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December 13 2009

Love Burns Bright a Tree House Humane Society Lights of Love

Tenth Annual Lights of Love, at Tree House Humane Society, Chicago’s oldest cageless all-cat shelter. The event is a Chicago tradition commemorating people and animals who have passed to the Rainbow Bridge.

December 13 2009

Dr. Sheldon Rubin Honored by the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Rubin Retires! It really is a headline. Chicago will never be the same – our pets won’t  anyway…You may know him as Oprah’s one-time veterinarian; a frequent guest on Wally Phillips’ (back in the day) or the veterinarian to be a guest most often on my shows; or as president of the American Heartworm…

December 12 2009

Bring Your Pets to a Jazz Nativity Concert for Anti Cruelty Society, Chicago

Bring your own pets to a Jazz Nativity Concert, Saint Luke Church, 1500 W. Belmont, Saturday, December 12. Various activities begin at 3 p.m., including a 3:30 pet blessing and the Jazz Nativity at 4 p.m. with various serious top-notch local jazz musicians. Admission is free, and proceeds from the holiday gift bazaar benefit the…

December 11 2009

Holiday Gifts for Your Pets, Miss Meowsky on WLS

Seeking a holiday gift for your pets, or a friend’s pet? Miss Meowsky has ideas – tomorrow (December 12) on Steve Dale’s Pet World, 2 p.m. cst on the Big 89, where Chicago comes to Bark! or 890-AM:     Miss Meowsky horsing around The athletic Miss Meowsky Miss Meowsky after a night on the town

December 11 2009

Who Needs it More, David Letterman or a Cat Named Henry?

Cat and Dog massage expert Maryjean Ballner offers her loving touch to Henry the Cat on Late Show with David Letterman. Maryjean on my WLS Radio show, Saturday, December 12, 2 pm cst. 890-AM or

December 9 2009

Santa Paws to Benefit Lake Shore Animal Shelter

Take a photo with your pets and Santa to benefit  Lake Shore Animal Shelter, at Petco (440 N. Orleans – with FREE Parking), December 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.($8.95 and tax) – not sure if the tax goes to the North Pole. Is that Cook County Board President Stroger in a Santa Suit collecting…

December 9 2009

Cat Massage, Maryjean Ballner on Letterman

Does your cat need a massage? Moreover, does your cat even remotely want a massage? Maryjean Ballner, author of “Your Cat Wants a Message” is convinced it’s what your cat’s been pining for. Maryjean is on the “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight (Wednesday, December 9, 2009) – giving Dave a massage??

December 8 2009

Tree House Humane Lights of Love – A Chicago Tradition of Love

Tree House Humane Society (Uptown location, Carmen at Broadway) began Lights of Love ten years ago to honor those we’ve lost (pets and people). An Italian light is lit for each memory – Saturday, over 40,000 lights will shine at the shelter, it’s beautiful and touching. Lights of Love is Saturday (December 12, 3 to…

December 7 2009

The Poop on Poop: Just Scoop!

Invariably, with the first snow –  I don’t hear about towed cars (on snow routes), I hear about people picking up the poo even less often than at other times of the year.  Do people think the stuff melts with snow? It’s true there are some potential health issues to people, according to parisitologist Dr.…

December 6 2009

PeTA Slammed Obama For Fly Snatching

You thought I was joking (according to private email and some Facebook Fan page comments) when I relayed that PeTA wrote me a nasty note several years back following a story I wrote on flea control. They maintained I murdered fleas. And they were right!  ChicagoNow reader Moonweb reminded me that PeTA expressed anger with…

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