Biggest Little Cat House (and Dogs Too!) Adoption Event 10/15/2011

This Saturday! At the Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane, Reno!

15 OCTOBER 2011
11 a.m to 5 p.m.


* String of Pearls Cloggers (Noon and 1 p.m)

* Country Singing Due The Tributes (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

* Old West Magician Dean Hankey

* Free old time photos-costumes courtesy of The Menagerie Costumes

* Fun old west characters

* NHS Mascots Sheriff Lucky and Miss Hope

* Try your hand at blackjack

* Free refreshments

Nevada Humane Society ~ 2011 Duck Race & Festival at Wingfield Park, Reno

It’s Adopt A Duck time!


The Nevada Humane Society Duck Race & Festival is swimming back to Reno for a second year. Join the fun on Sunday, August 28 at Wingfield Park. Bring the family to the festival for music and dance, games, clowns, face painting and refreshments. Watch 20,000 bright yellow rubber ducks race to the finish line to raise money and awareness for the cause of homeless pets in our region—and cool prizes for adopters of the fastest quackers.

For more information:
• E-mail
• Call 775-856-2000, ext. 324


Lone Duck $5
1 certified racing duck

Quad Quack $20
4 ducks

Six Pack $30
6 ducks

Quacker’s Dozen $60
12 ducks +
1 raffle entry

Beak Brigade $100
20 ducks +
2 raffle entries

Feathered Flotilla $250
50 ducks +
5 raffle entries

Friday Rambles…24 September 2010

I’ve had a few (okay…MANY) Sierra Nevada’s…the boys won one in Denver…I got to see ANDRES TORRES and BRIAN WILSON! Neighbors having a nice bbq…the week is ending nicely. Yes, indeed! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! Andres IS BACK!!!!! I missed you SO MUCH!

It’s Friday…usually I’d say YAY! at this moment…but I’m still in a funk, I have a headache, it’s going to be 94F this weekend, there are loud and annoying motorcycles in town…the list goes on.

I’d normally say…let’s go down to Genoa and walk around the 90th Annual Candy Dance Craft Fair…but like I said above, it’s going to be HOT! Even up against the Sierra…it’s HOT!


Can’t walk downtown because of loud, annoying HD motorcycles…and people roaming around in clothes that, quite frankly, they have no business wearing! Makes me queasy. Some people really shouldn’t wear leather.


Can’t go up to Virginia City…well…because Harley’s go up there too, where the noise echos very loudly.


If it’s hot down here…it will definitely be hotter over in Placerville, so Apple Hill is out of the question.


The Giants are in Denver, so can’t go to a baseball game.


Speaking of the Giants…COME ON GUYS! 13-0?! A few of us would like you to distribute the runs a bit more evenly over all your games. Feast or Famine! OY! The heartburn! And when you have blowout games like that I don’t get to see Brian close a game! The humanity of it all! I really need a Wilson fix once in a while!

ps: hurry up and heal, Andres! Miss you out in center field!


Maybe Pyramid Lake! San Francisco is a little too far away (especially with no ball game to go to)…and I do need a body of water that’s bigger than the Truckee River and the bath tub.


I do need to finish a few quilts…but have been uninspired.


I have cat “mentoring’ at the Nevada Humane Society next Tuesday…learn the ins and outs of what to do and not to do while volunteering with the cats. Maybe I’ll go volunteer this weekend and walk some dogs…I need the exercise and I’m sure they’d like to stretch their legs too.


I finished reading The Colorado Kid earlier this week…not that great of a book. I think I expected more. I have absolutely no clue how they got SyFy’s Haven tied into Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid. Stephen King even wrote that you’ll either love or hate the book…well, I fall into the dislike range. Glad I read it, but won’t stay on my shelf.


This is Jack…he likes Jose, Bushmills Black, Jameson, and Tullamore Dew. 🙂 He’s from California…made by Justin Moeller of JM Ceramics. He makes me smile…even without the Bushmills.


Here’s to me snapping out of my funk! Talk to you next week.

Thursdays Rambles ~ 09 September 2010

First off…got out of the car at work this morning and looked up to the mountains.

Mt. Rose and Slide Mountain had a dusting of snow last night! 🙂

I went to bed last night (after a heart-wrenching lost for Zito…he really did pitch a good game last night!) feeling like it was closer to Halloween than it is. It was cold and breezy…loved it!


