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A Thanksgiving wish for everyone

Kathleen Williams-Miller
Pumba is an adorable four-year-old black Lab/mix. He came to CAPS when his owner passed away. He is tons of fun and very active. Pumba likes playing, running, and taking walks. He is looking for someone who will take good care of him. Please make this his best Thanksgiving ever by giving him a home.

Thanksgiving is our family’s favorite holiday, because the focus is food, family, and friends. One dear friend is Susie Hicks who was the librarian at West End School for 30 years. She loved to read to the students and never failed to delight them as her stories came alive when read.

Susie’s favorite Thanksgiving story was “Oh What a Feast We’ll Have.” The story is about a very old woman and the turkey she is fattening up for the big Thanksgiving dinner. It is a simple plot because the woman feeds the turkey every day, and she frequently comments on what a grand feast she will have.

Living alone the woman finds time to take the turkey for walks and spends time talking to him and spoiling him with treats from the garden. As the story progresses, the turkey becomes visibly larger and larger. Susie never missed a chance to point out how big and fat the bird was getting.

The plot thickens when the women is seen grinding an ax in the shed. Susie would say, “Well, it looks like our turkey is done for.” It was cute to see the expressions on the students’ faces as the page was turned. The best part was Susie would hide the picture and ask, “What’s going to happen to our turkey?”

There were many speculations and Susie honored each guess with the comment, “Well, that’s a good idea, but we’ll have to finish the story.” and she would wait to continue letting the anticipation build. Slowly she would turn the last page revealing the end of the story.

Sitting at the table was the old woman and by her side is the turkey. They were eating stuffing, squash, and greens. She is smiling as she says, “Next year you’ll be much fatter and then what a feast we’ll have.”

Our wish to you is, may your Thanksgiving be filled with a feast of kindness and love.

XOXO Watson’s Family

P.S. Thank you, Susie Hicks for the memories.


Pine shavings, bleach and cleaning supplies for our kennels.

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.

Folks to sign up for AmazonSmile program before Black Friday Sales the details are below.


Shannon Miller, the owner of Maggie’s Playhouse. She has made it her goal to adopt and take care of older dogs. Many of her animals are old and abandoned. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month and we salute Shannon for her kindness and dedication to our dog population.

All the Fallon folks who support CAPS. We will love you furrever!


CAPS is open, by appointment only, for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We cannot accept volunteers until further notice. Call 775-423-7500.


November Pet Holiday: National Adopt a Senior Dog Month.

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.

You can donate directly to CAPS on Facebook by just hitting the donate button. You are our guardian angels, and we thank you for your support!


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.