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State of the City: Some thoughts on a more eco-friendly Palo Alto

I recently read about Nancy Shepard's State of the City address, and was glad to see a focus on the quality of life for residents here in Palo Alto. She's a neighbor...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Opposed to off-leash dogs, on Sep 9, 2014 at 10:49 am | 26 comments | 10066 Views

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Backyard Farmer: It's time to start thinking about chickens

This post is part of an occasional series that explores what people are doing in their backyards for green living. You know that it's time to think about chickens...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on May 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm | 17 comments | 23337 Views

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A Reprieve for Elon [Now RIP Elon]

Good news to report today about Elon, the stray dog at our shelter who needed to be rescued by today 8/28 to avoid being put down. See my

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Sep 16, 2014 at 2:20 pm |
17 comments | 10764 Views

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Two Days to Save This Dog?

A dog named Elon is slated to be put to death soon at our Palo Alto animal shelter, unless someone does something...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Aug 31, 2014 at 9:40 pm | 15 comments | 6827 Views

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Animal rights: Monkey see, monkey sue?

Earlier this week a lawsuit was filed in upstate...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Jan 4, 2014 at 6:10 pm |
7 comments | 7470 Views

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Guest Post #2 from HSSV: Labradoodle Back on His Feet

Here's another charming guest post from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. We hope it inspires you this holiday season to consider adopting...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Dec 27, 2014 at 8:42 am | 7 comments | 9472 Views

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Guest Post from FoPAAS: Meet Sam the Dog!

Here's a guest post from the Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter, about a lovely dog named Sam, who is available for adoption. Sam is...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Jan 5, 2015 at 7:37 am | 7 comments | 10496 Views

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Q&A with Howard Hoffman of Palo Alto Dog Owners

This post is a Q&A with Howard Hoffman, president of Palo Alto Dog Owners, a grass-roots organization that he founded last year. 1. ==I Would...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jeffrey Lebowski, on Aug 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm | 6 comments | 11021 Views

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This Saturday at the Animal Shelter + A Dog Named Sam

The Palo Alto animal shelter is holding an event this Saturday, September 27th, that you won't want to miss if you have pets or are thinking about adopting. It...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Sep 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 6 comments | 7528 Views

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Marley and you: Some thoughts on walking your dog

This post is part of an occasional series that I'm calling "Marley and you," (in honor of the book and movie "Marley and Me" about the unruly retriever; check out...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 4 comments | 18436 Views

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Guest Post from HSSV: Adopt a Naughty Dog!

Here's a really fun guest post from Humane Society Silicon Valley. Thanks to Victoria Levy and Leanne Reis at UPRAISE Marketing + PR for making...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Indoor games for a kids , on Aug 16, 2017 at 1:59 am | 4 comments | 21288 Views

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Try the Moonlight Dog Walk

This Friday night 9/5 is the Moonlight 10k/5k run and 5k walk over at the Baylands. This blog...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Sep 9, 2014 at 8:18 am | 3 comments | 5133 Views

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It's Dog-O-Ween this Saturday (10/25)!

Don't miss this FUN & FREE event for you and your dog this Saturday at Rinconada Park: the 2nd Annual Palo Alto...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Oct 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm |
2 comments | 6973 Views

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Humane Society film event this Thursday 12/4

The Palo Alto Humane Society is holding a benefit event this Thursday, December 4th, at 7pm at the

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Nov. 30, 2014
Last comment by <a href="http://payforessays.org">payforessays.org</a>, on Nov 16, 2015 at 7:22 am |
2 comments | 6217 Views

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Holiday time with your dog

Here are a few ways to be extra nice to your dog over the holidays, ascertained from a focus group of dogs that I've been meeting with lately. In general, the consensus...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Jan 4, 2014 at 5:59 pm | 2 comments | 4808 Views

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Slow Your Roll

Now that summer's over, most of us have moved on to the busy tasks of school, work, and other obligations. The purpose of this post is to suggest that you try countering...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Oct 9, 2014 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 4785 Views

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Guest Post from HSSV: Humane Society Silicon Valley Helps Bay Area Shelter Animals Find Homes

If a loving cat or playful dog is part of your vision for a perfect 2015, check out some of Humane Society Silicon Valley's adoptable animals below or at

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ferd, on Nov 11, 2015 at 6:48 am |
2 comments | 25162 Views

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Dogs & Chocolate: Toxicity Meter

It's Halloween, so with all the candy around the house, I thought it would be a good idea to review the chocolate toxicity issue for dogs. I found this

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Not amused, on Nov 25, 2014 at 3:09 pm |
1 comment | 6766 Views

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About Foss: An unscientific survey of favorite children's books about animals

This post is part of an occasional series on animals and pets in art and literature, that I'm calling "About Foss," after ...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:39 am |
1 comment | 7176 Views

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The Future of our Parks: Public Workshops this Week

Thanks to Howard Hoffman of Palo Alto Dog Owners, for forwarding the city's announcement about two public workshops to be held this...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Oct. 26, 2014
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