Cat Entertainment 101: From Kitten Toys To Scratching Post

My kitten is currently chewing on my laptop. And putting her on the ground with a scolding apparently equates in her tiny cat mind to a great game, because she promptly levitates off the ground and does it all over again.I have a house full of cat toys, three scratching posts, and various homemade toys as well intended to entertain this kitten (Name: Matilda Precious Baby). But the vast majority serve only as decoration. However, there are several cat toys that, once I get Matilda Precious Baby (MPB) started, she will play with. Those include the following:...more

6 Simple Ways Your Dog Can Focus Less on Food

If your dog is constantly begging for food, there is a good chance he is overweight.Even being just slightly overweight can put your dog at risk for serious medical conditions.A dog 5 lbs. over his ideal weight is at risk. (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention)We know what you’re thinking, but what am I supposed to do? I work all day, and when I come home, I’m tired.  My dog just wants food, so to keep him happy I give it to him....more

Finding Bella

Bella, a scrawny black lab mix, was the first dog I'd had since becoming an adult. She came to me after being hit by a car and subsequently having surgery to amputate one of her legs. She was friendly and energetic and good company. I loved her. ...more

LESSONS FROM A GREAT DOG

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Our Kitty’s Boot Lace Incident

I’ve been pretty quiet on my blog for awhile, so it’s time to check in.Today I want to dedicate some time to a company called All About Animals....more

It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World

Have you ever heard the phrase, “if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas”? I think I fully understand that expression now…  even more than I originally thought.We have two dogs. Sami and Teddy. Sami is our Boston Terrorizer Terrier. She has always been the “problem” child. I think she feels more at home in the vet’s office than she does in our apartment, because she’s always begging to go there....more

Where No Man's Gone

Hmmmm, let’s see now, I have just been given a key that can open one building, room, locker or box to which I do not normally have access, how will I use it and why?...more

Fish on a Rampage

We have a 90 gallon aquarium in our bedroom. It's my husband's but I have grown attached to the fish. Like weirdly attached.  I named our pink sparkly one "Cher" just because I think it's hilarious to hear my husband and sons call it that.I like to pretend that when I walk over to the tank, the reason they come floating over is to see me, because they like me. Like I'm their mom. Alas, it's only because they know that weird blobby shape that creeps towards them once a day throws nummies at them. ...more

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Loving an old man dog

Maybe if I lay on it, she won't try to put it on me again."You have to live forever," I told our then-12-year old Maltese-Bijon, Goliath....more
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