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Sue's Dog Blog
On Bassett Hounds and Dog Ownership

Feb 28, 2012

While driving down to Jimboy's Tacos tonight, I spotted a lady walking a young red/white basset hound.  I always brake for bassets, so I just had to stop and see him.  Choo choo was 4 months old and so, so cute.  I asked her where she go...

Wile Es World
Pet treats that say “Made in America” aren’t always made in America

Feb 28, 2012

As most people have read recently there has been a huge problem with pet food and treats that were made in China.  Well, the FDA has backed off doing anything to help ensure that the products that our people give us are truly safe.  My mom is...

The Blue Muse
The Daily Pixel #59- Betty the Ewok pug

The Daily Pixel #59- Betty the Ewok pug

I've already noted the tendency for pugs to multiply in my family (see "Pug Overload"). Well as of October, there are now four family pugs, two at my parents' and two at my sister's. That sure is a lot of cuteness, especially when one of them--Betty or...

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A Blog from the Doghouse
Mobile Monday: Ora

Mobile Monday: Ora

Ora has been very spoiled the past few days. Astrea went to spend a week or so with my parents so I could study and take my exam without having to worry about her. Have the house to herself has made Ora a very happy girl. She's taking time to smell the...

Sue's Dog Blog
The Left Coast Crime Mystery Conference–Mining for Murder is Next Month

Feb 27, 2012

The Left Coast Crime Mystery Conference--Mining for Murder is coming up next month, March 29-April 1, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.  I'll be one of the authors in the Four-legged Flatfoots panel on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.   Hope to...

Tails From the Field
Are Pitbulls Really Bad? An Animal Control Officer’s Perspective on the Breed

Are Pitbulls Really Bad? An Animal Control Officer’s Perspective on the Breed

Pit bulls get a lot of press. Some good but mostly bad. Are they really the evil dogs that they are perceived to be? This ACO thinks not. One of the many questions that I get asked as an ACO is, "Aren't you afraid of pit bulls?" First of all, if any...

Anne the Dog Photographer
Your new BFF: the latest, greatest, happiest, smartest shelter dogs waiting for adoption

Feb 24, 2012
Your new BFF: the latest, greatest, happiest, smartest shelter dogs waiting for adoption

Are you looking for a white dog?  Yup, they have some.  Are you looking for a tan dog?  Yes, again.  Several.  Are you looking for a dog with a broad forehead and serious gaze?  Yes, yes, and many yeses.  Big ears?  Uh, huh, check out those chihuahuas.  They may be able to fly.  Head...

Sue's Dog Blog
Dog Blog 2012-02-23 14:53:00

Feb 23, 2012

Beau met a new girlfriend at the dog park.  Her name is Bella and she's a bulldog.  What a beauty!  She had wonderful red and white markings.  If I didn't have bassets, I'd have bulldogs. They are so endearing and gentle, despite th...

Anne the Dog Photographer
Sick dog dumped at car wash found by an Angel, really

Feb 22, 2012
Sick dog dumped at car wash found by an Angel, really

When Angel Domingue saw the white dog lying on a blanket in the corner of a south Sacramento car wash, she thought he might be dead. His feet, legs, mouth, and underneath were terribly pink, and his paws and tail were bleeding.  She and housemate Lee-Anna Postnikoff found that he was alive but weren’t...

Tails From the Field
A Little Thing Called A Microchip

A Little Thing Called A Microchip

With all the technological advances in the past decade along came a little thing in the pet world called the Microchip or "chip". This little device is only about the size of a grain of rice, yet it could mean the difference between having your lost...

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