Where Are the Adoptable Dogs? (or Cats…)

It feels good to know you’ve made a difference in the world, even if it’s just a little one, some people find this feeling rescuing animals in need. There are thousands of pets all over the nation that is looking for homes this holiday season and if your home is ready to open your hearts Read more!

A Feathered Christmas

I’ve always wanted to string popcorn but didn’t really want it on my live tree in the house, figured something else to sweep up daily and I’m not one that likes to clean. The thought came to me that birds would eat popcorn so I decided to make a bird friendly tree outside for the Read more!

The Ol’ Tail of Tales (& Ears)

Every once in a while I see the conversation turn to cropping & docking, some are for it and of course, there are some against it. Over in Europe, it is actually outlawed, even when done by a licensed veterinarian.  Some consider it mutilation while others don’t see it that way.  I saw most recently Read more!

Not All Breeds are Created Equal

We’ve all been guilty of saying “AW!! How cute! I want one!” As momma said, “Beauty is only skin deep”, this goes for choosing a canine (and even feline) companion as well.  While the doggy in the window is adorable it might not fit your lifestyle.  It’s important to be mindful of the breed’s disposition and be Read more!

Indoor Workout Activities For Your Dog

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Amid the long, cold periods of winter, it can be a genuine test to discover approaches to provide your dog with the activity he needs. Let’s be honest, nobody truly likes to go outside when it’s cold or in heavy rain yet that doesn’t invalidate the way that puppies, and people so far as that Read more!

The Secret Side of Microchips

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Due to some personal things going on over the past week I’ve been dealing with a couple different microchip companies and registries.  Calling around I’ve learned some things about microchips that I really feel the need to pass along to my readers.  It’s common knowledge that the chips aren’t ‘trackers’, you can’t track your pet’s Read more!

Do Hypoallergenic Dogs Really Exist?

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If you’re thinking of buying a hypoallergenic dog to prevent allergies, you might be disappointed. The truth is that all dogs can trigger allergies – even those that don’t shed – so there’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. The claims surrounding these breeds are usually based on false information or are just a Read more!

‘Cheep’ Peeper Keeper

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With spring fast approaching the feed and farm stores are getting down covered chicks in.  We are down to 4 hens and a rooster and my husband likes the Orpingtons so we’re working on collecting some more hens for eggs and maybe raising some chicks later.  I made a purchase of 16 straight-run (unsexed) chicks Read more!

Help Song Birds Build Their Nests

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There is an image circulating Facebook (and other social media) about scraps supplied to song birds outside in a bird feeder to help them build warm nests for their pending young.  The image shows scraps of yarn.  This is a very bad idea seeing that long bits of string, yarn, twine and even long hairs Read more!

Why Can’t I Pee Alone!? My cat follows me to the bathroom…

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We have a Siamese cat that came to us a sterilized stray, believe it or not.  He’s great in almost every way, he’s not overly vocal like a Siamese, he doesn’t have to have a litter box – goes outside to do his business like a dog, and sleeps at the foot of the bed Read more!