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  • Grands fare best on the piano market

    Q: How can I find a home for a well-maintained circa 1920s upright piano? A local consignment shop was not interested at all. Several local churches have also turned it down. Any info? A: In the past, churches were often eager to "adopt" unwanted pianos....
  • Cat's yowling could point to a range of serious health issues

    CHICAGO, IL. -- These reader pet behavior questions were answered by experts from around the world attending the Veterinary Behavior Symposium July 19 in Chicago, just prior to the 150th Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association....
  • Dog's skin problems and clogged glands can be treated without breaking the bank

    Q: When we purchased our 8-week-old German Shepherd, we were told he was very healthy. However, he's suffered from an unbelievable skin condition, constantly scratching his stomach, genitals and ears. We've taken him to a dermatologist and to our...
  • Dog's odd behavior likely a simple plea for attention

    MY PET WORLD Q: Our German Shepherd will sit next to my husband while he eats or watches TV, with his ears back, snarling and whining. Why? She never does this with me. Does she want more attention, or is she trying to dominate him? -- C.B.,...
  • The dangers cats face outdoors can lead to tragedy

    Q: I know you advocate keeping pets indoors, and I'm writing to urge your readers to do so, as dangers exist that we don't even realize. Dakota the cat came into our lives eight years ago. He was about 6 months old, with an infected toe that our vet...
  • Age does not enhance value for 'fantasy' pieces

    Q: I have this scrimshaw piece. Can you tell me something about it? A: Clearly, our reader has done some Internet research, as a URL sent with the inquiry led us to a vendor. The site, in Italian, offers a walking stick with what looks like an etched...
  • Resolve to be more frugal

    One hundred years from now, when historians look back at the most significant events of 2013, they will probably conclude it was the "Year of the Milk Jug." Just think about all the clever uses we shared this year for something ordinarily tossed in...
  • Vet's demand for blood test to identify heartworm not unreasonable

    Q: Our dog, Gimble, has been on heartworm preventative year-round since we adopted him as a puppy. He's now 6 years old. Recently, my veterinarian refused to give us more heartworm preventative unless we did the testing. She said, "What if we missed a...
  • Help your cat beat the battle of the bulge

    Loads of Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of our pets. Cats are particularly portly; about 55 percent of tabbies are tubby, says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Some suggest this is a conservative...
  • Mattel Signs New Five-Year Deal to Produce WWE Toys (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mattel will enter WWE's ring for another five years, with the world's largest toymaker pinning down a new deal to become the wrestling company's master toy licensee through 2019. Financial terms of the deal were not revealed, but toys and video games are...
  • 'Sonic Boom' gives Sega global multimedia blitz

    GamerHub.tv For over two decades Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world's most successful video game icons. The little blue guy has over 70 games, four animated series and an extensive global merchandising line to his name. In 2014, Sega will...