What Pet Owners Give Thanks for at Thanksgiving

During this Thanksgiving week, we thought we’d take a humorous look at what we, as a pet owning family, have to be thankful for this year.  We are thankful that: ...

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What The Heck is Parsimony?

A friend remarked to us recently that every time she goes out of town and leaves her dog, Mason, with Sarah, a close friend, Mason always defecates overnight in one particular spot in Sarah’s house.  Mason will occasionally do this at home, but not ...

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Cats vs. Dogs: Who’s Better?

This week in Parade Magazine (July 31, 2011) Kalee Thompson wrote an article about which pet was better – cats or dogs.  She interviewed a number of people concerning nine different traits and concluded that while dogs outscored cats five to four, she decla...

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Will Subsidized Spay/Neuter for Pit Bulls Decrease Surrenders?

We ran across an article in the Denver paper we think is worth commenting on.  A Colorado shelter is one of apparently a number of shelters across the country that received grants from an animal related charity to offer subsidized spay/neuter service...

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Put a Stop to Off-leash Dogs in On-leash Areas

Here in Denver, off-leash dogs in on-leash areas are becoming more and more of a problem.  Since our dogs were attacked by an off-leash dog in the summer of 2009, we’ve become quite sensitive to this issue. Too many dog owners seem to be operating u...

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Cats and Personal Space

Our good friend Mel sent us a sequence of photos of her four cats that are both interesting and enlightening.  ...

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“Contagious” Behavior in Dogs?

 All of us who have been around dogs have encountered the following:  The dog down the street begins to bark at who knows what, and within seconds, every other dog within hearing is barking his head off as well; Two dogs begin to play chase at the lo...

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Birthday Parties for Pets – Always A Good Thing?

A recent news article described how birthday parties for pets are increasing in popularity.  Two high-end parties were described, with pooches and owners showing up at facilities that cater to dog parties.  For the dogs, there were birthday cakes, tr...

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My Dog’s Got Plenty Of Personality! But Yours? Not So Much

Animal psychologists and behaviorists have been interested in the personality of dogs for many years, with the first studies appearing in the early 1900s.  In the last 15 years or so interest in personality or temperament in dogs has exploded with dozens ...

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Is “Socialization” A Sacred Cow?

Anyone who has ever had a puppy has been told about the importance of “socializing” the pup.  To most, this implies taking the puppy out and about and allowing her to meet people, other dogs, and experience a variety of environmental settings....

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