Chis Make Great Pets. Cheese, Not So Much.

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We get a lot of chihuahuas and mixes. So many that they even have their own verbal shorthand: chis. Chi generally means anything small, usually tan and having some traits in common with a chihuahua, which constitute the majority of their lineage. As a group, chis and chi mixes dominate shelter populations in California. So we talk about them a … Read More

Even When You Lose, You Win: The Catch-It Challenge.

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Sometimes we all want things but maybe aren’t the best at getting what we want. As hoomans, it’s easy to get discouraged. We have one miss… Aaaaand we just quit trying. Dogs, however, are a totally different animal (obviously). They have one miss.. And realize that trying a) is fun and b) gets you a cookie. I got a lot … Read More

A Frosty Update To Wrap Up 2016.

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He likes coyote scat and walks in the desert. This view makes him happy. As do the holidays, Never has a dog been more willing to wear silly headgear.. though they can be exhausting. Post holiday derp-face. So can those walks in the desert, to be honest. Post coyote-scat investigation snooze. Which is why it’s good to have a sunroom … Read More

What A Difference A Day Makes.

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Could you watch this all day? We could. You might be asking what this is. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the face of pure, adulterated joy. Damp joy. Soaking wet joy. Exhausted joy. But joy none-the-less. What was the cause of this joy? A hose. Some squirrels. A hike. A car ride. Hours and hours of uninterrupted people time. For … Read More

Scrub Wearing Human Tornadoes Skip Lunch, Save Lives.

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As far as abandonment go it was an innocuous one. Instead of a pet, two forlorn sandwiches sat forgotten on the lunch table. Besides them two containers of soup were rapidly cooling. Meanwhile, back in cat triage, this was happening: You guessed correctly – it was a kitten.  Kitten. Or to be more accurate, about 34 of them. Some strays, … Read More