National Pet Day - 04/11/14

  It's National Pet Day today. I have no idea who decides these things or why they do it, but let's just go with it.

  The reality is that in our house, it's National Pet Day every day. Our Tibetan Terrier "Diego" is treated so well that he doesn't need a special day. My wife is so good to him that I refer to him as her "golden child."

  Two of our previous dogs had died over about a six month period prior to getting Diego, and I was looking forward to being without dogs. Every day I had to talk them for a walk and deal with ticks and fleas and serious health problems as they got older. It was kind of a pain.

  Then I didn't have any dogs. It was so quiet, and nobody asking me to go outside or making me feel guilty if we didn't go for a walk. It was terrible. It was too quiet.

  Dogs give a great amount of love and attention. They fill dead air with excitemnt and a positive feeling that actually puts you in a better mood. Not having a dog was a good idea for a time -- mainly because it made me appreciate the hassles associated with having them is still worth it for what they add to your life. It's kind of how my wife looks at me.


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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- How to satisfy a woman isn't the sort of lesson a dorm director should be teaching. That's the view of officials at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The school is giving a scolding to Jude Legiste, a full-time university employee who runs Drake Hall. But officials tell the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that what Legiste did isn't a firing offense. Last month, he sent a graphic email with sex tips to students in the dorm. It contained an article by a female lawyer from New Zealand offering suggestions on stimulating women. Legiste tells The Associated Press he was trying to start a conversation about how to treat women but delivered the message in an "inappropriate fashion."


DENVER (AP) -- Some pot smokers in Colorado are getting out of joint -- over pesticides in their legal weed. Two pot users have sued the legal marijuana store LivWell over the use of a fungicide called Eagle 20 EW. The chemical can be dangerous when heated and can't be used on tobacco. Lawyers say it's the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry. LivWell lawyer Dean Heizer says the nine-shop chain no longer uses Eagle 20 EW. Heizer adds no consumer illnesses have been linked to marijuana pesticides in Colorado or any other state.

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PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) -- Victor Nelson and his wife, Tabitha, are milking an idea. They're bringing goat's milk to southeast Alaska. Fresh dairy products are a rarity in the area. KFSK-FM reports the couple is supplying raw milk from their goats to people in Petersburg. The Nelsons started with just a pair of goats. Now, they have 30. Raw milk carries the risk of disease and is heavily regulated in the state. The Nelsons say they inform their customers about the risks. One customer adds the goat's milk makes nice, frothy lattes.


ELLENDALE, Del. (AP) -- A would-be gas station bandit didn't get what he wanted. Delaware State Police report a clerk chased the robber out of the station and its convenience store in Ellendale. Troopers report a man with a handgun demanded money from the clerk. Police add the clerk refused to hand over the cash and ran man out of the place. Officers say the robber was last seen running on a highway.

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