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Page 10 Wednesday, June 27, 2012 The Adams County Record ic Scores BY DEB WILSON Kelly Swingruber of er participant, brought Council launched her her paint mare Kyaha for debut horse clinic Friday help in overcoming herd- and Saturday at the Adams County rodeo grounds. She worked with several riders and their horses in individual and group sessions, improving boundness and improved responsiveness. "She's softer and more respect- ful now" Amy reported, as she cantered Kyaha around the arena. Amy Shumway, anoth- first Council Horse Play Day last fall, encouraged lots of ground work and a loose rein in Western horse riding. "Western horses need to be able to look down to get over logs and rocks, qhey need their heads a little freer to keep their balance. They the riders' leadership and the horses' responsiveness, respect and suppleness. "Ready to ride him?" Kelly asked Gloria Pippin, as Gloria mounted Smokey, a well built grulla quarter horse, Saturday. Gloria, who used to do a lot of endurance riding, said she felt immensely better after Friday's ses- sion: She lost her favor- ite horse last spring from navicular disease. Smokey, a gift from her husband Jim, had been gelded late in life, and challenged her with disrespect and inat- tention. 'Tin the leader now" said Gloria, as Kelly encouraged her to stay firm and quiet through Smokey's resistance. Kelly, who put on the have to respond without tightness on the mouth:' Riding and training since childhood, Kelly runs horse 4H, and works hard to encourage more horse activities for chil- dren and adults. The Adams County rodeo grounds remain available for horse activities and community events. Kelly Swinigruber coaches Gloria Pippin and her horse, Smokey. BY MISSY GREEN What a great group of kids we have at our story hour! We had a record number of kids this week and it was FUN! Our theme this week was '7~ Book about You:' The books read were, "I Like Me, My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks," along with a few others. Our project was starting "Me Books:' As you can see we have some awesome portraits decorated by the kids. We will be following up with this next week with a collage page with things the kids LOVE. Hopefully you all will get a chance to see these entered in our Adams County Fair! In the weeks to come we will be doing a Nature theme, a Color theme, and we will have Debbie Cahill come and read some of our favorite books in Spanish, what a special treat. Come and join us, we have some fun things in store! Tips for calming stressed pets this Independence Day Fireworks can be a won- cler to behold for humans. Pets, however, may not be so enamored with the booms, crashes and bumps in the night. Dogs, cats, even small rodents often become crea- tures of habit. They like knowing they are secure and what's to come next. Surprises and extraordinary events can put pets on edge. Loud noises often spook pets. Everything from noisy trflcks to thunderstorms to low-flying airplanes may scare a pet, possibly leading to unpredictable behavior. Summer can induce anxi- ety in pets, especially when people celebrate with fire- works and boisterous par- ties. Many cats and dogs will try to hide when they hear fireworks 'or other loud noises. Pet parents can play off of this behavior and create safe sanctuaries to which their pets can retreat to ride out the "rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air: The following are a few tips to reduce pet anx- iety when night falls and fireworks start going off. :" Set up a comforting den. If your dog or cat sleeps in a crate, cage or a spe- cial nook in the house, use this area to establish a safe haven. Put com- fortable pillows or mats on the floor and envelop the cage or spot with blankets. These items will help mask the sights and sounds of outdoors. Put in familiar toys or even one of your shirts to establish familiar and comforting scents. :. Keep the windows closed and the drapes drawn. Minimize what cats and dogs can see or hear. If they don't know what is occurring outside, they likely won't be frightened. However, many pets have very good hearing, so some of the louder fireworks might still be audible." o:* Put on soothing music. Throw on a show or songs that have steady, repetitive beats. This, too, will help mask the unpredictable sounds of fireworks. .*" Walk the pet in early eve- ning. Make sure you walk your dog prior to sun- set to reduce the likeli- hood of getting caught outdoors with fireworks being set off. If pets are allowed to roam in the yard, bring them inside before the sun sets. :" Don't punish the pet. Stressed pets may soft indoors, cower, fail to respond to commands, or engage in destructive behavior. It is important not to admonish the pet simply because he or she is scared. Doing so may only make the situation worse. ". Don't comfort the pet, either. It may be tempt- ing to sit and cuddle a dog or cat and reassure him that everything will be alright. "[his fawning over the pet may only help to reinforce negative behavior and the pet's inability to overcome the fears himself. ". Talk to the vet. If fears are paralyzing your pet, talk to the veterinarian to see if behavior therapy or short-term medication use may help assuage fears. Some vets pre- scribe a mild tranquilizer to help pets get through specific fireworks dis- plays. Because fear can cause skittishness, many pets end up running away from home during summer fire- works displays. It is impera- tive to keep identification on your pets at all times so they can be returned promptly ff found. Special business ser ices a aiiable a/The Adams Ceun/ Record B&W. Copies $.15 each Send and receive faxes $1.00 per page Design Services Low Volume Scanning Assist with e-mail File uploads and downloads Call f r de/ails and The flagrance and beauty of the flower gifts and the many anniversary and birthday cards gracing Albert and Marie DeKnikker's living room are sweet reminders of their 60th anniversary and 80th birthday celebration held on June 16th at Cambridge, ID. The country and western tunes of the Midvale Sage Creek band members, Wendell and Karen Ader, Milford Potter and Vern Sanpp, linger in memory as does the ceremony performed by Tea Party Member and friend, Mary Lundin as Marie and Albert renewed their wedding vows for a fifth time! Other Tea Party members and friends, Steve and Linda Cooper and Larry Lundln made up the rest of the ceremonial party. Other friends helping the couple celebrate this momentous occasion were: Cambridge residents, Larry and Judy Frank, Ricky Mecham, Gene Elliott, Cliff Crossley, Betty Shelley and Kaye York. Payette resident Katherine Harris and from Weiser, John Sigfrit, Steve and Linda Cooper. From Midvale, Larry and Mary Lundin. From Garden City, ID, Kelli Valentine. From Ontario, OR, Teresa Peterson, and from Kodiak, Alaska, Melissa, Pete and Kellan Longgood, Beautiful and delicious cakes made by Margaret Fosberg were enjoyed after a bountiful potluck. The celebrating couple cherish the memories for years to come.