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And God Made A Dog!

The late great Paul Harvey’s tribute to the American farmer has inspired a number of parodies and progeny from Policemen to liberals.  This one was sent to me by an email pal and it is “spot” on for dog lovers everywhere

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International Homeless Animal Day

Yakima is a pet-friendly place, so I figure you may be interested that Saturday (Aug. 15) is International Homeless Animals Day.

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Category: Human Interest, Pets
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Watching Fish Can Reduce Your Stress

Here's the scenario: You have to go the doctor or dentist and you aren’t happy about it.  Maybe you’re even nervous about it -- scared. So you get there, fill out the paperwork and grab an uncomfortable chair. Then you notice the fish tank.

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Could Your Cat Be A Killer? – Dave’s Diary

I’ve never made a secret about disliking my wife’s cat.  I’m allergic and she’s annoying (the cat not the wife) and it has been a tense truce the past ten years. (16 yrs old and the dang critter won’t croak!)

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Randle Park Dog Park Getting Some Needed Down Time — Dave’s Diary

The noble Dewey loves-loves-loves the Randle Park dog park. Fellow dog lovers take note of this press release from the Yakima Parks and Recreation Department:

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Don’t Forget Your Pet When Temperatures Soar

As temperatures rise this summer, you'll want to keep you and your family cool. Dr. Harfst from Animal Medical Service has some insights on on keeping your pets cool as well.

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Turn Down A Biscuit From A Bad Guy – A Sure Sign Of Loyalty — Dave’s Diary

A trip to the dog park at Randall Park is becoming a bit of a routine at our house.  There is plenty of space for an active dog to stretch its legs and burn off some energy.  You meet an interesting mix of folks there too with some very loyal dogs.

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Watch Your Language, Peta Is On Patrol–Hey Words Hurt–Sheep? — Dave’s Diary

Are you kidding me?  What's next?  An Australian farmer has been slammed by PETA after one of his workers allegedly swore at his sheep.  Swore!

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Happy Easter To Egg Lovin’ Dogs! — Dave’s Diary

I hope you are having a great Easter Sunday.  As we prep for the big egg hunt at the cousin's house I'm reminded of a funny incident close to twenty years ago when we hid a ton of hard boiled eggs all over the yard but when it was time to hunt the kids could only find a few.  Mystery solved when the dog came around the corner of the house with about five of them crammed in his mouth. Apparently he found and enjoyed a lot more than that!  Good times...and now on to today.

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Category: Human Interest, Pets
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Stubbed Toe Is A Disproportionate Experience! – Dave’s Diary

So here’s the scene: It’s the middle of the night, I wake up thirsty and don’t want to wake up wife or daughter next door as I get up to go to the kitchen for a glass of water.  All is quiet and going well until in the dark I discover where Dewey the wonder dog left his new ginormous bone!  I respond - and now everyone is awake including I’m sure, several of the neighbors down the block!

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