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By Cathy Kirkman

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About this blog: This blog explores life in Palo Alto with our dogs, cats and other pets, as well as the urban wildlife around us, the title being a reference to Sharon Creech's lovely story, "Love That Dog." I grew up in Palo Alto surrounded by ...  (More)

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Backyard Farmer: It's time to start thinking about chickens
Jan 31, 2014 1:10 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 18,207

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... More
Marley and you: Some thoughts on walking your dog
Nov 21, 2013 5:42 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 15,855

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... More
A Reprieve for Elon [Now RIP Elon]
Aug 28, 2014 8:55 pm
Comments: 17 | Views: 8,257

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 ... More
Guest Post from HSSV: Adopt a Naughty Dog!
Dec 12, 2014 1:52 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 7,516

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... More
State of the City: Some thoughts on a more eco-friendly Palo Alto
Feb 19, 2014 9:16 am
Comments: 26 | Views: 7,382

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... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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