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My cat, Butters, loves to read the morning paper with me as I have a cup of coffee to start my day. But look what she did right after I snapped this picture of her …. Oops!! Was it something she read? Or was the coffee too strong? Oh well, don’t cry over spilled Keurig K-cup coffee!

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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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I know, I know. We have a lot of cute animal stories in our newscasts. I’m told people love them. Let’s see,  at 5 o’clock we had a cute panda story. Pandas are cute. We show dogs, bears, goats, pigs, geese, tigers…. you get the idea. They usually follow the hard news of the day. I’m not overly fond of cute animal stories, but we had one today at 4 o’clock that… Read More

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