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Hi it’s Charly, KOIT's proud #CrazyCatLady & avid dog lover. When I’m not hanging with my five furry family members, I’m volunteering with animals, enjoying a Bay Area microbrew or touring a dog-friendly vineyard.  >^..^<

Posts from August 2014
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 28 2014 11:18AM
While this sign is probably photoshopped, it also has a ring of truth for both genders.
We've all seen the pictures on Facebook that burn our eyes & we can't "unsee" them.
You know the ones, like this of the man at the beach in only a... 
           ***  image removed due to extreme ickk factor  ***          
Or this pic of the woman walking down the street wearing... 
                ***  content destroyed because... blechh  ***                

So yes, this "real-or-not" sign has the right idea! 
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Location : Amsterdam
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 27 2014 10:55AM
Went into the back of the refrigerator & look what I found.  Expiration date 9/1/04.
Should I try it anyway?

See, it even says, "Longer Shelf Life".... 

I'm game for this experiment.  I'll update this blog with results. 
(If I never post again, then you'll know it wasn't such a great idea....)

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Topics : Human Interest
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 26 2014 7:32PM
All photos courtesy Frazer Harrison & Jason Merritt/Getty Images 

RED DRESSES everywhere at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards last night!  Did you think red blended in with the red carpet too much?  Or did you like it?   
Personally, I LOVE red.  It's a power color, and I feel empowered wearing it.  
So I guess I'd better hurry before the tide turns and red has fled the runway!  
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 25 2014 6:00AM
All photos courtesy Aric Bright.  
Some of the many clean-up pictures from the earthquake in Napa yesterday morning.  
Thank goodness my friends were ok, just a lot of mess to clean up & have to replace.  

 ~ Thoughts & prayers + positive, healing energy going out to EVERYONE affected by the #SouthNapaQuake. ~ 

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by Charly Kayle posted Aug 21 2014 2:55PM
Best door ever... if it's somewhere you don't want to go! 
"Sorry officer, as you can see I COULDN'T report for jury duty!"
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 20 2014 9:00AM
     * BE CAREFUL *      with your dog - or cat - on an escalator! 
The San Francisco SPCA has been seeing a large increase in escalator-related injuries, especially with small dogs.  It is PAINFUL, not to mention very, very expensive, with a long recovery time.  

Pick up & hold small dogs when going down an escalator.  
For large dogs, use the steps or an elevator if possible.  
If not possible, WATCH THEIR FEET & FUR to make sure they don't get caught.  You can even put booties on large paws, but make sure they can walk in them normally before attempting them on an escalator. 

Yes, that's Ryan Gosling at LAX, holding his dog, George, because the sign said, "No dogs on escalator."  Pic courtesy Her Dog Blog

 * For a more graphic description of what can go wrong, read this article in
The SF Examiner . * 
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Topics : Human Interest
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 19 2014 8:53AM
Behind the registration counter at Bellagio Las Vegas  (all pics by Charly Kayle) 
A quick stop at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens during my drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas, to bring Shadow, the rescue dog, to his new adopted family. (Story: #Vegas or BUST Starring Shadow
The indoor display - made completely of flowers - changes five times a year, is open 24/7 & is FREE!  Current theme Summer Garden Party is on display until Sept 7, 2014.

Koi fish & bubbling fountains bring peace to an exhilerating display.  Looking forward to the Autumn display in September. 
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Location : Las VegasSan Francisco
People : Charly Kayle
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 18 2014 8:05AM
Floor-to-ceiling Chocolate Fountain in the Bellagio Las Vegas.  
I made a quick stop for some of my favorite sights while I was delivering Shadow, the rescue pup, from the San Francisco Bay Area to his new Vegas home.  (For story, see my KOIT blog: #Vegas Or BUST Starring Shadow)

View from underneath the chocolate, all dripping above my head.  How I wish it could fall in my mouth.

Perspective of humongous size.  I have no idea who this man is, but he was so entralled that I got tired of waiting for him to move before I took another picture. laugh 

Tomorrow: views of the Summer display in the incredibly gorgeous (and free!) Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.
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Location : Las Vegas
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 16 2014 9:40AM
"My Summer Vacation" ~ by Charly Kayle
This is the impromptu trip I made to bring a shelter dog profiled on #WetNoseWed on KOIT, from FurEver Animal Rescue in the East Bay, to his new family in Las Vegas.  

Back story: I posted Shadow's pic on my Charly Kayle Facebook page, and got a reply from a guy saying they would adopt him in a minute, but lived in Vegas and had no way to get him.  I thought, "I'll call his bluff" and wrote, "If you are SERIOUS and really want this dog, I will DRIVE HIM TO YOU."  It was no bluff.  So I followed my intuition (and my heart), and after FurEver checked out and approved the family, here I am... on the road with my two dogs, driving from San Francisco to Vegas! 

