Winter Driving Advice from the Washington State Patrol

From the Washington State Patrol – Safe winter driving takes planning and caution, especially for roadside safety.

Olympia – On December 4, a Good Samaritan was struck and injured while exiting his SUV to check on the driver of a  rolled over semi-truck along Eastbound I-90 at mile post 81.

This is the second person hit along a state highway in the past three days. Both pedestrians were hit while checking on the occupants of rolled vehicles. Continue reading Winter Driving Advice from the Washington State Patrol


Adopt “Cindy” – A Beautiful Senior Arabian Mare

From the Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County –

“Cindy is an elder grey Arabian mare who was impounded in November of 2012.  She might make a nice quiet child mount.”

Here is how Cindy looked when she was first rescued in November 2012 – cindy 4 impound nov. 2012

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Pet of the Week – Sweet Kitty “Luke”

From Thurston County Animal Services –
The following pet is available for adoption at Animal Services, located at 3120 Martin Way E in Olympia. You can see other wonderful pets by stopping by the shelter or visiting

Meet Luke!

Meet Luke!

Meet this week’s Pet of the Week: (105809) Luke, an  adult male cat. 

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Cold Weather Tips for Pets

We all think about the temperature and what we need to keep our pets and ourselves warm, but there are a few things we also need to be aware of to keep our pets safe.other dog in snow

Don’t let pets drink water in driveways and roadways.  It might have antifreeze which can be deadly, even in small amounts.

If it’s icy outside, wipe your dog’s feet after walks to remove chemicals or salt that might they might have walked through which can irritate footpads. Continue reading Cold Weather Tips for Pets


Ten Year Old Lydia England Recites “Things of the Spirit”

10 year old Lydia England recites a portion of President Coolidge’s “Things of the Spirit” speech, which he gave in 1926 on the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Video from 2013.

In many ways, we face the same challenges today!