Pet Tales

Cat, dog enjoy lap of luxury

Co-worker Pat Pemberton sent me these photos his daughter Sunny took last week. Pat was a bit concerned that a cat and dog were getting along and even seemed to be enjoying each other’s company.

“Lenny’s the dog — a Maltese mix — and Gooch is the Maine coon. Like I said, I was drinking the last of my coffee while sitting at the computer desk, getting ready to go to work, when Lenny came and sat on my lap. I was getting ready to give him the boot, but then Gooch jumped up and joined him. I couldn’t resist a double dose of pet warmth, so I hung out a little longer. Then I said to Sunny: ‘Get the camera — we gotta capture this!’ ”

The Atascadero Horsemen’s Club will meet Monday at the A Town Diner, 7600 El Camino Real in Atascadero. An optional meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 with horse trainer Eric Wagner and hypnotist Mary Kay Stegner. The general meeting will be at 8. Call 703-3675 or visit

Woods Humane Society, at 875 Oklahoma Ave., in San Luis Obispo, is reducing the adoption fee for all felines to $14 Monday through Feb. 18 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. All felines are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations, and micro chipped. Each adoption includes a free bag of cat food, health exam, cat carrier and any toys or bedding Woods has. Check for feline bachelors and bachelorettes.

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