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Berkshire Animal World Happy Valentine s Day Shelters Rescue Leagues Training All Pets Shop Local Adopt Local Read Local February 2021 The Premier Berkshire Communities Monthly All Pet AniMagazine

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Hi Roxy One of Diane Firtell s custom pet charms Image transfer of your beloved pet to metal diane firtell gmail com Pictured with CGHS SPCA Animal Care Technician Sara Orozco is Roxy a 3 year old Staffordshire Terrier mix She was originally adopted from CGHS in 2018 but was returned in January after suffering a leg injury She has been cleared by our vet and is ready to find her forever home She needs a few more weeks of light activity but she isn t letting her leg slow her down Roxy is the biggest love bug and will soak up all the love and attention you can give her www thespicypurrito com Handmade cat toys and cat themed accessories and decor Visit the lovely mini boutique located inside The Schenectady Trading Company Gift Shop 609 Union Street Schenectady New York 518 630 8397 spicypurritocrafts gmail com 125 Humane Society Rd Hudson NY 12534 518 828 6044 Open daily Tuesday Saturday 11 30 4 https cghs org Boarding and Daycare remain the same and the food bank is open 7 days a week Please call with any questions Love Us And Leave Us 1525 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413 464 9200 Love Us and Leave Us Lee is now open book now 915 Pleasant Street Lee MA 01238 413 394 5823 Luludoglee gmail com www loveusandleaveus com 2 Hours Monday Friday 7am 6pm Saturday Sunday 9am 6pm All dogs must be in by 11am Find us on FACEBOOK See what your dog does all day www facebook com loveusandleaveus Follow us on Instagram loveusandleaveus

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Paws to Reflect Hello Everyone Adopt a Rabbit Month Last month I mentioned how people can train other than a dog with kind positive techniques So we began a series of articles with helpful hints on training different pets Last month was cats This month is on Ferret training and it will be in two parts in February and March Look forward to training rabbits guinea pigs and more Adopt a Rabbit Month There are rabbits for adoption at many of your local shelters and rescue leagues We have rabbits for adoption on page 9 and 19 We offer free ads for lost pets in a wide distribution area Our publication is also seen on social media and as a Flipbook HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Check out our Animalectory for the best animal businesses in the Berkshires and Beyond Please drop by www berkshiremountainanimalworld com Stay Safe Healthy Give all your pets an extra hug from me Gayle Berkshire Animal World Berkshiremountainanimalworld gmail com Founder Gayle Schechtman Editor Jane Nicole Writers Iris Bass Meg Caron Gordon Fontaine Charlene Marchand Thom Smith Deborah Tuttle Linda Clayton Catherine Hibbard Ron Meredith Dr Debra Primovic DVM P O Box 1842 Lenox MA 01240 anlife aol com Berkshire Mountain Animal World 2018 2020 All rights reserved Berkshire Mountain Animal World is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced rewritten or photocopied without permission of the publisher Distribution is FREE in all of Berkshire County and areas in Pioneer Valley Massachusetts Northwest Hills Connecticut Columbia Rensselaer Counties in New York and the border towns of Vermont Advertising rates are based on monthly distribution Berkshire Mountain Animal World Publication is not responsible for advertising claims The advertiser is SOLELY responsible for content Berkshire Mountain Animal World reserves the right to refuse any advertising for any reason Berkshire Mountain Animal World is not responsible for errors in content made by any writers Berkshire Mountain Animal World does not endorse what is printed Year 3 Edition 31 Front Photo Credit CRATE OF CONTENTS Newsbites Near and Far 4 6 Birding Covid 5 6 Chatham Rescue to Freedom Spotlight on Goats Columbia Green Humane Society Behavior News 7 Tails to Tell This Side of Purradise By Iris Bass TIMELY ADOPTABLES ALL AROUND Mustelid Business Ferret Training SPOTLIGHT on BowMeow Regency 8 8 9 19 10 Happy Valentine s Day Two By Two Photo Display 11 Bird Bath Migration By Michael Corral 13 14 14 WEB SIGHTINGS Animal Websites for kids Cub s Den Hedgehogs By Thom Smith Hedgehog Fun Facts Dog Wags Breeds The Bhotia World of Animals 15 Animalectory Guide To The Local Shelters Animal Communicator 12 15 16 17 Mia the Cat By Linda Clayton 17 17 Rescue Leagues 18 Cat Trainers 18 TIMELY ADOPTABLES ALL AROUND February Issue Adoptables are from Columbia Green Humane Society Berkshire Humane Society Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Jacks Galore Ba k rk r Ba Second Chance Animal Center Check out our Canine Rescue League Directory Kindly Tell Our Wonderful Advertisers Where You Saw Their Advertisement Promising months ago to put this wonderful dog on the cover Hector finally made it Hector is the sweetest greeter at Sangar Store in Windsor MA Located on Route 9 they have a variety of baked goods and groceries and lots of other things Visit the store if you are driving by and give Hector a hug 3

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www berkshiremountainanimalworld com Monthly Flipbook with Live Links Berkshire Mountain Animal World Simplebooklet com FOOD HELP FOR PEOPLE WITH ANIMALS Berkshire Humane Society Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Columbia Green Humane Society www petpartnersberkshires org Check with Your Local Food Pantries www foodpantries org www foodbankwma org Websites that provide information about people and animals during Covid 19 www AKC org www avma org cdc gov www AAHA org www americanhumane org AKC CHF Coronavirus Information for Dog Owners Open 7 days a week VCA All Caring Animal Hospital Conventional Holistic Veterinary Medicine Acupuncture Class 4 Laser for Healing House Calls on Tuesdays 440 Stockbridge Road Great Barrington MA 413 528 8020 www vcaallcaring com Newsbite Love Us and Leave Us Love Us and Leave Us now has two locations One is in Pittsfield and a new facility in Lee Massachusetts They now board cats small animals and birds too Renee Dodds realized her dream in 2006 with Love Us and Leave Us when she opened a fun safe place for your canine companions while you re away or at work With over 15 years of experience their daycare and boarding facility are fine tuned to meet your pet s needs Their dedicated staff are not only true dog lovers they are pet first aid certified Every dog friend or family member they host will experience joy compassion and care as they ensure a fun safe time until your precious pets are back with their loving humans They offer free range boarding for dogs in Pittsfield where dogs are not put into separate enclosures and beautiful kennel suites in Lee for dogs The new Lee facility also has huge catios for cats and room for small animals and birds They are proud to offer a variety of boarding options to best suit your pet s needs You can rest assured that in either facility your pet will spend their time engaged loved and well cared for They treat the pack of fur friends like their own and welcome yours to come play and stay STONEWOOD GERMAN SHEPHERD KENNELS Where quality puppies come to life Breeding for Good Temperament Excellent Bloodlines AKC Registered Mark Newton Like Us On Facebook 413 446 8261 markspetcare gmail com ZEN DOG TRAINING ONLINE Puppy Boot Camp 27 Included Everything you need to raise a Zen Dog 6 week online puppy course Best play biting solutions in the industry ZDT Comics Obedience Teaching Commands Solving House Training Separation Anxiety and more zendogtraining net shop 4 Contact us at P O Box 1842 Lenox MA 01240 413 496 8188 Email at either Anlife aol com or bmanimalworld aol com

