Pet people are a special breed. This blog is for anyone who can't get enough news about the animals in our lives.
Friday, August 18, 2006
Canines Livin' Large in La-La-Land
Thanks to Cyndi from Tropical Dawg for sending this along. It's a story about pooch pampering in SoCal. Given the location, it's not surprising that some of this belongs in the "wretched excess" category (bark mitzvahs? Feh!) Still, it's an indicator of the passion Americans feel for their pets.
Pet lady: That's my role in the Miami Herald newsroom. I've been here since 1989, during which time I've had eight dogs, a ring-necked parakeet, a chicken, and a lizard named Lance. At the moment, I've got four dogs, two step-dogs, and two cockatiels. A native New Yorker, I came here from Louisville, Ky. I'm a graduate of the University of Arizona, and had a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard in 1988. I have written 233 stories containing the word 'dog' in the past 17 years.