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That Amazing Pumpkin

This is another piece expanded from Northern Virginia Today that published easrly Oct 2018. __________ Did you know there are over 40 kinds of pumpkins?  They range in size from the tiny Jack Be Little to the huge Atlantic Giant.  … Continue reading

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He Refuses to Come Inside!

This is an expanded version of a piece that ran in Northern Virginia Today, Fall 2018 __________ Every morning when the Smiths needed to get out of the house, something was making them late. His name was Sparky. Sparky was … Continue reading

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Doctor Google – issues with internet medical advice

It is common for pet owners to seek internet medical help long before calling a vet.  There are two things we must realize about internet advice.  First, no one can accurately diagnose issues without seeing the animal in person.  Second, … Continue reading

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A Few Sports for Spot

Over thousands of years man has developed different breeds of dogs to perform needed jobs. Even in modern times there are jobs dogs do more effectively than man or robots. For example, livestock guarding is a job a few purposefully … Continue reading

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Should He Stay or Should He Go?

There are times where pet owners will consider rehoming pets. Before you make the decision to give up your pet, seek professional advice.  A professional can advise how to increase the chance of a good resolution. This may include a … Continue reading

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Are Your Walks Meaningful?

I do two types of walks with my dogs. First is “We Must Get From Point A to Point B while ignoring things like trash, other animals, things in a hotel lobby or hall, pedestrians, etc.,” walk. Then there is … Continue reading

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Trigger Stacking – It Adds Up

Your alarm never went off.  You are running late so decide to grab breakfast on the road.  You spill coffee on your new suit.  You get to work and see someone has parked in your reserved spot and the rest … Continue reading

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