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

The Power of X

Warning: Don’t read this if you don’t want to believe that animals have feelings, emotions, a sense of humor, and, scariest of all, souls. But doing the work that we do here on Locket’s Meadow, we have no choice but to know better. Without further ado, I will tell you the story of X....more

Even Pets Can Have Chores

No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our householdOur pet guinea pig pushed his luck one day when I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that’s why.I was losing patience with ours; every time I opened the fridge that little rodent would squeak like crazy, begging for another vegetable....more

*Needs Confident Rider*

 *Needs a confident rider*....more

Worst Moving Story Ever?

H and I have relocated to Los Angeles from Chicago and it went the opposite of smoothly.When good cats attackWe decided to fly instead of drive.  We thought it would be one day of stress and hassle versus three days.We thought wrong.It turned out to be three days of stress and hassle with a two night hospital stay, thanks to Magoo....more

One Year of Ollie

Ollie (aka Ollivander Rutledge Dellinger) had his one year adoption anniversary with us a couple weeks ago. We’re not really sure when he was born, but the vet estimated that he was about one and a half when we adopted him. To keep it simple, I decided that Ollie and Jack share a birthday… so they are both 2 ½ now.Hope Jack doesn’t get a complex about it. Or Ollie. Because frankly the dog is a bit of a diva and it would be JUST like him to get a complex over sharing his birthday.I guess the most important thing to say is: Ollie is not Potter....more

Puppy Scams lure in Pet Lovers

Wow, a dog that normally sells for at least a thousand bucks is being given away for free, and it’s young and healthy. Hmmm. The ad is on Facebook, too. Double hmmm....more

A Recipe for Patience.

 I want to start by saying I used to consider patience the exact same thing as procrastination. I had no time for patience. It was a dull, slow-witted thing, so foreign to me that I couldn’t even figure out what it was that people did while they were being patient....more

The Things We do for Love

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The Many Quirks of Tobie & Mia

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A Letter For Apollo: The Forgotten Family Dog

I'd like to introduce you to my dog, Apollo. ...more