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Pineapple Cures Potty-Mouth Dog DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I was at a friend’s house when I read your column about the “pottymouth dog” (a dog that liked to eat his own and other animals’ droppings). My dog “Sandy” used to have this disgusting habit too, but I cured her of it. I placed a piece of pineapple in the droppings. (I used canned, chunk pineapple and cut it into even smaller pieces.) I don’t know why this worked, but it did. After a few days of eating pineapple-laced poo, Sandy wanted nothing more to do with droppings. Hope this tip helps, and happy

“clean mouth” to that dog! — Bill O., Sullivan, Ill. DEAR BILL: That’s definitely a new method to try. I would exercise caution in using common “human-safe” foods as a deterrent to copraphagia (stool-eating). While pineapple is not on the list of foods that are dangerous to dogs, it is a citrus fruit high in sugar, which might upset their stomachs. So, as illustrated above, cut the pineapple into very small pieces and use sparingly. Other techniques that are effective in stopping this annoying habit include sprinkling the stool with hot pepper sauce or spraying with a commercial solution designed to make the stool taste terrible to the dog. Training the dog to “go” in a designated area, in addition to standard obedience training, is another method to deter stool eating. Picking up waste immediately after the dog “goes” is another solution. But it’s likely that most dog owners will need to use a combination of techniques to limit or stop the habit. Send your tips, questions and comments to Paws Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotmail.com. © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• On Dec. 2, 1867, English writer Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States, in a New York City theater. Dickens was a hit with the American public. The line for his first reading was more than a mile long. • On Dec. 6, 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a 9-inch aluminum pyramid atop a 555-foot tower of white marble, completing construction of the Washington Monument. A city law passed in 1910 restricted the height of new buildings to ensure that the monument would remain the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. • On Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol. Mississippi, the last dry state in the Union, ended Prohibition in 1966. • On Dec. 4, 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt closes the books on the Work Projects Administration (WPA), one of the government’s most ambitious publicworks programs. Fueled by $11 billion of government money, the program created jobs for 8.5 million people during the Depression. • On Dec. 3, 1967, answers on page 15 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky was given drugs to keep his body from rejecting the heart, but those drugs also left him susceptible to sickness, and 18 days later he died from double pneumonia. © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• It was American author, humorist and storyteller Garrison Keillor who made the following observation: “They say such nice things about people at their funerals, that it makes me sad to realize I’m going to miss mine by just a few days.” • According to a recent poll of pet owners, the most popular name in the United States for male dogs is Max; for female dogs, it’s Maggie. • The murre, a bird found in the Arctic, actually dives into the water and swims to catch the small fish that comprise its diet. Interestingly, its eggs aren’t like those of any other bird in the world: The egg “whites” are blue, and the yolks are bright-red. • Statistics show that only 1 in every 1,461 people is born on Feb. 29, the date that occurs only once every four years, in a leap year. • You might be surprised to learn that the kilt originated not in Scotland, but in France. • Those who study such things claim that leeches have 32 brains. © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.


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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

Are Sleeping Pills Worse Than Insomnia? DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am on Lunesta, a prescription sleeping pill for insomnia. The nurse practitioner wanted me to take half a pill every third night, but that didn’t work for me. I have to take half a pill every night. Now she wants me to take half a pill every other night because she’s afraid that it will become habit-forming. What do you think of this medicine? — S.S. ANSWER: All sleeping pills should be taken for as short a time as possible. “As short a time as possible” implies that the person recovers from whatever it is that’s preventing him or her from falling asleep. In the real world, a correctible cause for insomnia often isn’t found, and then a person is faced with having to stay on a sleeping pill or stay awake for most of the night. I would choose option one, as long as the sleeping pill isn’t causing any trouble, like daytime sleepiness. From time to time, it’s in your interest to try and stop the pill. You might find that sleep isn’t as elusive as it was when you started taking it. Lunesta is one of the newer sleeping pills, tolerated well by most. It starts to work in 10 minutes, so it’s useful for those who find falling asleep difficult, and it has extended action to prevent waking in the very-earlymorning hours. Lunesta has caused some users to behave differently. A normally reserved person might become quite aggressive. It also has caused a very few to do things they have no recollection of doing. A very small number of people have driven a car under the influence of

