Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Press Release from the Lake Oswego Police Department
On May 20, during the very early morning hours (about 1 a.m.), Lake Oswego Police responded to a reported barking dog in a residential neighborhood.
According to the caller, the dog had been barking incessantly for about an hour.
The responding officer, Sgt. John Brent was confronted in the middle of the street by a very small but ferociously barking dachshund, named Annie, who would not allow his police car to pass.
The Sergeant (in charge of the LOPD Canine Unit) exited his patrol car and tried for some time, unsuccessfully, to capture the dog or otherwise quiet the disturbance.
After some time, a faint call for help was heard by Sgt. Brent and Annie's owner, Pamela Fischer, was found in a nearby yard where she had fallen.
Ms. Fischer, who does have some physical limitations, had fallen, hit her head and been unable to get back to her feet. Medical personnel were summoned and the appropriate aid given.
Ms. Pamela Fischer is now fine and we are most thankful for Annie's efforts. Pamela Fischer authorized the release of her name and this information as she is quite proud of Annie. (Source: www.katu.com)
Monday, May 19, 2008
My dear beloved blog readers...I am taking a little mini-vacation as I have been working so hard (I will be in Tigard for a little rest and relaxation). Please feel free to leave your pet-related questions in this section and I will do my best to answer them in our new feature "Ask Paco". Until then...remember to give your fur babies fresh water every day! Beso Beso Beso
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
(Photo and story from www.katu.com)
The Oregon Humane Society is offering 14 Chihuahuas up for adoption that were among 150 dogs rescued last month in Washington County. The Chihuahuas arrived in Portland on Tuesday. There are 5 females and 9 males available, ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 13 years old. The adoption fees run from $200-$300, which includes the cost of spaying and neutering, a tracking microchip, vaccinations and a collar and identification tag. For more information on adopting one of these dogs, visit the Oregon Humane Society Web site.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Another night and another bug.
This time Honey...Queen Manx, rose from her sweater bed to inspect the spider crawling up the wall. She knocked it down, pushed it around with her nose and then let me scoop it up with the empty salsa jar (now known officially as the "critter gitter") and set it free out the back door.
Miss Natalie just enjoyed the show. She said spiders are "too spicy".
Monday, May 12, 2008
All hail Miss Natalie...she cornered an ear wig in the living room...then I scooped up the wiggly thing in an empty salsa jar and liberated his little pincher butt outside. Natalie still stands on guard. As a side note...Honey the Queen Manx...just watched the scene, too cozy on her sweater bed to be bothered.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
(picture source: Wikipedia)
Cockatoos are crested birds from rainforests, dry regions, and fields of Indonesia and Australia. There are many different species of cockatoos. Cockatoos are long-lived birds. Many species of cockatoo are endangered because of loss of habitat, being shot as agricultural pests, and the sale of the young as pets.
The cockatoo averages about 12-15 inches long. These birds range in color from white, pink, yellow, gray, and black; they all have a large, feathery head crest, and a curved bill. Males sometimes have darker feathers or eyes than females; otherwise, males and females are hard to distinguish.
There are only a few eggs in each clutch (a set of eggs laid in one nesting period). The eggs are laid in a hollow tree cavity. Both parents incubate the eggs for close to a month and both parents feed the chicks.
Cockatoos eat seeds of grasses, berries and nuts. (source: www.enchantedlearning.com)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
A kiwi is any of the species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites (diverse group of large, flightless birds, e.g., emu). All kiwi species are endangered. The kiwi is also a national symbol of New Zealand. (source: Wikipedia)