Albany, New York (PressExposure) June 13, 2009 -- Journalist, researcher and dog aficionado Marilyn Wilson begins her blog âA Nose for Newsâ exclusively at [http://www.caninekingdom.com]. The blog features dog product research, reviews and investigations as well as late breaking dog product news and health alerts. Wilson is an award- winning journalist who has written for HamptonPet Magazine, The Carolina Bark, Mushing Magazine and has been featured in the Whole Dog Journal. She wrote a syndicated column âThe Pet Pawsâ that appeared nationwide.
âWe are excited that Marilyn is bringing the highlights of her investigations to dog parents everywhere,â says Mary Beth Close, founder of the Canine Kingdom. âAs our editor in chief, her insights have provided important guidance in our selection of products, professionals and article topics since we began the Canine Kingdom. âA Nose for Newsâ will provide her with an interactive vehicle to communicate with our readers and pass on her keen insights and prescient observations.â
Wilson and her husband Hal share their home with two German shepherd dogs, Tsunami and Annie. The Wilsons volunteer their time training K9 Search and Rescue dogs in the Northern Adirondacks of New York. Tsunami is a veteran of the search and recovery operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Wilson traces her love for animals back to her childhood: she grew up on a farm in where she showed collies in AKC conformation and obedience classes and rode hunter-jumpers in competition. She has been editor in chief at Canine Kingdom for three years, where she has researched and reported on hundreds of dog products and dog-parent issues.
âI want to write a blog that focuses on vital safety and product news that provides well-thought-out alternatives for pet parents,â says Wilson, âand not just a new gadget or an innovative technology of the week.â Her first entry, entitled âLost Dog Bluesâ interweaves stories of two lost canines with a discussion of the pros and cons of microchip technology. It is written with earthy humor as seen through the compassionate eye of a pet parent.
âWhat I have always admired about Marilyn is her ability to crunch large amounts of information: statistics, observations, marginally related facts and the war stories of dog parents, and make it all make sense,â says Close. âNot only are her analyses dead on, but she delivers it in a manner that any dog parent can relate to. I value her observations, whether it be on keeping a dog home alone to more generalized issues of dog safety.â
âI am looking forward to this forum,â says Wilson. âI want to do a dog-all-dog blog that is interactive, informative and entertaining while discussing news, trends, and training as well as thoughts, wishes and musings.â
âA Nose for Newsâ will appear several times a month, and as product news and Marilynâs research dictates. âCount on it being informative, readable, and potentially life saving,â adds Close. âThere are many ineffective and dangerous dog products being sold unchecked on the market, with virtually no regulations nor supervision of the dog product market. It is up to the dog parent to keep informed. We look forward to the light Marilyn will shed on the seemingly endless and sometimes confusing array of dog products being sold at so-called pet supermarkets and online stores. We also look forward to the questions and suggestions for investigations we receive from loving dog parents. We are giving Marilyn all the time and space she needs to bring these issues to light.â
âA Nose for Newsâ can be seen at [http://www.caninekingdom.com].