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June 03, 2016
Animals, humans, and Yellowstone National Park
Animals in Yellowstone are just trying to live their lives without interference from humans who...
June 02, 2016
A gorilla, a boy, and life in the balance
What transpires between man and beast when they come face to face and only one...
October 19, 2014
Cruelly abused German Shepherd gets second chance
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October 01, 2014
Renowned animal behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin dead at 48
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September 30, 2014
Susie the pit bull mix named “American Hero Dog” of 2014
A pit bull mix named Susie from High Point, North Carolina, has been named this year's...
October 30, 2013
Dexter has two mommies – and that’s reality
I just wanted to share with readers a link to my friend Carol's blog,...
October 03, 2013
Auction fundrasier includes puppy; should live animals be given away as prizes?
There's a discussion going on among some of my Facebook friends about a local charity...
September 22, 2013
Why “free to good home” can be a death sentence for your dog
This image is making the rounds on Facebook. I have a difficult time looking at...
July 08, 2013
Dog training, the Shedd Aquarium way
I saw a story this weekend on NBC Nightly News that highlights positive dog training...
March 23, 2013
Meggie the lost dog comes home – nine months after she disappeared
On July 1, 2012, while her owners, Jennie Lloyd and Connie Gates, were away on a trip to...
February 23, 2013
Bloodhounds, the most feared dogs on earth?
I was at my alma mater St. John Fisher College yesterday for a day long...
February 21, 2013
Indigo, Orphan pups and a gift of Mercy – a heartwarming dog rescue tale
Here in Rochester, NY we're fortunate to have a wonderful animal group, Pitty Love Rescue, that does...
January 29, 2013
Kitty endures a cycle in the washing machine and lives to meow about it
They say cats have nine lives. If it's really true, Natasha the kitty used one...
January 18, 2013
Loyal dogs who mourn the deaths of their owners
A story popped up in my Facebook newsfeed today about a dog in Italy who...
September 06, 2012
Vote for the most unusual pet insurance claim in the 2012 VPI Hambone Awards
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. is getting ready to award the 2012 Annual Hambone Award, and ...
July 11, 2012
The fight for Lennox ends – shame on the Belfast City Council
Lennox, the 7-year-old American Bull Dog/Labrador mix who was seized by the Belfast City Council...
July 09, 2012
Fight for Lennox the dog nears the end
Lennox is scheduled to die tomorrow. In fact, he may already be dead, since he's...
July 07, 2012
Help name the Seneca Park Zoo’s new lions
My husband and I visited the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY a few weeks ago...
June 19, 2012
Take Your Dog To Work Day, Friday, June 22, 2012
This Friday is Take Your Dog To Work Day! Because I work at home, it's...
June 05, 2012
Pit bull shot by sheriff’s deputies; community responds
There's a hot controversy stirring here in my hometown of Rochester, NY. I confess I'm...
May 15, 2012
Scientists use MRI to see what Fido is thinking
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t look at my quirky Border...
May 08, 2012
Manatees visit Ft. Lauderdale beach (video)
Imagine heading to the beach for a day of fun in the sun, and being...
May 05, 2012
Pet foods recalled due to Salmonella outbreak at Diamond Pet Foods
It's been a busy day here at The Funny Farm as I've been trying to...
May 04, 2012
Washington Capital’s defenseman Karl Alzner’s dogs make a pretty, Twitter-worthy mess
After a marathon triple overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday, Washington Capitals defenseman...
May 01, 2012
Seneca Park Zoo celebrates first artificial insemination of polar bears
I love being able to shine light on my wonderful hometown of Rochester, NY and...
April 26, 2012
Loose puppy on runway delays flights
On Wednesday, the AP reports that a 30-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback named Byrdie escaped from her...
April 13, 2012
International Justice Mission celebrates 15 years fighting oppression – not for puppies, but for people
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April 04, 2012
Honey bees, pesticides and why you should care about them both
When the news came out this week that researchers now believe that pesticides are causing...
March 30, 2012
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March 23, 2012
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