The Meadowlark
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The white three-quarter-moon rose over the flat eastern horizon while the sun set behind the blackened mountains of the Continental Divide in the west. A mid-winter orange glow lit the … Read More

Caring For Your Pets From The Hereafter
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“EMERGENCY ALERT!” So began an e-mail I received recently. I read on quickly, trying to decide if this message was spam or for real. I was shocked and saddened to … Read More

Barking Dogs–Compassionate Understanding & Solutions
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BARKING DOGS Whenever people live in close quarters with each other as in a residential neighborhood there will be many ways parties can annoy each other. One of the most … Read More

Consider Your Pet Family When Shopping For A New Home
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I’ve just returned from a delightful second house-hunting trip in Medford, Oregon. After several years of periodic exploratory trips around the country, I’ve decided the Rogue River Valley is my … Read More

Thinking Of Adding A Dog To Your Family?
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Last Sunday was the 12th Annual Dumb Friends League Telethon in Denver, Colorado. I’ve worked at the telethon for many of those years and it’s a well organized endeavor to … Read More

Fearful Dogs and Small Children
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Two weeks ago a milestone was reached in the life of my rescued Wheaten Terrier, Bailey. Six years ago she was left at the shelter I volunteered at. The relinquishing … Read More

Pet Politics
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“Tired of voting for rats? Vote for a Cat!” Morris, a non-party candidate for mayor in Xalapa, Mexico touts a slogan few can criticize but many can nod heads and … Read More

Undersocialized Older Dogs
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Dogs over the age of twelve weeks fight an uphill battle to accept new stimuli and experiences in stride. Those first weeks are the prime time to “socialize” a pup … Read More

Fearful Dogs And Violent Television
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If you live with a fearful dog you’ve probably noticed he/she is sensitive to sounds. Sound-sensitive dogs can surprise their human roommates by unexpected reactions to noises that humans have … Read More

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