Charley is such a special dog! He is an absolute delight for our volunteer dog walkers, who report that he's not only affectionate, eager to please and polite, but an incredibly quick learner and motivated student. He has been taught "sit," "down," "shake" and is starting to explore the agility equipment in WHS' outdoor play yard. In no time at all, Charley will be performing parlor tricks with his new best friend - you! At only 6-months-old, Charley looks forward to a lifetime of love and learning. Bring the whole family down to meet this special dog (who also LOVES belly rubs, by the way). See him at http://www.wihumane.org/animals/dogs
I am mostly a visual learner. If someone tells me to do something, it may possibly travel into one ear, out the other ear, and right into the air. However, if that same person sends me an email with instructions - then I see it - and I read it - and I usually remember it. It's even better with pictures or graphs or charts.
A picture of all the buttons (and what they do) on a game system provides more meaning than written instructions ... and WAY more meaning than verbal instructions.
Do you know a kid whose volunteer services have affected our community? Kohls is providing over $350,000 in scholarships and prizes to over 2,000 kids who contribute and volunteer for their communtiy.
Great Irish stew, corned beef & cabbage, potato & kale soup.
A refreshing glass of stout, amber, coffee, soda.
Doing some spring cleaning? The Wisconsin Humane Society depends solely on donations from the community for all our programs and right now, we are in need of bath towels! Even if you can't adopt, volunteer or donate money, there are items on the WHS Wishlist that might be just taking up space at home. Drop them off during our shelter hours: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On behalf of the animals, thank you!!!
ps... Dozer is looking for a new home. Learn more about this super smart 1-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever mix.
This just in from South Milwaukeean Dave Maass:
South Shore Citizens for a Prosperous Future is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, March12, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., in the Chase Bank Community Room, 4702 S Packard Avenue in Cudahy (that's on the southeast corner of Packard and Layton -- parking lot to the East). The purpose is to examine the state budget deficit. The standard scenario has become a combination of gimmicks, reduced services, and higher property taxes. The intent is to have a non-partisan presentation of where we are and a discussion about some alternatives.
Productive public structures (physical, social, and organizational) that have been built over many generations, structures key to our quality of life and our prosperity, have eroded. Dave says, while property taxes continue to rise in an attempt to fund those structures. There is a better way. The goal of the meeting is to come together and, in so doing, move the discussion forward.
Dave adds that the area's state senator and both state representatives will attend.
I am not sure if you caught the reporting when CudahyNow reporter
Last things first.
South Milwaukee's Mustard Pickers' dulcimer-player extraordinaire and spokesman, Don Lawson, asked not long ago to have an announcement he wrote posted on My Community Now blogs. The final sentence of his announcement, however, contained what I thought was the coolest news. Here it is:
As the historical Lawson Building at 909 Menomonee Avenue in So. Milwaukee awaits its demolition fate, plans are being made for a memorial to be erected in its place. A request for proposals is out for artists to submit their rendering of a memorial that incorporates the style and materials found in the old building that used to be a rubber manufacturer, an airline manufacturer, a tile company, a pottery maker, and most recently an auto repair shop.
The history of the building is pretty interesting. I found out about it when I was looking at the pictures on the lobby wall of the So. Milw PAC. I was surprised to learn our little city housed a company that was building the first airliner for long distances and to carry airmail. Then I ran across the plans for the memorial when I was looking at the So. Milw Community Development website. http://www.southmilwaukeecda.com/projects_22_0_1.pdf
This cute bunny hasn’t begun meowing quite yet, but Snowflake is definitely enjoying her new suite in the Royal Cat Hotel at the Wisconsin Humane Society, helping to draw attention to the many rabbits looking for new homes right now. A 2-year-old Himalayan mix, Snowflake is super soft and has beautiful, distinctive markings. She LOVES her new digs in the Royal Cat Hotel and approaches visitors with curiosity and courage. Like all the rabbits at WHS, she’s been spayed and microchipped, and she goes home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam. Snowflake will continue to attract attention in her swanky place until she finds herself queen of a new castle. Check out http://www.wihumane.org/animals/rabbits.aspx to see all the great rabbits looking for new homes this spring!
