I Took My Dog to Greyhound Fest — Not Knowing It Would Be Our Last Weekend Together

The event known as Greyhound Fest in the Southern California city of Solvang had special meaning for me this year. It was the last weekend I spent with my beloved Parker, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge at age 7 on the Wednesday after the weekend event. I had planned our weekend together because I spent

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Sydney Tibetan Terrier by Cori Solomon

Sydney Was Supposed to Die — Not Win Awards at Dog Shows

This is the week of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which ended last night. Exhibitors find this prestigious show a great honor and privilege. Those who watch on television see some of the beautiful dogs, but there’s more to the competition and the event behind the scenes. Last year was my first visit to

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Parker, a Saluki

I Enabled My Saluki’s Midnight Rabbit Hunt — By Accident

It was time for the last walk of the evening. My husband was sprawled out on the bed, so I took on the midnight task of getting that last potty in. I strolled outside clad in my pajamas and a long heavy overcoat, thinking, “Let’s hope they do their business quickly as it’s freezing outside

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Gabe, a Military Labrador

We Interview the People Behind the First U.S. National Monument to Military Dogs

If you watched the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, you probably saw the Canines with Courage float that was dedicated to military working dogs. It was sponsored by Natural Balance Pet Food, and it was modeled after the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, which is scheduled to be dedicated in the fall. The

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Rosario Mission Cat

Rosario’s mission in life: The Cat of Mission San Antonio De Padua

For California, the Missions were a very important part of our history. One Mission, San Antonio De Padua in Monterey County is a hidden secret with a special gem, a black cat named Rosario. Mission San Antonio De Padua is hidden away in on the grounds of Fort Hunter Liggett. It is the third Mission

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