In Birdland, we have been through a couple of seasons this week. Winter returned on Tuesday and Thursday. But now it is spring again, and I’m ready to begin.
During the coronavirus pandemic, our pets can receive care, but it will be a different experience. The two ways Illinois veterinary clinics can offer care are through curbside service, and telemedicine consults.
Quarantine pro tip: Use your time at 青鹏棋牌 to tackle household projects you’ve been putting off.
The dog days of August are still a few months away, but days for dogs have arrived in late March and early April as 青鹏棋牌bound pet owners head outside with leash in hand to get some exercise.
A sudden snowstorm interrupted our apparent spring, and now, one day later, Birdland is sunny and crisp. Scattered remnants of yesterday’s sloppy snow lie in the yard, but I expect it will all melt by afternoon. The two little serama chicks in the basement brooder are growing bigger, tiny th…
And experts advise weighing some potential pros and cons before deciding if this is the best time for your family to bring 青鹏棋牌 a new pet.
Today, Birdland is blusterous but warmish, for March, anyway. The sun shines brightly, but the wind blows away any warmth before it can really soak in. Still, it’s hard to believe it’s only been two weeks since we drove up to the edge of a frozen Great Lake. Michael skied while I sat in a yu…
The All-Breed Cat Show set for Saturday and Sunday at Radisson Hotel in Urbana will showcase around 30 different breeds and some of the country's top cats, including Maine coons, Bengals, Ragdolls, Cornish Rexes and exotics.
In Birdland, the sky is heavy, and we wait. The leaves on the ground expect me to finish raking them up to put into the coop, but we are in a cycle of a little bit of snow every few days that melts and dampens the leaves. By the time the wind dries the ground, I’m hoping for the sun to warm …
It’s six degrees outside, and the freezing rain we got a few days ago has melted into a giant delta in the back forty, now frozen over. It’s too cold to walk out over the fields today and see if the ice is solid, but we might take our skates out tomorrow, when it’s supposed to warm up to 28!
In the spirit of the day, I thought you might be interested in this profile of an animal from my UI environmental writing course, written by Grace Finnell-Gudwien, a student majoring in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability. Enjoy.
In the first week that recreational use became legal in Illinois, the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital saw two cases of likely marijuana intoxication in pets.
'I felt very attached to him very quickly,' said Tori Worthen, who adopted him on New Year's Eve after having helped treat him at the UI's Small Animal Clinic earlier in the month. 'I just wanted to see him have a great life.'
Newly unsealed Iroquois County Circuit Court records show that a Class 4 felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty was filed against Corinne N. DiLorenzo, 38 of Will County, founder of the now-dissolved nonprofit Earth Advocates, also known as the Earth Animal Sanctuary.
I stepped out of the grocery store into the night. The wind was just gently kissed by tiny snowflakes sparkling under fluorescent lights. The promised “winter storm” that Siri kept announcing had arrived.
Among the bevy of new Illinois laws that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 青鹏棋牌, is one requiring owners of cats to get them vaccinated for rabies.
It must seem that we spent weeks in Indianapolis, but it was only two action-packed days. On Sunday, we woke at our Union Station hotel and took a short, sunny walk down to Café Patachou for brunch. On the way we passed the Indiana Theater, an ornately detailed building with a grand facade o…
Dr. Danielle Marturello, a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, brought the innovative I-Loc system for fracture repair with her when she recently joined the UI College of Veterinary Medicine faculty.
Because the resident has given up ownership, officials won’t have to wait until the end of the court case to send them to a shelter, rescue or foster 青鹏棋牌, said Stephanie Joos, director of Champaign County Animal Control.
We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for a little trip. Last week, Michael said, “Mary, we don’t have time to take a vacation.” But my logic won my husband over: “We get an extra hour back for daylight-saving time.” Besides, Indianapolis is only a short jaunt, and we were headed for the zo…
Champaign County Animal Control Director Stephanie Joos said staff entered the 青鹏棋牌 in the 1300 block of West Springfield Avenue on Oct. 22 after getting a tip and 'it was deemed necessary to impound all dogs on the property,' including 69 adult dogs and 15 puppies.
A GoFundMe campaign to cover care for the puppy pulled out of Champaign's Kaufman Lake on Saturday surpassed its $5,000 goal in less than three days. The dog's rescuer, Bryant Fritz, said there will likely be additional medical care that those funds can help with.