The Dog Catcher Part 1

The Dog Catcher Part 1Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.  ~Ben Okri...more

Crush Your Child's Dream of Ever Owning a Dog (or Pony)!

We love birthdays in our family. Or rather I love birthdays and have passed that trait onto to the boys—and my husband goes along for the ride. September began our “birthday season” which ends in late January. As you can imagine, we are talking birthday wishes, birthday celebrations, all things “birthdays” these days. ...more
My grandson, who is three, has 6 dogs, a cat, two goats and three sheep in his family.  He is ...more

Saying Goodbye to a Best Friend

I've known a post like this has been inevitable for a while, but it doesn't make it any easier to write. ...more
I so understand and send my condolences to you and your family. Eleanor RigbyCat sounds like my ...more

Let's "Paws" and Take a Moment

When she enters a room, I’m always the first (and only) one to say hello. When I help her out, I never hear a thank you. When I pay her a compliment, she never gives one in return. She routes through the trash, chews with her mouth open and stalks me in my own home. She’s a confidante, a friend and my baby and god help the person who talks badly about her. Even if that person is my child....more
Thank you! Pets really do make the world a happier placemore

How Do I Tell My Mom Her House Reeks?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I hate to visit my mom's house because it reeks of animals. She has two cats and a dog, and I think she keeps it clean, but it still smells. How do I tell her this?Signed,My Mom's Living In a Litter Box...more
Maybe it's better that, in presentation of the problem (reeking house bec of pets) to suggest a ...more

Pets the best companions!

Why I Like Animals More Than People

There’s an old family saying coined by my grandfather that goes, “You know I never did care much for people, but I sure do love critters.” It’s generally followed by one relative or another telling a story about a dog or cat they’ve rescued and an overly dramatic tale of heroics and bravado that went into it....more

NYC Pet Portraits Giveaway – Oil Painting

These paintings are amazing! If you have a pet or know someone that does, you’ll want this!This would make a wonderful Christmas gift! ...more

I'm allergic to your family member, will you still be my friend?

I am allergic to a lot of other people's family members.  It is a hard thing to live with and I make accommodations in order to have a normal life.  These family members are cats.  I've never had a cat myself but many of my friends consider them part of their families.  Some people I know consider their pets their children.  There's nothing wrong with that, it's just that their children make my throat start to close up.  I get itchy eyes, stuffy and runny nose, asthma attacks, wheezing, coughing and other fun symptoms. ...more

Our Cat Sent Us to the ER on the Day We Moved Across the Country

H and I have relocated to Los Angeles from Chicago and it went the opposite of smoothly.When good cats attackWe decided to fly instead of drive.  We thought it would be one day of stress and hassle versus three days.We thought wrong.It turned out to be three days of stress and hassle with a two night hospital stay, thanks to Magoo....more