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Apr.19.2011
At my house, the Magical-Dawg leaves tufts of black fuzz wherever he decides to lounge. The pale carpet may hide Seren-kitty's Siamese shedding but it becomes a canine canvas for my German shepherd's fur-painting creativity. Uck. The Chow Chow (above) is another notorious fur shedder. Shedding may...
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Apr.13.2011
We love cats but don’t always understand them. But cats always have a reason for what they do, even if it seems bizarre to humans. Often, cat owners reward these strange behaviors without realizing it. That’s why many cats develop interesting and unique foibles. But cats around the world share...
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Apr.07.2011
Cats get the short end of the health care stick. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cats visit the vet much less frequently than dogs. It's not that felines are healthier (although cats do hide illness better) but many cats hate the vet so much their owners find it easier to...
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Apr.05.2011
Wowie ka-zawie....that's techie writer-speak for amazed, delighted, and (hunting in thesaurus) grateful to Huntington Sharp and Gina Misiroglu for featuring my work as BOOK OF THE DAY on the RedRoom.com site. They've become supportive friends and colleagues, helping me set up my RedRoom author site...
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Mar.29.2011
We love to talk about our cats and dogs, show off cute pictures and brag how smart and clever our pets are. Even when we complain about stepping barefoot on nasty hairballs or cleaning up puppy potty accidents, we do so with affection. But unless friends share our furry passion, dog and cat...
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Mar.25.2011
Nothing beats kitten fun. But more goes into proper care than plopping food in a bowl and setting up a litter box. Before you adopt, review these 10 do's and don'ts to ensure your kitten love lasts a lifetime. 1. Don't adopt too early. Kittens adopted too young bite and claw more than those...
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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.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.02.2011
Welcome to Woof Wednesday! I’m sad today, but also eager to help educate some folks about dog aggression. Later this afternoon, I testify as an expert witness in a dog bite case. Wow…this comes on the furry heels of my Paw Nation dog language article, so it’s a good time to refresh blog readers in...
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Feb.28.2011
This past Friday, the blog covered cat talk, with 12 ways cats communicate over at Paw Nation. It’s only fair that dogs get equal time, don’t you think? After all, when our pets try to talk to us, they’re doing more than a “Monday mention” and literally throw their whole body into the effort. (By...