Topic: Animals

Pets of the Week

Written on March 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Greetings. We’re Davenport and Ottoman. Think of us as canine versions of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. We’ve been a comedy team our whole lives and can’t bear to be apart. It throws our timing off. Our hobbies include watching re-runs of The Jackie Gleason show, practicing our vaudeville act and listening to Frank Sinatra  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on March 1, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Allison Larson is the Animal Shelter’s Volunteer of the Month for February. Allison and her mom, Jeanine, visit the animal shelter every Monday after school and Allison helps with a wide variety of jobs. Allison has helped weigh and medicate kittens, walked dogs, cleaned litter boxes and cat beds, socialized shy animals, done dishes, laundry  Continue Reading

It’s Spay-ghetti Dinner Time Again!

Written on February 27, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This year our annual event lands on Fat Tuesday, and in celebration we will host the Spay-Ghetti & Mardi Paw Dinner on February 28th. Wear your best Mardi Gras beads and we will see All Two Legged family and friends of the APS to enjoy a night of italian cuisine, music and fun in support  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Bon Jour mesdames et messieurs. It is I, Henry (pronounced “Awn-Ray” in French, if you don’t mind.) While I have never been to France, I AM an international man of mystery, and have had many of zee exciting and daring experiences in my previous life across zee ocean on Whidbey Island. As you can see,  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Citizens Stand on Capitol Hill in Olympia

Written on February 16, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

On Monday, February 13, 200 people from the San Juan Islands and greater Salish Sea region attended a rally at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia to show support for the Oil Transportation Safety Bills (House Bill 1611/Senate Bill 5462). A major oil spill would significantly impact Washington State’s maritime economy, which is worth $30  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 13, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

I’m concerned about you. Yes, you. To be frank, you look like you could use some excitement in your life. That, my friend, is where I come in. My name is Molly, and I’m a professional Life Coach and Party Planner. I’d like to help you with your winter doldrums by introducing you to Cuddle  Continue Reading

Swans on Dream Lake

Written on February 11, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Mary Kalbert shares these photos of swans that she got on Friday morning. Click below to see more. Thanks for sharing Mary!

Estate Sale Re-Scheduled

Written on February 11, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has rescheduled the estate sale originally planned for this weekend. The sale will take place next Friday and Saturday, February 17 & 18 from 10:00 to 4:00, at 689 Airport Center Drive in Friday Harbor.   The sale will feature beautiful home furnishings, including furniture and decorative items plus several  Continue Reading

Tracks in the Snow

Written on February 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm, by

Shona Aitken,  the Education Coordinator at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center shares this with you… Some people hate snow. All it means to them is cold temperatures, slippery roads and difficulty getting to and from work. Other people love it. They enjoy the beauty of falling flakes and the soft covering on trees and bushes, or can’t  Continue Reading

Calling All Fairgrounds Horse Barn Memorabilia

Written on February 9, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan County Parks and Fair department is seeking photos and memories regarding the Fairgrounds horse barn. The San Juan County Parks and Fair department received a health and safety grant from the WSDA to deconstruct the existing horse barn and purchase mobile stalls for horse related events at the Fairgrounds. The Fair Board  Continue Reading

Family Nature Club

Written on February 8, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

For February, the Family Nature Club is promoting Nature Walk: Birds Join Shona Aitken from Wolf Hollow and become citizen scientists by participating in a global bird study. Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover and help the birds in your community. Meet at the Westside Lake parking lot, which is located on  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit 2017

Written on February 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm, by

A dynamic opportunity for networking and learning about farming & food systems Orcas Island, February 10 – 12 Join fellow farmers, regional experts, and local food and farm advocates this February 10th through 12th for two-and-a-half days of education, inspiration, and camaraderie at beautiful YMCA Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. The theme for this year’s  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 6, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

My name is Clementine and I’m here to audition for the role of “Your New Best Friend and Part-Time Comedienne”. I’m really hoping you have opposable thumbs, because I do my best work in the sink. I can play the Diva, the Prankster, the Vixen, the Scorned Woman, Cleopatra, Calamity Jane, Madame Butterfly, you name  Continue Reading

Estate Sale Planned

Written on February 6, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Through some very generous donations from local supporters, The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will be hosting an estate sale this Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11 from 10:00 to 4:00, at 689 Airport Center in Friday Harbor (that’s the road where SJ Healthcare Associates, Ravenhill Construction and XYZ Movement Arts are).  The sale will  Continue Reading

Stacked Swans

Written on January 30, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Local wildlife photographer John Miller checks in again with this recent photo of swans at Skagit Flats. Here he is with the details… This is a shot I captured this morning at sunrise on the Skaget flats. I call it “Stacked Swans” Tech info – Nikon D500 w/200mm f2, shot @ f2.8, 1/1000 sec and 100  Continue Reading

Dream Swan

Written on January 21, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Local wildlife photographer extraordinaire John Miller shares another beautiful image. Here’s his description of this swan image… The attached image was taken last week, shortly after sunrise, at Dream Lake. After photographing a gaggle of swans over the past 10 years, I believe this is the most detailed capture I have been lucky enough to  Continue Reading

Islanders for Safe Shipping

Written on January 21, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Over 150 people came to San Juan County Park on MLK day to oppose the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline project. If the pipeline is allowed as proceed as proposed it will increase the tanker shipping in Haro Straits from 5 tankers a month to 34 tankers and three barges per month. This increase in  Continue Reading

Remembering Granny and DoubleStuf

Written on January 20, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

This is shared with you from the Whale Museum… It is with great respect we say goodbye to Granny (J-2). She led her community through many trying times, from captures, industrialization, to the current depletion of their main food source Chinook salmon. Granny was there through the thick of it all and she taught and  Continue Reading

Bits & Spurs Says Thanks!

Written on January 20, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Nancy Ballman shares this news from the local 4-H horse club “Bits & Spurs”… Thanks to a generous donation from Islanders Bank and the helpful assistance of Alexandra Sherlock, Bits & Spurs was able to purchase new 4-H club hoodies which you will be able to see them wearing when they ride at the fair.  Continue Reading

Numbers from Christmas Bird Count

Written on January 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm, by

Here’s a note from Barbara Jensen about the recent Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count… I have finally crunched the numbers for the CBC and even though the weather was not the best, lots of areas were covered and lots of birds seen, here are some of the highlights: 81 people participated, in 32 parties and  Continue Reading

Beachwalkers Wanted For COASST

Written on January 17, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver two free training sessions: one focused on beached birds and one focused on marine debris. The Beached Bird training will be held in Eastsound, WA on Saturday, January 28 and the Marine Debris training will be held in Friday Harbor, WA on Sunday, January 29.  Continue Reading

Rosie the Lamb

Written on January 16, 2017 at 6:01 pm, by

Michelle Loftus from the Animal Inn shares this photo… This lamb was born January 10th. Her name is Rosie. She weighed about 9 pounds. Have any other ranchers beat us for the first of the year? Michelle Loftus Animal Inn