Pet people are a special breed. This blog is for anyone who can't get enough news about the animals in our lives.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
The Governator Terminates Tethering
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill outlawing the thethering of dogs for more than three hours. Dogs tied up for long periods grow lonely and frustrated. They often act out by biting and attacking. They get hurt and sick from exposure to the elements. Arnold did a good thing.
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.