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PETS & THEIR PEOPLE

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few months after losing their basset hound to cancer, Plano residents Cheryl, Greg Shulman and their two sons were eager to have another dog in the family. They searched on websites of local rescue groups and through the Frisco Humane Society found Boone, a twoyear-old basset hound and Labrador retriever mix who had been rescued from a nearby kill shelter. After reading about his love for belly rubs and that he was great with kids, the Shulmans knew they wanted to meet him. They eagerly waited for Boone at PetSmart. The Schulmans’ sons Jake, 9, and Jason, 7, jumped with big smiles on their faces when Boone went right up to them, tail wagging. They took turns giving him treats and soon had him sitting. Greg got him to roll over for a good scratch. The Shulmans were smitten. Within a few days, Boone was snuggled on the couch between Jake and Jason watching a movie. “The boys love taking Boone on walks

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and cuddling with him on the couch,” Cheryl said. “Boone even tucks them in every night by jumping up on their beds at bedtime and giving them kisses.” Their “sweet baby,” as Boone is affectionately called by Cheryl, loves chewing up toys and taking long naps on his extralarge and comfy bed in Cheryl and Greg’s bedroom. “He always wants to be with us and is very lovable,” Cheryl said. The Shulmans have spoiled Boone rotten, allowing him to finally enjoy the life he deserves. Kathryn Horner contributes to neighborsgo on behalf of the Frisco Humane Society.

FIDO 5K AND FUN RUN The Frisco Humane Society will host their Fido 5K run/walk followed by the fun run April 2 at Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Registration is at 7 a.m., the 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the one-mile fun run starts at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $30, and participants will receive a race T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the chip-timed winners in their respective classes. All proceeds from the event will go towards medical expenses of Frisco Humane rescued dogs and cats.

April 01, 2011

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Shulman family bonds with basset hound mix A

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MORE INFO To see all adoptable pets, visit frisco humanesociety.com.

Boone, a basset hound and Labrador retriever mix, cuddles on the couch with Greg (from left), Jake and Jason Shulman.

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Matt Johnson (right) celebrates after sprinting past McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller at the finish line at the 2009 Historic McKinney Kiwanis Triathlon.

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s someone who spent years chronically dieting and battling disordered eating, I never dreamed I now would be educating, counseling and writing about how to eat normally. I know the struggle of stuffing my face and the avenues of starving. My lowest weight at my current height was 86 pounds. At my highest weight in 2001, I tipped the scales at 204 pounds. I have wasted hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to achieve ‘normalcy’. I now eat ‘normally’ everyday as a lifestyle no matter what day it is. You can change your life and learn a fit lifestyle without spending tons of money. One way is to utilize programs and activities your community has to offer. Frisco Mayor Maher Maso’s new initiative, Be Fit Frisco, encourages residents to get off a diet and go on a lifestyle. Mayor Maso, an avid motor cross buff, is urging everyone to commit to making daily choices for the rest of their life that will lead to more activity and healthier eating. “This is not about a diet,” he said. “It’s the fabric of this city to be fit and well.” Mayor Maso believes incorporating local activities into your daily goals leads to better fitness and wellness. Residents are invited to an Easter Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. April 9 at Pizza Hut Park fields 9-14. More than 60,000 eggs will be

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scattered about the fields for the egg hunt at 2 p.m. for children 12 and younger. Bounce houses, face painting, and a bonnet contest are also among the varied activities. For more information, call the special events hotline at 972-292-6520. Next door in McKinney, Mayor Brian Loughmiller declared the month of May as ‘Get Fit Month.’ “The wellness of our community and its citizens is very important,” he said. “Being on a path to good health and wellness makes everyone feel good.” Loughmiller, who has participated in numerous marathons and triathlons, challenges folks to sign up with him to participate in the Historic McKinney Kiwanis Triathlon and Run Races to take place April 30 and May 1. Find complete information on the wellness weekend at playtri.com/kiwaniskids or playtri.com/kiwanis. Kip Watson is a personal trainer in Frisco and frequent contributor to neighborsgo.com.


Shulman family bonds with basset hound mix