Marmalade and the Angry Bouncer

It pains me to tell you this, but Marmalade, my (well, she’s actually Virginia’s dog) 155-pound Mastiff, may have gotten me banned from my favorite dog friendly dive bar in San Francisco.   Here’s The Sad Story For the last 10 years or so, Splash and now Marmalade have joined me and a few other…

October 18, 2018

It’s Always the Big Dog’s Fault?

I was re-reading the August Your Dog newsletter published by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and stumbled across the following sentence in an article titled When a Big Dog Attacks a Little Dog: “It is never your fault if a larger dog attacks your little one.” Big Dogs vs. Little Dogs:…

October 16, 2018

Why Longevity of Employees Matters in Pet Care

I was recently part of a discussion with a group of doggie day care / dog boarding facility owners about the longevity of employees. It quickly became clear that most of these owners regarded having an employee stay with them for more than a year or two was regarded as a success and the average…

October 12, 2018

Cats and High Places

We’ve all seen it – some cat high up in a tree, on top of a refrigerator, walking across the top of a door or window.  Long before we created the spaces for cats to climb it was built into their evolutionary DNA. Why do cats love being up high? Being up high allows a…

October 9, 2018