Archive for February 2012

Gingrich Loves Animals; Dogs Are Against Romney

Gingrich Loves Animals; Dogs Are Against Romney
            If you happen to be running for public office, you want to attract or some may say ‘pander’ to specific aligned constituencies. Of course, there’s the gay vote, the labor vote, the ladies who wear big Easter bonnets vote, etc. Most constituencies are maybe 10 to maybe 30 percent... Read more »

Lincoln State Cat Show Purring Happy Images

One very bad cat - I mean who would wear a Packer jersey? Very sad - I believe this is animal cruelty
Lincoln State is one of the greatest cat shows in America, not only for the quality of the participating cats but also because the show gives back. This year, proceeds went to fund chronic kidney disease studies, and also to learn more about feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).

International Kennel Club of Chicago 2012 Dog Show

He IS the International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show, the man responsible for one saving this show, and then elevating it to it's current status today, Louis Auslander.
From the Cluster of Chicago Dog Show, February 26, International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show
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Free Checks For Your Dog's Mouth in Chicago Area

Free Checks For Your Dog's Mouth in Chicago Area
Celebrating Pet Dental Health Month, from now through the end of the month Dr. Stephen Juriga, a board certified veterinary dentist, offers free canine dental exams. Dog owners are invited to participate in this unique program by having their pet tested for periodontal disease. Without sedation and in just 10 seconds, OraStrip QuickCheck Canine is... Read more »

Pudding the Adopted Cat Saves A Life

Pudding the Adopted Cat Saves A Life
How fast does it take for a pet to bond? A woman in Sturgeon Bay, WI adopted a couple of cats from the Door County Humane Society. Amy Jung and her son Ethan decided on a large orange cat named Pudding and his pal, Wimsy. As soon as the new family arrived home,¬† 21-lb. Pudding... Read more »

Lincoln State Cat Show

Lincoln State Cat Show
If you’ve never experienced a cat show, and like cats – it’s really interesting to check out breeds you never knew existed, from the Birman to Turkish Angora to Cornish Rex. I’m all for adopting a cat at a shelter, of course….but there’s also something to be said for the predictable personalities of pedigreed cats.... Read more »
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Watching the Hawks and Wings and Help Save Dogs

Watching the Hawks and Wings and Help Save Dogs
A very important hockey game to help a very important cause. The Blackhawks play the Detroit Red Wings, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Watch this huge game at Rookies Pub & Grill (4607 W. Higgins Rd.), Hoffman Estates to benefit Illinois Doberman Rescue (the rescue other breeds too, even some cats!). $20 includes all you... Read more »

Blackhawk Watching Party Raises Money for Trio Animal Foundation

Trio co-founders Jill Cahr and Sue Naiden with Christy Agee of Witts, and two once abused dogs Geiger and Antler
Geiger, a three-legged Chihuahua and a Pit Bull-type named Antler made personal appearances¬† at Witts (2913 N. Lincoln Avenue) for a Chicago Blackhawks viewing party on February 23 to benefit the Trio Animal Foundation. The room was packed, and lots of money was raised for Trio. That is the good news. The bad news, Hawks... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: IKC Dog Show, Lincoln State Cat Show

WGN Radio Petcast: IKC Dog Show, Lincoln State Cat Show
A very special Chicago Weekend – time for the big dog show and big cat show: LISTEN HERE to the Steve Dale Pet World’s WGN Radio Petcast (may take a moment to load). Deb Cooper talks about the International Kennel Club of Chicago Cluster of Dog Shows, February 24-26 at McCormick Place. Many of the... Read more »
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New Dogs to the AKC, See Some at Chicago Dog Show

The Finnish Lapphund is a reindeer herding dog from the northern parts of Scandinavia. The breed is thought to have existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, as the helper dog of the native tribes. In modern day, Lapphunds are popular as family pets in their native Finland. They are devoted to their family, friendly with all people, highly intelligent and eager to learn. The dogs have a thick, dense coat that comes in a variety of colors and beautiful, soft, expressive faces. They are strong but very agile. (photo by Rob Gerity)
Six new breeds added to the American Kennel Club, many may be seen at the International Kennel Club of Chicago cluster of shows,
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