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October 19, 2021


Pets: The dog that saved me from the snake

By Becky Holland, thecrazymuttink@gmail.com Special to the Piney Woods News Susan Wilson has authored three of my favorite books – and they all focus on relationships with people, and people and their dogs – sort of. Her last one is called, “The Dog Who Saved Me.” To capture a quick image of the story :

Tuesday’s Pet of the Day – Carmel

Tuesday’s Pet of the Day is from the Pet Place of Marshall. This is Carmel. She is eight months old, spayed and has current vaccinations. She acts very skiddish around strangers, but will jump in a lap for sugar… She needs someone that will be patient with her. Call the Pet Place of Marshall at

Pet of the Day: ‘These boots are looking for a bunkhouse’

She is short. She is spry. She is a young pup! All black in color except for grey/black/white ‘boots’ paws, this sweet female Heeler/Lab mix, Bailey, is a temporary resident of the Marshall Animal Shelter. Fostered out for the evening, Bailey was discovered to have a very mischievous playful side. She loves to be close

Dog book about Marshall to help Friends of Animal Shelter

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – In 1955, my parents, James and Gerry Holland, drove a little over 750 miles from middle Georgia to Marshall, Texas. Through hearing  a visiting minister at a revival hosted by my grandfather, my parents became interested in East Texas Baptist College. The minister happened to be on staff at

Pet of the Day (Thursday) – Jack brings smiles

MARSHALL – Jack, a.k.a Moogie, has been bringing smiles to the Jeff and Amanda Ash family since they brought him home in the Spring.  He could be running and jumping and chasing the sprinkler water or playing with his toys or talking to the cattle. Submit your pet to be spotlighted on the Piney Woods

Pet for Tuesday- Bourbon d’Cat

MARSHALL – The Piney Woods News Pet for Tuesday is Bourbon d’Cat. Bourbon belongs to Kenneth and Jenny Kerr and their children, Aiden and Anika According to Kenneth, Bourbon is a New Orleans soul- sleep all day, party all night. Submit a picture of your pet for Pet for Tuesday and Pet for Thursday on

Marshall Pet of the Week: Female pittie celebrates fifth birthday

From Staff Reports, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they do make our lives whole. Roger Caras was pretty smart when he made this famous quote. Sarah Hodges of Marshall agrees with Roger Caras. Sarah has three dogs. She has Beretta. “I adopted her at the Longview animal shelter. She

Marshall Pet of the Week: Pit bull is the love of his human’s life

From Staff Reports, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Sarah Hodges is in love with her Pit Bull, Remington. Remington was adopted from the animal shelter  in Longview. “He is almost five years old,” and I refer to him as my heart dog,” Hodges said. “He is my baby,” she said. Nominate your pet for the Piney Woods

Marshall Pets of the Week: German Shepherd pair really enjoy being together

From Staff Reports, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – When you ask Holly Anderson about her family, she will gladly tell about her husband and daughter, and then she will also happily tell you about her two German Shepherds, Penny and Pepper. Penny and Pepper are litter mates- both of them are two and half years of age.

I found possibly the oddest pet-themed product on the market

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Dogs have taken over our world it seems. Everywhere you look there are some kind of dog products.for sale. There are dog books, books about dogs, books for dogs, dog clothes, clothes for dog lovers, dog jewelry, dog socks, dog jackets and dog toys. Not to mention the plethora

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