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Author Archive: Joy of Living

Selecting the best cat collar

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Jessie:  Okay, I want to spread my knowledge about cat chokers…er, collars, here.  I want to make sure you understand how to properly select and adorn your beloved feline with a collar.  Just because I am a dog does not mean I don’t know a thing or two about putting a cat in a choke…er, […]

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  November 30, 2009   No comments

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Your Beloved Pets

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The smell alone of a wonderful Thanksgiving feast being prepared may put your dog into overdrive.  Think of all those delicious aromas drifting through the house, tempting him and making him act crazy.  What is a dog to do? Although tempting, do not feed any bits of turkey to your dog.  Stick to his normal […]

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  November 23, 2009   No comments

This dog (or cat!) is in hot water, literally!

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Bo, the adorable cat:  Our Yorkie-Poo friend, Bolt, got bathed yesterday.  He tells us he is not too keen on getting his precious fur all wet, but we have to gently remind him that getting bathed regularly is important for us critters….especially the dogs! Jessie, the lovable dog  (with paws over her nose):  When was […]

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  November 20, 2009   No comments

Dog vs. Cat – Which is better?

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Author Bradley Trevor Greive upset more than a handful of happy cat owners upon the release of his book, “Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats.”  However, upon turning the pages of this book, it becomes apparent that Greive  is not anti-cat.  He is merely pro-dog.  In fact, many of those cat owners have now come […]

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  November 17, 2009   No comments

Dogs and the Elderly

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Jessie, the wonderful canine companion:  My Yorkie-Poo friend, Bolt, has a human whose grandma is now 105 years old.  At a family gathering recently, someone suggested that Grandma get a dog to keep her company.  Everyone laughed at such a silly notion, not so much that Grandma should have a dog, but that Grandma is […]

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  November 12, 2009   No comments

Dog vs. Husband….You Decide

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It seems like there are surveys for everything these days, and finding out what women want is on the list of such surveys.  In a recent poll conducted online, a whopping 78% of women indicated they would choose a dog over a husband.  According to one of the respondents, age 29, she would much rather […]

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  November 12, 2009   No comments

It’s Dog’s Play!

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Jessie, the adorable canine:  If you want a perfectly behaved, well-mannered, socially-adept dog like myself, you have to play at it.  No, I did not mean work at it…I meant PLAY at it.  When you engage in fun activities with your dog, it is good for everyone around. Dogs have a better chance of learning […]

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  November 5, 2009   No comments

Cats and dogs living together

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Jessie the dog:  Most cartoons depict cats and dogs as  feverishly hostile towards one another, but is it truly that way?  Can we get along?  Much like our human counterparts, it all depends on the mix of the species and their personalities.  I am so likable that I pretty much get along with everyone, with […]

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  November 4, 2009   No comments

Ewww…what’s that smell????

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Bo, the wonderful cat:  You know, I was wondering what to write about today, and when Jessie stepped into the room, it suddenly hit me:  PET ODORS…and HOW TO GET RID OF THEM!  I could just shoo Jessie out the door and on her merry way, but I don’t think our owner, Karen, of My […]

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  November 4, 2009   No comments