Shelter sees increase in parvo cases

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chica, an 8-month-old American bulldog, wears a protective cone around her neck and is hooked to an IV to help her recover from parvovirus at the Curry County Animal Hospital. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A recent increase in parvovirus cases among dogs has animal professionals stressing the importance […]

Dogs dangerous?

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Alex Penland and her 2-year-old pitbull Bella play together during Penland’s lunch break from her work as a veterinarian assistant. Penland said Bella doesn’t bark or growl and likes to spend her time watching things through her own dog-height Sharna Johnson A new twist proposed for an old law would […]

Clovis youth finalist in contest

CNJ staff Matthew Justus, 13 of Clovis, is a finalist in an invention contest sponsored by the By Kids for Kids Web site. Check out his weight-watch collar for dogs at: www.bkfk.com Click on the “vote for your favorite idea” link to read about Matthew’s invention.

Cow dogs: Rancher’s best friends

Glenda Price Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish). If a cantankerous cow decided to quit the herd, my dad would say, “Get her, Oso,” and he’d chase her down. Before long she’d decide […]

Three cheers for cow dogs

Glenda Price Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish).

Cow dogs: Rancher’s best friends

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By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish). If a cantankerous cow decided to quit the herd, my dad would say, “Get her, Oso,” and he’d chase her down. Before […]

Found ferret will be up for adoption

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Alerted by her dogs barking, April Macias found an unusual visitor in her yard — a ferret. She said she found the slender, white and black-tipped creature in the corner of her dog’s kennel. Macias said she picked up the domesticated mammal, took it in the house, put it […]

Earl goes to dogs

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? His dog can read, you know. Earl’s world

Movie revives suitcase memories

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The movie “No Country for Old Men” is up for eight academy awards this year. That’s pretty good for a flick shot on location here in New Mexico near Las Vegas. The film grabbed my attention from the get-go after I saw the preview. I recognized the landscape and the […]

Casper and Lakota

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Name: Casper, an Akita, 4 and Lakota, a German Shepherd, 3 About: Both dogs are certified therapy, search, rescue and protection dogs. “Personally, I believe dogs are happier when they have a job.” Owner name: David Kelso

Oct. 7, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Sept. 25 an officer responded to a business in the 100 block of Grand Avenue for a theft of services report. An employee told the officer a customer had gone to the bank across the street to get money […]

Doggie day care

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tonnette Carpenter of Clovis, co-owner of Waggin’ Tails, spends Yappy Hour Monday afternoon with, from left, Boomer, Puppy, Skeeter, and Murphy. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Seven eager, upturned faces watch impatiently as Tonnette Carpenter rips open a bag of cookies. As the group of day care attendees clamor […]

Innocent animals’ trust met with humans’ cruelty

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several weeks ago, I had to make a business trip from Albuquerque to Phoenix, which involved an overnight stay in Albuquerque and a late drive home on the second day of my absence. It was during a phone call home, preparatory to that drive, that I discovered we had a […]

K-9s show skills

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Rizzo, a 7-seven-year-old golden retriever, competes as a member of Clovis/Portales Kennel Club. By Mickey Winfield While cows were tied up just yards away, several Portales and Clovis canines had free run of green grass and challenging obstacles with the Clovis/Portales Kennel Club on Friday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Dee […]

Honor important to maintain

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, I […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Dogs earn keep by helping store owner

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Customers at Sandia Wholesale are usually greeted into the store with welcoming barks from its four-legged employees. Jim Graham, who owns the candy and paper product distributing store on North Main Street, has taken his dogs to work with him for the last 10 […]

Woof: There it is

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Tanya Perez handles her bomb-sniffing dog, Ben, a 2-year-old German shepherd. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They sniff for explosives or drugs and take down suspects often more than twice their size, all for the chance to have a few seconds with their favorite […]

Education Feature: Canines core of CCC class

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Mark Yannotti holds Boz, left, a terrier mix, and Candy, a golden retriever. Yannotti will teach a “Dogs, Wolves and Other K-9s” class at Clovis Community College. Boz and Candy may attend the class. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Forget about lions, tigers and bears. Hillcrest Zoo will be […]

Doggie Howser, MD: Therapy dog

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Casper the therapy dog visits with surgical floor nurses at Plains Regional Medical Center. “The staff and the patients, they love having him here,” his owner David Kelso said. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A practiced calm settled over Casper as he stood ready to make his rounds. As the […]

Jan. 27, 1964

Kenner Drug at 14th & Main was advertising a new diet plan – “Grow slim while you eat.” … Firefighters were trying to determine the cause of a blaze at George Kull’s Pet Shop that killed seven dogs, a parrot and a number of parakeets. The shop was at 117 E. Fourth. … Defense Sec. […]