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Memorial for Nike the German Shepherd Dog

Rory and Nike

Transitioning from one year to the next always permits reflection on my current place in life, especially regarding the relationship I have with my canine companion, Cardiff. We had a sad end to 2011 in losing our friend and neighbor Nike, the German Shepherd Dog. Nike was a truly amazing girl. I first got to […]

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Meet Dexter My Airedale Doppelganger

Photo of Dexter and Cardiff Look for the Right Place to Pee

Meet my plus sized doppelganger, Dexter, the Airedale Terrier. Dexter is even rocking a stylish mohawk, which is slightly more noticeable on him than me. Many people mistake me for an Airedale puppy or miniature version. My dads are always quick to nicely inform the mistaking human that I am actually a Welsh Terrier. Said […]

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Hurricane Irene Prompts Increased Awareness of Pet Emergency Preparedness

Cardiff Outward Hound Life Vest

Although I live in southern California, home to natural disasters (earthquakes, wildfires, and mud slides…oh my!), I infrequently have to deal with the brutal meteorological force that is a hurricane. In the face of Hurricane Irene blowing its way up the east coast, I found myself attending Blog Paws 2011 in Tysons Corner, VA. Having […]

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Super Cute Kittens Up For Adoption

Photo of Kitten Up for Adoption Black White Blue Eyes

As a great end of the week and start of your weekend, I thought I would share the pictures and information as to how you can provide a home for (or spread the news of ) kittens in need. Here is the low down on these adorable fluff balls of their foster mom. These beautiful […]

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Special Needs Training for Owners of Blind Dogs

Photo of Gillian Young Collie

If are a regular reader of Patrick’s Blog, you have seen my occasional guest blogs. Here is an informative read from my friend and dog trainer, Gillian Young. I specialize in training blind dogs in San Diego County, California through my company, Wonder Dog Institute.  My own collie, Sam, went blind at two years old […]

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