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Spending more can mean ‘value’ when time factors in

Monday, Jan 9th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Handmade. Made to last. Best of class. Those descriptions are why about a half of my married life ago, in 1994, I read an article about the world’s best toaster and bought a English-made Dualit for my wife, Teresa, as a birthday gift. I’d read an article that said it was the world’s best toaster, […]

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Why dogs worship at our porcelain throne

Thursday, Jan 5th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you know why dogs drink out of the toilet? If you have a copy of one of my best-selling books, you do. The book is “Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet?,/a>” In it, my longtime writing partner, Gina Spadafori, and I answered the question with these simple explanations: The toilet has larger […]

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A shelter dog’s story: Before the happy ending

Friday, Jan 28th, 2011 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Are you getting sick of hearing me talk about my Gracie yet? Today, the great folks at Second Chance Animal Adoption in Bonners Ferry sent me some more information on Gracie’s life before we adopted her on Christmas Day. And while I worry and care about all pets in sub-standard shelters and pounds, knowing that […]

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Amazing Gracie settles in at Almost Heaven Ranch

Tuesday, Jan 25th, 2011 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Folks, I’m just so in love with my little Amazing Gracie I’m probably going to embarrass myself in this post. But I can’t help it. In case you don’t remember, we adopted Gracie on Christmas Day from Second Chance Animal Adoption in our hometown of Bonners Ferry. Mikkel told the “love at first sight” story […]

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Amazing Gracie captures a heart … and goes home for Christmas

Monday, Dec 27th, 2010 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

Gracie is a black, two-year-old Lab/Pit bull mix with deformed knees who has spent almost her entire life at the Second Chance Animal Adoption shelter in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Gracie has a new address now — at Almost Heaven Ranch with my dad, Dr. Marty Becker and my mom, Teresa. My dad and I, along […]

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