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Posted on August 10 at 3:22 p.m.
You give excellent reasons for walking your dog on your right. I think there should be an unwritten rule that dogs should be walked on the right unless they are going to be shown, in which case they have to be walked on the left. Great column! Especially in Santa Barbara where there are so many healthy, fit people who walk or run - alone, or with their dogs or with their kids.
On Curb Your Dog
Posted on June 24 at 6:57 a.m.
In response to DanVac's comments - This is a "Pet Chat" column, therefore the tips are about "pet" safety. Of course humans should wear flotation devices on boats! And the advice re: safety at parties is not about socializing your pet, but about food safety. And, as much as a dog may appear to love riding in the open bed of a pick-up, it could jump out when the vehicle slows down, thus putting the dog at risk and endangering other motorists who must swerve to avoid hitting the dog. This article is not ridiculous, it is your comments that are ridiculous!
On Hot Tips to Keep Critters Cool
Posted on September 29 at 6:40 a.m.
"Vegetarianism" just got a big boost a la Bill Clinton who announced he is (almost) vegan. Apparently he eats fish occasionally. He made this life style change not only to loose weight for Chelsea's wedding, but he finally realized the health benefits of a plant-based diet. After triple by-pass in 2004, his cholesterol was still not in control. He is now the same weight as he was in high school and has never felt healthier, saying he wants to live to see his grandchildren.. As the author of "Meatless Month" states "You will lower your risk of disease and live longer". No one is forcing their agenda. Just think smart. Think healthy living. Think for yourself!
On Meatless Month
Posted on July 21 at 7:52 a.m.
Pets can bring comfort, calmness and joy to humans. Many studies have proven the enormous benefits of animal and human contact. That being said, just like some people should never have children, some should never own pets. Don't allow the irresponsible behavior of a few tarnish the impeccable behavior of the majority of pet owners.
On City Crackdown
Posted on March 23 at 9:52 a.m.
SezMe -You ask "why aren't you also angry?".The answer is - Because I choose to not be angry.Life is short. Your thoughts are your reality.Choose good thoughts.
On Extraordinary Animals
Posted on March 22 at 5:53 p.m.
In response to SezMe - First of all, Ms. Remorenko is not a "News Reporter". As a columnist she is expected to present her views and opinions. The stories she cited have been widely publicized and most people do believe them to be true. I checked the elephant/Tsunami story on snopes.com as you requested, and although snopes says it is false, there seems to be conflicting accounts of what actually took place. Also, there are many, many accounts of animals coming to the rescue of humans. However, I am more concerned about the source of your anger and would like to recommend you spend more time with Abby. She may be able to help you learn how to chill out, lower your blood pressure and be happy!
Posted on November 22 at 6:18 p.m.
Kratatoa - "Pet of the Week"! What a stupid statement! Jonathon Safran Foer also said "...don't eat animals with significant mental capacities. That would include the pig...and would exclude mentally impaired humans." That would make YOU a good choice for our Thanksgiving dinner table!
On Eating Animals
Posted on June 12 at 8:36 a.m.
Great article and great advice once again Lisa!!
Posted on March 30 at 10:12 a.m.
I have two shelter adopted cats. Ginger is dark brown and Jasmine is black. They follow me around like puppies and love each other and me. You have to look at their personalities, not color. Although, I think their colors are purrfect!
On Color Me Perfect
Posted on March 10 at 1:47 p.m.
drberticus says "If someone had spent ONE SECOND on the Iditarod site, they would have read..." and Ms. Lisa Remorenko should retract and apologize...sled dogs LOVE to participate".
First of all I have spent more than ONE SECOND on several sites and learned a couple of things - there are documented cases of dog abuse and deaths; most mushers keep 90-200 dogs who are tethered to 4 ft chains and unless picked for a team, that is their life existence. Of course they would LOVE to participate! I can also give you a quote, from Dr. Paula Kislak, DVM "...other than social interaction (dogs are pack animals and would chose to live in a social grouping) they're very clean animals, which is why we as humans are able to house-break them, as we take advantage of their natural fastidious tendencies to not want to soil the area that they live in. So, when tethered to 4 foot chains their area becomes completely soiled with fecal contamination and urine, stench and ammonia. The dogs are forced to live in this mess, completely contrary to their nature, day after day." I definitely do not think that Ms. Remorenko owes anyone an apology, and I thank you for spurring me to do the research that further supports the tenor of her column.