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Archive for the ‘Pets and Their People’

Family traveling overseas seeks help finding dog lost in Bristol

To the editor, My daughter and I are on vacation in Australia while my husband is here on business. We left our two dogs in the care of my daughter’s father while we are gone. One of the dogs, a 3-year-old female Golden Retriever mix named Belle, suffers from a seizure disorder and takes eight […]

Pioneer Settlement says goodbye to Midnight the Cat

Of course, Midnight the Cat was from the animal world but he magically reached so many of us in the human race. He lived his life at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement and was well known by most everyone who visited the Settlement. He was part of the work staff and would walk along with the […]

Liberty County animal control ordinance outlines penalties for dangerous animals

It may not be well known, but Liberty County does have an animal control ordinance. The 28-page document was approved by the Liberty County Commission on Feb. 9, 1995 and covers the unincorporated areas of the county. Ordinance 95-02 refers to the duties of an animal control officer - which the county does not have […]

Neal Subdivision resident hurt in April 4 dog attack

A 50-year-old Bristol woman is still trying to recover from a serious bite she got while walking around her Neal Subdivision neighborhood last month. “I was just walking, like I’d done many times before,” said Joyce Barker. She was at the intersection of First Street and Second Avenue when a dog suddenly charged out from […]

Bristol man recovering after animal attack while walking at Lake Mystic

A dog attack during a walk around Lake Mystic last week left a Bristol man with 15 to 20 bites, a possible fractured wrist and a schedule for a series of rabies shots. “It was horrific,” said Craig Brinkley, about what happened when three or four dogs came after him during his afternoon walk last […]

Christine Sikes & Rusty

Christine Sikes, 91, of Hosford spends her time with her little buddy, Rusty. Rusty, 4, a poodle was brought to her by her son 3 1/2 years ago. The family just loves him and his cute behavior with Christine. She treats him like one of her children, she loves him so much. “He thinks he […]

Mary Beth & Babe

Mary Beth Williams began taking horseback riding lessons about five years ago. After learning the basics, she began training to barrel race. She begged her parents for a horse of her own and they finally found Babe. Babe is an eight-year- old paint mare and is a perfect fit for Mary Beth. They practice together […]

From the hunting trail to their wedding day, cocker spaniel is a big part of couple’s life

A pair of LCHS 2007 graduates who now live in Niceville are including the smallest member of the household in their upcoming wedding plans. Candice Holley and Nic Gregg will tie the knot on April 14, 2012 in Destin and when they do, three-year-old Cabella will be there with them. The blond cocker spaniel will […]

Anna & Camy

Camy is the family’s little miracle Chihuahua. We’ve had her since she was born. We thought we were going to lose her when she got her head stuck in a chain length fence and cut herself badly, but with a lot of doctoring, she pulled through. Anna and Camy think they should go every where […]

Brittney, Destiny & Blossom

Brittney Fletcher, 11, of Hosford and her cousin, Destiny Peters, 3, attended Goat Day last month with their favorite goat, Blossom. “We have seven goats and she’s their favorite,” says Brittney’s mother, Jennie Fletcher. “She’s smaller than the rest of them, much calmer and has a sweeter disposition,” she said, adding, “She’s really, really patient.” […]