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8-E—LUBBOCKAVALANCHE-JOURNAl—Sunday Morning, April 6, 1975 THE MERRY PET By LINDA MERRY, DVM Question: Is it Irue thai criinchies cause bladder (rou- ble in torn cats? 1 know of altered females who nibble on dry food everyday and seem (o have no bladder problems. I would appreciate your answer in your column. Answer; Cat cninchics don't cause bladder trouble but they may add to it. Bladder trouble begins with a capital T for male cats, ft's Trouble that may kill them, Rive them unlimited Torture, and recur Time after Time. The Trouble starts in the bladder with infection (usually viral, sometimes bacterial) and formation of small stones. Unfortunately, neither the (rouble nor stones stay in the bladder. They are passed along with the urine into the urelbra where they often lodge .pack up, and obstruct urination. Stones don't belong only to mate cats. Female cats probably have as many bladder stones as males but no one realizes it. The males' urethra is much smaller than the females. Just that anatomic distinction makes the difference between a rolling stone and one that's stuck. Prevalence of this disease is reported to be between three and ten per cent in male cats. No one knows; the prevalence lor females since a rolling .si one causes few problems and gathers no statistics. The cat is basically a desert animal who takes most of his water from his food. Cits that eat dry foods ingest less water and produce more concentrated urine than those on moist diets, i-'ormation of crystals and cellular debris is more likely to occur in concentrated urine. There you have the whole theory behind cutting down dry lood for cats with urolithiasis (bladder stones). It's a good idea for owners of male kittens to bear that in mind when they pick a diet, fats develop definite food preferences very early and once they make up their minds they can be unshakable. It's wise to give them some moist foods as well as (Tunchies at a tender age. Then if a problem arises they can be shifted to a moist diet. For the cats who refuses anything that doesn't crunch, the dry food should be moistened with water. Question: I am writing you this line to see if ydu nave a suggestion for my problem. I have a black and white, three year old cat. He jumps to the kitchen window sill outside. I just can't keep it clean. He lumped the other day and hit the glass with his nose, It cracked a little and now il's up to the top. Ft costs about Sfl.OO or S10.00. so maybe you will loll me what to do? Answer: Gel. (he window replaced. Then anchor cither a wooden or wrought iron grill over it — flush with the outer window sill. That should look authentic in your part of the country and effectively "screen' 1 nose diving pussy cats. » * * If yon have a question about your pet, send it to The Merry Pet, The Lubbock Avalanche- Journal. Box 491, Lubbock, Tex. 70408. ROME (WNSl - The chef who for 21 years cooked for four Popes is currently on a European tour, masterminding special dinners at chosen hotels. He is Francisco Gigli, who says of American and British cooking, "Sorry, but it's too insipid. It needs more flavor. Add olive oil wherever possible and more herbs, like parsley and rosemary." What was it like cooking for the Pope? Easy. "Every day for 21 years I had at least 16 men sit down to meals", says Gigli. "The Pope always dined with 15 cardinals. But it was easy. They always left the menu to me." A From major manufacturers of junior jeans and pants, choose from a variety of style and colors, sizes 5-13 med. and long. Reg. 15.00 to'17.00 SALE 9.99 Knit tops, in an assortment of styles and colors. Sizes S-ML. Reg. 6.00 to 10.00 SALE 4.99 JUNIORS LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Sunday Morning, April 6,1975—E-9 Infant drawstring gown in pastel nursery prints and pastel solids. Comfort neckline with non-binding rag- Ian sleeves. SALE 2.29 Reg. 3.50 INFANTS You'll love Gobbles smashing sandal. A soft, wrap around vamp, slender platform and flirty little toe opening. Available in bone and white crinkled patent. Reg. 24.00 SALE 15.99 LADIES SHOES Famous name watches, 17 and-21 jewels. Available for both ladies and gentlemen Values to 125.00 SALE 31.88 Beautiful chains from Direction One. Many exciting lengths to go to. Reg. 7.50 SALE 3.9$ JEWELRY Bust Out pants and jackets Sizes- 6VI6 in beige, blue, and pink. SALE Pants 13.99 Jackets 1 9.99 IMPACT Famous 'name sportswear. Coordinated separates in light blue, and dark blue. Also embroidered shorts and pants with many tops to mix and match. Sizes 4-6x, and 7-14 Reg. 5.00-14.00 SALE 2,99-8.39 King Kole has the answer for cool and comfortable playwear. Choose from a wide selection of short sets and "sizzler" shift sets. Short sets size 3-6x Reg. 5.00 SALE 2.99 Size 7-14 Reg. 6.00 SALE 3.99 Sizzler sets Size 3-6x Reg. 5.50 SALE 3.49 Size 7-T4 Reg. 6.50 SALE 4.49 Midriff tops from Her Majesty in many prints and fabrics. Great for summer playwear Sizes 4-14. Reg. 3.50 SALE 2.79 GIRLS Playtex