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By Cathy Kirkman

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About this blog: This blog explores life in Palo Alto with our dogs, cats and other pets, as well as the urban wildlife around us, the title being a reference to Sharon Creech's lovely story, "Love That Dog." I grew up in Palo Alto surrounded by ...  (More)

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Dogs & Chocolate: Toxicity Meter
Oct 31, 2014 12:24 pm
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It's Halloween, so with all the candy around the house, I thought it would be a good idea to review the chocolate toxicity issue for dogs.

I found this ... More
The Future of our Parks: Public Workshops this Week
Oct 26, 2014 7:08 pm
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Thanks to Howard Hoffman of Palo Alto Dog Owners, for forwarding the city's announcement about two public workshops to be held this... More
It's Dog-O-Ween this Saturday (10/25)!
Oct 22, 2014 8:58 am
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Don't miss this FUN & FREE event for you and your dog this Saturday at Rinconada Park: the 2nd Annual Palo Alto... More
Slow Your Roll
Sep 29, 2014 1:32 pm
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Now that summer's over, most of us have moved on to the busy tasks of school, work, and other obligations. The purpose of this post is to suggest that you try countering... More
This Saturday at the Animal Shelter + A Dog Named Sam
Sep 23, 2014 1:51 pm
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The Palo Alto animal shelter is holding an event this Saturday, September 27th, that you won't want to miss if you have pets or are thinking about adopting. It... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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