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A Letter to My Dog On Her 8th Birthday

Dear Gina,

Eight already? Really? With your puppy energy and petite size, people think you’re 8-months-old, not years. Yet, I’ve witnessed an emotional maturity in you these past couple of months that’s new.

No, I’m not talking about your new grey furs under your chin. We’ve both been through a lately… Continue reading

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Do You Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday or Gotcha Day?

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According to a study by the Purina Pet Institute, 43 percent of dog owners celebrate birthdays, while 29 percent celebrate their cat’s birthdays.

And, according to Nationwide Pet Insurance, $50 billion a year is spent on gifts for our pets. Wow!

In contrast, an article in Psychology Today by Stanley Coren, PhD, referred to an online survey by Kelton Research. Of 1,000 people tested,

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Happy 10th Birthday Sanchez!

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Today is Sanchez’s 10th Birthday!

This birthday feels different from all others. While I’ve celebrated all of his birthdays, this one is not like previous ones. I’ve known too many dogs who didn’t make it to their 10th birthday, and I’m aware that it’s a milestone and a blessing. And it is also a reminder … Continue reading

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