Good news! Kasey Krupa of “Pet Van Gogh” is back at the sink making our dogs beautiful and fragrant once again. She’s pictured here giving a satisfied K9 the good-dog, after-bath kiss. Kasey’s still undergoing some work following her surgery, but it looks good, and her neighbors and friends are delighted.

Wet Nose is now offering supervised playtimes for dogs in the evening, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. It costs $5 an hour, if you’re interested.

Please remember the St. Bernardine reunion on September 10. Tickets are going fast, so make sure you get there and see your old friends, neighbors and classmates. Call 785 633 3364 for more information.

Congrats to Shannon Webster, she will begin working on her MBA at Dominican in the fall. She had been working in zoology. A friend from her zoology days in college gave Shannon temporary custody of 5-foot corn snake, which is the same color as an orange Popsicle. He’s a sluggish fellow who only gets up once a week to eat his frozen mouse.

The leash law for dogs is there for a reason. It’s for your dog’s protection, and for the protection of everyone else. Your dog may be a loveable, gentle soul, but not everybody knows that. He might see another loveable, gentle dog across the street, and make a run for him. A texting driver could be unaware of the pups, and the end result could be a tragedy.

On a lighter note, it’s birthday time for: Cheryl Jargstorf, Brian Casey, Lauara Hodges, Grant Neubeiser, Ruth Loyd, Anthony Huynh, Carol Byars , Chris Cody, Lester Nixon, Augie Aleksy, Connor Wade, Dorothy Hatch, Daniel Stroth, Sammy Marino, Michael Block, Rick Krieger, David Pardun, Gene Mull,  Katie Murray McElligott, Madelyn Trainor, Tom Spinelli, Debbie Ginger, Katie Tricoci and Ellie Clifton.

Happy anniversary to: Bob and Sharon Cox, who traveled to Scotland to celebrate (pictures are on the way); Joanne and Jerry Pinotti; and Mr. and Mrs. Carol Tellarovic, 

Thanks for your time. 

Jackie is a former Chicago and Elmwood Park schoolteacher with an undying love for music, friendly pets and a host of life’s other treasures too numerous to list. She was born on the far southwest side of Chicago in a great neighborhood when it was a great time to be young.