Category Archives: Animal Safety

Come on Irene…

This week Mother Nature did her very best to let us East-Coasters know who’s really in charge. An historic 5.8 earthquake—in the middle of Virginia, of all places—followed up with the approaching Level 3 Hurricane Irene, has made for an … Continue reading

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July 4th Animal Safety

I’ll never forget having to coax my childhood dog, Betsy, out from under the bed after a raging thunderstorm. And forget Fourth of July. Living so near the historic area in Virginia, the nearly thirty minute-long show had her under … Continue reading

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If Not You…Who?

Practically everyone at the pool had surrounded the kid with the giant bullfrog. Even I was initially intrigued; how often do you get to be that close to—or get to touch—such an impressive creature? But when minutes turned into an … Continue reading

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Are You—and Your Pets—Prepared?

April’s tornados that tore through the south, May’s floods along the Mississippi Delta…do you have your pet prepared for natural disasters? Having a well-organized disaster plan that includes your companion animals can prevent your companion from becoming a heart-breaking statistic. … Continue reading

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Calling All Tattletales

The weather is finally warming up in our part of the world. As much as we’re enjoying it, it’s hard to believe that this perfect weather could be dangerous to our pets in any way. For dog lovers who travel … Continue reading

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Happy Don’t Feed Your Dog Chocolate Day!

My favorite dog-in-trouble story involves one of the smartest black labs I’ve ever met and a double chocolate birthday cake that sat on the very back of the counter, supposedly out of her reach. Standing on her hind legs and … Continue reading

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“Convicted Child Molester Returning to the Classroom to Teach.”

OK, so that’s not a TRUE statement—in fact, it better not be, as I’d be the first Mommy on the scene to protest—but I use it as a lead-in to the “Michael Vick thinks he should be able to have … Continue reading

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