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Bond between humans and dogs strengthened by COVID-19

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In this article out of Washington State University, Will Ferguson, WSU News, writes: "COVID-19 is bringing people together with their four-legged friends like never before, according to a survey led in part by a Washington State University human-animal interaction expert. Phyllis Erdman, a professor in the WSU College of Education, and a team of collaborators from Colorado State University, the University of San Francisco and Palo Alto University, conducted a large survey of dog owners to find out how social isolation and other stressors associated with COVID-19 are influencing the bond between people and their pets. Of the 4,105 dog...

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Sodapup Wins Award for USA-Made Dog Toys

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Sodapup was given a 2020 Vanguard Award by Pet Insight Magazine. "A growing number of pet parents are demanding high quality products that are durable and priced fairly. Suppliers in the Made in US category are meeting these demands with products that can withstand rough housing, chewing and competitive pricing. 'Demand for Made in the US pet products is growing for a variety of reasons,' said Adam Baker of SodaPup. "Generally speaking, demand for US Made products across many industries has been expanding because there is a broad sentiment in America that we shouldn't abandon manufacturing in our own country....

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Now introducing . . .

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    The big reveal! Why do our warehouse manager and I share a last name? Because he’s my brother!     Brad is Sodapup’s Warehouse Manager par excellente. He keeps the warehouse running smoothly, the space neat and organized, and he knows where everything is, not an easy task since it’s bursting at the seams. He juggles multiple orders from retail and wholesale customers, domestic and international. Usually in his slippers.     Besides being all things warehouse, he could weld you a gorgeous decorative railing, make you a leather belt or wallet, wait your table with good humor and cheer, and...

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Dogs and Chocolate Do Not Mix

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The chocolate eating culprit     What a relaxing Saturday afternoon it had been. A sunny, blue sky winter day that had me swimming outdoors in the heated pool at my gym then an early dinner with my 16 year old son. When I walked in the door around 5:30 pm, I was already imagining myself in my pajamas with a book and knitting in front of the fire.     And then I saw the jumble of chocolate wrappers on the living room rug. Ugh. I had cleaned out a cabinet in the kitchen above the cat feeding area, to make...

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Chili Has the Key to Our Heart

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Chili's training continues!

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