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June-July 2012 Issue

About a year ago I was contacted by a woman to care for her dogs. Through the power of Facebook I subsequently learned that this woman took incredible wildlife photographs, and looked forward to their appearance in my newsfeed each day. One afternoon my husband returned from playing golf at Honey Bee golf course and casually mentioned a woman...

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June-July 2012 Issue

I have never had the opportunity to go scuba diving but I often daydream about what it would be like to explore the Great Barrier Reef or to swim among schools of angel fish in the Atlantic Ocean. In watching documentaries about the ocean, I have always been astounded by the natural beauty of underwater oceanic scenery...

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June-July 2012 Issue

I want to share a story about a horse that deeply touched my life. Star, a flea-bitten, grey Arabian, who showed me that a true connection can happen without touch, and that it is more important than green pastures.

I met Star in 2004. As the director of a therapeutic riding center...

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June-July 2012 Issue

Quite a few visitors have stopped by Evelyn’s Wildlife Refuge during the past few weeks. Some have brought me baby wildlife and others have been curious to see what a wildlife refuge is all about.

Those caring individuals who bring me animals have come across them in a variety of...

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June-July 2012 Issue

Rabbits are becoming more and more popular as indoor pets.  Part of the reason is that they are highly entertaining and fun pets to own and in general are very social; quickly bonding with both owners and fellow rabbit housemates.  Rabbits communicate through both verbal (the noises they make...

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June-July 2012 Issue

By the time you read this, “War Horse” will have left area theaters and been released on DVD.  Every animal lover should see this film and share it with at least one other person. Though not easy to watch, it is a story worth telling.  The theme is blatant; the presentation starkly...

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June-July 2012 Issue

The Border Collie history dates back to the late 1800’s and originated between the borders of Scotland and England. Known mainly as a herding dog trained to move livestock they are also well-known for their friendly, energetic and intelligent characteristics. The history of the breed along with their willingness to train...

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June-July 2012 Issue

I have always been envious of people who can draw and paint. I was not graced with that gift. So, I do the best I can with my camera. I attempt to make the photo into a painting in my mind, using the camera as my paintbrush. I am strictly an amateur and always willing to learn. That said, I have sold a few.  I am humbled...

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June-July 2012 Issue

The sweet little “budgie” is often erroneously called a “parakeet” in America.  Parakeet is a large variety of birds of which the budgerigar is only one. Many are much larger, and have far different personalities. No matter what you call this spritely little clown, though, they’re one of the most popular...

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June-July 2012 Issue

We receive many questions about TCVM from both clients and potential clients and we thought it would be useful to address some of the more common questions in a question and answer format:

What does TCVM mean?

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June-July 2012 Issue

If you've been a longtime fan of the "Chet and Bernie Mysteries" by author Spencer Quinn, or became one as a result of my spotlight article in the August/September 2011 issue of Pet Tails, you'll be excited to know that the newest offering in the series will be available this fall.  I recently received an...

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June-July 2012 Issue

Every year at Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, stories of abandonment, hope, and happy endings repeat themselves. One year ago, Stewart was one of four bonded ferrets brought to the center. Their owner was no longer interested in them. Three were adopted, but Stewart was left behind because he had adrenal disease, which is...

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June-July 2012 Issue

I love Emcee.  I love him from his dark, intelligent eyes down his charcoal-spotted white back to his prehensile tail.  Yes, Emcee is a rat.

I don’t hesitate to get a “whisker kiss” from a rat anymore than I would a lick from a dog.  In fact, Emcee is scurrying around the top of my...

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June-July 2012 Issue

He was called “Mr. P.” by the other animals.  By hog standards he was neither big nor good-looking.  His ancestry was ordinary.  He was your everyday barnyard variety of pig.

But, he was by no means ordinary.  He did not eat when the others ate.  He found them to be too noisy and...

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