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HAIR BALLS AND ASSORTED HAZARDS

By Kim Bromley Washable area rugs are expensive and worth it! As I contemplate Claude’s latest throw up at 2:35am my mind catches on the practice of gratitude. This is lofty business in the middle of the night and challenging to engage with after the sound of a retching poodle has sent me hurtling out of bed in the middle of a dream about flying over the Azores. But we’ve all been there, am I right? That sound that [...]

By |May 22, 2024|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , , |Comments Off on HAIR BALLS AND ASSORTED HAZARDS

DON’T MESS WITH MY SAUSAGE!

By Neil Lurssen If there is one thing you can say about the good people of Germany, it’s this: “Don’t mess with their dogs!”  The fine folks of the Fatherland are known to dote on their canine pets and, in particular, the breeds that carry national pride – like the Dachshund and the German Shepherd who are right up there at the top of the list of favorites. Take for instance the dog we in America affectionately call the Doxie - [...]

By |April 22, 2024|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , |Comments Off on DON’T MESS WITH MY SAUSAGE!

I MISS MY CAT(S)

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 [...]

By |March 20, 2024|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: |Comments Off on I MISS MY CAT(S)

Pit Bulls – Can a Dog Named Pork Chop Possibly Be a Killer?

The author with a friend     By Neil Lurssen Anyone who has worked in a dog rescue shelter will tell you that Pit Bulls and other members of the Bully family are among the most lovable, loyal and entertaining of all. They are also the most frequently surrendered to shelters, confiscated, rescued as strays or found abandoned. They are the Oliver Twists of the canine world – creatures that, more than any other breed, have been abused by [...]

By |February 27, 2024|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pit Bulls – Can a Dog Named Pork Chop Possibly Be a Killer?

Busman’s Holiday

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, [...]

By |January 15, 2024|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Busman’s Holiday

Dognapping is Bad – but Dog Napping is Good

By Neil Lurssen For sailors in the Royal Navy in the Nelson days, it was an ultimate sin to strike an officer. Do that and you’d be swinging from the yardarm by dawn’s early light. But you could get away with it at times: if an officer rousted a man asleep in his hammock there was a grace period of a few minutes for automatic lashing out. Showing rare pragmatism, the admirals forgave the sailor’s outburst as a natural reaction. They [...]

By |December 12, 2023|Categories: Behavior & Training|Tags: , |Comments Off on Dognapping is Bad – but Dog Napping is Good
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