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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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For the 23rd straight year, the Labrador Retriever is top dog! The American Kennel Club says that’s a record to be #1 on the most popular breed list. Top ten most popular dogs in the U.S. for 2013 (I have two of the top five breeds) Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Golden Retriever Beagle Bulldog Yorkshire Terrier Boxer Poodle Rottweiler Dachshund The biggest jump in the ranking? The French Bulldog came in at… Read More

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Occasionally after reading one of the stories in our newscasts I’ll come home and check if it applies to me. Tonight was one of those times. There was a story that worried me. And if you’re a pet owner, it should worry you too. There’s a warning about a popular treat many people give their pets. The FDA is investigating “jerky treat” products. And for good reason. Since 2007 they’ve been tied… 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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One of the perks for working at a television station is having the inside track in getting your pet’s picture on the air. That’s Jeter, one of my labs, in the above picture. Whenever we have a snow event, we encourage our viewers to send in their photos. Pets, children, trees, themselves. We love to share them with the rest of our viewers. I got to share this moment I had with… 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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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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We have five animals… 3 dogs and 2 cats… and there’s a story behind how each one became a member of our family.  As I write this, Jeter, one of our labs, is staring at me, with his face pushed up against the glass door. “Can you see me?  Hey, can you see me?” He’s outside, looking in.  He loves to be in when it’s cold out.  No, he loves to be… Read More

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Next time you hear a car honk, look closely.  It may be a dog trapped in a hot car pleading for help.  Sounds bizarre, but it happened over the weekend in Pennsylvannia.  A lab named Max took matters into his own paws to escape a scorching situation.  Here’s the story from WFMZ in Allentown. Unfortunately, many people leave their pets in hot cars and very few animals can honk the horn for… 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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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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In case you’re counting (I know you are), more women are coming out of the “wood(s)”work linked to Tiger.   10 so far.  Also, check out CBS’s Bob Schieffer’ advice for Tiger Woods. 68 year anniversary today.  If you haven’t, watch the movie “Pearl Harbor”.  If you have, watch again.  Also, FDR’s Pearl Harbor address to Congress is one of the most famous speeches in American history.  Watch it  here. If you know a… Read More

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