Author Archive for: R.E. Boschen


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When I was a teenager, I often found myself either bringing home stray dogs or actually being followed home by dogs. This was in the 1980’s when stray dogs were abundant in The Bronx. I would often keep the dog a few days – mother permitting – to keep it out of the shelter and from possibly being euthanized and try to find them homes.

Back then I wasn’t too successful in homing these wonderful dogs, all of which I wanted to keep. So I would call, what I believe was, the ASPCA (although to tell you the truth I can’t honestly remember) and then a truck would show up with a big burley guy who would collect the doggy and be on his way. Back then I just instinctively knew what to do. Then the 90’s rolled around. There weren’t as many strays on the streets and I was growing into adulthood so there were really no strays that came through my doors during this time. In 2010, there is suddenly a proliferation of unleashed, unaccompanied dogs on the streets and the things I think I NEED to do don’t work so it begs the question – What do you do if you find a dog? Continue Reading »


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Bookmark and ShareI live in NYC and, as with most urban areas, rats are a daily part of life, especially in the train stations.  To be honest with you I have never understood how people can keep them as pets.  One word that comes up often in relation to rats is, “disgusting”.  I don’t know that I have ever thought of rats as such, but it doesn’t mean I can appreciate them as pets.

Despite these feelings about rats, they are living creatures that are well deserving of humanity – whether that is in life or in death.  Continue Reading »

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Spaying and neutering aren’t just for preventing reproduction.  If you have had the good fortune of having a cat or a dog as part of your family I am sure that you have been well-educated on the importance of spaying & neutering your pets – for the most obvious reasons of preventing reproduction but also for reasons of ensuring the good health of your pet as they mature.  I don’t discount the importance of these procedures for the health of my pets but I must admit, I did have one dog that I never neutered and he lived to be 17 years old.  This is NOT an endorsement for NOT fixing your pet because there are life-threatening medical conditions which can affect your pet if they are not fixed.  I recently experienced one of these conditions – Pyometra – meaning “pus-filled uterus”. This condition can affect female dogs, cats, rats, ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Continue Reading »

Bookmark and ShareThe fight to save the dolphins continues. The Cove is a documentary that tells the story of an elite group of activists, filmmakers, freedivers, and celebrities who embark on a covert operation to uncover the deep secrets that lie beneath the surface. 

The Cove won an Oscar for Best Feature Documentary.

To learn more about the movie, the team or what you can do to stop the insanity

visit the official The Cove website.

In the spirit of the season, Mambo Sprouts is teaming up with Wellness Natural Pet Foods presenting the Holiday Pet Photo & Wellness Tip Contest. For every entry received Wellness will donate $1.00 (up to $1,000)! The Grand Prize Winner will choose which of their favorite animal-related charities will receive $1,000.00.  The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a $100.00 gift package for themselves and their favorite pet.

Pull out the cutest photo of your pet and show off your  knowledge of, and commitment to the wellness of animals and enter to win – not only for yourself…but for your favorite animal-related charity.

Enter To Win

Contest ends January 22, 2010.

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