Barley Boy was one of the lucky few older dogs at the local animal control facility. He was adopted. It was estimated that he was about 9 years old, and the guess was he was a mixed breed terrier. His new family has been caring for him for almost four months and he fits in very well in his new digs.
Q: We enjoy feeding the wild birds in our yard, and we have all sorts that frequent our feeders, but we now have a flock of pigeons that come twice a day. At first, there were only two, but it seems each day there are twice as many as the day before. They do not sit on the bird feeders but are on the ground under the feeders eating the food that the ground-feeding birds like song sparrows could be feeding on. In between feeding, they are on our roof making a mess. Is there any particular food that we could feed the other birds that the pigeons would not like?
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Q: My golden retriever seems to think she is a rabbit as she craves all sorts of fruits and vegetables She never turns down a piece of chicken or bacon, but if she sees us eating melon or even an apple, she goes out of her mind until we give her some.
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Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot car. Smashing the window might be your first impulse, but calling police or animal control will protect you from injury and possible lawsuits, experts say.
Chances are the kids aren’t alone in suffering from the back-to-school blues. It’s a pretty sure bet the family dog is not happy about her playmates disappearing from morning through much of the afternoon.
More people are taking pets with them on vacation or finding what’s been deemed “luxury boarding,” which turns the traditional kennel on its ear with accommodations that mimic home or even a fancy hotel for humans.