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    COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL February 18, 2015
Cat Condo Comforts
at the bottom for the cats. We keep their litter
on the porch in the summer, and in the bath-
room for the winter. They also have a tall cat
scratching post outside to climb and enjoy the
t was a brilliant idea. Selling their large
family home, leaving all that house and
yard work behind and moving into a two-story
townhouse with its many benefi ts — even for
the household’s Siamese siblings, Kit and Ka-
“We adopted Kit Kat fi rst,” said Kari’s moth-
er Tracy, “and named her after our favorite
chocolate bar because of her chocolate-brown
markings. A year later her parents had another
litter, and we brought home her brother, Ka-
boodle. They are full brother and sister; they
just don’t know it because they were not lit-
termates. They are nine and 10 years old now
and they did very well with the move. They
actually appear much happier.
Our condo has a southern exposure, so sun
pours through the windows for their napping
pleasure. They exercise by running up and
down our 32 steps, and there are two porches
to enjoy fresh air. And they purr-fur the condo’s
carpets over the house’s hardware fl oors. Their
favorite two spots, to perch like furry birds
high in a tree, are at the top of each level of
stairs staring down at us below. In the move,
our cats also scored a living quarters upgrade.
In the house they slept in our big laundry
room, but here they have taken over the master
bedroom. Their favorite place to scratch is still
our bamboo laundry basket.
For safety we attached a tracking device to
their collars in case they got out. It is like a cat
GPS device that beeps on their collars so they
know we are looking for them, and I have a
clicker that indicates which direction they are
in. It is like a walkie-talkie of sorts and it also
lights up so we can spot them at night.
It came in handy one day when I could not
fi nd the cats. With three busy teens and hus-
band, the cats can sneak out the door. So be-
fore I headed to work, I beeped their collars but
could only locate Kaboodle. When I pressed it
again and followed the clicker’s screen, it in-
dicated that Kit was next to the wall, but there
was no cat there. She had not only snuck out
our door, she had snuck into the neighbors
condo and was sitting on the other side of the
Indoor cats need grass like outdoor cats. It
is fi lled with healing chlorophyll. We planted
some on the porch for them.
Photo by Mary Ellen “Angel Scribe”
Kari and her Apple-Head Siamese con-
do cats, Kit and Kaboodle, teach the
comforts of life in the modern world!
wall, on their stairs, awaiting her rescue. Mod-
ern technology again. I phoned my neighbor
and she unlocked her door with her cell phone
and I rescued the cat.
We chose these two cats because their par-
ents are dog-like and enjoy following their
owners on walks. So, when we moved here, we
started taking our kitties out for walks. They
love it! We walk a loop around our quiet block
with them trotting along beside us — without
leashes. Because they have the tracking col-
lars we don’t worry about losing them. They
like to investigate under bushes, which they
could not do so easily on leashes. We whistle,
encouraging them to rejoin us, and we walk
about a mile together.
Having a dog with our busy schedule would
be a diffi cult commitment. Cats are purr-fect
for us; they don’t bark which would bother
neighbors, they enjoy the peaceful life of sit-
ting on laps, and they are independent and af-
“I love my cats,” adds Kari, “because they
are adorable, great company, and easy to care
for, but the main reason is because they are
such loving creatures.”
In our old family home Kaboodle was un-
nerved when neighborhood cats stared in
the window at him. He was neutered, but
he responded by ‘spraying’ inside our home.
When we moved here, our vet recommended
plugging in a pheromone spray, over putting
Kaboodle in cat diapers. AND — it really
worked! I plugged in the pheromone vaporizer
and it makes Kaboodle think he’s rubbed and
claimed every corner of our home with his sali-
vary glands. He’s a different cat, so relaxed.
The pheromone is an added expense, but our
home will always have one.
During his spraying time I discovered pet
products for removing urine and its odor off
walls, furniture, duvets - seriously miracle
products! We are all happy with our town-
house move, not having to keep up with so
much house and yard work allows us more
time together and to be involved in sports.”
View amazingly/beautiful indoor cat walks.
Every pet has a story!
Email your pet tips and tales.
“LIKE” Pet Tips ‘n’ Tales
Adopt Loving Pets
“We installed a small door into our sliding-
glass porch door. The little door has a cat door
Humane Society for Neuter/Spay Assistance
Program. (541) 942-2789
Historic Preservation
workshop features
collaboration between
several groups
historic preservation workshop series scheduled
this spring will bring the agencies responsible
for preserving Cottage Grove’s history together, and
organizers hope representatives from historical entities
in other communities stop by as well.
Lane Community College, the City of Cottage Grove
Historic Landmarks Commission, Cottage Grove Part-
ners in History, Cottage Grove Historical Society, Cot-
tage Grove Genealogical Society, Bohemia Gold Min-
ing Museum and Cottage Grove Museum will team
up to offer a series of fi ve weekly workshops aimed
at exposing participants to best practices in the fi eld
of Heritage Preservation. The workshops will be held
on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30- 8:30
p.m., from April 14-Aug. 11 at the Lane Community
College Cottage Grove Campus, 1275 River Rd. in
Cottage Grove.
Sessions are aimed at anyone involved in heritage
preservation activities regardless of experience or skill
level. Participants that complete at least four of the fi ve
workshops in the series will earn a program completion
award from Lane Community College.
Topics covered at the workshops will include care
of historic documents, newspapers, textiles and photo-
graphs as well as basic training in Past Perfect, a soft-
ware program widely used in the fi eld.
City Planner Amanda Ferguson said two Cottage
Grove entities — the Genealogical Society and Cottage
Grove Museum — have already received grants related
to newspaper and fabric preservation, respectively.
