Feb. 26, 2008 Business Digest

New pet store to open in Clovis Petsense, a pet food and supply store, is scheduled to open next month in Clovis, the store’s regional manager said. Tom Luba, manager for the stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, said the two-year old company looks to establish stores in towns of 30,000 or more population […]

Feb. 13 – Lance in tow

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dan Clay, 76, zooms around Clovis Wednesday in a motorized wheelchair almost every day with his pet poodle Lance in tow. The cart, intended to be hitched onto a bicycle, was modified by Clay for his pets to take a ride with him.

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 […]

Honor important to maintain

Anita Doberman This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, I made arrangements […]

Honor important to maintain

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, I […]

Animals also feel devastation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Devastation wrought by Friday’s tornado didn’t just affect human residents. Dozens of pets found themselves on their own when fences blew down and homes were ripped apart. Animal control officers have been in the hardest hit areas trying to remove animals that are injured or are showing signs of […]

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 […]

Oct. 8, 2006 Letters to the Editor

Are we Americans concerned of the dangers surrounding our daily lifestyle? Our great God has allowed us liberty and national existence for some 230 years since the signing of our constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Are the successes about to come to an end? Despite all of our kindnesses — financial and medical help […]

Pet-friendly rooms

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s “pet friendly room” program has been in operation for nine months at the Caprock Inn to provide guests with a cost-effective means to allow animals to travel with them. Caprock has nine rooms that are considered pet-friendly and appropriate for families traveling with their pets, said Michelle Fry, Caprock Inn’s manager. Guests […]

Pets lend helping hand at some workplaces

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Sara Olivarez works with two dogs on her desk Monday afternoon. She said Jasmine, right, and Veronica are a good addition to the office. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The furry and feathered fixtures found at two local businesses create a pleasant environment for employees. Veronica and Jasmine, two Japanese […]

Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]

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 […]

There are poor people in America, too

Letters to the Editor I am writing regarding Glenda Anspaugh’s letter in Thursday’s paper (“Citizens should have been prepared”): Is she kidding? Is she calling the people of New Orleans unintelligent because they didn’t have an emergency kit ready? Some of these people can hardly feed their families on a daily basis, much less stow […]

Unwanted pets in peril

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A female Shepherd/Rottweiler puppy looks out of her cage Sunday at the Clovis animal shelter. Clovis averages more than 200 animals destroyed every month because the animals cannot find a home. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When Darlene Ray thinks back about the time she spent volunteering at the […]

Decorative post-death options expanding

By Grant McGee I found out a person can be made into a diamond after they die. This opens up a whole world of possibilities for memorials. I was reading about people who are requesting that after they are cremated, their ashes be mixed in with concrete used for artificial reefs off the American Pacific […]

Pet sterical

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Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks should meet Gregory Popovich and the dogs and cats that have become performers in his unique show. Named the top family attraction in Las Vegas, Nev., Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theatre has been featured on “The Late Show with David […]

Consider outsourcing garbage handling

Letters to the editor It appears that city employees are about to attempt a holdup of the property owners over pay increases. The prevailing thought is that the city pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to train the garbage-truck drivers only to have them threaten to go elsewhere to drive a garbage truck for higher […]

Hairy therapy: Pets help heal local elderly

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sometimes a friendly face and furry back is exactly what the doctor ordered. That is what Dorothy Nelson, 52, of the American Cancer Society believes. She just certified her personal pet, Mookie, as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International and joined the local chapter of Therapaws, which uses […]

Editorial: Common sense should solve problem of pigs as pets

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” or so the saying goes. The cliché is intended to convey the idea that some things just can’t be done. That apparently is the Texas city of Wink’s position when it comes to “Bacon,” a pot-bellied pig. And, it’s creating yet another controversy in […]

Doggone good therapy

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Dustin Williams (left), 12, his brother Josh Williams, 10, and Nicole Kennedy, 10 enjoy the company of Cosmos on Thursday at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Photo by Lisa Sonnenschein. By Helena Rodriguez If laughter is good medicine, then pets just may be part of the cure. Several times a week, volunteers with […]