Dear Readers: It’s Aug. 1, known by dog lovers as DOGust 1st! It’s the day to celebrate shelter dogs. When you adopt a dog from a shelter, the staff can only approximate the age of the dog, so Aug. 1 is designated as the shelter dogs’ universal birthday for all.
To celebrate, take your dog to the park for a play date, throw a party at home or treat your dog to new toys, treats and a new, fluffy and comfy bed.
P.S.: According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA.org), 1.6 million canine are adopted from shelters yearly. Let’s push for two million. Go discover a buddy!
Expensive Readers: With right this moment being DOGust 1st, let’s meet a few shelter canine right here within the places of work of Heloise, Inc.
Putting a pose are Duncan and Daisy, a candy rat terrier and a sassy fawn chihuahua. To fulfill these two, go to Heloise.com and click on on “Pet of the Week.”
To search out your individual four-legged, furry eternally buddy, go to your native shelter or rescue group. E mail a pic and outline of your excellent pet to Heloise@Heloise.com.
Expensive Heloise: After I launder my cuffed shorts, I ensure to unroll them first. Crumbs and particles can accumulate within the folds of the cuffs. Then it is a straightforward matter to recuff them.
— Heidi in Tennessee
Expensive Heloise: As a substitute of cleansing gooey, messy cheese that has melted off burgers and onto my barbecue grill, I spotted if I fold the nook of the cheese up into the middle of the slice, then onto the burger, the mess is averted altogether.
And maybe the very best half … no one feels shorted of cheese.
— Mike, by way of e mail
Expensive Readers: Strolling within the metropolis on a summer season’s night is nice train, however it have to be finished safely. In keeping with the Nationwide Freeway Security Administration (NHTSA.gov), keep protected by:
● Staying on the sidewalk, but when there’s no sidewalk, stroll going through oncoming site visitors.
● Carrying a flashlight, ID and your cellphone.
● Sporting brilliant or reflective clothes.
● Crossing solely in marked crosswalks and obeying site visitors indicators.
Expensive Heloise: When it is time to give Goliath, my Doberman combine, a shower, I’ve resigned myself to the truth that I’ll get moist, too. What helps? Chopping armholes and a head gap into an enormous, 42-gallon contractor trash bag, slipping myself into the bag (a trendy look, ha!) after which getting Goliath within the tub. It really works!
— Betty in Colorado
Expensive Readers: In case your backyard yield is simply too huge to your private use, think about donating further greens and fruits to your metropolis’s meals financial institution to assist the needy in your neighborhood. Give them a name.
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