Cantaloupe, We’re already married

Good grief, another lame joke that I love! Honestly, every time someone mentions cantaloupes I say, “Cantaloupe, we’re already married.” My son absolutely groans when he hears me, and my husband just rolls his eyes. The reason I mention cantaloupes is our Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair starts today.

Dog day and the dog show will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Bring your canine pal on a leash for a fun dog contest at the fair grounds. You can register on site, and the dog categories are cutest, smallest, largest, best costume and best trick. Watson and I will be there along with CAPS for the fun and festivities.

Last year the competition was stiff and we are looking forward to seeing the wonderful pup pals who come out to seek fame and cookies. After the contest you can enjoy strolling with your buddy around the booths. There aren’t many places where dogs are encouraged to come, so be sure to attend.

CAPS’ event of the season is just around the corner. I’m talking about the Mystery Murder Dinner. As always we are busy planning and preparing for this delightfully exciting event. We would like to invite our community to help us make this a smashing success by donating items for our auction. We would appreciate irresistible goodies that would make our patrons bid, bid and bid.

Our Mystery Theater is always wonderfully acted by members of the community. We have been blessed with talented writers, actors, musicians and emcees. The dinner is of course scrumptious and our helpers gracious. It takes the community to sustain CAPS, and ours has always exceeded our expectations.

Mark your calendar for the Murder Mystery Dinner to be held Oct 8 at the Convention Center. More details will follow in upcoming articles. I probably don’t need to remind you but proceeds from our dinner go directly toward sustaining our no-kill shelter.

I’ll see you at the fair tomorrow. Be there or be square.


Gayle Larnin and her son Anthony Kirk are our Who’s Who this week. We are so grateful for all of the help they have provided around CAPS. These two have done everything including walking dogs, clearing brush, cleaning kennels and helping in the office. A big Paws Up to you! Your support of CAPS and our community is awesome.


Capone is a two-year-old boxer/hound mix, and he is absolutely beautiful. Capone is well behaved, a bit shy but very mellow. He’s looking for a home where he will be loved and appreciated for his sweet personality. Capone loves other dogs and would be an excellent guy to chum around with. Come out and meet him; he’s just waiting for his forever home.


Flower Tree Nursery is again raffling a 15-gallon tree of your choice. The raffle tickets are available at Flower Tree, and they are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets. Be sure to get your tickets soon. The drawing date will be Sept. 6, and the winner doesn’t have to be present to win.

CAPS is always appreciative of dog food donations. As I have mentioned before, we need food that has no artificial coloring. Some examples include Iams, Purina Pro-Plan, Taste of the Wild, and Nature’s Recipe.

CAPS will be at Walmart on Sept. 24 along with Ki at our Kissin’ Booth. Please come by and give our boy a big hug and kiss. We have caps, short-sleeved t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, so please check them out before or after greeting our canine volunteers. You can also pre-order the 2017 Happy Endings Calendar

CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89406. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is Please visit the CAPS website ( and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society).

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Kathleen Williams-Miller, a CAPS volunteer, contributed this week’s column.


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