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Birding Covid Margaret C Brittingham Ph D Professor of Wildlife Resources Absolutely Yes getting outside and being in nature can provide a boost to both our mental and physical well being There s been a lot written about maintaining our mental health while in this time of social isolation Birding or bird watching is a great way to connect with nature and for at least a moment stop thinking about COVID 19 Birding gets you outdoors and can be done wherever you live Birding is also great to do with kids and kids with a little direction can be extremely observant particularly given their better eyes and ears than many of their caregivers Learning about birds helps to keep us active and to develop observational skills It also helps us to realize the beauty and intrigue that is right in front of us We may be at home but we are not alone We are sharing our space with lots of other organisms and as a group birds are some of the most visible and vocal cohabitants sharing our space Here are a few suggestions for birding during the COVID 19 pandemic Develop a yard or neighborhood list No matter where you live you can start by keeping track of the birds you see outside your window in your backyard or neighborhood You ll be surprised at what you can find Develop some challenges for yourself and your family Can you identify a new species each day Observe something new about a familiar species Spend some time looking closely at a familiar species and draw or describe what you are seeing Look at the patterns of color the shape of the bill the sound of the bird s song or calls Train yourself to be a good observer By trying to draw or describe a species you improve your ability to really see and hear differences among species Once you start to look at common species like the blue jay or American robin you will be surprised by the intricate details you have never noticed before Keep a sketchbook or digital photo album of the birds you are seeing This is a great activity whether you are an adult or have school aged children at home Each day try to add a new species to your sketchbook or digital photo album This can be combined with other forms of nature journaling and not only aid you in learning the different bird species but will also serve to document this particular time Visit a nearby natural area Depending on where you live there may be a local natural area nearby where you can walk and bird How do the birds that you are seeing here differ from the ones you saw at your house What species are common and which are harder to find How do the kinds of birds you see change depending on whether you are in a field forest city or backyard Learn about migration Many species of birds are migrants leaving northern areas in Fall and returning each Spring Woods and fields can come alive as migrant birds return making this an exciting time to learn about birds For those of you who are home schooling learning about migrating birds is a great way to study geography where did the hummingbird spend the winter before it returned to my yard and also delve into meteorology When do birds migrate and what weather conditions are best for migration One of my favorite sites is BirdCast where you can learn more about when birds migrate and see the action in real time Start to learn the language of birds What better time to start learning a new language than when stuck at home and learning bird songs is a lot like learning a foreign language The best time to learn the Language of Birds is in Spring when the males are singing to attract a female and establish a territory Did you know that each species has its own species specific song and by learning a bird s song you can identify which species are present just by hearing them Put up a bird feeder Bird feeders are a great way to attract birds to your backyard and enable you to see birds up close They also can provide an important link to nature for individuals who cannot get outside Integrate birds and birding into your homeschooling curriculum If you are homeschooling your children learning about birds can be incorporated into many parts of the curriculum from activities for young children to information suitable for youth in middle and high school There s lots of information on the web about teaching with birds and using them as part of art math writing and scientific inquiry Do s and Don ts of Birding during the COVID 19 Pandemic Do s Do get outside and look for birds in your backyard neighborhood or at a nearby natural area Do maintain social distancing at all times Do look for birds in the early morning when bird activity is greatest Do marvel at the incredible wonders of nature that are all around us Don ts Don t share binoculars field guides or spotting scopes except with members of your immediate household unit Don t visit areas where large numbers of observers are present even if there is a good bird there Don t go to parks or natural areas that have been closed to the public https 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Tails to Tell Chatham Animal Haven Rescue to Freedom Spotlight According to the Chinese Zodiac 2020 was the Year of the Rat However for Chatham Animal Haven it was most definitely the Year of the Goat We faced a lot of challenges in the last year with our goatie residents and new ones as you shall read about Little Hoss has had multiple surgeries to correct the fractured leg he suffered at birth He has had plates put in and removed battled infections and almost died from depression during his stay at Tufts the end of 2019 This Spring we started to suspect there was another infection in that leg so we took him to Cornell for a second opinion He ended up staying Yes another infection was brewing He was anemic and too thin The good news is they fixed him up He is so active and has been growing like a weed since feeling better We knew he was going to be a big guy and he is out to prove us right In the Fall our Nico had a urinary block We rushed him to Tufts wasting no precious time to get him seen He had the dreaded urinary calculi Surgery and ten days later he was home and feeling much better His sister Flo Jo was so happy to see him and their reunion was so sweet They just stood pressing heads together like all was once again right in the world Around Thanksgiving we were contacted about two young goats that needed to be rehomed The owners had an unaltered male in with two females and presto Suddenly there were five