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Drew Lynch, Starbucks and What Can Happen with a Puppacino

Drew Lynch is hysterical. I posted a bit about how Drew, who has a service dog, feels about retractable leashes.  And in a very funny way, he nailed what I’ve been preaching with logic and science. This routine is about what can happen when your dog goes to Starbucks, orders a Puppacino and then everyone…

It’s Her 98th Birthday But Who’s Counting: A Conversation with Betty White

On January 17 Betty White celebrates her 98th birthday. Here are some fun Betty White facts – I know them, because she’s told me herself. She loves, loves working – but it’s really only so she can advocate for wild and captive animals in zoos, and to fund studies to support animal research. For decades,…

Nancy Kelly of Kelly Cruises & Tours on WGN

Filling in for John Williams on WGN Radio, Listen HERE to my conversation with Nancy Kelly of Kelly Cruises & Tours. First, we begin with how to choose a cruise – one that is just right for you. Today there are all sorts of niche cruises, choices that even a few years back might not…

Old Friends Support Grey Muzzle Organization

I am honored to serve on the Advisory Board of the Grey Muzzle Organization. Their single mission is to lend support for older dogs in shelters so they can find forever homes. You’ll absolutely recognize these ‘old friends’ who support that notion.  

Train with Ron: Getting into Shape for 2020

Getting into shape and losing a few (or more than a few) pounds is the most common New Year’s resolution.  HEAR personal trainer Ron Potocnik discuss tips for whipping yourself into better condition, as I filled in for John Williams on WGN Radio. Ron’s most important advice, he says, simply “start small.” The biggest mistake…

Drew Lynch on Retractable Leashes

Retractable leashes are downright dangerous. Here’s what I hope is well thought-out story which explains why I believe dogs would be better off if retractable leashes were literally banned. Stand-up comic Drew Lynch does a far better job of getting the point across. Between the laughs I can sense that Lynch understands dogs, and no…

Twas a Pets Night Before Christmas

Twas a Pet’s Night Before Christmas “Twas a pet’s night before Christmas and all through the house – not a creature was stirring, especially the mouse — ’cause that mouse knows who’s in the house. Oh there’s Fido, there’s Fluffy, there’s Duchess, and King. On Rover, on Scruffy, with that squeaky thing. Go by the…

Reindeer Veterinarian from the AVMA

Who knew? There’s an official veterinarian at the North Pole, Dr. John Howe, who doubles as the President of the American Veterinary Medical Association. And who knew Santa’s reindeer required paperwork to indicate they’re in good health and can cross international borders.

Rocky Wirtz of Blackhawks; Sean Lewis of WGN-TV and Using CBD on WGN Radio

Filling in on WGN radio, listen HERE as I explain   PACT Act — which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture. Here are six points of interest regarding the PACT Act. I have the Christmas/Hanukkah gift for the person who everything, a gin made with elephant dung. I offer odd ideas to “festivize” your home,…

Halloween and Pets: Is It Crazy or Fun?

Dressing up pets for Halloween was so rare only 10 years ago that the National Retail Federation (NRF) has no data. Today,, according to the NRF nearly 20 percent plan to dress up their pet(s) for Halloween. Spending on pet costumes is expected reach nearly $500 million, still nowhere near the over $8 billion spent…

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