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t’s that time of year when most of us want to turn up the heat, crawl into bed and cuddle with our critters. But don’t


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worry, even though spring is not exactly

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reasons to get out and enjoy this season too! I’m thrilled to be sponsoring some amazing and unique events that are on their way this

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a Rhode Island staple held at the RI Convention Center on February 5th and 6th. Next


is The Bristol Animal Shelter Mardi Gras Ball on February 12th, at the beautiful Linden Place in Bristol. We’re also proudly sponsoring a great event in its second year, Stand Up For Animals, which is a lively comedy night fundraiser on February 12th for The Providence Animal Rescue League - organized by Furry Friends Pet Care, and then on February 18th you won’t want to miss the swanky Have a Heart Cocktail Party for the Potter League which is held at the Hotel Viking in Newport.

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Another reason I get excited at this time of year (and no, it’s not the heaps of snow outside my window) is tallying up our Top Dog Readers Choice winners. This year we had a record turnout in voting, with close to 2000 votes cast! Every year it seems that I learn about new, interesting and creative businesses from your entries and this year was no exception. In the 2009 survey I was thrilled to discover a doggie boot camp with Method Fitness and this year in the same category I discovered CHI Fit Club They offer a structured fitness program where your dog works with a personal fitness trainer in a resort-style environment. Your dog will use equipment like dog treadmills, will go hiking, walking, and swimming (hmmm, maybe they’ll take humans too). This is such a cool idea, I’ll definitely be checking them out. Another fitness-minded business that ranked in our Top Dog list is The Canine Joint while they cater to dog rehabilitation, they also offer underwater dog treadmill session for any dog! What a unique way to get your dog some exercise... especially for those of us with “mature” dogs. I would also like to thank everyone who voted in this years Top Dog Readers Choice. It’s wonderful to see great local businesses get the recognition and support that they deserve! Your votes are not only helpful to other readers but are truly appreciated by the businesses that you select as top dogs. Thank you! I hope you enjoy our new issue. Keep warm and cuddle those critters! Sincerely, Stephanie Georgia Editor

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Dogs may not only be man’s best friend, they may also have a special role in the lives of children with special needs. According to a new Université de Montreal study, specifically trained service dogs can help reduce the anxiety and enhance the socialization skills of children with Autism Syndrome Disorders (ASDs). The findings, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, may be a relatively simple solution to help affected children and their families cope with these challenging disorders. “Our findings showed that the dogs had a clear impact on the children’s stress hormone levels,” says Sonia Lupien, senior researcher and a professor at the Université de Montréal ScienceDaily.

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Doggie Style!


hat better way to show your love than with smiles, hugs or kisses? For humans, hugging is typically an enjoyable, comforting behavior. We hug in times of stress or sadness, as a way to apologize, or to show love, affection, and intimacy. We hug spouses, friends, children, babies, stuffed animals, blankets, even ourselves! Many believe this behavior stems from the comfort and relaxation we felt as nursing or cuddled babies that became associated with chest to chest contact, and we retain that association into adulthood. Dogs, on the other hand, are not primates and it is not natural for them to hug. When canines engage in chest to chest contact, it is typically during rough play or fights, and it only lasts for a few, brief moments. Most humans think their dogs love being hugged, but with a quick scan of the many photographs of dogs being hugged, you will see lots of stressed dogs with wide eyes, averted gazes, lip licking, pulled back mouth

corners, flat ears and body posture leaning away. Now, I’m not saying, don’t hug your dog – I certainly hug mine every day! Dogs can be inadvertently, or purposefully, trained to tolerate hugs or associate them with good things, especially if the hugging starts during puppyhood. And some dogs are just naturally more tolerant of body handling than others. Just keep in mind that from a dog’s perspective, hugging isn’t normal! If your dog tenses up, pulls away, licks their lips, or even growls – don’t take it personally and definitely don’t scold them! They are just telling their crazy primate owner that dogs don’t dig that, so knock it off. This is especially valuable information to instill in children. Kids naturally want to – and are often encouraged to – run up and hug dogs. This is a pretty bad idea that can easily result in a nip. Then there are kisses. We all know what kissing means among humans, and I know more than a few of you kiss your dogs on the mouth. I actually have a tee shirt that says: “Bacio il mio cane sulla


