I'm allergic to your family member, will you still be my friend?

I am allergic to a lot of other people's family members.  It is a hard thing to live with and I make accommodations in order to have a normal life.  These family members are cats.  I've never had a cat myself but many of my friends consider them part of their families.  Some people I know consider their pets their children.  There's nothing wrong with that, it's just that their children make my throat start to close up.  I get itchy eyes, stuffy and runny nose, asthma attacks, wheezing, coughing and other fun symptoms. ...more

Worst Moving Story Ever?

H and I have relocated to Los Angeles from Chicago and it went the opposite of smoothly.When good cats attackWe decided to fly instead of drive.  We thought it would be one day of stress and hassle versus three days.We thought wrong.It turned out to be three days of stress and hassle with a two night hospital stay, thanks to Magoo....more

3 Simple Tips for Better Pet Photography

For many of us, pets become much more than just pets. They are companions, exercise partners, therapists, fur babies, etc. There are those who just want to share pictures of their pets with their friends and family. For others, photographing their pets becomes a valuable source of income. Here are three simple tips to help you improve your pet photography. ...more
Thanks for sharing this helpful tips on how to have a better pet photography. I'm trying to get ...more

Meet Eleanor RigbyCat, Plus Enter to Win $50 From Kroger & Free LUVSOME Pet Food

Brace yourselves. The other day, I got an email from The Bump. If you don’t know what that is, let me clue you in—it’s a website for mothers and mothers-to-be. ACK! I’m neither of those yet. ...more

Saying goodbye to our beloved Bernese Mountain dog rescue

Hello friends and family~ ...more

The Trouble with Vegans

Last week, a van parked at the end of our rural road and a pack of men in jackets and ties and women in high-collared, long sleeve dresses and sensible shoes, all of them carrying small black, leather satchels, poured out and began a door-to-door campaign of our neighborhood. By the time they reached the first few front doors, the phone brigade had begun pull down your shades, don’t answer your door the Jehovah’s Witnesses are in the ‘hood clutching their Watchtower magazines with pictures of children surrounded by peaceful lions and lambs....more
This is one of the best of your many wonderful pieces! Totally spot on.more

Goodbye, Grisabella

I am sad to tell you that we had to say goodbye to our beloved mama cat Grisabella after she took a sharp turn for the worse this past week. We know we made the right decision to free her from suffering, but our hearts and home are a little emptier and we miss her beautiful self. ...more
EmiliePeck Thank you so much. She really was lovely, and we miss her so much.more

why rescue dogs are worth it

Jarrod and I have been binge watching Game of Thrones lately. In a recent episode, a flock of crows was shown, flying and making their loud-ass "caw caw" noises. Rosie was dead asleep, but she woke up suddenly and started barking like crazy at the tv. I've also caught her barking at crows when we're in our yard....more

Are There Bugs in My Bangs

 I have been inside more "hoarding houses" than anyone should ever have to. They are scary, dark, smelly and exude anguish, sorrow and  hostility....more