My Rescue Dog

Tibby is a rescue dog. I adopted her from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. I rescued her.Then, she rescued me.I don't talk about it a lot. I guess I'm embarrassed, although I understand I shouldn't be ashamed. I promised myself that in this blog I would be honest. I wouldn't paint too sunny of a picture on shadowed situations.I have depression. I have for a long time. Maybe since my teens... maybe longer......more

Praying for Good-bye

I'm beginning to write this while Tibby is still breathing. She's alive, but I think it is by sure stubbornness. She doesn't want to leave me. Her body is giving up.As much as I embrace my crazy cat and dog lady side, I swore I wouldn't be some one who spent tons of money keeping a pet alive. I heard stories of people carrying their pets out to use the bathroom, and I judged the owners. Wouldn't it be more kind to put the animal down?...more

Casting Books I Love: The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard

If you really love a book, you get to the end, to that part where it all comes together in a twist you never expected but that’s so delightfully satisfying, and you scream to yourself “Yes! I love it!” and maybe do that little kicking thing with your foot. But, at the same time, you don’t want it to end because you don’t want to be separated from these characters you’ve grown to love and you don’t want to leave this world you’ve been inhabiting.  You bring your foot down and maybe sigh....more

Love for Marketing and Dogs Breeds Pet Fashion Company

Owning a dog is more fun than ever, now that there are more options to pamper your favorite furry friend. Pet owners will spend over $60 billion on care, services and toys by the end of 2015. This figure is up 25 percent from five years ago. Wagdrobe, which was conceptualized a year ago, is a fashion company fulfilling an unmet need in this space. The company curates apparel and accessories customized for your pet....more

Kona's Curve Ball

The crazy eyes of a bored dog!Hello friends! I hope all of you reading on the East Coast survived all of the snow yesterday. Honestly, I'm a little jealous. I'd love to be forced to slow down and spend times with my family, dogs, and my blog....more

When you’ve got to separate your dog and kid

Whether it’s a precaution or a last resort, sometimes a parent must make the call to keep children and pets apart at home. It can suddenly feel like you live in a proverbial house divided, but there’s still hope for making your home a loving place for both dogs and kids....more

9 Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From Our Dogs

Being a dog owner has truly been one of the greatest joys of my life, and I know it's the same for Dave as well. It’s been two and a half years since we've adopted Leia, and we haven’t looked back since! Knowing we were able to give a loving home to a dog who needed one was a great feeling, but I know that Leia has given us far more than we’ve given her. She’s constantly loving and a positive force in our home. ...more
Love my dogs! We had our first baby 8mos ago and I've realized all these things you have ...more

My Neighbor's Dog Playdates Are Driving Me Nuts!

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I have a neighbor who insists on having playdates for her dogs and other neighborhood dogs in her backyard. Basically, I have to put up with an hour of nonstop barking and it's making me crazy! I've told her this is a public nuisance, but she insists I'm overreacting and that the dogs are just playing and having fun. I don't want to get into a war with my neighbor, but I'm really sick of this. What should I do? Signed, Your Dogs' Playdate is Making me Cray Cray ...more
Dear Dogs' Play dates, Three words: Dog Whistle App:) lol It would make me cray, too. I have ...more

At Fetch Club, Our Dogs Are As Loved and As Social As We Are

Photos of dogs above are courtesy of Fetch ClubIn our 20s and 30s, we’re busy building our careers and enjoying active social lives. We might also want to own and love an adorable, cuddly dog....more

Don't Forget Your Furry Friends: The Holiday Gift Guide for Cats & Dogs

Admit it, you'd feel funny celebrating the holidays without including your pets.  Image via Shutterstock ...more