Letters from the Front Line:Paddyannie: Dog shows are judgmental – they are about judging dogs! The problem there isn’t so much the judgmentalism itself, but the criteria used in making that judgement: bulldogs bred to show standards are not as...Paddyannie: I totally agree with your comment Chris. It isn’t a big chase after a little ribbon which you could buy at a dollar store, but about getting other people to watch you get that ribbon, to feel approved of, to feel that...Paddyannie: Hi Chris, Talking to cult members to try to help them see what has enslaved their emotions is not easy, but talking to cult leaders yields even less chance of success because even if they understand, they have motive to...Paddyannie: Sorry about the typos, if I go back to correct the typos or to correct the auto-correct, this tablet often freezes the cursor and wants me to cut and paste, strangely, it sometimes doesn’t freeze the cursor and works...Anton: Jack Russell types.Anton: Goodness me I kiss my dogs all the time, usually on the side of the neck after a hug. The smallest types I have to hoist into the air and cradle in my neck to blow raspberries on their tummy. So far I only get good reactions or...Paddyannie: The dogs in the photo look similar to each other, and it looks like a breeder’s set up, but I don’t recognize the breed. Anyone have a guess?Anton: It’s facinating.Paddyannie: Did a mountain lion hump their mother? Cat-like stalking! Seriously creepy! They are literally creeping along, stalking. Sheep aren’t the only ones who’d back away from them – I would too – and i know...Christopher: That’s great, Nik! I don’t think you’ll see anywhere in my article the claim that every single Dalmatian is going to come down with an infection from stones. And your dogs could very well have stones...Nik: Guys, I have adopted two dalmatians from shelters. One was found on the street with a broken leg and the other was given up by his owner. One is 12 years old the other is two. The 12 year old has had ONE urinary tract...
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