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Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 20

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Kobe Kobe is an all-star to everyone who has met him. This 6-year-old heartthrob is so loving and well-mannered. Kobe is housebroken, well versed with commands, and he’d be a great running or hiking partner. He’s friendly with people of all ages and other dogs, but he ...

 
 

When in doubt, throw it out

Please, please throw it out! That may not be the message some want to hear, but the truth is “too zealous recyclers have contaminated the recyclables with trash.”  They are ruining the ability to market the material nationwide. Chester County residents are great recyclers but shouldn’t be tempted to be too passionate putting items in the bin that do not belong and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 16

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Diva Diva’s loving and laid-back personality leaves us wondering why she’s still in the shelter. This sweet girl is a big snuggler, and she loves giving kisses to her human and animal friends. Diva is great around cats, kids and calmer dogs like her. This 4-year-old can be ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug 9

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Enba Enba has the most gorgeous baby blue eyes. This 8-year-old is perfect best friend material; he’s outgoing, curious, and so very sweet. Enba is FIV+, which is a cat-only auto-immune condition, but he is expected to live a long, healthy life with routine veterinary ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 2

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Walker Sweet, playful, and snuggly — Walker’s got it all. This adorable 4-month-old has lots of spunk and enjoys romping around with the other puppies in the playpen. He’s also all about belly rubs and kisses. Walker is dog and kid friendly. Since he’s a puppy still ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Traveling partners

When you acknowledge that you have some “issues” in mobility, hearing, medical or just getting older, I strongly suggest you travel with another person. In my case, I am fortunate to a have a great husband who is most often my traveling partner. But I have traveled with a sibling, colleague or friend, someone who is aware of my limitations and is there to provide a ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Cory Cory may be small in size, but he is large in charisma. This low-riding 9-month-old has a love for adventure, and he’s got plenty of energy to accompany hikes or runs. Cory likes to keep his mind sharp and he benefits greatly from learning new tricks and commands. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Brownie Brownie is an exuberant 7-year old looking for a family that loves adventure. He’s the perfect dog for a fitness fanatic; he loves going for walks or runs, as well as playing a game of fetch. When he’s hanging out at home, he’s a big snuggler that loves belly rubs. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 12

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Isick Isick is a quiet, easy going kitty who would love a big windowsill to spend his days relaxing. This 4-year-old cutie is a bit reserved when meeting new people, so he just needs a bit of love and patience to help him feel more comfortable. Isick has lived with ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 5

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Bubba Bubba is a handsome 9-year-old who lives life with a positive outlook even after losing the only home he knew. Bubba enjoys the simple things in life, like feeling the warm sun on his face and playing with a new toy. This sweet boy asks to meet with any resident dogs ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Strategy

I miss those “freewheeling, let’s just see what happens” kind of trips. The ones where you start out the day just seeing where it goes — you may have done that kind of trip at one time. I did. But not anymore; I need a travel strategy. Actually I need a life strategy but here I’m focusing on a travel strategy. The strategies could include wheelchair assistance at ...