Boxes, Bags, & BUB!

Ever brought home a new (read: expensive) toy for your cat only to see the new plaything rejected in favor of the box or bag it came in? And if you weren’t so darn amused by watching your cat chase … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Flea

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Should Detection Dogs Used by the Government Come from Domestic or Foreign Breeders?

From the American Kennel Club: The U.S. imports 80-90% of its bomb- sniffing dogs from overseas breeders. Increasing demand and a shortage of dogs places U.S. national security in unnecessary jeopardy. HR 4577 creates a path forward to improve standards … Continue reading

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4 Delicious Autumn Soups

VEGETARIAN TORTELLINI AND SPINACH SOUP We spent the weekend in northern Michigan where it was quite chilly and really felt like fall. I have been craving soup since we got back and plan on making a pot tonight, so I … Continue reading

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You Can Help Fight the Puppy Mill Problem

As American Humane reports on another dramatic puppy mill rescue—89 dogs living in a 10 x 60 foot trailer and 166 dogs living in a small house in Washington state, many of whom were severely ill—we are reminded that puppy mills are … Continue reading

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My Good Dog

I can’t believe I have such a nice dog. The eyes pretty much say it all. I never thought I’d like a dog of this breed, much less consider one my best canine companion. I think I’m always going to … Continue reading

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River Wolves

Quest and Anka swimming in the Ohio River on Sunday.         Natural History

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“They would have drowned”

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Did You Know It’s National Dog Week?

Since its founding in 1928, National Dog Week has been celebrated during the last full week of September. When dog advocate Captain Will Judy came back from World War I, he wanted to find a way to educate people as … Continue reading

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Anka got her rabies vaccine and microchip today

She didn’t even flinch, but she kept her eyes on me while they did it. She also knows her sit and down commands. This dog has nerves of steel.   Natural History

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