| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:19 PM
Allison Thomson-Vicuna jokes that oral chemo and kisses from her boxer Molly keeps her ovarian cancer at bay. And maybe she is right.
Certainly, as the two prepare for 7-year-old Molly to compete Saturday in the Westminster Dog Show Masters Agility...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:01 PM
It takes great vision to win at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City -- both literally and figuratively.
Rickie Roo, a well-known star and "spokesdog" in the world of dog agility who has been featured in magazine articles and...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:03 AM
Every dog may have its day, but only one can win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, coming up Monday-Tuesday, Feb.16-17, at New York's Madison Square Garden. All dogs competing in the prestigious show have earned the title of Champion...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:34 PM
NEW YORK — Eleven-year-old Emma Rogers is only six years older than her great Dane and half the size, but she's set to squire her dog in the ring at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show.
At 80, Marge Yonda is looking forward to leading her...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 10:00 PM
If you’re a movie goer, then you’re also someone who peruses the movie ads to find what’s playing where, when, and how much it’s going to cost.
And if you’ve looked at those ads, then you’ve already seen/read the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
For Gabriel Rangel, "puppy love" means more than a fleeting infatuation.
The professional dog handler is a rock star at events such as this weekend's Celebrate Dogs! show at the Orange County Convention Center. The annual event is billed as "the nation'...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The Thanksgiving Day "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" has been a hit with TV viewers since the first contestant walked into the ring in Philadelphia in 2002. Viewership that first year hit nearly 19 million. Last year, hosts David Frei and John O'...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Q: My elderly mother adopted an 11-year-old Siamese cat 7 months ago. After three months, the cat began to bite her. The previous owners claim the cat was never aggressive. Mom tries to play with the cat and give it lots of attention, which didn't...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Had a tycoon traipsed into a downtown hotel Thursday and offered Bears Chairman George McCaskey $3 billion to buy the team, it would have taken McCaskey longer to order lunch than to answer.
"We've been in it for 95 years (and) my brother likes to say...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
They don't demand a champagne-stocked dressing room, will sit and stay on command, and are willing to work for kibble.
They're animal actors and models — those dogs or cats whose exceptionally adorable faces you may see gracing ads, product...
| Sep 20, 2014
Q: My 5- and 8-year-old grandchildren want a dog. Can you recommend a breed that's good with children? Do you suggest a purebred or mixed breed? And where should we get the dog?
A: David Frei, ubiquitous dog show announcer and director of...