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Ask a Terrier: Dogs Are A Bargain! Except For The Money

September 14, 2018
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Budleigh the Terrier offers professional advice from a licensed dog. Dear Budleigh, I’m having a disagreement with my Cockapoo, Mighty, and I’m hoping you can straighten one of us out. Maybe both. According to a…

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Why Everyone Hates Your Dog, By Which I Mean My Dog

September 5, 2018
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Canines have lived in symbiotic harmony with humans for more than 30,000 years. Except in my neighborhood. GIANT 2: “Don’t let Budleigh pee there, Dave.” GIANT 1: “But it’s a hydrant. That’s a part of…

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Marketing Your Dog

August 8, 2018
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In full-throated summer, colorful, chaotic farmers markets offer a hot weather oasis where you can shop for locally produced, organically grown corn while your dog is torn apart by vicious, unsupervised hellhounds. While such incidents…

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Keep Quiet and Let Me Do All the Growling

August 3, 2018
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Dave JaffeWriter, columnist, former Chicago reporter, humorist Dave Jaffe has written for online, print, television, and radio. Creative, clever, witty – these are traits that kept Dave in detention for most of the eighth grade.…

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Watch Your Step, Giants!

July 13, 2018
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Dave JaffeWriter, columnist, former Chicago reporter, humorist Dave Jaffe has written for online, print, television, and radio. Creative, clever, witty – these are traits that kept Dave in detention for most of the eighth grade.…

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Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Reminds Vacationers, “Hey, Ya’ Got this Dog Here!”

July 5, 2018
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Dear Budleigh, I’m really looking forward to a summer getaway, but am worried about Hanover, our mixed breed “guilt hound,” who can’t come with us. She was a shelter dog, so I worry about boarding…

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A Quiet, Retiring Dog

May 10, 2018
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Retirement gifts for dogs, while heartfelt, can be impractical and even lead to neck strain.

How heart-warming when a professional dog can retire before she’s blown up. So many of us just settle for Medicare. After an eight-year career as a bomb-detecting dog at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports, Lacy,…

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Ask a Terrier: Cloning Has Budleigh Seeing Double

March 30, 2018
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Dear Budleigh, So Barbra Streisand cloned her dog? Seriously? They can do that? Does it cost a lot? How much lightning is involved? Is the clone exactly like the original dog or more of a…

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The Trouble with Tariffs

March 12, 2018
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Dave JaffeWriter, columnist, former Chicago reporter, humorist Dave Jaffe has written for online, print, television, and radio. Creative, clever, witty – these are traits that kept Dave in detention for most of the eighth grade.…

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Dogs of a Feather

February 19, 2018
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Conflicting service animal guidelines and fluctuating baggage fees leave many dogs confused about their status.

On a commercial flight, the benefit of sitting next to a peacock outweighs the drawbacks. During a midair emergency I plan to grab anything with wings that might provides extra lift. PILOT: “Passengers, assume brace…

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