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September 2008 Blog Posts (9)

Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 5th at 10:30

St. Bede's Episcopal Church invites you to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 5th at 10:30 a.m. - 1601 S. St. Francis on the corner of San Mateo. Everyone is welcome!

A wonderful and memorable time for pets and their families.

Some simple rules to follow:

Only healthy and well-mannered pets, please.

Dogs on leashes, cats & other pets in carriers.

Please bring plastic bags for pet clean up, if… Continue

Added by Susan Odiseos\ on September 28, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Off-leash blog: Chasing after toys and tails

Zach has discovered a new weapon in dealing with pesky little sisters: squeak toys.

Whenever Bear, his foster sister, gets on his nerves — which is becoming more frequent as she comes out of her shell — Zach grabs an ugly blue squeak toy and bites it where it counts. The noise puts Bear right back where Zach wants: in her designated corner.

Bear has made much ground in the two months since we’ve taken her as a project, but certain “primeval” things, like odd squeaky… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on September 28, 2008 at 12:26am — No Comments

Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Obama-Biden

wanted to let you know that today, on behalf of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, I announced our endorsement of Barack Obama for President. Please see my blog below for more information, and help spread the word to animal lovers across the country.


Mike Markarian


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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Obama-Biden

One of the guiding principles of the Humane Society Legislative Fund is… Continue

Added by Susan B Stephens on September 23, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Off leash blog: The lost language of canines

I grew up in one of those boring, dysfunctional families that everyone reads about: distant, abusive, alcoholic father, overwhelmed mother. You know the story.

So it’s not hard to imagine why in my childhood I developed a strong belief that I could communicate with animals and especially my dogs.

Absent human role models, I pretended our pack of unruly dogs -- I kept bringing them home; my mother had too much on her plate to tell… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on September 21, 2008 at 12:00am — 4 Comments


Taking this image could have cost me $50, $25 for each pup as a first time offense! Local leash laws require physical control of pets at ALL times, meaning my letting go of the leash to take this image was illegal! They got me this morning when I got free coffee at an outdoor stand, in front of REI, after having wrapped the pup's leash around a post away from people and left them at all times in my sight, during a low key Sunday morning! Are… Continue

Added by om on September 14, 2008 at 11:30am — 31 Comments

Off-leash blog: Calling all angels in the hunt for Annie

Evelyn Gregory is close to celebrating her 81st birthday. But this Galisteo senior citizen is not ready to break out the cake and candles.

On Aug. 23, her beloved basset hound, Annie, walked out an open gate and into the unknown. Since then, friends and family have rallied to find her companion. Within minutes of Annie’s disappearance, a close friend said, shelters, rescue groups and animal control officers were contacted and notices placed in newspapers, bulletin boards and on… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on September 14, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Off-leash blog: Wag that tail and speak to me

Dogs, they say, are always looking to their human companions for clues about what to do.

I recognize this when I’m on the “ballroom” floor with my dance-happy Zach: He’s waiting for a cue — a hand or eye signal — to tell him to spin, circle or take three steps back. When he messes up a move, it’s more my fault than his.

But what about the signals dogs give us? Whenever Zach’s down, he’s got his tail between his legs. I tell him to wag his tail and he complies. It’s sort of… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on September 7, 2008 at 12:22am — No Comments

Morgan's blog: Dog days of summer

Greetings, all you four leggers and two leggers as well. It is raining today. Reminds me of my old home in Anacortes, Washington. That's where I first met Alice. It rains quite often there, and it is really green.

I like the rain, getting wet, walking through puddles, and shaking my fur with raindrops flying. I like being wiped down with a towel, sort of full body massage time.

Does this mean the end of summer? No more hot weather? Lying around the house with the… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on September 1, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Dog Art Show photos

Here are some photos of Friday's Dog Art Show. Make sure to vote for your favorite at the gallery opening on Friday at Zoe & Guido's. She's almost made the $3,500 needed for her new service…

Added by Ben Swan on September 1, 2008 at 11:57am — No Comments

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