Home Remedies for Fido, Fluffy, and Mr. Ed

Alright, we've all been there. Having to take your animals to the veterinarian is never any fun. Especially when you have more then one pet, more then one species, and pets that... lets just just say only you could love with their "sparkling" personality. Well, here are some at home remedies for the horse, your dog, and yes, even your cat. Here at Working Hearts Ranch we have it all. And when you get rescues in like we do, this has saved us tons of money. ...more

The Little Things DO Matter – What REALLY Sets You Apart

This week I experienced a personal heartbreak.  It was during that time that I was once again reminded what truly sets someone (and their business) apart.  It has nothing to do with flashy stuff, extra letters after your name, or a snappy elevator pitch.  It is all about having heart, caring about the little things, and showing up to serve as a real, authentic, and caring human being. ...more
I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. I've been there a few times myself and it is ...more

How Much Is TOO Much to Spend at the Veterinarian?

I have a kitty that is about 2-3 years old ... I don't know her exact age because I got her from a co-worker whose 2 dogs and cat bullied her. A couple of days ago, I noticed Chee Bee acting strange. Strange like lying under the nightstand, in a corner, under the center of the bed when usually she lays on the bed or inside the box spring lining like a hammock where she tore the lining. She also hadn't eaten or drank anything for at least 24 hours. ...more
What a tough dilemna....I'm making a mental note to check on insurance.more

Dog Fair Vet: My Hero

Some dogs never get a chance to strut their stuff. She decided to organize a community dog fair. There dogs of all breeds and conditions could compete and be adored. It worked, dogs of every variety attended. At one event there was a blind malamute, a deaf chocolate Labrador and a three legged poodle. The categories ranged from “meat head”, to “most like owner”. to “most impervious to human commands”. to “Most like a movie mutt” and “vet's favorite”....more
@Denise Denise drop by next Friday I will have another one for you. I am showcasing ...more

Fast Dogs--Part IV

My eyes watered and bulged as I listened to the pretty, young veterinarian give me and my husband the run down on Little Paint's surgery.             "She lost a tooth and a toe, and I can't tell you how many stitches that chest wound took."             I groaned.  Shut my eyes and pressed my palms into my eyebrows.             "Look on the bright side," the vet said.  "Her chest doesn't fall op...more

And if you saw the vet who did it, Denise. You would say "Double Wow!" Cutie patootie with ...more

Fast Dogs--Part III

It was 11:39 a.m....more

How is that possible. Except for the end and stuff. But worse???? Gah!

~Denise
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Fast Dogs--Part I

When our long-legged, beagle-howling, slut puppy, sister hounds run away, my husband always says a prayer.  "I pray they never come back."I'm telling you what, they were so cute when we got 'em at the Manteo Island Animal Shelter thirteen years ago. I loved the way their silky ears were bigger than their heads....more

Killing Her Softly

I don’t want to get out of bed. I’m afraid to actually.  If I get up, I’ll have to look out the window.  Then I’ll know.  If my dog is alive or not.              “If she’s dead in the morning,” husband had said, “I’ll put her in the Honda and take her to work.  So you all don’t have to--  You know . ....more

Hey Kitty: Just found your kind remarks. Thanks so much. Rainbow Bridge is sweet. One of the ...more

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine - Beast

I worked in various veterinary clinics for over twelve years, and during those years, I met some pretty amazing cats and dogs.  The memories of some of these animals, as well as the lessons they taught, have stuck with me over the years, and I thought it was...more