Shadow watches the road. (All dogs strapped in using dog seat belts.) Safety first!

Shadow fell in love with Sasha, and spent most of the trip nuzzling his head in hers.

Brooklyn was thrilled to be next to his mommy, in the front passenger seat... 

Except when Sasha drove so I could nap. (I WISH!) Shadow was the backseat driver.

Busted! Only way to get pics was while driving. I really wanted that nuzzling shot!

After a grueling 10-hour drive, I had to say goodbye. I was ecstatic to meet Shadow's new family, whom he took to right away. (And who hate pictures after a long day even more than I do.) There's Brooklyn, photo-bombing as usual! 

NEW HOME! Enzo (in pool) brings ball to coax Shadow in to play.  

Shadow (l) & Enzo (r) are pooped, as new sister Shelby (top) decides naptime is over.  
 ~ Another KOIT Wet Nose Wednesday success story! ~ 


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Topics : Human Interest
Location : Las Vegas
People : Animal Rescue
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 14 2014 4:15PM
We love KOIT's Wet Nose Wednesday for it's power to find families for homeless animals.  
[Nose pictured: my dog Brooklyn, once a rescue, but not up for adoption.]  

VIDEO: One of our featured rescue organizations, FurEver Animal Rescue, on how well it works for them!  

by Charly Kayle posted Aug 13 2014 5:25PM
... which means I can't take any pictures and post them to this blog.  
Pictured: happier days in the past, when I was editing selfies of me with Sue Hall, on the same phone, in the same studio where I left it behind today.  

I was charging my phone in the KOIT studio this morning, and forgot it.  I feel like I have one hand tied behnd my back, not being able to check for texts, take pictures, send pictures, edit pictures.... wow I really depend on my phone for pictures!  

There's my phone with it's extra case!  It had better still be there tomorrow.  
Looks like I won't have my back-up alarms in the morning.  And I swear I keep hearing it buzz on "vibrate".  What the heck is buzzing in my house, if it's not my phone?!   
The dryer, maybe?  Gotta go and check!
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Topics : Human Interest
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 12 2014 6:00AM
Kashi is excited to discover the joys of  International Delight .  Not only do they make great creamers to sweeten your coffee, but they support local, independent artists, too!  

Kashi chooses "Joy". [by PenAndPaint]

He can't wait to curl up on the plushy, soft microsherpa blanket, while mom stirs her coffee with "morning sunshine". 

But wait, he discovers something else hiding underneath the blanket... it's a tote bag! 

Even a crocheted coffee cozy to keep the coffee warm. [by CrochetByMonet

And the exquisite sterling silver bracelet [by elizabeth nicole 3]  
The flavors - and people - of International Delight brightened my day! Tweet with them @indelight #IDelight

by Charly Kayle posted Aug 6 2014 7:20AM
Beautiful Shadow, a black lab rescued by FurEver Animal Rescue, is cleaning up to head to his new perfect home in Las Vegas.  And I promised to take him.  ROAD TRIP! Loading up my two dogs and hitting the highway.

Now he's ready!  Hop in, Shadow... let's go. 
Off the grid for a bit.  Details to come... lots of details! laugh 

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Location : Las Vegas
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 5 2014 11:27AM
Yup, "Fist Candy".  (Sometimes names get lost in translation.)
Packing some Green Tea candy for my long road trip.  It better keep me awake!

by Charly Kayle posted Aug 4 2014 4:57PM
San Francisco Public Library Card  
Isn't it pretty?!  And it comes with a key chain tag, too. 

You can even fill out your application online at  
Loading up on books on CD for my long car voyage!
by Charly Kayle posted Aug 1 2014 8:20AM
Mommy keeps the treats coming for Sasha on the water treadmill!

Rehab in water is the perfect low-impact therapy after Sasha's recent arthroscopic surgery on her front leg.  
Canine hydrotherapy treadmill courtesy of Dr. Ilana Strubel of "A Well Adjusted Pet" at The Rex Center in Pacifica, CA.
Credit all photos: Julie Stiefel    

Close up of the hydrotherapy treadmill, with one of Sasha's new friends. Note the treat in the top left-hand corner, which keeps the dog walking.

Of course, some dogs, like adorable Jack, are motivated by something OTHER than treats (hint, hint Sasha...)

Heather, the dog massage therapist, lets her patients know she is ALL out of treats.  Sasha's jaw drops open, incredulous that could ever happen.

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Topics : Human Interest
Location : CaliforniaPacifica
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