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January 22 2011

So You Think You Know Your Dog Breeds: What Is A Potcake?

A few months back, we visited Nassau in the Bahamas. We stopped by one of many tables along the main road, this one was photographer Elisabeth Gay. We very much admired her work, but then we began talking about dogs. Elisabeth taught me about the Bahamian dog breed I never heard of, called the Potcake.…

January 22 2011

Barking, Go Bears!

You’ve gotta watch the game wearing the blue and orange, right? That’s true, if you’re a person or a pet, I think. Take a look.

January 21 2011

Sleeping with the Enemy: Your Pets

A myriad of stories recently in newspapers and on blogs maintaining that sleeping with your pets might kill you, including this piece on AOL News. Most U.S. households have pets, and more than half of those cats and dogs are allowed to sleep in their owner’s beds, Drs. Bruno Chomel, a professor at the University…

January 21 2011

Weather Outside is Frightful for Pets Too

The weather outside can still be still frightful. Here are tips to keep your pets safe in the cold.

January 18 2011

Landmines in Chicago

Do people think the stuff melts with snow? Why don’t people bother picking up after their dogs in the snow. I just took a walk – and discovered landmines all over. It’s true there are some potential health issues to people, according to parisitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman of the Companion Animal Parasite Council and Cornell…

January 18 2011

Cats and Dogs In Love

I hate that expression ‘fighting like cats and dogs’ because in today’s world that’s not usually what happens…this video depicts how cats and dogs are are often best friends. I thank my sister Lori for the link

January 15 2011

New Year's Resolutions for Pets

Visitors to my Steve Dale Facebook fan page offered lots of New Year’s resolutions for their pets. Here’s a sampling: Of course, cats are already ‘purrfect’ just as they are – and they will tell you so at each opportunity “Cats don’t need resolutions; they already know they’re perfect the way they are.” — J.R.,…

January 15 2011

Michael Vick Is No Hero

Some of my Facebook fans suggested I post (in full) my most recent Tribune Media Services story of January 5 about Michael Vick and my views on President Obama speaking out for Vick, and his yearning to have a family dog. So, here it is. Michael Vick is no hero I understand President Obama’s choice…

January 14 2011

President Obama's Dog Trainer Dies, Hear One of Her Final Interviews

Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz was only 52-years old, when according to a Washington Post story, she died on January 12.  There’s no word on the specific cause of death, but after being admitted to the hospital she soon died after falling into a coma. Dawn Sylvia-Stasiwicz Sylvia-Stasiewicz started training Bo, the Obama family Portuguese water dog, at…

January 14 2011

Is this Paul McCartney Calling His Dog?

The Beatles are back – I mean everyone seems to be celebrating the Beatles these days. And it turns out that sounding like a Beatle is a great way to call a dog.

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