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Happy Labor Day!

September 1, 2014

shutterstock_168772886Happy Labor Day to all the working dogs out there.

Whether you spend your days keeping us safe, fighting our wars, providing therapy, bringing in the herd, retrieving prey, or just making us feel better as a companion, we appreciate your hard work!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Mighty Mutts / Brooklyn, NY

August 31, 2014

Maddox NYCMeet Maddox! This handsome devil is living in Brooklyn, New York, compliments of Mighty Mutts and Ollie’s Place. Here’s what their website has to say about this American Foxhound mix.
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Saturday Survey: Breed-Specific Insurance Rates

August 30, 2014

I posted a story on Tuesday about how insurance companies sometimes raise your homeowner’s premiums if they know you have a dog of a breed they consider dangerous. Which made me wonder – have you been subjected to breed-specific rates?

Have you been subject to breed-specific insurance rates?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

RIP K-9 Kye

August 29, 2014

RIP KyeFrom the Oklahoma City PD’s Facebook page – so sad!
A Final Goodbye – Sgt. Ryan Stark says goodbye to his K-9 partner, Kye, at Kye’s funeral yesterday at First Southern Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Kye was killed in the line of duty earlier this week. #RIPKye

The memorial video they have posted on Facebook is worth watching.

Rest easy, good boy. Thank you for your service.

On a related note, I’m sending sympathy hugs to my sister, Marilyn, who had to put her beloved Japanese Chin, Molly, down yesterday due to heart failure.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Friday Funny: Cooper is helping me do laundry today

August 29, 2014

0824141415 This is as good of an excuse as any for not doing any more work today!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

This dog loves bread!

August 27, 2014

What really cracks me up is how the dog keeps checking to make sure he’s not going to be caught!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Happy National Dog Day!

August 26, 2014

shutterstock_128673815This is the 10th anniversary celebration of National Dog Day, which occurs annually on August 26th. Here’s what the official website has to say about this important day:
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Tuesday Top Ten: Breed-Specific Insurance Rates

August 26, 2014

shutterstock_89404294Many homeowners insurance carriers are loathe to provide insurance to homes that include certain breeds of dogs that they deem more likely to bite and cause injuries. Although the laws in many jurisdictions are finally reflecting the fact that it’s not necessarily the breed so much as the way the dog is raised, insurance companies still, in many cases, use breed-specific rating systems to either deny insurance or to require a higher premium, regardless of the individual dog’s behavioral history.
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Parvo Outbreak in Lowell, Massachusetts

August 25, 2014

shutterstock_151837820In a chilling reminder of just how important it is to keep your dog’s vaccines up to date, 20 dogs in the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts have died recently from parvovirus, and officials expect the death toll to climb before the outbreak is contained.
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Shelter Sunday: Enchantmutts / Albuquerque, NM

August 24, 2014

Shelby EnchantMeet Shelby! Shelby is 3-years old and is living in foster care in Albuquerque, New Mexico, courtesy of Enchantmutts. Here’s what their website has to say about this pretty girl:
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