If you are fortunate to have a very good friend, spouse or family member that you can turn to both when times have been good to you or the opposite, then you know how important those relationships can be. Life can be lonely at times and very isolating. Being able to enjoy a walk with a friend or a meal with a sibling has the power to change your outlook or simply appreciate the blessings you have been given.
Not all of us have the good fortune to have fostered these types of relationships. Sometimes life gets in the way; busy schedules, overly committed lifestyles or a lack of motivation. The result can often affect your level of happiness. Continue reading →
The AKC provides us annually with national/major city registration statistics regarding the rankings by dog breed. According to their mission statement, the club is dedicated to the “study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs.” Their registry maintenance and data collection is an important contribution to the study of the purebred in America.
Their most recent report (2011) has both familiar outcomes and interesting trends. Continue reading →
Many years ago a sage friend of mine challenged me with the following statement – “Well over 90% of all of the facts you know has been provided to you without confirming the information with your own independent research”.
Wow! How true is that! I have never looked at “facts” the same way since.
For a while thereafter, I really did try to check out information that I read or heard but, frankly, it’s impossible. So, it becomes very important to consider seriously the sources of information you rely on. Surely, that is what has brought you to this place. Sometimes though, facts can be of interest just because of their uniqueness or entertainment. Hence, our dog facts below are some of the more interesting ones. Continue reading →