How to Keep Pets Safe During Storms and Fireworks

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

Things to Know Before Adopting a Cat

June is National Adopt a Cat Month and some of you might be considering doing just that. Before you do, though, there are a few things I would like you to know and consider. ...more
Laurend1985 I think that is an excellent point. Look to rescue groups first whenever possible. ...more

5 Ways to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

I took up gardening the year after we moved to my current house, Chateau Travolta. I never suspected myself of being a gardener, but it turns out I get immense pleasure from watching the yearly cycle of rebirth. Also, the flowers make my deck look less weathered. Up until this year, the deer rampant in my neighborhood stayed away from my deck and so I didn't have to take any precautions around my perennials. But this year, THIS YEAR! They ate my buds. And now, it is war. Here are the top five solutions I found in my anti-deer research....more
Yesterday I looked out my window to see that almost all of the buds of my beautiful hostas had ...more

Why get a dog, when you can have a Dragon!

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 kid’s hearts were...more

Donkeys for Peace: Edgar Rice Burro, my Hero.

 It was the gelding’s day for the south pasture, the best turnout spot. They are athletic boys who like to start with a few wind sprints....more

A Cat and Mouse Game

What is a farm without cats to catch  mice? Once we stared raising animals, which meant storing grain,  I quickly changed my  perception of the  little, cute creatures. I no longer cringed at the thought of our cats hunting  them down and slaughtering them.  Mice eat grain. Mice make nests and shred grain bags. Mice droppings are messy, their urine stinks and no self-respecting farm animal will eat  contaminated grain....more

That Horrifying Moment When Your Dog Attacks

     I had this wonderful plan all worked up about how my day would go yesterday.  I met another lady online who homeschools and lives very close to me.  Her son and my oldest son are the same age, and I have been pining for an adult who lives nearby that will come and have a cup of coffee with me and chat on a lonely morning.  We planned to get together for a play date and a visit to see if we hit it off.  Little did I know, my day was going to take a horrifying turn for the worse.  My day came to a screaching half when our dog attacked....more
I am so sorry for your experience.  I know exactly how this feels - we had a dog before my son ...more

Saying goodbye to our beloved Bernese Mountain dog rescue

Hello friends and family~ ...more

Losing Sophie

Teddy

  Teddy is our fifth family member ...more

Dear Annie: A Letter to our Rescue Dog

Dear Annie,15 months ago I saw you sitting outside the pet store when I was running errands.  I wasn’t sure if you were part of the local humane society’s adoption event, or if you were heading into the pet store with your own family.  You were far too pretty to be up for adoption – a pure bred, rust-colored, goofy, 7-month old golden retriever pup. I put my bag of groceries down and made a beeline for you.  I’m pretty sure I elbowed another couple out of the way so I could get a good look.  “Is this a pure golden?” I asked....more
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Remembering Sadie

                      When a friend phoned to tell me that her little dog was very ill and the vet had suggested she have her put down before the suffering gets any worse, I offered my sympathies and told her she shouldn’t wait too long or she’d surely regret it, as I once did....more

Huge “Love Your Cat” Giveaway

Huge “Love Your Cat” Giveaway It is estimated that over 96 million cats are owned in the US alone. Cats do make the best pets. They’re charming little critters that will steal your heart in no time.These prizes will improve your cat’s life! He/she will love these prizes! And so will you! The sponsors are being so generous! ...more