“Since we had those two already, we thought, ‘Why
not expand it to four or fi ve topics and get everybody
involved?” Ferguson said.
Workshop instructors will be drawn from the Oregon
State Offi ce of Historic Preservation’s MentorCorps
program. MentorCorps consists of professionals work-
ing in the fi eld of Heritage Preservation and trained to
provide instruction in their area of expertise. Workshops
will cost $10 each. Proceeds will benefi t the sponsoring
organizations. Participants will register through Lane
Community College.
Those seeking more information contact Holli Tur-
pin, who manages the non-credit program at LCC in
Cottage Grove, at 541-463-4221; email: turpinh@lan- or Ferguson at 541-942-3340; email planner@ or check the description in the Lane
Community College Spring Session Course Schedule.
Cottage Grove Board of REALTORS®
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for corner units. Standard $1,000 deposit with decent credit and good
references. No smoking, some take pets (under 18#’s) with extra $1,000
added to deposit.

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W orship D irectory
6th & Gibbs Church of Christ
195 N. 6th St. • 541-942-3822
Pastor: Aaron Earlywine
Youth & Families Pastor: Seth Bailey
Services: 9am and 10:30am
Christian Education
Nursery for pre-k - 3rd Grade
Calvary Baptist Church
77873 S 6th St • 541-942-4290
Pastor: Riley Hendricks
Sunday School: 9:45am
Worship: 11:00am
The Journey: Sunday 5:00pm
Praying Thru Life: Wednesday 6:00pm
Calvary Chapel Cottage Grove
522 E Whitaker • 541-942-6842
Pastor: Jeff Smith
Two Services on Sun: 9am & 10:45am
Wednesday Service 6:45 pm
Child Care 10:45am Service Only
Youth Group Bible Study:
Wed. 6:45 pm & Sat. 6 pm
Center for Spiritual Living
Cottage Grove
700 Gibbs Ave (Community Center)
Rev. Bobby Lee
Meets Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Info: 541-767-0182 (Mrs. “T”)
Church of Christ
420 Monroe St • 541-942-8565
Sunday Service: 10:30am
Cottage Grove Bible Church
1200 East Quincy Avenue
Pastor:Bob Singer
Worship 8:30am, 11am
Sunday School:9:45am
YouthGroup Mondays 6:30pm
AWANA age 3-8th Grade,
Wednesdays Sept-May, 6:30pm
Cottage Grove Faith Center
33761 Row River Rd. • 541-942-4851
Lead Pastor: Isaac Hovet
Sunday Service: 9am and 11am
Full Childrenʼs Ministry available
Delight Valley
Church of Christ
33087 Saginaw Rd. East
Pastor: Bob Friend
Two Services:
9am - Classic in the Chapel
10:30am - Contemporary in the
First Baptist Church
301 S 6th St 541-942-8242
Pastor: Steve Johnson
Sunday School: 9:30am
Worship: 11:00am
Come Worship with us
First Presbyterian Church
3rd and Adams St • 541-942-4479
Pastor: Rev. Bruce Cameron
Worship: 10:00am
Sunday School: 10:00am
Hope Fellowship
United Pentecostal Church
100 S. Gateway Blvd. • 541-942-2061
Pastor: Dave Bragg
Worship: 11:00am Sunday
Bible Study: 7:00pm Wednesday
Living Faith Assembly
467 S. 10th St. • 541-942-2612
Pastor Rulon Combs
Sunday School All Ages 9am
Worship & Childrenʼs
Church 10:30 am
“The Bridge” Saturday Evening Service
Youth ABLAZE: Wednesday 6:30pm
Childrenʼs Breakout Class:
Wednesday 6:30pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
and St. Philip Benizi
Catholic Churches
1025 N. 19th St.
541-942-3420 / 541-942-4712
Pastor: Roy L. Antunez, S.J.
Euch. Liturgies; Sat. 5:30pm
Sun. 10:30am
St. Philip Benizi, Creswell:
552 Holbrock Lane • 541-895-8686
Sunday: 8:30am
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
1301 W. Main • 541-767-9050
Rev. Lawrence Crumb
“Church with the fl ags.”
Worship: Sunday 10:30am
All Welcome
Seventh-day Adventist Church
820 South 10th Street
Church of Christ
Pastor: Kevin Miller
1041 Pennoyer Ave * 541-767-0447
Bible Study: Saturday, 9:15 am
Preachers: Tony Martin & Robert Evans Worship Service: Saturday, 10:40 am
Sunday Bible Study:10:00am
Mid-week Service: Wednesday, 6:45
Sunday Worship:10:50am & 5:30pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
Old Time Gospel Fellowship
6th & Quincy • 541-942-2373
103 S. 5th Street • 541-942-4999
Pastor: James L. Markus
Pastor: Herb Carson
Sunday School &
Sunday Service: 10:00am
Adult Education 9:15am
Sunday Bible Study: 6:00pm
Sunday Worship 10:30am
We sing the old time hymns.
Comm. Kitchen Free Meal Tue & Thur
5:00pm TLC Groups
United Methodist Church
334 Washington • 541-942-3033
Pastor:Jerry Steele
Worship: 10:00am
Adult & Sunday School: 9:00am
Comm. Dinner (Adults $3, Kids Free)
Mon. 5-6:30pm
“VICTORY” Country Church
Community Center Shepherd Room
700 East Gibbs • 541-942-5913
Pastor: Barbara Dockery
Worship Service: 10:00am
Our Worship
Directory is a
weekly feature in
the newspaper. If
your congregation
would like to
be a part of this
directory, please
contact the
Cottage Grove
at 541-942-3325.