Off the Collar

YES, My animal related job is a REAL Job!

I, and so many others, are so tired of defending our self-made, self-employeed, animal related job. It seems that if you’re not a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine you’re nothing. “You need to get a real job”, is constantly mentioned across the dinner table from well meaning (& sometimes I think jealous) family, spouses, friends etc. […]

Rescues, doing more harm than good

I’m going to touch on a very controversial subject but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t voice my opinion. If you’re easily offended or an “animal right’s nut”, look away now. A little back story… An event happened in my own county a short time ago where a dog was picked up by animal […]

The Best Dog Haircuts

There are a few dogs who need to be regularly trimmed. Yes, they are like us humans in that way. Their hair grows and gets too long. It can get matted. It can look downright shameful. There are times they need to get a good clipping. Okay, there are the dogs with little to no […]

You Can’t Force a Dog to Run

With the Animal Rights Nuts now going full force after the take down of Greyhound racing I want to talk about one of the most recent Dog Sports in their cross hairs at this time of year, the Iditarod dog race, also been called the “Great Race of Mercy”.  This race has been in existence […]

$5 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Rachael Ray’s ‘Nutrish’ Dog Food

So we did a 3 stage review of Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Grain-Free Natural Wetlands for Chewy.com a few months ago.  While I’m not one to even look at celebrity endorsed pet food (or anything for that matter), I figured free dog food for a review, we’ll give it a try.  Nothing lost but some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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