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Sue's Dog Blog
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, BEAU!

Oct 17, 2014
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, BEAU!

A blythe spirit--this is the same happy face I saw smiling at me through the chain link cage at the shelter on 10/17/2009  Today is my basset Beau's 5th "Gotcha Day." Five years ago today I found the most wonderful dog in the world at a high-kil...

Sue's Dog Blog
DOG PARK BULLIES

Oct 16, 2014

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I don't like dog parks. That was especially true after my sweet Beau got beat up by a couple of dog park bullies.  Two Australian cattle dogs jumped Beau when they perceived his happy, belly-up grass rol...

Sue's Dog Blog
IT’S A WRAP! FALL SHOW ARTIST’S RECEPTION

Oct 15, 2014
IT’S A WRAP!  FALL SHOW ARTIST’S RECEPTION

  "Visitation" Last Sunday I participated in a plein air gathering with other artists at the Historic Matthew Kilgore Cemetery, which was established in 1874.  Perhaps only pastellists could have appreciated the 30 mph wind that day, whi...

Sue's Dog Blog
EMPTY OUR SHELTERS THIS WEEKEND!

Oct 15, 2014

Happy Tails, along with the other local shelters are calling on the Sacramento community to once again #EmptySacShelters this Friday, October 17 to Sunday, October 19, 2014. Be sure to share with friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and more! Tog...

Sue's Dog Blog
TOP 3 BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN FOR DOGS

Oct 14, 2014

Every Halloween, I used to carve a Jack o' Lantern for my dogs.  The tradition began with our first basset hound, Butterscotch, who just loved eating the pumpkin "innards." So did bassets 2 & 3, Dolly and Patti.  It was a tradition I look...

The Sacramento Bee
At the SPCA: Leah the cat is looking for a forever home

At the SPCA: Leah the cat is looking for a forever home

Meet Leah. She is the cat that memes and viral videos are made for. She enjoys attention – on her terms. She’s also looking for a quiet home where she’ll be the center of attention.


SPCA pet of the week: Leah

The Sacramento Bee
Pet Connection: How to recognize and manage feline diabetes

Pet Connection: How to recognize and manage feline diabetes

Veterinarians now know a lot more about how to treat the disease


These days it’s much easier to identify and treat diabetes in cats.

Sue's Dog Blog
DOLLY, THE DOG I’LL NEVER FORGET

Oct 10, 2014


On October 10, 1995, I lost my dear basset hound, Dolly, unexpectedly to Thrombopathia, a rare hereditary bleeding disorder no one knew about at the time. Seeing the spark of life extinguished in those beautiful cinnamon eyes, like someone turned out a bright light in a room, affirmed to me...

Sue's Dog Blog
DOLLY, THE DOG I’LL NEVER FORGET

Oct 10, 2014


HEAVENBOUND

    (poem for a basset hound)  
c. 1995 Sue Owens Wright


                                                  Dolly, my little Dolly,

                                                  I’ll sew a quilt for you.

                                                  I’ll choose the fabrics carefully

                                                  the ones with Autumn’s hue.


                                                 Cottons green to match the grass

                                                 and threads for...

Sue's Dog Blog
TREAT RECALL ALERT!

Simply Nourish biscotti dog treats sold at PetSmart are on the recall hit list.

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