Happy birthday Laura

So, I’m a bad pet mom. I forgot the birthday of my greyhound, Laura. On February 4, she turned 6 years old. That’s like being a 30-40 something in people years. It’s been a crazy run with her. We adopted Laura when she was almost three (December 27, 2008). She is my first dog and […]

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Doggie body language, simplified

How well do you know doggie body language? If you’re a dog owner or dog lover, it will benefit you to know how to speak “dog”. And more than just “bow wow” or “woof”. Many times big issues (such as bites) come from a place of not understanding our dogs. This is especially important for […]

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Bangor Humane Society receives grants to help reduce pet population

This information from the Bangor Humane Society is just too good to not share! Press release courtesy Bangor Humane Society. Monday, February 6, 2012 – An estimated 6-8 million homeless animals enter animal shelters throughout the U.S. every year. The Bangor Humane Society alone takes in over 5,000 animals a year. Two-thirds of those animals […]

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Certified: Pet first aid and CPR

Well, I did it. I got certified. Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, that is! My greyhound Laura is a bit of a clutz. If she was a human, she’d be that person who was constantly getting bruised, scraped up, and falling down. Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. She may […]

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Time is critical when a pet is lost

Griffin. Jack. Love. Zig Zag. Loon. These are just some of the names of lost pets in Maine. Some, like Love and Loon, have been reunited with their owners, but some are still missing. So what can a pet owner do when their beloved furry family member goes missing? The key is in staying organized, […]

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One of the coolest wedding readings ever…

In my other job, I”m a wedding photographer. One of the coolest things about being a photographer is hearing/learning/witnessing all sorts of cool things. As a pet owner, the similarities are freaky. But this reading has a special place in my heart. For all those brides and grooms out there… look for different when it […]

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Preventing lost pets

If you’re fortunate not to have ever experienced the torture of a missing pet, there are things you can do to keep your pet safe and be prepared. Tag or microchip them. ID tags are important for all pets regardless of if they go outside. The ID tag should have the pet’s name, your name, […]

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Pet First Aid Seminar

What would you do if your pet was injured and you were not able to get her to a vet right away? Would you know what to do? On Saturday, January 14, Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor will hold a Pet First Aid and CPR Seminar taught by Certified Pet Tech Instructor Tracy Haskell. […]

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Maine mice agree: Hyundais taste great

What kind of mouse-capades can one small white-footed deer mouse have in a 2006 Hyundai? I found out this fall. (Photos by Debra Bell) This story was originally published in The Weekly on December 29, 2011. This holiday season, while people everywhere are noshing on delightful goodies, one little mouse will dine on organic goodies […]

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Love is FOUND

For those of you following the saga of Love the Lincoln greyhound, I’m thrilled to announce that Love is FOUND (and captured)! 20 days after she initially slipped her collar and took off into the streets and woods of Lincoln, Love was captured by MGPS staffers. The people of the town of Lincoln, the volunteers […]

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