Monthly Archives: February 2011


Somehow the day just slipped away, without an update to TheDailyToki.  I guess it was a typical, hectic Monday morning. On a related note, did you know that a recent study showed a correlation between dog ownership and increased physical … Continue reading

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Dog runs away with a sea lion . . .

I found a cute story circulating the internet last week:  An Australian Kelpie named “Westie” ran away to play with a local sea lion named Henry.  Westie and Henry were found an hour later, four kilometers from shore, still playing … Continue reading

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The hairy aftermath

When I brush Toki, the aftermath usually looks like this . . . A huge pile of hair and an exhausted dog. Note the wool toy, to keep Toki entertained while I’m brushing her hair, and the “Furminator” in the … Continue reading

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Country Cousin

I’m in Ohio this week, hanging out with Toki’s country cousin, Miss Twiggy (not to be confused with miss Piggy)! There are always two versions of her — the winter furball, and the slim summertime pup.  She always looks twice … Continue reading

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Those Corgi’s have all the power

Have you heard?  Sutter the Corgi is the new “First Dog” of California. AP Photo California Governor Brown’s wife helpfully pointed out that “he’s going to herd the budget vote.” A Sacramento Bee editorial warns Sutter not to “become a … Continue reading

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More Dobby Puppy

A few more shots of Dobby from his big Super Bowl party. He was a little anxious that all the guys were throwing his stuffed football back and forth. Did I mention that “Dobby Puppy” is one of the most … Continue reading

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Taking a Pet Portrait

I read a great article in on taking pet portraits.  The article, titled 10 Tips for Getting Great Photos of Your Dog, provides some helpful hints on how to get those candid, eye-catching shots.  You know how sometimes people … Continue reading

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Congratulations Hickory!

And the winner is . . . Hickory, the Scottish deerhound. AP Photo For some fun reading, check out this article on rare breeds at Westminster and an LA Times article on Westminster dog hairstyles!    

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Dog genius in action!

Remember when I mentioned Chaser, the border collie that knows over a thousand nouns?  In this interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Nova Science Now, we can catch Chaser in action.  It’s extremely impressive, but also so cute!! Last … Continue reading

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PS: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tonight!

Pssst – don’t forget that the 135th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show starts tonight! Here’s the TV schedule: NIGHT 1: Monday, February 14 Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups 8-9 p.m. (ET) live on USA Network 9-11 p.m. (ET) … Continue reading

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