Christmas gifts worth sniffing |

Christmas gifts worth sniffing

Kathleen Williams-Miller
Bella, a cute one-year-old shepherd mix, is full of energy and loves to play. She enjoys water, treats and walks. Bella would like a home for Christmas where she will be petted and cared for. Come out and meet her; she can make your Christmas brighter.

Watson here and I just want you to know this is my most favorite time of the year. Our home is always filled with the delicious aromas of mom’s cookies and bread. Another big bonus is we have lots of packages coming in the mail that smell heavenly.

It always amazes me that mom and dad don’t bother to sniff the packages. I can tell by the smell if there are dogs or cats in the home they came from, if they are full of goodies and sometimes I even recognize the scent of the person who sent them. I know the package from Aunt Mary has cookies for me.

My nose is exceptional and far superior to humans. Just how much better is my nose? Well, about a thousand times better. A human nose has about 5 million olfactory receptors. Olfactory receptors are microscopic proteins that detect odors. My nose has between 149 million to 300 million.

I have a much bigger nose which provides lots more surface for the receptors to work and the slits on my nose enhance my ability to get a good read on what I smell. I can distinguish about 100,000 different scents compared to 10,000 in humans.

So if you would like suggestions on worthy sniffing gifts, I recommend jerky, cookies and bones. In fact, I can detect an amazing scent coming from our kitchen that smells like cookies. So far my dad hasn’t caught the scent, so I may have a chance to ace him out on a fresh baked cookie. May your Christmas be filled with the scent of love!

XOXO Watson and his mom and dad.


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.

Aluminum cans; if you have cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500), and we will come get them


The Churchill County High School ROTC for providing baked goods for the bake sale. A Four Paw Salute to you!

Judy Carlson for donating towels, book shelves and cans. Our tails are wagging for you!

Linda Martinez for making awesome dog treats for the bake sale. We are doggone grateful!

Rebecca Dugan for making delicious people goodies. Sweet!

Sierra Properties and Financial Horizons for having containers for donations at their sites.

Our Paws Pause in thanks!


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.


December Pet Holiday: National Pets Christmas, Dec. 25.

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.

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,