bocca!” – which is Italian for “I kiss my dog on the lips.” Kissing dogs is mostly a personal choice about grossness levels, but from a purely behavioral standpoint – it is normal and acceptable! Dogs lick each other on the mouth and face quite commonly (they also lick other areas quite commonly, which is where the grossness factor comes in). Among dogs, face licking is a sign of respect and appeasement and is a way of saying, “You’re the boss!” It’s not so much “I love you” as it is “take care of me.” This all stems from their wolf ancestry, where pups lick the lips and mouths of the adults to stimulate them to regurgitate a yummy snack of partially digested food. Dogs, of course, don’t regurgitate their food for their pups anymore, and they don’t expect you to either, but you get the idea. This appeasing behavior is retained into adulthood, when lower ranking animals lick the faces and mouths of higher ranking animals. You will probably find that more submissive acting dogs will tend to lick more frequently than more confident, higher ranking dogs. Of course, there are other reasons why dogs may lick. They may like the taste of the salt in your sweat. My dog loves licking my face when I’m (ironically) in downward dog, which makes it especially difficult to focus. They may have also inadvertently learned to lick. For example, if your dog used to get excited and bounce around and lick you, say, when he was younger and getting ready to go for a walk – you probably enjoyed, laughed at, and inadvertently rewarded that behavior. Over time, the dog learned that licking gets attention, and may even result in a walk! He doesn’t understand the walk probably would have still happened even without the licking! And that brings us to smiles. The universal expression of happiness, right? Oh, if only it were that simple. Among primates, smiling is a way to say “I’m not a threat to you, please feel free to come closer, I mean no harm.” Then there is the fear grimace (eek!) and the aggressive snarl (rrrr!). These are all tooth baring facial expressions with very different meanings from the smile, but we usually know one when we see one.

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February 5th and 6th The 18th Annual Rhode Island Pet Show and TICA Cat Show WHEN: February 5th - 6th, 2011 WHERE: Rhode Island Convention Center 1 Sabin Street Providence, Rhode Island SHOW HOURS: Saturday, 11am to 6pm Sunday, 11am to 6pm TICKETS: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, 12 & under $4 The Rhode Island Pet Show, sponsored by PETCO at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Rhode Island’s love of animals certainly shows judging by the numbers of people who come back year after year to enjoy all the fun and interesting aspects of this show. Check out page 26 in this issue for more info or visit February 11th Have A Heart Cocktail Party Join the Potter League for their annual event and fundraiser at the Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave in Newport Preview Party, Main Event, Silent Auctions and new this year: a Live Auction, Wine Tasting, Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts and more! For more info visit: Saturday February 12th 2nd Annual Stand Up For Animals Presented by Furry Friends Pet Care 6:30-10:30pm at The Colosseum Providence 180 Pine St. Food, Fashion, Comedy, Auctions and much more! Tickets start at $25. VIP Tables and VIP couches available. For more info visit

Saturday, February 12th Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter’s 4th Annual Mardi Gras Ball Live for today, Plan for tomorrow, Party tonight! Saturday, February 12, 2011 6:30 p.m. Linden Place Ballroom 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Rhode Island. Live music by th Rockn’ Soul Horns Band, Food by Blackstone Caterer’s, live and silent autions and Fred Campagna, Chief Meteorologist ABC6 as Master of Ceremonies Auction Sneak Peak: A Hot Air Balloon Ride, several Get-A-Ways including a Florida trip, a theatre package, a skydive jump & much more! An event not to be missed! For more information please call 401-457-8581 or visit our website at www.friendsofthebristolanimalshelter. org Friday, February 18 “Hearts & Paws” Pasta Dinner 6:00pm - 9:00pm North Phillips Street Hall, East Providence. Please join the RISPCA for our 9th Annual “Hearts & Paws” Pasta Dinner on Friday, February 18th at the North Phillips Street Hall in East Providence. For the past 8 years the dinner has sold out. Come enjoy an evening of friends, family, food, and fun that helps raise much needed funds for the homeless animals at the Rhode Island SPCA! The “Hearts & Paws” Pasta Dinner features a delicious main course of penne and meatballs with Italian bread, salad, coffee, and dessert. There will also be a “penny social” with many great raffle prizes to choose from, “grab

bags” with “secret” prizes to choose from, and many great items at our silent auction table including a trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Boston Red Sox tickets! We hope to see you there! For more info visit: http://www.


