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It’s fall, and that means that for us North Americans, tis the season when skunks born in the spring are sent off on their own, making life more challenging for curious dogs and their owners. Nova has been sprayed twice: once directly on her face when I couldn’t stop her from snatching up a juvenile […]

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A new family member: McEnroe the cat!

He is a 4 month old kitten I found in the alley behind my building back in late January. I tried really hard to find his owners, but to no avail. When I found him, he was very skinny and unkempt – I think he had been on the road for a while. Meeting my […]

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In six months, I went from doing battle with my reluctant dog in order to bathe her, to having her rush to the bathroom and leap into the bathtub when it looked like she was going to get a bath. It all started when my 70 lb very active shepherd/lab cross got sprayed full in […]

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You could say that my eight year old shepherd-lab cross, Nova Navratilova, is the love of my life! She is my companion, my in-house comedian, and occasionally my protector; but it was not always so. For the first few weeks after I decided to foster her from the local pound (which had just gone no-kill), […]

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I’m not a clumsy person, I’m a graceful person who doesn’t look where she’s going. And thanks to that fact, along with walking in shorts rain or shine (or snow or sleet), walking with a big heavy dog who has her own ideas about when to stop or slow down, and exceptionally cold, humid mornings, […]

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