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May 16, 2015
Gates Police and Fire rescue duckling from storm grate (video)
In an age where police are wearing body cameras, often as a way to...
May 11, 2015
Rochester Institute of Technology’s 3rd Annual Dog Walk
This Saturday, I spent the morning with my fellow Rescue Pit volunteers at the Rochester...
September 28, 2014
Researchers develop cloaking device – for real!
Whenever I'm asked what super power I wish I had, flying and invisibility are usually...
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...
February 20, 2013
Can dogs be introverted or extroverted?
Not long ago, I did a post reflecting on Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet: The Power of...
February 02, 2013
We Are Not Alone – a quick visit to the Planetarium
I had a meeting today and I was running early, so I made a completely...
December 26, 2012
Tragedy visited Webster, NY but we move on – together
Early on the morning of Christmas Eve, tragedy visited the small town of Webster, NY, when...
September 04, 2012
5 reasons to obey the leash law (yes, I’m talking to you)
I took my dog Bandit for a walk today in Corbett's Glen, a nature park...
August 27, 2012
How I spent my summer vacation
I sit here at my computer, trying to come up with a topic to blog...
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 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 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 19, 2012
It’s a Pitty Pup Pawjama Party (photo)
This picture shared by a Facebook pal was just too doggone cute to not share with readers: this...
March 12, 2012
Mt. Hope Cemetery – and wildlife habitat
I've been neglectful in posting this last week because here in the Northeast, spring...
February 22, 2012
Why puppy mills and pit bull breeders both produce “disposable dogs”
One of our local news station in Rochester, NY, 13WHAM news, did a two part...
February 10, 2012
Ohio removes “pit bull” from state’s definition of dangerous dog
It's a happy day for opponants of breed specific legislation: Ohio has changed the state's...
February 08, 2012
Gorham residents speak out on dog breeding facility; approval nullified for now
The Gorham Town Board opened their meeting tonight to comments from residents about the dog...
February 08, 2012
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) reports on the Martin’s Seneca Falls facility
Tonight the Gorham Town Board will hear from residents about the proposed wholesale commercial...
February 07, 2012
Gorham Town Supervisor recommends moratorium on dog breeding
In the wake of the last week of outcry over proposed plans for a commercial...
February 04, 2012
What you can do about animal cruelty in your community (whether you live in Gorham or not)
This video from the Humane Society offers a glimpse at puppy mills and commercial breeding...
January 16, 2012
Review: Cesar Millan’s The Pack Leader Tour
Last night I attended the Rochester, NY appearance of America's most famous dog trainer, Cesar...
December 22, 2011
Drunk driver hits deer, then drives it to hospital
Andrew Caswell may have failed his sobriety test, but let's give him an "A" for...
November 28, 2011
Book review: “Stay,” by Allie Larkin
It’s the age old story: girl loves boy, boy falls in love with girl’s best...
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