March 22nd thru 24th Save A Pet Society Auction The 24th annual auction of the Seekonk Animal Shelter’s volunteer group, Save A Pet Society, will be held on March 22nd through the 24th from 6:30 to 10:30 each night. The auction is held at Johnson & Wales Inn on Taunton Avenue in Seekonk and is televised on local Seekonk TV 9, so Seekonk residents may bid from home and anyone not participating via the televised auction can attend in person. There is no admission charge. Refreshments are served. Many wonderful items and gift certificates will be sold to the highest bidder. All proceeds are used to support the programs for the homeless animals at the Seekonk Shelter. If you have a business or provide a service and would lik to donate an item or certificate, contact our vice president, Liz, at 508-336-5411.


Sunday May 1st Live Seminar On Real World Dog Training With Award-Winning Dog Trainer Jeff Gellman nationaly known dog trainer, radio host and public speaker: Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training, New England’s own Dog Whisperer, is enlivening Providence with another exciting and educational dog training

Neighborhood! seminar, on Sunday April 24th 2011 5pm-7pm at The Westin Providence! Jeff will present the four cornerstones of his no-nonsense, real world training, teach you deeper animal communication and the solid skills to effectively handle your dog, as well as explain distraction training and his philosophies on the “Power of The Pack”. Watch and listen to Jeff as you sit back and hang on for the ride as Jeff shows you how without food or bribery you can unleash the true spirit in you and your dog. This life-changing event will show you the way to happier, more peaceful existence with your dog! Following the seminar will be a cocktail hour, including cash bar and appetizers, with the opportunity to meet with Jeff and ask your questions directly. Learn more at or by calling



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Every Saturday What Would Jeff Do? Real World Dog Training Talk Radio on AM 790 When: Saturdays 9-10am Station Hotline: 401-437-5000 Tune in, call in, and get saved. Every Tuesday “Pick of the Litter” Tuesdays at 12pm, Thanks to ABC Channel 6, there is another way to find a new best friend. Each week,

channel 6 hosts a program called Pick of the Litter that features adoptable animals from the RISPCA. The Pet Zone hosted by Sandy Marcel A local access television show promoting happy, healthy and safe pets. The Pet Zone is shown in many southeastern MA towns. Here are just a few: TAUNTON- (CHANNEL 15) (Showings: Wed. 7pm & Thurs. 11:30 am), NORTH ATTLEBORO(CHANNEL 15) (Showings: Fri. 8:30 pm, Sun 11:30 am) ATTLEBORO/REHOBOTH(CHANNEL 15) (Showings: Wed, 7:30 pm &. Thurs 6pm) Website: For a full listing of channels and times visit

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LOVE - Doggie Style Continued from page 21

When it comes to dogs, the word “smile” gets even more difficult. Tooth baring in a wide grin is typically considered a threat among dogs; a way of saying, “I am not comfortable with you, back off !” This is often called a snarl or grimace. But a true “smile,” which is not displayed by all dogs and is a lot less common, has a meaning similar to a true human smile. It is a silly facial expression that has no threat at all, but the teeth are still bared. If you have a Dalmatian, you probably have seen this before. So how can you tell the difference between a dog’s threat grimace and a happy smile? It takes practice and time, but in general: “back off ” is usually associated with tense facial muscles, very round eyes, and pulled back mouth corners. Smiles that are showing love and submission are typically associated with soft, relaxed, squinty eyes, ears pulled far back, soft lips, and a soft, wiggly body. Hugs, kisses, and smiles. Three ways of expressing human love and affection, with very different meanings among our canine companions. Two means “threat” and one means “appeasement” - not exactly the sappiest of Hallmark greetings! But with a little knowledge about how our best friends communicate, and a respectful acceptance that dogs are NOT humans in fur coats, we are better able to read and understand our dogs and show them how much we love them. Now, go kiss your dog on the mouth (if he wants you to!).

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And Your Dog! Continued from page 17



Cook Dinner For Two

When it comes to cooking for one, there is often 5 little motivation to prepare nutritious meals. So why not make a date night once a month and cook for you and our pet! Dogs and cats enjoy many of the same healthy options as you do, so we think this might be fun! A list of “people foods” that are safe and healthy for dogs can be found by doing an internet search, checking with your veterinarian, or in books and magazines. It is important to check the pet safety of foods because there are certain foods such as chocolate, onions, garlic, grapes, and raisins that you should not share with your dog.

Go Shopping!

