Pets on the Bed: Can You Win?

In an effort to focus on less stuff and more of what makes my house a home, I can't possibly leave out our little 40-pound monster. He's by far the thing that makes me feel most like going home at the end of a bad day, because he greets us at the door with a wagging tail and (literally) jumping up for joy. He can barely handle going outside long enough to pee before he wants to run right back into the house to be near us. It's the greatest thing when you've had a rough day, and I honestly couldn't do without it anymore....more
We have Boxers, which tend to be pretty cuddly as a breed. Add to that living in New England and ...more

Pet Etiquette Guide: Scoop the Poop

Keeping pet waste off the ground is an important responsibility held by all pet owners. If not addressed, the presence of unattended to waste can quickly become a major point of conflict amongst neighbors....more

Day 27: Dog Medicine

Nearly three years ago, my husband and I adopted a pit bull pup.  We were in no way prepared for what we got with her and our lives have never been the same since.  Not because she's a pit bull.  That's been the easy part.       Since day one, Miss P has had lots of interesting health problems.  I could wallpaper my whole office with her vet bills. ...more

To Keep Pets Healthy, Keep the Yard Clear of Their Waste

Last year, United States pet owners collectively spent upwards of $26 million dollars on veterinarian care and over the counter medicines for their furry loved ones....more


In November, I brought our old girl dog to our veterinarian. She had began losing weight and developed a bad cough. I worried she might have pneumonia....more

"Paw"sitive Pet Pics - Adopt

“Paw”sitive Pet Pics – AdoptI love animals! Can you tell? They’re just so amazing and smart! When they’re taught tricks it’s just so adorable!...more

Don't Tell My HOA We Have Chickens

 We have chickens.  These aren't just any chickens, they are super fancy, fluffy chickens.  On April 2nd, our "little girls" were born.  We drove to Granbury and picked out three little chicks.  After taking the advice of a friend, we chose three different colors (so we could tell them apart)....more

Sonya's Story: How Google Maps Helped Rescue A Stray Dog (VIDEO)

Sonya is a adorable dog that was living on the Los Angeles streets for a long long time. So much so that the stray dog had matted fur, a swollen lip and was forced to eat whatever she could find. Patrick Pittenger had noticed her, always on the same spot. He was feeding her and bringing her water when he could. He named the sweet girl, Sonya. ...more

How to Stop Your Dog From Eating His Poop

As pet owners, we want our furry loved ones to be healthy and happy. So when we happen to see Fido taking an interest in eating the waste he has left behind, it is only natural for us to feel concerned and want to do something about it....more

7 Tips to Prevent Dog Urine Spots on Your Lawn

If you have a dog, then chances are you also have brown spots on your lawn. This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect over time....more
I use Dog Rocks in my dogs water bowl, and my lawn is now patch free!more