Don’t let the summer heat harm your pet

This is a story I wrote for the Bangor Daily News publication The Weekly (published on June 21), but the message is universal and bears repeating. Please, if you’re out with your dog, watch to make sure they’re having fun (and not overheating). If there’s any question about what’s happening, visit your vet. This summer […]

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Bark For Life Recap

For those of you who don’t know, I participated as a photographer and walker in the Greater Bangor Bark For Life. Like Relay For Life, this event raises money for Relay, but acknowledges the vital role dogs play in the caregiving of people with cancer. Also, dogs get cancer. Yep. They do. This event was […]

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Summertime tips for keeping pooch happy

Trixie and Agatha want to remind you to make sure you are mindful of temps this summer. To that end, they also want to remind you to make sure your dog looks fashionable. Summer’s here and with it comes vacations, sunny days, and lots of activity. Here are some summertime tips for keeping pooch happy […]

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Bark For Life: The Greyhound Gang

Sometimes you just have to Bark for what’s right. So maybe I’m not “barking”, but I will be participating in the first Greater Bangor Bark for Life event (put on in conjunction with Relay For Life). My dog Laura will be coming to “walk” for a cure for cancer. We’ll be “barking” as we walk […]

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Make adoption your first option

Both of my pets are adopted. I do volunteer work for animal rescues. The animals in their walls are among the sweetest and more amazing animals out there. And the people who work to ensure they’re cared for before adoption are also among the best of the best. On the Bangor Daily News’s website was […]

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They did it! Bangor Humane Society marks first-ever empty shelter!

Bangor Humane Society did it! They emptied the shelter through the Mega Match-a-thon of over 100 animals! Here’s what they wrote on their facebook page. I couldn’t word it any better: “Because of our HUGE success we are closing early today at 4 pm and will be closed tomorrow to regroup for regular business hours […]

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Bangor Humane Society to Participate in ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon

Guest post courtesy of Bangor Humane Society’s website (www.bangorhumane.org) Bangor Humane Society announced that they are one of 55 animal rescue organizations receiving grant funding to participate in the first ASPCA “Mega Match-a-thon” event, which will take place on March 30th, 31st, and April 1st. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals […]

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Learning new tricks: Therapy dog brings comfort to patients

This article was originally published on April 3, 2010 in the Bangor Daily News Visiting sick and elderly people is what makes 4-year-old Labradoodle Hunley happy. His tail starts wagging as soon as he arrives at a nursing home or the hospital. But once Hunley and handler Cyndi Whalen walk through the doors, playtime is […]

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Service dogs and therapy dogs

I was reading my Bangor Daily News this past weekend and the cover story on the USA Weekend pullout was called “At Your Service”. The article contained inside talked about the role of service dogs in the lives of their people. From helping a little diabetic girl know when her blood sugar was spiking, to […]

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Meet the greyhounds

Hiya! It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I chock it up to this cold that’s been going around. Nasty stuff. But I’ve started this post off with a pretty cool (and very happy) greyhound named Kringle. How can anyone NOT love this face? While I’ve been sick, there’s lots of stuff that’s happening and […]

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