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Say what you want about viewing life through rose-colored lenses. Some time ago, I learned to see life through slobbery windows, and it’s suited me just fine.

 

That’s why, when I was offered a job with City of Aiken PRT, a job which is a promotion by any rational standa...

Change has been a hot topic in South Carolina over the past couple of weeks, and I for one am thankful. Change is good. Impassioned opinions are good. Constructive debate is good. It means we still care; we are still communicating; and we still want things to be better...

June 17, 2015

I’ve lived in the South all of my life. Still, it amazes me how hot it gets in the summer. “Hot” isn’t even the word for summer in South Carolina. It’s downright oppressive. My great-grandmother once “reckoned” if she had one child in South Carolina and one in hell, sh...

Summer reading. Oh, how I loathed those words when I was 12, 13, 14 years old. The very phrase conjures one hundred pages of dread between a weathered, blue-bound “Old Man and the Sea.”

 

It reminds me of very long sentences which seemingly have no end and are written by...

I’m afraid of frogs.

 

I’ve been bungee jumping. I’ve been swimming with sharks several times. I share my pillow with a 110-pound bully breed. I once put a boa constrictor in a cat carrier and drove it to Edisto Island in the passenger seat of my car. I don’t even mind p...

Guess what, people!?! We’ve got another super spay and neuter special in June at the SPCA. But I’m guessing a lot of you out there might be wary of this one based on things you’ve heard about neutering pets early. To assuage that trepidation, read ahead. I’ve gathered...

 

As you are reading, Kate Koelker, the SPCA clinic manager, and I are at a conference at Humane Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina, where they are neutering tens of thousands of pets every year despite billboards emphatically asking pet owners not to do so.

 

As a hap...

 

The quote “We are not so different, you and I,” or a slight variation thereof, is used so frequently in film, I believe it is only surpassed by “I can explain.” Despite its overuse and subsequent spoofing in movies such as “Austin Powers,” it is one of my favorite the...

 

Dogs, cats and bees! Bees? Yes, busy bees at the SPCA.

 

April showers rained cats and dogs into the CSRA and now the adoption floor is blooming with a wide variety of cats, dogs, and even a couple of darling Guinea pigs.

 

Our adoption rooms are at maximum capacity and s...

April 21, 2015

 

Cat • er • waul: /kadƏr wôl/

• Verb (of a cat) to make a shrill or wailing noise

• Noun a shrill or wailing noise

 

Last week I wrote about a minor cat-astrophe I created by inadvertently telling people we trap cats (we don’t). I was sincerely afraid that our inability to...

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