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Book Review “Checked”


By Cynthia Kadohata, illustrations by Maurizio Zorat,
c.2018, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 404 pages

All Conor MacRae wants to do is  play hockey.

And hang out with his Doberman, Sinbad.

Because Conor’s dad does shiftwork, he’d gotten Sinbad for Conor for protection, and the two are as close as dog and boy could be. Sometimes, Conor feels as though he can mind-meld with his 90-pound sleek black pup, which sounds kind of weird but it makes Conor feel safer. Sinbad goes everywhere possible with Conor and his dad. Hockey might be Conor’s soul, but Sinbad is his heart. Continue reading

Book Review “The Animals Among Us”


“The Animals Among Us”
By John Bradshaw,
c.2017, Basic Books, $28, 367 pages

The sofa is covered with fur.

It’s a constant battle to keep it clean, and you always lose that fight. Same with toys on the floor, kibble found everywhere but the bowl, and you don’t care. You love a dog or cat, which is better than a furless sofa any day and in this book, you’ll learn why. Continue reading

Winona Area Humane Society


WAHScatpicAnimals Can touch our hearts

By Nicole L. Czarnomski
Photography by Kelvin Andow

ESTABLISHED: WAHS has served the Winona area for more than 20 years.
LOCATION: 1112 East Broadway, Winona, Minn.
MISSION: to prevent cruelty to animals, to relieve the suffering of animals and to provide
humane education throughout the Winona area.

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