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Posted November 03, 2021in People & Pets

Childhood dream pet

A horse, a donkey and a cat As children often do, Brenda Kaiser once dreamed of having a horse as a pet. When her parents said they had a surprise [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in People & Pets

Hekla the Icelandic horse

Owner Shae Cleveland says her horse is her best friend. As Shae Cleveland leads Hekla from the stable to outside, she admits that her horse is probably bored. Hekla can [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in People & Pets

Hairless, quirky cat

Sai doesn’t look like a typical cat. There is no tiger stripe, tuxedo or calico cat look, nor does he have soft fur. Instead, his huge triangle-shaped ears sit atop [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in People & Pets

Derecho adoption

When Jamie Angove lost her dog, Punkers, to bladder cancer in May, she’d been searching for another furry friend. A rescue dog was her only option, so when one appeared [...]

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Posted June 05, 2019in People & Pets

Forming a bond

Sydney Moore’s love of fostering animals leads to a trio of adopted dogs. When Sydney Moore’s coworker suggested she foster dogs, her top priority wasn’t to just provide a temporary [...]

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Posted September 06, 2017in People & Pets

One-eyed wonder

A one-eyed dog named Howie “He owned it,” says Brooke Wagner of her one-eyed dog. “It didn’t seem to affect him much.” Howie, an 11-year-old shih tzu, lost its left [...]

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Posted August 02, 2017in People & Pets

The bee’s knees

Backyard bee breeding Jason Foley’s Des Moines home and the 1.72-acre property it sits on is entirely devoted to his bee breeding business, Foley’s Russian Bees. Foley has been breeding [...]

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Posted June 01, 2017in People & Pets

The call of the wild

In-home wildlife rehabilitation Once in a while, one comes across a wild animal and has the urge to take it home. It could simply be because it’s cute, or maybe [...]

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Posted May 03, 2017in People & Pets

Love at first squawk

Michelle Conkling’s Des Moines home contains many animals, but perhaps the most exotic of them all is a 10-year-old Congo African grey parrot named Kanoni. Conkling and her husband purchased [...]

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Posted April 05, 2017in People & Pets

More than a beautiful bulldog

A Drake alum and director of Drake’s annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Niki Smith already had a deep-seeded love for the breed. But in September of 2016, she finally became a [...]

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