Mews-ings from the animal world
Cheerio Sonoma! As our summer winds down, we hear a collective sigh from all the Sonoma parents who are getting their kids ready to go back to school. I can say for Pets Lifeline, we have so enjoyed having all the children here at camp over the summer.
Mary Green, our humane education director, is sad that camp is ending, but looks forward to gearing back up with Kids Speak for Pets, Pets Lifeline's collaborative after school program with the Boys & Girls Club. A special shout out and thank you to all of our amazing camp guests, Rob and Robin Lyon of the Lyon Ranch, Lynette Lyon, Northstar Rescue, Dr. Deanna Schwab and Torpedo the wonderdog, Adrian and Peanut the therapy pug and of course the weekly visit from Roxanne Alden and her lovebugs, Jackson and Callie, our summer camp pit bull reading buddies.
Look for our Labor Day weekend, back to school special on cats, kittens and a chihuahua-pa-looza of a deal. We want you to plan for your back to school pet and visit Pets Lifeline to take home these wonderful creatures who are all just waiting for their forever homes.
We still have adult cats for $30 until Labor Day weekend, so if you are looking for a more mature feline companion, come down and check them out. Love is a pet adoption and we see it everyday. Our illustrious Zeppelin, who came to us at a whopping 19-plus pounds was adopted at a svelt 14 pounds to the absolutely purrrr-fect home. Zeppelin, as she was teasingly named, was here for more than a year and is our very own version of a "Whole Lotta Love,"
And speaking of cats (nice seque, eh?), tickets are going fast for the Black Cat Cabaret on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17.
We are over the moon with this year's show and are so blessed that not only will Thelma Houston be adding her voice to this year's performances, but we also have Le PeTiT CiRqUe to perform at the children's matinee. Le PeTit CiRqUe are so hot right now, they were asked to open for Justin Bieber and Beyonce.
Note to anyone with a guest cottage, we are looking for housing for the artists. If you have something that might fit this bill, please email Emily Miron, our event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. For tickets, go to www.petslifeline.org and click on the Black Cat for online ticket purchase or call 996-4626, ext. 1, to order by phone from the Sonoma Community Center's Sonoma Valley Box Office.
Our fall dog classes, Family Dog I and Family Dog II are scheduled to start Sept. 13 here at Pets Lifeline. Later in the fall, the next FDI and FDII sessions will begin Nov. 1 at the Sonoma Community Center. Dog classes are the best way to enhance and build a loving and trusting lifelong relationship with your canine companion. Holly McArthur is a master at her craft. For the September classes go to www.petslifeline.org/training to register now.
Ciao for now. Remember to wag more, bark less.