Category Archives: factoid

Meowsers!

If only animals could talk, what tales would Willow tell? From The New York Times: A calico cat named Willow, who disappeared from a home near the Rocky Mountains five years ago, was found on Wednesday on a Manhattan street … Continue reading

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Those ears!

Here’s some mid-week cheer for you. Check out Harbor, the world’s record holding dog for longest “earspan”. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I saw this photo.  He looks like he’s about to fly away! Harbor is a … Continue reading

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Why your greyhound will always outrun you, and other fun facts

Matt Beswick at Pet365 has been creating some fun infographics on dogs over the past few months, including this cute dog vs. human anatomy page.   I’ve always found that pairing visuals with words improves my learning (which makes sense, since … Continue reading

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When sharing isn’t caring

Last weekend, Clarence the Cat’s “person” (you remember Clarence and his fan mail, don’t you?) sent me a helpful article about all the foods our doggy friends should NOT be eating. The San Francisco Chronicle article listed a few items … Continue reading

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Beware the Poodle-Dog!

If you’re heading out to the wilderness this weekend, beware the poodle-dog! No, not this poodle-dog . . . (Photo courtesy of Sarah Arnott at bySarah.com) THIS poodle-dog! The Poodle-dog bush that is. (Photo by Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times / July 24, 2011) This lavender-colored … Continue reading

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Twiggy is a . . .

Twiggy, Toki’s country cousin, recently took one of those newfangled DNA tests. We always thought she was an Akita mix, so we were very curious to see the results. Drumroll please . . . ! Yes, Twiggy is an Akita … 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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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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Priceless

It’s Tax Time . . . and I’ve been thinking about numbers . . . Number of U.S. Households who have pets: 73 Million Amount spent on those pets in 2010: 48 Billion  Increased spending on doggie gifts in 2010, despite … Continue reading

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