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October 12, 2013 at 9:11 AM
Big game day: It’s Dawgs versus Ducks in the rain today at Husky Stadium, and the excitement started early and was amped up by the appearance of “College GameDay,” ESPN’s pregame show that is in Seattle for the first time in its 19-year run. Set up in Red Square on the University of Washington campus, the TV on-air crew has an active background of waving signs mostly saying encouraging things about the UW’s football team (ranked 16th in national polls) and appalling things about Oregon’s (ranked No.2). The actual game? That starts at 1 p.m.
Big rain day: Whether you’re playing football, at the stadium watching it or doing any other outdoor activity today, plan on doing it in the rain. That’s the forecast for today, but the week coming up looks very nice: clear, with temperatures in the high 60s by Thursday and Friday.
Big insurance questions: If you have them about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and want to talk to a real, live human being, head out to the Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way, N.E. in Lake Forest Park. Public Health – Seattle & King County is putting on the event, which will allow people to learn more about Washington Heathplanfinder, compare health-care plans side by side and find out whether financial help might be available. It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. To enroll, you’ll need to have your Social Security number and information on your income.
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July 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Wadsworth and Wallingford are not fancy Seattle neighborhoods. They’re a pair of homeless ducks.
Ducks. Like, quack quack and so forth.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is currently housing the two waterfowl in need of a new place to call home. Or nest. Or whatever it is that ducks do.
The shelter said the two web-footed vagabonds were recently found wandering loose in an intersection in the Leschi neighborhood: Wadsworth is a grey duck believed to be a Swedish Blue and Wallingford is a white and black Ancona.
According to the ducks’ profile on petfinder.com, the two males are fond of talking to shelter volunteers and splashing around in their wading pool. However, they’d prefer to live in a large grassy backyard with room to roam around.
The drakes are a bonded pair — meaning they’ll have to be adopted together. The shelter also recommends that anyone who adopts the pair have predator-proof pens to house the boys and keep them safe.
Wadsworth and Wallingford are reportedly well-socialized and used to humans, but aren’t fans of being picked up. So if you’re looking for a cuddle buddy, you might want to check out some of the other animals at the shelter.
Finally, birds don’t wear shoes. Usually. So it’s no surprise that these pals are recovering from some sores on their feet. Adoptive parents should plan accordingly.
Note: Wadsworth and Wallingford have had extensive comments, but no interpreter was available at press time.
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