Saturday, January 26, 2013
Will you adopt this friendly cat?
My name is Winter, but I am not the least bit like that season. I am all spring, sweet and happy and loving, the kind of kitty who will sit on your lap and purr and purr. The kind of girl who likes to be scratched, rubbed, and petted in all those good cat spots (ears, chin, neck, etc.). In this very cold end of January, I am a tiger who will bring a lot of warmth into your home. Did I say tiger? Not a real one silly! I am actually a torbie because of my range of colors (orange, brown, grey, cream) mixed with tiger stripes. Did I mention I am young? Maybe 8 months old. Some would say that is an awkward age, stuck between childhood and adulthood. But I would say it is the perfect age. I have all the energy and fun of a kitten, but I am …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A few simple changes could save you hundreds on your heating and energy bills annually. Here are some easy tips.
Winter is here and along with it, the traditional drop in temperatures and rising cost of utilities. If saving money is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then follow National Grid's tips to cut energy costs and increase efficiency in your home in 2013. Tune Up For Efficiency Turn down for savings Insulate Seal air leaks Don't miss important news Subscribe to our daily newsletter. | Like us on Facebook |Blog with us | Follow us on Twitter|
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says the Wednesday morning commute should be affected.
Winter's timeout ends Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for Central Mass., Western Mass. and "Northeast Massachusetts away from the immediate coast." Melrose's forecast is for 1-3 inches of snow during the day on Wednesday, with a high near 36. The January thaw is over. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, approaching 60 some days, were recorded for much of the past week. The snow should slow the Wednesday morning commute, the weather service said.
Friday, January 4, 2013
These common sense rules can help avoid tragedy.
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) offers these tips to make sure your pets are kept safe during extreme winter conditions. Keep your pets warm and indoors. As always cats should stay inside. Since cats left outdoors may stay warm in car wheel wells or under hoods, you should awake any sleeping animals by wrapping on your car hood before starting the engine. Trips outside should remain short during the winter months. While dogs need outdoor exercise, lengthy walks can prove harmful especially when wind chill is a factor. Dogs should remain leashed and supervised when outdoors throughout the year. However in the winter do not bring them near bodies of water even if they appear frozen. Shorthaired dogs…