Mental Illness: It’s Time to End the Stigma

Sharing this happy, cheerful photo of Essley and me because (1) I haven’t always been this happy, and it’s a good reminder, and (2) Essley said something so inspiring and brilliant to me the other day that I share at the end of this … Continue reading

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Westminster 2017

That’s right, it’s my favorite week of the year: the 141st Westminster Kennel Club show starts tomorrow, February 13th. During the day on Monday, breed judging will be held for Hounds, Toys, Non-Sporting, and Herding dogs, choosing the best representative … Continue reading

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It’s ‘GOODBYE” but also ‘HELLO” to my NEW BLOG!

Introducing my new blog…‘Jilly Bennett Photography – Blog’ Dear friends, It’s time for me move on – or rather sideways!  This blog, along with Menton Daily Photo has been running for 10 years and it’s time to consolidate so that … Continue reading

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Shelter Sunday: It’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

The ASPCA is celebrating October as Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in a very big way with their #BigLove campaign. Large dogs can often be overlooked because potential adopters think they require a spacious home and a big backyard. But … Continue reading

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It’s been several years now…

–since I last wrote a post about she-who-won’t-be-named-on-my-blog. But she’s back because of recently: Buying a teacup Pomeranian puppy 2½ inches long and under 2 inches tall On the internet For a reported $ 13,000 – $ 20,000 From a … Continue reading

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It’s Been a While

Yikes.  A month. I think that is the longest I’ve gone without blogging.  I’m not going to try and catch up as that isn’t motivating at all.  I will tell you about the conference I went to last week though. … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Too Late to Vote for the World’s Ugliest Dog!

How ugly is your dog? Most people would take immediate offense to that question, but in the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, held every year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, that question is the whole point. If you want to win, your … Continue reading

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It’s all fun and games until the B-word comes up

A lot of dogs don’t like taking a bath. But Chihuahuas seem to be more melodramatic about it. They do love putting on little performances for the camera. And the Oscar goes to… Willie The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

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Do “Dog People” Date “Cat People”? Well, It’s Complicated

I hope this isn’t TMI for you all, but the truth is that quite a lot of us here at Dogster and Catster, er — “swing both ways.” Although the bulk of my writing has been here on Dogster, the … Continue reading

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Does 1 Human Year Equal 7 Dog Years? It’s Actually WAY More Complex

Of course, it doesn’t take much to pierce the myth of the 7:1 ratio. Just look at all the humans out there who are 119 to 140 years old. Oh. Wait. There aren’t any. But 17- to 20-year-old dogs? Plenty … Continue reading

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