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P’ETiQuette: Puppies, potties and bad aim

Recently I received a question from a friend with an interesting dilemma. You’d think that a dog would instinctively “go” when placed in the right spot. We’re fortunate that cats seem to have an innate instinct to dig a hole in the litter box, make their mark (so to speak), and bury the waste post haste. But my friend had acquired a puppy with bad aim.

Five generations

Courtesy photo Five generations The Carroll family recently gathered for a five generation photo. Shown are: seated, Bennie Imogene Carroll of Denison holding Luke Blaine Daniel Gurau of Oklahoma City; and clockwise, Adell L. Wiggins of Sherman, Sese Burk and Gina Burk, both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Snakes are program topic

Snakes of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will be the topic for a special presentation at 3 p.m. this Sunday at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.The program is free and open to the public. It will be held in the multi-purpose meeting room at the refuge’s Visitor Center. No reservations are needed.

P’ETiQuette: Pets playing around

Cat play, dog play and kitten games are exactly the same – only different – with identical purposes but variation in styles. These days, I have a front-row seat with the “old lady” Seren-Kitty doing her best to keep order while Magical-Dawg and Karma-Kitten wreak havoc.You can’t help but smile or laugh out loud when the fur-kids throw a play-party.

Harrod — 50th

Albert and Dorothy Harrod of Denison were honored on July 12 at Frontier Village with a reception in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Hosts were their sons and daughters-in-law.

CASA volunteers still needed

BONHAM — On July 29, the Children’s Center will host an informational session about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care. “People who are even the slightest bit interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate are encouraged to come to our center, get a tour and talk to our volunteers and staff,” said Sandy Barber, executive director of the center. It will be come and go from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the center at 112 West Fifth in Bonham.