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Surfing the Counter Instead of the Waves

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Coconut, pictured here, is a notorious counter surfer.  So much so that a couple of weeks ago she grabbed an asthma inhaler from the counter and went on to eat it!  That near-death experience hasn’t dampened her surfing habit, though.  Why do some dogs like to counter surf? Researchers at Hood College actually did a […]

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  March 19, 2012   No comments
What Do Women Want?

What Do Women Want?

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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. A 2009 online poll showed 78% of women indicated they would choose a dog over a husband. A petside.com poll from 2010 showed that a third of the 1100 women participants felt […]

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  March 8, 2012   No comments
Fun Facts About Names

Fun Facts About Names

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Did you know today is Fun Facts About Names Day?  I found this article online at Vetstreet.com  the other day about how and why we pick the names we do for our pets.  Here’s an excerpt….. “Pet owners nowadays are favoring more human-like monikers for their animals — Charlie and Chloe, anyone? — and even […]

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  March 5, 2012   No comments
When Mere Words Are Not Enough…

When Mere Words Are Not Enough…

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Jessie, the compassionate dog (at least when Party Marty, that darned cat, is not around!): Sometimes, a picture says way more than mere words can.  I just had to post this today.  I don’t know to whom credit should be given for the photo, but I trust it will be appreciated by many posting it […]

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  January 20, 2012   No comments

Are Your Cats and Dogs Offended When You Call Them Pets?

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I read an article in the December issue of the Your Dog newsletter that left me shaking my head. Animal ethicists have objected to calling cats and dogs that live with us “pets,” stating that the term is derogatory and belittles our relationship with four-legged residents.  Instead of “pet”, the ethicists propose the term “animal […]

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  December 1, 2011   No comments

Pets Are Worth It

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I recently started working with an elderly lady that moved here a couple of weeks ago. She is living in an assisted living community and has a canine roommate. The lady isn’t very mobile (uses a walker), so it isn’t possible for her to walk the dog. That’s where I come in, walking the dog […]

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  August 8, 2011   No comments