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BannerBecause summer is in full swing I thought the timely repeat of this article would help those celebrating the season with picnics & graduation parties!

  I was once invited to a friend’s home for dinner and got the feeling I was intruding on her pets’ plans for the evening.

  Now, I am a die-hard “animal person”; I love animals of all types and base my life around my pets’ needs. However, if I am serving dinner for guests I try to be sensitive to certain human rights issues. Here are several examples of how to make your meal fit for consumption:

  • If you have to skim cat hair out of the gravy it’s probably not edible
  • If you can smell Fido’s breath he’s probably too close to the table
  • Guests would probably rather not fight your ferret for the foie gras
  • Your pot-bellied pig should probably not attend a pig roast

  While these suggestions are not written in stone they are viable issues to be considered while planning that next gathering.

If you have any questions please email me at or call me at 856-981-8957. As always, Cleary’s Notebook encourages comments so please feel free to do so.

Wado udohiyu (Thank you very much in the Cherokee language)

Dawn Watson

Owner and Lead Trainer, Brother of the Wolf, LLC

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