swimsuifs. Values to 35.00 SALE 9.99 Gilead tunic pajama, assorted colors with silver lace. Also black with black lace. Sizes S,M,L. Reg. 12.00 SALE 7.99 LINGERIE aries Donmopr has woven shirts in solids and patterns. Beautiful colors to choose from. Size 4-7 Reg. 4.25-6.00 SALE 2.99 in Donmoor knit shirts choice of colors and styles. Choose from solids, plaids, and checks. Available in pullover or zip-front styles. Sizes 4-7. Reg. 4.00-4.50 SALE 2.49 CHILDREN aries Dacron bed pillows Standard Queen King Reg. 5.00 8.00 10.00 SALE 2.99 3.99 4.99 J.P. Stevens no iron percale sheets No matched sets. Reg. SALE Twin or full 6.50-8.50 2.99 Queen or king 10.50-15.00 5.99 Crushed velvet bedspreads No iron tablecloths. Solid colors Twin Full Queen King Reg. SALE 1998 16.98 2398 18.98 29.98 25.98 3398 28.98 Martex and Cannon wash cloths Values to 1.50 SALE .39 52x70 60x90 : 60x90 Oval I 68" Round I Napkins Reg. 10.00 15.00 15.00 16.00 1.50 SALE 6.99 9.99 9.99 10.99 .99 LINENS: Short sleeve dress shirts. Solids and stripes to choose from. Sizes 14^-17 Reg. 9.00 SALE 5.99 Double knit slacks made from 100% polyester. A variety of patterns to select from. Waist sizes 30-42 Reg 1600 SALE 11.90 Par-elegance short sleeve sport shirts! Solids and different patterns. Sizes S-M-L-XL Reg 800 SALE 4.99 Shelfield crew-neck T-shirts, in solid and stripes. Sizes 5- M-L-XL. Reg. 6.50 SALE 3.99 Jarman patent leather shoes,, in black, brown, and white. Sizes 71/2-12 B,C,D. Also in two-tone patent. Reg.30.00 SALE 23.90 Jarman calfskin shoes in black or brown, sizes 7V2-12 A,B,C,D Also available in moc-toe lace. Reg 2500 SALE 19.90 MENSSHOES Regency park suits and trios made from 100% polyester. Sizes .36-46 Reg. 40-46 Long/Available in Lt..Blue, Navy, Brown, Tan, Green, And Gold. Reg. 100.00 SALE 69.00 CYNTHIA ANNE ROSS Miss Cynthia Anne Ross, bride-elect of William Edmon Hardy, was hostess at a family-get-acquainted coffee at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lubbock Club. Special guests included the mothers of the engaged couple, Mrs. Charles A. Ross Jr. and Mrs. Edmon L. Hardy; Miss Anna Jane Hardy, sister of the future bridegroom; Mrs. Estelle Adams and Mrs. Charles A. Ross, grandmothers of the future bride and Mrs. Sarah Highley, grandmother of the future bridegroom. The couple plans to be married Aug. 16 in Hodges Chape] of the First Christian Church. CATHY STEWART A miscellaneous shower will honor Miss Cathy Stewart, bride-elect of Gregg Goode, from 2-4 p.m. today in the home of Mrs. James Porter of 6611 Norfolk Ave. There will be 11 cohostesses. Mrs. J. Calvin Stewart and Mrs. DeVerl Goode of Cross Plains, mothers of the engaged couple, will be special guests. The wedding is planned for May 23 at the Second Baptist Church. Volunteer Directory If an agency below interests you, telephone the number and the person listed. For further assistance, telephone the Volunteer Bureau at 7472711. • * • The State Welfare Department is trying to help people whose prospects in life are limited by poverty, ignorance or isolation, but it needs help. People who care enough to become involved are needed to teach others how to help themselves through education, proper care of children and nutrition. You could expand an underprivileged child's world by taking him to a ball game or to the park or by helping out in a day care center. Volunteers are needed to provide transportation to those who cannot afford it. Volunteers should call 7635351, Ext. 256 and ask for the volunteer coordinator. MANS SHOP The Juvenile Probation Department at 800 Broadway needs volunteers to work with juvenile offenders. These youths do not require professional guidance but need a friend, ccounselor and confidant to direct them to more normal youth activities. Four training sessions (one each week, beginning May 6) are planned before the youths are assigned. A weekly contact for at least six months is anticipated. Activities will include taking these youths to various community centers, sports events, cultural programs and helping them meet their day-to-day problems. Telephone Vicki Hammond at 763-5351, Ext. 245. ZTA Seniors To Be Feted Sixteen members of Gamma Tau chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at Texas Tech University will be honored with a salad supper at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ZTA Lodge on Greek Circle. Hostesses for the event are members of the Zeta Tau Alpha Lubbock Alumnae Chapter and of the Zeta Tau Alpha Mothers Club and Patronesses. Seniors to be honored are Joanie Baggett, Sally Edgar, Paula Freeman, Maria Fullwood, Susie Goddard, Connie Griffin, Cindy HoSford, Melinda La Bate, Kathey Phillips, Beth Henegar, Lea Riedinger, Debbie Storrie, Dianne Suttpn, Cindy Taylor, Janet Williams and Mary Woods. Widow Prefers Independence DUBLIN (WNS) - As widow of late President Erskine Childers of Eire, Mrs. Rita Childers is entitled to an official automobile with uniformed chauffeur. Even so, she is now taking driving lessons. "Independence should be treasured," she said.