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Gail Roland, who runs a nonprofit dog rescue with her husband, was once attacked by two pit bulls while working as a mail carrier. But she rescued 10-year-old Louie from the local animal control agency, and founded a sanctuary for senior dogs in Florida. (Beth Cravey/The Florida Times-Union/The Associated Press)

Home offers old dogs new digs

By Beth Reese Cravey / The Florida Times-Union

Sanctuary takes in aging canines that often languish in shelters

The veterinarian who wrote “How to Speak Cat” says our cats will be grateful once we learn to understand what they’re telling us. (Morgan Petroski/Albuquerque Journal)

Sounds and signals help you speak kitty

By Sue Manning / The Associated Press

Cats have many sounds and signals, and a lot of them are only used with people

Farmer Gino Celli climbs out of a irrigation canal that is covered in dried salt on a field he farms  near Stockton, Calif., in April. Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws his irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. (Rich Pedroncelli/The Associated Press)

Calif. farmers would give up some water

By Fenit Nirappil And Scott Smith / The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteer …