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Super Bowl 2013 commercials: Where were the dogs??

posted February 4th, 2013 by
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The Super Bowl is something I look forward to every year. I like football. And I love funny commercials. Especially the ads that star animals or children. Bonus points if both are included.

So after sitting through this year’s game, blackout and all, I was left feeling a little disappointed. The game wasn’t that great and neither were the commercials.

Though there were a few ads with animals, I only noticed one that included dogs — Kia’s “Space Babies” — and they didn’t even have a starring role. Bummer.

Each year, I usually recap my favorite ads starring animals and most of the top five include dogs. This year, it’s hard to even come up with three.

Doritos has had some great spots the past couple of years, and this year was no different. I loved their Dorito-chomping goat. He definitely takes the top spot for me this year.

Also notable was Budweiser’s The Clydesdale’s “Brotherhood.” Very sweet, but funny is what gets me every time.

Next year, however, I am seriously considering saving myself the time and just watching the Puppy Bowl instead. What about you?

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Cover story update: GP breaks his leg

posted August 1st, 2012 by
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I recently heard through the grapevine that little GP (of Piper and GP on the cover of the current issue) has broken his leg.

His owners, Nate and Julie Free, found him with his broken leg Saturday night and promptly took him to the vet.

“Of course, Piper had to go to keep him calm,” Julie wrote via email.

After an evaluation, the vet felt the best option was to leave it alone. GP is still able to get around and is playing with the other goats. Due to the severity, the only way to correct it would be to remove part of the leg.

GP is expected to recover, he’ll just have a limp and a crooked leg. He may not be able to do agility demos with Piper anymore, but he’ll still be around to keep her company.

Let’s all send some positive, healing thoughts GP’s way!!

-Lauren Cavagnolo

Cover story video: Piper and GP

posted July 20th, 2012 by
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When I received my assignment for the latest issue of Tulsa Pets Magazine, I was thrilled!

My task was to interview Julie, a woman whose dog was mothering a baby goat. When I arrived at the interview I was absolutely tickled that she had not only brought along Piper, her pit bull, but also GP, the baby goat!

Though it won’t be quite the same experience I had in person, be sure to watch these videos of Piper with the goats. And don’t forget to read the story in the latest issue of Tulsa Pets.

-Lauren Cavagnolo

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