TAILS FROM AROUND TOWN

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Natural Goodness For St. Patty’s Day

ST. PATRICK’S DAY TREATS NOW ON HAND When we say natural, we mean it. No green food dye here! Our green hues are as pure as the Emerald Isle herself. They come from a pinch of spinach powder. Our Lucky Shamruff Cookies (wheat-based) are just…

Chester & Rodney – To Emma, From The Dog

A few days ago, I read an article about a 7-year-old from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, named Emma Mertens.  On January 23, Emma was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare, inoperable brain tumor.  According to the Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Resource Network, DIPGs typically…

Getting To Know You – Hokkaido

The American Kennel Club describes the Hokkaido as “a dog of noteworthy endurance and dignity. His temperament is faithful, docile, very alert and bold. He also shows accurate judgment and great stamina.” He is a courageous and brave dog, bred to hunt bears and other…

Show Me The Love! It’s All Greek To Me

Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a commercial shoot in Manhattan with a lovely dog who had been flown in from overseas. I had two days to work with him before the three-day shoot. The dog is a celebrity in his country so…

Ready. Set. Go! – I Herd You

Herding is the act of grouping livestock animals, keeping the group together and/or moving an animal or group from one location to another.  It is an exciting sport for dogs and their owners alike.  If you are the proud owner of one of the 56…

Stay Out Of The Dog House This Valentine’s Day

Stop by the bakery and take your pup’s Valentine’s Day to the next level. Our pastry cases are full of edible gifts that will safely indulge your dog. We’ve got adorable cookies, droolicious cakes, and Pupcakes, of course. No matter what you choose for your…

Getting To Know You – Basset Hound

If you’ve ever seen a Hush Puppies shoe commercial, you are familiar with the Bassett Hound.  This breed is one of six French Basset-type breeds.  This short-legged scent hound originated in the sixteenth century.  Bred to hunt, Basset Hounds were used to drive small prey…

Chester & Rodney – Westminster Kennel Club Master Agility Championship

Another Saturday, another agility trial.  This one was very close to our home, so we were able to sleep in until 7:00 a.m.  We’re usually up at 5 a.m. on agility days, so this was a real treat.  We got to the trial at 8:30. …

Show Me The Love! Three Dog Bakery – St. Petersburg

If you’ve ever been to Disney World, you’ll understand how exciting it is for your dog to visit a doggy bakery.  I recently took my dogs to the Three Dog Bakery in St. Petersburg, Florida.  We felt welcome from the moment we walked in.  The…

Ready. Set. Go! Who Wants to Go For a Ride?

Most dogs like to go on car rides, but how can you keep them safe while traveling? Whether Buster is a 120 pound Great Dane or a 5 pound Chihuahua, there are many options to ensure everyone’s safety. Not every option is right for every…

Getting To Know You – Basenji

“Independent, smart, poised”, these are the three words that the American Kennel Club uses to describe the Basenji. This African hunting dog is of medium size; with males measuring 17” and females measuring 16”. Males typically weigh around 24 pounds and females around 22 pounds.…

Chester & Rodney – Deck The Halls

Yet another eventful month chez Chester.  We decorated the house with lights and trinkets.  The twerp and I were allowed to help with the decorations. Well, not so much “allowed” as we would’ve liked, however, we did help.  Okay, not so much “help” either.  Let’s…