So today it seemed everyone proudly shared pictures of their dogs! I see a trend in many people going
out of their way to help lost or injured animals. More shelters than ever have popped into existence.
There are still too many animals that are abused and abandoned, but they have a much better chance finding
their fur ever home now than ever! Adopt don't shop!
This week a Norton resident was charged with stealing items from the Kenmore Acme Fresh Market and siccing her dogs on the Acme employee.
What bothers me more about this story than a person using an animal in this way, was the portrayal that the said dogs were pitbulls.
No one can confirm the type of dogs they are, even now. The misuse of the term "pitbull" is what gives the said breed a bad name.
While this woman was arrested at her home, one of the dogs also at the residence was taken by officers to Summit County Animal Control.
I am hoping the next story on this incident is not said dog being put down! Dogs are as good as their owners and can be retrained.
I am hoping officials remove the dogs and get them properly rehomed!
And so it begins. Schedules change, lunches need made, school is back in!
I hope you enjoyed this summer with your children. Before I came to WQMX I worked at The Summit for 3 1/2 years. We were fully automated mostly
and so I recorded my show each week day morning and was off. Andrew was just beginning first grade when I started there. I was able to be a "room mom"
for that time, and summers were spent mostly at the JCC pool. It was the most wonderful time and for that I do not ever regret leaving the previous radio station,
WKDD. To have that time with my child was precious. Now he is in his last year at University, and as we took note Friday would be the last move, I was over overjoyed.
Not at that, but that he was back at school and I could get my house back in order! My grocery bill will be going way down, and the need to cook will dwindle!
I never thought it would be that easy. When he was young, I never wanted to be apart from him. Funny how that can change! I say this with a chuckle. I do
however love being an almost empty-nester. He wants to move to New York at some point after graduation, and I wish him the best. I will visit no doubt, but
there are many adventures for my husband and I to have on our own again! Can't wait!
Enjoy lunch with me , Lynn druing the noon hour and the Country Buffet!
All this week I am giving away tickets to Clay's Park for the Neon Nights show!
Two days with artists I cam to know in the early 90's before I even worked in Country radio!
Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Sawyer Brown, Neal McCoy, Diamond Rio, Teri Clark, John Michael Montgomery, and David Lee Murphy.
Listen for a double play during the noon hour from one of these artists and you could be gong with two day passes!
The Annual Cardboard boat race is coming ! September 14 at Turkeyfoot Beach on the Portage Lakes.
It's benefitting one of my personal favorite charities, Summit County Humane Society. You can find more information
on Facebook. Two Men & A Truck are putting it on this year!! Come have some fun.
With Temp's in the 90's this weekend, several comminity centers are staying open as "cooling Centers" through Saturday.
The following community centers in Akron will be open on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.:
• Lawton Street Community Center, 1225 Lawton St.
• Mason Park Community Center, 700 E. Exchange St.
• Patterson Park Community Center, 800 Patterson Ave.
• Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W. Crosier St.
(A complete list for Northeast Ohio can be found online.)
Keep track of your elderly neighbors and of course the animals!!
So a Facebook memory popped up today. In 2015 I had to make the hardest decision concerning my beloved Hunter.
She had not been eating much for weeks. The vet was giving her fluids and a steroid shot every few weeks which perked her up.
By the 4th of July, she was not good. The vet made an appointment for 5pm on Friday. She told me if I didn't show up it was fine.
I watched her all day lay on my son's bed and never move. She was always tiny, but now was a skeleton. I told Andrew I thought it
time. He laid on the bed with her and said his good byes. She had been with us for 14 years, the same amount of time I had my first fur baby,
Footer. Hunter did a good job of keeping her young. My husband drove to the vet's office with me and they took us in the special room.
I am over come with sorrow now as I write, I was devastated that very moment. I leaned down and kissed her one last time and it was done.
So quick, her misery gone, mine just beginning. The loss of a pet is as strong as any human loss for me. They obviously harbor a different
spot in my heart than my child or husband, but it is just as strong. All those years ago, someone threw the sweetest, gentlest kitten out of a
moving van. Little did they know she would keep all the chipmonks, squirrels and other criitter out of ours and 4 other nieghboring yards.
Be a wonderful sister to my older kitty when I brought her in. And my son's first love! In the last couple of weeks I have seen many FB friends
suffer the same loss. I understand your grief.
It has been many years since I brought my kids to the Akron Zoo. It has always been one the best destinations in our back yard!
Over the years, they have continually built the facility with the animals and visitors in mind for the ultimate experience.
From Brews At The Zoo, to their newest exhibit, Pride Of Africa, which debuts tomorrow, the Akron Zoo has become an amazing
facility due to the workers comittment! Take the family and experience two African lion prides making their home now, on what
looks like the savannas of Kenya!!! They will love it!
So the heat has finally arrived! We read about food safety in the heat. It's real I know. I am the biggest
rule breaker according to my husband. Hey, you all are alive and not sick, I am doing ok I think.
So we all know not to cross contaminate foods. Raw to fresh certainly! Use seprate cutting boards and utensils.
Items with raw egg in them are the most important to keep cool.
I found the cutest addition to keep
fresh foods cold while looking awesome doing it! The inflatable ice serving bar!! Ingenious!