<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:35:28 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[New cat hotel in Colorado Springs offers different boarding option]]> http://gazette.com/new-cat-hotel-in-colorado-springs-offers-different-boarding-option/article/1591150?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-cat-hotel-in-colorado-springs-offers-different-boarding-option/article/1591150?custom_click=rss

If Facebook memes are to be believed, cats have only one agenda - to annoy humans.

Unsurprisingly, the owner of the new Catagonia Cat Hotel thinks cats get a bad rap. They're not all timid loners who like to swipe stuff off counters all day long.

"They're misunderstood," said ailurophile Shannan Longley. "They all have personalities and are so different. They're just as deserving as any other kind of animal we have in our homes to have quality accommodations."

Longley, who worked as an Air Force intelligence officer and is now in the reserves, recently opened the luxury boarding hotel in northwest Colorado Springs - the first of its kind in the city. A grand opening celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday.



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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:46:08 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 29, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-nov.-29-2016/article/1591151?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-nov.-29-2016/article/1591151?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.

Pals Forever - For dogs and puppies, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1234 E. Woodmen Road; 528-6590; palsforever.org.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged

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ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Pestmart, 2160 Southgate Road. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua- smalldogrescue.org.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne



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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:21:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Rescue bird sanctuary helps Navy vet cope with PTSD]]> http://gazette.com/rescue-bird-sanctuary-helps-navy-vet-cope-with-ptsd/article/1590509?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rescue-bird-sanctuary-helps-navy-vet-cope-with-ptsd/article/1590509?custom_click=rss MYAKKA CITY, Fla. — Neighbors called the police after they couldn't take the avian shrieking anymore. When police entered the abandoned St. Petersburg apartment, the ravenous creature identified itself, as well as its distress, by repeating two words again and again: "Feed Chico! Feed Chico!"

The missing owner hadn't even bothered to conduct a gender test, which would have revealed the blue and gold macaw to be a female. But never mind that — something inside Chico snapped during those 10 or so days without food, water, or companionship. On this sweltering spring morning, you can easily pick her out of the nine-bird aviary at Greg Para's 5.2-acre spread here in the rural flats east of Interstate 75.



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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:46:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Love your dog enough to wear a sweater made from its fur? This Colorado woman can make it happen.]]> http://gazette.com/love-your-dog-enough-to-wear-a-sweater-made-from-its-fur-this-colorado-woman-can-make-it-happen./article/1590406?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/love-your-dog-enough-to-wear-a-sweater-made-from-its-fur-this-colorado-woman-can-make-it-happen./article/1590406?custom_click=rss

People from all over the world are mailing their dog’s hair to Pat Martinek in Golden.

She most recently corresponded with people in Greenland and Germany, she said, standing beside a stack of 10 or so boxes containing the hair of a poodle, an Australian shepherd, a great Pyrenees and more.

Martinek is a fiber artist and spins it into yarn, knits, weaves and felts on commission through her business, the Fyber Cafe.

Almost all of her commissions these days are for dog hair — called chiengora.

Read full story at denverpost.



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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:27:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 15, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-nov.-15-2016/article/1590255?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-nov.-15-2016/article/1590255?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua- smalldogrescue.org.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Happy Cats Haven - 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 362-4600, office@happycatshaven.org.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

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