<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:09:53 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 28, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-28-2017/article/1599840?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-28-2017/article/1599840?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.; new hoperescue.homestead.com.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3060 N. Powers Blvd.; 541-3099, saintanimalrescue.org.

SLV Animal Welfare Society - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:15:28 -0600 <![CDATA[The Country Life: Things are just ducky]]> http://gazette.com/the-country-life-things-are-just-ducky/article/1599684?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-country-life-things-are-just-ducky/article/1599684?custom_click=rss

Good news: The ducks are out of the bathtub.

My wife and I decided to add to our menagerie recently with a pair of ducklings. The first surprise was their size. We expected cute little fluff balls, but at only a few weeks old they were already nearly a foot tall. It seems their breed is known for "rapid growth rates."

The second surprise was their lack of intelligence. We kept them in the bathtub for a couple of days, knowing they weren't ready to be exposed to the elements. Young ducklings aren't well feathered enough to fend off the cold. But they were so messy - and so loud - that I set up a pen for them outside that included a doghouse complete with a heat lamp (and a thermometer to make sure it didn't get too hot or too



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<![CDATA[The crucial White House position Trump has neglected to fill]]> http://gazette.com/the-crucial-white-house-position-trump-has-neglected-to-fill/article/1599591?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-crucial-white-house-position-trump-has-neglected-to-fill/article/1599591?custom_click=rss

There's no shortage of reasons to include dogs in your life: They love you unconditionally; they help you stay active and less stressed; and, if you happen to be the president, they might boost your approval ratings.

But after two months in the White House, President Donald Trump seems unpersuaded. The 45th president appears poised to become the first in well more than a century to not have a dog - or any pet, for that matter - in the White House.

There was the fleeting possibility that Patton, a goldendoodle raised by Florida philanthropist Lois Pope, might join the Trump clan. But Pope ultimately decided she couldn't bear to part with the dog.



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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 21, 2017]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-21-2017/article/1599365?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-march-21-2017/article/1599365?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, Wag N' Wash, 5830 Stetson Hills Blvd. 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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