Category Archives: factoid

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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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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The Clickable Moment: More tips on capturing great pet photos

One of our fave pet photogs, Grace Chon at ShinePetPhotos, was featured in a New York Times article on The 8 Secrets to Perfect Pet Photos.  (Congratulations Grace!)  Two of her tips really stood out for me.  The first was “Pay … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Encounter! How to prevent them. What to do if your dog gets bitten.

Last Friday, I was hiking with Toki, her dog friend Milo, and Milo’s owner Josh on a local trail in the Santa Monica Mountains.  As we were walking and chatting, I noticed that Toki suddenly stopped, and  I looked up … Continue reading

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Even your dog is on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? That’s probably a question you’ve asked, or been asked, at least several times.  I admit, I joined Facebook with a sense of resignation.  I held out as long as I could, gave in grudgingly, and now … Continue reading

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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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