Watson’s favorite pill is a soft pillow

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Barnum, pictured above,  and Bailey are two dynamic 11-year-old Shepherd/Doberman mixes. Originally adopted through CAPS, they have returned, because their owners became homeless. Barnum is a big, strong boy with a sweet laid-back attitude. Bailey is an active older gentleman who walks quickly on a leash. He isn’t fond of cats. Both are looking for a home where they can be together. Can you find room in your home and heart to love these guys? Come out and meet them.

Courtesy Barnum, pictured above, and Bailey are two dynamic 11-year-old Shepherd/Doberman mixes. Originally adopted through CAPS, they have returned, because their owners became homeless. Barnum is a big, strong boy with a sweet laid-back attitude. Bailey is an active older gentleman who walks quickly on a leash. He isn’t fond of cats. Both are looking for a home where they can be together. Can you find room in your home and heart to love these guys? Come out and meet them.

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Watson here, and I recently started taking pills for my arthritis. OK, these pills taste bitter and leave a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. So, what do I do? I spit them out. If you remember how sensitive a dog’s nose is you know that I can smell a pill miles away.

My mom has scoured the internet looking for methods to deliver pills that are easy and not invasive. She has watched YouTube videos that show happy dogs gobbling down their meds. Unfortunately, I am not a fool, because I know the dogs in the video are actually getting sugar pills that taste good.

If your BFF needs to take pills, I will guide you through all the methods mom has tried. The first thing she tried was burying the pill in a delightful pile of delicious dog food. Did it work? Well, it worked the first time, but after I got a bite of bitter, the jig was up, and I just ate around the pill and left it in the dish.

The second method she tried was the peanut butter bury. That’s right, she buried it in a big scoop of peanut butter. That worked the first time, but once I realized the bitter truth, I opted not to eat peanut butter unless it is a cookie.

Moving on, she bought cheese-flavored pill pockets. They are delicious unless there is a pill hiding inside. The cheese masks the pill’s scent but nothing can mask the pill taste. I suspect I’ll be having pill pockets for treats sans pills.

The next trial was ground beef meatballs. Meatballs sound divine, don’t they? Mom got tricky on this one, because she gave me a regular meatball, which I loved, and then slipped me a loaded charge. Ugh! Nothing can spoil a meatball like a pill inside.

Mom is still working on a method, but in the meantime I decided the only pill I like is a big fluffy pillow.

XOXO Watson


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Barnum and Bailey, pictured above, are two dynamic 11-year-old Shepherd/Doberman mixes. Originally adopted through CAPS, they have returned, because their owners became homeless. Barnum is a big, strong boy with a sweet laid-back attitude. Bailey is an active older gentleman who walks quickly on a leash. He isn’t fond of cats. Both are looking for a home where they can be together. Can you find room in your home and heart to love these guys? Come out and meet them.

 



LOOKING FOR A HOME

We have three Lab/mix puppies. They are cute and ready for new homes.

We have kittens to foster! Call 775-423-7500 for details.

Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal.

IN NEED OF
You can help “Pup Grade” our kennels. At this time, our kennels are in need of serious service.
We need permanent roofs over the outdoor kennels and new flooring in the indoor kennels. If you are able to contribute expertise, supplies, or monetary assistance please call at 775-423-7500.  
Aluminum 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.

  

SHOUT OUT TO
Kathy Peterson for donating $5,000 to “Pup Grade” our shelter. Kindness never fails!
The Lahonton Valley News for giving CAPS a voice in the community. All tails are wagging for you!
 
COME SEE US

CAPS is now open. We suggest appointments for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We are now accepting volunteers. Call 775-423-7500.

 

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December Holiday: National Mutt Day
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CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is caps@cccomm.net. 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 likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                                                                
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me at jkwmil@outlook.com.

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