Lunesta and have not realized that they did it. If a person has such experiences, then immediately stopping the pill is common sense. Have you tried nondrug approaches to falling asleep? Go to bed and wake up at approximately the same time every day. Relax before bedtime. If you don’t fall asleep within 20 minutes of lying down, get up and read or listen to music. Keep daytime naps to 20 minutes or less. Don’t use caffeine within six hours of bedtime. You can become dependent on Lunesta, as you can on most sleeping pills. Dependence means it’s hard to stop the medicine. Gradually tapering the dose can usually allow people to break any dependence. I believe that sleeplessness is worse than the prospect of dependence. Fibromyalgia is a common cause of insomnia. The booklet on this ailment explains it and its treatment. To order a copy, write: Dr. Donohue — No. 305W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. ••• Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. © 2008 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Simply Homemade Batik Gifts Introduce your family to a 2,000-year-old craft known as “batik.” Originally practiced in Central and Southeast Asia as well as Japan and Africa, it is an art tradition that continues in popularity, particularly on the island of Java in Indonesia. Batik designs are commonly seen on clothing, tablecloths and wall hangings in vibrant colors. Applying hot wax to the fabric in places that are not to be dyed creates designs. Here’s a way to get the “look” without the hot wax. All you need is to whip up a simple mixture of flour and water. Even the preschoolers in your household can experience this ancient art to create eye-catching table runners or wall hangings. Simply mix together 1/2 cup allpurpose white flour with 1/2 cup water. Stir until smooth. Pour into a clean plastic squeeze bottle with a nozzle, like an empty honey-bear container. Squeeze out the mixture onto white or plain-colored fabric, making designs, patterns or shapes. Leave undisturbed overnight. When dry, brush nontoxic fabric paint over the designs, making sure you paint between the hardened dough lines. Use a variety of contrasting colors, if you wish. If painting a Tshirt, be sure it’s prewashed. Place a sheet of cardboard between layers so that the mixture and paint do not soak through. When the paint is dry, pick off the hardened flour mixture with your fingernails or a table knife to reveal your hidden masterpiece. If some of the flour mixture is difficult to remove by picking, run the fabric under warm water and continue to pick it off.

Tidbits of Casper - For Advertising call 307-473-8661 • 161 South Fenway, Casper, WY Heat-set the paint with an iron according to instructions on the bottle. If you are making a table runner or wall hanging, carefully roll it up with tissue paper and tie loosely with a ribbon. Attach a holiday gift tag with the name of the person receiving the gift on one side and “Handmade by” and the name of your child printed on the other side. ••• Donna Erickson’s award-winning television series “Donna’s Day” airs on public television nationwide. Visit www.donnasday.com to find out when it airs on your local PBS station and to sign up for Donna’s enewsletter. © 2008 Donna Erickson Distributed by King Features Synd.

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Kyle Petty: A Character With Character There’s a chance that Kyle Petty won’t be racing regularly in Sprint Cup next year. In fact, there’s a likelihood. It’s why Petty has already agreed to compete regularly in Grand American road racing next year. He’s the end of a NASCAR line as long and significant as the Frances. Lee Petty had won more races than anyone in the sport’s history until Richard came along. Kyle, meanwhile, has had a merely respectable career. Eight victories is nothing to be ashamed of, though it would probably conjure up more pride in someone who isn’t the son of Richard and grandson of Lee. Cruel fate brought us to what is apparently the end of the Petty line. Kyle’s son Adam died in a practice crash at New Hampshire in 2000. Since then, Kyle and wife Pattie have built and expanded the Victory Junction Gang Camp for sick children in Adam’s memory. Richard Petty won 200 races, more than anyone else by 95. Kyle is as great a person as his father was a driver. If he’s not around much next year, it will be to NASCAR’s great detriment. Kyle hasn’t won a Cup race since 1995. Things have grown complicated. Petty Enterprises is no longer a Petty production. This year, an outside group, Boston Ventures, invested in the most successful team in the sport’s history. Kyle has struggled once again, but let the record note that he has fared about as well as others who have taken turns in his No. 45 Dodge. After the race at Texas Motor Speedway in early November, Kyle and Kenny Schrader rode motor-

Kyle Petty might say goodbye to his ride in the No. 45 Dodge Charger. Photo Credit: John Clark/NASCAR This Week

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cycles from Fort Worth to Phoenix. They took all two-lane roads. They bided their time with strolls through exotic locales like Marfa, Terlingua and the Big Bend National Park. They picked up a few more stories to tell. In Kyle’s case, there may be a new song or two to write. He’s a fine songwriter. When the One Great Scorekeeper finally tallies up the pros and cons of Kyle Petty’s career, there will be no qualms over how he played his game. Monte Dutton has covered motorsports for The Gaston (N.C.) Gazette since 1993. He was named writer of the year by the National Motorsports Press Association in 2008. His blog NASCAR This Week (http://nascar.rbma.com) features all of his reporting on racing, roots music and life on the road. You can email Monte at nascar_thisweek@yahoo.com. © 2008 King Features Synd., Inc.

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