Pets of the Month

My name is Percy. I am a domestic shorthair cat whose hobbies include, but are not limited to, hiding in the laundry basket, trying to run out to the deck and playing with any toy with a feather on it. I was adopted in Sioux Falls, SD after being found alone in an alleyway. Shortly before my first birthday, I made the 4-hour move with my humans to Lincoln, NE to my new home at LionsGate. I have since become a Husker fan and am looking forward to my first football game!


My name is Lola, and I live in Omaha! My mom and I moved in mid-April and we are already loving LionsHead! I am a 6-year-old “Morkeranian” aka a Maltese, Yorkie, Pomeranian mix. I love taking the squeakers out of toys, eating treats and playing tug of war. I also love laying in the sun!

Think you have the world’s cutest pet and want everyone to know it? There’s nothing wrong with being a show off! Enter your pet in Richdale’s Pet of the Month contest for a chance to win a BarkBox or KitNipBox for your furry friend. Tell us about your furry friend and if he or she is featured, YOU win! Send pictures and a brief description to: TheLeaf@richdale.com!

What’s New in Technology?

Amazon’s newly released Echo Show is everything Echo users love about Alexa, but now with all the capabilities of a screen. This high-quality screen is combined with Alexa’s skill set to create a seamless interaction with the use of voice command. Echo Show is also equipped with eight microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation allowing it to hear you from any direction even if music is playing.

The Alexa Skills Kit now has more than 15,000 skills making it easier to customize and add skills. Updates have been made to optimize skills for the screen, allowing individuals to connect their smart home cameras, which gives them the ability to see any room by simply asking Alexa.

Echo Show’s optimized display and video interfaces make streaming videos quick and easy with the option to control playback with both voice and touch. The new screen also allows you to make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have the Echo Show or the Alexa app on other devices with video capabilities.

This new technology is also equipped with the powerful room-filling speakers, which makes listening to music even easier and fun! Stream music through Amazon Music or other apps like Pandora, Spotify and iHeartRadio with the ability to show on-screen lyrics so you can sing along with your favorite songs.

Be sure to visit Amazon.com to find pricing and to see what other cool features the Amazon Show has to offer.