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Are your New Year’s resolutions slipping?

Kathleen Williams-Miller

Watson here and I want you to know I'm sticking to my New Year's resolutions like a stamp to an envelope. Yep, my main resolution for this year was to make sure my mom and dad stay healthy. I'm making that happen and here are the steps I take every day to keep them on the program.

First thing in the morning I wake them up with a cold nose and warm lick. That always gets their attention and then we wander out for a leisurely walk in the park. When we return I give them a little down time before going out to the dog park for a long walk and some play time.

Walking is the best exercise there is to keep me and my folks healthy and happy. It takes about 30 minutes of activity each day to perk up the immune system and burn off extra fat. I know we should all slim down, and I'm doing my part to make it happen.

After our walks we settle into a nice little lunch. I make sure my dad's lunch is little because I usually look sadly at him until he is willing to share with me. As we all get older, we have to watch how much we eat and what we eat. I'm there to help keep portions down.

Before I know it we are heading out to the park again for our evening walk and dinner is waiting when we get back. I keep a constant eye on calorie intake especially mom's and dad's.

So my advice for 2019 is get moving, watch what you eat and get an adorable walking partner to keep you motivated.

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XOXO Watson

IN NEED OF

A kennel worker; this is a paid position, call 775-423-7500 for details.

Vendors for Bark in the Park on May 18; call 775-423-7500 for details.

Folks who need help affording spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. The SNAPS program details are below.

SHOUT OUT TO

Dave and Judy Carlson for donating the wonderful new computer. All tails are wagging for you!

Adam Trumble and the Lahontan Valley News for giving us a voice in Fallon's community. A Four Paw salute to you!

Our faithful dog walkers, who show up in sun, cold, snow and rain. A loud bark to you!

COME SEE US

CAPS will be at Walmart on March 2 with the Kissin' Booth and a puckered-up pooch. Come by and smooch our pooch. We have hoodies, shirts and hats. Be sure to check out our merchandise after you've hugged our pup.

DON'T FORGET

February Pet Holiday: Pet Dental Health Month.

SNAPS is a program offered to Churchill County residents through CAPS that provides low-cost spaying/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, 2018 tax return stating income is less than $30,000 or Veterans disability card including a photo ID. Also required are a Churchill County ID and a co-pay. For information, call CAPS at 423-7500.

Flower Tree Nursery will again be raffling a tree on March 15, and the winner doesn't have to be present to win. The raffle tickets are available at Flower Tree, and they are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets.

CONTACT CAPS

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 really 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, jkwmil@outlook.com.