There is lots of news to report this month. Our economy is in crisis, banks are failing, the atmosphere is warming up and there is war and violence everywhere. What a crazy messed-up world we live in! At times like this there is an even greater need for a good run, walk or bike ride. Exercise may not cure the world's problems, but it will definately make you feel better.
First and foremost, the Badgerland Striders will be hosting the South Shore Half-Marathon on Saturday, April 11th. (www.badgerlandstriders.org) This race kicks off the running season and is a great race. The 13.1-mile course starts at South Shore Park in Bay View and runs along the Oak Leaf Trail through Bay View, St. Francis, Cudahy and South Milwaukee. After reaching the half-way point in South Milwaukee the course reverses direction and runners follow the same course north back to the starting point in South Shore Park.
E.W. Luther Elementary School's fundraising raffle last night was a superlative success in two ways -- and maybe a lot more. But at least two significant ways.
One, it raised $2,200 -- net. That's a lot for a relatively small school in a modest-sized city and being in the midst of a crippling recession.
Ryan Shryver with "Clean Wisconsin" will speak at the March 22 meeting of the .... Well, the name isn't officially final yet. The working name is South Shore Community Group, subject ot change. Among the interests of this group, which met for the first time last month, were the park system, mass transit, and locally grown produce. Lots of other concerns are sure to be brought up at future meetings of these 25 activists who showed up in February and anyone else who would like to attend. To get in on the naming of the group and to hear Ryan Shryver, the time is 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The place is Oak Creek Public Library, 8620 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek. For more information, contact Kathleen Slamka, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am just wondering, does anyone out there still believe this whole "Bailout" is working?
So now AIG is saying that if they don't dish out about 165 million in bonuses, they can be sued, for twice that much.
The Wisconsin Humane Society is thrilled to announce the acceptance of one of the shelter dogs into the Milwaukee Police Department’s Vice Control Division's Drug Detection Canine Program. Dozer, a 1-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, was chosen for training after passing aptitude and medical tests.
Detective Glen Bishop recently contacted Natalie Zielinski, WHS behavior manager, about his quest to find a dog to work in law enforcement. A rather exuberant, intelligent canine came to Zielinski’s attention and she suspected that the lab might excel in police work. Curious, confident, highly motivated and eager to learn, this smart dog fit the ideal profile.
“We have assisted the police department in finding good matches for their program in the past,” Zielinski said. “For the right dog, this opportunity is ideal. I can’t imagine a better placement for a dog like Dozer, who really needs a job, in addition to a loving guardian. We’re so excited for him.”
Like all dogs available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Dozer was neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and tested for heartworm disease.
Awhile ago, we were trying to find a restaurant in Mequon. We knew the name of the restaurant. We knew the general location of the restaurant. And my husband seemed confident that we could make it there in a timely manner.
No. We were lost.
From Press Release March 1, 2009:
Be Kind to Animals Submissions Be Kind to Animals Week, which falls May 3rd through 9th this year, is the oldest celebrated week in the nation! The Wisconsin Humane Society is sponsoring events in celebration of Be Kind to Animals Week. Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to enter the Poster, Poetry and Photography Contests. The public is also invited to nominate special individuals whom they think deserve recognition for helping animals and showing compassion.
Awards include: Humane Hero Award, Animal Hero Award, Kindness Awards and the Humane Education Teacher of the Year. Award winners will be honored at a special recognition ceremony on Sunday, May 3rd at the Wisconsin Humane Society. This year’s theme, Share the World, reminds us all that we need to do what we can to maintain a world that will sustain animals of all kinds. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday, April 8, 2009. For more information on entering the contests or nominating someone for an award, click here.
Check out this web site. A friend sent this site to me a couple months ago and it is amazing! Rockabye Baby.
Rockabye Baby turns classic rock music into baby lullabies. For music loving parents who are insanely bored of the same baby songs - over and over and over, this site is perfect. Here you can find lullaby renditions - to name just a few - of: