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Don’t you just love cats? They’re so independent and weird. Our kitty, Butters, loves to do “drive-bys” on us in the middle of the night. If the bathroom faucet isn’t at a trickle she’ll make us pay for it. She’ll launch herself from the highest spot above our bed, pounce on my wife, bounce as high as she can and crash-land on top of me, then escape before I can grab her…. Read More

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A new study found that families with pets in the house could end up with healthier kids. The Finnish study followed nearly 400 newborns during their first year and found that babies who grew up with dogs or cats had fewer ear infections and respiratory problems. Researchers say animal interaction helps a baby’s immune system to mature more quickly. They also found that kids with pets needed less medication, even when they… Read More

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There’s a new list out showing the top 10 cities to live if you’re a pet.  Where are pets pampered and spoiled the most?  According to a report in US News, Arizona cities are very pet friendly. Spending analysis from Bundle suggests Scottsdale spends the most on their pets… about 48 dollars a month. After all our family does to keep our three dogs, two cats and fish happy, I thought for… Read More

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People aren’t the only ones who pack on a few extra pounds during the cold, winter months. So do our dogs and cats. One of my Labs, Jeter, LOVES to camp out in the kitchen. No problem when the weather is nice and he’s outside burning off some calories by swimming, walking, running and riding his bike. (Okay, maybe not that last one.) But when the pool’s closed, the temps are below… Read More

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From costly medications to high-priced parties, Americans continue to pamper their pets. Last year, $48 billion was spent on our pets. When it comes to Fido and Fluffy (or in my case, Jeter, Major, Tipsy, Butters and Billie), Americans are spending more than ever, even during lean economic times. I went to Partnering for Pets, an organization in Owasso dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals, for help on cutting our pet… Read More

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It was a relaxing early Sunday morning until one of our dogs (Tipsy) and one of our cats (Butters) decided to practice their upcoming MMA fight on our bed. The psycho kitty usually wins. Check out to see today’s winner.

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As I was watching the Westminster dog show last week,  I wondered “Why can’t my dogs act more like that?”  Those dogs act like they don’t chew up shoes, attack their fellow dogs, jump onto the kitchen counter and grab and devour a fully cooked chicken, run away in the middle of the night, or poop and pee in the house.   No, those dogs probably don’t even poop and pee.  Those… Read More

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