The ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge recently came to a close. This 5-year challenge was designed to encourage shelters to find creative ways to save the lives of more animals. I recently talked with Olivia Melikhov, Senior Manager, Social Media, and Susan Furukawa, Program Manager, of the ASPCA to get the inside scoop on how … Continue reading
Today is Rumpy’s 9th Gotcha Day. It was 9 years ago today I was driving down the street in Winchester, Tennessee, and found a pup hanging dangerously close to the road. He had no cares, no tags, and no microchip. The vet estimated he was between 6 and 9 months old. I looked for his … Continue reading
If you don’t think there’s big money to be made in the “pet industry,” you are clearly not paying attention. They’re forking out big bucks to change the playing field for breeders, while you are zoned out in front of a drug industry commercial, looking for the strategically placed pure-breed dog. Here are a few … Continue reading
Today is Heat Stroke Prevention Day. It’s designed to remind people of the danger of leaving children in cars. I know, we talk this subject to death. And yet death is the result for 19 kids so far this year. The adults responsible include a hospital CEO and a foster father. And who knows HOW many … Continue reading
Happy Fourth of July to all my USA friends! woo woo woo!!!
It’ may be Presidents Day, but it’s still Monday. *sigh* I’m headed back to the vet today to get my teeth cleaned. I’m starving because I haven’t had anything to eat or drink since 8 PM last night. I think that’s unfair because I’m not going to feel like eating AFTER they pull my tooth, … Continue reading
One of the best parts of the holiday season is that people open their hearts and their wallets to those who are less fortunate. Here are two groups who were in the news this weekend. One group could benefit from your generosity, while the other stands as a warning to those who would support those … Continue reading
Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s beauty tip. My job is to help you look and feel your best! This week’s tip: Take it easy on yourself! Don Williams recorded a song with that title, part of which went like this: There’s two hundred people pushin’ up daisies In the graveyard out back of … Continue reading
Oh Dog! It’s my Gotcha Day and I am so excited! We’re wearing hats! Well, SOME of us are wearing hats. The cats didn’t care for them. For Pets’ Sake gave me a cookie with my name on it! I got cards! And presents!!!! I LOVE Gotcha Days! Thanks for sharing mine with me!
Oh Dog! DeDe here with this week’s tip to make you look and feel your best! This week’s tip: Celebrate the joys of life! There are plenty of reasons to celebrate throughout the course of our lives. Sure, there’s the big things, like that promotion at work, or the birth of a child. But there … Continue reading