Rest Well, Peter

June 11, 2018


Peter Buongiovanni 3/15/73 – 6/11/18

Those of you who have been with and for a long while may remember Peter Buongiovanni, who was a co-owner of the company until just a few years ago. It is with great sadness that I announce Peter’s passing at about 4 pm today. He was a wonderful photographer, web designer, and graphic artist. He’s the one who designed the site and who hired me way back when to write this blog.

In the beginning, I interacted with Peter only through email, but felt an instant kinship with him. At some point I got it into my head that I needed to meet face-to-face with Peter and a couple of his friends (for whom I had also done some freelance work), so I drove from Ohio to Ontario. I stayed in a nearby bed and breakfast, and was looking forward to going into the city for a cookout at Peter’s house, followed by an event downtown. As I was getting ready to go, my B-and-B hosts said they’d always wanted to attend this particular event, so I invited them to come into the city with me.

Peter didn’t even blink when I showed up with two extra guests for the cookout – that’s the kind of person he was. So gracious and giving. He loved dogs, and he loved life. His death leaves a big hole in my heart.

Rest in peace Peter. I will miss you forever.

RIP Alejandro

June 4, 2018

Detroit is known for many good things, but Smile Of Dog Pomeranian Spitz. Portrait Pomeranian Smiling, unfortunately, their airport is known as the place where Alejandro the Pomeranian died on a layover from Arizona to New Jersey. [Read more]

Honoring Your Dog’s Life

May 29, 2018

With Memorial Day yesterday, I wanted to share some suggestions from I Heart Dogs on ways you can honor your dog after he or she passes over the Rainbow Bridge. [Read more]

Can You Break In to Take a Dog Out of a Hot Car?

May 23, 2018

Bored Dog In A Car WindowFrom the Animal Legal Defense Fund:

Only 12 states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, Vermont, Oregon and Tennessee — allow “good Samaritans” to break a car window to save an animal.

Almost all of those states require “good Samaritans” to contact law enforcement before breaking into the car. [Read more]

Happy World Vet Day!

April 28, 2018

Doctor Veterinarian At ClinicHuge shout-out to those who have dedicated their lives to making life better for our furry (and feathered and scaly) friends. Especially those of you committed to keeping your prices low or offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics to those of us who have more animals than money or sense! (Says the lady with five cats, a dog, and heading out this afternoon to pick up three orphan kittens for bottle-feeding.)

PS – Animal Planet is running marathons of all of their vet shows today, if you’re a fan like I am!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Do You Live Near Greeneville, Tennessee?

April 6, 2018

NewsChannel 11 is spreading the word about the Greene County, Tennessee animal shelter, which is up to its ears in dogs. A county resident died recently, leaving behind 60 dogs in need of foster and / or adoptive placements. The shelter is also looking for donations of cash, food, and other supplies.

Please help if you can!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Hermione’s Rescue

March 26, 2018

More video love from Hope for Paws.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Pound Puppies

March 18, 2018

Pound dogsA good reminder for those of us who adopt and rescue dogs.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Chicago Honors K-9 Force

February 25, 2018


Chicago police officer and artist Peter Bucks stands behind the police dog art piece he created during a press conference Jan. 24, 2017. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

Will you be anywhere near The Windy City this summer? The Chicago Tribune reports The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is backing a public art initiative called K-9s for Cops to bring 200 German shepherd statues to the Magnificent Mile and other locations from July 23rd to Labor Day.

The 54-inch statues will be made of fiberglass, designed and painted by local artists in collaboration with sponsors. After Labor Day, the statues will be auctioned off to benefit both the memorial foundation and PAWS Chicago, where the money will be used for a spay / neuter initiative. A similar project featuring Horses of Honor several years ago netted $480,000.

Can’t wait to see it!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

National Justice for Animals Week

February 21, 2018

NJAWThe Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, has chosen America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders – the list of top prosecutors, law enforcement officials, lawmakers and others who champion the cause of animal crime victims honored during National Justice for Animals Week, Feb. 25 – March 3, 2018. Each year, National Justice for Animals Week recognizes these individuals’ outstanding contributions to the protection of animals, raises public awareness about animal abuse and advises advocates how to pass stronger laws and demand better enforcement for acts of animal cruelty. [Read more]

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