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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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National Purebred Dog Day: What Did it Mean?

May 7, 2014
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A funny thing happened last week. A holiday that didn’t exist a year ago was celebrated by dog owners across the world from Mongolia to New York and points in between.  National Purebred Dog Day was conceived in the corner of a coffee shop, initially out of surprise at the discovery that no day had […]

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The Elevator Speech Part II

January 11, 2014
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For a long time now, purebred dog owners have hungered for guidance on how to push back against opposition to own and ethically breed their dogs. It is for this reason, I suspect, that an e-mail I wrote and posted on the National Purebred Dog Day Facebook page was shared over 220 times within hours.  […]

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If You Know Where To Look…

December 5, 2013
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The University of Colorado in Boulder is an astonishingly beautiful campus, in large part because it’s nestled against a 290 million year old sandstone formation called the “Flatirons.” These “iron” shaped rocks are numbered as they run north and south and have always been popular with climbing enthusiasts.In my opinion, they’re never more beautiful than […]

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The Scorpion, The Frog, and Scarlett O’Hara

October 2, 2013
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In what I fear is a sure sign of advancing age, I’m beginning to think more than I used to. I know. Scary, right? Don’t call me “Spock” just yet.  These bouts of thought are often precipitated by a “feeling” that something I’ve just seen or heard means something, I just don’t know what. Thinking […]

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Dog Breeder: The New Mental Disorder

September 16, 2013
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When I had a traditional 9-5 job, I found it tough to keep up with all but the most significant of current events.  I worked all day, battled traffic to get home at night, threw together something to eat, then fell into bed watching just enough TV to dull my brain so I could fall […]

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Hey Dog Fancy, Our Roof is On Fire

September 12, 2013
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 “… If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln Play along with me for a minute. Imagine that you’ve had a colossal fight with someone you live with and trust. Angry words, a collision of opinions, and maybe even a breach of trust have rattled you […]

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It’s a Mixed up Muddled up Shook up World

July 7, 2013

If the Kinks were confused by “Lola” when they sang about her, uh, him, in 1970, they’d be no less befuddled by the world forty years later. Sing it with me:  ♫♫  It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola…L-o-L-a Lola, Lo-lo-lo-lo-lo….La……♫♫ But I’m getting ahead of myself. Most of us […]

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The Curious Incident of the “Today Show” Report on Facebook

May 9, 2013
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For some days now, I’ve been pondering a series of exchanges I had on NBC News’ Facebook page, and more specifically, in response to the Today Show’s “report” on the AKC.  For those just tuning in, the Today Show ran a segment last week called the “Rossen Report” which alleged that the AKC wasn’t doing […]

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