Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 8, 1974, Page 24

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette December 8, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun., Dec 8. 1974 Its theHumaneThing To Do By Susan Welsh Humonp Society Auxiliary Christmas time is for gift giving and kindness and thoughtfulness for all. Vet one of the most unkind and thoughtless things anyone can do, is to give a live gift to someone who is totally unprepared for a pet. We see this type of surprise end tragically, for the pet and the new owner, far too often The purchase pf any item on impulse is unwise and is doubly disastrous when a live animal is involved for which someone else will have to accept full responsibility This situation is not always confined to those who are unfamiliar with pets. There are people who have previously owned a live animal, who like peds and are very much aware of the care and responsibility necessary in owning one, but for some reason or another, simply don't want to take on all that again. Or perhaps they have decided that their next ped will be something other than what they originally owned. Consider first to whom you are planning to give this animal and why you wish to give them a pet. if ifs because you feel that “mother needs a cat for company because she lives alone", or “every boy should have a dog", then you are definitely choosing the wrong gift Maybe mother has other interests and activities now and does not wish to be tied down with a pet. Maybe your boy is more interested in owning an aquarium tank. If you are not sure that the recipient of your gift truly wants the pet or type of pet you have selected then forget it. If you are absolutely certain that someone you want to give a Christmas gift to. really does want a specific pet, then by all means, proceed. But don’t surprise them. It is far better to led them know in advance exactly what you are planning to do — perhaps they would Uke to pick out their own pet, or perhaps they would like to purchase items necessary in the care of the ; pet. or study books or other | resource information to learn I more about this animal. You I will not be spoiling a surprise. The new pet owner will thank you and appreciate his pet much more when prepared for it. Besides, each and every day brings about new experiences with any new pet. making ownership something like Christmas every day.    * However, when examining your motives for giving a ped, if you find that it is really YOC who wants the ped, then give yourself a gift There are many, many animals who would like to belong to someone whet really wants them. Prepare yourself, and then adopt one of the homeless and unwanted, and you may know the true joy of giving — to somedhmg that needs you; for as the photo of the Betsy Clark figures on my desk says, "Those who give — have all things.” The Linn County Humane society auxiliary meets the second Monday of each month at Peoples bank east The public is welcome just right for Dad with the style and comfort that never grows old! Decorator Pillows from Crawford in a host of sty! Choose from bell needlepoint styles with traditional imported woven designs, satin pillow sets, empress cut velvet styles that are 16 square, regal chenille velvets with tufted covers, wide wale corduroy bedrests with kapok filling, or from the Naturals" collection ... in adobe chocolate accented 100% nylon upholstery fabrics. Prices for pillows start at 6 OO. Downtown Fifth Floor Only Recliner now at an for Christmas giving Versatile Pocket affordable price This recliner is just built for comfort to fit any individual. 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Busiest Month For Home Fires Downtown Fourth Floor Only CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (AF) — December ends the year, but leads all other months in home fires A major reason why, authorities say. is Christmas trees Here are some tips for Christmas tree safety from Rick Goings, president of Dynamics, Inc., here, a marketer of home fire alarms Buy a fresh tree. It’s less likely to catch fire Strike the tree s butt against the ground If no needles fall, it’s fresh To retard drying saw an inch or two of trunk from the bottom. I se a water-containing stand and keep it filled Set up the tree away from radiators, which will dry it. or from the fireplace, which might ignite it Never decorate with candles Be sure your Christmas tret* lights are CL-labeled Check for frayed wires or loose sockets Don’t use lights on metal trees Inflate-a-Bed . . breakthrough the most revolutionary in years Royal Park Electric Blankets • Twin Size Single Control • Double with Single Control • Double with Dual Control • Queen with Dual Control • King with Dual Control the coziness of feathers without feathers the support of springs without springs the sexuality of water without water • folds compactly • three sizes • one year guarantee Makes the perfect spare bed or permanent bed as it stores and folds up neatly and compactly. Super comfortable velvet like finish. Inflate-a-bed has a one year guarantee Needs no frame or box springs to support it. Try one now1 TWIN SIZE FULL SIZE QUEEN SIZE Machine washable acrylic blankets lave convertible fitted corners. All nylon binding Gold, pink, blue, green and white Adjusts automatically Downtown Fourth Floor Only Downtown Fifth Floor and Lindale Plata ON THIS DATE in 1925, Adolf Hitler's book, “Mein Kampf, ” was published. ;

  • Adolf Hitler
  • Betsy Clark
  • Rick Goings

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: December 8, 1974