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Puppies pose unique challenges that can be addressed early to prevent problems down the road.

I'm so excited to announce my news--I'm the new Puppies Guide for puppies.About.com!  Yee-haw!

The site is dedicated to all-things-puppies. Over the past several weeks I've been writing puppy care articles for beginners, for savvy dog owners, and for folks who just enjoy cute puppy pictures. You'll find vet care information, training and behavior tips, and even some fun stuff sure to make your virtual tails wag. *vbg*

Magic littermates 21 days

I hope you'll visit--and send me suggestions for more articles. The past three weeks, I wrote about 65 new articles (and BOY are my typin' fingers tired!), but more are on the furry horizon. Because the site is a work-in-progress, only one day old (it went "live" yesterday, so it's a newborn *s*). Don't forget to check out the pages where YOU can share stories and pictures about your special puppies, too! You can subscribe to a nifty weekly newsletter, too.

I'm still writing about kitty stuff too, of course.  "Going" outside the litter box is the top cat-behavior complaint of cat owners. Litter-box problems lose cats their homes and lives. But cats use urine and feces to "talk" to owners, even if humans misunderstand the stinky message. Cats have logical reasons for inappropriate behavior. Understanding the reasons they snub the box often reveals easy fixes that will keep your cat's aim on target. Here are five common reasons cats miss the box, and how to improve their aim. For the second time this week, I've a Paw Nation article published--learn how to solve hit-or-miss potty problems.

By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the Paw Nation folks, which is one of the great ways in which she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.

Today I'm at the Oklahoma Writers Conference speaking about media training for authors and DIY Ebooks, so I may not get the chance to reply right away to comments. But stay tuned--lots of fun and exciting "furry news" always seems to be happening around here.

Wags & Purrs,