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Dogpound July 16, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As I mentioned previously, Big Dog (my neighbor’s dog) and I were going to have a conversation about some unnecessary behavior around my house. We had that talk, but it appears it did not stick. Before I proceed,... Read more
You may have heard terms like “leaky gut,” “gut bacteria,” “healthy gut floral,” etc., but what does it all mean and how important is your gut to your overall health? The answer is: more important than you probably realize. Skin rash? It may be related to your gut health.... Read more
For the last 40 years, I have been attempting to educate people about the need to have a proper number of properly located and functioning smoke alarms in their homes. A couple of smoke alarms with a residential sprinkler system and the chance of survival in a residential fire... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you had a nice long and safe Fourth of July weekend. We only get one day off, but I took Friday as a vacation day, since the following day is usually dead anyway. I guess the... Read more
With July 4 coming, it is important to discuss how we can and cannot celebrate the holiday. The Fireworks Regulations page of the Chesterfield County website states: “The sale, possession, and use of fireworks by anyone other than a licensed and permitted fireworks professional is prohibited by the Chesterfield... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful of the Dogpound where we are celebrating the red, white and blue. We have reached the halfway point of the year, and we have everything to celebrate. I know the news is full of this complaint and that finger pointing, but we... Read more
If you have a child in elementary school, I’m sure you’ve heard the rumblings, excitement and complaints that revolve around their limited time outside. Many schools require teachers to stop instruction for a recess. Some allow the loss of recess to be used as a punishment for poor behavior,... Read more
June 18-19 marked the 12th anniversary of the day when nine firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice at the Sofa Super Store fire in Charleston, S.C. This fire claimed the greatest number of firefighters’ lives since Sept.11, 2001. I just took the time to listen to the first hour of... Read more

Thriller!

Dogpound June 25, 2019

Hello and welcome to the thrilling world of the Dogpound. I lost my Internet connection recently. It was a factor in my thrilling week. The nice folks on the other side of the phone promised me that a tech would be at my house sometime between 12:30 and 4:30... Read more
On June 1, the hurricane season began in the Western Hemisphere. Every year, a number of named storms affect the eastern and southern coasts of the United States. My experience in public safety has taught me that there are three phases of every landfalling storm: before, during and after.... Read more