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Some ‘edutaining’ ways to describe life with pets

Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Trust me when I say that I love to turn a phrase. I’m cornier than a bag of corn nuts, and my brain can take almost any word or situation and create a hybrid word to describe the thing or activity. Most are just plain stupid (just ask my family or friends who’ve been subjected […]

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Love, respect and appreciation: It’s in the cards

Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2012 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If you’ve known me for very long you probably get a birthday card and a Christmas letter from me. If you’re Mikkel or Lex, my two children ages 26 and 21 respectively, you can look forward to a card in your mailbox about once a week. Lex gets his long-distance right now — he’s in […]

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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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