A pathway for pet adoption

Dear Readers: Looking to ADOPT a dog or cat but don’t know where to start? The Shelter Pet Project, in cooperation with the Humane Society of the United States (www.humanesociety.org), is a great resource.

Simply visit the website (www.theshelterpetproject.org), enter your ZIP code, select either a dog or a cat and sit back.


Dear Heloise: Getting prescriptions filled at the veterinarian’s office may not be the best or most cost-effective choice. Did you know that the pharmacy at the grocery store may carry your pet’s meds, and they may be cheaper too?

One problem I’ve run into, though: The grocery store pharmacy may not have the correct dosage that the veterinarian prescribed. — Harold R. in Illinois


Dear Heloise: When the grandkids visit, we bake sugar cookies. We have fun imprinting patterns on the cookies using ordinary kitchen items: citrus juicer, cooling rack, apple corer, the bottom of a glass, bottle cap, drinking straw, fork, uncooked bowtie pasta — anything with a pretty pattern or texture.

The cookies come out beautiful and delicious! — Mary S. in Pittsburgh


Dear Heloise: I use the plain side of the front of greeting cards for grocery lists, phone call notes and miscellaneous memos to myself. It is a good way to recycle usable card stock. I also have cut out pieces of product packaging boxes to reuse if the inside is white or light gray. I enjoy your column! — Vonnie S., Pasadena, Calif.


Dear Heloise: If I’m out and about and notice I have a button coming undone, I have a fix: I dab some clear nail polish on the button, and this holds it in place until I can get home and reattach it properly. — Helen D., Monroe, La.

P.S. By the way, I’m the one in my group of friends with the BIG BAG. Anything you need, I probably have it!

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