Monkey Business

“Take it easy take it easy
Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and
My monkey.” -The Beatles circa 1968

“Darling, don’t you monkey with the monkey, hey
Monkey, monkey, monkey
Don’t you know you’re going to shock the monkey, hey, hey.” – Peter Gabriel circa 1982

There is a theory that dogs live in the moment and therefore don’t plan or think ahead. Anyone who subscribes to that has not seen my dogs interact with their stuffed monkey.

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A Run to Remember

At any given time in Ohio, dozens of four-legged police officers stand watch on the thin blue line.  In 2015, the effort began to honor those k9 heroes with a special memorial in Batavia. After years of work, the Memorial opened in August of 2018. Three granite slabs list the names of those dogs who have helped to protect and serve, many of which have lost their lives in the effort.

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Wordless Wednesday 9/12/18

I made a whirlwind trip to Portland Oregon last week. That is a city that truly loves its dogs. Here are a few of the canine-centric sites from the weekend, including the pet-friendly layover at Chicago’s Midway Airport.

Goodbye to a legend

Burt Reynolds passed away this week.

I had the pleasure of working with him, as the assistant of Vincent Cirrincione, on what had to have been his worst movie, The Last Producer. It was the perfect example of how a great script makes its way through Hollywood to become a horrible movie. That said, Mr. Reynolds was very demanding of everyone around him, but not more than he was of himself. In addition to being an actor, director, and American icon, he was a dog lover.

Burt And Bertha

Summer Vacation

Here we are, right in the heart of the summer vacation season. While many of us will pack up our best friends for camping trips or cross country treks, furry family members often end up in some sort of boarding situation while we have our fun in the sun.

So, if you are looking for a place to take care of your dog(or cat) how do you find a good, safe facility? It can be harder than you think.


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