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Metropolis

This was our day today: Actually, this is a picture of an ongoing exhibition at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), called Metropolis II. Chris Burden’s Metropolis II is an intense and a complex kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, … Continue reading

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The indiscriminate chewer

Toki is a very dainty eater and chewer.  She doesn’t gobble her chews or eat toys, household items, and other foreign man-made objects.  But, when it comes to nature’s bounty, Toki transforms into a little chewing barbarian. She loves to demolish … Continue reading

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Harper’s Tale

Photo by Flying Fur Pet Photography Speaking of puppies, we were recently inspired by reading the tale of Harper, a pit bull puppy with a rare disorder and a pretty rough start in life.  According to an MSNBC feature: “There … 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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72 Hours: Packing Your Pup’s Emergency Survival Pack

Tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires . . . even volcanic eruptions!  It seems like we never know when we might have to grab our stuff and run. Like a good Californian, Toki recently put together a disaster preparedness kit.  It … Continue reading

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Little Dog Lost

I saw this sign posted on our neighborhood streets.  It reminded me that today marks the beginning of National Pet ID Week (April 18-24). I hope “Piggy” makes it home, safe and sound . . . One in three pets … 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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The Digital Dog

The New York Times ran an article this week about the top mobile apps for dog owners.  My previous experience with the “Dog Parks” app was pretty disappointing, but the “Dog Park Finder Plus” app ($1.99) recommended in the article … Continue reading

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