CAPS writer Watson has passed over the rainbow bridge.
By Kathleen Williams-Miller
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Dear readers, it is with a heavy heart I must inform you that Watson has passed over the rainbow bridge. He quietly fell asleep after lunch with us close by. To say it is a great loss is an understatement. Watson was a favorite at the dog park, CAPS, and anywhere he traveled.
As a pup, he was abandoned at the pound. Why they left him, we’ll never know. Fortunately, Pauline Friedrich picked him up and brought him to CAPS where she spoiled him with treats and sweet talk. Throughout his life, he never forgot Pauline and her kindness.
A proud graduate of CAPS, Watson symbolized the commitment CAPS makes to each animal finding a happy-ever-after-home. Watson landed in the lap of luxury when he went home with us. He made sure that each day we were awaken early, took walks, shared treats and the couch.
Always a gentleman, he never jumped on people, counter surfed, or barked. Of course, he always accepted treats and begging was the rule when it came to food. In fact, he could be downright embarrassing if someone had a treat and he smelled it.
He was a good sport and knew how to play with puppies, old dogs, and contemporaries. He could also open the gate by flipping up the latch and pushing it. I guess he knew how good he had it, because he never wandered away from home.
A prolific writer, he ruined many a keyboard with his nails that he didn’t like clipped. He will forever live in our hearts and the hearts of many who read his columns and laughed at his observations. We bid adieu to you, dear boy.
Watson’s Mom and Dad
Seemore is an adorable four-year-old hound mix. He came back to CAPS because his people moved and couldn’t take him. He is a sweet boy who is a little shy at first. He can run like the wind, loves to play, walks well on a leash, and likes dogs and children. Come out and take him for a walk; you will be delighted.
LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have 18 adorable kittens: 10 boys and eight girls. We also have seven puppies: two boys and five girls. All our babies need foster homes. Call 775-7500 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
Items for the CAPS garage sale. Call 775-423-7500 to have your items picked up.
Help! We need emergency funds to repair our main air conditioning.
Cat litter for our guests’ comfort.
Friskies wet cat food and any dry cat food except Meow Mix.
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
All the folks who have donated using our Facebook page. Paws applause to you!
The volunteers who walk our dogs daily. Pooch smooches to you!
COME SEE US
CAPS is now open. We suggest appointments for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We need volunteers. Call 775-423-7500.
June Holiday: World Day Against Abandonment of Domestic Animals
To mark your calendar for CAPS garage sale Sept. 9 and 10.
You can help “Pup Grade” our kennels. We rely on fundraisers, donations, and volunteers for our sources of revenue. At this time, our kennels are in need of serious service. Our water system is failing, our indoor kennels need flooring, and the main air conditioner needs repair. If you are able to contribute expertise, supplies, or monetary assistance call at 775-423-7500.
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.
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