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At the SPCA: Prince Charming

Prince Charming really lives up to his name! This 2-year-old Maine coon/Tabby mix is sweet and playful. He seeks your attention, loves to be petted and have his chin scratched. He’ll pay back your love and affection with little head bumps. Cats do this to show you they like what you’re doing! Prince Charming was brought into our shelter as a stray back in July and he’s ready to relax in a new home. Special adoption fee is $5. Information: sspca.org

Pets

Longhaired pets require extra care

From the Maltese to the Afghan hound, the Persian to the Maine coon, longhaired dogs and cats have a reputation for beauty and style. Their glamorous appearance comes at a price, though: That gorgeous coat can be a beast to care for. If you’ve fallen for a pet with long locks, we’ve gathered some tips to help you keep that coat stunning, healthy and tangle-free.

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Children's fears after unsettling experiences

Dear Mayo Clinic: A few months ago my 12-year-old daughter and I were on a flight that had significant turbulence, which was really upsetting for her. Since then, she has had nightmares about the flight and has told me almost daily that she will never fly again. We have a wedding coming up that will require us to fly, and she insists she will not go. What can I say to her that will help calm her fears? Should I have her evaluated by a psychologist?

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Sacramento woman parts with beloved dog, because both are blind and the dog is deaf

“I knew he couldn't see or hear, but he didn’t understand why I kept stepping on him. Every time I did it I’d just be in tears. I didn’t want to be stepping on my dog,” says Marilyn Crisp of Sacramento, on why she has to part with her beloved dog, Carmelo. She and Carmelo are blind. Carmelo is also deaf.
Sammy Caiola The Sacramento Bee
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Sacramento woman parts with beloved dog, because both are blind and the dog is deaf

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Fairytale Town brings adventure playground to south Sac

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Radio personality, wife bring home "rainbow baby" after stillbirth

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Benefit concert Saturday as fellow singers take the stage to help member with cancer