Pets

Wild Ideas: Of Gaeaf, Golda and birds

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Dec. 18
Gaeaf, the stray male cat.

Pam Owen contemplates what to do with a stray cat that’s been hanging around.
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Little Washington’s big Christmas

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Letter: In such situations, someone will be disappointed

We are responding to Chance Liscomb’s letter to the editor in last week’s paper about his recent experience with the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL). We are sorry that he felt he was not treated properly with regard to the application process. RAWL strives to make the adoption experience a pleasant one. As part of...
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Letter: Raw after RAWL experience

Recently I made an attempt to adopt a dog from the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League. I realized finally that I was in a place in my life where I could care for an animal well. My job had changed, and it affords me the opportunity of keeping a dog with me constantly. I was excited...
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Your Next Best Friend: Allie

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Dec. 4
I'm Allie. Meet me at RAWL.

Letter: Sawyer, you will be missed

The late, great Sawyer.

Sawyer McCool Loth, 14 (or so) years old, beloved dog of Henry, Fiona, Bruce and Missy, was released from his mortal coil on Nov. 13 with the help of the compassionate folks at Rose Hill Veterinary. He was on his favorite bed in his favorite spot in the back of the car. Rescued as...
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Photo by Patricia Want

RAWL Dogs: Missy

Missy

Fifteen pounds of little dog energy — that’s me. Name’s Missy and I’m a happy and affectionate Pomeranian mix.
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RAWL Dogs: Cartman

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Sept. 25
Cartman

My name is Cartman. I am a Jack Russell terrier who’s leash-trained, housebroken and enjoys car rides. Let’s meet soon!
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RAWL Dogs: Charlie

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Sept. 11
Charlie

A dog with “all the fixings.” Name’s Charlie, and I’m a 4-year-old Heinz 57 — a lab build, border collie color and a low-shed terrier coat.
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Sponsored content: Vet’s Corner, August 2014

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Serious medical conditions can be helped with holistic medicine, allowing for increased comfort and longevity for the majority of our patients.
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RAWL Dogs: Greta

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Aug. 21
Greta

I'm Greta, 11 months old and a beautiful German shepherd. Did you know they have yard sales on Facebook where people give away dogs? Yeah, well, that’s me.
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RAWL Dogs: Gracie

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Aug. 14
Gracie

My name’s Gracie and I came to RAWL with my pack members, Weezie and Princess Rose, after our owner received an eviction notice.
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Sponsored content: Vet’s Corner, July 2014

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One of the most common injuries in the dog causes damage to the cranial cruciate ligament. Sprains, strains and tears often occur in this ligament of the hind limb when dogs are running, turning and jumping.
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RAWL Dogs: Minnie

Minnie

My name is Minnie. I am a young Labrador-hound mix, less than a year old, and grew up with kids and other dogs.
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RAWL Dogs: Lulu

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July 17
Lulu

Hola! I’m a proud little dog, the littlest dog according to the American Kennel Club, with an ancestry in Mexico going back to before the Mayans.
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RAWL Dogs: We pups three

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July 10
Cory, Jeremy and Chase

Cute as the dickens are we pups three. Cory, Jeremy and Chase, all boys. Born about 14 weeks ago and just a few weeks into life.
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RAWL Dogs: Poppy

Poppy

I’m a bit-of-a-beagle named Poppy. I was wanderin’ around town as a stray and was lucky to be brought here to RAWL.
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RAWL Dogs: Georgie

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June 26
Georgie

When you come by to visit me, the first thing you’ll notice is my coloring. Striking. I’m a pit bull terrier mix and came into RAWL as a stray.
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Sponsored content: Vet’s Corner, June 2014

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One of our main roles in veterinary medicine has always been the prevention of disease, and that includes knowing when and why vaccines should be administered.
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Approved: uncertain budget, drier golf course

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Facing a full agenda and a not-so-full courthouse, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors met Monday (June 2) for about two hours in the afternoon and less than an hour in the evening, during which the board passed its $21.99 million budget, among other matters.
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Sponsored content: Vet’s Corner, May 2014

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Studying holistic modalities and the medical ways of the doctors of our past opens up many possibilities for helping our patients.
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RAWL Dogs: Merri

