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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

People grumble about little dogs.  I get it; sometimes they’re barky and overcautious and oh, the trembling.  But you wouldn’t say those germans: so stoic and humorless, and they never stop working, now would you?   (I’m german). Dogs are as different from one another as you and I.  Pigeonhole them and you miss the richness. […]

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I once told a woman at Heritage Park that I was gonna snatch her chihuahua, throw him in my car and drive off while she wasn’t looking. I could see the whole thing in my head:  the acquiescent dog.  The heat of the sun on another damn perfect Colorado day.   Tires squealing and gravel spraying […]

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There they were, on the sidewalk and all hunched over something.  They were arguing, in that hissy way of 6 or 7-year-old boys.  She caught “poisonous” and “dangerous” and the gist of it was, what were they gonna do with–or to–whatever it was? “Whatcha got there?” she asked them.   She had one of those ropy […]

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Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick designs prosthetic limbs for cats and dogs in the UK.

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Pets are like kids:  they like to know what’s going on.  You would too, if you were dependent on others for your care.  Imagine being captive, helpless and unable to say, “feed me, I’m hungry!” If your caregiver keeps good routines you learn to trust them.  You soothe yourself when the occasional curveball comes. Now […]

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Chester was on my lap; we were making googly eyes at each other.  Just looking at him I felt sort of breathless.   He had that effect; he was hand-some. It was a culmination of sorts:  you live with a situation for a long time and one day it occurs to you that [this thing] […]

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