The Gospel According To Barbaro

The nation cannot seem to get enough of Barbaro news. Every Sports Center segment on ESPN includes the latest update on the thoroughbred’s condition. Will he survive? Or will the best efforts of modern veterinarian science be frustrated and complications require that the horse be put down? No matter how much one has been attracted to the compelling story of a potential Triple Crown...
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Squirrels Kill Dog In Feeding Frenzy

Our pet dog Scooter has been warned to stop harassing the squirrels in our backyard. His favorite pastime has been to chase the little critters and bark at them while they mock him from their protected perches in our large white oak trees. Scooter tries a number of tactics to attempt to catch his prey: He loves to charge full speed out the back door – hoping to catch some unsuspecting...
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Unwelcome Pets – Underground Moles

Our backyard (in the old established Catonsville neighborhood) has been developing some uneven bumpiness and even some significant sink holes. The lawn specialists are advising me that I am harboring some unwanted pets – underground moles that are feeding on grub (the larvae that develop into Japanese beetles). The grub are feeding on the root system and even on the grass. Apparently the...
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Pets Can Never Get Too Much Attention

My youngest daughter Julie just purchased her own digital camera. Of course in her excitement to try it out, she is snapping shots of everything imaginable. It turns out Scooter (our pet party poodle) has proven to be the most accommodating subject. When Mom and Dad don’t want to take the time to pose, Scooter is always available and willing to be contorted into any imaginable shape to...
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Humans Better Off Eating Dog Food Than Fast Food

The research has been completed and the results will anger some fast food executives. If nutrition and good health ring your bell, then forget about some of your favorite fast food dining options and pour yourself a bowl of less fatty pet food. Loads of pet food brands scored better than dishes served by High Street chains in research to measure fat, salt and sugar levels. Nutrition experts...
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History And Practice Of Pet Burial Raises Interesting Questions

“Daddy’s Little Girl” has a far different connotation to me! I always do a double-take when we drive by pet cemeteries – wondering what inspires owners to create lasting memorials for their devoted animal companions. In light of the uncritical acceptance of the theory of evolution I guess it should be no surprise that animal burial differs only in expense and quality...
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