Letters to the Editor

Letters from Aug. 15, 2007

Thank you: OHS grad night volunteers

The Olympic High School senior parents would like to thank the many businesses and voulunteers who supported 2006 Senior Grad Night:

The Suquamish Tribe, Wal-Mart, Silver City Restaurant and Brewery, Baskets Unique, Dr. Robert Caulkins, Dr. Frederick H. Dore Jr., Simans Chiropractic, Spiros Pizza and Pasta, Badda Boom Badda Bing, Yacht Club Broiler, Janet Presley/pampered chef, Hollywood Video, Boston Pizza, A Company of Friends, Amy’s Decadent Chocolates, All Star Lanes, Six Star, Les Schwab Tires, Olympic Cinemas, Costco, Claim Jumper Restaurant, Geico & Kreiger Family, Westsound Bank, Napa Auto, Hudson’s Photography, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Kitsap Credit Union, International Coffee House, Nuts about HiFi, Kitsap Transit, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Olympic High Booster Club, Westbay Auto, The Soccer Pitch, The Soil Factory, Bremerton Health & Tennis, The Toad House, Larry & Donna Bankus, The Ginty’s (golf bags), The Clover Leaf, Benik Corporation, Naumann & Johnson Orthodontics, LaLa Land Chocolates, Carters Nursery, Overland Meats, Scrapbook Zone, Family Pancake House, Regal Entertainment Group, Clear Water Steak House, Pacific NW Costume, Skateland, Desert Sun, The Hampton Inn, Dynamic Video Creation, Brownsville Deli, Old Town Bistro, Jill Rainer, Arc Bingo, Azteca, McCormick Woods, Horseshoe Lake Golf Club, Argosy Cruise Seattle, Vertical World, The Boat Shed, Dream Dinners of Poulsbo, Outback Steakhouse, Starbucks, Journey Lines Charter Bus, Silverdale Rotary Club, Crossroads Church, The Shaw’s & Church of the Nazarene, Pacific NW Screen, J&J Embroidery Albertsons, Class of 2008 senior parents, chaperones Greg and Melinda Webel, Greg and Karla Featherstone, Mark and Margie Kluth, Jim and Barbaro Turner, Erick and Jennie Kendl, Leslie Waymire, Ray Tuttle, Jan Mueller, Sabrina Ginty, Debbie Burton; Volunteers Donna Parsons, Emily Rabon, Kim Johnson, Barb Carter, Wanda Ginty, Margaret Loveless, Mr. and Mrs. Albee; plus all others not mentioned.

DONNA SMITH

OHS Senior Parent Chair ’06

Pet safety: Warm weather can kill

During warm weather, don’t leave your pets in parked cars, even with the windows cracked. A parked car can reach 120 degrees or more in a matter of minutes. With only hot air to breathe, your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke.

When it’s hot, leave your pet at home. Open windows, shaded parking areas and air conditioned cars with motors off won’t save your pet’s life.

In addition, be sure you know these signs of heat stress: heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid pulse rate, dizziness, vomiting, a purple tongue or choking. Immediate first aid consists of getting your pet into the shade and cooling him with ice packs or cold towels. Then quickly take him to a veterinarian.

If you see such an incident, call 911 immediately. Time is crucial. If the car is parked in front of a store, ask to have the owner paged. And try to get the dog out of the car, if possible.

If your pets stay at home, give them a good supply of fresh water and make sure there is shade from the sun. Your animal companions ask only for responsible care and give unconditional love.

BJ ALCORN

PAWS of Bremerton

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