pets

Citizenship Month Family Program With “Faithful Paws”

Dogs, cats, and rabbits are beautiful and incredible animals, but did you know that they can work as therapy pets? Have you ever wondered what therapy pets do, or how a dog, cat, or rabbit can become a therapy pet? Faithful Paws Pet Therapy is an amazing organization specialized in training animals specifically designed to administer unconditional love and therapy to adults and children in nursing homes or hospitals. We invite families and people of all ages to visit us on Tuesday, November 21 @ 2:00pm to learn more about pet therapy from Faithful Paws. 

Learn about nutrition and flea prevention for your dog

A dog's diet can depend on a variety of factors, just like a human's. Join Renee Harbaugh, Petco dog trainer, in Room 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 and learn how to make sure your dog is getting the right amount and kinds of food. Ms. Harbaugh will also discuss how to keep your dog free of fleas. Please register by contacting us at 281-484-2036 or visit our events calendar.

Summer Reading Fun!

Come join us as someone from the Loving Arms Pet Placement comes with some fostered animals and talks about responsible pet ownership. Pick up your ticket at the library at 1 pm and then join us at the Lion's Club Building across the parking lot at 2 pm for the program.This program is targeting ages 5-10.

 

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Book Hunters in Brief #142: Unusual Pet Memoirs

A show of hands. If you could give your pet the ability to talk, would you?

Remember this is the only being on earth who knows you eat ice cream straight out of the carton...

standing over the sink...

in your underwear...

for breakfast...

everyday...

and don't use a spoon.

Oh, and remember when you got so mad at Windows Vista, you threw your laptop across the room, then told everyone that the cat knocked it off your desk? Well, the cat knows what really happened, and probably isn't happy that you blamed your little temper tantrum on her.

Yeah. It's probably safer to do what these folks did, which is do the talking for your pet, or the writing as the case may be.

Owner's Manual for Your Pet

Cat Owner's ManualDog Owner's ManualMy favorite pet health books come from Dr. Bruce Fogle and DK Publishing

Wild Squirrels as Pets

No Squirrels

      DON'T DO IT. (They bite!)

Unforgettable Animals

 Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands how easily the cuddly critters nose their way into heart and home.  If you enjoy reading stories about animals and their human caretakers, these titles may be just what you're after:

But What Happens to the Dog?

Ever since a childhood trauma involving a sobbing fit in the lobby of the Malco Theatre after viewing the climactic scene of Old Yeller, I have never been able to finish a book or a movie that featured the death of a beloved pet.  Many times, I have been lulled into a false feeling of security, only to be mentally cast back to that empty theatre lobby.  I don't want to produce any major spoilers, but who remembers The Yearling?  What about

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