The Animal Print has just started compiling a list of local stores that welcome your pet. We have a few, but we know there are many more! Why not plan a day around shopping exclusively at places you can take your pet! If you find some great new

29 locations please let us know and we’ll add them to our online list. Have fun and tell them that the Animal Print sent you!

Have A Sleep Over

We love staying at swanky hotels and inns and right in this area there are some beautiful hotels that welcome pets! Some even have room service with great items for your dog. Why not take a break from it all and just hang out with your pup in luxury? A few of our picks are the Hotel Viking in Newport, Westin in Providence, Marriot Providence Downtown, Banisters Warf Guest House in Newport and The Lands End Inn in Provincetown, MA.

Bonus Idea: Why not make it a double

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Bristol Animal Shelter – Bristol, RI • 401.253-4834 •

Darcy is a short-haired dark brown tabby. He is about 8 years old. Darcy tested positive for feline AIDS, so he needs to be housed in a home without other cats or in a home that already has an AIDS positive cat. He is very sweet. He is the definition of a lap cat. All he wants to do is snuggle up on your lap and be loved.

Cisco is a short-haired orange cat. He is between 3-5 years old and is very sweet. He and his brother, Tray, and sister, Sandy, were abandoned and left to fend for themselves in the woods. Thankfully neighbors got together and took care of them until they could call us. If interested, please come in for a visit.

Curly is a spaniel mix. He is about 4 years old. He is very friendly and loves to play. He is a very high energy dog, definitely not a couch potato. He would make a great family dog. He is very trainable with commands. If interested, please stop by for a visit.

Dewey is a 7 year old yellow lab mix. He and his brother, Harry, were surrendered together because their owner became ill and could no longer care for them. Despite their ages, they still play like they are puppies! They can be placed together or separately. If interested, please stop by for a visit!

Friends of Homeless Animals – Providence, RI • 401.234.4499 •

Sophie is a 3 year-old lady Boston Terrier. She has 1/3 of her right ear missing and was severely malnourished at the time of her rescue, but she now weighs 21 lbs and looks great! Sophie is wonderful...she is sweet and loving and is such a joy to be around. She’s fairly laid back and loves to cuddle on your lap or nap in the sun. Whoever adopts this little love with be very happy they did!

Frisky Witch is a Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier Quince originally came from a puppy mill in Mix, but you can call her Frisky. If you are Toone Texas about 3 years ago. He was in looking for a laid back, run of the mill dog- really sad shape when we got him. His poor keep looking!! She’s a spunky, mischievous, little behind and back skin was thickened and lovable, little girl with a huge personal- scabbed up with no hair and he just looked ity! Everyone is always laughing at the silly so sad. He could barely walk. things she does. Frisky is the happiest little Quince is also a little slow. He is a sweetheart girl going! and a half just not real bright.

Fenway is a sweet little male Boston, black & white, around 19 pounds, and just over a year old. He is neutered & UTD on all shots. He came from an original family with small children and did well there. His family had to give him up to a friend when they had to move out of state.

City of Providence Animal Control – RI • 401.243.6040 •

Tessy is a young, playful Am Staff mix. She is less than 2 years old and has proven herself friendly with all people and all dogs she has met at the shelter. Tessy has lots of energy for play, long walks and anything an active family could want a fun canine companion for.

Simon is a gorgeous full blooded Siberian Husky. He is about 2 years old with one blue eye and one brown eye. He is underweight and in need of a good grooming. Simon came in smelling like skunk but should be de-skunked in a day or two. He is friendly towards people and other dogs in general.

Madeline is a beautiful young dog with huge perky ears that make her irresistible. She is super friendly and playful and appears friendly to- and interested in- other dogs. She weighs about 60 pounds with long legs and a graceful but muscular figure.

Cypress is a gorgeous, young, wiggly Spaniel/and who knows what mix. Border collie, Pointer and Am Staff have all been suggested. He is super friendly, very energetic and so happy. Cypress loves retrieving, playing and bouncing around.

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Milo is a very talkative large cat who loves attention. Loves to play with toy mice. Has to be in a home without other cats. Milo is Felv / FIV negative and neutered. Please call Defenders of Animals at 401-461-1922 or go to for the adoption form.

Shiloh is a quiet well-mannered gentleman. He loves people and gets along with cats of all ages. A big handsome guy, who wants to be loved. He is Felv / FIV negative, neutered with all his shots up to date. Please call Defenders of Animals at 401-461-1922 or go to for the adoption form.