One of the mamas named Heidi and her baby boy Cooper were escaping their pen and they had had enough and were ready to send them back to where she had come from which happened to be a meat farm They had also contacted Lynn at Little Brook and we soon collaborated to get them out of there and safe at Little Brook While picking them up it was discovered that Cooper had suffered come to find out later a punctured eye globe After a couple vet visits and treatment it seems he will not lose the eye itself but the sight is permanently gone from that eye Chatham Animal Haven and Little Brook Farm will be looking for a great non breeding home for these two sweeties Right before Christmas we were contacted about another couple of goats that needed a home The owners were moving to Texas and were not taking them with them A few weeks earlier we had been asked by someone looking for a couple pet goats It seemed it would be a good fit Loki the male is unaltered neutered very soon and Snowflake is pregnant We decided it would be best for Snowflake to be separated from him until she could have her babies She is currently staying at farrier and goat mom Jamie Butler s place Butler s Farrier Service Loki was a different story He went to his new home but 48 hours later on Christmas they changed their minds We were committed to land him in a safe place not being given to someone on Facebook or being sent to a breeder But we had no idea where to put him with such short notice CAH called for help from friends Once again Lynn at Little Brook figured it out Loki is safe at their place for a short while giving us time to get a place set up for him and to get him neutered He is very smelly at the moment but don t tell him that He thinks he smells divine 6 Newsbite Virtual Dog Training by Gordon Fontaine Zen Dog Training offers virtual puppy and adult dog training with private sessions Packages can be Virtual or include both Virtual and Outdoor sessions Boston area Virtual Training sessions Unlimited support with questions via email video analysis for 1 month Access to our Video Solution Center Electronic access to ALL our training comics training plans handouts and homework Being part of the Zen Dog Training pack means clients can email their trainer questions and check in for guidance anytime Also we highly encourage people to send in video so we can observe your training and give feedback We specialize in fear free methods that get results Learn more about Our Team of highly experienced trainers If you are interested in becoming a client please fill out the Contact Us form at www ZenDogTraining net so we can better understand your needs Have fun training So this year has been a tough one with no fundraising events happening And we know most rescues are in the same boat We have had 2 large vet bills for Hoss and Nico Heidi and Cooper needed shots and hoof trims bloodwork deworming and vet care for Cooper s eye Loki needs a hoof trim bloodwork deworming shots and neutering Snowflake needs a hoof trim shots bloodwork deworming and will require care with the babies Any donations would be immensely appreciated to care for these guys Our PayPal address is chathamanimalhaven gmail com or paypal me chathamanimalhaven Our mailing address is PO Box 49 Chatham NY 12037 Please note For the Goaties We thank you in advance for any help you can give Happy New Year Have you lost a beloved pet We offer free ads for anyone looking for ways to get the word out We distribute a paper version of Berkshire Animal World to New York 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Soft Paws PAW FESSIONAL PET CARE SERVING CENTRAL COUNTY Dog Walking Daily and Overnight Pet Sits Pet Taxi Services Other Services as Requested By Charlene Marchand Anyone who knows me REALLY knows me is aware of the fact that they can trigger a dissertation eliciting hours of seemingly endless conversation by bringing up the topic of intestinal parasites It s one of my favorites I love bugs I guess Be that as it may I have found some interesting notes from a recent meeting at the Centers for Disease Control The agenda was transmissible parasitic diseases The outcome goal was to encourage veterinarians to better educate their clients regarding protozoa and parasitic infections primarily the child ascarid coccidia kinds Of specific interest to us as dog breeders and owners as well as shelters and rescues were the recommendations of the parasitologist present at the forum I ll list them here 1 Deworming pups for roundworms and hookworms should begin at 2 weeks of age 2 These wormings should be repeated every two weeks until the puppies are at least 12 weeks of age The panel referenced the fact that the present standard diagnostic procedures might not show up parasites early enough and that routine preventive deworming was preferable Connie Vanacore goes on to state Although not part of that discussion breeders and animal managers need to be particularly attentive to proper worming and sanitary procedures Puppies should be free of parasites before they are sold but it is surprising how many puppies go out with one or more types of worms coccidia or giardia It is a part of a breeder s responsibility in selling healthy puppies to take care of that routinely before any animal leaves the premises I include shelters and rescues At this point I will share with you some views of DVM Christine Wilford an AKC Gazette contributor on this same topic 1 Fecal exams have limitations 2 If a fecal does not reveal worm eggs this does NOT necessarily mean that no worms are present 3 Worms do NOT shed eggs consistently In addition if worms are too immature to propagate no eggs will appear on the slide Whipworms shed only every 90 days 4 Mature dogs usually have intestinal worm larvae that encyst in muscle tissue They can be triggered by a number of physiological stressors i e seasons whelping illness training etc 5 For a definitive negative reading four consecutive negative fecals must be done with the exception of whipworms Usually whip exams ARE negative To quote Dr Wilford A positive is positive but a negative is questionable When in doubt a regular comprehensive deworming program is the best insurance Dogs who play in dog parks can routinely pick up parasitic and protozoa infections Beware Feel free to call us with any questions at 518 828 6044 or visit our website at www cghs org Our Food Bank is open to any from the public in need of pet food or for those wishing to donate food from 11 30 a m to 4 00 p m daily All of our cats and kittens are Furrever Free with all expenses paid Spay neuter clinics for cats are 86 00 male or female including a rabies vaccination and a 5 in 1 feline distemper combination vaccination Nail clipping services are available every Saturday from 10 to 11 a m at the shelter for a donation of 10 for cats and 15 for dogs currently prepaid only Charlene Marchand is the Chairperson of the Columbia Greene Humane Society SPCA Board of Directors She may be contacted at cghsaaron gmail com Offering Salon Services Playcare and Training for THE TRI STATE AREA S PETS SALON 75 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE 2 CERTIFIED PET