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For the last 17 years, really since the moment I first imagined putting adoptable pets online, it has been difficult to know where I stop and Petfinder begins. Confusing yourself with a website has its ups and downs. Mostly ups, if your identity confusion is with a place like Petfinder. …

All winter long I pine for spring and summer. I forget that summer means black snakes are eyeing our new chicks, coyote mothers are extra hungry to feed their pups — scaring the small-dog walkers, and our own irascible dogs seem intent upon poking their noses into places where baby …

One day my dad and I were walking along the trail by my home, accompanied by my goats, when he halted in his tracks and exclaimed, “Oh, migosh. You’re the crazy goat lady!” “Excuse me?” I said, surprised by the surprise in his voice, not to mention the characterization of …

One day, my husband was talking to a woman at a dog park who related that her daughter had several dogs. He smiled smugly and said, “My daughter has over 350,000.” He was speaking of the pets on Petfinder at any given time — and stretching it a bit; they …

We got a new puppy! His name is Pinto, and he is a nut in every happy puppy way! So in honor of the New Year, and all the puppies out there, let’s resolve to do what I like to think of as “tickling the dragon’s tail.” The next time …

Last week I visited my friend Olga, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician for IBM, and her newly adopted Labradoodle, Chloe (also brilliant and beautiful). Olga has a picture-perfect doggie relationship with 10-month-old Chloe, who was rescued a few months ago as a scrawny stray running loose in a grocery store …