caring for your pets from the hereafter

Caring For Your Pets From The Hereafter

“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...
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Barking Dogs–Compassionate Understanding & Solutions

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...
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Consider Your Pet Family When Shopping For A New Home

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...
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Thinking Of Adding A Dog To Your Family?

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...
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Fearful Dogs and Small Children

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...
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Pet Politics

"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...
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Undersocialized Older Dogs

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...
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Fearful Dogs And Violent Television

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...