AESTHETICIANS ON STAFF COMFORT GROOMS A SPECIALTY CAT GROOMING AVAILABLE PLAYCARE STAFFED WITH CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS OPEN 5 DAYS WEEK TO APPROVED DOGS TRAINING 6 WEEK SESSIONS RUN CONTINUOUSLY THROUGH THE YEAR EARLY PUPPY BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED OBEDIENCE AND MORE For more information on our services please see our website www bowmeowregency com Check us out on Facebook Contact us at 413 229 0035 or by email at bowmeowregency yahoo com MARIDAY GEYER 413 446 3336 shakerpaws gmail com www shakerpaws com Bonded Insured Certified Professional Pet Sitter Certified Essential Oil Coach Offering education on Essential Oil safety for people and pets Raindrop Technique 518 929 5870 Deborah zigzagtozen com https oily life zigzagtozen Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Like us on Facebook 650 ROUTE 295 OLD CHATHAM 518 392 6224 WOODHILLVETCLINIC COM Jim Wendling Painting More Experienced professional painters specializing in Interior Exterior Painting Power Washing Deck Staining Refinishing Repair Log Home Staining Small Carpentry Vinyl Aluminum Siding Painting Free Estimates 413 442 3751 Free Basic Dog Grooming with any purchase 7

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Mustelid Business Ferret Training Teaching Your Ferret The Basics Part I Ferrets are inquisitive animals and as pets they have an amazing capacity for learning We share the basics of how to train your ferret to sit shake paws and more Contrary to popular belief Ferrets are actually quite intelligent animals and can in fact be trained to do quite a few tricks and tasks Persistence affection praise and treats are required from your end and in no time you will have your little friend performing all kinds of neat tricks DO YOU HAVE A BITER It is well known that Ferrets do have a nasty habit of nipping people They do this with their own kind as well as humans and it is their way of being playful however it can hurt Punishing with a tap on the nose water spray hitting or throwing him will not teach your ferret an appropriate alternative behavior and will exacerbate fear biting In many ferret owners experiences using these methods very VERY rarely helps to stop nipping rather it makes the situation a lot worse and the ferret bites harder So no matter what people say avoid this at all costs Time out is a gentle form of punishment When nip training its advisable to have a seperate time out cage so not their own cage for sleeping and when you re not at home and not their travel enclosure A time out cage doesn t have to be big 2 feet by 1 foot is fine and all it needs is a water bowl and a small corner litter tray When your ferret nips too hard immediately put them in their time out cage for 3 5 minutes But not any longer and they will forget why the fun stopped Other useful tips for kits and younger ferrets is to make sure they have a nice full tummy before getting them out to handle them Young hungry ferrets get what we humans often call hangry and their play nips are A LOT harder If you have nerves of steel when a ferret nips too hard try not to react at all pretend it didn t happen and do time out Some ferrets think your big no or your squeal is a sign that it s a game and may encourage more nipping Remember punishment tends to escalate behavior in the long term and teaches your ferret that aggression is appropriate For more information on this check out our article on teaching ferrets not to bite CAN YOU TOILET TRAIN YOUR FERRET You certainly can It will take patience and persistence but it can be done Here are a couple of tips 1 As we now know our little friends don t like the smell of Apple Bitter so if your ferret takes a tinkle somewhere other than in his designated spot or litter box spray some on the spot and watch him avoid the area You can always plan ahead if you know where your ferret tends to do his business where he shouldn t Lemon juice also has the same effect if you don t have or can t find Apple Bitter Otherwise when changing their bedding put their old smelly bedding where they were pooping they dont like to toilet where they sleep 2 Always make sure that your ferret has clean bedding his business should be removed daily and the litter box itself completely changed and cleaned once or twice weekly Also make sure that you place one of his droppings into his designated spot or litter 8 Tails to Tell This Side of Purradise by Iris Bass Square Peg Meet Round Peg Sometimes unexpected friendships develop among cats who had never met before coming to a facility for adoption Whenever that happens Berkshire Humane Society Purradise s Pittsfield mother shelter tries to place them together to not break that precious bond Such is the case for Rorschach square image and Mary round one As staffer Jane explained to me by phone on January 19 Rorschach a very large male orange Mary striped cat is very friendly very affectionate BHS had sent him as a stray into foster care for a more homelike setting on his path to adoption Enter Mary a medium size calico striped mix about 14 months younger than Rorschach s three and half years Shy afraid to be touched inclined to hide she was sent to the same foster home to calm her into being more adoption amenable There they became buddies Now back at BHS they are roomies What s more RorRorschach schach has taken upon himself to help timid Mary feel secure by demonstrating that HE feels safe around people and new experiences and it s working With the aid of her feline mentor Mary now accepts human touch hides less frequently and generally looks to Rorschach for example if he approaches someone maybe that person s okay And she trusts him to protect her or maybe communicate in cat talk to not be silly if she still feels scared Clearly this pair needs to remain together At least for now they are not at the point of snuggling but each does like to stay within the other s sight and sleep near each other With time and the right household one where Mary will not have to brace herself against everyday jolts such as too much noise or activity their bond will likely deepen both have ahem seen the vet so no need to worry about kittens resulting from their relationship The beautiful long relationship of this loving couple is only just getting started Can you provide the right setting for them to continue it for a lifetime Foster care is how cats that have had a rough life be it feral or mistreated as a pet can learn within a caring home environment to trust people and accept living indoors perhaps a first vis vis either or both lessons Jane is enthusiastic about volunteer caregivers ability to rehabilitate cats that come to BHS That s a good word Webster s defines it as to restore or bring to a condition of health or useful and constructive activity to which I d add and contentment If you cannot live with a cat over the long term but in the shorter term could temporarily help one or more rediscover the good in themselves and others or supervise a new mom and her kittens another popular fostering task please contact BHS Iris Bass coauthor of the Cat Lover s Daily Companion shares her Lee home with four shelter cats