A lot of people say that having a dog is good preparation for being a parent. Well, I acquired my dependents a different order and I have to say that the reverse is true as well. I don’t like to think of my children as guinea pigs, but they did do an excellent job of breaking me in to become a dog owner.
I’ve never owned a dog before and was never very interested in the idea. But exactly one year ago this week, my life was forever changed when a former colleague of mine posted this on Facebook:
As I mentioned several weeks ago, my daughters each received fish tanks for Christmas. You can read about my oldest daughter's ultra romantic fish couple here. I've held off blogging about my youngest daughter's three fish because, well, they're ... kinda odd. Weird, actually.
Ever feel like something is missing from your life -- perhaps a void that can only be filled by a furry best friend? Once you recognize you want a dog, the biggest challenge is selecting the right breed for your specific circumstances.
Of course you want a dog that you like the look of, but there are more factors that go into choosing a dog. Just like people are individuals, dogs have unique personalities too – largely influenced by their breed....more
If you are standing next to your horse and he looks away, do you think he’s distracted or even disrespectful? When your horse yawns, is he sleepy or bored? If he moves slowly, is he lazy? These are important cues from your horse, are you hearing him correctly?...more
It’s that time of year again, here in the South, where all the agriculture supply stores pull out their medal tubs and put out those cute and cuddly little chicks and ducklings! I personally have to remind myself not to buy anymore birds, as I already have too many. ...more
Moving to a new home is stressful for every family member, including your family dog. “Spot” can easily adapt to a new home and an unfamiliar environment, but you have to help him through the transition. Read on for some tips on how to reduce stress on your pet and make your family’s move easy! Before you move…...more