File under: My Dog is The Smartest Dog. Mulder usually carries her yogurt cup over to her bed to lick the sides and polish it clean. Because otherwise, it's the old trying-to-lick-the-cup-while-it-slides-all-over-the-kitchen-floor thing which is you know, undignified. But tonight she had a new idea: drop it inside her dinner bowl for added stability. I … Continue reading Backinbowl
Request from a reader: A municipal animal control is researching the issue of tethering. The unit is considering drafting a tethering ordinance and is trying to find relevant studies, as opposed to opinions. Any ordinance they may come up with will be drafted with the following in mind: They do not want to increase impounds. They … Continue reading Input Needed Regarding Tethering Ordinances
Scuba-Duba-Doo Patent No. 6,206,000 by Dwane L. Folsom Patented: March 27, 2001 *** Full Metal Dust Jacket by S. Kesh Patented: September 4, 1963 The inventor notes that the doggie dust cover will be useful in keeping flea powder on the dog (and off the living room carpet) post application. And it can do double … Continue reading Mental Health Break: Doggie-Wear Patents
Reader Lisa in OH contacted me about a new non-profit organization called Hospets which she launched in memory of her father, Larry Stearns. Lisa writes: Basically the way it works: Hospice or Senior Services will discuss our program with their pet owning patients. If the patient seems interested they are referred to us. At that … Continue reading Keeping Hospice Patients and Their Pets Together in OH
I'm not a fan of catchpoles - mainly because they seem to be misused so often - but I love that the Pinellas Co sheriff's office in FL sent their staff for training in how to properly use the tool and then issued a press release about their first successful use! Additional successes on November … Continue reading How Cute is This?
In June, approximately 550 cats were taken from an owner in Florida. They were cared for and vetted and are now available for adoption. This massive undertaking is being coordinated by a number of animal welfare groups including Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, HSUS, Alachua Co Animal Services and PetSmart Charities. Let's help get eyeballs on … Continue reading Mass Cat Adoption Event in North Central Florida Starts Friday
Which is the better way to market pets for adoption in Memphis? Cherry pick a few pets out of the hundreds in need, post pictures of them on Facebook and delete posts from anyone else trying to share information about other pets at the shelter. Or Teach a group of homeless dogs a couple of … Continue reading That’s What Friends Are For
Well, this should result in something great:Things have been scary on a neighborhood list serv this week. There was a report of a large dog -- one post says it's a puppy, about 70 pounds -- that was attacked in Elysian Park by a loose pit bull and badly hurt. The pit bull was described … Continue reading Trapped in the Closet: Dog Park Edition