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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 4:41pm. 3,171 Views, 0 Comments.
A Packed Week
by Celia Hayes
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Just to get into the mood and establish the mental sound-track, imagine a mariachi band kicking it into raucous high gear. Now, imagine a ten day long city-wide block party, food festival, oyster feast, rock concert, art show, parade, debutant ball and live comic burlesque ... yes, it's Fiesta time again in San Antonio, with the usual packed schedule of events suited to every taste. From Night in Old San Antonio in La Villita, to the Battle of Roses parade; it's a couther and more family-friendly version of New Orleans' Mardi Gras, as a commenter once described it. Fiesta began over a hundred years ago, with a simple modest parade of…
Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 3:33pm. 4,642 Views, 1 Comments.
Halloween for Dogs
by Celia Hayes
Since our household does not contain any small children, we normally make an effort to dress up the dogs in costumes instead. Cats are normally reluctant to cooperate in this kind of amusement, although I do wish that we could get some of the black cats to pose fetchingly with pumpkins, cauldrons, brooms and witch's pointy hats. This would so take care of decorating the front porch for tricker-treating. A couple of years ago we did borrow the grandson of our next-door neighbor when he wanted to dress up like the Prince of Persia and our neighbor confessed herself quite unequal to that particular challenge. We fitted him out in a tunic and sword-belt and turban, and I roughed out a sword and dagger from thin plywood,…
Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 9:21am. 1,669 Views, 0 Comments.
Woof Wednesdays at the Animal Defense League
by Celia Hayes
... At the Animal Defense League; every Wednesday until the end of this month, the adoption fees for dogs over the age of puppy are reduced ... which is a very generous concession indeed, considering that the dogs available have been spayed or neutered, chipped, and up to date on things like rabies vaccinations and heartworm medication. We are not in any particular need of another dog at present, as the pair that we have are completely satisfactory, fairly young and in good health. But if we were looking for another dog, and the fates that dictate these matters didn't present us with a suitable candidate straight off the streets of our own San Antonio neighborhood (as was the story with…
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 1:59pm. 3,111 Views, 0 Comments.
by Celia Hayes
Over the years that we have lived in our San Antonio home, we've lost track of the number of all the lost dogs we have found and managed to either returned to their owners, or found them new owners. Almost always it's been a case of 'return to owner', and in one instance we kept the dog. My mother thinks we must display some kind of invisible sign which sends lost dogs scampering in our direction. She might be right about that. In any case, upon being met with a stray dog, we have worked out the most efficient series of steps for reuniting them with their person.
If the dog has a tag on the collar with a current address and telephone number of the owner – that will be about 90% of the situation sorted out right there.…
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 1:22pm. 1,719 Views, 0 Comments.
Gov. Perry Attends Grand Opening of Caterpillar Manufacturing FacilityTEF investment has helped create more than 200 jobs Thursday, August 23, 2012 • Victoria, Texas • Press Release
Gov. Rick Perry toured Caterpillar Inc.'s new hydraulic excavator manufacturing plant, which has been expanded thanks to a $1.175 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in 2010. Caterpillar has already created 225 new jobs and will generate $200 million in capital investment with the new facility, and plans to continue hiring in Victoria.
"Caterpillar is no stranger to the way we do business here in Texas, and they've made it clear, through commitment after commitment, they like what they see," Gov. Perry said. "We happily return that…
Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 6:18pm. 1,421 Views, 0 Comments.
by Celia Hayes
We were walking the dog this morning, when we noticed two of our neighbors deep in conversation in the driveway. The object of conversation seemed to be an occupied Hava-Hart trap, and naturally being terribly curious about anything going on in our neighborhood, we went over and joined the conversation, discovering that the occupant of the trap was a mature and deeply unhappy opossum. This was not entirely unexpected around here, actually. Possums turn up all the time – in fact, before we acquired the dogs, there were several of them that hung out in my back yard, going so far as to help themselves to the cat food that I put out for the outdoor cat. The cat, by the way, was perfectly amiable towards the opossum, as…
Pet Adoption Clinics, Vaccination Clinics and other Cat and Dog Things Happen All Over San Antonio Each Week
Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 12:13am. 2,045 Views, 0 Comments.
Dogue, собака, Perro, Hund, 狗, Chien, 犬, Cão, Dog
There is a saying which has been kicking around in the back of my mind for years, to the effect that you do not find your pets – they find you. In some cases, usually those of the feline persuasion, they are the ones who actively pick you, by moving in and making themselves at home. Now and again, dogs have also been known to do this: most recently in my case, the little black dog that I nick-named 'the little shadow' which my daughter found running around in the street in front of a highly trafficked neighborhood yard-sale a number of weeks ago. A nice little black dog, very affectionate, well-behaved and clean, of a certain age in dog-years, and giving evidence in the fact that he had been…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:37pm. 1,762 Views, 0 Comments.
Moo the Closet CatFor all your San Antonio Real Estate Needs Call Randy Watson, 210-744-4514 Texas Real Estate Agent Mission Realty, Inc.
When my younger sister's parakeet, known as Bird - my sister did not have much of an imagination when it came to naming her pets - was accidentally killed, my father immediately took Pip to the pet store to find a replacement parakeet. My sister, sniffling slightly, returned from the pet store, having selected from their parakeet stock the plainest, gawkiest, motley-ist parakeet in the lot. He was so ugly and awkward, my sister explained, that no one would ever pick him out and take it home, and so she felt sorry for him. She named him BT, which stood for…