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Merry Christmas Michael Vick

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that teammates voted convicted dogfighter Michael Vick with this year’s Ed Block Courage Award, announced December 23. The Ed Block Courage Award is presented annually to an Eagles player who exemplifies commitment to the principals of sportsmanship and courage. According to press reports Vick’s response, “I’ve had a lot to overcome,…

World's Tallest Dog

George, a Great Dane in Tucson, is now the world’s tallest dog, 7’3″. I suppose seeing is believing. George tips the scale where a small horse might, 245 lbs. Well, what do you think? Is this a ‘believe it or not’ ‘tail?’ The previous tallest dog ever was Gibson, who passed away in August. Here’s…

12 Tips for a Safe Holiday for Pets

It’s not the most wonderful time of the year if your pets aren’t safe. Here are 12 tips to keep your pets out of harms way – and out of reindeers’ way – this holiday season:

Pet Book Stocking Stuffers

Seeking a last minute stocking stuffer…how about a book for your pet loving friends or relatives, or maybe for your significant other? Here some ideas:

My Favorite Top-10 Gifts For Pets

Wondering what to buy your pets for the howlidays? The economy may still be in the doghouse, but the spirit of giving to four-legged family members hasn’t diminished. Here are some ideas (all are new products):

Pets Meet Santa

Pets can take their pictures with Santa, Monday December 21, at Northbrook Court at the Santa Village, Lower Level of Neiman Marcus (ooh – not a store to have an accident in), 6 to 9 p.m. Photos are free, so is the parking! St. Nick’s Pet Pics sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society. (Bad news:…

Microchipping Pets Saves Lives

Shelters and animal rescuers have said for years that pets scanned for microchips will more likely be recovered. Now, Dr. Linda Lord is using science to document if microchipping matters. Not a huge surprise, microchipping saves lives! When it comes to microchipping, increasingly people are microchipping dogs – but cats get the short end of…

Deck the Howls: A Doggy Christmas

Dogs are Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree:(This video is a personal favorite of mine, and several readers as well – so, as per your request)Happy Howlidays to you and your families!!

Dogs vs. Cats

Question of the ages: Who’s smarter cats or dogs? According to this story on dog and cat intellegence in New Scientist, the Dogs vs. Cats Showdown, dogs win by a nose. What do you think? I know when I speak at conferences, and ask those in the crowd ‘Who’s smarter?’ Three choices: (1) dogs or…

How Many Dogs Are Too Many – City Council May Say Magic Number is Five

If you have five dogs in Chicago, you soon may have to let one go. There isn’t even a grandfather clause in the proposed ordinance on dog limits from Aldmerman Ray Suuarez (31st) which will be discussed at a hearing Monday, November 30 at City Council Chambers at noon (room 201-A, City Hall). According to…

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