ALBANY, N.Y. — The Karner blue butterfly has exceeded recovery goals in the rare New York habitat where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov in the 1940s, officials announced last week.
Angel is a 14-plus-year-old feline sharing her life with her caretaker Stefanie. Some time ago Stefanie found a small dark and soft mass on the top of Angel’s head and about six months ago it grew quite visibly to about the size of a quarter at its base and three-quarters of an inch high. It is now pink in color, soft and as Stefanie puts it, squishy. She wants to know whether or not she should be concerned.
Gabby Slome rarely vacations without her dog Pancho in tow. He is a full-fledged family member. And just as “you wouldn’t leave your child at home,” Slome says, she doesn’t leave Pancho either — even if that means an airplane flight or two.