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New Year, new resolution

posted January 2nd, 2013 by
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As we enter 2013 and make resolutions for ourselves (and pets too!), I would like to make a resolution for this blog.

The Tulsa community continues to deal with a homeless pet and pet overpopulation problem and the animals of the community are in need of our help.

In 2013, I want to use this blog to talk more about these animals in need, the efforts of Tulsa Animal Welfare and rescue groups in the Tulsa area as well as education, responsible pet ownership and what we can do as a community to help.

The past year brought some improvements, like record-breaking participation in PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ and countless adoption fairs. But I don’t think this is the best we can do as a community — there is always room for improvement.

I still plan to share personal stories about my own (adorable, often mischievous) pets, funny videos and other interesting tidbits along the way.

But I also want this blog to become a forum for discussion, brainstorming, reporting and cheering on the hundreds of volunteers who spend their spare time helping Tulsa’s homeless pets. Let’s give the animals of the Tulsa community our best in 2013!

- Lauren Cavagnolo

What’s in a name?

posted May 15th, 2012 by
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It was recently reported that Tim Tebow has decided to change his dog’s name as a result of being traded to the New York Jets.

The dog formerly known as Bronco has now been dubbed Bronx. It’s kind of similar, but will it confuse the dog?

I have to admit, anytime I have adopted an animal that already had a name, I have changed it. But I always figured, new owner, new name.

In another life, my Boston Terrier was called Checkers.

But the people who called him that also abandoned him when they moved. So, I’m guessing he wasn’t too sad when I showed up and started calling him Yoda.

Now that Yoda has been a part of the family for several years, I would have a hard time calling him anything else. His name suits him and he wears it well.

As for Bronco/Bronx, he isn’t getting a new owner, just a new name.

So what do you think? Would you ever change your dog or cat’s name and why or why not?

- Lauren Cavagnolo