Five Things Children Learn From Their Pets

Anne KimballLife on the Funny Farm...more
I know for a fact that I learned all of those things from my childhood pet, Pierre.  He was my ...more

From Rescues to Rockstars, the Furry Fashionistas of BlogHer '12!

I can still remember the first time I saw my dog Molly. It was August 29th, 2006. She was in pretty rough shape, with some medical issues that needed attention (and let's face it, money), but as soon as her paws hit the floor, she was like a toy who had been newly wound up. Goofy and playful, running all over the place, jumping up and trying to give kisses. And she opened up a place in my heart that I never knew existed before (and yes, I realize what a cheesy line that is, but it doesn't make it any less true). I think that's the beautiful thing about adopting a pet. That symbiotic relationship. You may be rescuing them, but they rescue you right back, in their own way. ...more


Thank you to our fur-babies for giving us practice on being up all night with an infant!In the past 12 hours, 1) Seamus and Skylar dug into the cat litterboxes like it was Old Country Buffet (GAG)2) Skylar horked at 3am due to upset stomach from their buffet3) Seamus had an accident at 4:30am due to medicine he's on.4) Cats sat on each side of us and meowed at 5:30am because they were hungry.Oh ma God! Luckily, they are normally angels.  But now we are ready!...more

Concrete Jungle

Come on by the blog today and check out our new Concrete Jungle.  ...more

Release That Inner "Arteest" In Your Pet

Before Baylie came onto the scene, my house was decorated in the style in which I prefer.  It wasn't long before I noticed the differences in our taste of decor.  I like everything neat and tidy.  Baylie likes that lived-in look....more

Why Our Tail Wasn't Wagging: Someone Bought Our Domain

If you've visited my website, some of you might have noticed things have been a little "off" these past four weeks. We haven't been posting as much, didn't write a post-BlogPaws roundup, haven't been doing as many product reviews and there was a "dot blogspot" added to the end of our website address.Well, here is why -- someone bought our domain. And, it couldn't have happened at a worse time -- in Salt Lake City during BlogPaws....more

We Want a Puppy! Shelter or Breeder?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, Our family has decided to get a puppy. We're very excited about this, however, my husband and I are disagreeing about where to get the dog. I want to get one from the city shelter, but he thinks we should get one from a breeder instead. Cost aside ($100 at the shelter vs. $3,000 at the breeder), it just doesn't feel right to me, but he says he feels a dog from a breeder is "safer." What can I do to help him change his mind and give a needy dog a home? Signed, Puppy Love -------------------------------------------...more
You probably already have your new puppy by now, but I believe buying from a reputable breeder ...more

Storm Has Arrived!

Storm Has Arrived! They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'  ~Samuel Butler...more

July 4th Challenge: Free Dogs for PTSD Veterans

Soldiers in need, loyal dogs and the 4th of July - does it get more heart-tuggy than that? Dog Bless You, which provides free service or companion dogs to war veterans, especially those affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has issued a social media challenge leading up to July 4th....more
@ElisaC Cycling for Leader Dogs Trans-America Bicycle Tour June 16–August 4, 2012 ...more

If You See a Dog Locked in a Hot Car This Summer, Say Something.

People who leave their dogs in hot cars is one of my biggest pet peeves.Every year I go out of my mind when I see or hear of someone who left their dog in their car on a hot summer day to run into the store.In the past I have been known to confront these complete strangers with a not so friendly greeting when they arrived back at their automobile that housed an overheated, panting dog, running around in their car.Some of these conversations are more pleasant than others....more