Archive | February 2012

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A Deepening Human-Animal Bond

Here are my boys in their younger days.  They were so energetic that I had to hire a dog jogger to help me wear them out. In the winter I worried that they would get too cold jogging, hence the picture with fleece jackets and reflective ice resistant booties.  I’m not sure what they thought […]

Catnip Confidential This was a great article in one of our monthly veterinary journals.  Vet school taught  next to nothing about catnip and yet it’s so interesting why cats go gaga over it. Cats are obligate carnivores, they must eat the right balance of meat to survive.  What a smart plant to make cats think they […]

Kennel Cough?

Last week I brought Bubba to the Baraboo Dog Park to see his friends and do his thing.  At this stage of his life it’s mainly sniffing, getting petted and pooping.  His crazy, hyper Boxer days are done.  One of the regulars was leaving with her dog and told me there had been a kennel […]

Mea Culpa

I made a mistake. In my zeal to reach out to the world-wide web, I hurt someone who loves and is still grieving the loss of their pet.  I am very, very sorry.  The emerging themes of this blog, as I see it, are the depth of love we have for our pets, and our animals remarkable […]