Pet Owners

National Purebred Dog Day 2015: A Review

May 11, 2015

Now that National Purebred Dog Day 2015 is in the rearview mirror and there’s been a chance to assess and reflect, can the day be considered a success, and if so, by what measure? Did it have an impact, what can be learned from it, and where do we go from here? To answer one […]

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At First Crack

December 4, 2014
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Thanksgiving is now behind us, and judging from comments I’ve gotten in response to the innocent question, “How was your Thanksgiving?” it would seem that heated discussions over the dinner table were as much a tradition in some households as the turkey and gravy. Religion and politics, the standard bearers of topics one is never […]

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The Dog Fancy’s “Sticky” Problem

April 25, 2014
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I’m ecstatic at being able to write this because last weekend, I very nearly blinded myself. I needed to spray paint a paper mache box (you see where this is going, right?) and had assumed that the can of spray paint purchased specially for the project would work like other cans of spray paint.  To […]

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How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?

April 1, 2013

I hate it when a song I like has “issues.” One of my favorite Eric Clapton songs has a driving guitar hook that builds to dramatic power riffs just as it goes into the familiar tune of ”Cocaine,” but when my kids were little and sitting in the back seat of the car, I wasn’t […]

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The Dog Fancy & Pet Owners. Isn’t it Time to Make “First Contact?”

November 1, 2012
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It’s said that timing is everything, and in Atlanta, it was on my side. Hurricane Sandy spared the city where I was attending “BarkWorld,” but another day or two and I might still be there because of flights canceled by the storm. I would have missed having oral surgery the other day. That would have […]

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