NAR Regional Banquet

  Last weekend I attended the North Atlantic Region Cat Fanciers Association awards banquet. It is a time when the cat show people come together and celebrate the accomplishments of their cats in the previous season. It’s also spending a nice evening with friends. This year, I sat with The RagaMuffin Kitten Breeder Society member […]

Storm and Firework Fear in Dogs.

  It’s that time of year again. For many dogs it is a scary time. The summer months bring thunderstorms and fireworks. There are genetic components of these fears, but they can also develop with exposure. Dogs can be truly terrified. The good news is treatment is available. Don’t you agree that dogs deserve treatment […]

New Babies in the House

I blogged about Orchid not all that long ago. She earned her AKC championship as well as completed another performance title. She passed her health clearances for hip, elbow, heart and eyes and her genetic testing was done. So, Orchid was bred for a litter of chocolate babies to a champion in Virginia. My baby […]

Changing Direction

All things come to an end. I’ve been showing dogs in conformation for over twenty years. I have made a lot of friends, learned a lot, and had some good times. I enjoyed taking my dogs in the ring. I took pride in their training as well as their beauty. I’ve held the leash of […]

RagaMuffin Cat Fanciers’ First Show

  The RagaMuffn Kitten Breeders Society has been in existence for five years. In that time, a handful of breeders and fanciers have promoted the breed, worked toward consistency with a small gene pool and looked forward to sponsoring a CFA show. In 2016, the RagaMuffin Cat Fanciers was formed to allow us to become […]

Champion Orchid

  Every dog show person wants to grab the brass ring. In AKC conformation classes, that is the title of Champion. I’ve been competing with Labrador Retrievers for over twenty years. Every time one of my dogs completed a championship, it was a big event. It is a title that is not easily earned. This […]

Big Mistake

The first of every month, my dogs get their heartworm preventive medication along with flea and tick treatment. The cats also get their monthly treatments. The other day I lined up the dog’s ParaStar Plus. I like that product. It is made in America, has the same ingredient as Frontline, plus an added ingredient that […]

Grooming Red Alert!

Last weekend, Fudgie and I went to the Black Diamond cat show. Prior to the show, he had his usually primping routine. The never ending bath and blow dry was accomplished on Friday. Saturday morning at the show while sitting at the bench, I noticed his tail looked a bit oily. My brilliant idea was […]

Some Things Never Get Old

I’ve been practicing veterinary medicine a long time now. I’ve seen a lot. Most things that come through the hospital door are not a surprise. But, one thing about this profession, cases can still amaze me. A week ago, a sweet ten year old cat came in with a very bloated belly. At first glance, […]

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