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Articles tagged with 'pets'

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Puppy love: Study says Wisconsinites love their dogs 22nd most in the U.S.

Published Feb. 14, 2015

It's Valentine's Day, which means many will be showing their love to their significant others, boyfriends, girlfriends and so on. But how much do we show our love to our pets - dogs in particular? According to a recent survey, as far as Wisconsinites go compared to the rest of the U.S., we're somewhere in the middle.

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After 25 days, how we found our missing cat

Published Oct. 28, 2014

I really didn't have any hope left after 25 days. As we entered the fourth week without our sweet, kind, missing cat, Jabie, I was beginning to come to peace with the reality that I'd never see her again. Then, yesterday, less than four blocks from home, a woman called my wife and said she had cajoled a black cat into her basement. My wife bolted home from work and immediately recognized Jabie coming up the stairs. Just to be sure, she took her to the closest vet to scan her microchip. And it came back as a match from Elmbrook Humane Society.

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Social media and our missing cat

Published Oct. 7, 2014

Just about a week ago, our sweet little cat, Jabie, disappeared from our Bay View home. Maybe one of us left the patio door open a bit, I'm not sure. But after hours upon hours of walking the neighborhood, taping up posters and talking to every stranger we see, she's still nowhere to be found.

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Gary's Pet Jungle celebrates 20 wild years

Published Sept. 20, 2014

This summer, Gary Johnson celebrated two decades of owning his pet and pet supply store, Gary's Pet Jungle, 2857 S. Howell Ave. During that, says Johnson, "I've been bitten way less by gerbils than hamsters."

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When a dog has a serious job to do

Published Aug. 14, 2014

More and more people are able to take their pooch to work thanks to the rise of dog-friendly offices, but few folks actually work with their pets. Christina Marshall does.

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Human mom raising baby raccoons

Published July 21, 2014

Alissa Gonyea, a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, planned to have a lesiurely summer that included travel and camping adventures with her son and nephew. Instead, she is taking care of four baby raccoons.

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Summerfest grounds will host plenty of paws at Petfest

Published April 17, 2014

This morning, Fromm Family Foods and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced not a musical act coming to the Summerfest grounds, but animals. On Sept. 20, Fromm Petfest is coming to Henry Maier Festival Park.

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Our temporary kitten

Published Oct. 8, 2013

My family is fostering a shelter kitten named Teddy. Talk about a win-win.

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Local caregivers make food for their pets

Published Oct. 6, 2013

For many animal caregivers, pets are more than just pets - they are family members- and they want the same level of health for their pets as they do for their favorite humans. Hence, some caregivers choose to cook or prepare food for their pets.

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Big Dogg Bakery satisfies the pickiest pooches

Published Aug. 11, 2013

Frank Ortlieb at Big Dogg Bakery has been baking homemade, natural, healthy dog treats on-site in Bay View for about nine months. "Dogs seem to have more dietary restrictions than people, as well as the normal people-type allergies," he told OnMilwaukee.com.

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The pet-free life

Published May 5, 2013

Today, I posted an article about "crazy cat people" prior to which I interviewed lots of folks passionate about cats. Talking to these cat cradlers reminded me of the cuddly value of animals and their completely unconditional-love personas.

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Milwaukee's "craziest" cat people

Published May 5, 2013

It's important to note that the people in this article are not hoarders or abusers of cats in any way. Their houses are not little boxes. They are simply people who really, really care about cats. And sometimes dress them in hand-made clothing.