Carolina is my dog

Children and animalsHow many times has your child asked you have a puppy? How many times have you told him not? Because you live in an apartment, because you have to take him out, because you have to educate. There are a thousand reasons to say no, but you had the luck of having a dog as a kid? it is not necessary to explain how important it is for a child to have a pet....more

The Pet Saga: Fancy Rats Part 2

The Fancy Rat saga continues.  This stuff is just too good not to write down....more

Family Values at the Holidays.


Should Your Pets Observe Bedtime?

Should your pet have a "bedtime"? Is it good to allow him to sleep in your bed? Do you let him in once he starts whining at the door during bedtime? These are all questions every pet owner wants to answer.It's such a universal query that even USA Today made an effort to ask (and answer) the question. But every pet parent knows that bedtime routines with our precious furballs are rarely, if ever, actually routine. That's our doggie, sleeping on - you guessed it - my pillow.Like our human children, our “fur kids” have minds and moods of their own.  Despite our best efforts, we often find ourselves at their furry whim rather than running the show when the sun goes down....more

For Rats, Pet Waste Is The Breakfast of Champions

Pet waste may be a gross and unsightly mess nobody enjoys picking up, but that’s not all. In developed areas, doggie deposits left on the ground can also serve as a steady, abundant food source for rats and other rodents....more

Finding Gratitude in Cold Places

These things make for a raw start to the day. Going to bed wondering if the puddle forming beneath the boiler in the basement might turn out to be more troublesome than we think. ...more

Rooster the Cat Saves the Day

Well I’ve just finished a blog about self-publishing where I point out that I might not be an author at all if little ones like my sweet pussycat hadn’t kept getting me up at the crack of dawn all these years, which moves me to also tell you about the day Rooster may have saved my husband’s life. We saved her when she first came to us, and then she returned the favor—probably because we were drawn together by the power of love....more

Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge

Days 16 & 17: The Dog Days of November

November 17, 2013 · by Kelly Belmonte · in Friendship ·Edit...more
Denise Thanks, Denise!more