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Tacky Gifts: Dot-to-Dot for Grown-ups?

Somehow I’ve appeared on lots of publicists’ email lists. Not that I mind; I get some great ideas for blog posts from them. Recently I got an email touting a dot-to-dot book for adults. The topic? Animals. What? Are you kidding me? Dot-to-dot? Who does that? Actually, I kinda like the book. These are not simple … 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

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

One of Those Days….

You ever have those days when you feel like nobody likes you? I do. In fact, I had one today. Today I was served a belly-full of passive-aggressiveness, out-right aggressiveness, along with a side of cold shoulders. On the drive home I prayed to the Universe, asking what in the hell I did to deserve … 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

What? We moved AGAIN?

    Yes, we’ve moved yet again. Jen got a promotion, so we headed down to Panama City. Yay!

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

The ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge- Did It Do Any Good?

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

Scenes From A Celebration!

There’s a video too, and if Youtube will ever let me upload it, I’ll post it.

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