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By |2024-03-21T16:36:06-07:00March 20, 2024|Behavior & Training|

By Kim Bromley When casting about for a new blog topic I realized the blog hasn’t discussed cats very much lately. This put me in mind of our recently departed Lorenzo and then, naturally, all the wonderful cats who shared our lives for the past 37 years. After my flood of tears subsided I decided to write a very personal (and hopefully entertaining) blog about the cat(s) I miss. I moved to Marin in the summer of 1987 to work for LucasFilm. At the time, I was three years out of graduate school, working free lance, [...]

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Busman’s Holiday

By |2024-01-15T16:02:38-08:00January 15, 2024|Behavior & Training|

By Kim Bromley First recorded in the United Kingdom in 1893 (according to my AI), the idea that a busman, or a person who drives a bus to make a living, would use bus transport for their holiday was one of ironic amusement. I’ve been active in animal shelter life for thirty years, so naturally when I go on vacation - or holiday, as it’s known in Brit influenced parts of the world - I visit animal shelters. Needless to say, I’m fun to travel with [eye roll emoji here]. I’ve seen shelters of all stripes, [...]

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The Accidental Foster Mom

By |2023-10-14T13:33:54-07:00October 14, 2023|Behavior & Training|

By Candace Key The question was only slightly less jarring since I was standing in the parking lot of a pet supply store. I turned to see an agitated young man who had just exited the store throw up his hands in frustration. He had wandered the store, desperately asking if anyone could take the cat he had pulled from the traffic twice and chased up a tree. “I’m sorry, I’m only visiting here and I have no way to keep a cat.” He was beside himself in the one hundred degree heat and clearly at [...]

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Foster Reunions

By |2023-08-21T18:28:44-07:00August 21, 2023|Behavior & Training|

By Kim Bromley and Susie Harper If you’ve fostered a pet - especially kittens and puppies - you’ve heard this question: “How can you give them back? I could never do it.” And it’s true, fostering isn’t for everyone. We’ve written about fostering before in this blog: the joys and challenges, senior partners and the fun of seeing your fosters in their new homes. What we haven’t focused on solely is reunions. Herewith, one of the many pleasures of fostering: seeing once again and even spending time with foster pets post adoption. Susie Harper, long time [...]

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That’s a Dog!

By |2023-06-29T11:32:20-07:00April 14, 2023|Behavior & Training|

By Kecia Talbot It was my first thought when I saw her on the side of the road, and I immediately pulled over and stopped. She was in an odd place – two inches from the solid white line along the shoulder of northbound I-5 about a half-hour south of Bakersfield. She was lying upright with her front paws crossed, seemingly waiting to die. I don’t remember how, but I got her in the car and went looking for a veterinarian in Bakersfield. This was 24 years ago, before smartphones, and I located a pay phone with a Yellow [...]

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