Archive for Category: "Dogs"

Doggone It, Life is Taxing

Doggone It, Life is Taxing

  As the tax season draws to a close, one can’t help but think that it’s better to be born a dog or cat. The tax code is 3.8 million words long and it’s growing. The National Taxpayer Advocate says that in the past decade there have been 4,428 changes to the tax code. That’s [...]

Talking Dog is Talk of the Town

Talking Dog is Talk of the Town

What would your dog say if it could talk? For talking mutt Lirpa Sloof’s owners, this is not an abstract question. “He talks about food mostly,” says owner Chinese-Australian Doug Chow. Lirpa Sloof, a Siberian husky border collie mix in Wagga Wagga, Australia, started vocalizing recognizable words when he was just a pup. At one [...]

Furgiveness : To Err Is Human, To Forgive Canine

Furgiveness : To Err Is Human, To Forgive Canine

Most people turn to God when faced with the enigma of forgiving. Dog may also have some answers. Valentine’s Day promotes pronouncements of love. But what is love? Peter Ustinov said, “Love is an act of endless forgiveness.” Certainly, forgiveness is key if we are to eschew hate and embrace love. Although most dogmas endorse [...]

Home Alone:Dealing with Canine Separation Anxiety

Home Alone:Dealing with Canine Separation Anxiety

Does your pup remodel your residence when you’re gone? Are your canine’s cantatas endangering your invitation to the neighbor’s potlucks? Do you feel like you’re living life on a short invisible leash? If your pup has a conniption when you leave, separation anxiety may be the culprit. Separation anxiety is one of the most common [...]

No Kidding: Adopt a Pet and Save the Earth

No Kidding: Adopt a Pet and Save the Earth

In a world teeming with humans, pet parenthood could help save the planet. Forget cats and dogs, it’s raining humans. In 1999 the world population was 6 billion according to the US Census Bureau. In 2044, it’s expected to hit 9 billion, an increase of 50 percent in just 45 years. Our species is not [...]