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The mothering instinct

There was a time not so long ago when I would've taken in pretty much any animal in need of a home that I came across. I ended up with a cat that way. I almost ended up with another dog that way, and almost ended up with another cat that way....

Are dogs better than children?

I remember once, a long time ago, receiving a copy of the employee directory for the small company I worked at and being mildly surprised that one of the women had two children listed in her entry. I casually remarked to another coworker that I...

Can't we all just get along?

I never intended for this to happen, but pets now outnumber people in my house. It started out sensibly enough. About a year before I met my husband, I found myself suddenly and sadly without a cat for the first time in my life. After an appropriate...

Boy shares home with horse

Police in Modesto, California have arrested a couple on charges of felony child endangerment and placed the woman's son in the care of child protective services. It turns out the couple had a "mini-horse" and seven dogs living in the house with them....

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