Make your life easier - get your cats to love their carrier
Using a carrier is the safest way to transport an animal from your home to another location. I would particularly discourage anyone from transporting a cat that is not secured in a carrier. No matter how well behaved your cat is, if you are in an accident your cat will be terrified and will do everything they can to get away.
Unfortunately, most cats only see their carrier moments before they are forced into them to be taken on a car ride, usually to the veterinarian, groomer or boarding kennel. Often the end result is a cat that runs and hides the minute they are aware of the presence of the carrier. Finding and extracting a cat from a hiding place without getting scratched or bitten can be a prolonged and stressful process, one that is terrifying for your cat and frustrating for you. Wouldn’t your cat be happier and your life significantly easier if your cat enjoyed their carrier and perhaps even walked right in? Getting there is not as complicated as you might think.
Helping them help
Kids are helpful, but they don’t typically help with anything. They want to – they’re just bad at it. Really bad at it. But they were also bad at walking at one point, and that got better (or worse, depending on how many head injuries you have to field annually).
Helping the kids help can be daunting. Because as adults, we are so much better at things than they are. So it’s faster and in some cases safer to do it yourself. But it isn’t helpful. It isn’t helpful to you, it isn’t helpful to them and it isn’t helpful to society as a whole.
Scholarships available for Maine students
ELLSWORTH and PORTLAND—The Maine Community Foundation offers nearly 520 scholarships that support students pursuing music, journalism, teaching, horticulture, technology, the arts and many other fields. They are available for students who attend secondary, post-secondary and graduate schools, as well as non-traditional programs.
A complete listing of scholarships available for the upcoming school year is now online at the Maine Community Foundation website, www.mainecf.org.
Good Shepherd Food Bank to honor Bill Williamson of Bank of America at annual Humanitarian Award event
Celebratory dinner will be held at the Food Bank in Auburn on April 9
AUBURN – Bill Williamson, Maine market president for Bank of America, will be honored with the JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award at a dinner at Good Shepherd Food Bank on April 9.
Patricia Collins of Caribou honored for substantive contributions to improving higher education opportunities
BANGOR -- The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) presented Patricia Collins of Caribou with the David C. Knapp Award for Trusteeship at its 13th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Award ceremony held in Boston on Friday, March 13, 2015. The former chairwoman of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, Collins was recognized for her substantive contributions to improving higher education opportunities in Maine and New England.
Collins served on the UMS board from 1987 to 1997 and in 1991 was selected as the second woman ever to serve as board chair. The University System embarked on some of its most ambitious and far-reaching initiatives under her leadership, including the launch of Maine’s first technology-based distance education programs. Many policies and programs begun during her tenure continue to the present day. Her son, Sam Collins, is the current chair of the UMS Board of Trustees.
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