Pets of the Week November 28, 2011


She’s a stray from Saluda but her breed is from the Outback, now one-year-old Sophie’s ready to show you how perfectly an Australian Cattle dog fits in down home instead of down under. Sophie needs her share of attention and will return it a hundred-fold; she’s great with older children, loves to walk on a leash and her housetraining is in progress. Her medium size and “wash and wear” coat make her a snap to groom, even for the show ring her breed is simply wiped down with a damp cloth. If you’re looking for a joyful ally who’ll read your mind and capture your heart, Sophie’s the Aussie-dog for you.


Her eyes include a rare color of the luminous gemstone she’s named for — a distinct blue center oval, with lovely green for the rest. But one-year-old Jade’s determined-to-purr attitude is even more admirable than her blue-orbit eyes — her courage to caress has returned after being left with us by an owner who had to move. Jade’s warm velvet to touch and a perfect small snuggle-size — gentle, affectionate and kind with children and other cats alike. She likes to keep things clean and neat, especially her immaculate white paws and her litter box. Jade is already spayed and ready to go to your secure loving home, where she’ll complete her heart’s bloom.

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm est.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)

Binding DC Comic’s Robin

I wanted to show some of my recent bindings from Houchen Bindery.

Robin was an amazing title from DC – even after it was relaunched as Red Robin. This title was ended and Red Robin began after the Batman: Battle for the Cowl mini-series.

My map brings this title out to 12 volumes. I could only fit 10 in the box. Mapping Robin was not an easy task. I got a lot of help at The Comic Forums. Crossovers like Batman: Murderer, Batman:Fugitive and War Games have their own binds. I simply placed a notice in the appropriate volumes of when to see those stories.

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Binding DC Comics’ Batgirl

The recent Batgirl title with Stephanie Brown was one of the best titles DC has put out in a long time. It is one of the casualties of the reboot and was killed well before its time. The final pages of the final issue left us with a taste of where Bryan Q. Miller could have taken the title.

I cannot stress how good this title was.

I went with Herring & Robinson Bookbinders as the binder for this title.

This was a fairly easy map. The title ran 24 issues with a brief crossover with Red Robin. One issue was supposed to be continued into an issue of Batman, Inc. But the delays on that title put the issue after the reboot.

edited to clarify binding Map -Donny
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Pets of the Week November 21, 2011


At just a year and a half Apollo is in Olympic lapdog form, his strong tiny chest holds a big snuggly heart, and his tough-guy persona melts magically away the moment you pick him up. Apollo is a wonderful, gentle playmate for kids. (Cats are fine too; other dogs, not so much.) If you’re looking for a love of god-like proportions in wagging miniature form, come see how divine Apollo really is.


Her favorite move is the Twirly-Purr, when she turns her dark-and-silvery-light-striped head under to show you her tiny chin, all the while vroom-vrooming so hard you think she might bust a gusset. She’s gently exuberant, great with kids, dogs and other cats, and so playful she accidentally tied a toy to her tail and tried to out-run herself. Her box is tidy and she’s too clean-sweet not to touch, come hear her make a loving introduction with her single perfect “mew.”

The Greenwood Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the compassionate care and protection of animals.

Their purpose is to give sanctuary to abandoned, abused, and neglected animals, provide education to the public on responsible and humane pet ownership, encourage the public to spay and neuter their pets by providing low cost surgery, and encourage adoptions of those animals placed in their care.

Their adoption center is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm est.

Email: humane@gwdhumanesociety.org
864-942-8775 (Shelter Adoption Area)
864-223-2498 (Spay/Neuter Clinic)