Posts tagged "puppies"

Chicago Won't Support Puppy Mills, Politics Tonight

Chicago Won't Support Puppy Mills, Politics Tonight
Puppy Mill Project is where the movement began with Cari Meyers, and submitted to City Council by Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Chicago no longer will allow dogs, cats or rabbits to be sold at pet stores. Meyers, Mendoza and myself spoke on CLTV with “Politics Tonight” host Paul Lisnek. My interview on Steve Dale’s... Read more »

Puppy Bowl 2013: It's About Capturing Innocence

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The Puppy Bowl is – at this point –  a TV institution….a brilliant stroke of counter programming by Animal Planeet. By why is it really so successful? Well, there’s no lip synching – all the yelping is real. No athlete here is on steroids, though they are all on kibble. The only controversy is – who... Read more »

Pet Books for Holiday Gift Giving

"What's a Dog For? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy and Politics of Man's Best Friend," by John Homans (Penguin Press, New York, NY, 2012; $25.95). Executive editor of New York Magazine, Homans' text is incredibly readable, though he offers lots of scientific facts. The connection between people and dogs may be innate in both species; Homans offers evidence that both species co-evolved. As evidence, he notes that though chimpanzees aren't as bright as dogs, canines pick up on our cues far more quickly (without training). Homans even tackles controversial topics from American Kennel Club breed standards to the plight of dogs referred to as pit bulls.
Pet lovers love to read about….pets. Of course they do! Here are seven new books, covering everything from beautiful images of puppies to a life-changing rooster to a controversial book (at least in some circles) about a less conventional approach to pet care.
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Who Let the Dogs In?

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I get the question all the time – who’s smarter, dogs or cats? I’m not sure this video really does answer….still, it’s the cat who opens the door for the pups (who might otherwise wait months for a human to come along).

Dog gives birth to Kitten? I Don't Think So

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There are he birds and the bees….and there are cats and dogs. End of story. I just don’t believe this story about a dog giving birth to a cat, anymore than I believe that pigs fly.

2011 WGN Radio Petcasts

Upon returning to WGN, my first Petcast - Chicago dog trainers Wendy DeCarlo and Dennis Damon from the Dog Obedience Group. "I remember Ethel when she was so small," said Dennis as he walked into the studio. "And she still loves me." Wendy added, "But Dennis, she loves everyone."
Here are 11 of the GREAT folks I was honored to have in-studio for Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio Petcasts (podcasts for Pet Lovers) in 2011.  Check them out, you can listen – it’s free…right HERE. Which was your favorite? Hard to say for me, but I do tell some behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
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Puppy Christmas

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For a guaranteed oxytocin rush, check this out (of course garland is not suggested for puppies and wrapping puppies as Christmas gifts not a good idea)….Thanks Jamie for sending.

WGN Radio Petcast: Puppy 101, Sleeping with Your Pets and Fleas!

Click HERE to listen to this Petcast. Ethel making out with Wendy and Dennis in studio Chicago dog trainers Wendy DeCarlo and Dennis Damon talk about what to do when you get a puppy, how to find a dog trainer, early socialization and how dog training methods have changed over the years. We even talk... Read more »

Super Bowl or the Puppy Bowl

Super Bowl or the Puppy Bowl
Who will win the Super Bowl? It may not be the Packers or Steelers, it may be the puppies! Of course, the Super Bowl is an American tradition. So is the Puppy Bowl, now in its seventh year (3 p.m. February 5). Wearing the stripes, being the referee, and blowing the dog whistle is Andrew... Read more »
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Puppy Party

Ooops, did I miss Christmas? Puppy party at the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago….Christmas music or not (truth is I meant to post this before Christmas); actually in January adoptions are traditionally down at shelters – maybe now is a wonderful time to consider a new family member with paws. 
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