Consider the following statement one might hear if they stay around the capitol very long: “If there is one consistent thing about that legislator, it is that he is consistently inconsistent!”
I had originally reserved this column for commentary on what I hoped would be a fully funded pay raise so desperately needed for our teachers. After last Monday, it appears the political gridlock that has become our state government will continue. It appears such gridlock has become business as usual in our state. I had […]
In today’s blog, I wanted to talk about an obedience training cue that often gets overlooked: the release cue. The release cue is very important since it marks the end of a behavior (i.e., “sit,” “stay,” etc.). This gives the dog a clear cue to know that she can break position. It reduces confusion and prevents […]
Trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet is hard for many of us. We overindulge in sugar and salt, often giving in to the temptation of what tastes good rather than what is good for us. It really should not be a surprise to anyone that we often make similar mistakes with our pets’ diets. […]
I have enjoyed the opportunity to observe the leadership of six different Speakers of the House. It’s said to be the most powerful position in all of Oklahoma government; stronger in influence than even the Governor. Based on careful observation over the years, I have attempted to learn all I can about the strengths and […]
I have frequently expressed my view of the inappropriate influence of lobbyists over the legislative process.
Puppies lose all their baby teeth between three and six months of age. During this time, you will need to help your teething puppy cope with this stressful event. Dr. Anna Coffin will help with some tips and tricks to get your puppy through this phase in life.
I once watched, “The Best Government Money Can Buy,” a documentary that details the considerable influence of lobbyists over the development and implementation of policy.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to dog food, and it can be confusing when it comes to feeding your puppy. Consult your veterinarian if you need help.
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Whether watching for the game or for the commercials, many Oklahomans will enjoy the Super Bowl at a party. If you’re hosting an event this year, there are several insurance implications to consider before the celebration begins.
In appreciation of National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day I sat down with Silvi for a heart to heart talk. Silvi, as you know, is our clinic cat. She lives full time at Guthrie Pet Hospital and is our official greeter and in-house celebrity.
It is the time of year when legislators file legislation for the next session. Every so often I feel it important to write an article which describes the process by which a bill becomes law.
By: Blake Wimsey Special to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie. 5 Tips for Stress-Free Winter Driving Now that winter temperatures have officially taken hold, here are a couple tips to help keep you safe until Spring: Your antifreeze reservoir should be full. Your radiator uses water to keep your engine cool while […]
When I was eight years old, my parents adopted a puppy for me from our local humane society. Being an incredibly creative kid, I named her “Puppy.” She was a Boston Terrier/Beagle mix with a lot of attitude and even more energy. Within the first few weeks, she was with us, we decided that she […]
Here is an antiquated House procedure that should be corrected: members of the House of Representatives vote on key legislation during a limited two-minute time frame.
Every so often, I field this question from those who are interested in state government: “How can I see state finances?”
Some individuals are unwilling to vaccinate their pets because they don’t believe in pet vaccines. Vaccines are a vital part of keeping your pet healthy. Dr. Anna Coffin will dispel the most common myths and help educate you about the need for preventative healthcare. Read more: Top 5 myths for pet vaccines
Here’s some encouraging news: notwithstanding this year’s repeated ferocious attack by the Legislature upon the wallet of Oklahoma taxpayers, there is hope for the future.
Have you noticed your cat in the litter box more than normal during these holiday seasons? It’s a common complaint that we see at Guthrie Pet Hospital. Many people think that their cat has a urinary tract infection, but they actually have feline interstitial cystitis. This week, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss feline cystitis and […]
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; the mice were all napping and watching TV, stuffed on the snacks that the cat left for free.