Humane Society News
and problems with older pets
Getting a new puppy or kitten is exciting
and most people already know what they are getting into.
Housetraining, chewed up slippers and lots of energy are
just part of the package.
However, a lot of pet owners are not so
aware of the special needs and problems at the other end
of their pets life. Pets age so much quicker than
we do that their old age symptoms often sneak up and
Since they cant come out and say
whats wrong with them (I have a
toothache. I cant hear you.),
its up to you to notice behavior changes that help
you figure out what the problem is. Pay attention to
clues like increase or decrease in appetite, increased
vocalization and increased water intake.
Food often becomes a problem as animals
get older. What they eagerly gobbled as youngsters may
not be as digestible in later years and, with a slower
metabolism and less activity, calories build up instead
of being burned up. Fortunately theres an easy
solution since there are so many pet foods now made just
Overweight pets tend to die sooner and
have a lower quality of life than their leaner
contemporaries. According to Growing Old
Gracefully in the fall issue of Healthy Pet,
...extra weight on a pet creates added stress on
joints, bones, and muscles. Obesity in pets can also lead
to cardiovascular problems, kidney problems, and
diabetes.... Ideal weight is individual and will vary
from pet to pet. In general, if you run your hand along
your pets side, you should easily feel his ribs.
Your pet should also have a small tuck up at
the belly from behind the ribs to the legs.
Even if Rover looks so contented snoozing
all the time, you both need to get up off the couch and
get some exercise, and for the same reasons. It helps
control weight, keeps those older joints from getting
stiff and increases blood flow which promotes mental
alertness. Grooming has a lot of benefits as your pet
gets older. Not only does it help them keep clean but it
also gives you the chance to examine them for lumps or
tender spots and observe details like a discharge from
the eyes or a sore spot on a paw, to say nothing of the
good, quality TLC time.
The Marshall County Humane Societys
regular monthly meeting will be Tuesday, November 15, at
5:30 p.m. at the VFW in Holly Springs. If were
lucky and the weather stays pretty well get to
enjoy it on the patio again. Come join us. Between
working on the Adoption Center and preparing for the
holidays we need all the help we can get.
Are all your pets spayed or neutered? If
not, call 662-252-6196 for your appointment at the Humane
Societys low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. We are open
every Tuesday but you do need an appointment.
For information on adoptions, fostering
or our Humane Society in general, call 662-564-2900.
Correspondence and donations should be mailed to the
Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly
Springs, MS 38635.
In Flanders Fields
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
As everyone knows, November 11 is
Veterans Day. Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Collins
Hurdle Post No. 5697 will be visiting businesses and
walking around the Square with red poppies that were made
by disabled veterans to honor all the fallen soldiers in
Please get a poppy and wear it in their
honor. Donations will be accepted, all of which will
benefit the living veterans of foreign wars.
Recipes from Martha
Woods Hole Cooks Something
Recipes from a Cape Cod Village
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup butter, melted, plus, 1/4 cup
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup cracker meal, bread crumbs or prepared
and cut squash into chunks and boil until soft.
Drain well. In a food processor mix squash,
onion, eggs, 1/4 cup butter, sugar, salt and
pepper. Pour into baking dish. Top with crumbs
and remaining butter. Bake in preheated 370
degree oven for one hour. Serves 8.
2 cups crab meat
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
3 cups milk
10-3/4 oz. can mushroom soup
2 cups grated sharp cheese
|Cube 4 slices of bread and place in
a 3-qt. baking dish. Mix crab, mayonnaise, onion,
pepper and celery. Spread over bread. Cube the
remaining bread and place over mixture. Beat eggs
in milk until fluffy. Pour over remaining crab
mixture and refrigerate overnight. When ready to
bake, spoon undiluted soup over casserole. Top
with grated cheese and paprika. Bake 1 hour. This
may be frozen before or after baking. If frozen
after baking, warm before serving.
