KKBN Pet of the Week 08.20.2019

May I introduce Mr. No Mo.

He is a real gift from Heaven. I already had two rescue kitties and another companion cat in my shop. Her name was Stella.

Everyone was trying to give more kittens and cats. I kept telling them “No Mo Cats”! I have been around and loved cats for over eighty years. No Mo showed up one evening, looking for a hand-out. I told him to go home. Next morning and evening, he was here, still looking for something to eat. Told him again to go home. Next morning, I gave in. I told him he must be the “No Mo Cat” I have been talking about. The name stuck.

He spent his days in the shop with Stella and me and was a real blessing for Stella. He would jump into her bed and wash her from Nose to toes. He would also bring her dead mice, birds, lizards etc. She couldn’t eat any of those yummy gifts. I had to wait until no one was looking to ditch the “goodies”. A month later, Stella was diagnosed with cancer.  My Vet and I did all that we could for her, but she lost her battle. No Mo was just devastated, wandering around and meowing for her. We both were suffering from broken hearts. I had Stella for many years. She was almost 19 when she went to the Rainbow Bridge.

I finally started taking No Mo into the house at night. The first night, he walked in, grabbed the special needs rescue kitty and washed him from nose to toes and has kept him neat and clean ever since. This relieved me from one of my daily chores of cleaning up “Stinky”.

I have been truly blessed!

Gail “Cat Mom” Forrester, Murphys

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KKBN Hard Working Man 08.14.2019

Arron Ochs

I would like to nominate my husband, Arron Ochs.

He was recently promoted as the Veteran’s Services Program Manager for Catholic Charities.  After only six months a s case manager, he successfully housed over 20 homeless veterans in the mother lode area.

His coworkers say, “He is a dedicated team player & has a heart of gold! This makes those that he serves & works with grateful to know him!”

He wakes up early every morning to get the kids to school before work and makes sure to get off in time to get them to every practice and game.

Our twin two-year-old boys idolize him and can’t wait to smother him with love every day. He’s a wonderful cook and puts ‘a cup of love” in every recipe. He’s very witty and the life of any party. He’s dedicated to helping others and has taken a lead role in helping me organize a community walk for suicide prevention and awareness. He is so loved and appreciated.




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KKBN Pet of the Week 08.13.2019

Sir Maximus Fatty Pants… aka Max for short.

He is a 13 week old Malamute and Husky mix.

He already loves the water and playing with his adopted mommy dog Viada who is a rescue puppy.

He is a very loving and mellow pup.

Megan and Gage


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KKBN Hard Working Man 08.07.2019

Larry Laliberte

Larry is an amazing father and husband.  Not only is he a father to our beautiful 12 year old daughter, but a step-father to my 2 older children.

He is such a dedicated man!  He commutes to the Bay Area, where he rents a room 5 days a week to work 2 jobs and comes home exhausted on the weekends, always happy to help with our ranch and spend time with his family.

He is not only a wonderful husband; he is a great father and the father who “stepped up” with his step-kids.

We are very proud of him and feel he is extremely deserving to be “a hard working man!”

Nichole Laliberte


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KKBN Pet Of The Week 08.06.2019


This is Patchy Girl!

She is about 5 years old and has a spit-fire of personality. I rescued her from an on ramp to freeway in Merced when she was probably 6 – 8 weeks old.

We first thought her to be a him (I don’t know why we just assumed, lol) until my boyfriend’s mom pointed out that he, was in-fact a She! There were great laughs and as it turns out, Patchy Girl is my little tomboy dog, lol.

She loves her little belly rubbed, hates baths but loves to run fast around the house afterwards. She growls at me when she wants to be held while walking around house. She is also my brave little house guard, making sure there is no riff-raff hanging about.

Tug of War is her favorite game and, yes, she loves to ride in the car. I think she is very deserving of the prestigious title, Pet of The Week!!

Thank You – Yvonne

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