Puppy Mills? Not Here, Right?

Did you know that 2 of the worst puppy mills in the United States are located just outside of  Detroit Lakes?  Both are licensed and inspected by the USDA, and both have been allowed to operate for years, even though the conditions there have been shown to be unsafe, unclean, and worst of all, cruel.…
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And No Religion Too

John Lennon’s song “Imagine” tends to be played after major world events including this years terrorist shootings in Paris. So imagine for a moment that no religion existed in the world.  I define religion not as a belief in God, but belief that one must follow a certain set of rules or beliefs to please…
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What Does Hemingway Have To Do With It?

You may have heard the term “Hemingway Cat”, and even knew that it had something to do with Ernest Hemingway, the famous author. Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West, Florida, and was given a 6-toed cat by a ship’s captain in the 1930’s.  Cats with extra toes, also known as gypsy cats, were considered lucky…
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Nelly And The Six Year Old

Today while volunteering at The Marshmallow Foundation, an animal shelter in Detroit Lakes, I got a phone call from a mother. “I know our application is still being processed, but we’d still like to come see the cats today if we can.  You see, my six year old son lost his cat about a month ago,…
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The Cat’s Meow

Interesting fact – adult cats don’t meow to other cats.  They only meow to humans!  Tiny kittens, with their “mew”, signal to their mother that they want food, but once they leave Mom, they normally won’t ever meow again unless a human enters their life.  Instead, cats communicate with each other through scent, touch, and…
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