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Glaucoma in Cats

While common in people and dogs, glaucoma is rare in cats, but can ultimately lead to blindness. However, an early diagnosis coupled with the proper treatment affords concerned owners a fighting chance at saving their favorite feline friends’ purr-ecious sight.   What then, IS glaucoma?   Glaucoma is a painful disorder that occurs as a […]

Seedy Oat Crackers

Don’t wait another minute. The holiday season is here and it’s all about the party bites. You don’t need a big, fancy occasion to celebrate. Today is special enough.  So make yourself a festive drink, snag a cocktail napkin, and let’s have fun!  Kick off baking season with these easy to make, good for you […]

Are You Exercising Too Much?

Many exercisers make the mistake of working out so hard that when they are finished, they are completely exhausted. They may go home or take a nap. Some may reduce their overall activity for the day so that by the end of the day, they may have actually expended less energy than they would have […]

Roasted Squash Rings with Pear, Dried Cherries and Feta

Every Thanksgiving, I think of my grandmothers, both of them gone now, but still in my heart nonetheless. They lived in opposite directions from our house, but somehow synchronized, they would arrive at exactly the same time, both of them dressed in their best for the holiday and bustling through the door carrying heavy plates […]

Maya Parman of Camas tops 4A Greater St. Helens League girls soccer all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Player of the year: Maya Parman, sr., MID, Camas FIRST TEAM Keely Wieczorek, jr., GK, Camas Paige Miller, sr., DEF, Skyview Olivia Euverman, sr., DEF, Union Madison Enright, sr., DEF, Battle Ground Madeline Johnson, jr., DEF, Camas Jasmine Whittington, sr., DEF, Camas Bailey Morris, sr., MID, Union Lily […]

Fit For a Thanksgiving Feast

Halloween candy wrappings are still scattered around the house and already, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Holiday feasts in the USA often involve an all-out gorge with everyone retreating to the couch after dinner feeling bloated and about to burst. It’s enough to challenge the willpower of even the most-disciplined, fitness enthusiast. The good […]

Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Cardiomyopathy, simply put, refers to a “disease of the heart muscle,” specifically the myocardium. It’s a condition caused by a structural abnormality in one or more of the four chambers of the heart, most commonly the left ventricle. The muscle involved becomes too thick, either scars and stiffens or weakens, thereby impairing the heart’s ability […]

Resolution in support of 3rd, 4th bridges not far enough for Lentz

When it comes to planning and building for third and fourth bridges across the Columbia River into Oregon, the Clark County Council is passing the buck. At least that’s what […]

Fancy More Fun Feline Facts?

Facts, fun and fanciful, some purr-haps familiar, others new – for the feline fancier in all of you: Genetically, if somewhat surprisingly, a domestic cat is 95.6% tiger! Although humans have 206 bones in our bodies, cats have, on average, 244 in theirs. The number ranges between 230 and 250 depending on the length of […]

County council already eyeing third, fourth bridges

With efforts to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge barely off the ground, the Clark County Council is already looking ahead to additional bridges across the mighty Columbia River. At its Nov. […]

Terrific and Safe Toys for Senior Cats

Although your senior cat may now spend more time lounging and less time playing, she still needs activities to keep her both mentally and physically fit. Could YOU be missing her cue that she’s simply waiting for YOU to take the lead? If so, consider the following to help her release her remembered inner kitten. […]

Can Cats Lie Down on Cue?

Curious as to whether or not YOUR favorite feline can be taught to lie down on cue? According to pet trainers, it’s, paws down, one of the easiest behaviors a cat can learn. As a matter of fact, the more relaxed YOU are, the more relaxed your kitty will be, thereby affording you the optimum […]

Feline Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis — inflammation of the pancreas – is relatively rare, but recognizing its signs early is essential to any cat’s health. These signs can include lethargy, increased thirst and urination, poor appetite or refusing to eat, dehydration and weight loss. What then, is the pancreas? A small organ tucked between the stomach and intestines, it […]

Nothing better than spring chinook

A couple of weeks ago, one of my sons and I made a quick trip to Eugene (exhibiting proper social distancing, using masks and doing hand sanitizing) to pick up some bees. We also ordered chinook salmon from Newman’s. (I miss them so much in Portland; best fish monger ever.) Last night, David and I […]

Strain Review: Cookies & Cream from My Weed Bunny

Cookies & Cream is a hybrid strain that was grown by My Weed Bunny (follow them on FB & IG) )a company located in Rainier, WA. Aside from flower they also make concentrates and edibles.

WHAT IF WWE FINISHERS WERE ACTUAL STRAINS? – Mrs. Nice Guy

Little known fact: A lot of wrestling fans are avid tokers. I grew up watching WWF/WWE, it was one of my favorite rituals to enjoy with my pops. Fast forward to me at age 33

WTF Is A Twax & Can Medical/Rec Shops Sell Them? – Mrs. Nice Guy

I’m sure you’ve all seen what a twaxed up joint looks like, right? For those who are like “WTF is a Twax?”…all it means is that you’re adding concentrated cannabis in any form to your

Words From Henry Rollins On Legalization – Mrs. Nice Guy

For some reason or another, when I was a child and I’d see Henry Rollins on the tv, it’d scare the shit out of me. I don’t know why this happened, it could’ve been that

Women & Weed: Why Representation Matters – Mrs. Nice Guy

The first time I smoked weed was probably in the 8th grade. After persistent begging, my older sister and her friend caved in and gave me my first few puffs. High School is when I

Win A Free Pass To The Advanced Screening Of Gringo – Mrs. Nice Guy

There’s nothing better than getting high before a movie. Of course it depends on the strain, you want to be awake and focused, but when you find the right one that let’s you dive deep

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