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By

David Shapiro

Everything’s Different, Everything’s the Same.

Everything’s different.  We show up later, for one thing. The sun is already up when we get here, and has been for a little while, which makes the empty streets feel even stranger. Troost, normally bustling with traffic, is nearly...
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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

This pandemic started off with lots of stories of dogs being thrilled over their humans being home all the time. And while it’s been a great boon to a lot of folks to have their furry friends nearby during this...
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Staying at Home with Squeaks (and what I learned)

Cats get a bad reputation: for being aloof, for not listening, even for being spiteful. Despite the fact that I know my cats like me and enjoy me as a person, I leaned into this sort of “common knowledge” idea...
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Declawing

Let’s start at the beginning: why do people declaw cats? There are three reasons: 1) The cat in question is damaging belongings and furniture with their claws, 2) The owner in question is immunocompromised, and has been advised that the...
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National Cat Health Month

Can we chat for a moment? Please, have a seat. It’s about your cat. Chances are, they’re not getting the care they need. (Cue dramatic music and zoom the camera in on your face, utterly surprised) But it’s true! Here’s...
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Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

We spend most of our time and energy working on educating pet owners so that their pets have their best chance at living a long, healthy, happy life. But never let it be said that we don’t listen to the...
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We Are All Outreach

Interconnectedness. It’s a big word, with even bigger implications. Nothing happens in a vacuum. Our workplace culture is based on this idea. All your decisions have consequences, whether it’s for you, a coworker, or a client. You decision will eventually...
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2019 by the Numbers

The beginning of a new year is always a chance to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. And with 2020 being a year of big changes for us (just you wait!), we wanted to...
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A Sweet Little Pumpkin

Every holiday season we have our “Pumpkin’s Stocking Stuffer” donation drive, where donations to PRCKC are doubled by the generosity of a wonderful donor, Stephanie Andrews. But we’ve never shared her story, and the story of Pumpkin, the little orange...
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Currently Celebrating: Mutts

We have different names for them. Mutts. Mixed-breed. Heinz 57. But no matter what you call them, they’re fantastic, and we’re celebrating them today. Why should you adopt a mutt? 1. Adopt a mutt, raise awareness. While it’s true that...
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