Feeling Good

One of the easiest ways I know to put a smile on my face is to hug one of my dogs.  Studies have shown that petting a dog or cat lowers anxiety and blood pressure. Pets give you unconditional love.  They are always thrilled to see you walk through the door.  You can leave for an hour and when you return, they greet you like they haven't seen you in a week! ...more

Saturday Funnies LXIIII

It is Saturday!! Time to laugh!! Today’s funny comes from an email buddy!FIRE TRUCKIf you don’t laugh at this one, you’re not breathing.....more
@Lucy's Reality  @Lucy's Reality  @SunbonnetSmart.com  That does not make sense... you don't ...more

Are My Pets Cuter Than Your Kids?

People love pet pics on Facebook. Cats, dogs, lizards and bunnies. If you put up even a remotely interesting picture of your pet (or someone else's pet) it will get a like. An amen. Shared and possibly a few comments - passive aggressive comments of the "oh my dog can do that backwards in a leotard" type. Still ... they are pets, they are universal in their cute, silly ways.  ...more

Pet Care: Injuries and Health Insurance

Who says animals can't be creative? If you've got pets, then you already know the many ways that beasties can hurt themselves unknowingly. In a recent conversation with Rob Jackson, CEO of Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, we discussed some common - and not so common - injury claims that he sees on his desk (including one that happened in his own office) and how they can be easily avoided....more
No, to insurance, and this pup is lucky you were there.more

A First-Time Dog Owner Seeks Her Perfect Match

Adopting your first dog in midlife is, depending on which friend I ask, outrageously idiotic, exceptionally courageous - or brilliant. Arf. Despite the fact that most of my friends tend to fall into group 1 ("You're too old to learn new dog training tricks!"), I am persisting. I've experienced the heartbreak of visiting animal shelters, the frustration of attempting to find a dog on Craigslist and the bewilderment of reading an abundance of books on dog adoption, dog breeds and dog training. And then there's Petfinder, which has become more addictive than chocolate. ...more

Holiday Gifts For the Family Pet

Holiday gifts for the family pet can be so much more than a standard chewy raw hide for poochy or a jingly mouse for kitty-cat. These days, the growing fur (and not-so-furry) baby marketplace caters to pet parents of every style and budget. Everything from the silly to the serious to the downright adorable can be found for your companion with a few clicks of the mouse. Here's just a few of the more fabulous selections out there to choose from for the naughty (or in household's case, VERY naughty) to the nice on your list....more

THE ADVANTAGES OF ADOPTING A DOG OR CAT

By: Stanley Popovich There are many advantages to adopting a dog or cat. Adopting a pet can be a great way to reduce our every day stresses and anxieties. In addition, there are many other reasons why adopting a dog or cat can be important in your life. For instance, pets can help us to relax and help us to focus on the good things in our lives. This can be very helpful when we are overwhelmed by the stresses and anxieties of our lives....more

How Our Pets Can Reduce Our Stresses And Anxieties

By: Stanley Popovich Animals and our pets can be a great way to reduce our every day stresses and anxieties.  It is not easy to deal with our fears and anxieties, however, spending time with animals can makes us feel better.  Here is a list of ways of how our pets can help us to better cope with our fears, anxieties, and stresses and why its good to own a pet.Spending time with your pets can be a great source of companionship....more

Don’t Take Your Anxieties And Stresses Out On Your Pets

By: Stanley Popovich Everybody deals with stress and anxiety, however some people sometimes take it out on their pets. Instead of taking your problems and frustrations out on your pets or other animals, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their stress, anxieties, and fears.When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with anxiety, the first thing you can do is to break the task into a series of smaller steps. For example, changing careers can be a stressful situation....more