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PET NEWSMARCH 27, 2013

Chill out responsibly with your pets during the summer

gizi by becky downeySummer generally is a time for relaxation and fun in the sun. Short vacations can mean that you have more time to spend enjoying the company of your pet. Many people take advantage of the warm weather by making resolutions to get themselves and their animals into shape. However, when participating in activities like walking or running during the summer, extra precautions need to be taken.

DR DAVEDR. DAVE HEPBURN  |  MARCH 27, 2013

I once threw a tantrum

I recall sitting with my mother in a veterinarian’s waiting room with our Rottweiler-Doberman-Mike Tyson cross, Petunia. I was busy reading “I am Joe’s Ovary” while Petunia was trying to gnaw through his Hannibal Lecter muzzle in order to better scratch ‘n sniff/maul ‘n ingest the skittish waiting room clients.

mullet over by james k whiteMULLET OVER BY JAMES K. WHITE  |  MARCH 27, 2013

Island missing – thieves are not suspected

Thieves are not suspected, but an entire Coral Sea island is missing. The sixteen mile long Sandy Island was first charted in 1902. In 2012, a group of geologists had planned a visit to Sandy Island but could not locate it.