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January 7 2010

Cats Get No Respect

Cats are America’s most popular companion, yet they get no respect. Or at least not as much respect as dogs. According to a new poll, 74 percent of those questioned said they like dogs a lot, but just under half feel the same way about cats. Also, only four percent say they dislike dogs, while…

January 6 2010

Fur Flies Over Ad With Michelle Obama

The White House maintains that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) had no right to use the image of Michelle Obama in their latest anti-fur ad. Although, the White House was quick to ad that the First Lady does not wear fur. According to media reports, PeTA president Ingrid Newkirk says her group…

January 5 2010

No Doubt Gwen Stefani's New Partner Can Howl

“Sweet Escape” with Gwen Stefani and Kody.

January 4 2010

Animals Sing Deck the Halls

I know, I know, way past Christmas, even past New Year – but when IAABC behavior consultant Janet Velenovsky post this video to her Facebook page, I got such a kick out of it, and wanted to share. Hope you enjoy:

January 4 2010

Where Pit Bulls Are Banned, Dog Bites Rise

Breed Specific Bans have done nothing to lessen dog bites in Norfolk, England. In fact, the number of people requiring hospital treatment for dog bites has increased by almost a third since the breed bans went into affect. Clearly, the breed bans didn’t do what they were supposed to.   One public official described the…

January 3 2010

Pet Writer Amy Shojai's New Year's Greeting

My pet writing and broadcasting colleague Amy Shojai’s New Year’s greeting…I think it’s sweet/funny, one reason why I’m posting. Also, this summer, her next book, “The American Pit Bull Terrier” is scheduled for release (TFH Publishing). In my opinion, Pit Bulls and their reputation has definitely been a victim of dogfighting over this past decade…

January 1 2010

H$U$ – Is the HSUS More About Fundraising Than Programs?

According to this piece, from a blog calling itself the Center for Consumer Freedom, the Humane Society of the United States isn’t what people may believe. When you give money to the HSUS  your dollars are allegedly going to either legal fees or to help raise more dollars for HSUS, not to help real animals.…

December 31 2009

Top-10 Resolutions for Pets for 2010

More than resolutions, this might be better described as a Top-10 wish list of my hopes and dreams for pets for 2010:(May you and your entire family enjoy a healthy and safe New Year!)

December 29 2009

Merry Christmas Michael Vick

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that teammates voted convicted dogfighter Michael Vick with this year’s Ed Block Courage Award, announced December 23. The Ed Block Courage Award is presented annually to an Eagles player who exemplifies commitment to the principals of sportsmanship and courage. According to press reports Vick’s response, “I’ve had a lot to overcome,…

December 26 2009

World's Tallest Dog

George, a Great Dane in Tucson, is now the world’s tallest dog, 7’3″. I suppose seeing is believing. George tips the scale where a small horse might, 245 lbs. Well, what do you think? Is this a ‘believe it or not’ ‘tail?’ The previous tallest dog ever was Gibson, who passed away in August. Here’s…

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