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  • BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop!

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    Wednesday March 4th, 2015 at 07:23 AM

    Today's Wordless Wednesday theme over at BlogPaws is "The Red Carpet Edition", as in...the finalists for the 2015 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards are official! Check 'em out and put your paws together in congratulatory applause all around!Meanwhile, back at the Ohio ranch... I'm sniffin' the air for signs of springI'll know it when I smell it!Now on to the
  • A Dog's Life In Shadow

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Monday March 2nd, 2015 at 09:30 AM

    Photograph by Thomas Roma/Howard Greenberg GalleryAs you know, we love to bring you articles from "Menagerie", The New York Times ode to all things animal. We were entranced by a piece in yesterday's hard copy edition of The Times, highlighting a photographer's unusual pictures of dogs' shadows, as they appeared on the moonscaped surface of a dog park. The article was written by the
  • How To Predict Your Dog's Lifespan And Ease Their Senior Years

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Sunday March 1st, 2015 at 02:50 PM

    This article by one of our favorite holistic veterinarians, Dr. Karen Becker, helps us predict our dogs' lifespans and targets several ways to help ease your dog through his senior and geriatric years. Dr. Becker recommends three main strategies, explained in greater detail in the article, to care for dogs seven and over:__Provide physical and emotional comfort__Provide high quality dietary
  • Pet Bloggers On Social Media: By The Numbers

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 09:30 AM

    This nifty infographic was created by the fun folks at BlogPaws based on a survey of its community. Yes, we did participate! If you're a pet blogger, let us know if your social media use fits with these statistics..or whether you've gone rogue. We'd love to know!
  • Dog And Cat Poetry Worth A Read

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Thursday February 26th, 2015 at 09:12 AM

    This recent piece from NPR gives us a glimpse into one very talented person's dog and cat humor. Francesco Marciuliano, who used to write for The Onion News Network and has written the comic strip, Sally Forth, for nearly 18 years, took a stab at writing poems in the voice of cats and dogs a few years ago, and soon became the best-selling author of two books.This NPR article with
  • BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop!

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 09:38 AM

    Clever graphic courtesy of BlogPawsIt's the waning days of "Spoil Your Pet Month" over at BlogPaws, and speaking of spoil...why not "Kiss a Pit" today, if you're lucky enough to have one or see one. Check out this adorable Pitty picturefrom a BlogPaws communitymember.Meanwhile, back at the Ohio ranch... Wake me when it's spring, and not a minute
  • World Spay Day Is Today!

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Tuesday February 24th, 2015 at 04:03 PM

    Graphic courtesy of World Spay Day.orgWorld Spay Day is an annual campaign of the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association that shines a spotlight on spay/neuter as one important way to save the lives of companion animals, feral and stray cats and street dogs who might otherwise be killed on the
  • The Pig As Pet: Enter Señor Bacon

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    Monday February 23rd, 2015 at 03:34 PM

    Exhibit A: A pet potbelly pig. Photo courtesy of Randy Harris/ The New York TimesWe don't usually write about companion animals other than dogs or cats, but this article on The New York Times Menagerie Blog is too charming to pass up, and certainly charming enough to pass on to our readers. What started during courtship as a step towards commitment (Maybe we should get a cute little
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