The Incredibly Cute Last-Minute Gift Guide for Cat Lovers

If you're like me, then you love cats and people who love cats. You also love cute things, and hate holiday shopping. Fortunately, I've done the footwork (paw work?) for you. These adorable kitty-themed gifts will arrive by Christmas if you order now—and if you've procrastinated to the very last minute, you can order some fun gift certificates to arrive via email. MEOW! ...more
That scarf and that comforter set!  WANT!!!more

How My Awesome Cat Has My Back After My Divorce

I grew up a dog person. When I went off to college, my poor mother got her heart broken because half my calls home involved me asking her to hold the phone out so the dog could hear me....more

My Cats and Dogs Are Pets, Not Furbabies

I have five pets, and I realize that pushes me over the she’s-sane line by about three animals. I didn’t start out this life thinking I’d have five pets, OK? I relationshipped into one cat, and I found one dog on the side of a busy road. My best friend talked me into my fluffy gray cat who was lingering at the pound, and the other two are 100% my fault. Because I am clearly an animal lover, I get a lot of email and Facebook posts about animals, and I like this. Of course, I want to see kittens doing that sideways spider kitty thing and talking dogs. Who doesn’t?...more
I call my animals (cat, rabbits, horses..) furbabies. To me it does not mean that I keep them ...more

The Incredibly Cute Last-Minute Gift Guide for Cat Lovers

If you're like me, then you love cats and people who love cats. You also love cute things, and hate holiday shopping. Fortunately, I've done the footwork (paw work?) for you. These adorable kitty-themed gifts will arrive by Christmas if you order now—and if you've procrastinated to the very last minute, you can order some fun gift certificates to arrive via email. MEOW! ...more
That scarf and that comforter set!  WANT!!!more

How My Awesome Cat Has My Back After My Divorce

I grew up a dog person. When I went off to college, my poor mother got her heart broken because half my calls home involved me asking her to hold the phone out so the dog could hear me....more

Love is a Wave and the Ocean

"Loving another person is not separate from loving God. One is a single wave, the other is the ocean” ~ Deepak ChopraI read this quote the other day and it struck me as very true. Not only that, but it applies to loving people with four furry paws, too....more

Rescue: Not for the Faint of Heart.

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In which Facebook tells me my kids will kill a dog

Facebook.Lovely Facebook.I realize most people use the social media platform to show the world their ideal selves, throw up their highlight reel. I use mine more like a blooper reel, to  be honest, and for the most part, that serves me well....more

It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World

Have you ever heard the phrase, “if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas”? I think I fully understand that expression now…  even more than I originally thought.We have two dogs. Sami and Teddy. Sami is our Boston Terrorizer Terrier. She has always been the “problem” child. I think she feels more at home in the vet’s office than she does in our apartment, because she’s always begging to go there....more

Is There A Book In You Waiting To Be Wrtten?

Did you ever experience that 'knowing' deep within feeling?  It never leaves you.  It surfaces often to jab you with “You know what you need to do.”  But for any number of reasons, we often suppress it.  For me, it was not only the feeling, but the desire to write.  As a young girl, I loved telling stories and took the liberty to dramatize them for my captive audiences.  As a teen, I started writing poetry as a means of escape from the pain in my life – my mom was dying and there was nothing I could do about it....more

Seasonal Training Aids.

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Of Mites And Mange

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Wanted: The Little Garbage Thief

Unfortunately for us, Arccos seems to have learned a new trick: opening up our bathroom trashcans. I should have known that the little thump thump thump I heard while I was showering was not a good sign, but stupid me, I ignored it. Oh, and want to know the best part? Tasha likes to pick up the dirty tissues Arccos removes from said trashcans and brings them to us in order to tattle on him! Our dogs definitely don’t lack personality....more