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It’s World Rabies Day!

Today the world is being reminded that it takes all of us, ESPECIALLY those of us who love animals, to keep us all safe from rabies. What is rabies? It’s a very old contagious disease dating back to the 23rd century BC. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word rabhas meaning to do violence. … Continue reading

The Soothing Sound of a Purring Cat

This morning I woke to find June Buggie lying on my chest purring loudly. Immediately a feeling of peace washed over me. How is that? Purring happens when cats contract both their laryngeal and diaphragmatic muscles. That’s how they can purr while inhaling and exhaling. Purring happens at low frequencies of between 25 and 150 hertz. This … Continue reading

Emergency Planning: Katrina Taught Us it’s Essential

Today marks the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. According to the ASPCA’s Olivia Melikhov, Katrina left 600,000 pets dead or homeless. Almost half of the people who did not evacuate during Katrina said it was because they didn’t think they could bring their animals with them. Yet, even after all that, 35% of you DO NOT … Continue reading

People Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend

Harry Nilsson wrote a song about friendship called, appropriately, Best Friend: People let me tell you ’bout my best friend, He’s a warm hearted person who’ll love me till the end. People let me tell you bout my best friend, He’s a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy.  People … Continue reading

Want Some Free Publicity From Me? This is What it Takes.

I’ve told you before that I get a lot of emails from people wanting me to promote their product for free. Some do more than just send a mass email; they send an email just to me, then in a day or two send a follow-up email just to be sure I got their first … Continue reading

I Think I May Be in Trouble!

My life is in peril. With my working so much lately, I’m hardly home. When I am home, I’m still working. Or sleeping. Or (heaven forbid) walking the dog. The feline contingency has decided enough is enough. I’ve noticed lately the looks of disdain and of downright anger. Even Rumpy is fearful of what may … Continue reading

It’s Bravo! and Away We Go!

So here in the Gulf Coast region, it’s time everyone should have their emergency preparedness kits and plans in place.  In areas where hurricanes are always a possibility, one must be ready to either stay or go at short notice. One thing I’ve always struggled with when planning is food. Having extra on hand if … Continue reading

Summertime: Dangerous for Pets, so Be Prepared!

For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s officially summer and it’s pretty darn hot! And even though you’ve been inundated with posts to social media telling you to take precautions, we still hear stories of people who unknowingly put their beloved pets at risk. So the good folks at the ASPCA are asking … Continue reading

Light Weight Litters- They’re Not All the Same

Back in January I wrote a blog post about some of the various litters I’d tried. I said I wasn’t with the lightweight litter choices out there. But after I was bitten by a dog and my dominant left hand was useless for several days,  scooping the litter box quickly escalated from a task I dislike but could easily … Continue reading

There Has Been a Slight Change in the Schedule…

I am what one would call a Creature of Habit.  It’s not that I especially like getting up at 5 AM every morning, including my days off, but I might as well, because my body thinks it’s time to get up, and June Buggie demands it. So it’s up and at ’em. Outside with Rumpy … Continue reading

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