Category Archives: Dogs

TCS: Try to Remember

Good Morning! ________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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PET LOVERS ALERT! Fire Safety Tips

Here are some important reminders about making your home more safe for the furry members of your family: NATIONAL PET FIRE SAFETY DAY – Tips to Keep Pets Safe from House Fires: Extinguish open flames Pets are generally curious and … Continue reading

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TCS: Finding Solace with My Dog

Good Morning! ___________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Dog Day

Since today is National Dog Day, here’s a tribute to that All-American Dog, the Mutt. ____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Mongrel Heart  by David Baker Up the dog bounds to the window, baying          like a basset his doleful, tearing sounds              from the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 31, 2016

July 31 is Mutts Day World Ranger Day Jump for Jelly Beans Day Always Live Better than Yesterday Day Uncommon Musical Instruments Day ____________________________________________________________ WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS Canada – Calgary AB: Chasing Summer India – Martyrdom Day of … Continue reading

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Official U.S. State Dogs: MASSACHUSETTS

The Boston Terrier (Canis familiaris bostenensis) was designated the Official State Dog of Massachusetts in 1979. The Boston Terrier is nicknamed the “American Gentleman” because of its dark body color with white markings which make it look like a formally … Continue reading

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Pet Lovers Alert!

July 15 – Today is National Pet Fire Safety Day Here are some important reminders about making your home safer for the furry members of your family: NATIONAL PET FIRE SAFETY DAY Tips to Keep Pets Safe from House Fires: Extinguish open … Continue reading

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Official U.S. State Dogs: MARYLAND

In 1964, Maryland became the first state to designate an Official State Dog, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. One the few breeds actually developed in the United States, its early history is more legend than fact. There’s a tale told of … Continue reading

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Official U.S. State Dogs: LOUISIANA

In 1979, the Catahoula Cur got a name change to the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog when it became the Official State Dog of Louisiana.   It has been alternately known as the Catahoula Hog Dog because of its traditional use … Continue reading

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Official U.S. State Dogs: GEORGIA

This year, Georgia joined the growing list of states with an official State Dog, but their choice was not a particular breed, as most previous states have chosen. Instead, they chose ‘Adoptable Dogs’ as the official State Dog.   The … Continue reading

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