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February 8, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Friday Memo: Gun rights rally … Buddy makes like Lassie … More sun!

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Like guns? There’s a gun rights rally in Olympia today. Supporters call it “2nd Right Rally” and they say (hope?) the event could draw some 1,500 people to the Capitol where it just so happens state lawmakers are working on gun control legislation. According to the opencarry.org forum website, the rally is at 10 a.m. Gun rights activists held a similar rally in Olympia last month.

Buddy the dog and a job well done! A dog named Buddy saved his homeless owner in the Tumwater area Wednesday when the pooch carried a note the homeless man had pinned to the dog’s collar that said the man was immobilized and needed medicine. A woman walking her dog found Buddy, read the note and called police. Officers found the man and his camp and everything turned out just fine. KIRO TV has more details.

Felix Hernandez

And speaking of dog stories … Here’s one about a dog that was rescued: Basset hound rescued from drainage pipe near Haller Lake in Seattle

Horses seized: It must be a day for animal stories. Twenty horses and a dog and cat were seized by authorities at an Enumclaw-area farm after someone reported that the animals appeared neglected; some with ribs showing and others that had difficulty walking. Why do some people keep animals if they don’t have the wherewithal to care for them?

If only the Mariners were winners like Felix Hernandez … With the news that the pitching ace and the ball club are close to signing a contract extension that’s reportedly worth some $175 million over seven years, it’s too bad he’s stuck with a team that has such a poor record. Just saying.

Sun again today? Maybe. Like yesterday. Wasn’t that a welcome sight? But there’s a foggy weekend ahead. Beats rain, though.

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

  1. Search covers Ca. for ex-cop believed killer of 3
  2. Washington’s banner recruiting class shows Steve Sarkisian’s virtues | Jerry Brewer
  3. Report: Felix Hernandez agrees to $175 million deal | The Hot Stone League
  4. NTSB challenges Boeing estimates of 787 battery safety
  5. NBA’s David Stern confirms Seattle group has applied to relocate Kings

Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com

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