is a lovely six-year-old domestic short hair gray/brown tabby. She is a bit shy
but will reward the patient person with purrs and pets. Xena loves other cats
and willingly shares her condo. She likes treats and would really like to meet
you to share a treat.
Negrete who is the director of CAPS has a great T-shirt that says: “Whoops, I
forgot to have children.” Actually, she is the pet mom of five furry children. Most
people I know refer to their pets as kids. This Mother’s Day, I think all “Pet
Moms” should celebrate the incredible connection we have with our pets.
Petting Watson and looking into his eyes makes me realize how much the boy dog has added to our lives. Yes, he is our furry child and according to Dr. Brian Hare, author of “The Genius of Dogs,” when you look into your pet’s eyes, your body is flooded with oxytocin. Oxytocin is the hormone of love, nurture, mutual trust and, above all, bonding that forms between a parent and child.
time dogs and humans have grown to love and protect each other through a
positive-feedback loop that is controlled by oxytocin. The attachment between
dogs and people mimics the relationship between mother and child. In other
words, our dogs have manipulated our natural feelings for children to include
How convenient is that? Most of us are suckers for wide-eyed babies who give us the adorable stare. Perhaps dogs observed the reactions people had to babies and did the same thing. Who hasn’t fallen for puppy eyes? I have to admit, Watson has the sweetest, brownest eyes and he can get me to open the refrigerator by just looking at me.
there has been a great deal of research about dogs’ intelligence that supports
the theory that dogs are as intelligent as a 2- or 3-year-old child. I’m pretty
sure that dogs have had our number for a long time and nothing makes them feel
better than to be included.
To all the “Pet Moms” out there, have a fabulous Mother’s Day!
from Watson too.
IN NEED OF
for the CAPS annual garage sale. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
cans. If you have cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500), and we will
come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.
who need free spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. We still have funds from
Maddie’s but this is a limited time program. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
to register for the AmazonSmile program. The details are below.
SHOUT OUT TO
the generous people who have made donations using our website and Facebook. A
pooch smooch to you!
and Sally for the huge bag of cans. All tails are wagging for you!
lovely lady from Country Health who made masks for all of our staff. A big bark
of thanks to you!
COME SEE US
CAPS is open, by appointment only, for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We cannot accept volunteers until further notice. Call 775-423-7500.
Pet Holiday: National Dog Mom Day.
To register in the AmazonSmile program, a website operated by Amazon. Customers enjoy the same selection of products, low prices and shopping features as on Amazon.com. The only difference is that, when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by you.
donate directly to CAPS on Facebook by just hitting the donate button. We are
in desperate needs of funds at this time. You are our lifeline and we thank you
for your support!
mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is
775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is email@example.com. Please visit the CAPS
website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection
Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.