Paws Corner – Cat relationship is all about compromise

#Middlebury #PawsCorner #Cats     DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Why do cats do what they do? Why do they tear ornaments off the Christmas tree, knock glasses off the coffee table, ... Continue Reading →

Paw’s Corner – How does your pet handle the cold?

#MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: The other day, I watched a neighbor walk her small Pug on an icy sidewalk in 19-degree weather. Her dog wore a sweater but had no protection ... Continue Reading →

Paws Corner – Picking the perfect cat

#MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’m really excited – my mom has decided we can get a kitten! We’re going to adopt one from the local shelter. Do you ... Continue Reading →

Paw’s Corner – Airbnb rental comes with cat

#MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Last weekend we took a trip to the Northeast to leaf peep. We rented a private house through Airbnb, and it was a really nice place. ... Continue Reading →

PAW’S CORNER – More resources for therapy dogs

#THERAPYDOGS #MIDDLEBURY By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I read your column about the owner whose therapy dog helps children with a fear of dogs. I also have a golden retriever ... Continue Reading →

Dog flu still a threat

PAW’S CORNER By SAM MAZZOTTA DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My shorthaired terrier, Blazer, became very ill just before Christmas and was diagnosed with dog flu. He’s doing much ... Continue Reading →

Making the most of cat’s 9 lives

Paws Corner by Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’m extremely curious about the average lifespan of cats. Years ago my husband found a stray kitten about 6 weeks old. Skeezix ... Continue Reading →

Cat ‘horks up’ hairballs

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Sometimes my cat Bink starts making “horking” noises and occasionally, after some time, will cough up a little ball of hair. But other times he just makes the ... Continue Reading →

Keeping a dog off the counter

By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My poodle mix, Shep, loves to jump up on the kitchen counter – not just put his paws up, but his entire body. He will do it whether we’re ... Continue Reading →

Creative kids help animals

By SAM MAZZOTTA DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I read your column on volunteering at pet shelters and for other organizations. All great, but many shelters don’t let anyone under 16, and ... Continue Reading →