May 9, 2021

Write Your Own Column: Just a typical day in the life of a bird rehabilitator at Three Rivers Avian Center | Life & Arts

“You have a plan and then the phone rings,” is how Wendy Perrone describes a typical day in the life of a bird rehabilitator. They just never know what a day is going to bring, as injured wildlife do not keep a schedule.

Wendy and her husband, Ron, own and operate Three Rivers Avian Center in southeastern West Virginia. They met at WVU where Ron was a student in forest management and Wendy was a veterinary technician. They both enjoyed working with birds, and in time made the move to southern West Virginia where they established their business — a

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Elon Musk Could Be in Hot Water if He Hypes Dogecoin on SNL

Will Doge have its day on Saturday Night Live?

Billionaire businessman Elon Musk will host this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. There’s a lot of speculation as to whether the Tesla CEO will mention his pet coin: Doge.

Dogecoin is extremely popular right now and has a strong fanbase. It was originally created as a joke to poke fun at people indiscriminately buying anything crypto. Since then, the digital currency has become anything but a joke.

Dogecoin is now the fourth-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization and has soared over 11,000% already this year. In fact, its market cap

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English Channel’s Channel Cat Steals the Man o’War

Johnny V. did it again.

A week after wiring the GI Kentucky Derby aboard Medina Spirit (Protonico), John Velazquez sent Calumet Farm homebred Channel Cat (English Channel) to the front in Saturday’s GI Man O’ War S., and just held on by a nose over favored Gufo (Declaration of War).

Channel Cat, off at 8-1, dueled from the inside through an opening quarter in an eye-catching :22.69 in this 1 3/8-mile affair. He began to shake clear rounding the clubhouse turn and slowed it down some to a testing half mile in :47.53. The 6-year-old turned them in

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Adoptable pets in Lane County

Greenhill Humane Society

Clover and Rowan are month-old baby guinea pigs. These best friends are friendly, social and curious.

They love each other very much and must be adopted together.

They enjoy sitting on laps and having all the attention. They love snacking on fresh fruit and veggies and will “wheek” when they are excited. A staff member said, “These two are the absolute cutest! They are very outgoing and clearly very bonded. Their family will be lucky to watch them grow up and learn their personalities.”  

Clover and Rowan are male guinea pigs with red and white fur and

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More investor protections needed for bitcoin and crypto

The new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that more investor protections are needed in the markets for bitcoin and other crypto assets.

Chairman Gary Gensler said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he sees the attraction to bitcoin for traders but regulation is needed to prevent fraud and other issues.

“It’s a digital, scarce store of value, but highly volatile,” Gensler said, talking about bitcoin specifically. “And there’s investors that want to trade that, and trade that for its volatility, in some cases just because it is lower correlation with other markets. I think that we need

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Pet parents report spending over $10K throughout their fur baby’s lifetime

One in three people believe that their pet will make them a better parent someday, new research indicates.

However, as a recent survey of 2,000 American cat and dog owners recently learned, pet ownership can come with a lot of anxieties and expenses just as child-rearing can. 

For example, the typical pet owner spends $176 on initial supplies and adoption fees to bring their furry friend home, and another $111 per month. 

That adds up to a whopping $13,320 in 10 years, the average lifespan of most dogs and cats. 

Meanwhile, over 45% actively worry that their pet might get

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