Happy tail

It does not surprise me that some dogs actually injure themselves from wagging their tail too hard. During my days working at a boarding kennel, a few dogs did this. A great dane named Simon actually came in with a pre-wrapped tail every time, just to prevent him from hurting his tail in advance. We called it happy …

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Freako on a leash

Note: This is a guest post from Apryl DeLancey, who writes the blog “Women Like Sports.” Yes, this post is about cats, but if you’re like me, you probably own a dog and a cat. Yeah, not only is my kitty named Freako, but he walks on a leash! It really was a natural progression …

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Not like the others?

Last weekend I took care of Piper, my friend Becky’s great dane. I wanted to show a picture of her because I had never seen a gray and black (blue merle) great dane before Piper. Piper reminds me of how some of the American Kennel Club’s regulations are a bit ridiculous. The AKC recognizes the …

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Finding motivation

Running in Fargo I had to slow down every 10 minutes during today’s run in order to break the ice from my eyelashes. The temperature at 6 a.m. here in Fargo was a balmy 4 degrees, close to a record low for March 8. This is warm compared to some of the past Saturdays when …

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Buy a Gentle Leader

A Gentle Leader is a collar that will stop many dogs from pulling. It works like a horse halter, by fitting over the dog’s muzzle and snapping behind her ears. It’s made of nylon and should fit comfortably, still allowing her to pant, bark, eat, drink and bite. It is not a muzzle. It is …

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