Merri

I’m a bit of a “li’l bit” named Merri, weighing at about 2 years old and a bit under 20 pounds.
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Letter: Much gratitude, both human and canine  

The staff and board of directors of the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) would like to express our appreciation to our friends at Coterie for making RAWL the beneficiary of the latest in their House Concert Series last Saturday (May 3). It was another fabulous event at Coterie — a beautiful day, the food...
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RAWL Dogs: Ben

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I’m an 80-pound a chocolate lab/rottweiler cross and bundle of contentment named Ben.
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Sponsored Content: Vet’s Corner, April 2014

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If there is an animal that likes to create inflammation in their body, it is the cat. When we see a cat in our practice, it is commonly for an inflammatory problem.
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Photo: For the birds

Photo by Mary Ann Kuhn

Sponsored Content: Vet’s Corner, March 2014

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March 20
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Sometimes the most rewarding cases come along on Friday afternoon . . . By Lori Blankenship, Ph.D., DVM, CVA A few months ago, I was finishing up some office work when a call came in that there was an elderly and very sick dog who had been seizuring most of the day and It...
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Rappahannock realtor dreams up a pet stretcher

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March 6
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The idea came to her while she slept. In her dream a portable stretcher unfolded and refolded in front of her. That was the extent of the dream, said Trish Bartholomew, creator of Madison’s Stretcher Pack, a portable transport system for dogs.
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Sperryville column for March 6

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March 6
Lilly the miniature horse made a recent therapeutic hospice-care visit in Great Falls.

A lot of folks in Rappahannock County know of Sally Petty, whose training has resulted in so many well-behaved dogs. But now her therapy animals have branched out to include miniature horses.
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Bill gives officers more options, dogs more chances

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A bill giving animal control officers flexibility in dealing with livestock-injuring dogs is heading to the desk of Gov. Terry McAuliffe for signature, after passing the Senate unanimously this week.
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Sponsored Content: Vet’s Corner, Feb. 2014

Who knew? What I was eating was making me sick. — Mina

I did not realize that the old adage you are what you eat was so appropriate until I began to study  Chinese Veterinary Food Therapy.  This is where Chinese Herbal Medicine got its start, using specific foods to nourish each individual based on their age, the season, their inborn tendencies, and their disharmony or...
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Sperryville column for Jan. 9

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Jan. 9
Twig, the Jack Russell terrier, and turkey hen Henrietta keep each other warm.

Mother Nature works in mysterious ways, as with Kim McKiernan’s menagerie of animals and a Jack Russell and wild turkey hen “adopting” each other; meanwhile, the Conyers House B&B’s favorite guests return for an anniversary in this week’s Sperryville column.
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Wild Ideas: Farewell to bugs, and to a loyal friend

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Dec. 26, 2013
The author’s dog, Mai Coh, in the snow in Gid Brown Hollow in 2007.

Pam Owen will always think of 2013 as the Year of the Bug, and the year she lost a long-time companion — her dog, Mai Coh.
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RappCats Kittens of the Week

Meow! These lovely kittens are looking for their "forever homes."

We are three brothers and one sister, looking for our forever homes.
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Clark Hollow Ramblings: The smell of fall

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Oct. 17, 2013

Last week Linda and Richard Brady were out doing some chores in anticipation of having to stay inside, as the weather man was calling for rain all day. The week before they had taken their grandson down to Lee’s Orchards so he could help pick a few apples off the trees and make applesauce.
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RAWL Dogs: Farley

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Oct. 17, 2013
Farley

My breed originated with British coal miners in the 19th century, in the region of Staffordshire, when they bred a Manchester terrier and a bulldog.
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RappCat of the Week: Bernie

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Hi, I am Bernie — one handsome, friendly fellow, if I do say so myself. I am an 8-year-old and looking for a new home.
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Washington column for Oct. 10

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Oct. 10, 2013
Mary Ann Kuhn and her cat, Fuzzy, were blessed by Rev. Jenks Hobson last Sunday (Oct. 6) in honor of St. Francis Day. Photo by Ruthie Windsor-Mann.

Harmony Manor celebrates a year in business, improvements are underway on the town square, Trinity's "blessing the animals" ceremony was the cat's meow, the Artisan Trail is ready for to be named and Rappahannock Little League girls softball is recruiting in this week's Washington column.
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