One of the first things we teach our dogs in obedience class is the sit cue. It’s the basic building block of any training curriculum. Have you ever wondered why it’s so important for our dogs to sit when we ask them to? What’s so important about “sit”? Here are a few of the reasons […]
Over the past weeks, readers of these articles have read about just a few of the tactics utilized by the tax increase idealogues to convince Oklahoma’s legislators to betray their values and to increase your taxes.
It was the moment that left no doubt in my mind: the fix was in. Not only would this not be a year for reform but it would be the worst legislative year of my eleven. Midway through the legislative year, following the conclusion of a House session, a leading appropriations officials remained on the […]
Since August is National Immunization Month and September 28th is World Rabies Day, Dr. Coffin will take this opportunity to discuss Rabies. Did you know that in 2014 over half of the Rabies cases in the United States occurred in only five states and Oklahoma was one of those states? Rabies is a deadly virus that […]
This year’s legislative session was dominated by a group of “raise taxes at all costs” ideologues who deployed aggressive strategies to advance an array of principle-betraying tax and fee increases upon the people of Oklahoma. Last week I wrote in some detail about the strategy of freshman pawning: a technique for getting new legislators to […]
Much of the time and energy of this legislative session was consumed by the push to raise taxes, even if those taxes were unconstitutional. This push was led by a group of “increase taxes at all cost” ideologues who deployed an array of tactics and strategies to convince their colleagues to raise taxes. One such […]
It is nail trim time at my house, and it’s not pretty.
Several years ago, I was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System. This was before the days of paperless meetings.
During the month of August, Guthrie Pet Hospital is celebrating National Immunization Month and National Check The Chip Day with monthly specials. Dr. Coffin will discuss the importance of vaccines and microchips. Read more: Two things your pet needs: vaccines and microchips
Crazy dog. I know them. I live in what is essentially a group home for pets who were unwanted, neglected, or abandoned. The dogs and cats who are a part of my family are rescues with a range of physical, emotional, and mental disorders or disabilities. Whether these are caused by genetic or environmental influences, […]
It was the speech that officially launched a new and dangerous ideology: do whatever it takes to raise taxes — even it it means ignoring the Constitution. In February, the Governor addressed the Legislature and called for an array of new and increased taxes. The Governor demonstrated savvy political sophistication and a modicum of Republican […]
This month I served on a panel for the Oklahoma Early Childhood Coalition Summit. We heard from experts who talked about how an “adverse childhood experience” (ACE) such as abuse, neglect, divorce, parental incarceration and poverty or witnessing domestic abuse or substance abuse can hinder children in school. Unfortunately, Oklahoma has one of the highest […]
In last week’s article I described my initial optimism for this year’s legislative session and detailed the opportunities afforded to this year’s legislature. I explained my initial belief that a new generation of legislative leaders were coming into leadership who understood the need for reform. My early optimism appeared justified. Appropriations officials held substantive and […]
In 2003, Guthrie Pet Hospital was awarded the American Animal Hospital Association’s top honor, AAHA accreditation. Our hospital is inspected every three years to verify that we are maintaining AAHA standards. That means your pet is being cared for by one of the top 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada.
Canine Influenza Virus, also known as dog flu, was first diagnosed in the United States in 2004. Since then, the virus has spread across the United States. The dog flu is a Type A Influenza virus which is highly contagious and affects dogs and cats.
Perhaps you read these articles a few months ago and took note of my optimism about this year’s legislative session. As the legislative year progressed, you likely also noticed my sentiment devolve into strong disapproval. I have imagined the confusion of the reader who in the past six months suffered the whiplash effect of three […]
By: Blake Wimsey Special to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie.
In 1997, Dr. Anna Coffin moved back to her hometown and purchased Guthrie Pet Hospital. Over the years, Guthrie Pet Hospital has earned certification with AAHA, Cat-Friendly Practice, and Fear Free. To celebrate the staff of Guthrie Pet Hospital will be holding an open house on July 15th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Read […]
As this year’s legislative session drew to a close, legislators commenced a rapid fire process of throwing out various tax increase proposals in an apparent attempt to see what they could get before those impacted by the new taxes could engage. This made an absolute mockery of any semblance of transparency in the legislative process.
If you are not familiar with the legislative process, you may not know that there are actually several different kinds of legislation filed each session. For example a bill is a proposed new law or a proposed current law to be presented to the Legislature for consideration. There are other kinds of legislation besides bills […]