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We know Barry Switzer is a great coach. He led the Oklahoma Sooners to a college football national championship AND the Dallas Cowboys to a Super Bowl victory. But did you know he’s also a dog lover? Oklahoma City’s KFOR is reporting that Switzer rescued a dog from a hot car this week. The TV station got the scoop from Shanna Williams with the Canine Sports Academy in Norman. Switzer said he… Read More

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Switzer is about nine weeks old now (read more about him here).  He still keeps us up at night, chews on shoes, baseboards and ankles, and pees at will. Yep, he’s still a puppy. But he did pass a milestone this weekend … he did the doggy paddle on his own for the first time.  The picture above is him with that “Sure I can do it!” look afterwards.  Jacob asked me… Read More

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Very late one night last week our bedroom door flew open and the lights went on. My wife will tell you I’m usually not very alert in the middle of the night. But this time she was the one whose head never left the pillow, as I shot up in bed. There, standing at the foot of the bed, was one of our boys. And Jacob was visibly distraught. Me: “What!” Jacob:… Read More

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The 49ers and Ravens square off in the big game this weekend, but the Super Bowl of dog breeds has already been played. And you could say the winner has a dynasty going. The American Kennel Club says the Labrador retriever was the nation’s most popular dog in 2012 … for the 22nd straight year! The AKC says the lab is tops for attributes that range from family friendly pet to search-and-rescue… Read More

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I like my pets, but they can be expensive. In more ways than one. As you can see from the pictures, I’m having a little tougher time seeing today. And I can thank one of my dogs and one of my cats for that. They teamed up to destroy my eyeglasses this morning. I stumbled upon my chewed up frames with one of the lenses missing on the bedroom floor. I don’t normally… Read More

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Extra treats for two of my dogs tonight.  Jeter (check out his story here) and Major are both Labrador Retrievers.  The American Kennel Club is out with its Most Popular Breed list again, and the Lab is top dog…. again. The AKC announced its nationwide registration statistics today.  The Labrador Retriever is #1 for the 20th year in a row.  So no surprise there. But in looking over the list, there were a… Read More

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My wife will love this one. Heck, all wives will. A new poll asked this question: “Who’s a better listener? Your husband or the dog?” A third of pet-owning married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll. I have a feeling women are saying, “A third? That’s all? ” Here are the results of the poll: 33% of married women say their pets… Read More

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“You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you Don’t you? Don’t you?” If you’re old enough I’m sure you’re familiar with the lyrics of the Carly Simon song. For decades Simon’s  been tight-lipped about who she’s referring to.  Lots of speculation though over the years.  Was it Mick Jagger? Cat Stevens? Warren Beatty? Kris Kristofferson? Well, the… Read More

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