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July 31 2010

Dogs in Church? Anything for a Cookie, Right?

Some dogs will always accept cookies, even in communion. St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Toronto, has long been known as an open and inclusive place. So open, it seems, they won’t turn anyone away. Not even a dog. That’s how a blessed canine ended up receiving communion from interim priest Rev. Marguerite Rea during a…

July 29 2010

Does Trouble Follow Michael Vick, Or….

Does trouble follow Philadelphia Eagles QB, and convicted dogfighter Michael Vick, or does he follow trouble? This happened at the end of June – and I am only blogging about it now, because really there were so few news reports. Maybe you heard about it – I didn’t. A man was shot outside a Virginia…

July 26 2010

USA Weekend Cover Story: Why Pets Are Priceless

It’s common knowledge that pets are good for us. Scientists around the world know this! There are now two questions those of us in my world are asking… One of those questions I address in this past weekend’s USA Weekend. Read about new studies revealing WHY pets are good for us. I mean exactly, what’s…

July 25 2010

Shiba Inu Mistaken for a Coyote – Hard to Believe

A dog was let loose into the woods by a local animal shelter because an employee at the shelter thought the dog was a coyote. Hardly, a coyote, the dog is a Shiba Inua. Lori Goodlett told The State-Journal her pet of 11 years disappeared from her fenced back yard on July 3. It was…

July 24 2010

Dancing for Pet Adoption

Pet adoption – well, that is something to CELEBRATE! (thanks to Wendy DeCarlo for the suggestion to post this)

July 23 2010

Pet Insurance is a Wise Investment

Seems everyone is talking about pet insurance. A piece in the Chicago Tribune notes pet insurance is gaining in popularity – true….but still, around 90 percent of pet owners don’t have insurance, and most of those pet owners don’t even know pet insurance exists. There remain many misconceptions about pet insurance. – Some people actually…

July 23 2010

The Apology Video: Lame Excuses for Giving Up Pets

Are these people really sorry? Here’s are excuses (and nothing more than excuses) for giving up dogs…What about cats? Actually, more people give up cats than dogs.*(Was asked to post this, and happy to do it)*  

July 23 2010

Dr. Rubin on Steve Dale's Pet World Answers Your Questions

Dr. Sheldon Rubin – who is known for a distinguished career, and for training three of the most famous veterinarians (who can be seen is this technical video) – on Steve Dale’s Pet World, Saturday July 24, 2 pm CT – 890, AM WLS.

July 22 2010

Rehab For Cats: Water Therapy Helps Cat

It seems there are drug stores, banks and rehabilitation places around every corner. Now, there are rehab facilities for pets! It’s a great thing, and there are several in the Chicago area and several in most major metro areas. Among their services, hydrotherapy (underwater therapy). Mostly, it’s dogs who benefit, but every one in a…

July 22 2010

Two Cats, A Dog…A Love Affair

I HATE THE EXPRESSION, ‘THEY FIGHT LIKE CATS AND DOGS.’ Over a quarter of all pet owners – have at least one cat and one dog….and mostly those families don’t need Jimmy Carter to broker peace. You still don’t believe me, watch this. (thanks for the post idea Karen)

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