Katniss loose again, nearly body slams me; artifacts found and other adventures

“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

Dirt-encrusted toy still makes my pup—and me, if you can believe it—smile

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: Can dogs really predict natural disasters? Do they know when we’re ill?

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?