Rabbits – Not the Easter Bunny


I’m a little late for this one, but I didn’t want to wait until next April to talk about Rabbit care and how Easter (I love the holiday as much as the next person) does all of our cute, cuddly, critters a disservice.  I’ve also seen rabbits at fairs or carnivals to be won like […]

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Senior Dog Wellness

from huntdrop.com

It’s that time again…time to bone-up on your life-stage recognition and recommendations.  All of our Senior Dogs out there hold a special place in our hearts.  Even though they might be thought of as “over the hill,” they have been our constant companions for so much of our life that they almost seem to read […]

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Dog Park Etiquette


I have to admit that until recently I wasn’t well-versed in the dog park language.  I knew it existed, knew the common words but wasn’t fluent.  To a lot of people, a dog park seems like a pretty self-explanatory world.  A place you take your dog to play with other dogs.  Simple, right? As usual […]

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Murcie’s Final Journey

Happy Murcie after her walk.

I want to tell you a little bit about her personality, so you can understand her better.  Murcie was filled with a vitality that bounced out of every step she took.  She was too smart for her own good and always aware of everything going on around her.  Perhaps, the epitome of what a boxer […]

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The Business of Death

Personalized Pet Urn

Creepy title, right?  The business of death is all at once descriptive and intriguing.  At least for me.  While channel surfing I ran across a commercial for this type of of a television special they had coming on.  This isn’t the exact one.  I couldn’t remember the name of it.  Essentially, it highlighted all of those people […]

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Winning the War Against Dental Disease


Dental disease is often a complex problem.  Many pets don’t show initial signs when they are suffering from any assortment of dental abnormalities.  It is now common knowledge that dental disease can cause serious problems in the major organs for pets that are affected.  Just like in people, preventative care goes a long way in […]

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Dog Breeding: Out of Control

Image from: Vancouver Police Dog Squad Website

No one is going to be surprised by this title.  It is a well-known fact that anyone  involved in the animal community already knows.  Dog breeding is out of control.  This is apparent by the crop of “designer breeds” out there.  Yes, I’m talking about you ‘Malitpoo,’ or how about the ‘Goldendoodle.’  Unfortunately, I could […]

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Training for Behavioral Problems Pt. 2

"Woah" command

Since the last post I’ve been using a multi-modal approach in training Murcie.  At home, I’ve had to start implementing some guidelines for the household.  One of our problems was that she didn’t have any boundaries.  If she wanted something, I got it.  If she wanted to sit on top of me, she sat on top of […]

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