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Let’s Paws: Happy to be a Blind Dog’s Seeing-Eye Dog

My latest trip was to take what might be my last journey with one of my favorite beings — my blind nephew Chaos, a 12-year-old Labrador Retriever. I volunteered to dog-sit, which meant flying down to my sister’s in Charlotte, … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Who shall rest this Yom Kippur? My dog

I’m not religious in the least; Hebrew School dropout and all that. But I felt an overwhelming need to run to synagogue this Yom Kippur, that part of the Jewish New Year where it’s OK to take an entire day … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Saying goodbye to my ancient dachshund on Yom Kippur

After days of deliberations about something we knew in our bones was the right thing to do, we euthanized our Old Girl Baby, Ginger, at the start of Yom Kippur. I’ve been overwhelmed every time I sit down to write about … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Pilot probably saved one lucky dog

A pilot is credited with saving the life of a French bulldog on an Air Canada flight from Israel to Canada. Which begs the question: What was Simba, a 7-year-old bulldog doing in the cargo hold to begin with? This … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Wisdom shines in old dogs’ eyes

No doubt about it: When everything else starts to go in a dog (and a human), the eyes still have it, as demonstrated by excerpts from this touching book. And will ’til the end. Old don’t need to learn new … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Happy Mother’s Day, to me

Me and Ginger, my old girl baby dachshund, who’s approaching her 19th year. That would make her somewhere in the neighborhood of 85, at least. This is a common sight morning, noon and night, though Mitch selflessly takes over the night … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Away, and missing that special pet?

Meet Edie, the mascot at the Fairmont hotel in Pittsburgh. Or, to use her formal title, “Canine Ambassador.”     Look closely at this boxer/lab mix and you’ll see her tail is bent. Apparently this rescue pooch was hit by … Continue reading

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