost Our Home Pet Foundation at www.LostOurHome.org. All cats are litter box trained, spayed/neutered, tested for FELV/FIV, current on shots, and 24PetWatch microchipped.
Avid Southwest gardeners see August as a time to enjoy the beauty of summer annuals, the bounty of a summer garden harvest, and the shade of the early morning or late afternoon. Southwest gardeners also mark August as the traditional beginning of the fall vegetable garden. Some fall vegetables should be planted by seed as early as mid-August: squashes like acorn, butternut and Hubbard; zucchini; melons like “Crenshaw,” honeydew, and casaba; fall sweet corn; tomatoes; peppers; and green beans. And September marks the beginning of the fall vegetable planting season — the most abundant season in desert gardening. So, preparing the garden’s soil is on every vegetable grower’s August checklist.
Pepsi is a domestic long-haired brown Tabby with white markings. She’s a large female adult girl that came in to the shelter declawed. If she was lost, her family never came forward to claim her so now she attempts to adjust to shelter life. She has a long coat that will need some grooming. Pepsi’s a talkative girl with an adorable face. She enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen. She has an opinion on just about everything and is not afraid to answer. She’d love a family with a person willing to take time to give her head rubs. She has tested negative for FELV/FIV, she’s altered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, and is litter box trained.
Local no-kill shelter, HALO Animal Rescue, is celebrating 19 years of saving animals’ lives with a special offer of $19 dog and cat adoptions for animals 4 months and older. Visit the main shelter and Deer Valley locations through Aug. 31 to take home a new “furever” friend.
Mady is a sweet, petite 1-year-old dilute Tortoiseshell cat. She came to us with six newborn kittens, while she was just a kitten herself. She is extremely affectionate, loves to play with her human family, and gets along with other cats.
Butler is a sweet shy boy looking for a new home. He is a 3-year-old black/gray Tabby with green eyes, who is extremely affectionate after he gets to know and trust you. When you pick him up, he just curls up on your lap and stays there. He and his brother were left outside of an apartment when their family moved away but since then, he has adapted well to his foster family and is seeking a forever home. If you are looking for a sweet, low maintenance, well behaved kitty, Butler is the one for you.
Lenny and Sguiggy were left as young kittens outside a store and Cactus Cats of Ahwatukee rescued them.
Miranda, a 2-year-old beautiful Torti cat, was rescued and is now looking for a new home. She may seem shy at first, but once she knows you, she will follow you, either rubbing up on your legs or to sit in your lap. She is playful, likes toys, and really enjoys sitting in a cat tree to watch the world. Miranda is good with other cats, older children, and perhaps dogs. She seems very adaptable to new situations and would make a great companion to anyone who can offer her a second chance at a new life.
Lenny and Sguiggy were left as young kittens outside a store and Cactus Cats of Ahwatukee rescued them. Lenny is a gray Tabby and Squiggy looks Russian Blue. Both are sweet and super playful, but they tested FIV positive and need to be the only kittens in a home. This virus should not impact their lives, which with love and good diet they should be the same as any other cats. These two sweeties just need a second chance.
I, for one, am officially fed up with movies about zombie outbreaks, mutant outbreaks, virus outbreaks, and outbreaks in general. To be fair, the end of the world/global epidemic genre can still be done well. The best recent example actually wouldn’t be a movie, but “The Walking Dead: The Game,” which packed in more drama, thrills and heartfelt character development than the AMC TV show of the same name. Compelling characters and genuine terror is missing from “World War Z,” however. It’s surprisingly hollow, surprisingly bland, and, most unforgivable of all, surprisingly boring.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.
Many health complaints, inability to lose weight and underlying causes of disease, can be attributed to poor digestive health. The digestive system is responsible for breaking down the food we eat into tiny particles that can be used for energy, maintenance and repair. The digestive process also involves creating waste to be eliminated.