Category Archives: Dogs

Book Review: ‘Dog Sense’ by John Bradshaw – A Dog Owner Must Read

Four Paws Up!  This is a MUST read for all dog owners. If you truly want to understand and develop a wonderful relationship with your dog, this book is a must read.  I’m always looking for information that can help me better understand my dogs, yet it seemed like most available literature on dog training … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Dog Sense’ by John Bradshaw – A Dog Owner Must Read

Texas Courts increase dogs’ value under the law

After 120 years of unchanging case law, the 2nd District Texas Court of Appeals finally gave our best friends a little more credit. Until this month, the only value given to a dog under the law was their “market value.” As you can imagine, market value may be a few dollars if you are lucky. … Continue reading Texas Courts increase dogs’ value under the law

L.A. Dog Barking Ordinance = Seriously Flawed Logic

I felt compelled to write a follow-up post regarding the Los Angeles dog-barking ordinance because I feel I must point out the complete disconnect in logic.  If you used this logic on an SAT test, you would score a 12 out of 1600. Translating this issue into SAT terms, here would be the question: (A)  … Continue reading L.A. Dog Barking Ordinance = Seriously Flawed Logic

L.A. Imposes Stiff Fines for “Excessive” Barking

Here again, a few irresponsible dog owners and a few dog-hating people manage to get an ordinance passed that will make it difficult for ALL dog owners in Los Angeles. As a lawyer, the first thing I look at in a new law is the language.  In this ordinance, the first glaring red flag is … Continue reading L.A. Imposes Stiff Fines for “Excessive” Barking

The Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Dog Costume!

Even those of us who don’t ordinarily put clothes on our dogs can’t resist a little bit of fun come Halloween! I think this year I am going to bring back my favorite, the blue haired Nimbus “Things” from Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat! I went to Orland several years ago with a group … Continue reading The Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Dog Costume!

Ever feel like your dogs just taught you a lesson?!

Today when I let the dogs out to do their business, I watched as little Papillon, Riyo did his dirty business in Lizzie’s favorite barking corner.  Even though I witnessed his transgression, instead of going to pick it up, I figured, “he’s a 4 pound dog, how big of a mine could it really be?”  … Continue reading Ever feel like your dogs just taught you a lesson?!

Is a dog right for you? Consider the responsibility FIRST.

Thinking about getting a dog?  Consider the responsibility first. Dogs are living, breathing, feeling, animals with many needs.  They are not toys, a backyard fixture, or temporary cute-factor entertainment.  People often underestimate the amount of work a dog can be.  They expect dogs to be naturally well-behaved, well-mannered, and not cause any problems.  I have … Continue reading Is a dog right for you? Consider the responsibility FIRST.

Household Cleaners Poison You and Your Dogs!

There was an article in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram some time ago about Industrial Chemicals found in pets, especially dogs, from licking up more than a snack when table scraps fall on the floor. That plus drinking out of the toilet (I sometimes FORGET to put the lid down!), one can see how toxins can … Continue reading Household Cleaners Poison You and Your Dogs!

Review: Oral Flea Preventative Comfortis & Capstar

In a previous post, I went over the full flea destroying plan that I used and that worked, but I think a more detailed review on the oral flea preventative is merited as these are the new generation miracle in flea prevention. They also avoid the whole issue of skin irritation as I mentioned in … Continue reading Review: Oral Flea Preventative Comfortis & Capstar

Review: Frontline, Advantage, and All Spot-On Treatments

Today I applied my last dose of Frontline on my large mixbreed dog Carmina.  I had already stopped using it on my Papillons because one, it did not work, two I was concerned about skin irritation.  After today, however, I will never apply spot-on treatments on ANY of them again.  Contrary to the instructions, I … Continue reading Review: Frontline, Advantage, and All Spot-On Treatments

Dear Rick Perry, Veto HB1451

Sadly, HB1451 did pass the house and the senate.  I would like to thank Senator Dan Patrick for strongly speaking out against the bill and urge everyone to remember that he had the fortitude to call this bill “a crock.”  It is disheartening that some politicians cannot, for the good of helping animals in need, … Continue reading Dear Rick Perry, Veto HB1451