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5:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The Glory Of The Thundershirt

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Hooray for Thundershirts! Our dog, Lucy, is deathly afraid of thunderstorms and firecracker pops. She would nervously pace the house every time a storm came or on the Fourth of July, virtually inconsolable, shaking and cowering until the noise stopped.

Then a friend told us about the Thundershirt. It’s basically a wrap-around for dogs that attaches with Velcro and somehow provides them the comfort they need to make it through the rumbles and explosions of our violent Kansas storms. The Thundershirt has saved the day for Lucy.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Richard Crowson: We Need A Legislature of Shockers!

Lucy can’t get over us human beings.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Richard Crowson: The Mystery of Dog Years

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Of all the measures of time that humans have invented, the one I have the biggest problem with is dog years.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Richard Crowson: A Truth Barometer

Here we are again. The dog days of summer. The perfect time to reflect... on dogs.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Richard Crowson: Dog Therapy

I was considering the paranoid, fearful actions of our oh-so-very-conservative legislature yesterday, and I’m afraid I uttered an unmentionable word out loud. Our Airedale Lucy came bounding into my office to comfort me.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Richard Crowson: Corporations Are People? They'll Never Be Dogs.

Christmas seems like a good time to reflect on all things warm and wonderful. In other words, on dogs. Proudly open about their feelings, dogs seem to have the sort of values and traits that sometimes put us unpredictable, ungrateful, back-stabbing human beings to shame. Dogs can be fiercely loyal, protective and attentive to our needs. And furthermore, they treat us as if we really do deserve this sort of behavior.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Richard Crowson: The Cat Days Of Summer

When I got out of bed this morning, our dog Lucy did her usual dance of jubilation. Her front paws shot up in the air repeatedly, making a mockery of gravity, and she wiggled all over, enthusiastic at the sight of my awakening—sighing and huffing, then pouncing about and just making a general spectacle of herself.

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