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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 , on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:30 am |
1 comment | 4402 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 |
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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 | 8898 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 | 5830 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 | 4345 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 Nora Charles, on Dec 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm | 2 comments | 10881 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 | 3497 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
There are no comments yet. 2604 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 | 3805 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 | 2391 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 | 4550 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 | 8564 Views

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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 | 7697 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 | 2620 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 | 4320 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 | 7733 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 | 19038 Views

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Cornell's Great Backyard Bird Count is on this weekend: get involved to gather crucial data

If you have time this weekend, you might want to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. It's a project of the Cornell Lab of...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Feb. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2706 Views

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Basic recipe for a quiet Valentine's Day

Here's an idea for a lovely Valentine's Day, namely a quiet evening spent at home. It's for anyone thinking of staying home for the evening, be it couples, families,...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Feb. 6, 2014
There are no comments yet. 4192 Views

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Marley & You: Is your dog a Canine Good Citizen?

This post is part of an occasional series that explores how to make the most of the relationship with our dogs, on both a training and philosophical level. Since...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Jan. 8, 2014
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California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
By Douglas Moran | 27 comments | 2,481 views

Chocolate + Tahini Ice Box Pie
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 795 views

Oh, My Aching Knees
By Max Greenberg | 11 comments | 445 views

Love is a Verb
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 331 views

 

Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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