For three decades, Yeardley Smith has voiced one of sitcom history’s most iconic characters: Lisa Simpson, the precocious, saxophone-playing 8-year-old on The Simpsons. Although The Simpsons may be her most recognizable role, Yeardley has a show business resume that’s impressive by any standard. She’s appeared in numerous TV and movie roles and recently founded her
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There are often milestone moments in our lives that reshape the path of who we are to become. Such was the case for Paul Santell, a union worker who moved to Queens, New York, in 2011, not knowing anything about animal rescue or stray and feral cats roaming in outdoor communities nationwide. That changed over
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Kitties and kiddies can make the best of friends. They can play, snuggle and carry on endless conversations. But the cat is more than a best friend — she’s a family member who needs care, and even a young child can help with that. “Involving kids from a young age in pet-related chores helps them
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When cats fight, they can deliver a deep bite that can cause painful abscesses. Photo: ivabalk Cat abscesses are a common occurrence. They occur most frequently in the indoor/outdoor cat population because they are the result of cat fights. When cats fight, they can deliver a deep bite as well as digging their claws deep
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Advanced veterinary care for her cats, Spike (who had oral cancer) and Holly (who had severe allergies) made Linda Ahrens, 79, want to help pet owners receive the same level of care for their animals. In 2005 Linda asked her daughter, Tracy, about an idea. The Illinois resident wanted to make 24-inch-square flannel quilts that
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Usually, it is we humans who get the credit for rescuing cats — but as many of us can attest, our cats rescue us, too, if anything from emotional voids. In the particularly poignant case of one famous cat, the question is a toss-up: Did James the human, a recovering drug addict, rescue Bob the
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