FOOTBALL starts tonight! Vikings and Saints! And…ah…GOOD LUCK to my BILLS this year!


In the midst of September baseball…Giants have been chasing San Diego and the Phillies (now it’s the Braves, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!). Hopefully we can knock the Padres out of first and then not worry about chasing the Braves/Phillies anymore.


The Great Reno Balloon Race starts tomorrow! Lots of pretty balloons will be filling our skies in the mornings.

photo by Marilyn Newton, RGJ

What: 2010 Great Reno Balloon Race
When: Sept. 10-12
Where: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St.
Cost: Free admission


It’s APPLE HILL time, once again! Probably will head up at the end of September or maybe early October!


Nevada Humane Society volunteer orientation is coming up! If I can’t take another kitty home with me, I might as well love on them there.

Wish List

Listed here are items you can donate to help us better accomplish our no-kill goals.

Small Cat Carriers
Dog Houses
Laptop Computer
3/4-1 ton pickup truck (4×4. A/C, V8, low miles)
Canned kitten, puppy, cat or dog food
Dry kitten, puppy, cat or dog food
Squeeze Cheese
Peanut Butter
Dog & cat toys
Metal dog dishes
Leashes, collars, & harnesses of all sizes
Cat beds
Towels and blankets
Laundry soap (liquid & powder)
Hand sanitizer
Copy paper
Small (6″) paper bowls or plates
Paper Cups
Kleenex tissues
Paper towels
13-gal. trash bags


Just put in an order for cocoa butter, mango butter, shea butter, palm oil, and coconut oil! I’ve had many requests for my handmade soap…people must be gearing up for Christmas!

I have lots of earrings I made too…should anyone need to buy some small Christmas gifts! Hint Hint Hint.


I had to order Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid from Amazon. Sundance Books, here in Reno, tried to order it for me, but said it’s out of print and can’t get it for me. 😦 Haven, one of my favorite tv shows on SyFy, is loosely based on it. I want to know how it’s tied into the book…should be here by tomorrow.


Working on a Crafters Challenge…colors this time around are olive green, rust, brown and one of color I can pick myself. I’m doing a quilt again…I have the top finished. Using flannel material that I had in my stash.


For Today ~ 4 September 2010 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 04 September 2010

Outside My Window… It’s a little after 6 pm and it’s still very sunny, 83F indoors…but there’s a breeze. A very diseased Elm tree outside the living room window…blowing in the breeze. TV is in the middle of the window and the LSU-UNC game is on. I really hate college football, not sure why as I LOVE Pro football…just waiting for the SF Giants-LA Dodgers game to come on.

I am thinking… The movie we saw earlier today was a lot more funny than I thought it would be! My husband wanted to see The Other Guys with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. I can’t wait for the 65F weather we will get on Wednesday! Sure would like some more ribs from the Best of the West Rib Cook-Off!

I am thankful for… being able to slowly pay down my credit.

From the kitchen… Leftovers. Also made cupcakes with some of the peach jam I made.

I am wearing… shorts, purple t-shirt, hair down, barefoot.

I am creating… a craft challenge project. Colors are olive green, rust, brown, and whatever extra color I want to add.

I am going… to finish the laundry, work on my craft challenge, watch the Giants.

I am reading… nothing at the moment.

I am hoping… that I can talk my husband into getting Alphie at the Nevada Humane Society…she’s soooo cute.

I am hearing… breeze in trees, Lucy down in the basement, stupid tv drug commercials. Come on! All of these stupid drugs that sound like they cause MORE problems then your original problem!

Around the house… nothing much.

One of my favorite things… September baseball! It’s all on the line, BABY!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…take a drive to Carson City and Virginia City, more ribs, quilt, watch baseball.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…



The Simple Woman is the original home of The Simple Woman's Daybook.

Wednesday Ramblings ~ 17 June 2009 ~ Sparks, Nevada

Just a Smörgåsbord of things today…lots of different pictures of things I took over the weekend.

Let’s start with Lucy-Goosey ~ she is much better, less stressed out, kennel cold over with. She’s a funny, funny, funny kitty. Eats like a horse. Me thinks we’ll have to start rationing out her food!

Leo is a bit blury…he was licking her face.