Her articles follow the special human feline bond at Purradise the Berkshire Humane Society Cat Adoption Center located in Great Barrington MA Due to the pandemic Purradise is currently closed for adoptions or boarding For those services please contact Berkshire Humane Society located at 214 Barker Road Pittsfield MA directly at 413 447 7878 to make an appointment no unscheduled walk ins please or check out https berkshirehumane org to view Tootsie or other cats currently available for adoption box This teaches your ferret that this is his place to use the bathroom Important tip avoid clumping cat litter go for recycled newspaper litter 3 If you want your ferret to roam the house litter train them in their cage first Once they reliably use the litter tray in their cage try giving them more free range time outside If they go to the bathroom put them in their cage When they are reliably returning to litter trays in their area you can extend their area again Just keep an eye out for lapses in training If they do a random toilet in the wrong spot restrict their space until they prove to you they know where their bathroom really is 4 Shower your ferret with lots of praise and affection when they do the right thing You might also want to invest in some treats when you see them use their litter box This process may take a week or two Remember persistence is key To be continued

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Timely Adoptables All Around Fudge ADOPTION IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT At this time all cat and small animal adoptions are being conducted by appointment only Please click the link on our Adopt page by species to make an adoption appointment BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY Berkshirehumane org Roman is a 2 year old white male rabbit who is seven pounds Kiera is a cute 11 year old purebred beagle who would make a great family dog She came to Berkshire Humane Society because a family member became allergic to her As a beagle she loves sniffing eating and listening to the sound of her own voice This friendly senior would likely do very well with small children and has lived with dogs in the past Unfortunately Kiera has Cushing s Disease which means she needs to be on expensive medication for the rest of her life but she has not let her illness slow her down one bit If you are interested in meeting Kiera please call the kennel at 413 447 7878 to make an appointment Tigger and Salem are two 13 year old neutered male cats who are very shy especially Tigger Salem is a beautiful fluffy black and white domestic medium hair cat with unique markings on his pouty face Tigger is a grey tuxedo domestic shorthair cat whose fangs stick out giving him the nickname of vampire kitty These two came to Berkshire Humane Society along with 3 other cats due to the failing health of their owner Because of their shy nature they should not go to a home with small children but they do get along with other cats Tigger and Salem qualify for both a senior and buddy discount as these two older gentlemen will be adopted out together If you are interested in meeting Tigger and Salem please call our feline department at 413 447 7878 extension 124 Thank you Berkshire Humane Society 214 Barker Rd Pittsfield MA 01201 Phone 413 447 7878 3 Oakland Ave Menands New York 12204 518 434 8128 Brammy is a three year old white www mohawkhumane org female rabbit who weighs 9 pounds I m a good boy ADOPTION HOURS Closed Monday Tuesday Friday 12 6pm Saturday Sunday 12 5pm P 413 448 9800 875 Crane Avenue in Pittsfield MA Phone 413 448 9800 staff sonsinianimalshelter org Hi I m Oscar I m a goofy little guy I m a good boy but I tend to jump up when I get excited I m looking for an adult only home I will need to be enrolled in training classes with my new family prior to getting adopted I am ready and eager to learn new skills I love to play cuddle and just be by your side I like some other dogs but will not be able to go to a home with cats If you re interested please call the shelter to set up an appointment to meet me Take me home to your castle Hello my name is Cali I ve been told that I m strikingly beautiful I like to believe that I m a queen The shelter volunteers prepare a fresh comfortable throne for me daily I am an independent lady who will ask for your affection and attention on my own time I will rub up on your legs when I would like you to pet me Some of my favorite pastimes are staring out of big windows and getting admired I would prefer to be the only pet as I would like to rule the home If I sound like your kind of girl please call the shelter today to set up an appointment to meet me 9

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Spotlight on BowMeow Regency Taking Care of Dogs With decades of experience Honor Blume would like to welcome you to BowMeow Regency It is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills in the town of Sheffield Massachusetts in Southern Berkshire County Sheffield is nestled between Great Barrington MA and the border of Connecticut This convenient location is minutes away from highways in Connecticut Massachusetts and New York The staff at BowMeow is highly skilled with years of experience in pet behavior animal care and kennel management All team members are PetTech certified and have completed and passed the Professional Pet Grooming Covid 19 Certification Their playcare staff also completed the Pet Boarding Daycare Covid 19 Certificate and passed the test The salon is recognized as an AKC Safety Certified Salon They have some of the first Certified Profession Animal Care Providers in Massachusetts on their team After all the visitors to BowMeow are like family treated with care and safe handling dignity and respect Honor S Blume PTI CPAe CPACP and Proprietor opened the doors to the BowMeow Regency in December 1995 after a long career in the animal industry In addition to boarding BowMeow offers playcare training grooming and spa treatments by a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and Reiki Master An Ozone spa treatment a warm towel wrap and a massage are just what your canine best friend needs Salon and Spa Services are as follows PAWD I CURES Nail trimming and or dremal available BRUSH OUT If your pet s coat allows they will be happy to brush them out between full grooms FULL GROOM Includes brushing clipping scissoring depending on your pet s coat type condition ear cleaning nails trimming bath conditioner and blow dry Their grooming facility uses state of the art equipment and techniques Cat grooming is offered on one Saturday of each month in their private salon suite Salon services are offered 5 days per week Monday Friday with one Saturday a month They have two Internationally Trained and Certified Pet Aestheticians on staff use no tranquilizers and their dryers are top of the line forced air dryers with no heat Their rates are competitive and your pet is always treated with respect and dignity Prices vary depending on your pets breed mix coat skin condition the type of clip being applied frequency of grooming LUXURY SPA THERAPY TREATMENT All of their Luxury lines are suitable