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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Scratching, Rubbing
Monday, January 20, 2014
When I first joined PHS/SPCA, I asked our behaviorist why my dog and others I see around the dog park will do their business, then take a step forward and use their back paws to “scratch” ...

Free Fix
Monday, January 13, 2014
Movie buffs remember this famous line from the Godfather: Marlon Brando's Don Corleone character said, "I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” I’m going to go all “Corleone” on you. 

First Experience
Sunday, January 05, 2014
The year was 1985. I was roaming the halls as a senior at Serra High just like the Brat Pack kids from The Breakfast Club. Ronnie was in the White House. Only one friend had a home computer, ...

New Year's Resolution
Monday, December 30, 2013
A quick online search of “top 10 New Year’s resolutions” is bound to include variations on these perennial faves: lose weight; get in shape; get a better job; spend more time with family; learn something new;

Holiday Magic
Monday, December 23, 2013
Need the antidote to holiday madness? An hour without long lines and stressed-out shoppers? I’ve got it. You won’t need to circle the parking lot at this place, enter an ugly sweater contest or drop $20 on a lame white elephant gift.  At this place, you’ll get a touch of the holidays without being drenched by lights and music.  ...

Pets as Gifts
Monday, December 09, 2013
Adopting a pet as a gift for someone else has long been discouraged or forbidden by many humane societies and SPCAs. The fear is that the pet is more likely to be returned, like an ugly sweater, or the complete first season of Duck Dynasty. Of course, no one studied this – it was assumed. ...

Monday, November 25, 2013
Be thankful. A most appropriate tip this week. For people who are alone, the holidays can be even lonelier, so be thankful if you have a pet who makes your life and your family’s life more complete, ...

Reporting Cruelty
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I’m sure you were among the many people sickened by our recent news. In case you missed it, we issued a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a puppy essentially being torn apart by another dog or dogs....

Myth Busters
Monday, November 11, 2013
Each year, I devote a column or two to animal welfare myths. There are plenty of them, so never a shortage of material. Can you guess which breed makes our animal control officers the most anxious? ...

Pumpkin and Halloween
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Today, three days before Halloween, is perfect timing for my annual tips and treats column. If you plan to stay at home and answer the door for trick or treaters, you likely have candy around. ...

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