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Small Bites

posted June 16th, 2014 by
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Ween Pic 9Just some quick information about various weenish places and events. (None of this really warranted its own post.)

First off, a new ween-friendly joint. We stopped off at Knucks Wheelhouse, 103 E. California Ave., while we were at the Bricktown “Rock the Boat” festival this weekend. This new pizza place is located right above Captain Norm’s in Bricktown. The outside seating here is limited to barrel tables with stools, as pictured. They have counter service and then deliver the food when ready. We got pizza by the slice, truffle fries, and Mom and Pops got some PBRs (on tap even!) The food was decent (it is hard to truly judge their pizza by the ready-to-go slices), the service was great, and the prices were comparable to Sauced. We wouldn’t go out of our way to go here, when Sauced has a better atmosphere and more                                                                                             outdoor seating, but it is nice to see more choices popping up.

We also wanted to let our readers know that since our previous review, the patio situation at The Garage has vastly improved. They carved out part of their parking lot to create…  Read More

Road Trip!: Beavers Bend State Park + Broken Bow

posted June 5th, 2014 by
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Ween Pic 8bWith Mom off for the summer, she convinced Pops that we needed to take a ween-centric road trip. So we spent a few days exploring Beavers Bend & Hochatown State Park near Broken Bow. This is about a 4-5 hour drive from the metro, depending on how many times you need to pee, and whether you speed or not.
We rented a pet-friendly studio cabin directly in the state park (picture #2.) While it was serviceable, it was rather… rustic. The bathroom smelled like mildew, and we’re not sure who it was built for. Mom is only 5’3 and had to duck to get her head under the water in the shower. Poor Pops, who is 6′, really had to do some yoga to wash his hair. Going potty also required standing or sitting sideways. This is why I just pee out in nature. Sorry if this is TMI, but we offer full-service reviewing here at Ween on the Scene. Pops said if we go back, we will spring to rent a private “luxury” cabin in-town.
We took a short hike on our first day, then headed into Broken Bow for some chow. We decided on Grateful Head Pizza(pictures 3-9), 10251 U.S. 259, Broken Bow. They have a large patio, most of which is covered. We also think their genius idea to have a large sandpit and Tonka Trucks outside for wee tots to play with is inspired. In yet another weird Oklahoma liquor law, this particular county only Read More

Texadelphia

posted June 5th, 2014 by
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Ween Pic 7bWhen we go to Bricktown, it is pretty hard for us to say no toFuzzy’s.  But, that always turns into a calorie bomb and Mom and Pops are trying to curb their consumption just a bit. We wanted to head down to Bass Pro, so we decided to check out Texadelphia, 200 S. Oklahoma Ave., while we were in the area.

Mom’s friend Auntie Renee had told us that we should put this joint on our list, since they have pup treats for the taking right out on the patio. We figured this was reason enough to give it a try, so off we went. The patio is decent sized and covered, which is always a relief.  As promised, there was a bin of dog bones and  a bowl of water waiting just for me. I snubbed the water because I strongly dislike public drinking receptacles, but Read More

May / June 2014 OKC Pets Magazine

posted May 15th, 2014 by
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Easter Lilies are toxic to cats!

posted April 17th, 2014 by
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Easter LilyCat owners, please keep in mind that Easter lilies are very toxic to your cat!  We have learned of some recent fatalities of cats that have ingested the leaves, and have learned that even the pollen from Easter lilies can be toxic.  Please beware!

Snake bite season is here

posted April 14th, 2014 by
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The weather is warming up and pets and people alike are enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Keep in mind as your pets spend more time outside that April is the beginning of snake bite season.

Though most snake bites are reported at the end of summer, typical spring cleaning in the yard such as clearing leaves and underbrush can unintentionally disturb venomous snakes that come out as early as April.

Copperheads, rattlesnakes and water moccasins (cottonmouth) are the most common venomous snakes in central and eastern Oklahoma. For more information on how to identify these snakes, click here.

If you suspect your animal has been bitten by a snake, seek care immediately at an emergency facility which is more likely to keep antivenin in stock than a general practice vet.

Tourniquets are not advised. Some vets suggest using Benadryl or other antihistamine depending on the type of antivenin that will be administered. The best bet is to call ahead to the facility you plan to transport to and find out what they recommend.

– Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]