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Cats & Catnip – A Match Made in Heaven

Cats & Catnip – A Match Made in Heaven

As most cat owners know: cats are crazy for catnip. Give kitties some catnip and most of them will be rolling about in a state of ecstasy within seconds. Why do they do that? Here are a few interesting facts about catnip and its effects on your feline friend. • Catnip’s effect on cats was

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Ferret Fun – Should Your Family Buy a Furry Friend?

Most families choose to add a furry friend to their home at some point. It’s no surprise, really. There are a number of benefits to owning a pet, but adopting an animal is also a huge responsibility. If you’ve been thinking about buying a ferret, there are a few things that you need to know

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History & Horses

What would it be like to step back in time, as horse fanciers, to experience Canada’s Confederation on July 1, 1867.    Certainly we can assume that in 1867 everyone had a relationship with horses. My mother was born in 1923 and although that was 56 years after Confederation it was still a time when

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Dr. Terry’s Zoo

A month has sailed past since the arrival of Sunshine our stray cat that gifted us with 3 kittens.  At 5 weeks the bundles of fluff have already earned their ninja papers as they climb and investigate everything in sight including pant legs. Ouch!   Spinnaker loves buttered toast.  Dogs have 1700 taste buds compared

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Bel is Still Missing – Since July 4th, South of Bancroft

STILL MISSING since July 4th from L’Amable, a 10-minute drive south of Bancroft.  Bel’s color is white and beige.  Her weight is approximately 15 pounds.  Bel has lots of freckles on her belly and she does not have a lot of hair.  If she is still wearing her pink/purple collar, the owner’s cell number is

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Tips on Boating with Dogs

As soon as we mention the word “boat” my dog, JJ, runs around the house while we get our stuff ready, to make us hurry up so we can go. Dogs like nature and being outside probably more than we humans do! Many dogs love boating, swimming, canoeing, kayaking or just being out on the

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Dr. Terry’s Zoo

I arrived home last night to the announcement of a new arrival. Isolated in the family room awaited a sweet, stray cat obviously not feral.  Our other six felines heartily disapproved of this new guest complaining that our home is becoming a home for wayward cats.  Last fall another red feline strayed into our garage

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Tips for Your High-Energy Dog

Some dogs can’t get enough exercise on a tie-out or even in what kennels creatively call a “run.” A dog like this was born to run! In your neighborhood Daily walks help cement your relationship with your dog. Not only do they let you do something together and help burn energy, but they let her

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