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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop: Pet Shelters!

Today, the good folks at BlogPaws are dedicating this week's Wordless Wednesday post to pet shelters everywhere, and to encouraging you to do a little something "crafty" to help your local shelter. Why not join in?

Meanwhile, back at the Ohio ranch...

It's been ghastly hot and humid here, and I'm just grateful I can relax in air conditioned comfort—and so is Parental Unit!


Now on to the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop to visit friends without venturing out into the heat!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

ASPCA's #ShopWithYourHeart Grocery List

 I know Parental Unit "Shops With Her Heart ", and she's taken the ASPCA Pledge. How about you?

The ASPCA has a marvelous new campaign, appropriately called #ShopWithYourHeart, which helps all of us learn to make our food choices with the welfare of our fellow animals in mind. Learn all about it here: http://www.aspca.org/shopwithyourheart and take the pledge, too! The ASPCA has also compiled lots of resources to help us make more humane food choices, along with this nifty #ShopWithYourHeart Grocery List that will guide your super market shopping.

Why not check it out? And let us know how you #ShopWithYourHeart—we'd love to hear your tips!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Puppy Knows His "Best Friend"...Mostly!

Here's just 15 seconds of puppy smarts and cuteness sure to make you smile. Can you figure out what made this cutie pie suddenly switch his "best friend" allegiance?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

And The Winner Of The ASPCA Summer Gift Pack Is...


We're excited to announce the winner of the fantastic ASPCA Summer Gift Pack pictured above... Let's all put our paws together in a round of applause for Rick Weitzel! And a big thank you to the ASPCA for their generous donation of the gift pack!

As usual, we let Rafflecopter pick the winner via Random.org....and here is our winner!

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Rick Wentzel

We'd also like to thank all of you who participated in this giveaway and wish you the best of luck in our future giveaways—stick around because we have another one coming soon!

And many thanks for those who followed our new blog on Twitter: @difficultowners  Check out Dealing With Difficult Owners: From One Dog To Another and sign up for our mailing list if you're so inclined—we'd love to have you all as regular readers and contributors. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Loving Tribute To Our Neighborhood Dog, Casey

Our good friends and neighbors, John and Jan Clark, recently lost their beloved toy poodle, Casey. Sweet Casey was a star among our neighborhood dogs just like his Mom and Dad are beloved neighbors, tireless community volunteers and friends.

Photo Credit: John Clark
Believe it or not, we featured John and Jan in our very first post in 2009 to thank them for taking pictures of me! John is a talented photographer and videographer, and he and Jan came over one snowy day to take pictures of yours truly for our debut magazine article. And we've used those wonderful photos ever since.


John and Jan put together an incredibly beautiful video as a tribute to Casey's equally beautiful life, and what this video demonstrates so well is what we've been trying to say on our blog for so many years: Pets are full members of your family and should be as fully integrated into your daily routines and your lives as possible. Casey surely was and always will be a full member of the Clark family.

Casey came to the Clark's as a seven month old pup, who didn't fit well in his current home...and the rest is forever part of our neighborhood lore. We hope you enjoy this short video that John and Jan put together in tribute of their beloved Casey.



P.S. If you want to learn more about our neighborhood known as "German Village", John Clark wrote a fantastic book, German Village Stories: Behind the Bricks.


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