Shelter Dogs, Purebreds, Westminster Kennel Club and Pedigree Dog Food

Westminster Kennel Club held its 136th annual dog show in Madison Square Gardens on February 13-14, 2012.  Amid the extensive press coverage of the event and the Best in Show winning Pekingese, much hullabaloo was covered by the press and in editorials regarding Westminster Kennel Club’s repudiation of its 24-year sponsor, Pedigree dog foods, because Pedigree’s…

Sunday Morning Pear Pancake

 Pears are members of the rose family and are related to the quince and the apple.  Called by Homer in The Odyssey the “gift of the gods,” the history of the cultivation of pears can be traced back three thousand years to western Asia.  For Louis XIV, pears were a luxury item in his court.  Colonists…