Humane Society talks about kitten adoption

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.–Those looking for a feline friend may want to know what they’re getting into before adopting. I spoke with Kaitlyn tree of the Huron Humane Society to learn more.According to Kaitlyn, one of the most important things to know about kittens is that they’re mischievous. They will find a way to get into trouble, but you have to treat them with patience and kindness. Physical punishment is less effective than positive reinforcement and a spray bottle. For behaviors like scratching, Kaitlyn recommends providing the kitten with an active outlet.“You have to keep them occupied with scratch pads, scratch mats. There’s different kinds of posts, you can use cat nip on scratch pads. And it’s an easy diversion to make them have a resource to get that out as opposed to furniture.”Kaitlyn also suggests adopting two kittens as an option. They would socialize and entertain each other, which could help lower misbehavior.The most important thing, however, is keeping in mind that kittens are babies. They need to be guided gently and given a nudge, not a smack. Instead of scolding a kitten when they teethe your hand, redirect their attention with a toy.Treat a cat with kindness, and you have a companion for life.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious United Way wraps up school supply driveNext Alcona sheriff deputies catch liquor-stealing teenagerlast_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez ‘not for sale’

first_imgGary Sanchez seems like he’ll be remaining with the Yankees.New York has been asked about potentially dealing away the 26-year-old catcher, general manager Brian Cashman said during a recent interview with the YES Network. Cashman, however, said Sanchez was “not for sale.” MLB trade news: Yankees acquire starter James Paxton from Mariners “We’re going to be, I think, proven correct, we believe (about Sanchez),” Cashman said. “He’ll return healthy, ready to go, motivated to put 2018 behind him and I think he’ll have a chance to be one of the more exciting, dynamic players in 2019.”The Yankees finished 2018 with a 100-62 record and advanced to the ALDS, where they fell to the Red Sox in four games. MLB trade rumors: Yankees still working to deal starter Sonny Graycenter_img Cashman said the Yankees believe Sanchez will have a bounce-back year in 2019 after undergoing shoulder surgery in early November. He is expected to be healthy by Opening Day. “He’s a special talent and special player, special person,” Cashman said.Sanchez struggled both offensively and behind the plate last season after he was an All-Star in 2017. He allowed a league-high 18 passed balls while registering a .186/.291/.406 slash line with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs in 89 games. Related Newslast_img read more