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Life with Jake IV

Last Christmas, my friend Wendy was baking her cookies, with a little unwanted help from Jake.  She kept pushing him away, but every time, he came right back.  While she was working on her cut-out cookies, he was right under foot.  If you’ve ever made cut-outs, you know that you have to put flour or powdered sugar down on the countertop to keep the dough from sticking.  When you put the dough down, sometimes the flour puffs out.  You guessed it!  A big puff of flour hit Jake right in the kisser!  It wasn’t enough to make him move, though.  Wendy says she just can’t wait to see what he does this Christmas!  (BTW – Jake’s face is normally totally black.)

Until next time,

Good day and good dog!

Read to a Dog? Yep, That’s What They Said!

According to the Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin, The Rochester Public Library will host the following event in June. There is no charge.

• Sit, Stay, Read: 6:30 p.m., June 9, held in the auditorium. Read aloud for 20 minutes to a friendly therapy dog. Reading times are 6:30 p.m., 6:50 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. When registering online, please enter your preferred dog and time in the e-mail address box ([email protected]) Dogs and times will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Only registered child and accompanying parent/adult should attend. Register online, at the children’s desk or by calling (507) 328-2303.

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Why a Crate for Your Dog?

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I cringe whenever I hear a well-intentioned person say, “I would never put my dog in a cage.” That statement comes not from a well-informed perspective, but rather from our having grown up going to zoos and seeing the animals behind bars, primarily to protect US from THEM. A crate is just the opposite… it’s main purpose is to protect the dog from us!
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Cancer-Sniffing Dog to Be Cloned

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Park Chen-Kyong, AFP, via Discovery News at on the Discovery Channel reports that a Japanese center which says it has trained a dog to sniff out human cancer cells is cloning the animal in South Korea, a Seoul-based biotechnology company and the dog’s owner said Wednesday.

Your thoughts? Is this good? Is this dangerous? Are the risks worth the potential benefits? Are there important moral issues here? Please post you comments and let us all know what you think.

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