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What’s Going on in Your Dog’s Brain?

September 9, 2016

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  Contrary to popular opinion, and with all due respect to Gary Larson (creator of the iconic cartoon, in which whatever we say is heard as blah-blah-blah by our dogs), dogs actually do understand us. According to the August 31 print issue of the Washington Post (Note to Readers: If you don’t know what a […]

Study Finds Cat Owners to be Complete Losers

March 21, 2016

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Throughout the history of the planet, most species have evolved in a predictable manner.  The ones who avoided extinction became more adept at survival, either through brute force or through domestication. Only cats and Republicans refused to adapt, and both are currently suffering the consequences. We shall leave the Republicans to their own devices, while […]

Blind Man With Blind Dog

August 24, 2015

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On a bench at Alki Beach in West Seattle, there daily sits a blind man with his blind dog. The blind man let Life in the Boomer Lane into his life, and told her that his dog loved people and loved to be petted.  LBL obliged, and the dog responded, much the same as people […]

Divorce: Fighting for Fido, A Guest Post by Bruce Provda

June 17, 2015

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It’s no secret that divorcing couples argue over money and custody of the kids. But in this world, custody of pets can be every bit as intense and exhausting. Bruce Provda has seen it all. Bruce Provda is a New York-based family law attorney. Having more than 40 years of professional experience, Bruce is a […]

Yellow Dog

January 21, 2015

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I won’t write about how we get attached to dogs, beyond all reason. We simply do. I won’t write about how we know their life spans are shorter than ours, and that we will outlive them. We do and we will. I won’t write about how the end will be tough and our hearts will […]

Your Cat Wants to Kill You First and Then Make You Crazy

October 20, 2014

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  No one would deny that we have been drowning lately in a tsunami of very bad news.  If you feel that things couldn’t get any worse, you should know that they just have.  And, if you are a cat-owner, they have just gotten so much worse, that you might want to stop reading this […]

Man: 0 Cat: 1

November 4, 2011

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(The following is the second in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) Now Husband Dan has a long history with pets.  This […]

Fat Pets and Fatter Wallets

February 23, 2011

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Now Husband Dan decided to ruin my day by sending me an article from the March/April issue of Mother Jones magazine. This article distracted me from my alarm at learning on TV that there is a Fat Pet Epidemic.  Half of all US cats and dogs are now considered obese. I immediately asked Miracle the […]

CSI: Arlington, VA

August 5, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane sometimes wonders what Miracle the Cat does at night.  LBL knows that she patrols the property and that she (LBL) will very, very occasionally be greeted in the morning by a dead baby mouse on her welcome mat (Now Husband husband shrieks each time that they must immediately get rid […]

The 15 Minute Dog

July 22, 2010

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A lot of people, consisting entirely of Only Daughter and Second Son, always ask Life in the Boomer Lane why she doesn’t have a dog.  This is because when they were growing up, Then Husband and I always had dogs.  The answer is that Now Husband, as fabulous and hot as he is, does not […]