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    10 Tips for Bathing Your Dog

    May 23rd, 2008 admin

    I’ve owned dogs my whole life and one of my least favorite chores is giving the dog a bath. But over the years, I’ve learned a lot and I thought I’d share with you some tips that I use to help things go a little smoother. 1. Get everything ready first. Towels, shampoo, cup for pouring [...]

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    Go Organic

    May 16th, 2008 admin

    It seems lately that ‘going Organic’ is all the rage.  I was never into all of that, until recently when I started actually reading the labels of all the organic vs. non-organic products.  They tend to have much less sodium, no preservatives and the ingredients tend to be all natural.  All those things put together [...]

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    Pet Friendly Travel Just Got Friendlier

    April 28th, 2008 admin

    If you know someone who travels frequently or is into very chic pet gifts, take a glance at my pet travel story: The first road trip with my dog was a disaster. Bonsai was a puppy and we were on an epic drive from Florida to Ohio. I had her food, bowls, doggie sweaters, leash, and [...]

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    Pet Gifts for the Soul

    April 22nd, 2008 admin

    I just love the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.  They’re a nice, light read with uplifting stories that I like to read before bed. They’re mostly short stories that are guaranteed to make you smile. I tend to get teary eyed when reading them, though. They have them for just about every occasion that [...]

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    Meet Maverick

    April 17th, 2008 admin

    He’s a rebel, an edgy kind of guy befitting his name. We rescued him 7 years ago from doggy jail. His rap sheet said he was arrested for chasing horses—a big no-no in these parts. We didn’t have high expectations for Maverick. The first weekend with us we took him to the beach and he [...]

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    What’s In a Name?

    April 10th, 2008 admin

    My friend just got a new kitten! She adopted her from the animal shelter and she’s a tiny little gray striped kitten. She got all the supplies she needed for her new little baby but she’s not sure what to name her. I happened to be in the bookstore the other day and I [...]

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    10 Fun Facts About Man’s Best Friend

    April 4th, 2008 admin

    1. Dogs have been domesticated for about 12,000 years. 2. A dog’s sense of smell is about 1000 times better than a human’s. 3. Great Dane’s can eat up to 8 ½ pounds a day. 4. American spends more money on dog food than on baby food each year! 5. A dog’s mouth exerts 150-200 pounds of pressure per [...]

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    Strange Pets

    March 27th, 2008 admin

    When people think of pets, they usually think of dogs and cats.  Maybe the occasional fish or bird.  I, however, have a family friend who owns a Hedgehog. Her name is Ruby and she is the cutest little thing. She has so much personality, loves to play and is even litter box trained. They’re not [...]

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    Adolescent Dog Desires to Learn New Tricks

    March 18th, 2008 admin

    Okay, let’s be honest, the only things my dog really desires are tennis balls and never ending fields to chase them in. My dog defines his breed better than any other retriever I’ve ever met! He eats, sleeps and breathes retrieving; he literally moves his legs like he’s running when he’s asleep! [...]

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    Soggy Dog

    March 13th, 2008 admin

    All of us that live in the Pacific Northwest know one thing for sure; it’s wet here!! If you own a dog then you’re no stranger to the wet meanderings of your pooch through sodden backyards and mud puddles. My dog literally seeks out the biggest puddles he can find just to [...]

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