December 22, 2014

Medina
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A dog’s life

In order for puppies to grow into well-adjusted, well-behaved adult dogs, they need interaction with their owners, other people and other animals. The canine socialization period, between three and sixteen weeks of age, is very critical in a dog’s development. The start of the socialization process begins with interaction with its mother and littermates. A Read More…

Pet briefs

l Save Ohio Strays will feature pets for adoption from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Petco, 3800 Stonegate Drive, Medina, and from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Petco, 1052 Williams Reserve Crossings, Wadsworth. l The American Red Cross is offering a Pet First Aid course from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. Read More…

Happy hopper: Tree frog, missing nine months, survives

The Spurgeon children, Hanna, 8, Jessica, 10, and Meagan, 13, are responsible for the daily needs of their school projects. Their menagerie has included a turtle, crayfish, lizards, two generations of praying mantis, a rabbit, caterpillars that changed to butterflies, frogs, an aquarium, cats and dogs. They are home-schooled by their mother, Darla, and she Read More…

Pet briefs

l Save Ohio Strays will feature their pets for adoption from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept 9 at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Road. Come and meet adorable animals saved from euthanasia, completely vetted and looking for love in new homes. For more information, call 440-567-3585 or go to www .saveohiostrays.org. l Kitten Krazy Read More…

Operation Osprey

In November, a female osprey was transferred to the Medina Raptor Center from Nature’s Nursery in the Toledo area. She was found on the ground at an intersection with a severe wing injury. It was surmised either a car hit her or she struck a power line while flying.  She was examined by their vets, Read More…

Horse ballet

Dressage is a French term meaning “to train” and rhymes with massage. Dressage teaches a horse to be willingly obedient and responsive to the rider’s lightest “aids” (body signals) while remaining relaxed, yet energetic. The aids, like a squeeze of the calf or a brush of the leg, should be imperceptible and result in graceful Read More…

Pet briefs

l The Medina County Aquarium Society will meet at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3355 Medina Road, Medina Township (across from Aldi). All are welcome to enjoy speakers, discussions and a raffle. There is no admission charge. For more information, e-mail: johnrkam @adelphia.net or go to www.geocities.com/ mcasfish/index. l Save Read More…

Pet events

l The dates listed in the Aug. 14 Critters page for the cat show presented by the Sacred Cat of Burma Fanciers were incorrect. The correct dates for the CFA Cat Show are Aug. 25 and 26. The show is held at the Medina County Fairgrounds Community Center. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 Read More…

Something’s Fishy

In an aquarium of shell-dwelling African cichlids, a male fish chases all other fish away from the shell he chose as his own, allowing only his female mate to come near it. The bottom of the tank, strewn with seashells, is home to these unusual fish that pick a shell and become very territorial of Read More…

Kits or Cats?

Kittens are hilariously entertaining little furballs of fun! They may look irresistible, but one should remember caring for a kitten is a lot like caring for a baby. Young kittens need constant supervision and require patience and time to ensure they grow up to be well-behaved adults. Kittens learn about the world by playing and, Read More…