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Naughty or Nice? Take a Photo, Win Wellness!

Wellness Natural Pet Food is sponsoring a Naughty or Nice Photo Contest this holiday season. It’s easy to enter! Just go to the Wellness Facebook page and enter your photo of your dog or cat being naughty or nice! You can enter up to four photos of your beloved companion animals doing what they do … Continue reading

It’s the Pre-Holiday Email Bombardment- Coming to an Account Near You!

You should see my inbox lately!  I have all sorts of emails from people I never heard of before telling me about their product, how it’s so great, and will you please add it to your holiday gift recommendations this year? That’s how I know they don’t read my blog, because if they did, they’d … Continue reading

Tacky Gift Ideas: Music for Dogs

So last week I told you about TV for dogs. But if dogs don’t watch TV, then music must be a major component, right? So maybe we can just skip the TV channel and buy a CD to play while we’re gone to work. Do they make music for dogs? Of COURSE they do! While … 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!

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 “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

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

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

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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