- Toledo High School Choir Tonight
- FCCLA Fundraiser, High School Work Party Saturday
- Health Corner - Pets & Health
Just a little before and after of the new Veterans Wall of Honor Memorial Garden.
Tonight: Toledo High School Indians Choir, First Place Small School Choirs. Concert 7 p.m. Everyone invited.
Also tonight: Toledo School District Board of Directors meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at the Middle School Library. Public invited to attend. Contact Mandy Kruger, email@example.com or call (360)864-6325 for details or special accommodations. Agenda online at District website.
City of Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly in Council Chambers. Public welcome and invited to attend. For details or special accommodations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-4564.
Rene’ says: FCCLA is holding a Car Wash/Bake Sale 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. this Saturday at the back of Toledo Market Fresh.
Toledo School District Superintendent Chris Rust says via Facebook: We have 3 people "interested" in the fence building this Saturday, but so far, I haven't heard if anyone is joining Tom and I for post-setting. We have about 40 posts to set this Saturday. We'll need people to assist with the post hole auger, setting the posts and mixing the concrete. Will you help? Will your bring a friend? Sweat equity depends on more than a few people sweating! C'mon Toledo. Let's do this!
There’s still time: Adult Page Turners meets 1:30 p.m. next Thursday at Toledo Community Library to discuss “A Great Reckoning: by Louise Penny. Available also in ereader format (Adobe, EPub, HTML, Kindle) & audio download via Timberland Regional Library. New members welcome.
Open Wednesdays until 7 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays until 5 p.m.
Health Corner: How Advances In Pet Health Mean Hope for Humans
Sad news - yesterday we bid one of The Girlz farewell. Zeva The Boxer played Mighty Hunter of frogs and voles (generally spitting out the frogs still whole), vied for the spot nearest the woodstove, learned a nifty corkscrew hind leg stand to kiss unsuspecting visitors without laying a paw on them, and enjoyed every dog’s favorite pastime buckled securely into her halter top.
Julie Szabo, author of Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure That Healed My Best Friend And Saved My Life, learned what my friend Janice discovered when establishing her equine rehabilitative business over 20 years ago - that veterinary medicine, unfettered as yet by restrictive insurance dictates, was decades ahead of conventional health care on researching lifesaving treatments and procedures. Thus “animal research”, financed by loving pet owners, now offers hope for humans - just as it did for Szabo.
Zeva’s treatment options were similar to those for her human counterparts, though the vet specialist claimed dogs don’t suffer strong side effects from the prescribed regimen in the manner humans would. As the condition IS rare in humans, not so rare in dogs, canine results may offer significant information for advancing human treatments.
Results overwhelmingly show folks with pets live longer lives and enjoy better health, as evidenced in Julie Barton’s bio Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself. Pets become part of their families, have been known to connect with otherwise isolated populations - elderly, autistic, special needs and disabled.
My Significant Otter made it clear, early in our courtship, that finding a new home for an unwanted dog was akin to abandoning one’s own child. Unthinkable. Indeed, our future together hinged on this decision.
I relented, of course, and became the resident The Dog Grumbler*. The Otter loves dogs so there are dogs. Each holds a place in his memory and his heart, their primary responsibility to bring a smile to his face and lift his spirits.
And that is enough.
*While I don’t LOVE dogs, I don’t hate them, and even have some success training them. “Poor things,” my old mum would say, “dogs can’t help it that they aren’t cats”.
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