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Dogs take over the pool for See Spot Splash

Hundreds of eager pooches got the chance to dive into the Natatorium water on Wednesday on the final day before public pools closed for the summer in Boise. The annual See Spot Splash event is a partnership between Boise Parks and Recreation and the Idaho Humane Society for a fun, off-leash dog party.

Family

Parents @ Play: The last gasp of summer

But summer definitely isn't over yet, which means that if they hunker down and finish up their homework, there are still plenty of well-lit hours in the day to play outside before bedtime. Here are some of our late-summer outdoor favorites.

Home & Garden

With a childlike whimsy

LOS ANGELES - Married eight years, the couple work together as the creative agency NONdesigns and live in the Dorland house, a two-bedroom, one-bath house designed by Lloyd Wright that they purchased in 2013.

Recipes

The way to glam up melon involves something sparkling

Sparkling wine is my aperitif of choice. It’s light and refreshing, it pairs well with just about any starter, and those bubbles always put me in a good mood. Occasionally, I will spring for a glass of French champagne, but I find Italian prosecco, Spanish cava or an American sparkling wine does the trick just as well for, typically, a much lower price, making it possible to enjoy that effervescence in an everyday way.

Health & Fitness

We’re not just blowing smoke

When Woodie Guthrie sang, “Let me go here one more time/And one more time,” he was hoping to recapture a past that had faded away. When we ask you to let us revisit, one more time, the subject of e-cigarettes, we’re hoping to help you capture a better future.

Home & Garden

Growing a meadow isn’t a lark - it’s hard work

The meadow garden has long captured the imagination of gardeners resisting the cultural hegemony of the lawn. The meadow stands as an appealing hybrid between the gaiety of the cottage garden and the primal power of the prairie. In an age of ecological gardening, its allure grows even stronger, and echoes of the meadow are found in plants now common in our gardens, whether their minders know it or not.

Pets

These old dogs are special picks at sanctuary

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - Eleven dogs greet visitors at the door of the lovely 115-year-old Victorian house. There's a lot of slow-motion tail wagging but very little barking and no jumping up and down. Most of the dogs have a lot of white around their muzzles, several limp a bit, and some have the rheumy eyes that come with great age.

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Dogs take over the pool for See Spot Splash

Hundreds of eager pooches got the chance to dive into the Natatorium water on Wednesday on the final day before public pools closed for the summer in Boise. The annual See Spot Splash event is a partnership between Boise Parks and Recreation and the Idaho Humane Society for a fun, off-leash dog party.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Dogs take over the pool for See Spot Splash 1:46

Dogs take over the pool for See Spot Splash

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St. Luke's training video: Hand washing for patient safety

Meet Chunk, the pet of the week for Aug. 16 0:54

Meet Chunk, the pet of the week for Aug. 16

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Boise support of Caring Hearts High School in Kenya makes dreams come true