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Bringing Home Puppy: Tips for a Successful Introduction to the Family

Bringing Home Puppy: Tips for a Successful Introduction to the Family

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

There’s no doubt a new puppy brings joy to millions of families each year. However, while bringing home a new dog is exciting, it can also be quite an adjustment period for both the puppy and his new owners. 

According to veterinarian Dr. Brent Mayabb, manager of education and development at Royal Canin USA, pet parents can help ease the transition with some simple steps to ensure healthy growth and development for our four-legged family members. Here are some tips to help make your new puppy’s transition easier for both pup and the family:

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Now We Know Where All the Snow Went

Now We Know Where All the Snow Went

From WGRZ Facebook friend

Pam Novello Smith

Look what they're selling in Florida!

 

 

 

Help Spread Holiday Cheer to Local Soldiers for Free

Help Spread Holiday Cheer to Local Soldiers for Free

All across the globe, families are preparing for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa celebrations, but for our troops the holiday season is not as bright.

Many of our bravest men and women will be spending the holidays overseas or at various military bases across the country without the comforts of home and will have just a few cards from their family to brighten their day, but one website is working to spread the holiday cheer on a broader level.

DVIDSHub.net is a website designed to help keep the public and troops connected with each other through broadcast, print and digital communication.  That digital component includes the functionality for sending free holiday e-cards year-round.

Lake Effect Clouds Roll In On WNY

Lake Effect Clouds Roll In On WNY

Although the skies looked ominous and the threat of a lake effect accumulation loomed, it again proved to be just that, a threat, as Buffalo eludes snow yet again. 

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Cast Your Vote for the Best Holiday Lights Display in WNY

Cast Your Vote for the Best Holiday Lights Display in WNY

10 finalists, from more than 120 entries that were received, are competing for the grand prize in the WGRZ 'Home for the Holidays' contest. (Click on the headline if you're not seeing all the competitors' photos.) Cast your vote for WNY's best holiday lights display below.

(Press 'Control' and the + button to enlarge the images. Press 'Control' and the - button to go back to original size. One vote is allowed per person per day.)

The winner will be announced Friday, December 23, after voting closes at 4 p.m. Click here for Official Contest Rules

‘Tis the Season to Pamper Your Pet

‘Tis the Season to Pamper Your Pet

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

The holidays aren’t just for indulging children; family pets could use some pampering, too. 

In fact, a poll conducted by Petside.com reported that 53 percent of U.S. pet parents intended to get their animal companions a present during the holidays. 

To help you get in the spirit of the season, here are some gift ideas for the furry friend in your life: 

2012 Golden Globe Nominations

2012 Golden Globe Nominations

The 69th installment of the Golden Globes will air Sunday, Jan. 15th and this morning the nominees were announced.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J.