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    1. Bar review: Nikko Mussolini dog bar and boutique in St. Pete Beach

      Bars & Spirits

      St. Pete Beach bars always seem to be a little higher on the quirkiness scale compared with the inland, and, by the name on the sign alone, Nikko Mussolini Dog Barrrrr — that's five R's — and Boutique is no exception.

      The dog-friendly pub is at 9524 Blind Pass Road in St. Pete Beach.
    2. Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 9

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      Pet of the week | Jamie

      Jamie is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair mix. She is all black except for a white spot on her chest, and loves sitting in the sun and being gently pet. She would be best suited in a calm home with older children. Inquiries about adopting Jamie or other cats and dogs can be …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    3. Find A Friend: BamBam, the Chi-Weenie

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      Remember Pebbles the Chi-Weenie? Meet her brother, BamBam. These cartoon characters are Chihuahua-Dachshund mixes and not yet 2 years old. They weigh just 12 pounds each but deliver an action-packed plot of fun and affection. Rescued from neglect, the duo recovered in remarkable form and fine health. Pebbles and BamBam …

      BamBam and his sister Pebbles are Chihuahua-Dachshund mixes and not yet 2 years old.
    4. Find a Friend: Noel the Cat

      Find a Friend: Noel the Cat

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      November was national Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and Noel is still waiting patiently. She's only 8, a short-furred softie with many purrfectly healthy years ahead. Ironically, it was Noel's human family that developed a sudden allergy last Christmas and dropped off the Tabby. For a time, Noel's chirpy meow went silent …

      St. Francis Society Animal Rescue
    5. Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 2

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      Pet of the week | Romeo

      Romeo is a 2-year-old brown and white mixed breed. He likes relaxing, running after sticks and being pet. He would be good in a home without other dogs. Inquiries about adopting Romeo or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    6. Hernando Pet of the Week for Nov. 25

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      Rose is a 2-year-old black-and-orange, short-hair mix Tortoiseshell. She is very loving and would do well in a home with other cats. This playful and mellow cat likes to be petted. Inquiries about adopting Rose or other pets can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at Wiscon and Mobley roads, …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast
    7. Find A Friend: Zachary, the cat

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      Zachary really went the distance to enjoy his first Turkey Day. The 6-month-old male kitten motored by semi-truck across central Florida, traveling dangerously amidst a load of heavy equipment. During a stop in Tampa, a frightened and soil-covered Zachary made a frantic dash straight into the arms of his rescuer. A few …

      Zachary has become a cuddly lap cat that’s heavily bonded to his foster brother (Angel).
    8. Find A Friend: Angel the tiger Tabby kitten

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      Angel is psyched to discover Turkey Day — a sharp contrast to the scary parking lot of the fast-food spot where the 7-month-old male brown tiger Tabby kitten was found. Angel is now in safe but temporary rescue care, heavily bonded to his slightly more outgoing foster brother. They'd love to go "home" together. …

      Angel, a 7-month-old male brown tiger, was found in the parking lot of the fast-food spot.
    9. Find A Friend: Elvis the doggie

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      Caution: faces like this may cause readers to lose focus on any and all other matters of importance. Incredibly adorable Elvis needs someone to love him tender. He's already checked out of the Heartbreak Hotel a time or two, given up by humans who came to realize that pet adoption really does require a serious …

      Incredibly adorable Elvis needs someone to love him tender.
    10. Hernando Pet of the Week for Nov. 18

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      Thunder is a 1-year-old black and white shepherd. He is a puppy through and through — energetic, playful and good with kids. Thunder likes playing, toys, treats, jumping and especially running. Inquiries about adopting Thunder or other dogs and cats can be made at the Humane Society of the Nature Coast shelter at …

      Humane Society of the Nature Coast