Twinkie gets along with some dogs, but not all. She doesn’t like cats. She would be best in a place where she has company. She tends to bond with one primary person, though loves everyone in her home. She is fine with children - has been around them all her life. She goes outside and is also paper trained.

Sally is just a doll! Poor sally has lived tied to her dog house for the past 5 years; she is super sweet and loves everyone; she does okay with male dogs but doesn’t care much for females. She really enjoys human companionship and a warm place to sleep. Please call Defenders of Animals at 401-461-1922.

Providence Animal Rescue League – Providence • 401.421.1399 •

Tyson is a super sweet 11 month old Pitbull Mix. He is a jumpy and playful little pup! He loves running and getting lots of attention! He is hyper, but will calm down when told. He is very responsive and eager to learn! He would do great in a home with children, cats and dogs. He is house trained and uses a crate.

Neo is an 8 year old Bassett Hound who is a complete love-bug! He is very sweet and might do well as the only dog in a home or perhaps with another dog of similar age and/or energy level.

Scarlett is a 7 year old Doberman mix who was surrendered because her owner lost her job and could no longer afford to have a dog. Scarlett is a sweet girl who would do great in a home with respectful older children (12+) and adults. She would do best as the only dog in the home-Scarlett wants all the attention for herself!

Scooby is a sweet Pitbull mix. He can be very shy at times, but warms up when given enough love! He is a strong boy who would love to run for hours! He would do best in a home with children at least 12 years old. He is good with dogs, but does not like cats. He is house trained and still uses his crate.

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Rosalie is a charming orange kitten who loves tummy rubs, likes to play, especially with dangly toys and is not fond of being picked up. This special kitten is looking for a person with patience who will enjoy her mischievous nature.

Big Al is a large fellow weighing about 15 lbs. He is so laid back and sweet. Big Al loves his food. He enjoys getting lots of love and rolling onto his back.

Dash like her sisters is energetic and playful. Archie is one of our playful kittens. He is still She would dash around this shelter all day young and curious. He was found limping if we let her. She is sweet and I think very around someones yard for a few days, unique looking. She loves chasing because he had an ingrown nail on his extra balls around. She would be great with toes. Archie is usual because he only has one energetic children. paw that has extra toes, so he is has only one double paw.

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Everything I Learned About Life (and How to Live) I Learned from my Cockatiel – CHEEKO! by Bonnie Frechette • Don’t be shy – go for what you want. • B e inquisitive – explore, try new things. Dare to learn. • E xpress your joy – it brings others joy to see you feel joy. • Dare to be silly – life is more fun! • Love unconditionally. • Sing when you need to sing.

R.I.P. Cheeko – I Love You! Thank You!

• B e strong – those around you feel it and benefit.

• Turn up the volume, go full throttle and live! • Dance – even if you don’t know how! Just live in that moment and set yourself free! • W hen you find what you love, don’t be shy about it. Claim it, love it, be loyal and relish in that joy. • Don’t judge the outside, it’s the beauty within that matters.

• Cheeko also taught me a huge lesson in forgiveness -- that was his parting gift.

“Isabella Barrett” 2000-2010

My dearest Isabella, thank you for the joy you brought to my life. You were a great companion and a wonderful friend for many years. You inspired me to open my shop and to believe in the power of pets and their place in my heart. Without hesitation you always did what I asked of you. Long days at work, to hiding in your carrier under the table at restaurants while I ate dinner and never complained. The last years of your life were spent at moms in the country frolicking in the yard and keeping watch over their home till it was time for you to go. Thank you for the years of love & laughter. You will be deeply missed Love Always, MOM

• Be who you truly are. Put yourself out there and don’t be meek. Live an authentic life.

Cheeko was my best friend and love of my life for eight great years. He was no ordinary bird. He had a spirit that was larger than life. This little guy carried me through some really tough times. He made friends wherever he went, and he was a well traveled bird. He’s been on vacation camping in Acadia National Park, been to the beach in Dennisport and also a cottage in Sandwich. As you can see, he taught me a lot about life and losing him so tragically was yet another gift he gave me as something to process, learn and grow. His legacy will continue and I will forever honor his spirit and celebrate my luck in having him in my life. Thank you Cheeko. Love you - forever!


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Bonnie: My kayak – it sets me free! Rocksie: My squeaky hedgehog.

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