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I’d like to introduce you to a friend. I think you may know her already, or at least you think you do. She’s The Mom Who Is Never Here.
Gypsy is a sweet little Tortie kitten born in February two years ago, and has since been seeking her special forever home. She would love to be a lady's cat, preferring women, and also prefers to be queen of the house and chief snuggler.
Little Buddy is a Snowshoe Siamese with blue eyes. He is approximately 2 years old and is sweet and affectionate. Buddy loves to be petted and is comfortable with dogs and other cats. He is a non-dominate neutered male.
Sometimes it really is the little things that make the biggest difference.
VNSA (Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association) is a local, all-volunteer nonprofit corporation requesting donations of gently used books, paperbacks, videos, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, books on tape or CD, and any other book-related items for its 55th Annual Used Book Sale scheduled for Feb. 12 and 13, 2011. VNSA is conducting a summer book drive to help overcome lagging book donations.
It may be too little too late, or it could be the perfect win-win-win, either way, Councilman Sal DiCiccio thinks that Arizona should make a good faith offer to the Gila River Indian Community to consider allowing the South Mountain Loop 202 on tribal land before construction begins along Pecos Road.
Councilman Sal DiCiccio
A state lawmaker is crafting a fix — one he hopes is legal — to the statewide ban on begging that was struck down last year as unconstitutional.
Tau, a 2-year-old Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix, had a rough start to life, he was found with two other dogs in the desert searching for food, water and affection. Despite what has happen to him, Tau is a sweet boy who loves to give kisses and tries to sit in your lap. Don’t be surprised if you have to remind him what it’s like to live in a home and have a family that loves him.
It is interesting that David Gilliand’s June 23 letter to the editor, “Just build it already,” wherein he states that he lives two blocks from the Loop 202 and he states, “this causes no pollution that I am aware of.”
Kallie is 11 years young! She would love to live in a house where she can sit on her human’s lap or next to them while watching TV. During the day, all Kallie needs is a pillow to rest her head on and wait for you to return home from work. She is a very quiet Beagle girl and will melt your heart. She gets along well with other dogs and children.
For eight years, the Fore Noah and Friends Charity Golf Tournament has stood as a symbol of hope for parents of children battling neuroblastoma, an aggressive pediatric cancer more common in infants than leukemia. Andy and Lara Nelson, whose son, Noah, has been disease-free for seven years, founded the event to fund neuroblastoma research, raising more than $500,000 for the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF).
Maggie just loves to have her belly rubbed, almost as much as she loves to go for walks. And since she is a little more “big-boned” than we’d like her to be, walks are a great thing to help thin her down a bit. This sweet girl has had a bit of a sad life. In her young life she has already been abandoned at least twice. She came into the pound back in 2009 as a stray, got adopted, but then returned back to the same pound at the beginning of this year. Her last owners stated they couldn’t take care of her anymore. While this is very sad, thankfully it hasn’t affected this sweet girl’s demeanor. She is a loving, sweet gal who just wants to be loved.
Coco, approximately 3 to 4 years old, is a blue-eyed, short-haired lynx pointe Siamese. She is a playful, friendly cuddler who is fixed, tested and has all her shots. She would do fine with other cats or very well as queen of her own domain.
Federal authorities say Union Pacific retaliated against three employees who raised safety concerns, so the railroad should pay $615,215 in fines and compensation.
Stefanie Strackbein (right), owner of What Dogs Want pet sitting in Ahwatukee Foothills, collected dog and cat food to donate to Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Gilbert. This week she made a trip to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, where many readers donated items. Strackbein was helped by her daughter (far left) Maren Bussey and her friend Maggie Cox, along with special client Alice the dog. Both girls are students at Horizon Community Learning Center in Ahwatukee. The four collected more than 350 pounds of dog and cat food during the holiday season to help the shelter.
Billboards are an old stand-by of the advertising industry. Now they are undergoing a 21st century metamorphosis. In urban areas and along the Interstates, including Interstate 10 around Ahwatukee Foothills, those roadside monsters are going electronic, despite community protests and adverse environmental impacts.
I read the guest commentary that you published “Gullible public believes big lies” (AFN, Jan. 17) and was particularly interested in the section of it where the author rebutted the claim of “death panels” by referring to a section of the ACA that addresses such things.
Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.
The next time state lawmakers want to see the Wildcats take on the Sun Devils, they may have to buy their own tickets. Ditto the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and the upcoming Super Bowl.