laura reevespha-42

As the Wheels Turn – Getting Back on the Pony

When I was a kid, we had a truly wicked Shetland/Welsh mare named, of all things, Princess. My mom told the story, many times, of being on the phone and watching out the kitchen window as my three year old self went out, caught the bay paint witch, tied her to the fence and went… read more


Notice About Entries From the AENC

Please be aware there has been an unforeseen interruption of service in the Oklahoma City area which effects/impacts all phone/internet and cable services to the Onofrio Dog Show Superintendents. They expect to have this rectified shortly. Also please note: As per AKC Rules and Regulations in Chapter 6: Sec.9: “Whenever the closing day noted above… read more


The Magic of Morris & Essex

The clouds painted a grey, bleak backdrop across the show site of the Morris & Essex show. It was cool and overcast, the perfect weather for the ladies dressed in their favorite petticoats atop stunning dresses, all coordinated with a festive hat. Hair was slicked back for the men with a few top hats nestled… read more


Big Business: More Dog Trafficking in the News

Humane relocation, dog trafficking, the “Puppy Pipeline” — whatever you call it, the practice is still relatively unknown outside of the organized animal community and to a lesser extent, law enforcement and media circles. In case you are scratching your head wondering what we are talking about, here’s a handy definition from the NAIA Shelter… read more


CKC Supports Freedom of Choice Regarding Ear Cropping

Following recent changes to the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia bylaws, banning the ear cropping of dogs, CKC has participated in several media inquiries with the assistance of local subject-matter experts and members—resulting in substantial print and broadcast coverage—to correct misunderstandings and to reaffirm CKC’s position: freedom of choice. While none of the 175… read more


Memories of Kim

Last week’s blog was about the Phu Quoc (Thai Ridgeback) an undoubtedly striking and beautiful breed but in my opinion the most stunning ‘ridgeback’ still has to be the Rhodesian. My personal experience of this breed came as a teenager back in the mid 1990s. My girlfriend’s father quite unexpectedly (and at a shockingly young… read more


Ask MA Committee to Support Ban on Insurance Breed Discrimination

The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Financial Services is scheduled to consider a bill on November 10 that would protect responsible dog owners by prohibiting insurance companies that offer homeowners insurance from refusing, cancelling, or imposing an increased premium on clients due to the specific breed of dog(s) kept on the property. Summary: Senate Bill 501,… read more


The Eyes Have It

It happened again this morning. As I was toweling off my face, I dislodged my contact lens. The typical mental dialogue in this scenario goes something like this: ‘Okay, no big deal, once I’m dry and can get to the mirror, I’ll take the lens out, rinse it, and put it back in. Meanwhile, I’ll… read more


Do the Clothes Make the Doctor?

Veterinary medicine is a dirty job. I’m not talking about unethical behaviors or illicit activities. I’m speaking in a very literal sense, referencing the countless pungent, projectile bodily eliminations, oozing wounds, parasite-infested hair coats, and traumatic injuries we encounter on a daily basis. All of our patients are adorable, but many of them have hygiene… read more


Out of the Backyard

[I wanted to take a week before I reflected on Cynosports. Because I felt that I needed to take the time to separate myself– to think. When I was on a layover in Cincinnati on the way home last Monday I wrote. Handwritten in my journal messily scrawled, hurried in my attempt to capture what… read more

1 2 3 4 5 260