Blue always knew what to do

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen. I believe it, of course! The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would […]

Herd dog perpetrates fowl assault

Darrie took a likin’ to Hangin’ Tree cow dogs. They are slick, short-haired and promoted for their endurance and stamina. They have that hound dog look and come in various colors. Darrie bought her pup out of Missouri and brought her to Arizona. It was female so she named her Billie. Billie soon adapted to […]

Maltese dog returns safely to family

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Thomas Garcia The sound of laughter and barking could be heard over the phone as Monica Benson described Ceaser’s homecoming. Benson said Ceaser’s return on Saturday was one of joy and anticipation. “The kids met him at the front porch,” Benson said. “Ceaser saw the kids and ran over and began to lick them.” Ceaser […]

Michigan family reunites with dog after yearlong separation

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Thomas Garcia Welcome posters and open arms are what await “Ceasar,” a Maltese dog who will be reunited with his owners in Michigan more than a year after he disappeared following a vehicle accident on Interstate 40 that resulted in the death of two family members. Ceasar left Tucumcari on Tuesday morning en route to […]

Outwitting new dog tricky task

I entered the lockup through the sallyport doors and got a report from the warden of the day. “All present and accounted for, sir,” said my relieved wife, wiping a cold sweat from her brow. We’d been through several weeks of pure hell trying to keep our youngest dog Ranger on the property. It was […]

Community briefs — July 4

Police need help finding dog State police are asking for help to find a missing search and rescue dog. The missing dog is a large black labrador retriever named Chance. Chance weighs 75 pounds, has a long tale and floppy ears, is seven years old and is very laid back and friendly. Call state police […]

Officials investigate treatment of dog

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun City officials are investigating an alleged violation of Tucumcari’s animal control policy concerning the euthanizing of a dog. Quay County resident Betty Pettigrew said she contacted Tucumcari Animal Control officer Mike Martinez Nov. 29 with the intention of adopting a dog which she said been placed in […]

Dog’s bird obsession fascinating

Karl Terry It’s hard to believe the energy the slumbering black dog at my feet is capable of expending. We adopted Ranger about eight months ago because his previous owner said he had a fixation toward cats and her sister’s cats were being terrorized. I’m not sure about a cat fixation but I know he […]

Senior menus — June 9

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Chili dog, baked potato wedges, mixed vegetables with margarine, orange Friday Meatballs, wild rice, carrots and peppers, breadstick, fruit yogurt. Monday Philly steak sandwich, french fries,broccoli, cantaloupe. Tuesday Chicken breast, egg noodles with alfredo sauce, carrots with margarine, wheat […]

Dog nicknames reflect their habits

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Sometimes a given name just doesn’t suffice for a dog. A nickname sometimes works better. The new dog at the Terry household, Ranger, earned one early on in his residence for his tendency to find out of the way, even hiding places to sleep. We found him behind the couch […]