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susan-keefe's picture
Oct.01.2013
A book for every dog lover.  About the book: What makes dachshunds special? Can a dog be considered ‘Indian’ or ‘Chinese’? Do dachshunds have temper tantrums? These are some of the themes in the 12 stories about Ladoo, a dachshund with a big heart. This collection of entertaining stories...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.13.2013
Photo: Book's cover, from Amazon   I've gone into how I don't like it when publishers sell a book with the (more popular) deceased author's name in huge letters on the top of the title, then the actual author's name in smaller letters below it.  Just a pet peeve, but the practice...
j-m-leitch's picture
Feb.25.2013
I can only just now bring myself to write about this as my feelings are still very raw and sore, but five weeks ago today the vet came to our house and put down our dear old dog Polo. It was the most painful decision we’ve ever had to make as a family, however, without doubt, it was the right one....
steven-belanger's picture
Dec.22.2012
Photo: A pile of confiscated guns in Kenya, soon to be set ablaze.  From Wikipedia's "gun control" page.  The caption with the photo is interesting:    "Pyre of smuggled weapons in Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi, Kenya. Original caption states, 'A cache of more than 5,000 smuggled...
j-m-leitch's picture
Oct.30.2012
Our dear dog, Polo, has entered the sunset of his life. Although he’s been suffering with arthritis for some years now, over the past few months it’s really been taking its toll. It breaks our hearts to see him shrinking and deteriorating this way. He’s always been such a… well… such a dog. He came...
stacey-ritz's picture
May.08.2012
  “I do this because…plain and simple, the need. There are so many unwanted pets that if not for transport, they would be destroyed- when all they need is moved to organizations with resources to place them. I think that without all volunteers that there just would be a lot of good animals...
carmen-ambrosio's picture
Apr.30.2012
On our last walk You stepped slowly, In stride with my limp, The pace uneven, Destined for where?   Down our long driveway Unwilling limbs veered In and out of grass; Tail wagging in spurts, Nose poking known spots.   Up your head tilted, Weary and wary, 'How far will we go?' I paused not...
stacey-ritz's picture
Apr.02.2012
If your pet has gone missing it is crucial that you take immediate action to find him/her in a timely manner. There are many dangers that exist for lost pets including traffic, ill-intentioned people and high-kill county pound employees. It is important that you take the following steps towards...
michael-l-schmicker's picture
Oct.19.2011
Betty and her son Chris, who live in Michigan, have a dog named Brady. When he disappeared for a week, they placed an ad in the newspaper with a $50 reward.   “At about 11:00 one evening,” Betty wrote us, “I received a phone call from a man who was sure he had Brady. He gave me instructions to...
quenntis-ashby's picture
May.18.2011
I’m a man – well, I’d like to think so. I have desires as other men do (particularly those heterosexually inclined), but I always blink in surprise at the emails I end up netting in my junk email folder. Today, I got an offer from the bra boutique for the bra styles that I want, giving me the...