Readers’ corner 6/9/07 |

Readers’ corner 6/9/07

Generous readers of The Union: Thank you so much for helping Hospitality House and the Nevada County Animal Shelter! My desk looked like a yard sale as tents, sleeping bags, lanterns and camping items began piling up. Next to that was at least six cases of cat food for the shelter. I didn’t get to speak to everyone, but thank you for helping make Nevada County a better place. Also thanks to my delivery people, Susan Wallace for the shelter and Janice O’Brien for Hospitality house. It takes a village.

Lion King saves the day: Manny Avila came in to tell me the story of this cat he and his son, Jesse, adopted from AnimalSave. The tabby was a tough adoption because he had feline HIV and leukemia. But Manny, who has had some tough times himself, and Jesse, 11, wanted to give the cat a second chance at life. “He was skinny when we got him, but not anymore,” Manny said. Jesse and Lion King quickly bonded, and one of Lion King’s favorite activities was to watch Jesse eat, carefully inspecting the food, but not touching it. However, one day Manny peeled an orange and gave it to Jesse and Lion King jumped up and knocked it out of Jesse’s hand. When Manny picked the orange up off the carpet, there was a staple stuck to it. The staple had probably been on the kitchen counter, sticking to the orange. Manny believes that Lion King wanted to return the favor of having his life saved. Jesse thinks he may want to become a vet.

Scam alert: A woman called who lives off Lime Kiln Road. She said a man drove a white truck onto her property and said he was there “to check the property for fire.” He wasn’t wearing any uniform and this concerned the woman. He asked if she would “walk the property” with him and she refused, asking him to leave. She just got a bad feeling about the man, and I think it’s good to follow your instincts in situations like this.

Trail Obstacle Clinic for horses: Hurry, this is going on today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Jan Kopecky, at the Horsemens arena on Brunswick Road and Bubble Wells. Mary Lou Gilbert told me that for intermediate to advanced riders, the clinic will teach you all you need to know when “hitting the trail” with your horse. $35 members, $40 non. Call 432-3438 for info.

Remley releasing its CD: Have you heard the band Remley? Mr. Readers’ Corner and I met lead singer Bud Beebe years ago while volunteering at Miners Foundry. (Bud works there.) They are an energetic group with a great sound. This CD has been in the works for a year now, and it will be released next Friday, June 15, at Cooper’s at 235 Commerical St., Nevada City. Expect them to start playing around 9 p.m.


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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