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Mar.18.2011
The eyes of the world focus on Japan and the horrendous aftermath of a double-whammy act of nature. On March 11, many areas were literally washed away when the earthquake-born tsunami flooded over the Northeastern side of the country. Last estimates I saw exceeded 16,000 human lives lost. That’s...
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Mar.17.2011
Today’s blog is short and sweet—and sort of a mashup of a number of items that make you go, Holy Crappiocca! I had a migraine all day yesterday and about the only thing that helps is a nap with my fur-kids around me. But I had to work. Many of y’all know I’m on the Internet quite a bit. Okay, I’m...
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Mar.16.2011
My Magical-Dawg loves to run. I’ve lost weight since we got him, just trying to keep up. We have 13+ acres in N Texas, most of it pasture but about four acres in trees and scrubby “schtuff” that can’t be mowed. Every morning we patrol the spread and the dawg-type turns into a nose-with-legs to...
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Mar.15.2011
Today is Petfinder Adopt-the-Internet Day, promoting shelter pet adoptions. Today I’ve several “treats” to share and hope you’ll spread the furry bounty. Millions of homeless animals end up in shelters every year. Half of the pets that go into shelters die there, because time runs out before they...
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Mar.14.2011
I have the best job in the world. I not only get to write about pets, but also interview terrific pet people, and read their work. This past week I had the distinct honor to review two fantastic new books by my colleagues, both about cat behavior and helping owners better understand their furry...
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Mar.11.2011
Does your cat’s head spin around at the mention of a vet visit? When Seren was seven, I did the right thing and had her teeth cleaned and baseline blood profile performed, so that by the time she was…well, now!...we’d know what constituted her “normals.” Her teeth actually didn’t need much...
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Mar.10.2011
I’ve always described myself as a pet owner advocate, one who figuratively speaks for dogs and cats and translates for their owners. But I never realized that I’d serve as a spokesperson in the more literal sense. Last August I was contacted by a local defense attorney about a dog bite case that...
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Mar.09.2011
  In honor of Petfinder.com’s 15th birthday, Tuesday March 15 has been designated Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet Day, a day devoted to getting the word out there about pet adoption and helping homeless pets find homes.  Love is in the air—which means it’s time for my annual pet-sex rant....
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Mar.08.2011
Wow, two blogs in one day? Who'd a-thunk-it? *s* Hope y'all will read the earlier Tuesday Tips, Part 1 (on writing), but meanwhile I've an update for you on the kitty behavior front.  Actually, it's on OWNER'S BEHAVING BADLY, LOL! We love our cats but still complain about their annoying behavior...
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Mar.08.2011
Those who read this blog know that I’ve been I’ve been updating and “kindle-izing” my backlist books. Authors interested in taking the plunge can learn about my journey in a serious of previous blogs on the subject that include how-to tips. I’ll also be teaching a seminar on Ebooks the weekend of...