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  • University's "outreach" reindeer is a charmer

    SAM FRIEDMAN, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
    Updated: 5 min ago

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Henry the outreach reindeer likes to play in water sprinklers, sample lichen from the hands of children and prance around the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus on a leash. Thanks to his charisma, bystanders come to him from all sides to see him. They...

  • Agility competition training can help boost animals' self-confidence and behavior

    By Kalyn Kahler kalyn.kahler@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Melian stood confidently at the start of the dog agility course at the Rocky Mountain State Games, legs quivering in anticipation. She waited anxiously to respond to the call of her owner, LeNore Ralston. But just a few years ago, Melian quivered when a branch fell off a tree, a car...

  • Zoo mourns the passing of popular striped skunk

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Tiger Lilly, a striped skunk who lived at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and traveled across the region to visit schools, retirements and community events died Friday afternoon. She was 8 years old. A release from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced her death. Lilly came to the zoo in...

  • The Country Life: The strange life of the spadefoot toad

    By Bill.Radford bill.radford@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    I was walking last week through our pasture, which had been transformed into swampland by days of relentless rain, when something jumped from the weeds. I squinted my eyes and spotted a tiny toad on the muddy ground. I scooped it up, and my wife and I studied it. It was, we...

  • Pet notes: Colorado Springs-area calendar of events starting July 21, 2014

    The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado 9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Pet-Smart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; 390-7838;...

  • When it comes to pet burials, there are several unique options

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit. From companies that will send your pet's remains to the heavens to those who will turn them into a...

  • Boy seriously injured by pit bull in Commerce City

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Commerce City were considering possible charges Monday against the owner of a pit bull who mauled a toddler who tried to pet the dog. Police say the dog was tied up to a pole Sunday night when the 19-month-old boy approached it to pet it....

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: Cats' emotions hard to read

    By Sara Ferguson Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Dear Ms. Kitty, I have a hard time telling what my cat Marty is thinking. Sometimes he just stares at me and doesn't meow or meet me at the door like my dog does. How can I tell what he's feeling? Dear reader, When you get home from a hard day at work, your dog may be barking at...

  • Former Springs teacher and coach pens pooch-inspired book

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    In her 33 years as a teacher at Mitchell and Doherty high schools, and an even longer career coaching swimming and running at the high school and college levels, Sandra Allen Badger saw dedication and passion triumph in countless ways, in scholars and in athletes. She learned that...

  • Calendar of events starting July 14, 2014

    by Name newspaper -
    Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    PET NOTES ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.;...

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