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Does Santa Bring Puppies and Kittens?

MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say! Two years ago I posted a rant entitled, Does Santa Bring Puppies and Kittens? The post is getting a good bit of traffic this year, despite Rumpy adding a disclaimer at the top of the page that we no longer believe what I wrote. … Continue reading

Chaser: The Gift for Dog Lovers Who Love to Read

I confess that when I was asked to review the book, Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words, I expected a hard-to-read diatribe by yet another blowhard telling me how his dog is better than mine. After all, the media have dubbed Chaser the “world’s smartest dog.” I could not … Continue reading

Dear Santa: Please Send Kyjen Toys!

Dear Santa: Christmas is coming, and I can hardly wait! Could you please send me some Kyjen toys this year? I LOVE Kyjen toys! They make toys that are fun, but also require some thought. The Hide-a-Squirrel is my favorite! I have to look, but I always find that squeaky squirrel. Of course, I also like … Continue reading

A Review of Caru- a New Dog Food for You!

Products marketed for dogs is an ever-growing industry. Seems like a new company jumps in the waters every day. So why Caru? According to the company web site, Caru is Welsh for “to love.” And the company founders started making dog food and treats out of their love for their dog, who suffered from food allergies. … Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday: Lost Treasures

Recently we received a new-to-us camera. I had an old memory card I stuck inside, and found, to my surprise, some forgotten treasures. Thought I’d share them with you today. Enjoy!

Chris Christie: Elected by New Jersey to Serve….. Iowa?

Recently the New Jersey state legislature passed a law banning the use of gestation crates on the state’s 300 pig farms. The bill passed 53-13 in the state Assembly, and 32-1 in the state Senate. Polls suggested that 93% of the state’s population supported the bill. But the bill is not law, because Governor Chris … Continue reading

On Shopping for a New Vet

So we’ve moved to a new town, and it’s a two-hour drive to our old vet. That means it’s time to shop for a new one. And because Bubba gets monthly injections of Adequan for his arthritis, the shopping started soon after arrival. Here’s a bit of advice to vet clinic administrators: make sure the … Continue reading

The Secret Monkey Breeding Facility Florida Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Unless you are a Luddite, you are aware of the recent Ebola scare in the United States. What you may not know is that Ebola is spread to humans by some animals, including monkeys. So riddle me this, Batman: Why is Hendry County, Florida’s local government allowing a company to open a macaque breeding facility there?  Well, … Continue reading

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

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