Canine lullabies for your BFF |

Canine lullabies for your BFF

Kathleen Williams-Miller
Mystique, a beautiful four-year-old cat with gray-and-white short hair, came to CAPS because her person became ill and could no longer take care of her. She gets along with other cats and is friendly. Mystique is sweet and oh so soft. She loves people and is looking for a warm lap to sit on in the New Year. Come out and meet her; she can make your New Year and lap brighter.

I hope your holidays were wonderful! We certainly had a lovely Christmas and crisp New Year. The most interesting gift we received was actually a gift for Watson. He received a CD of Canine Lullabies. These lullabies were produced by Terry Woodford who is an incredible songwriter, producer and engineer.

Woodford has worked with the Supremes, Temptations and Commodores. Terry’s latest musical creations aren’t top-10 songs played on the radio, but they are played in shelters to calm the residents.

Woodford’s music wasn’t originally intended for dogs but was a happy accident. It was a byproduct of one of his previous projects: to create tunes that would quiet crying babies. Woodford figured he’d use traditional lullabies but added the human heart beat to the sound track.

His rationale was that we are in a chaotic environment and we’re drawn to structure and order. Lullabies are very simply structured, so babies and animals are attracted to them because of the calming melody.

His instincts were good because he is constantly besieged by requests for the CD from shelters who have used them to calm their residents. Woodford has offered any shelter that requests it a free CD.

Researcher exploring music’s impact on shelter animals have confirmed the positive effect it can have. In fact, one of the shelters in Colorado Springs, Colorado played the CD, and within minutes the dogs had calmed down and quit barking. You can see this in action at

The CD is especially helpful for animals who freak out at the sound of fireworks and shooting.

Watson is terrified of thunder, fireworks and shooting, so the CD is perfect to calm his fears. Actually, I’m enchanted by the sweetness of the whole project. I love lullabies!


Emergency funds for our adorable Cash’s surgery; any amount will help.

Folks to register for the AmazonSmile program; the details are below, and we receive funds every month from your purchases.


Peggy Graham who is one of our faithful monetary contributors. We truly appreciate your contribution for Cash’s surgery. Cash’s tail is wagging for you!

All the folks who have donated dog and cat food during Walmart days. A Four Paw Salute to you!


CAPS will be at Walmart in January (the date will be announced later) with the Kissin’ Booth and a puckered-up pooch. Come by to get your pooch smooch. We have 2019 CAPS calendars, hoodies, shirts and hats. Be sure to check out our merchandise after you’ve hugged our pup.


January Pet Holiday: National Walk Your Dog Month

CAPS 2019 calendars are available for purchase at CAPS or 3-Dimension Shipping.

To register in the AmazonSmile program, a website operated by Amazon. Customers enjoy same selection of products, low prices and shopping features as on The only difference is that, when you shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by you.

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.


CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is Please visit the CAPS website ( and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likeable.

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Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me,