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Carrie Pollare

Entries by Carrie Pollare

Saving the Big Cats: One Woman's Safe Haven for Abused and Abandoned Lions and Tigers and Cougars, Oh My!

(3) Comments | Posted August 28, 2009 | 11:08 AM

It's a big family in every sense of the word -- Raja, a Bengal tiger, weighs in at 536 pounds. Nikolas, another Bengal tiger, does not weigh as much, but is a lot taller, standing 11 feet on his hind legs. These two, plus another 42 exotic cats, all call...

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Beware of Dog: Five Things You Need to Know

(36) Comments | Posted July 29, 2009 | 11:03 AM

How in the world do we navigate the current state of dogs in our country? When did the innocent question, "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?" turn into "Do you get your dogs from puppy mills?" Once upon a time, it was perfectly acceptable to buy your precious...

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I'm Tired of... Flying!

(2) Comments | Posted July 20, 2009 | 4:57 PM

I'm tired of flying! I'm tired of arriving at the airport two to three hours ahead of my flight. I'm tired of long grueling security lines. I'm tired of walking through scanners barefoot and beltless. I'm tired of paying for baggage, soft drinks and food...I could go on and on......

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Getting Bullish Against BSL

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2009 | 12:44 PM

The fact that we are dealing more and more with BSL (Breed-Specific Legislation) in this country truly blows my mind. To me, it's racial profiling and discrimination in no uncertain terms. Entire breeds of dogs, like American Staffordshire Bull Terriers (better know as Pit Bulls), Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Chow Chows...

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Let Animals Take The Edge Off: Remember To Smile!

(6) Comments | Posted May 6, 2009 | 4:39 PM

When I was growing up, my French Poodle, Touche, would make a face on command, that we endearingly called "Little Teeth." It used to crack me up because he looked like he was smiling. He would bear all of his teeth and stick his tongue out. You would think that,...

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Doggies Rule! The Story of Hunter and Diva

(39) Comments | Posted April 12, 2009 | 8:00 AM

In the middle of the night in a "typical" family home in Florida, a 12 year old girl, named Hunter, sleeps, while her German Shepherd, Diva, lies close by, snoozing on her own bed. All is well with the world...or is it? You see, several times during the night, Diva...

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The Three G's: The New Trend In Giving (And 5 Companies Who Do It Right)

(16) Comments | Posted March 18, 2009 | 1:33 PM's something that most of us have cut way back on or even eliminated as our economy has slid into mayhem. No more checks to our favorite charities. No more fundraising events with their beckoning silent auctions. And, the charities/non-profit organizations, many of which are being called upon to support...

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Losing Noah: Coming to Terms with Canine Cancer

(15) Comments | Posted March 3, 2009 | 1:27 PM

Have you seen the TV commercial where a child comes running to his mother, so excited because their dog has learned a new trick? The mother is horrified, as she realizes the trick is the dog scooting across their carpet on its behind. Most people would probably find that very...

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All "Heated Up" About Global Warming

(2) Comments | Posted February 24, 2009 | 11:44 AM

"Is there really Global Warming or are you just wearing too many layers?"
-- Steven Colbert, Comedian

This quote from the host of the television show "The Colbert Report," makes me laugh out loud, although the Global Warming controversy is no laughing matter. In his insightful way, Colbert...

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"Memories" of Alzheimer's

(9) Comments | Posted February 17, 2009 | 2:00 PM

My mother was an amazing woman...strikingly beautiful in a Liz Taylor kind of way, talented and gifted. She had a strong, resilient personality. She was someone who had suffered a great deal of loss in her life: losing her only brother in World War II and then her husband, my...

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For The Love Of Doggies...

(34) Comments | Posted February 9, 2009 | 11:19 AM

It's said that when you first arrive in heaven, all the dogs who have ever been a part of your life are there to greet you. Whether there's a heaven or not and whether that statement is true or not, it still plays to the sentiment that dogs and unconditional...

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From Computers To Charity...And Beyond!

(2) Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 1:38 PM

So here's a story I'll look forward to telling my grandchildren. How does someone go from founding a multi-million dollar computer company and making all kinds of money, to creating a "start-up" business that's all about raising money to fight some of the world's most important causes and trying to...

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