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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back to School

Pups begging to go to camp
It's official.  Summer is over.   Well, maybe NOT according to the calendar -- summer doesn't officially end until September 21st -- but along with school starting, camps ended at the League.  Four adorable Labrador retriever mix pups, Basil, Bonzo, Brandy, and Bama quickly moved into their forever homes shortly after completing  Caring Kids -- Training 101 -- Camp, Session 2 .  Their eight camper/trainers did a wonderful job giving the foursome the basics.   They, like students returning to school, need to keep practicing their newly learned skills.   We are hoping to get progress reports from their adopters soon. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Everything you wanted to know about bats, and more -- right here

Save Lucy's Leslie Sturges is one of the bat people in the know quoted in the Kids Post article.  She is also one of the speakers who visited the League's Caring Kids All About Animals camp earlier this summer.  Campers not only got to see a big brown bat (really very little) up close, but they learned about what they can do to help save bats.   Visit Save Lucy at

Friday, August 9, 2013

Temporary Neighbor Smiles for Photo Op

Actually, I really don't think the little guy is smiling, I think he's slightly perturbed.  Well, maybe really angry -- and hungry.  But, hey, he now gets a fighting chance at life including a smorgasbord of chopped mice and other opossum-friendly foods before being released to a more appropriate environment.  The motherless  infant opossum was brought to City Wildlife.  He'll be fed and cared for there until he can be safely released.  City Wildlife,,  the District's first ever rehabilitation center, created to provide critical care for sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals, officially opened its doors last week.  City Wildlife, our new next door neighbor, is located at 15 Oglethorpe Street, NW.   Animals, like this baby opossum, are received 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Check out City Wildlife's website for information on how you can make the area a safer place for all animals.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Is this a Happy Face or What??

Friday marked the end of our third Caring Kids Summer Camp session.  Only one more week of camp left, Dog Training 101- session 2, starts next Monday, August 12th.   Shortly after that it's back to school.  The mild weekend weather reminded me of those upcoming September days, when summer is definitely winding down and fall is on the verge of settling in.   It was a perfect day for a walk in the woods.  Nigel enjoys cooling off in ankle deep water.  Ever cautious, he refuses to venture out past the shoreline.  Not all Labrador Retrievers are swimmers.  Nigel is a wader.