Monthly Archives: April 2011

Saturday Afternoon at the Brickyard

Last Saturday, we went climbing at a small crag in the hills above Santa Barbara.  The area, full of large boulders, is called “The Brickyard”.  Spring had arrived, and the wildflowers were out in full force.  While we climbed, Toki … Continue reading

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What’s a Duck Tolling Retriever, and why are they so cute?

It turns out that the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is meant to be cute.  So cute, in fact, that they’re used to lure ducks closer to their duck hunting owners. In the early 19th century (and probably earlier), hunters … Continue reading

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The Big Black Shelter Dog Awareness Campaign

At the pet expo, while my friends and I wandered through a building full of adoptable dogs, cats, and even bunnies, we met a sweet and lovable dog named Eddy.  Originally, we stopped at the booth to say hi to … Continue reading

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Huskies, Klee Kais, and more pups at America’s Family Pet Expo

Pet expos are a great place to visit if you’re thinking of adopting a dog of a specific breed.  We found a lot of breed-specific rescue groups with tons of information to provide prospective adopters, and plenty of contacts to … Continue reading

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Let’s take a break

Let’s take a break from everything pet expo to catch up on our reading.  From the New York Times, a story on the increasing popularity of pet massages, plus some tips on how to massage your own pet.  Apparently, some … Continue reading

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Discovering the Shikoku Ken

One of the best aspects of the America’s Family Pet Expo was the opportunity to get acquainted with a wide variety of interesting breeds.  You may not know this about me, but I’m a huge fan of spitz dogs – … Continue reading

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Dura Doggie: The toy that lets you “chews your cause”

We promised that we’d tell you about some of the more interesting products we came across at the recent Pet Expo in Orange County. One of the coolest lines of toys that we were introduced to at the expo were Dura … Continue reading

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