Opossums aren’t geniuses, but you don’t have to be one to thrive

Source. I hate biology by Facebook meme. We’re living in a time of great natural history illiteracy, but we’re also living at a time in which people want to respect and learn about nature. Virginia opossums are one of the … Continue reading

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Marmots don’t predict the weather

A yellow-bellied marmot can’t predict the weather. Its cousin, the groundhog, can’t either. I have not written anything about this in a while, but those of you who live outside of North America need to know something: Every Candlemas, local … Continue reading

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Adopt, Don’t Shop

Thanks to the good folks at Noah’s Bark Dog Biscuits for this important reminder that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. #AdoptDontShop Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Doggies.com Dog Blog

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New York City Dog Lovers: Don’t Miss Best Friends Super Adoption!

A big event for dogs and cats in The Big Apple who are looking for forever families to love, Best Friends Animal New York will present a Super Adoption during the first weekend in June.  Potential… [[ This is a … Continue reading

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I Don’t Look

I swear I don’t obsessively look for lumps on Lacey.  I do check out her feet and legs more than most I’m sure, but I don’t give her full body rubdowns looking for more lumps.  Regardless I think I’ve found … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: ITCHY DOG? DON’T ALWAYS BLAME THE FOOD! GET THE SPOT TEST!

Does your dog scratch and lick and/or bite at her ears, feet, flanks or neck? Skin problems are probably the number one reason pet owners go to their vets. I get numerous emails asking for advice and suggestions about resolving … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: ADOPTED PETS TEACH US PATIENCE (“LOVE DON’T COME EASY” FOR SOME)

Sometimes you hear the story of someone who adopted from a shelter and discovered the dog or cat was really timid and shy. They might have expressed disappointment, or even made the fatalistic judgment “this animal must have been terribly … Continue reading

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I don’t want to talk about it

San Francisco 49ers – Denver Broncos – The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

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I Need Some Help Here!: Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan by Kathi Lipp {Book Review}

I Need Some Help Here!: Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan by Kathi Lipp My rating: 3 of 5 stars “One of the most powerful sentences in the English language is “Me too!” It helps us … Continue reading

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A Version of “Lost” We Really Don’t Like: Dog Marooned on an Island in Santa Cruz for a Month

When he was leaving for work earlier this month, Luis Castellanos noticed something odd when he looked out at the island in Northern California’s Watsonville Slough. A dog, alone. He thought it was “peculiar,” according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.  Later, … Continue reading

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