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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

By on 23 March, 2017 in Lynne Burford, Pets with 0 Comments

I don’t know about your pets, but mine are thrilled to be able to go outside and soak in this gorgeous weather. As I look in the yard I see tiny sunbathers in little pods. It must feel so good to feel the sunshine after so many rainy cold days! There is new grass to […]

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Christmas is Upon Us

Christmas is Upon Us

By on 21 December, 2016 in Holidays, Lynne Burford, Pets with 1 Comment

Christmas is upon us, with all its warm fuzzies. We have had our first freeze, first fires in the fireplace, and the baking has started. Tis the season of giving, of making happiness, of being grateful. Of using your heart. Since I write about pets, it is only fitting that my eyes are always open […]

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Dog Surgery: From Diagnosis to Recovery

Dog Surgery: From Diagnosis to Recovery

By on 29 April, 2016 in Kate and Stephen, Pets with 0 Comments

It started with a limp in December. The dog came in from a stint of running around the yard and wasn’t putting weight on her left rear foot. We figured she’d gotten a thorn in it, but even after producing a flashlight and poking around while she displayed considerable patience, we weren’t able to play […]

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Tis the Season for Allergies!

Tis the Season for Allergies!

By on 11 February, 2016 in Lynne Burford, Pets with 0 Comments

Spring approaches, peeking around the cold corners of winter. I sense it on these warmer afternoons when the air smells like promise. The dogs are so slap-happy to get some time to lie in the afternoon sun before a chill brings their little bodies back to the warm house. I love spring and all its […]

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Loving Senior Pets

Loving Senior Pets

By on 13 January, 2016 in Lynne Burford, Pets with 1 Comment

I follow several dog related Facebook pages, most of which relate to rescue. There are happy stories, scary stories and heartbreaking stories. The ones which really break me are the ones relating to older dogs who are abandoned on the streets or in shelters. These “senior” dogs have often spent their entire lives with a […]

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All Creatures Great and Small: Auburn’s New Facilities

All Creatures Great and Small: Auburn’s New Facilities

By on 18 December, 2015 in Kate and Stephen, Pets with 0 Comments

Midtown Montgomery is full of pet lovers. On any given night, we see a dozen other dogs and their owners out and about while we walk our own. Many of Midtown’s homes have yards perfect for canine friends, and many (but not enough) of our streets have sidewalks perfect for strolling with a leashed buddy. […]

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At The Dog Show

At The Dog Show

By on 6 November, 2015 in Carole King, Pets with 0 Comments

As all of our traditional holiday events start cranking up, some of my favorite happenings are the bi-annual dog shows at Garrett Coliseum. This year, the events will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21-22. The Saturday show is sponsored by the local Montgomery Kennel Club, and the Cahaba Valley Kennel Club from Birmingham will host […]

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For the Love – and Loss – of a Dog

For the Love – and Loss – of a Dog

By on 11 September, 2015 in Lynne Burford, Pets with 6 Comments

Last month, I had to let my dog go. She was not just any dog, she was Anya. The most noble, graceful, selfless and innately kind dog I have ever known. She was a Greyhound, born ten years ago in a litter of nine. She was racing at a track near my home with a […]

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Pet Palace Hotels

Pet Palace Hotels

By on 9 July, 2015 in Kate and Stephen, Pets with 0 Comments

We wish that we could stay in Montgomery for Independence Day, but each year there’s a compelling reason to use our vacation time to travel. This Fourth of July weekend we decamped to Panama City Beach to visit family. Although she’s a great travel companion, for this trip, our dog wasn’t going with us. So […]

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Straight from the Heart

Straight from the Heart

By on 3 June, 2015 in Lynne Burford, Pets with 0 Comments

Editors’ Note: This was very much on our mind as we made sure to go get heartworm meds for our dog at Montgomery Veterinary Associates today. At the core of all living beings is the heart. Its beats mean life to all. Without a beating heart, there is no life, right? And a compromised heart […]

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