Banners, business, and God Bless America

I was a little surprised yesterday when I noticed that a story about a local cafe owner and her kerfuffle over a banner that reads "God Bless America" was trending on Facebook.Jennifer Aquino is at odds with the Town of Penfield over a banner she hung on her Five Mile Cafe back in June. And if you believe everything you read on social media, the town was unpatriotic in its insistence that she remove the banner just as we readied to celebrate Independence Day. In fact, a Fox News story … [Read more...]

Share your pet’s Christmas pictures: Simon and Lexi’s Christmas card

Simon and Lexi haven't unveiled their 2011 card yet, but here's their Christmas greeting from last year. Pretty clever, you beautiful Goldens!Thanks to Ada Simms for sharing Simon and Lexi's photo! You can share your pet's holiday photos - let's see the pets with Santa, too! Just "like" the Heavenly Creatures Facebook page and upload your photo. Or send it to animals@joannebrokaw.com. … [Read more...]

Featured rescue animal in need of a home: Gibbs, the FeLV positive kitty

Back in October, my friend Beth, a cat lover of the highest order, told me about a kitty her friend found shivering behind a restaurant here in Rochester, NY. Beth's friend brought the kitty home, named him Gibbs, and took him to the vet, where she found out he has feline leukemia. That means he can't live with her other cats, so he needs to find a home that either has no cats or other FeLV positive kitties.Right now, Gibbs is living in this kind hearted cat rescuer's spare bathroom, where h … [Read more...]

Walking the dog in the cemetery

One of my favorite places to walk with my dog is a small cemetery just a few minutes from our house. It's quiet and I enjoy meandering amongst the gravestones, reading the inscriptions and wondering about the lives of the people buried there.I worry sometimes that it might be disrespectful, me and the dog, trodding around on top of people at rest. So when I take Bandit, I stick to the paved roadways to avoid him peeing on every marker.Today I took Bailey with me for the first time, and we … [Read more...]


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