Courtesy of Kevin Kelly


Ask nearly anyone who has a pet, and they’ll tell you pets are more than just an animal we live with. Pets – especially cats and dogs – are our family members. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that more and more homebuyers are looking for a pet-friendly space. If you also have a pet and are thinking of renovating before listing, consider these three pet-friendly upgrades. They’re sure to woo any buyer who considers the needs of their furry companion to be just as important as their own.

1. A well-designed mudroom. Pets – much like children – are known to bring the outside world indoors on a regular basis. A mudroom with tiled floors, perhaps even partially tiled walls, is easy to clean when it comes to muddy paw prints. If you have space in your mudroom for a sink or doggy shower – even better! 2. A pet nook. You’ve heard of a reading nook, but how about a pet nook? If there’s a small area of your home such as under the stairs or in an unused corner, consider creating a mini pet retreat.

Place their bed in the nook as well as their food and a basket of toys. It will keep the rest of your home looking neater if you have all your pet stuff in one area. 3. A “catio.” Let ’s not forget about our feline companions. Indoor cats deserve to have some fresh air too, of course you wouldn’t want them wandering away. A cat patio, or “catio,” is an enclosed space in your yard where a cat can wander and bask in the sun safely.

RIVER RIDDLE Courtesy of Four people need to cross a dark river at night. They have only one torch and the river is too risky to cross without the torch. If all people cross simultaneously, the torch light won’t be sufficient.

The speed of each person of crossing the river is different. The cross time for each person is 1 minute, 2 minutes, 7 minutes and 10 minutes. What is the shortest time needed for all four of them to cross the river?

across, 2 comes back. 7 and 10 go across, 1 comes back. 1 and 2 go across.)

Answers: 17 minutes (1 and 2 go

WORD SEARCH Try to find all of the hidden

Word List

• Bloom • Butterfly • Cloudy • Farmer • Garden • Grow • Petals • Rainbow • Storm • Umbrella • Vacation • Warm

words inside the puzzle. (Words can be spelled forwards, backwards, diagonally, up or down.)

Courtesy of


Made with FlippingBook HTML5