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

Food Critic Refuses To Promote Bakery Because I Donate To Pet Shelters

 We're Lulu (left) and Karen (right) and together we make up Sweet Lulu's Bakery on Wheels, in Charleston, South Carolina....more

Non Stop Weekend

Ah, I need an extra day to recover from busy weekends, it wasn't incredibly busy but Saturday was JAM packed!  ...more

Breaking up is hard to do. Is it time?

 It was lunch break and the clinician came into the lounge to eat. She was an experienced competitor and focused clinician with a reputation for being a bit cantankerous....more

An open letter to the other parents at my daughter's ball game:

This week something utterly embarrassing happened to us, forcing me to write this letter.I'll be  handing out copies of it at my daughter's next ball game, should the incident repeat itself....more

Horse Politics in Connecticut Come with a Bite

Above - the author with Baby Bobby, a horse pulled from a kill pen in Tennessee several years ago that had been beaten so badly he still has PTSD from the experience. Sometimes, when he is startled, he is capable of nipping or kicking....more

Zen Masters

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Valerie Furey Florida

Valerie Furey As an ASPCA supporter you are probably familiar with our dedicated Agents and the work they do to save the lives of animals across the country. But did you know that you, too, can help crack down on animal cruelty in your community? Read on for simple actions you can take to make the world a safer place for animals. Here are some other signs and symptoms that we see in many of the cases we investigate: ...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