Posts with tag BISD


Photolust: Dog Is Art Photography

Everyone who knows me knows I am a total dog fiend. I think it was just meant to be this way because of my allergies and personal differences-advanced stages of hatred toward cats (sorry cat people, more for you?). I was logging hours towards my master’s in Internet browsing when I came across this: You’ve seen wedding… read more

Sanderbeck/COSR Answer to Complaint Analysis

Finally.  COSR/Sanderbeck have finally had to document their reasons for failing to return Piper to her rightful owners.  Finally.  A date has been set for a PreTrial Hearing. Finally.  An impartial hearing PreTrial Hearing in Case No. 2014 CVF 024571 is now set for Oct. 24, 2014 in front of Hon. James P. O’Grady in the… read more

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As The Wheels Turn

“As the world implodes around us, war and anger and bombings and terror, I am more and more inclined to watch my puppies run and play, hug my old dog, kiss my honey, find joy and beauty in every place I can. Turn off the TV (which I pretty much never watch, so that isn’t… read more

Dog’s Hair Gives Quick Cushing’s Diagnosis

A surprisingly large number of dogs suffer from hyperadrenocorticism. The symptoms are caused by excessive amounts of hormones – glucocorticoids – in the body. Unfortunately, though, diagnosis of the disease is complicated by the fact that glucocorticoid levels naturally fluctuate and most methods for measuring the concentration of the hormones in the blood provide only… read more


AKC Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is proud to announce the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award finalists, chosen based on nominations from AKC member clubs. The Awards, established in 1989, honor those who have impacted the dog world on a national level. The nine individuals below have greatly advanced the sport of purebred… read more

A dog that naturally prefers to heel, like this Kelpie, can make for an ideal track dog. Photos courtesy of Larry King.

Track Dogs Make a Living

When we hear the words “track dogs,” we think of racing Greyhounds. When we hear the words “showing and conditioning,” we think of show dogs. In Texas however, those words often have totally different meanings. “Track dogs” are dogs who put in an honest day’s work helping to condition show goats and sheep. Yes, there… read more


What Would You Do if Your Dog Suddenly Collapsed and it Could Be From Cancer?

Imagine taking your dog for it’s usual morning walk. Nothing seems out of the ordinary; your companion’s energy level and demeanor is perfectly normal, as it’s been for as long as you can remember. Imagine leaving for work, or to run errands for a few hours, and returning home to find your pet completely lethargic… read more


Farmers Insurance and Pets Best Agreement Extends Coverage to All Members of the Family

Los Angeles, Calif./Boise, Idaho (September 8, 2014) – Beginning today, pet parents can turn to Farmers Insurance for help in caring for and planning for all members of the family, including their pets. Farmers, one of the nation’s largest multiline insurers, and Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance brand,… read more

What’s in My Archives: Saving the Past

Few activities are focused on the present as much as dog shows. If you don’t win today the disappointment is all consuming: nothing else matters, and the feeling of rejection can be so strong it’s easy to lose all sense of proportion. It’s the same when you have a big win: you forget that this… read more

Breeder/Owner-Handlers Are Not the Minor League

Some lessons that I have learned over the years seemed so small when I learned them and yet have stood by me better than anything I was ever tested on in school. One of these came from a college psychology professor more decades ago than I care to admit. I won’t try to quote him… read more

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