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  • Happy Howl-o-ween!

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    Friday October 31st, 2014 at 04:37 AM

    We thought we'd share a rerun of one of our very first blog posts, that just happened to involve Halloween. Now you'll know how a dog really feels to be dressed up! Have a happy and safe Howl-o-ween!
  • BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop!

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    Wednesday October 29th, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Over at BlogPaws, they're in the waning days of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. Plus and as always, promoting pet bloggers. And don't miss this month's photo contestyou could win a gift basket of goodies from Natural Balance!Meanwhile, back at the Ohio Ranch, we're enjoying the waning days of fall. It's supposed to turn pretty brisk overnight in our neck of the woods. Did I
  • The Godfather of Military Dogs

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Tuesday October 28th, 2014 at 06:23 PM

    Col. Richardson and Red Cross Dogs. Photo courtesy of Foreign Policy magazine.We never thought we'd read an article in Foreign Policy magazine, let alone tout it on our pet blog, but we stumbled across (as one is want to do on the Internet), this fascinating article about Lt. Col. Edwin Hautenville Richardson, who pioneered and championed the use of dogs in the military during World War I.
  • Dog Park Bullies: How To Protect Your Dog

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Sunday October 26th, 2014 at 07:03 AM

    Clever illustration courtesy of Modern Dog MagazineRaise your paw if you regularly take your dog to a dog park. Now raise your other paw if you've encountered a canine "bully" while trying to get a little off-leash time. O.K., about now you look like you're begging...Now, I'm far from perfect with other dogs, and since Parental Unit knows I occasionally "put out bad vibes"
  • Celebrate ASPCA/Rachel Ray's 100K Challenge Winners With Gigantic Giveaway!

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Friday October 24th, 2014 at 05:21 AM

    The Grand Prize winner of this year's ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge: The Central California SPCA in Fresno! Let's all put our paws together in a round of applause for this amazing groupand for all of the other winners, too!The fifth and final ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Challenge is officially one for the history books. And what a glorious history of saving lives it is! Animal shelters from
  • BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop!

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 05:15 AM

    Adopt-A-Ahelter Dog Month is still in full swing over at BlogPaws, and so is their monthly photo contest. Check it out!Meanwhile, back at the Ohio ranch, there's going to be frost on the pumpkin tonight, so my feline shadow and I are hunkering down...But first, we're joining the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Pet Blogger Hop to pay some visits!
  • Let's Help Promote Adopt-A-shelter Dog Month!

    from Bocci's Beefs

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 07:19 PM

    Here I am looking quite a bit younger and not quite sure what to make of my new home.We're in the home stretch of Adopt-A Shelter Dog Month and there's still lots of ways you can help get orphaned pets adopted into loving homes. Unfortunately, the shelter statistics are still heart wrenching: Over four million dogs enter U.S. shelters each year and nearly 40% of those never find their
  • Feline Does Tricks For Treats

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    Sunday October 19th, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    This video was originally posted online a few years ago to showcase the potential of shelter animals, but has since become a mainstay of the Internet cat world. Does your cat do tricks? They can be taught, but from what I've seen it takes years to get a simple paw shake out of them. In our house, Bella just demands food and Parental Unit obliges with a smile. What about your kitty?
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