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Those who love their pets tend to enjoy all animals. Our animal owners are no different. Check in on News-Herald staffers Robin Palmer and Cheryl Sadler as they share their own animal tales and announce upcoming events in Lake and Geauga counties.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pizza for Paws

Want to help the animals at Lake Humane Society and satisfy your taste buds at the same time?


Just order any large one-topping pizza at Longo's Pizza or Joey's Italian Grille locations on  April 22, 23 or 24, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Lake Humane.

Clip the voucher below and bring it into one of those locations on those days.

One pizza per voucher is allowed.

The goal is to sell 1,000 pizzas and raise more than $10,000 for the animals.

For the voucher, click here

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Watch Schnauzer give birth

Gretel, a 4-year-old miniature Schnauzer is about to give birth.

Watch live:

Bow Wow-Meow Roller Skating Party

A roller skating party at Mentor Skateland in Mentor-on-the-Lake will benefit the  animals at Lake Humane Society.

The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 18.

Admission is an item from Lake Humane's wishlist, or a monetary donation.

Check out what the Humane Society needs at

Items range from pet food to laundry detergent.

Mentor Skateland is at 5615 Andrews Road.

 For details, call 440-257-3387.

-- Robin Palmer

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ponderings by Picasso

I've heard of a wild goose chase, but chasing a wild turkey is a whole other story.

And, this time, the turkey has won.

Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources have given up in their quest to catch a tom turkey, affectionately named Mr. Gobbles, who has been hanging around a busy Mentor interesection since November (he actually showed up the day after Thanksgiving).

Apparently looking for love in all the wrong places, Mr. Gobbles has a habit of wandering out into traffic on Route 84.

Last week, Mr. Gobbles made his way east, and after being chased by Mentor police and ODNR officials, he took up residence in a tree in neighboring Kirtland Hills.

Now that Mr. Gobbles has moved to a more remote area, officials are no longer crying 'fowl."

Gee, Mr. Gobbles, you should have come to my Mentor back yard where deer, Canada geese, mallards, a
blue heron and racoons frequent.

It's a real zoo out there.

Later, P.