Meet Mikey, a young Australian shepherd mix. He was brought to the shelter as a stray and was very scared. It took him a few days to even want to come out of the corner, but he’s warming up. He knows all of the basic commands and walks nicely on a leash. If you would like to visit Mikey or any other pet available for adoption at the Humane Society of the Ochocos, call 541-447-7178 or view the animals at www.humanesocietyochocos.com.
Move over, large lap pools. Smaller swimming holes are making a big splash. Sure, the economy is playing a role in making this luxury littler: Smaller pool equals smaller budget. But it's more than that, says Brett Berry, owner of Landscape Renderings, a Missouri business that designs and builds outdoor living environments. “You can create a fantastic sense of intimacy and atmosphere with a small… ... more