Memorial Weekend Flags

War Dogs Buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery

Memorial Day is a special day at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts come together from troops across the Los Angeles to pay respect through the placement of flags on every grave in the Los Angeles National Cemetery.  Unbeknownst to most people; two war dogs are buried at the cemetery,

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Holly the Ragdoll Cat

The Visitation: A Cat Message From Above

The last few months have been a funnel of activity. Between moving to Florida, the ill health of our two cats, and some family squabbling, it has been a real strain. Perhaps there was a lesson we needed to learn from all these challenges, some cat message that would make sense of it all. But

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Sparky the Siamese Cat

COULD I BE A GRANDMOTHER TO OUR CATS?

For a number of reasons, I missed the turnoff for bearing children; so, therefore, being a grandmother is now out of the question. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve wondered what my life might have been like if I had chosen to be a mother. I’m sure motherhood has many rewards, but I know it’s

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ThunderWunders - Dog with Separation Anxiety

ThunderWunders: Helping the Dog with Separation Anxiety

As many know, I rarely write about a pet product unless I feel my dog might receive a benefit. I do not frivolously try products. Knowing I was going to leave Ami, a dog with separation anxiety alone for a week, I decided to try some calming products, from ThunderWorks®. Ami is a rescue who

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Shelter Dog Therapy Dog Murray

From Shelter Dog to Therapy Dog: The Story of Murray

For many, dogs play a significant role in our lives, but for others, these dogs help them stay grounded. Some dogs have the gift of helping people. For Colleen Perry, the gift was her shelter dog, Murray, who helped her therapy patients. Colleen, a Marriage Family Therapist, MFT, adopted Murray when he was about two

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Flying with Pets

The ins and outs of flying with pets

Several years ago I wrote an article about flying with dogs. Since that time there have been many changes to the rules and regulations for flying with pets especially if they fly in cargo. Recently I tried helping a friend arrange travel for her Saluki to Los Angeles. The trip never occurred because of the

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Ruby Vineyards Winery Dog Stanley

Discover the dog-friendly places in Tualatin Valley, Oregon

Like many, I like to take my dogs with me when I travel, especially when I am visiting wineries. Although my trip to the Tualatin Valley did not include my dogs, I made sure to discover the dog-friendly places to take my dogs in the future. If you want to bring your dog along to

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Ami, My Saluki with Gone Bad Breath Chewable Tablets

Dog Gone Breath: A remedy for a dog with bad breath

When a dog has bad breath, you have to wonder what is going on. Is it normal or could there be a medical condition causing the problem? Typically when a dog has halitosis, it is caused by something happening in their mouth, maybe periodontal or tooth related. The gut can also cause bad breath, usually

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Chloe Lure Coursing

Chloe’s Adventure Cori’s Nightmare: A Lost Dog Rescue Story

A pet owners worst nightmare is having their dog get loose, especially when the location is foreign to the dog. Such was the case when we took our Saluki, Chloe lure coursing at Prado Dog Park in Chino. Here is my story of a lost dog rescue. Salukis were bred to hunt gazelle and rabbits,

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Milly Calico Cat by Cori Solomon

The Rainbow Bridge Claims Our Cat Milly

Today we will usher our middle cat to the Rainbow Bridge. It is time. Milly has been wallowing with a variety of ailments; a mysterious concoction of cancer, heat stroke, and old age. She’s lying beside me, and she is unusually quiet. Perhaps she knows. I have run out of tears. My eyes are swollen

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