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Cats vs. Dogs: Let's Call a Truce

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 5:39 PM

Cats are mysterious -- or so we like to believe -- but does that mean they're not domesticated?

It's fun to think of cats as Egyptian idols, or wild things at heart, or "aloof" -- that's the usual word. Keepers of secret thoughts. But sometimes it interferes with appreciating them...

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Cats in Shelters: Breaking the Vicious Circle

(16) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 9:45 AM

There's a movement starting in animal sheltering that is so logical, so simple, and so right. If you have a few moments for the full presentation, check out this link.

I'll give you the short version.

Outcomes for Cats in California, 2010

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You Can't Judge a Book (or a Dog) by Its Cover

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 12:29 PM

And why would you? The cover just grabs your attention and keeps out the dust (and the fleas). It takes only a moment to crack open the book and get a sense of whether the writing, the subject, or the plot is interesting to you.

Anybody who has more...

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Veterinary Confidential

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 5:48 PM

Some tips from the vet’s office about how to greet, what not to eat, and what’s funny to a cat.

Dog meets dog
Girl with pug on leashUnlike us humans, who value face-to-face introductions, dogs prefer some latitude and...

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Birds and Outdoor Cats: Protecting Both

(33) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 5:54 PM

In Alan Weisman’s book The World Without Us you find some remarkable ideas about cats and dogs. Dogs, despite their brave and resourceful image, would vanish swiftly in a world without people, Weisman theorizes. They’re just too adapted to human society -- and too far from their wolfish survival talents....

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Meet Before You Leap

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 12:49 PM

'Tis the Holiday season again, when friends and families gather, memories are made and the spirit of giving is ever-present. It's a time for people -- and pets -- to come together. The gift of a new home for an animal in need can be a great way to

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Emptying the Shelters: A Reachable Goal

(22) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 2:37 PM

How would any of our newly elected politicians answer the question, "What would you do for the lives and welfare of companion animals?"

I doubt that any of them would argue for the status quo -- not if there were suddenly a national focus on the millions of animals abandoned...

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