Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category


Have you seen this video from last month showing a dying dog living in a trash pile in L.A.? The video’s notes say that the dog had been living there for months– why would the people who knew that not call for help months sooner?!! (more…)

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Click picture to go to the Blackfish movie site

Click picture to go to the Blackfish movie site

Tonight, October 24th, 2013, on CNN at 6 P.M. Pacific is a documentary on captive orca whales that you won’t want to miss. Howard Garrett of the Orca Network, is also going to be interviewed on CNN today. (more…)

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Foster and Smith Cozy Cushion

Paws down, one of the best purchases I’ve ever made for my cats is the Foster and Smith Cozy Cushion.

My dog has the larger canine version.


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This week we Washingtonians got happy news from our Department of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA.

First, our Southern resident orcas– orca pods J, K, and L that live in the Salish Sea and Puget Sound– will continue to have Endangered Species Act protection. Many people don’t realize that we have two types of orcas here, the Southern residents, who have their own diet and language, and transient orcas. (more…)

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This morning I was out and about when I happened upon a sign that made me burst into howls of laughter:

No Doog Poop

I turned around and came back to get a picture of it. Spying some construction workers at the site next door, I pulled up and said, “Hi! You working on that house?” (pointing gesture). They said yes and I informed them that their sign said, “doog,” with two os.

I asked, “who’s Doog? Or is it supposed to be Doug? And why is he pooping here?” Thankfully they laughed and waved instead of brandishing 2X4s and chasing me down the block. (more…)

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Sun Face

Given KOMO’s story today about the person lacking empathy who left their dog and pet pig (who was wearing sweatpants!) in a hot car, http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Police-Man-leaves-pig-wearing-sweatpants-trapped-in-hot-car-214035651.html, I feel compelled to post this.

It’s been hot (over 90 yesterday) in the Seattle area, yet I’m still seeing people leave their pets in their cars. Just the other night at the grocery store I wound up calling the cops on someone who’d left their dog in a car with the windows rolled up– after I waited about 20 minutes to see if they’d show up. The dog had been in the car at least 15 minutes before that. The poor puppy was barking and panting and desperately trying to get someone to notice him. Per policy the store would not page the owner. (more…)

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Thundershirt for Cats


You might remember my original blog post on Thundershirt, https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/thundershirt/. Thundershirt has worked very well for my loving and faithful hound. It really takes the edge off of the fear and anxiety caused by fireworks, storms, or neighbors who seem to have no awareness of how their actions affect others. (more…)

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