for any type of coat and add natural ingredients to give the hair the much needed nutrition it needs SKIN COAT SPA THERAPY TREATMENT Working with your veterinarian they will customize these treatments for your pet s individual needs This involves a minimum commitment of six weeks and may also include multiple visits per week OZONE SPA TREATMENT By combining their therapeutic products with the Ozone Machine you can achieve results that medications alone cannot provide in a shorter period of time The Ozone Machine also helps soothe arthritic joints and post surgical orthopedic joint therapies with a healed incision Meanwhile your hardworking athletic dog might just enjoy a relaxation treatment for those tired muscles WARM TOWEL WRAP Your pet can enjoy a relaxing and conditioning wrap for their skin and coat MASSAGE Massages are offered by their Canine Massage Therapist and may be added onto any of their other services or booked on their own REIKI Reiki sessions are offered by their Reiki Master and may be added on to any of their other services or booked on their own In addition to all the professional services they have a lovely sized room available for rental Due to State order the room rental is temporarily closed until the order has been lifted Please feel free to call or email them to be added to their call list for a rental Their indoor birthday party rental space is a 667 sq ft heated air conditioned space The room has rubber flooring and is double gated to the exterior door If you order a party it includes Canine human games pictures party hats for all canines balloons bubbles take home gift bags for all canines and meatball cupcakes With a whole animal approach to each furry friend that comes to BowMeow Regency everything they do includes enrichment and safety Playcare is a heated air conditioned indoor space with rubber flooring and is double gated to the exterior door Playcare is supervised enriching and safe group play and special needs senior pets geriatric pets and puppies are always welcome Their team has decades of experience working with pets that need a little extra care and handling and their staff members also work with behavioral issue pets Training includes a variety of classes designed to create a special bond between you and your pet They also offer behavior consultations and private lessons Because of covid they are slowly returning to a schedule of training classes or private individual work Pease call them if you are interested to learn about what they can offer at this time while following the covid safety protacols Though classes are set up to manage multiple people and their dogs they believe quality over quantity is most important in training Because of this space is limited in all of their classes Homework will be given to students during the course of your classes If you are looking for a top notch daycare where the focus is truly on your dog s safety state of the art grooming and spa services and training from years of understanding canine behavior give the team at Bowmeow Regency a call They want to talk to you personally and learn about your dog If you are interested in learning about additional education and expectations for the staff please go to the website at www bowmeowregency com 10

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Hello all my present and past pet sitting clients Webbed Sightings of All Critters for Kids During this during this difficult time in all our lives with the pandemic I wanted to reach out to all of you to express my thoughts I hope you are all safe and healthy I hope all your wonderful pets are missing me as I am them For those of you who I don t pet sit anymore and have moved out of the area I still think of you often and treasure the times I had loving and caring for your pet s for so many years It s been 24 years since I started my pet sitting business It seems like yesterday It s been because of you and your pets that has kept me wanting to continue pet sitting all these years later I know I have told many of you my business is heart based I have the best business in the world because of your pets and their kind owners Hopefully in time things will get better I am here whenever you start traveling again or need me for anything For those of you who have moved my very best to you Love Maryann Reliable Pet Sitting starfall com kids nationalgeographic com Reliable Pet Sitting Company PET SITTING kidsknowit com www allaboutbirds org www animaldiversity org www batcon org knowledgekids ca www lpzoo org www pbskids org DOG WALKING www sciencekids co nz Maryann Hyatt Owner INSURED BONDED kids sandiegozoo org 413 329 5127 www storyplace org P O Box 232 Pittsfield MA 01202 www allaboutfrogs org mhyattreliablepetsitting gmail com www discoveryeducation Serving Berkshire County since 1997 com www brainspace com Babybug Magazine www audubon org www rangerrick org www livescience com www zooborns com www education abc net au dinosaurlive com www worldwildlife org http www taizeshepherdkennel com ARKive https www wildscreen org www switchzoo com 12

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BIRD BATHMigration Elizabeth Tullett DVM By Michael Corral It is the perfect day for flying as the sky is blue and there is a light north wind The flight will be non stop there are no meals aboard no flight plan filed no radar or weather reports and the destination is 12 000 kilometers away This is the annual migration of the Bar tailed Godwit a large sandpiper from so Alaska to New Zealand and the ETA is about 8 days give or take a few It is an exceptionally long non stop flight but it is not the exception among North American birds but more the rule In Canada 80 of the birds leave their summer breeding grounds and head south for the winter Actually many animals migrate fish caribou whales but it is the birds we notice Who doesn t appreciate the first Robins on the lawn or the Red winged Blackbirds flying overhead it means that winter is ending and spring begins Two questions need to be asked Why do they do it and how do they find their way The why seems pretty clear North America in the spring and summer is incredibly productive There are flowers blooming insects flying leaves budding seed and fruit for the picking Aside from this there are few predators that await them lots of empty space and the days are bright for sixteen hours or more They arrive on May 15 find a mate make a nest lay eggs that will hatch in two or three weeks feed the chicks for two weeks and your done by the middle or end of June This is the routine for many migrants but actually there are two types North American birds that move north to breed like the Robin or Red wing and those that migrate long distances from the tropics like the warblers vireos hummingbirds and orioles These species are called neo tropical migrants and like the godwit fly long distances to visit us and then return to their tropical homes There has been a lot of research into how birds find their way over long distances and while some studies are on birds during migration the greatest insight into how birds find their way is from a bird that doesn t migrate at all the pigeon More