Spread the word about how to adopt a dog

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Dear Read­ers: Oc­to­ber is Na­tional Adopt-A-Shel­ter-Dog Month. Bring­ing home a new best friend from the shel­ter is the ideal way to cel­e­brate, but what if you can’t do that?

Here are some other ways to spread the mes­sage: Tell your friends, rel­a­tives and co-work­ers that there are marvelous, lov­ing, healthy and hu­mor­ous cats, dogs and pos­si­bly even rab­bits avail­able at the city shel­ter and your neigh­bor­hood Hu­mane So­ci­ety (www.hu­mane­so­ci­ety. org). Look­ing for a par­tic­u­lar breed? Use a search en­gine to look up res­cue groups for that breed.

Res­cued an­i­mals know that they are now safe, and will re­pay you with love and grat­i­tude for many years to come. Heloise

Dear Read­ers: Jez S. in Down­ing­town, Pa., sent a pic­ture of her 7-year-old Chi­huahua, Prid­die. But all we can see is Prid­die’s cute snout; she’s snug­gled all the way un­der her beau­ti­ful blue blan­ket in her bas­ket! Silly Prid­die!

To see what you can of Prid­die, as well as our other Pet Pals, visit www. Heloise.com and click on “Pet of the Week” at the top of the page. Do you have a silly snug­gler? Email Heloise(at) Heloise.com. Heloise

Dear Heloise: I buy ham­burger and other ground meats on sale. Then I brown it up, drain it and store it in the freezer in plas­tic con­tain­ers. Now I have cooked meat ready for spaghetti sauce! I’ve loved your col­umn all my life! Robin S., via email

Dear Heloise: Every mail-order com­pany sends me un­wanted cat­a­logs. I tear my name and ad­dress off and toss them into a bin in front of the post of­fice for dis­carded mail. This avoids clut­ter in the house, and I’m not tempted to order some­thing I don’t need. An­nie in Nebraska

An­nie, call the com­pa­nies; they can re­move your name from the mail­ing list. But this is a good im­me­di­ate fix. Heloise

Dear Heloise: Thank you for your won­der­ful col­umn. It is part of my daily break­fast and news­pa­per read­ing time. Reusing panty­hose to bind twigs to re­cy­cle? My re­cy­cler said this may not be a good thing. Noth­ing ar­ti­fi­cial can be used to tie bun­dles.

Ny­lon does not de­grade and may jam chip­per/shred­ders used to mulch the brush. Bet­ter to use jute twine, which does de­grade. Dianne W., via email

Dear Heloise: Years ago, we had a lit­tle dog that loved to go on walks.

When I’d say “walk­ing” or “get my shoes on,” he’d get ex­cited, ready to go! D.H. in Hous­ton

Send a money- or time-sav­ing hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795001, San An­to­nio, TX 78279-5000, or Email: heloise@heloise.com.

HELOISE

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