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November, 2013 – Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals Service at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

February, 2013 – Why Does My Dog Do THAT?

A few days ago, I realized that when dog owners get together, we share and laugh at the idiosyncrasies and comical antics of our canine companions, but we also often discuss some less appealing pet habits that are puzzling, bothersome, or just plain nasty.

Toad Poisoning

TOAD POISONING Florida ranks the highest in toad toxicity cases in the United States. Oral contact of cats and dogs with the Bufo species...

May, 2012 – The Shiba Inu

“I’ve never heard of a Shiba Inu!” As I glanced through tables of goods at a local store, I noticed a young lady, holding a dog, and speaking with another customer.

Eggstatic About Chickens

Paws-itive Press Eggstatic About Chickens By Fran Faulkner It all started a few years ago with a desire to do some organic gardening. An article about chickens...

January, 2013 – The Boxer

I have some new neighbors up the street, and as I drive to town, I often see a family member exercising two handsome, fawn-coated Boxers.

July, 2013 – The Dreaded Bufo Toad

If you have a dog, and have lived in Florida for any length of time, you’ve heard about the “Bufo Toad,” Bufo marinus, Linnaeus

Mending Melodies

Paws-itive Press Mending Melodies By Fran Faulkner Have you ever left the radio on for your pet while you’re away? You’ll be happy to hear that you’re...

Dog Park Etiquette

Paws-itive Press Dog Park Etiquette By Barbara Masi Many of us are using dog parks to exercise/socialize our dogs – when we don’t have a fenced in...


Paws-itive Press SCREWWORM By Christina Anzures Screwworms are fly larvae (maggots) that feed on living flesh. These parasites can infect any warm-blooded animal, including humans. Screwworms can...