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A Tale of Two Kittens

A Tale of Two Kittens

By on 12 August, 2013 in City Living, Kate and Stephen, Pets with 5 Comments

This is a story about how we came to have custody of this tiny black kitten. Because he was the second one we captured, we are calling him “Two” for now, and (also because he was the second one we captured) he really needs to find a home. If you or someone you know might […]

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Bark Park: Our New Dog Park

Bark Park: Our New Dog Park

By on 20 May, 2013 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors, Parks, Pets with 8 Comments

It’s been years in the making, this dog park – so long that it’s become a little bit of a running joke in our household. When the city announced in 2011 it was going to go ahead and make a dog park in the larger Shakespeare Festival zone (known as Blount Cultural Park), we thought […]

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Dog Allergies

Dog Allergies

By on 17 December, 2012 in Kate and Stephen, Pets with 1 Comment

Just over two years ago, we adopted a dog from the Montgomery Humane Society. She brought all kinds of joy and lots of companionship while providing a useful amount of good-natured provocation for our cat. A few months into our new relationship, we noticed that she was scratching her ears. A lot. She made a […]

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Pets in Disasters

Pets in Disasters

By on 7 November, 2012 in Carole King, Pets with 0 Comments

Although we don’t think a disaster would ever happen to us, neither did those folks in Tuscaloosa last year and, most  recently, those living in New Jersey and New York. Our biggest threat here in Midtown Montgomery would probably be a tornado, hurricane, flooding or a personal house fire. If you’re a fan of Rich […]

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Perry Hill Place Revitalized

Perry Hill Place Revitalized

By on 5 December, 2011 in City Living, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 4 Comments

Usually, when a shopping center gets abandoned, it’s a sad story. Not this time. When the Birmingham-based Bruno’s supermarket chain filed for bankruptcy in 2009, it was the end of the big grocery store that anchored the Perry Hill Place shopping center at the intersection of Perry Hill Road and Carmichael Road. The departure of […]

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Pet Enrichment in Midtown

Pet Enrichment in Midtown

By on 21 September, 2011 in Fun, Outdoors, Parks, Pets with 0 Comments

Pets are adorable creatures, by and large. The presence of puppies or kittens often elicits reflexive ooooohs and aaahhhs (or the newest slang, “sqeeee”). Yet, pet ownership is a serious matter with lasting consequences throughout the animal’s life. Certainly, pet ownership is not for everyone. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study & […]

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Dog Park

Dog Park

Part of the fun of having a dog is taking it off the leash. There’s flat-out running to be had, squirrels to be chased, and tennis balls are just more fun somehow if you have to track their trajectory over long distances. Plus, dogs get to meet “for real” when they are off the leash […]

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Wet Pets

Wet Pets

By on 20 December, 2010 in City Living, Kate and Stephen, Municipal business with 0 Comments

We were sad when we learned that Moody’s on McGehee would be closing. This news is extra painful for businesses near Moody’s in the Gay Meadows shopping center. We will be profiling some of those businesses over the coming weeks and encourage you to support them in this difficult time of transition. As people really […]

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How to Adopt a Dog

How to Adopt a Dog

By on 22 November, 2010 in City Living, Kate and Stephen, Pets with 3 Comments

It had been three months since our beloved dog Roswell died after eleven years of life, eleven months of which was spent living (quite well, actually) with liver cancer. We miss her terribly. She watched over us while we showered, and protected us from the cat, the mailman and assorted squirrels. She infused a delicious […]

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Happy Paws Dog Walking

Happy Paws Dog Walking

By on 17 May, 2010 in Kate and Stephen, Outdoors, Pets with 5 Comments

“I would, but I’m just so tired when I get home from work.” “We’ll make up for it when the weather gets better…” “I want to, but I just don’t have time.” There are a lot of excuses that people use for not taking their canine companions for vigorous daily walks. Certainly, in a fast-paced […]

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