Shadow is a darling three-year-old Lab mix with one ear up and the other down. He is strong, muscular, and enjoys lots of activity. Shadow walks well on a leash, enjoys riding in the car, and is always up for a game of fetch. Come out for a play date. He is waiting to meet you.
We have three Lab/mix puppies. They are cute and ready for new homes.
Thanksgiving is Thursday, and it is our family’s favorite holiday. Who doesn’t love succulent turkey, snow white mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie? Of course, we always share memories of grand family gatherings.
My all-time favorite memory is the day that the dog goddess answered Sam’s silent prayer.
Sam was a magnificent Black Lab. He was huge and never missed a family gathering. A polite, but insistent beggar, he hung out by Mike, my brother, who always slipped him treats.
Our family was large and the table seated at least 20. At best, we were crowded together. One of the games my three brothers loved to play was please pass keep away. The way it worked was someone would say please pass the salt and, the salt would be passed around and around never getting to the person requesting it. An extremely annoying game they delighted in.
As dish after dish of steaming wonderful food filled the table, Sam’s eyes got bigger and bigger. He stared at each plate, and you could almost hear him wishing that the plate would fall. As we started to pass the food around the table, Mike reached for the gravy bowl, and it slipped out of his hand spilling the gravy onto the floor next to Sam. Everyone gasped!
Sam did not miss a beat, because he was in gravy heaven. Fortunately, mom had plenty of gravy and the dinner proceeded without a hitch. Sam was hailed as a hero, and he did an excellent job of cleaning up the spilled gravy. We all noticed his content expression.
Is there a dog goddess who answers dog’s prayers? I suspect there is, and I am sure Sam is looking down on us this Thanksgiving with his own bowl of gravy. Happy Thanksgiving from Watson’s family. XO
LOOKING FOR A HOME
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
Help with our failing water system. Any monetary or expertise contribution will be appreciated. Please help us!
Folks who need help affording spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. The SNAPS program details are below.
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
Jackie at Top Gun Kennels for fostering kittens. You are Purrfect!
Mr. and Mrs. Reese for donating $1,000 toward fixing our well. All tails are wagging for you!
All of the staff and volunteers at CAPS. You are the soul of our shelter!
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.
Holiday: Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25.
SNAPS is a program offered to Churchill County residents through CAPS that provides low-cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs. To qualify for SNAPS, you need to have one of the following: Medicaid, a child enrolled in NV Check Up Program, food stamps, 2020 tax return stating income is less than $30,000 or veteran disability card including a photo ID. Also required are a Churchill County ID and a co-pay. For information, call CAPS at 423-7500.
CAPS’ 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 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.