USS Besugo SS321 Crew

Sugie’s Tale: USS Besugo SS321 Beloved Military Mascot and Sea Dog

On Memorial Day, we honor our Military, who served our country. What about the military dog and military mascot that served during combat? This story is about Sugie, a sea dog and military mascot of the USS Besugo SS321. The submarine saw five combat tours during World War II. My father-in-law, Morris Bornstein, was one

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Baby Birds

Nesting Birds: From Birth To Flight

As I watch a pair of birds building a nest under our eaves in our decorative hanging basket adorned with potted fuchsia, it reminds me that during the spring season, we must take precautions for nesting birds and fledgling birds that may be lurking in our back yards. One of the beauties of nature occurs

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COVID-19 and Pets

COVID-19 and Pets: Best Practices

We are all living with constant changes and challenges as we circumvent COVID-19. Shelter in place is part of the normalcy of our lives, but what about COVID-19 and pets. Our dogs and cats love having us home to dole out extra attention. Many of us take our daily walks with our dogs in tow,

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AKC Museum of the Dog

Museum of the Dog: AKC’s tribute To All Dogs

New York is known for its diversity of museums and attractions. When the AKC decided to move the Museum of the Dog back to the Big Apple, it made sense. With AKC’s headquarters located in the city, it also fits into the variety of attractions offered. Museum of the Dog Then and Now My first

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Warrior II - Arizona Goat Yoga

Arizona Goat Yoga: A Pathway to Serenity

Healing through animals has always had a profound influence on most of our lives. We see it with dogs who assist disabled or autistic children, blind or deaf people. Animals balance our lives, helping us to laugh, calm down, and relax, so when it came time to get a creative healing boost in yoga, April

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Endeavor Space Shuttle - California Science Center

California Science Center: Space, Dogs and Beyond

Sometimes we forget to look at what is available to us in our own back yard. In Los Angeles that that could be the California Science Center. With my husband’s love of space and our mutual adoration for dogs, it was the perfect match for a trip to our local science center to see the

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The La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa

La Posada de Santa Fe: A Pet-Friendly Resort

Some hotels and resorts are frequented year after year by generations of families. It becomes a legacy that families pass down to their kids and grandkids. Thus the traditional of frequenting a specific hotel or resort continues. Like families, pets who accompany their owners can have generations visit a particular hotel, especially if the resort

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Saluki Friends

Rehoming a dog: A Breeder’s Responsibility

A good breeder’s worst fear is having to take back a dog. Sometimes it can be a blessing in disguise because the dog ends up in a better home than where it began.  Our dog contract states that if an owner cannot keep their dog, that dog must be returned to us. What happens with

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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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