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April 17 2010

Why Did the Chameleon Cross the Road?

Rappin’ lizard (a chameleon, though I don’t know the species – I suspect a Parson’s chameleon. Perhaps chameleon experts can chime in) – (post compliments of Facebook Friend, Brad) 

April 16 2010

He's Headin' South on Lake Shore Drive with a Pooper Scooper

You are NOT a Chicagoan if you don’t know where this is from: “There’s a road I’d like to tell you about, lives in my home town Lake Shore Drive the road is called and it’ll take you up or down From rags on up to riches fifteen minutes you can fly Pretty blue lights…

April 16 2010

Old Dog Tour

A Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine researcher is embarking on a nationwide tour to visit old dogs (Larry King is not among them). Dr. David Waters, veterinary oncologist and heard of Purdue’s Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation will come nose to snout with 15 of the most elderly Rottweiler’s in America in a trek…

April 15 2010

Avatar Director Saves the Planet

This isn’t a story about pets, but it appealed to me because, for me, on so many levels Avatar was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Clearly, there’s a message about conservation. And I’m glad. So many species are on the brink of extinction; rain forests are being destroyed as I write this.…

April 14 2010

WLS On Demand: The Dog Talk Project, Doggy GaGa Project and Smiling Dogs

Linda Case is conducting some fascinating research. You might called them ‘case studies;’ she’s polling average dog owners on the Internet, asking all sorts of questions. It’s easy to partake, and it’s free, just check out the Dog Talk Project. Linda Case and friends Linda Case appeared on on my WLS 890 AM on Demand…

April 14 2010

What To Do About Flea and Tick Products

Lots of email about this issue from readers and listeners. It all began about a month ago, (March of 2010) when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a statement announcing restrictions and general concerns about Flea and Tick products. I’m glad the EPA is paying attention. That’s a very good thing. And generally, I agree…

April 13 2010

A Cat Could Have Been Named Lassie

There’s Lassie the dog, and now there’s Schnautzie the cat. Schnautzie and Greg Guy Trudy and Greg guy were sound asleep; after all it was the middle of the night. Schnautzie jumped on top of Trudy’s chest until she woke up. When Trudy looked at her cat she saw that Trudy was sniffing the air as…

April 12 2010

Cat Standing Up for What He Believes

(thanks to Facebook fan Liz C. for the link) The Standing Cat @ Yahoo! Video

April 11 2010

Great American Dog Writer Exits Stage Left

Mordecai Siegal passed away April 1. He was the most influential and prolific pet writer, authoring many top selling pet books. Here’s the tribute piece I just wrote about Mordecai Siegal’s career for my Tribune Media Services column. Morty authored 38 columns for Good News for Pets, and Lea-Ann Germinder has made those available. I…

April 10 2010

The Kindness of a Stranger is a Pit Bull

Angela (authorities aren’t releasing her last name) was leaving a playground with her 2-year old in Port Charlotte, FL. According to published reports, a man approached her with a knife and told her not to make any ‘sudden movements.’ Angela complied, and stood still in her tracks. Just then out of the corner of her…

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