Weekly article archive

The following questions and answers have appeared in my weekly column in the Albuquerque Journal since July, 1996. Each week a new one is added. You'll find information on the physical and behavioral maladies of dogs and cats and a few other species too. I invite you to use the search feature to find the specific answer that you and your pet need.

Mick and Whale

  Young Mick is fitting into our family nicely. His toys are lucky to be just toys. With this wild Border collie channeling his inner predator, his whale and sheep…

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Sweet Destroyer Poopster

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Third in a series Don’t lock him up Bang, bang, ding, dong! Just as Diane walked into the house, finding more of Jasper’s daily carnage, somebody was outside! Fresh scratches…

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This is Mick, the Nichol family’s shiny new Border collie puppy, having a wonderful time with a rawhide chip.

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Life should be so simple and joyful for all of us. We have named Mick because he ROCKS!

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Who’s a good doggie? It’s not Jasper…or is it?

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Second in a series Diane and Richard called from the shoulder of I-40 right after Jasper, the roadside beagle, had a desperately needed drink and a snack. If you don’t…

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Racing Border Collies

racing puppies

Who will win this intense competition? The puppy who comes home with our family in just one week, that’s who. And who will it be? Even we don’t know yet.…

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Depression Dog

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First in a series Simple Cure? Driving home from Amarillo Richard had his eyes on the road while his wife Diane took in an outrageously beautiful New Mexico sunset. That’s…

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6 week old Border collie puppies coming when called? Why not?

recall

We’ll have our new baby in just 2 weeks – already set up for success.

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Media – Who Got What They Wanted?

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Last in a series Who Knew? I fidgeted, I hoped unnoticed, as I conducted a final exam of Lila, the Boxer mama and the qualifying 6 of her original 9.…

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Puppy play pen of Barbarian Border collies. Age 5 weeks and wild and crazy. Mom is supervising.

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