Hartford Wines-dog friendly

Dog-friendly Wineries in Sonoma

There are two things my husband and I love more than each other: our black lab Eddie and good wine. What that says about our marriage—let us not go there. I can say that our love for each other has grown alongside our shared passions for both Pinot and our pooch, Eddie. So it only

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Lexi on pet medications after Surgery

Save on pet medications at Costco Pharmacy

Like our children when our pets get sick we want the best for them. Sometimes we find that many of the pet medications needed to get our furry friends well are outrageously priced especially if purchased at your veterinarian. Even the online pet drug pharmacies are expensive. What most people do not know is that

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Saluki with Flamengo plush toy

4 Things I Learned When My Dog Swallowed a Soft Toy

It never fails; emergencies with our dogs always seem to happen in the middle of the night. Most of us always hope we can wait until morning to see our vet. Not so when your dog has ingested something potentially harmful. Such was the case when Zoe, our Saluki, decided to consume her favorite toy, a

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Peaceful Pets Aquamation: A dignified eco-friendly alternative to cremation

One of the most difficult things every person faces during their lifetime is saying goodbye to a loved one. This includes our pets. Our dogs and cats hold a very special place in our hearts. For many they are our children. Discovering the appropriate aftercare services for your pet can be daunting because so many

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Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award

Toby: A blind dog’s journey

This article about a winery service dog who became blind won a Maxwell Medallion Award in the 2014 Writing Competition sponsored by the Dog Writers Association of America.  Cori received the Maxwell Medallion as well as a Certificate of Nomination for excellence in the category of Online Article – Any Other Topic.  The awards were

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Toby: A blind dog’s journey

Every once in a while I come upon a story that is so inspiring and moving, it really resonates with me. Such is the case when I was visiting Ecluse Winery and met Toby, a blind dog that is the inspiration for the winery’s second label, Blind Dog Wines. It is not the wine but

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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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