Whether you have been tuning in to KPRC’s beloved Frank Billingslyâ€¦or the hairs on your arm are suddenly pointing due east, you are well aware that hurricane season is vastly approaching. Not only that, but you are beginning to realize that the wretched smell radiating off of your furry friend Chauncy can no longer be succumbed with five squirts of Febreeze.
Come on peopleâ€¦cleaning the dog with air freshener? That’s so pedestrian.
Suds-n-Safety will offer information on how to get you and your tail-wagger ready for hurricane season. The event is also featuring $20 microchips for those pups who yearn for the taste of adventure and a vaccination clinic for those pups whoâ€¦I guess you can say also yearn for the taste of adventure.
So come on out to Suds-n-Safety this Saturdayâ€¦Chauncys’ all over the world will thank you.
7511 Monroe Rd.
Houston, TX 77061
Last night Schipul and the Houston Humane Society hosted a wine tasting event at Vineyard on the Square in beautiful Sugarland square. It was a great evening for a great cause! Thanks to all who came out to support the Humane Society and the fantastic Lisa Pogue and Natalya Sumner for their hard work putting everything together!
Here are some things we learned about wine from our EXCELLENT sommelier:
90% of wine is NOT meant to be aged – drink white wine within 2-3 years of the date on the bottle and red within 3-5
Wine does not like temperature fluctuations – after you open a bottle, keep it in the fridge (even red!) to make it last longer and keep it out of the Houston humidity
If storing wine long term, keep it in a dark place where it won’t get moved like under your bed or in your closet
Most people start out liking sweet wines (our instructor admitted to drinking nothing but boxed wine 5 years ago) and then graduate to fuller, dry wines. If a wine is too dry for you, try eating it with something acidic (like an apple or smoked gouda) and it will mellow out on your palate.
You can only actually taste a few flavors – salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and savory. The rest come from your sense of smell. If you don’t believe it, try eating a strawberry while holding your nose!
Drink what you like! As we heard over and over – “it’s your disposable income, spend it on what makes you happy!”
But don’t worry! Even if you missed out this time, there are lots of things you can do to help the Houston Humane Society.
How can I help the HHS?
On Twitter? Follow @HoustonHumane on Twitter for the latest updates and tell your friends!
Already have a furry friend in your family?
Check out the Houston Humane Society clinic! HHS offers spay/neutering, vaccinations, and microchipping at an affordable price. All of the proceeds benefit shelter animals.
Shop at Whole Foods!
On Wednesday, June 24! 5% of sales on that day at any of the Houston Whole Foods locations will go to the Houston Humane Society!
Are you readyâ€¦.to let the dogs out? Go ahead, give a good barkâ€¦you know you want to. We also know that between your busy schedule, American Idol mayhem and tweeting about #medievelmovies that good Ol’ Cranston hasn’t seen a bathtub since the Philadelphia Eagle’s last Super Bowl win. Folks, I’m not sure if you’re awareâ€¦but that has been a really, really long time. So what’s a dog with an extreme odor issue to do?
The Houston Humane Society (Schipul client) and Whole Foods Market invite all Houstonians and their furry friends to Shampooch, a benefit dog wash this Saturday (May 23, 2009) from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. The event will take place at ALL Houston area Whole Foods Market locations:
How perfect is Shampooch? You can take care of that long-overdue grocery list while Cranston gets a taste of the good lifeâ€¦cleanliness. And not to worry, your beloved is in the hands of the Houston Humane Society staff and volunteers where they will bathe, lather, pamper, and quite possibly treat your pooches to a delightful song and dance number. Alright, the song and dance number is optionalâ€¦I just thought since â€œKeyboard Catâ€ was such a hit that, well you knowâ€¦it’s just a thought. Whole Foods Market will be providing all-natural products used for the washes. All donations will support the HHS’s efforts in promoting humane treatment towards animals. For more information contact Lisa Pogue 713.341.3311 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to adopt the adorable Bonita featured in the picture go to the Houston Humane Society shelter and ask for tag 240.