Barking with Bogart

Sluggo’s Obituary

Dear Friends, This week’s column comes to you with the heaviest of hearts. Last week I received a letter from my long lost brother Sluggo. Sluggo’s care free life was cut short last week after a tragic farming accident. Enjoying the afternoon bounding through the waves of hay, Sluggo got lost in the moment and…

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Dear Bogart, I feel your pain! These hu- mans just don’t understand that animals have feelings, too! I need to tell you right up- front that I am a cat – with that being said, I can relate to you and your humans. My human had the audacity to bring in a cute (so they…

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A Mudhole for a Bath Plan

Dear Bogart, My hooman is crazy! She took us in this place she calls the baffroom and shut the door. Then she put me in a slippery box she calls a tub and sprayed water all over me. We do not like to be wet! i tried many times to climb out of this box…

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Hello from the Dog House

Hello from the dog house. It’s been a crazy week around this joint. The humans have stopped giving me attention and the cats are driving me nuts. I was out chasing birds the other day and I got lucky and caught a small pheasant. I brought it home and was laying in one of my…

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Hot Dogs and Dieting

Dear Bogart, These cats!! All you were trying to do is bring comfort to that cat while she was having kittens. I think that you were doing your best. I am concerned though about the number of kittens at your house. I am thinking that some DNA testing is in order and that some male…

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Neutered not Tutored

Oh Bogart, Bogart, Bogart, Have you no self esteem? If your people want to chase a ball, send them to the golf course. Real sport is chasing a cat! I make points with my human by looking deep into her eyes and holding her gaze. Try it, Sport! ~(signed) Sugar Dear Sugar, Thanks for writing.…

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Bogarts Baby Birthing Services

Well it’s been a long week at my house. And I’m in a little trouble. But to be fair so is the cat – AND she’s the one that started it. I guess I should begin by telling you that we have more kittens at our house. It was only a couple of months ago…

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Lucy’s Diet; and word from a CAT

Dear Bogart, Thank you for addressing my diet issues. Sitting close to my human’s grandchildren held a lot of promise three or four years ago. Grazing near the table is pretty slim pickin’s now. I will have to perfect my methods. I have heard my dog mom mention something about being weighed soon. I’ll let…

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Support Group Needed

Dear Bogart (should there be a Humphrey in there?), You sure have it bad with this cat deal, I know your pain. There are two cats here who think that I am theirs! They lie beside me and continue to rub up against me. What is a dog to do! Well, I wanted to share…

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The Publishers Perspective

We have had more people comment on the “Bogart Chronicles” the last couple of weeks than I would have ever imagined. It’s really been fun interacting with the community and hearing other dog and pet stories. I got a kick out of the letter to the editor that we received from “Lucy” this week. Lucy’s…

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