NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Pets on wheels
Some injures can lead to paralysis and drive our pets to a dead-end. Fortunately, there are now options for pets that can make their lives go on wheels again. Literally.
For animals that have lost use of their legs because of paralysis or a disease, wheelchair devices are now available that can restore lost motion. Keep Reading...
Jo Jo takes top prize in annual pet costume contest
CAVE CREEK – Okay, seriously, only pet owners will appreciate this. And I am really not crazy, but maybe just a little bit. My pet is a long haired Chihuahua named Jo Jo. I made his costume – I am the flower, he is my honey bee. I made the harness so he can fly in the air, and he loved it. We went to the annual Cave Creek Wicked pet costume contest and can you believe it, he won first place again this year!!!! He is the defending champion.
This is the second year of the contest, and this time they gave away metals! Jo Jo won the "most unusual" certificate complete with an olympic metal. Then they picked the top three, and he won first place! A blue ribbon! There were over 50 entries. One of the vet doctors was doubled over cracking up as she saw him fly. I had children shrieking with laughter, and even grown men were roaring and pointing as Jo Jo flew, or "buzzed" all around. It was an absolute blast. He is a super star!
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Cody’s to host “A Holiday for Horses”
Proceeds to benefit the Conquistador Equine Rescue and Advocacy Program (CERAP)
PHOENIX – Cody’s, the landmark Cave Creek restaurant famous for excellent food, great times and reasonable prices will open its doors on Sunday, Dec. 5 to help the Conquistador Program continue to assist equines. Order a delicious dinner off of Cody’s amazing menu on Dec. 5 and Cody’s generously will donate a portion of the purchase of your meal to the Conquistador Program. Keep Reading...
BY PATRICIA HAIGHT, PH.D. | NOVEMBER 3, 2010
BLM horse and burro gathering
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently gathered and removed from their homes near Yuma an anticipated one hundred wild burros. The fate of wild horses and burros is tragic. My attorneys and I recently reviewed several thousand documents provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department under the Arizona Public Records Law. Keep Reading...
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
From the World Championship of Cowboy Mounted Shooting
Melissa Dragoo, a senior at Notre Dame High school, brought home the Ladies Overall Championship Title by .85 seconds. This is the second time in 3 years Melissa has won the title. In 2007, she was the youngest person to ever win that title.
This timed event uses two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. Six courses of fire are chosen from over 50 patterns. Expert horsemanship combined with marksmanship enabled these contestants to bring back their world championship buckles.
The Hart World Championships were held in Amarillo, Texas, Oct. 19-23, 2010. Three hundred riders from 47 states and Canada were represented. This timed event uses two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. Six courses of fire are chosen from over 50 patterns. Expert horsemanship combined with marksmanship enabled these contestants to bring back their world championship buckles.
Three other local residents also brought home titles. Lynn Merrick won the Ladies Senior 5 level, Brian Bausch won the Men’s level 5’s and his wife Paula won the Ladies level 4 title.