2 10-oz. pkgs frozen chopped
2 tbsps. olive oil
1/2 tsp. pepper
2-1/2 tbsps. milk
4-5 cups spaghetti sauce
8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsps. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsps. chopped onion
|Cook lasagna according to package
directions. Drain and set aside. Squeeze excess
water from spinach. Heat olive oil and cook onion
until translucent. Add spinach and cook until
liquid evaporates. Add nutmeg and pepper. Remove
from heat. Combine ricotta cheese and milk.
Spread a little spaghetti sauce on the bottom of
a 9x13 pan. Form layers with 1/3 noodles, 1/3
sauce, 1/2 ricotta cheese, 1/2 spinach and 1/2
mozzarella. Repeat with 1/3 noodles and remaining
ricotta, mozzarella and spinach. Top with
remaining noodles, spaghetti sauce and grated
Parmesan. Cover loosely with foil and bake 50-60
minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Remove
foil for last 10 minutes. Serves 6.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsps. vanilla
4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsps. baking soda
1 cup flaked coconut
|Cream together the white and brown
sugars and the shortening.
Add eggs, vanilla and molasses. Beat well. Sift
together flour, soda
and salt. Add to molasses mixture. Stir in
coconut. Shape into small
balls and place on greased cookie sheet 3 inches
apart. Bake in preheated
375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
Pages from the
10 Years Ago - November 9,
- Dickerson is sheriff-elect
- Tuesdays election brought a landslide
victory for veteran lawman Kenny Dickerson, who
seven challengers since he started his bid to
become the next sheriff of Marshall County.
received 78.8 percent of the vote Tuesday.
- Kirkwood named fifth best course in Golf Digest
- Kirkwood National Golf CLub has been ranked fifth
in Golf Digests Best New Public
for 1995. Kirkwood was selected as one of the top
five among 200 new public courses in the country.
- Melvin Ford will be honored Veterans Day
- Melvin Ford of Waterford will be honored by
American Legion Post No. 250 with a special
award as the oldest member of the Post. Mr. Ford,
who will be 100 years old on Nov. 14, 1995,
the U.S. Army, American Expeditionary Forces in
France during World War II as a Quartermaster. He
never missed voting in an election and voted
Tuesday in the gubernatorial election. He is also
of the VFW
25 Years Ago - November 6,
- County goes Carter
- While the rest of the nation was forging a
landslide victory for Ronald Reagan, Marshall
cast their ballots for President Jimmy Carter to
give him a resounding victory in the county.
was accepting concession telegrams from Carter
and John Anderson before 10 p.m., won only three
polling places in Marshall County.
- Fund raising for old whale
- School children throughout Mississippi are
contributing nickels and dimes to
help raise funds for the
restoration of a 55,000 year old whale from Yazoo
County. The project is designed to raise
$30,000 to create the first totally reconstructed
fossil skeleton in the state. The fossil was
found by members
of the MS Gem and Mineral Society in 1971 and has
been donated to the state for school children to
see. The archaeocete or old whale is
the most complete one of its kind in the world
and will be on permanent
display in the Mississippi Museum of Natural
Science in Jackson.
50 Years Ago - November 10,
- Its official now, officers duly elected
- Voting was light in Marshall County Tuesday when
the general election was held. The official
of votes had not been made as this paper went to
- Holly Springs renews 20-year TVA contract
- The City of Holly Springs has renewed its
contract with TVA for a term of 20 years. Mayor
Buchanan signed the document last Friday night
after its approval by the City Board.
- County Board sets up free county library
- The Marshall County Board of Supervisors Tuesday
established and created a free county public
library to conform with the state law concerning
public libraries. Also in accord with state law,
a board of
trustees was appointed: Olga Reed Pruitt of Holly
Springs, Mrs. T.R. Brewer of Slayden, Mrs. W.H.
of Byhalia, Mrs. Chas. D. ODell of
Chulahoma, Mrs. Ernest Edwards of Waterford.
- William M. Frazier, president of M.I., dies in
- William McKinley Frazier, president for the past
22 years of Mississippi Industrial College, died
at Tunica, of a stroke. He was attending the
North Mississippi Conference of the CME Church.
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