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The “New Age” of Shock Collars: Are Static Correction Collars Safe?

Recently I received an email touting “research” proclaiming that most people that try static collars are happy with the results. The press release was sent by PetPR.com on behalf of Radio Systems® Corporation (RSC), the maker of PetSafe®,Invisible Fence® and SportDOG™ According to the press release from PetPR.com, “The survey of more than 1,000 pet owners reveals … Continue reading

The Perpetual Holiday Dilemma: What to Eat?

Ah, the holidays! Time for meals with friends and family, parties where food and drink are served, snacks and treats brought to the office. Yum! But some of us are being more conscientious about how we eat. Maybe you’re “that one” at work or in the family that is the picky eater. While you are … Continue reading

The End of the African Elephant

In 20 years, most of us will still be alive. Which means most of us will be around to witness the extinction of the African elephant.  Killing of elephants for their tusks has reached unsustainable levels. Humans now kill more elephants than are born each year. George Wittemyera, Joseph M. Northrup, Julian Blanc, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Patrick … Continue reading

It’s Time for This Year’s Tacky Holiday Gifts Guide!

It’s that time of year again when we’re overwhelmed with the holiday “feel-good” ads, designed to get us to pull out the bank card and buy! buy! buy! As I did last year, I’m going to profile a few animal-themed items that are being marketed to the public. And if you see something that’s tacky, … Continue reading

The Kitty Cat Conundrum

Cats. The great manipulators. Who can look upon me with such disdain, and me not feel offended? When I’m eating, he acts as though he’s starving. When I’m working on the computer, he is dying for a little affection. But what is June Buggie doing when I want to spend some time with him? Here … Continue reading

One of Those Days….

You ever have those days when you feel like nobody likes you? I do. In fact, I had one today. Today I was served a belly-full of passive-aggressiveness, out-right aggressiveness, along with a side of cold shoulders. On the drive home I prayed to the Universe, asking what in the hell I did to deserve … Continue reading

Augusta Georgia is Killing Animals By the Scores!

Augusta is a city of 200,000 located in the eastern part of Georgia. If you’re a golf fan, you’ve heard of Augusta- it’s where the Masters golf tournament is held each spring. The unemployment rate in Augusta as of August of this year was 9.8%. Augusta’s animal shelter has a 70% kill rate.  It’s not … Continue reading

What? We moved AGAIN?

    Yes, we’ve moved yet again. Jen got a promotion, so we headed down to Panama City. Yay!

Dona Nobis Pacem- Grant Us Peace #BlogBlastforPeace

Today is the Blogblast for Peace, where bloggers from around the world write about topics pertaining to peace. When I heard the Dalai Lama speak in Birmingham recently, he said something I found particularly profound, and chose to hold back for this post. He said, and I’m paraphrasing: There are 7 billion of us humans … Continue reading

Some New Thoughts About Animal Adoption

Happy Halloween! May your treats be many, and tricks be few! Speaking of tricks, there are some new tricks being utilized in the animal adoption trade. Some you may find frightening! But should they be? When I talked recently with Olivia Melikhov and Susan Furukawa of the ASPCA, I asked about old notions of animal adoption that … Continue reading

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