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 makes 4-year-old Labradoodle Hunley happy. His tail starts wagging as soon as he arrives at a nursing home or hospital. Once therapy dog Hunley and handler Cyndi Whalen walk through the doors, playtime is over. Visiting […]

Service Dogs & Therapy Dogs

Reading my Bangor Daily News this past weekend, I saw the cover story on the USA Weekend pullout called “At Your Service.” The article talked about the role of service dogs in the lives of their people. From helping a child with Diabetes know when her blood sugar spikes, to a story about a German […]

Meet The Greyhounds

Hi! It’s been a while since I blogged. I chalk it up to this cold going around. Nasty stuff, but I started this post off with a pretty cool and happy greyhound named Kringle. How can anyone not love this face? While sick, lots of stuff happened or will happen. Namely, Greyhound Meet and Greets […]

Happy Birthday, Laura

So, I’m a bad pet mom. I forgot the birthday of my greyhound, Laura. On February 4, she turned 6. That’s like 30-40 something in people years. It’s been a crazy run with her. We adopted Laura at almost three on December 27, 2008. She is my first dog. I only relented because my husband really wanted […]

Doggie Body Language Simplified

How well do you know doggie body language? If you’re a dog owner or dog lover, it can benefit you to know how to speak “doggie” body language. It’s 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 […]

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 of The 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 […]

Certified: Pet First Aid & 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 were human, she’d be that person constantly getting bruised, scraped up, and falling. Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. She may not be human, but she’s […]

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, were reunited with their owners, but some are still missing. What can a pet owner do when their beloved furry family member is lost? Stay organized, calm, and prepare to enlist your […]

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 about, and witnessing all sorts of cool things. As a pet owner, the similarities are freaky. This wedding reading holds a special place in my heart. For all those brides and grooms out there, look […]

Preventing Lost Pets

If you’re fortunate not to have ever experienced the torture of lost pets, there are things you can do to keep your pet safe and be prepared. Here are some tips for preventing lost pets: 1. Tag or Microchip ID tags are important for all pets regardless of if they go outside. The ID tag […]

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