The Dog Days of Summer

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An article by Jacqui Dziak We all know what “the dog days of summer” mean- devastatingly hot days in the summer where we are lethargic from the heat or are desperately trying to make friends with someone who has a pool. Although the dog days of summer actually refers to the dog star Sirius which …

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Summer camp is wild this year

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Ok, I need to brag for a minute. Grab a snack and hunker down, because to be honest, I’ll probably gush for more than a mere minute. I’m nothing if not enthusiastic in my pride for my coworkers and the work they do every day to make this a better world for our animal friends. …

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This man saved a kitten straight out of a coyote’s mouth

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Years ago I worked with a lovely woman who worked in our accounting department. To look at her, she was the poster child for what I always imagine people who work in accounting to be like: She was mild-mannered, unassuming, and kind of, well, beige. She wore her hair back in a very tight bun …

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Earthquake Tips for Pet Lovers

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Having grown up in Southern California, I’m pretty used to the earth shaking under me from time to time. Earthquakes are a fact of life here, so I’m not as much afraid of them as I am annoyed by them because they always seem to occur when I’m trying to sleep. By the time July …

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The secrets you need to know so your pets will have a happy July 4th

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I have two senior dogs, Madeline (age 17) and Oliver (age 15). They’re both Dachshunds. If cuteness was a crime, they’d no doubt be arrested. They both have short legs. But beyond that, they have pretty much nothing else in common. Like salt and pepper, they’re two totally different flavors in terms of personality. Ollie …

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