Dottie the Magnificent

Last Saturday, I met a magnificent puppy. Her name is Dottie....more

FIve Ways To Organize Your Pet For Summer

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore...more

Take that!

Hey, it is me, Alex the Cat!  I got to tell you what happened this morning… it was great! After two unsuccessful hours of trying to get my lazy parents out of bed, finally at 5:30 AM they got their sorry butts out of bed.  My dad was holding me and looking at the lump on my tail as my mom headed downstairs to get me my breakfast.  She grabbed a paper plate out of the pantry closet and then walked over to the dining room table where my medicine sat. “Do you want this?” she called up to my dad holding the tube. “Nah, I’ll do it later,” he replied.  ...more

He has a temper and he holds a grudge... Get on his bad side, he is vengeful. But if you get on ...more


Menagerie, that is a word my mother used often when she talked about all our animals and today I will use it to describe my menagerie. We've always had a lot of animals in our house since The Hubby and I married, mainly cats. Let me see, we've had the usual dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, parakeets, canaries and as of yesterday I now own zebra finches. It was kind of weird that my birthday is next week and I was thinking about going to get myself a birthday present of finches....more

Give me the music

I am always amazed at the power of music.  How you can hear a song, and immediately be transported back to a different time and place in your life.  How a melody and lyrics can flood you with memories and emotions. Sting’s “Fields of Gold” does that to me.  Whenever I hear it, I can’t help but think of my dog.  Sting released this song the year we got her.  We used to leave the radio on whenever we left the house.  For whatever reason, it seemed, whenever we returned, this song was playing on the radio.  As soon as I hear him sing “on the fields of...more

Pet Corner: Stanley Perseveres

In honor of the 11th annual World Turtle Day, sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue, I'm sharing a guest post from my personal blog written by my childhood friend, Kathleen Teager, back in 2008. Her story of Stanley the Tortoise not only tells the tale of an extraordinary creature but - thanks to Google - it resulted saving the life of another beloved tortoise. Enjoy!:...more
What a wonderful tale about Stan, I hope there will be further updates...say, Stan seems like ...more

A Lesson We All Can Learn

Just for a second, look away from your computer.  What is your pet doing?  Odds are, they're taking a nap.  So what can we learn from our furry friends?1.  They eat when they're hungry.  How often do you skip a meal because you're busy or stuff your face when you're stressed?  Look at your dog or cat.  They eat when they are hungry and stop when they're full.  They don't worry if the job is done first....more

its those simple things such as spending time with our pets and having random little fun at home ...more

Chicks to Chickens

Our little fluff ball chickies of less than two months ago are already mini-chickens! 5 days old, name: "chick chick"...more

Biggest surprise for our family was the "pet" aspect - they have so much more personality then I ...more

I do not cook chicken for the dog

Tonight at dinner we had a perfect example of what they call concrete thinking. Fetal alcohol children think in concrete terms. Things are black and white, never grey. I always tell their teachers, you have to teach them the first time exactly how you want them to do it everytime. They will never change. One of our rules is no table food for the dog. She has never been allowed any, I see no reason to start a bad habit. But, tonight at dinner one of my peas rolled off my plate and onto the floor (no, it wasn't on purpose, I love peas!)....more

my son's new best friend

One of my son's more predominant issues is his inability to be in a room alone. I know this sounds trivial, but I am talking never. Not to get dressed, go upstairs to get a toy, get in the shower, go outside. Never. Someone, my daughter or I, have to be with him every single second of his waking hours. This wears on you. I have moved both his and my daughter's clothes into my bedroom on the first floor as it was just becoming insane for me to constantly be going up and down stairs every time they needed something. And my knees are not what they used to be!...more