[ December 21, 2013 ]
Do ya love dogs? Are animals of the canine persuasion your furry friends and/or family? Would you walk a mile for a corgi? Well, hopefully you’re in the right place. This column is for dog lovers primarily, with a bit of cat thrown in. No, no, we don’t throw cats around. I meant, you know, we’ll also be discussing the wee furry aliens with the big meows who are trying to become masters of the universe.
Since I know them best, a lot of stories will feature the adventures of Tilly Tot, Oreo Blizzard, and Ling Ling, the three shih tzus that live with me and my husband. Hopefully, we’ll also have some stories from you, the reader and devoted doggie parent/owner/admirer.
In addition, we will manage to work in bits of information from dog care to highlights of dogdom, to the strange and wonderful in the pet world, to contests, to what to do with an injured dog, to rescue animals, service animals, the therapeutic value of animals, to the antics of your pets (cats are especially skilled at this to, I suspect, lull us into a false sense of security), to how your dog can actually help you when you are hurt or sick and how s/he can heal you.
I promise you it will be fun.
We have the ear of a veterinarian, Dr. Kent Weir…well, no, we don’t have his ear; that would be gross. I mean, he has agreed to help us out with this column, so that is something to look forward to as well.
Unless you are a veterinarian or a trained vet assistant, be cautious in what you recommend re pet health in your story. It’s perfectly fine to share your experience, however. And that’s what we are looking for.
This promises to be a fun adventure, with lots of pictures and lively stories. If you love dogs and stories about them, this may be something short and sweet for you to read.
(Next week watch for Part 1 of “Dog Names”)
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