Pet peeves reveal personal side

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist

a view from under the pew: requiem for a pet frog part two

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Last time, Amos set up shop observing the animals in the church pew underworld attempt to console Sammy Salamander after the loss of his best friend, Petey the Pollywog. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t work the capital shift […]

a view from under the pew: requiem for a pet frog

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. requiem for a pet frog i noticed sammysalamander sittingon a stump all by himselfone day looking so forlornand […]

Pet sterilization enforcement not solution

Freedom New Mexico Clovis is debating the best way to destroy unwanted animals in its city shelter — gas or lethal injection. Some local animal-rights activists have suggested the focus should instead be on spay-neuter programs and we agree, as long as those efforts are funded privately and not with taxpayer dollars. California offers a […]

Pet place always open

Pet lover Sharna Johnson reports you can search for critter friends 24/7.

Pet of the day: Cocoa

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Name: Cocoa About: Cocoa is an adult Hog Island Boa. Hog Island Boas are extinct in the wild and only found in captivity. I have had her for about six years and she is around 7-feet long. She is very strong and generally sweet though she gets restless when it’s time to eat and you […]

Pet of the day: Mama

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Name: Mama About: Mama is a 2 1/2 year-old bearded dragon. She is a people lizard and she is spoiled. She loves attention, she’s a sweetheart. Owner: Al Lewis

Clovis veterinary hospital receives AAHA accreditation

CLOVIS, NM — Clovis Veterinary Hospital of Clovis has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.   Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens

Pet of the day: Cody

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Name: Cody About: When I first moved to Clovis a year ago I rescued Cody from being run over by a truck. He weighed 6 oz. at that time. I bottled fed him until he weighed 2 lbs. Now he weighs 9 lbs. and is the essence of the curious cat getting into everything possible. […]

Pet of the day: Misty the ferrett

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Name: Misty About: He is the most playful critter I’ve ever owned. He’s 2 years old. He is the worst thing in the world for hiding things. He likes to get my keys and hide them in the couch. I got him at the pet store in Jonesboro, Arkansas. My favorite thing to do with […]

Hidden surprise

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User “staticpaper” submits a photo of a pet.

Candidates overlook power of pets

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico The presidential race is becoming so competitive candidates are asking for their children’s help. John Edwards, for example, has been bringing his two kids, Jack, 7, and Emma Claire, 9, on the campaign trail with him. Hillary Clinton persuaded her daughter, Chelsea, 27, to accompany her while campaigning in […]

It’s their business: Pet Pros

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Pet Pros Location: 2909 N. Prince St., Suite D What they do: Sell small animals, reptiles, amphibians, saltwater and freshwater fish and birds; and pet supplies. Who’s in charge: Marcus and Brandi Petroski are the owners. How long in business: Since October. Hours […]

McDonald’s owners hoping to find Wendy

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Wendy, a brindle boxer who belongs to John and Robyn Snowberger, escaped from her owners’ back yard on March 11. (Courtesy photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The search for Wendy has reached a scale unseen for many dogs: A description of her flashes across electronic message boards at two Clovis restaurants; her photo […]

Pets require patience

By Anita Doberman: Lifestlyes Columnist Even though pets are difficult, we still love them to death. My husband and I have three pets: two dogs and a cat. We have had our two pugs, Monty, a male, and Tiny, a female, since they were puppies. While they love us unconditionally, Tiny is a normal dog […]

Labeling system could be useful

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Here at the Lazy Syntax Library we’re perusing a couple columns we wrote about terms used to describe groups of animals — you know, like a pride of lions and a gaggle of geese. The seed for this research was the behavior of news reporters in Washington, D.C., a few […]

Pets can be fussy about their look too

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Beau, a miniature schnauzer peeks over the tub during his bath Firday at Paw Paw Dog Grooming morning. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She jaunts across the little shop, her long hair dyed in streaks of red, white, and blue, with one tuft pulled in a spunky, ponytail on her […]

Inherited house-pigeon both pet, pest

By Bill Sconone: Guest Columnist About eight years ago, when my wife’s cousin Sheila lived in Nevada, a pigeon decided to follow her brother home from fishing. No one thought too much of it until the dirty bird took up residence. Sheila and her husband Hank traveled a lot and began to haul the dirty […]

Pet owners seek ways to help animals weather winter

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Chica, a 7 year old miniature Pinscher, licks her owner Al Lewis Monday afternoon at Al’s Pets in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer This week’s cold weather has residents bundling up in sweaters and winter coats. Parents have started adding mittens and scarves to their children’s wardrobes while […]