Rebirth offers promise of greatness

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist About four years ago, we lost our beloved dachshund Weaver. He had been a part of our family since he was 6 weeks old. Some might have characterized Weaver as docile and easy-going. He seemed that way because his days were spent sleeping and looking out the front window. Rarely […]

Weaver, May

May Weaver, 93, of Clovis died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. She was born Jan. 12, 1913, in Weston, Mo., to John and Florence Lober. Her family homesteaded in Vaughn in 1907. Before she was born, the family traveled back to Weston, Mo. She grew up and graduated from school […]

Dogs reported poisoned

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three dogs in a Clovis neighborhood were poisoned Sunday with a household chemical wrapped in uncooked bacon. One family is mourning the loss of a beloved pet as a result. Divot, a small, Lhasa apso mix owned by the Curtis family, died Monday afternoon after ingesting organo-phosphate, a chemical […]

Some Clovis residents have their fill of exotic pets

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Clyde the camel basks in the backyard sandbox of Sam Snell’s home. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski Anyone who visits the home of Clovis veterinarian Kristine Weaver might think twice before wearing red shoes. Although her two African tortoises are usually laid back, they have been known to chase guests who sport scarlet […]

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 […]

Contentement can be found in the kingdom

Judy Brandon Weaver was our dachshund who died just last year and had been a part of our family since he was 6 weeks old. Some might have characterized Weaver as docile and easy going. He seemed that way because his days were spent sleeping and looking out the front window. Rarely did his expression […]

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 […]