Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A Christmas Eve accident raised the holiday traffic death total to 13, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A two-car collision in the Smyrna area on Christmas Eve took the life of a Marietta woman and sent four other people to the hospital with minor injuries. Cobb Police said Luca Kostic, 46, was dead on the scene after the car in which she was riding was struck by another car on Smyrna Powder Springs Road. Police said poor weather conditions, including very dense fog, contributed to the accident. Visit Smyrna-Vinings Patch for more on this story. A total of 13 people have died in holiday traffic accidents since Friday, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The holiday travel period ends at midnight Tuesday.
Friday, December 2, 2011
It starts Thanksgiving weekend; the Christmas tree is put up, the house is decorated and the greens are hung. My Shih Tzu Shelby, 10, realizes it's time for holiday travel. If she can travel with me, all is well. If not, things won't be jolly.
I've had Shelby since she was eight weeks old. I socialized her with other domestic pets. She loves cats and rabbits. Dogs, not so much. She's very selective about dog friends. That could be why Shelby detests boarding. I'd take her to tour the best-rated kennels. During the walk through, Shelby would give the scene a disinterested look-over before pulling us toward the exit as though her fur was on fire. If I boarded her at a kennel, she reportedly sat staring out the kennel run door-constantly. At 'dog recess' she was annoyed by the attention of other dogs. She sat staring out of the fence like a federal prisoner contemplating escape. She liked the staff, but would react jealously if other dogs came near the staff. She snapped at a …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Helpful pet travel hints from The Humane Society of the United States.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is reminding people that as we celebrate Thanksgiving and delight in the hustle and bustle of whether to travel or to stay home, what to cook, and who to sit next to at the table, we can’t forget to make equally important plans for our canine and feline friends. Festive food and beverages, along with the commotion of large gatherings may pose hazards for our furry family members. “Thanksgiving is a special time of year for many families, but it can also be hectic, so it’s important for people to plan for their pets,” said Adam Goldfarb, director of pet care issues for HSUS. “Whether your family is traveling or staying home, you can keep your pet safe and happy by thinking about their well-…