One morning about 10 years ago I got a call from one of my best friends, Brian*, who needed me to come over and help him … Continue reading The wolf of your street? Hybrid beast could be coming to a town near you
Ask My Vet is a series based on questions I have—and maybe you do, too—about dogs. Katniss’ veterinarian, Dr. Katharine Kennedy of Arbor Animal Clinic here … Continue reading Ask My Vet: Should I get a DNA test for my dog? How much to they cost?
Katniss wants to say hey and thank everyone for reading about her. As if she needs any more attention. Continue reading Happy Friday from Katniss
Within about five minutes of walking in our neighborhood recently, I heard Spanish and possibly Chinese being spoken. We also have several residents from India or … Continue reading My dog isn’t deaf—she just has ‘selective hearing’
“Finally … The Rock has come back to (insert city here)!” Mega-successful action star Dwayne Johnson, better known to many as professional wrestler The Rock, still uses that catchphrase (along with “know your role, and shut your mouth,” “if you … Continue reading Katniss loose again, nearly body slams me; artifacts found and other adventures
If you’ve been reading this blog for any stretch of time, you know that its star, my beloved German shepherd mix, Katniss, is ornery, to say the least. One of the things she loves to do—aside from stealing our socks, … Continue reading Dirt-encrusted toy still makes my pup—and me, if you can believe it—smile
Ask My Vet is a series based on questions I have—and maybe you do, too—about dogs. Katniss’ veterinarian, Dr. Katharine Kennedy of Arbor Animal Clinic here in Austin, provides answers and expertise as a part of this series. Question: Can dogs really predict natural disasters? Do they know when we’re ill? Dr. K: “It seems like everyone out there has an opinion on this topic, and no one has any peer-reviewed data to back it up. I do agree with the majority of those folks out there. There are too many cases of pets cuing humans in to impending change … Continue reading Ask My Vet: Can dogs really predict natural disasters? Do they know when we’re ill?