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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

Romance Novels Have Gone to the Dogs….

I was recently asked to review Sit! Stay! Speak! This is the debut novel by Annie England Noblin. Ms. Noblin teaches writing and communications at Arkansas State University. She also volunteers in animal rescue. She weaves her experiences in small town America throughout the novel. To be clear, this book is a romance novel. It uses the tried and … Continue reading

Wednesday is National Dog Day….. Whatever….

Oh, how exciting! Wednesday is National Dog Day! We’re going to celebrate all that’s right with the world because of dogs. And spend money. We’re going to show our dogs how much we love them by buying them treats and toys. We’ll get them groomed and smelling good. We’ll commission art so the world can remember our … 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

When Your Dog Needs Veterinary Care You Can’t Afford…

I told you all about Phoebe, a certified therapy dog and the mascot for Working to Halt Online Abuse, and how she needed help paying for cateract surgery, but I didn’t tell you the whole story. I’ll rectify that right now. Phoebe is an 8-year-old Siberian Husky. She spent the first three years of her life … 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

Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park- A Review

Kid’s books are aplenty, and these days, they’re often about animals. Dogs and kids are usually a lucrative combination. So here we have writer Jennifer Schreiber using dogs to teach us how to handle bullying in her children’s book, Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park. What did I think of the book? I don’t like … 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

It’s My Blogaversary!

I just checked my blog and saw in the notifications that today is my 4th anniversary as a blogger. Well, how about that? I should be having a huge celebration! An amazing giveaway! There should be cookies with big 4s painted on them with peanut butter! So what am I doing? Hiding from the vacuum … 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

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