Pets

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lady-lizard-in-pew-at-trinityPets were invited to come with their people this morning at Trinity Church in Menlo Park.  The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated near the feast of St. Francis of Assisi  on October 4.

Most of the pets in attendance were dogs, who were, all in all, well-behaved with just an occasional bark ringing out, sometimes at an appropriate time. Maggie the Yorkshire Terrier appears to take her blessing from Father Matthew seriously.

Cat lovers were smart enough to leave their feline companions at home. But there was one bunny, and our candidate for star of the show, a lady lizard!

Top photo by Linda Hubbard; lizard photo by Frances Freyberg (c) 2016

 

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Calling all dogs for first Paws for Paws Walk in Menlo Park on October 8

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Bring your furry four-legged friend and family members to Menlo Park’s first Paws for Paws Walk through Burgess Park on Oct 8th from 8:00 am to noon. Paws for Paws benefits the Menlo Park Police Foundation and the Menlo Park Police Department K9 Unit. A $30 family registration fee covers your canine and four family members. […]

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Adopt a Copper’s Dream rescue dog in Menlo Park on Saturday, March 21

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To folks who walk along San Francisquito Creek between the San Mateo bike bridge and the Oak Creek apartments, Carol Mince is a familiar presence, usually accompanied by a dog. But until recently, the Menlo Park-based interior designer has been solo. She lost her dog, Maggie, a little over a year ago, and it was only […]

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“Best rain of the season” falls in Menlo Park

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What’s a Wagaroo? According to Menlo Park resident Elena Battles, it’s the mix of a happy dog’s tail motion and the signature “aroo” howl of a beagle. Elena says it’s also a word “that makes you smile,” and Elena will have an even bigger smile if her matchmaking pet service  Wagaroo.com is a success. In Wagaroo terms, […]

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GPS pet locating device created by Menlo Park startup seeking votes to “Get on the Shelf”

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Anyone seeing Synette Tom walking her apricot Labradoodle around West Menlo Park might think the dog’s name is Gibi. At least that’s what the dog’s seriously souped-up collar says. In fact, the scruffy pup’s name is Kale (Hawaiian for “Charlie”), and Gibi  is Synette’s GPS pet locating device that’s currently drawing the attention of the […]

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RIP: Tiger Lily, a core member of the InMenlo team

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Some things are personal and this is: Tiger Lily, the King Charles Cavalier spaniel who was key to founding InMenlo, had to be put to sleep a couple of days ago. The 10-year-old dog was suffering from congestive heart failure, and the vet advised that there was “nothing more to do”. One could ask if […]

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