Pandemic Ponderings about Pets

Last week, I read a Washington Post article about how there has been a huge surge in dog adoptions since the pandemic began.  According to the article, shelters, rescue groups, pet stores, and breeders are having a hard time keeping up with demand.  Rescue groups are getting dozens of applications for individual dogs.  People have put themselves on waiting lists…

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CFA MEOWY HOUR on ZOOM - Wednesday Happy Hour with Cats 6:00pm

The Cat Fanciers’ Association Presents “MEOWY HOUR” (Wednesdays at 6pm EST) – Join me! I’m on the July 29th Show

JOIN CFA EVERY WEDNESDAY ONLINE FOR MEOWY HOUR AT 6PM EDT/3PM PDT JULY 29, 2020Dr. Arnold Plotnick Shares His Tales About Cats Around the World 𝐓𝐎 𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐔𝐍, 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐊:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82809871152Or, watch live here on Facebook. <- This is also where all the shows are saved, so you can watch the recorded show any time. 𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠Arden Moore, Casey the Pet Safety…

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"Hal Ashby and the Making of Harold and Maude" by James A. Davidson

Quick Book Review: “Hal Ashby and the Making of Harold and Maude” by James A. Davidson

I go through phases where I don’t think about the movie Harold and Maude very much, and then I become obsessed with it again.  It’s my favorite movie; I find the humorous bits hilarious and the philosophical bits poignant and uplifting, and whenever there’s some kind of crisis (like 9-11 or the current corona pandemic), I find myself immersed in…

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fever in cats

Fever in Cats

When Peggy Lee sang “Fever isn’t such a new thing, fever started long time ago”, she wasn’t kidding.  Since the beginning of recorded history, fever has been a hallmark of disease.  Body temperature is regulated by a structure in the brain called the hypothalamus.  It controls the body’s “thermal set point” in very similar fashion to a thermostat. When body…

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