Hurry up and take my picture…

The Lemon Queen Sunflowers ~ these are part of the Great Sunflower Bee Project. This picture was taken over the weekend, they are over the top of the fence now, taller than me…I’m 5’4″ (no short jokes, please! 😛 )

A close-up of a soon-to-be sunflower.

The Chamomile is blooming…

The Blueberries are still green…

I’ve tomatoes bigger than the plant…had to string the plant up to support the buggers. These are the Siberian Red Heirloom tomatoes that I bought at the UNCE Master Gardener Plant sale in May. My other tomato plants are starting to bloom.

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This is Piggy…our neighbor’s cat that we are feeding for the summer while he’s away on a drill rig in Eastern Nevada. He’s a pretty cool cat…gives one hellacious head-butt.

My yellow onions are growing much faster than the red ones…

We got this cool dude at Goodwill…someone had welded him out of steel. Sorta has a Southwestern Predator look going for him. LOL! Soon he’ll be taking on all of the sunflowers growing around him.

There’s a New Resident at Sleepy Cat Hollow

and her name is Lucy!

The paper work from the Nevada Humane Society had the following:

Hi, my name is China. I am a spayed female Domestic SH. I am approximately 7 months old and I came to the shelter on 5/18/2009. 5.05 lbs.

Someone had taken the 2 year old I was looking at on 5/31/09…and my second choice was a kitty named Gizmo, but when I took the slip up I was told that here was a hold on her. I guess the owners had dropped off two kittens (they were 8-9 months old) and decided that they wanted one back, the one I wanted. So…one of the workers took me back into the dog part of the shelter where they were housing more cats. That’s where I saw Lucy…she was stressed out with a cold and on Clavamox, but I wanted her…she was an instant cuddle and purr when I picked her up.

I know I should have kept her away from Leo, but she’s been on the medication for 6 days and Leo was having a fit wanting to see what I brought into the house.

From that moment on Lucy followed Leo around like a puppy dog. She LOVES Leo.

I got her home about 4:30 pm on Friday…being that she had the cold and probably couldn’t smell all that well, I was told to feed her tuna or something extra stinky. She’d only drink water that night. I feed her tuna but she didn’t eat it. 😦 Saturday was the same thing. She drank but wouldn’t eat. I called the clinic at the Humane Society, but they were closed. At the grocery store I picked up a small can of Iams…found what I thought would be the stinkiest dead fishy smell there and opened it up for her when I got home.


I let her eat about a Tablespoon and then took it away…didn’t want her to get sick after not eating for so long! I fed her about every 2 hours after that. Now she won’t stop! LOL! Wee piggie! She likes chicken too…she’s a good begger for someone so young. 🙂

Hurry up and settle down or I’ll give you the stink eye!

That’s better.

And this is how Miss Lucy holds her tail most of the time…

Straight up and flicking from side to side. She struts pretty well. And she does a very cute front leg two-step dance. 🙂

***** The Nevada Humane Society is over-run with cats and kittens, folks! Not to mention dogs. June is $10 cat adoption & $40 dog adoption month (I don’t think really young kittens and puppies are included in that price) so if you can afford the upkeep, please drop by and find a new addition to your family! *****

Big Love Month ~ JUNE 2009 ~ Nevada Humane Society

I’m ready for another cat…so is Leo, he keeps looking for Max. I have my adoption application all filled out and proof of my ownership of home (you’ll need permission of landlord if you rent)…I’ll be getting off early from work today and will be heading down to the Humane Society this afternoon!



Big Love Month! June 1-30th, 2009. Experience the Love of an Adopted Pet.

Adult Dogs: $40
Adult Cats: $10
Rabbits: $25

Adoption Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am-6:30pm
Saturday: 10am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11am-6:30pm
Call (775) 856-2000 x335 for more information.




Information on Spay/Nueter Program for Pit Bulls ~

Free Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Program


Listed here are items you can donate to help better accomplish the Nevada Humane Society’s no-kill goals.

Laptop Computer
3/4-1 ton pickup truck (4×4. A/C, V8, low miles)
Canned kitten, puppy, cat or dog food
Dry kitten, puppy, cat or dog food
Squeeze Cheese
Peanut Butter
Dog & cat toys
Metal dog dishes
Leashes, collars, & harnesses of all sizes
Cat beds
Towels and blankets
Laundry soap (liquid & powder)
Hand sanitizer
Copy paper
Small (6″) paper bowls or plates
Paper Cups
Kleenex tissues
Paper towels
13-gal. trash bags

Home for the Holidays ~ Nevada Humane Society

ACK! I have only two more days to work on my husband on adding another cat to our household.

