Dear Tabby, We have a new puppy who is chewing on everything (including us!). Our vet told us never to give her rawhide chews. Why? I thought rawhides were a good choice for a chewing puppy? Can you set us straight? Teething in Timbergrove Dear Teething, Rawhide chews have been the go-to chewy treat for dogs of all ages for quite some time but recently, pet experts have started to speak out against them and it is very common for vets to warn pet owners about the dangers of this treat. There are several factors that cause rawhides to be potentially dangerous for your pooch: • Choking hazard: Once your dog swallows a tiny, broken piece of rawhide, that portion can get lodged in her throat, putting her in serious danger. • Digestive blockage: Allowing your pooch to … [Read more...] about ‘Raw Deal’ for rawhides?
Paint party for kids 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 Studewood Park – Studewood St. Kick off spring break on the right foot, with this instructional paint party hosted by the Rita Ann Reyes Collection. This event caters to ages 5-12 years old! Each child will complete a painting on a 16 x 20in stretched canvas and be able to take it home afterwards. The price in $25 per little artist. As a bonus they will be serving sno cones and lite snacks. Boss Olympics and crawfish boil 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10 Eureka Heights Brew Co – 941 W. 18th St. Come join the fun with the Bayou City Bosses for their third annual Boss Olympics and Crawfish Boil Fundraiser. The Boss Olympics will have several events designed to test your strength, mobility, and mental acuteness. If you … [Read more...] about Entertainment Calendar – March 10
From backyard garden in our local community to a small business, Amy Williams is keeping the gardening tradition alive in the family with Underhill Urban Farm Co, a non-GMO, organically grown farm and garden that uses heirloom seeds, that are all locally grown. Her father, an organic farmer, taught her the ins and outs of farming, while her mother taught her how to can different items, like pickles, jams, and jellies. Growing up with fruits and veggies in the backyard and on the table was something Williams was used to. So, it was natural that she’d have a garden of her own and use it to teach her children as well. “We kind of grew up like that. It was a natural thing for me to do it, and for the kids to be a part of it,” said Williams. Around a year and a half ago the thought of … [Read more...] about Local garden becomes family business venture
Trying to follow the saga of the proposed Houston-to-Dallas High Speed Rail can seem like a crash course in futility – but that has not sapped concerned citizens of their desire to question the planned project as it currently stands. Monday, March 5, hundreds of landowners, homeowners and concerned residents gathered inside the Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Texas Central held one last meeting for public feedback on their Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed high-speed rail line connecting10 Texas counties. With issues ranging from an alleged lack of ethics from Texas Central representatives when claiming eminent domain down to how the project would merge with local transit options or perceived inconsistencies … [Read more...] about Locals sound off at final high-speed rail meeting
Dear Tabby, My kids are begging for a pet and I just don’t think that we’re quite ready for a dog or cat. We’re interested in guinea pigs, but I hate the idea of buying one from a pet store when there might be guinea pigs who need to be rehomed. Is this even a thing...guinea pig adoption? Getting a Guinea Pig in Garden Oaks Dear Getting A Guinea Pig, Not only do guinea pigs make fun, loving pets but yes, there are very often guinea pigs in animals shelters who are awaiting their fresh start in life! In fact, March is Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea-Pig Month and many shelters in our area have guinea pigs ripe for the picking. Before adopting your guinea pig though, make sure that you’re prepared for the special needs and circumstances that owning a guinea pig might require. For … [Read more...] about Adopting a Guinea Pig: Are Guinea Pigs available at animal shelters?