Gorillas I Miss

Categories: Behavior & Training
Kim Bromley with Susie Harper Recently, our local newspaper sent out a call for six word stories about the best vacation you ever had. I submitted: One hour with gorillas in Rwanda. It was indeed the best hour of my life (something I don’t rub in my husband’s face, but true nonetheless). We were fortunate …

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A Fish Called Boq

Categories: Behavior & Training
This is Boq – a Comet Goldfish.  He has been part of my family for 15 years now and he has taught me much – not only about goldfish but also about our responsibilities toward the little guys.  Boq has had a very exciting life change recently and I was brought to tears when I …

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On Dogs and Flies

Categories: Behavior & Training
My dog Velo is sensitive. Mind, he is much more sensitive about events happening to him than about capers he perpetrates on others. But let’s talk about that later. Suffice it to say, Velo is sensitive. I should mention that Velo is a Border Collie/Whippet cross. Many of you are wincing. You are folks who …

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Marin Humane Volunteers – Who Are They?

Categories: Behavior & Training
When you walk around the Marin Humane campus in Novato today with its fine buildings, wide lawns, trees, paddocks, animal care facilities and landscaping, it is hard to realize that our shelter’s first premises were old and cramped horse stables on the outskirts of San Rafael.  They were so nondescript that you would have paid …

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