properly call the Rock Dove these birds show a remarkable ability to find their way home which is much like what happens in migration The advantage in studying pigeon homing is that they will fly home every day Take a pigeon 50 miles from the loft in any direction even out to sea and it will make its way back faster than you can When released they immediately pick the home direction when plotted on a map their visual vanishing point is within a few degrees of their home loft Ask any old school sailor how you get home in the open ocean and they will say you need a map and a compass and that is what these pigeons and all migratory birds have The primary compass is the sun its position is predictably rising in the east and setting in the west but the sailor would say that the sun is of no use unless you have a reliable chronometer a clock To illustrate the sun compass take two groups of birds to a place they have never been before one group has been kept in normal conditions while the other is clock shifted This experimental group have been kept in an enclosure with no sun only a light that will go on let s say 3 hours after sunrise true sunrise is at 6am and box rise is a 9am Release the birds one by one and plot their vanishing point the 6am birds will vanish within a few degrees of home but the clocked shifted will vanish 45 degrees from the true home direction Since the sun moves in the sky 15 degrees per hour this misdirection shows a sun compass Interestingly if it is overcast when released all birds will choose the correct direction indicating a secondary compass which is thought to be magnetic so unaffected by time In the next article we will look more closely at the routes and timing of migration and take a glimpse of this mysterious map Michael Corral Master s Thesis was on Red winged Blackbird song He has 289 Dalton Avenue Pittsfield MA 01201 Phone 413 443 4949 Fax 413 443 8500 Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture www allenheights com BREEZY NOOK PET CREMATORIUM LTD Established in 1997 Where your feelings are understood and your presence is always welcome 452 Presbyterian Hill Road Stephentown New York 12168 Georgi Beebe 518 733 9896 contriuted to a number of scientific journals written a text on Ornithology and wrote many articles for Animal Life Publication He taught in the Berkshires since 1980 and retired in 2011 He now teaches in Cambodia 13

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CUB S DEN Hedgehogs Text and photograph by Thom Smith retired aquarium keeper and Natural Science Curator at the Berkshire Museum Pittsfield MA Pet hedgehogs are not for very young kids but through years of keeping them both kids and hedgehogs I found 10 year olds or older who love small animals and don t mind feeding giving fresh water every day and cleaning cages when needed may be rewarded with a happy curious healthy friend and sometimes even playful They are not difficult to care for A single hedgehog and it is best to keep only one in the beginning may not need its cage cleaned more than once a week and if it has clean water and plenty of good food it will be a clean pet even if you can t pet it And one may make a better pet for people with allergies than a dog cat rabbit or Guinea pig Hedgehogs are not aggressive and rarely if ever will bite Most are curious and will spend time exploring And one would make a better family pet without competition from a cat or dog Most zoos that take good care of their animals say they have a hedgehog for about ten years These little mammals sold in pet shops today are originally from Africa and are covered above with spines that are made from the same material as are our fingernails At first glance they look like a baby porcupine with short quills but unlike porky s their quills don t easily fall out Both animals wear the quills for protection and when frightened a hedgehog will roll up in a ball pointing all its quills straight out And believe it or not many hedgehogs have 5 thousand or more They don t shoot them but neither do porcupines Even so it is a good idea to wear lightweight gloves when handling your pet in the beginning Hedgehogs have a pointed nose small black eyes and very short legs And most get used to people quickly if they are not frightened and are treated gently It is especially important to approach one slowly and if it is a new pet and is surprised it will curl up in a ball to protect itself and may even chatter a bit In the wild hedgehogs mostly eat insects snails worms and eggs also roots fruits They get their name after their eating habits They dig for treats like a hog or pig and make a snorting noise as they dig Hedgehogs rarely reach a foot in length and the pigmy doesn t often reach more than half that Hedgehogs prefer to spend time alone And all will be shy when first approached give yours time to trust you and it may just become petable in the right direction Again you must be gentle with a hedgehog if it is to trust you All are champion sleepers spending 18 hours a day snoozing One I named Snooze was content to curl up on my lap and sleep as I worked at my desk and one of its favorite treats was a piece of apple that I would offer it now and then It should be handled at least once day to keep from getting or staying shy And it doesn t mind being left alone when they family goes on vacation if someone checks on it every few days The down side is you might get pricked now and then by a docile hedgehog but one who refuses to be nice after a few weeks may never appreciate being handled I found this to be rare Porcupines squirrels and woodchucks are rodents that eat plants but hedgehogs are different and eat mostly insects snails worms eggs They also like a variety of fruits Wild Hedgehogs live in Europe Africa Asia and New Zealand but you won t find them in woods and fields of America A tame hedgehog that has gotten over being frightened will soon become a curious even playful if not exactly always a petable pet Q and A What s a baby hedgehog called A piglet You can get more information at http hedgehogclub Thom Smith now retired was offered the position of Children s Department Head at The Berkshire Museum in 1960 and began developing live exhibits before the end of the decade He helped design build and opened the museum s aquarium zoo in early 1970 and in 1985 relocated the expanded aquarium and vivarium in 1985 to a larger space For nearly 50 years continued work with animals at the museum eventually earning the title Natural Science Curator 14 HEDGEHOG FUN FACTS 1 Hedgehogs are nocturnal which means that they sleep in the day and only come out at night 2 The Hedge part of their name comes from where they build their nests hedges bushes and shrubs The hog part comes from the small snorting grunting sound they make which is similar to a pig warthog 3 Hedgehogs have the ability to hibernate although not all do which makes them one of only three mammals that hibernate Hibernating means that they hole themselves up and stay in a dormant state for winter 4 Hedgehogs are actually lactose intolerant so milk should never be left out for them water is perfectly fine 5 The hedgehog was not always