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When You’re Told Your Dog is Dying…

Don’t worry, I’m not offended that you won’t read this bog post. This one is for those who who will go through this as some point, and need to know there is someone out there who understands.  First you sit on the sofa and cry. Be prepared to go through an entire box of tissues. You make a … Continue reading

Cats Defeat Dogs in the Photography Department!

MEOW! June Buggie here. It’s always chapped my ass that dogs seem to get more of everything in this world. They have more money spent on them. There are more medications available for dogs than cats. There are dog parks, dog weddings, dog food out the butt. But FINALLY it looks like us cats have … 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

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

Rumpy’s Tummy is Under Attack by Terrorist Bacteria!

The Rumpster is sick. Yesterday morning while we were walking, Rumpy produced a particularly stinky poo. When I got home for lunch, he’d had an accident in the laundry room. It smelled awful. I switched him to a bland diet, but he continued to have diarrhea today, and this afternoon there was blood in the … 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

ACK!!!! FLEAS!!!!!!

Fleas. It’s spring in the northern hemisphere, and those little pests are out and about. Recently I discovered a flea on Malachi. Even though he doesn’t go outside, and even though Rumpy takes Trifexis for heart worms and fleas, a flea got inside and on my baby. The worst part is if I see one … Continue reading

Smells Like Teen Spirit- Or Maybe Week-Old Pastrami

One thing is true about every walk I take with Rumpy- it will be filled with stops to sniff things. There’s the trees in front of the insurance agency where the neighbor dog does his thing. There are squirrels to sniff around trees. It seems as though Rumpy can tell how long ago a squirrel was … Continue reading

Malamute Coat Care for Summer

This morning Rumpy decided he wanted to sit outside awhile in the cool morning air, so I took the opportunity to give his coat a good brushing. I haven’t been as attentive to Rumpy’s coat as I should, and it shows. While I was brushing him, I thought, “I wish I could just shave all … Continue reading

Is Your Dog Safe While at Doggy Daycare?

We’ve heard of all the wonderful things that a good doggy daycare can offer your dog: socialization, exercise, and trained caregivers who will supervise your beloved furry companion.  But there’s so much more that comes from using a doggy daycare. Dogs were infected with a flu strain while attending daycares in Urban Chicago. Several dogs have … Continue reading

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