3 Simple Tips for Better Pet Photography

For many of us, pets become much more than just pets. They are companions, exercise partners, therapists, fur babies, etc. There are those who just want to share pictures of their pets with their friends and family. For others, photographing their pets becomes a valuable source of income. Here are three simple tips to help you improve your pet photography. ...more

Who Needs a Dog? Get a Pet Dragon Instead!

A bearded dragon that is, and well truth is we have three dogs, but I digress. A year ago my parents decided to stop keeping fish in their 100 gallon fish tank and the lugged the dang thing to my house where it fits perfectly in my hallway. I didn’t want to fill it up with fish though; been there done that and was never very successful. We decided to make it a terrarium, and get a reptile. My kids' hearts were set on a chameleon, because who wouldn’t want a crazy reptile that changes color....more
I have a bearded dragon too.  Her name is Shirley and she's 5 months old.  I love her to ...more

How to Keep Pets Safe During Storms and Fireworks

There are only two things Fuzzy hates, thunderstorms and fireworks....more

Ground Play, Cavalia style!

This week, I attended Cavalia, the Cirque du Soleil-inspired performance event combining horses, acrobats and dancers. There were beautiful horses, an outlandishly great live band, and a stage that altered time and space. Unrecognizably. It’s the largest traveling show in the world, mind boggling in it’s scope....more

What My Obnoxious Cat Taught Me About Acceptance

"Dammit, Yoshi," I said, scooting him out of the way with my foot. "I already fed you."He meowed in return, arguing (as usual) that while he had been fed before, he wasn't being fed now, so clearly something was terribly wrong....more

Pets the best companions!

Why I Like Animals More Than People

There’s an old family saying coined by my grandfather that goes, “You know I never did care much for people, but I sure do love critters.” It’s generally followed by one relative or another telling a story about a dog or cat they’ve rescued and an overly dramatic tale of heroics and bravado that went into it....more

Adopted Arruba an Orphaned Elephant

Arruba the Orphaned Elephant     Today I adopted Arruba. She is an orphaned elephant, approximately 1 year and 4 months old. Arruba was found on May 28, 2013 trapped within a newly erected fence. She was alone and desperate. She was dehydrated and confused. It is unknown how she became lost from her mother and family but she clearly needed help....more

Crush Your Child's Dream of Ever Owning a Dog (or Pony)! Proven Method

We love birthdays in our family. Or rather I love birthdays and have passed that trait onto to the boys – and my husband goes along for the ride. September starts our “birthday season” which ends in late January. As you can imagine, we are talking birthday wishes, birthday celebrations – all things “birthdays” these days....more

NYC Pet Portraits Giveaway – Oil Painting

These paintings are amazing! If you have a pet or know someone that does, you’ll want this!This would make a wonderful Christmas gift! ...more

I'm allergic to your family member, will you still be my friend?

I am allergic to a lot of other people's family members.  It is a hard thing to live with and I make accommodations in order to have a normal life.  These family members are cats.  I've never had a cat myself but many of my friends consider them part of their families.  Some people I know consider their pets their children.  There's nothing wrong with that, it's just that their children make my throat start to close up.  I get itchy eyes, stuffy and runny nose, asthma attacks, wheezing, coughing and other fun symptoms. ...more

Homemade Hummingbird Food

SourceToday I’m going to give you guys a little bit of a different recipe.I love Hummingbirds and keep a feeder in my back yard. One day I  ran out of hummingbird food and decided to make my own at home. Here’s the recipe I used....more

Breath: The Miracle Cue.

 It might be the word I say more often than any other during a lesson. I know it’s the cue that does the most good. It’s certainly the cue that’s the most natural:Breathe....more