called a hedgehog Before this they were called Urchins which led to the naming of Sea Urchins 6 Hedgehogs have a really long snout to help them hunt It is even ahead of their mouths as it makes it easier to forage for their staple diet of insects worms caterpillers and berries 7 They hunt primarily using they hearing and smell because their eyesight is not very good although they can see quite well in the dark 8 There are seventeen species of hedgehog in five genera found through parts of Europe Asia and Africa and in New Zealand by introduction There are no hedgehogs native to Australia and no living species native to the Americas the extinct genus Amphechinus was once present in North America 9 Hedgehogs have around 5000 to 7000 spines on their back 10 The hedgehog has a vulnerable stomach which is why it curls up into a spiky ball when predators such as badgers are around 11 If a hedgehog smells or tastes something really strong it will attempt to cover itself in foamy saliva much like a cat cleaning itself This is called self anointing 12 Hedgehogs venture out on their own after only four to seven weeks of nurturing from their mother They usually then spend their entire lives alone with the exception of pairing up to mate with another hedgehog 13 It is extremely rare that you will see multiple hedgehogs together in one place other than when mating but if you do it is called an array 14 Hedgehogs have earned this reputation because of their eating habits Not only do they enjoy berries and fruit but the staple of their diet is made up from pests that are common in our back gardens such as beetles and caterpillars This helps preserve the fruit and vegetables you may have growing in your gardens 15 When hedgehogs are out to forage in the evening they can travel for up to 2 miles that s a long way for little legs Rhonda s Reptiles We Rescue Reptiles in Need Reptile Birthday Parties Events RhondasReptiles com Rhonda Leavitt New Lebanon NY 518 794 0078

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CUB S DEN TheNational WAnimals orld Of Animals From Around the World QATAR ARABIAN ORYX Dog Wags ROMANIA ROMANIAN LYNX Breeds from A to Z The Bhotia The Bhotia is found in the Himalayan foothills from Kashmir to Eastern Nepal Also known as the Himalayan Sheepdog this breed is primarily used as a livestock guardian protecting flocks of yak and sheep from various predators and as a property guard unusually for a livestock guardian They are also used to assist with herding The Bhotia has a life span of 10 to 14 years and is rare beyond its home regions It is mostly still used for herding today as well as being hard working and it is also a good and loyal companion With its loyality with its owners it can be gentle affectionate and an acceptable family pets Being such an independent and strong willed dog it is not easy to train and takes experience patience consistency and an owner with a strong will of their own The Himalayan Sheepdog is a large athletic dog weighing 65 to 85 pounds and standing 24 to 32 inches tall It has a muscled and strongly built body and it is worth noting that dogs bred out in their natural mountain terrain tend to be more stocky and powerful while those in kennels tend to be taller It has a strong neck and shoulders and a deep chest Its front legs are straight and the dew claws are usually removed The tail is medium length bushy and thick and set high and it is usually held curled lightly over its back It is often compared to the Tibetan and Newfoundland Mastiff but is shorter and lighter It has a double coat the under is thick and soft and the outer is weather resistant protecting it from the cold harsh and long Common colors are white black tan and golden It has a mane of longer hair around its neck It has a broad head that is medium to large with a wide forehead and is flat on top The muzzle is wide strong and pointed and the nose is black The ears are set high and are triangular and hang down close to RUSSIA EURASIAN BROWN BEAR the head Its medium sized eyes are deep set and close and almond shaped The Bhotia is very closely related to the slightly larger Tibetan Mastiff There are slightly distinct sub varieties of the breed In 2005 the Bhotia was one of four Indian dog breeds featured on a set of postage stamps released by the India Government to celebrate the country s canine heritage The Bhotia or Himalayan Sheepdog is a very intelligent courageous and fearless dog that makes a lovely companion This dog is not recognized as an AKC breeds The Marketplace For Sale Rabbits For Sale ANGORA RABBITS FOR SALE Grow your own luxury fiber Our bunnies are handled from birth Excellent support before and after sale Visit them at www llamafanatics com Diane Droescher Laurel Ledge Farm 413 275 2230 15

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Mia The Cat Grooming Written by Linda Clayton Animal Communicator SHAKER PAWS PET CARE SERVING CENTRAL COUNTY I am asked to read Mia the cat for any messages she MASSACHUSETTS might have for the family and here is her answer MARIDAY GEYER 413 446 3336 I ask how she is feeling Bonded Insured shakerpaws gmail com By Appointment Certified Professional Pet Sitter She climbs up into my Becky Owner Stylist www shakerpaws com arms like a baby This Renee Stylist 518 477 7748 all occurs on the inner realm She has beauti4162 State Route 20 Schodack NY 12033 ful fur She knows she s ALLEN HEIGHTS VETERINARY HOSPITAL gorgeous She says I 289 Dalton Avenue Pittsfield MA 01201 mean look at me I attach her heart to mine Elizabeth Tullett DVM thru green energetic Animal Support Certified Essential Oil Coach cords she doesn t know Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture Offering Essential Oil Therapy to Animals what this is But I ask Phone 413 443 4949 www allenheights com again how she is feeling Education 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Jack s Galore Matching you with the right rescue Jack A family run Jack Russell Terrier Rescue Annie is a nine year old brown and white female smooth coat Jack Russell shorty Annie weighs a 14 pound armful This delightful girl s dad passed away and her two children ran off but found after we rescued Annie We were asked to help by a family friend so this wellloved WV country girl made her way to MA to find her forever home Find us on Facebook or jacksgalore org Specializing In Your Dog Services Include Day School Obedience Canine Education Day Care Day Train Options Board Train Options Group Obedience Agility Classes All of Your Canine Needs including Leashes Collars Toys Food Dishes Foods Organic Treats Unique Boutique Items and More Gift Certificates Available 200 Main Street Williamstown MA 413 458 6087 www nbk9 com Second Chance Animal Center 1779 VT Route 7A Arlington VT 05250 802 375 2898 https 2ndchanceanimalcenter org Your Neighborhood Pet Supply Store featuring Made in the USA Foods Treats Toys Essentials Gifts Natural and Organic Products Lots of Fun Stuff Monday Friday 10am 5 30 pm Saturday 10 am 4 pm OPEN Sundays 11 am 4 pm Lenox Commons 55 Pittsfield Road Lenox MA 413 637 0800 www chezpet com 19

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