Posts tagged "Pekingese"

Joan Rivers Mourns Her Dog By Getting Another Dog

Joan Rivers Mourns Her Dog By Getting Another Dog
No question, Joan Rivers loves dogs. ”Dogs are easier to love than people; they’re certainly more dependable,” she says by phone. “Once they love you, that’s it. A true friend in life is a dog.” She adds that her dogs — even those who’ve long since passed on — still comfort her, all in urns strewn... Read more »

Reader Questions: Dog Walks Too Slow; Cat Invades Garden; Scratching Dog

Reader Questions: Dog Walks Too Slow; Cat Invades Garden; Scratching Dog
Q: I have a Boxer, who’s only 4 and should be up for long walks. But our walks are getting slower and slower, and Gracie just drags, acts lethargic and stops to sniff more and more. We used to walk twice as far in half the time. I know she has me trained. What can... Read more »

Purring and Growling Back at Me: Reader Questions/Comments

Purring and Growling Back at Me: Reader Questions/Comments
I love your feedback – sometime you purr, other times you bark or growl…but keep those emails and letters coming ( Here are some recent comments. “I was moved by your recent column, which you responded to a reader who had recently euthanized her pet and was feeling a great deal of guilt.  Your response... Read more »

Bill Moller Pet Segment Rewind

Bill Moller Pet Segment Rewind
Check out this podcast of my appearance on Bill Moller’s Show on WGN Radio (from February 18, 2012). I write here what I was really thinking for each of the phone calls we took and topics we spoke about, as you listen. Bill wondered, should that Pekingese have won the Westminster dog show? I personally... Read more »

Bark for Chicago's Astounding Dog Show

Carl Auslander and Sindy Schneider of the IKC present the Best in Show honors with BIS judge Liepmann to CH. Casablanca's Thrilling Seduction
The International Kennel Club of Chicago dog show is one of the best in the nation for the dogs, and most important for people who attend. Being a benched show, you can walk up and down aisles and meet the canine athletes. Aside from the conformation competition – which leads to Best in Show –... Read more »

David Frei's Westminster Predictions, Take This for Your Office Pool

"He's a wonderful dog, and on any given day - well, you never know," Frei says.
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What Are We Doing to Our Cats? And Our Dogs

In a strongly worded piece called, “Brachycephalia: a bastardisation of what makes cats special,” the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) and European Society of Feline Medicine are calling on veterinarians to speak out about extreme conformation in cats. In a recent paper in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS), Claudia Schlueter and colleagues have... Read more »

The Friendly Skies Aren't Always So Friendly For Pets

Chicago Tribune reporter Jon Hilkevitch got it right, but many news reports on TV and radio, in particular, goofed. The reports indicated that according to the United States Department of Transportation flying with short-faced dogs or dogs with those pushed in noses places their lives at a greater risk, and advices against it. Well, that’s... Read more »
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