Home for the Holidays ends on January 4th…

We spent a couple of hours at the shelter yesterday, New Years Day, picking up and petting every cat that came up to us. Those cat rooms are wonderful. It was a hopping place with lots of critters going home with their new humans.

Lindsey introduced me to Juniper, an older male cat that is an absolute LOVE! After talking to Denise though, we decided he probably wouldn’t be a good fit due to our Leo. Juniper is a special needs kitty, and if we only had my Max, I’d take him home in a heart beat.

I’m hoping my second choice is still at the shelter…I’m going to work on my husband today. 🙂


GET INVOLVED! Volunteer!

Lindsey gave me the volunteer paperwork to fill out ~ will be returning that to them this weekend. I have a list of items from their website that they need ~

Stuff We Need

Your kind gifts to the Society allow us to spend our funds on other, more immediate needs. We deeply appreciate your past generosity!

* Canned dog & cat food
* Dry cat food
* Chewy dog treats
* Squeeze Cheese
* Peanut Butter
* Rawhides
* Dog & cat toys
* Metal dog dishes
* Leashes, collars, & harnesses of all sizes
* Cat beds
* Blankets (no stuffing)
* Towels
* Cloth washcloths
* Laundry baskets
* Laundry soap (liquid & powder)
* Bleach
* Dish soap
* Automatic dishwasher soap
* Liquid hand soap
* Hand sanitizer
* Sharpie markers & highlighters
* White & colored 3×5″ cards
* Copy paper
* Pens
* Small (6″) paper plates
* Paper Cups
* Kleenex tissues
* Paper towels
* 13-gal. trash bags
* YOU!

Can you volunteer to walk the dogs? play with the kitties? foster sick, injured or underaged animals? Do you have special talents to help us–carpentry? computers?

Snuggles Project

Do you love to crochet, knit, quilt, or sew? Contact Karen Freemyer on how to use these skills for the animals.

Do you love to crochet? knit? quilt? sew? If so, I would like to tell you about our Snuggle Project.

The Snuggles Project was founded by our president and founder, Rae French, in 1996 because of her heartfelt need to do something for the innocent victims who find themselves in animal shelters without a bit of comfort to call their own. Picturing them in their hard cold cells made her heart ache to do something to help. So she got the idea of security blankets for shelter animals. The security blankets are called “Snuggles.” Each animal would get a Snuggle to cuddle up with to feel warmth and comfort. Most shelter animals are kept in areas with stainless steel braces and hard plastic flooring or even bare concrete floors. The Snuggles would allow them to have a little reprieve from the coldness of the pen they are kept in.

Snuggles not only give physical comfort but psychological comfort as well. And not only for the animals — the tens of thousands of kind-hearted people around the world who make them for the animals receive so much satisfaction from their work as well. Many have experienced the thrill of getting their friends, their family, their school or camp children, the elderly in their community involved in the Snuggles Project. The wonder of the Snuggles Project is how it bridges generation gaps and opens doors to community involvement.

Hiking Buddies ~ Adopt a dog for hiking! Nevada Humane Society

Before heading out to work I glanced briefly through the Reno Gazette Journal and a side article caught my eye in the Neighborhoods & Voices section.

Diane Blankenburg’s Animal Files ~ Adopt dog for hiking.

Looking for a companion for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, jogging or walking? Want to help the orphaned animals of our community? The Hiking Buddies program is the perfect opportunity.

Take a Nevada Humane Society shelter dog out with you for a day of fun, fresh air and exercise and give them a better chance at finding a new home. It provides a chance for the dog to get out of the shelter thus improving their quality of life…makes them calmer in their cages which increases their chance of being adopted.

Hiking Buddies was started by Britt Johnson, a volunteer ~ she and her husband have been working with the dogs at the Nevada Humane Society for months. The dogs wear Adopt Me vests or colorful bandanas to increase public awareness. Britt interviews applicants and works with the staff to match hikers to the dogs.

Want to join?! Apply to the Hiking Buddies Program by contacting the Nevada Humane Society at 775-856-2000, ext. 308 or Britt Johnson at