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!
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!
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!
I opened my email this morning to find a newsletter from the American Kennel Club announcing a new titling option aimed at all AKC registered dogs, the Trick Dog program. The four level program is open to AKC registered, AKC Canine Partners & Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) dogs. “It is easy to see why trick Read more!
With the giving season fast approaching, too many puppies (or kittens) will be wearing bows attached with ‘From Santa’ tags. The gift of a cuddly puppy under the tree come Christmas morning is all any little child dreams of, I was among those growing up. Now that I’m older I see why this wish was never granted, Read more!
First, I’d like to say Happy Holidays & Seasons Greetings to anyone and everyone celebrating anything this time of year! As the air fills with the scent of fresh cut pine, apple cider and cheer our pets need to be remembered, make the holidays safe for our critters. This is probably especially important since with Read more!
A favorite of mine that pretty much sums it up… JUST A DOG From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.” Some of Read more!
Invisible fencing has become very popular, in recent years, as an alternative to hard boundaries. It’s an alternative for people who have pets who might not be able to put up an actual fence because of renting, housing laws, etc. It’s also become popular as a use during camping trips as a form of confinement. Read more!
Today’s world, everything has to have a label. It might end up being an incorrect label or even an offensive one but a label none the less. The animal world is no different. I hear words on a daily basis, thrown around without much thought to the harm it does. Some of these words that Read more!
In our world today, you mention you’re a breeder or you purchased your purebred pooch from a breeder and horror immediately shows on the face across from you. You’ve said nothing wrong, you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve only exercised your freedom to choose where your companion came from. You’ve done your homework to find a happy, Read more!