The Pet Child Comparison

Why do people compare having kids to having pets? I'm not talking about the people that call their pets their fur babies. Although I don't understand that either, I'm not about to tell someone about their own level of affection. I figure, they're either people who haven't had kids who feel their love would be the same, or they're people who have had kids and, in their opinion, their feelings are the same, or, rather, certain aspects of their feelings are the same....more

Daddy, House and Clayton

Daddy, on the left had a great day with his friend Jay at the Pioneer Dinner today.  He stayed the whole day, from 10-2, which was quite an outing for someone who has been housed i...more

Things that make you go hmmm?

About a month ago, my husband, Marc, felt a lump on Alex, the cat’s tail.  We watched it for a week or so to see if anything changed.  When it remained the same, we brought the cat to the vet to get it checked out. Since Alex is over sixteen years old, the vet wasn’t too concerned with the lump.  He explained that he wouldn’t want to touch it, as it would cause more harm to Alex then if we simply left it alone.  The vet proceeded to give Alex a general checkup.  Last summer, Alex was very sick....more

And the vet.... I am glad Alex is doing so much better too. Although he is currently mad at us. ...more

A Selfless Act of Love

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, a day filled with homemade cards, a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers, and beef brisket. It was a beautiful and unseasonably warm day spent with my family and my mother....more

Feeling a little lost this Mother's Day

As Mother's Day approaches, I'm feeling a little lost. Late last year, my mom passed away. I'm also not a mother, myself. I have a dog, Kendall, that my husband accuses me of mothering. I'm bombarded with Mother's Day reminders from the radio, television, and newspaper, yet this year I have nothing to celebrate. ...more

Peace of Mind When Traveling With Pets

Are you planning on traveling with your pets this summer? You may want to check out the Blanket Online ID for your feline or canine....more


My dog smelt like a decomposing rat. I had to do something

Today I finally decided that I needed to give Naughty George a bath. After all, it had been a few years, and my five-year-old daughter Izzy had got to the stage where she wouldn't eat inside the house because he honked so much. ...more

LOL! It takes them ages to build up the scent of Eau de Muck, and then we destroy it in one ...more

Give a Dog a Bone

It all began on a wet and muddy Spring day, when Bojangles was given a bone.  Now, this wasn't just any old bone, (as Bojangles instinctively knew) this was a fresh, raw, meaty bone that needed extra special attention.   Being the thoughtful, clever doggie that he is, Bojangles didn't settle in to clean off his bone as most normal dogs would.   No... Bojangles knew this bone had to be preserved and savoured.  It had to be aged, and soiled, and become rank with that oh-so-wonderful scent that dogs love.   So......more

I have a new policy firmly in place - No More Bones! Squeeky toys are much more house (and bare ...more