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June 30, 2016
5 ways to keep your dog happy this Fourth of July
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, here are a few tips to...
May 20, 2016
Taking my chicken to the vet, and other dizzying thoughts
This isn't the first time I've taken a chicken to the vet. My friends think...
May 09, 2016
My dog eats a live bird (musings on animals doing what animals do)
My dog Bailey was just outside, just hanging out in the grass, enjoying the evening...
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...
October 19, 2014
Cruelly abused German Shepherd gets second chance
One of the down sides of covering animal issues is the tidal wave of stories...
October 01, 2014
Renowned animal behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin dead at 48
The dog community is mourning the loss this week of renowned veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr....
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...
May 09, 2014
The dangers of leaving your dog in the car – it’s hotter than you think
Here in Western NY, the weather has finally warmed up and it looks like the...
January 17, 2014
Dog and baby photos: are they cute or dangerous?
This meme is making the rounds on Facebook - it's a photo of a...
November 19, 2013
If your dog could talk, would he speak like a preschooler?
A friend posted on Facebook today: "Who decided that if dogs were able to speak...
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...
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 29, 2013
Training your dog with a prong collar (or shock collar, shake can, alpha roll) is not positive
I was coming out of our local natural food store yesterday when I saw this...
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...
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...
January 10, 2013
It’s been a missing Scout kind of week
I realized that it's been a little over a year since my beloved dog...
November 10, 2012
Life in the cemetery (fall foliage pictures)
I spend a lot of time walking in the cemetery. One of our dogs, Bailey, is...
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 ...
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...
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 03, 2012
Andy Griffith dies at 86 (video of The Andy Griffith Show episode, Dogs Dogs Dogs)
It's with a heavy heart that Mayberry fans learned today that actor Andy Griffith passed...
June 25, 2012
The results of positive dog training (video)
(Video of Bandit and Bailey; I'm not really that fat ... it's an apron filled...
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 13, 2012
Just another day at the Funny Farm (video)
Regular readers of my columns and personal blog (ie: my friends and family) know...
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...
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