Topic: Animals

Forty-Three Pounder

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Court Bell checks in to let us know the fish are still out there. Here’s Cal Ryan showing off the 43 pound King Salmon he and Court caught on Monday. They were fishing out of Snug Harbor in Open Bay. The season is open through September 30th. Thanks for sharing the photo, you two!

Pet of the Week

Written on September 18, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Hello fellow felines of San Juan Island. I am Rupert and I’m looking for a new home. But first, some advice: Believe me when I say, I have seen some of the finest cat minds of my generation destroyed by that fickle mistress known as the “Red Dot”. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on September 4, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Look, why is it so hard for you to understand – sometimes I want to go out. Sometimes I want to be let back in. Then out again. Then back in. Sometimes I may just want to be half-in and half-out while someone holds the door open for me while I try to decide. It’s  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on August 28, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The thug life. All day – every day, that’s our jam. We used to be adorable, fluffy puppies, but life on the inside has a way of hardening a dog, and now we’re a bonafide pack of savage chihuahua mixes.   I’m Coco Puff, the leader of this pack. That’s Dakota and Petie, my home boys,  Continue Reading

Gaia the Octopus

Written on August 23, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Researcher Dominic Sivitilli from the University of Washington, has been studying a rare Giant Pacific Octopus that he found in the waters just off San Juan County Park on July 2nd. Her name is Gaia, and Dominic transported her to Friday Harbor Labs to study for the last month and a half. With degrees in  Continue Reading

The Closer-Raven Skyriver

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Contemporary glass artist, Raven Skyriver will wrap up the end of the First Nation exhibition at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art on Monday, Sept. 4. Raven’s glass creations are included in EMERGENCE Legendary & Emerging First Nation Artists at SJIMA. His gallery talk at 4 p.m. on Labor Day will be the grand  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on August 21, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Ladies and Gentlemen, look no further. What you see here is pure kitten purr-fection, if I do say so myself. I am Peppermint Pat, and for a little guy, I’m kind of a BIG deal. I’m one and half pounds of cuddly, bouncy, purring, bird-on-a-string-chasing LOVE! And get this – I am available for adoption!  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Year

Written on August 15, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

During their recent, “Wags to Riches” event, The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor announced Jan Gray is the animal shelter’s “Volunteer of the Year”. Jan has been a volunteer for the animal shelter for over two years. She has donated countless hours of her time walking dogs, doing administrative tasks, working in the Treasure  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on August 14, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Zippy here, reporting from the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor. I’m wondering if anyone out there can help me answer a question – one that I am continually aksed. “Who’s a good dog”? I must admit, I am asked this question all the time and although I’m inclined to think that I AM A  Continue Reading

Bees Love Blue and Violet! Visit Master Gardeners at the Fair.

Written on August 9, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

Learn about bees at the Master Gardeners booth at the San Juan County Fair August 16 – 19… Did you know that native bees and honey bees love blue and violet flowers? Why? Plants may have evolved blue and violet flowers to be attractive to their most efficient pollinators. A bee’s eye perceives blue, violet, and  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on August 7, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

What do you mean, your husband won’t let you have a cat? Did I miss something here? Is it 1954 all over again? Are women supposed to be happy with a new ironing board once in a while and an occasional trip to Connie’s Cut-n-Curl? I think not! Ladies, this is YOUR time! You are  Continue Reading

FHL Tide Bites

Written on August 3, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

What Happens to San Juan Sea Urchins in the Absence of Predatory Sea Stars? – Investigating the Relationships Between Baby Green Urchins, Coralline Algae, and Crabs by Dara Yiu Dara is an undergraduate in UW’s School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. She first joined Friday Harbor Laboratories as a ZooBot student in Spring 2016, and  Continue Reading

Workshop and FUNraiser for the Center for Whale Research

Written on July 31, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

Center for Whale Research Workshop and Raise A Glass For Research FUNraiser ~ A Whale of a Success The Center For Whale Research held it’s first workshop and auction on July 21st with a focus on Research-Action-Recovery of the local Southern Resident killer whales. The Celebrating Science Workshop filled every seat at Brickworks with 150  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 31, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Personal Ad: I saw you recently at Wags to Riches. I was all in white with a few tasteful tan spots and you were dressed in pic-nic attire. You looked into my eyes, scratched my ears and told me you thought I was exceptionally handsome. I thought for sure we’d be leaving together. Where did  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 24, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Trevor here. You know, the great Nora Desmond once said, “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” I can identify! I’ve been here at the animal shelter for quite a while now, and so far, nobody has noticed me. I am ready for my close-up! Take a good look, because you don’t see  Continue Reading

Springer Has a New Calf!

Written on July 18, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Here’s the latest from the Whale Museum… On June 5th, CetaceaLab spotted Springer (A73) with her second calf off of British Columbia’s north central coast. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) later confirmed the new addition. Springer’s first calf, Spirit was born in 2013. This summer marks the 15th year since Springer was  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 17, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Oscar Wilde once said, “In matters of grave importance, Style, not sincerity is the vital thing.”  My name is Andrew and I like to think I offer both style and sincerity. I’m only about 8 months old, but everyone here at the animal shelter says I’m an “old soul”. I don’t really know what that  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 10, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Hello, Dahlinks. I am Indigo. Just because I am a Russian Blue cat does not necessarily mean I am a spy. However, I’ll admit, I do enjoy listening in on you, especially when I hear the sound of a can opening. That always gets my attention. And, to be honest, I also like watching you.  Continue Reading

Treasure Hounds

Written on July 7, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Looking for just the right furnishings for your home at a reasonable price?  The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites you to visit “Treasure Hounds”, a retail/resale store offering quality, pre-owned furniture, fine art, and home decor.   We also have some beautiful china, glassware, antiques and collectibles.  The store is located at 689  Continue Reading

Raise a Glass for Research

Written on July 5, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The Center for Whale Research is hosting an all day workshop followed by an evening event at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor on July 21st. The workshop will highlight the research that has been conducted by the Center for Whale Research over the last 42 years, and how this research can be translated into conservation  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 3, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Hi! My name is Bobby. Yes, I actually do know where your blanket went. And… I believe you know where the dog treats are kept. Maybe we can make a deal? I’m just a pup, but I’ve already learned a lot in six short months. Do you know that if you say “Jesus” backwards it  Continue Reading

Orca Protectors

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

In this year’s Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, 16 organizations — each dedicated to the protection of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale — will be marching together showing their shared support of the orcas. Our region’s resident orcas —  Continue Reading