Monthly Archives: October 2016

Black Cat Mythology

Oct. 27 was Black Cat Day. Is there any coincidence that it is two days before Halloween? I think not! I was just reading about the stigma and superstition behind the black cat and, frankly, it’s just plain silly. Yet there are those who will turn around if a black cat crosses their path… probably… Read more »

Doggie Navigation

I was walking my dog through our neighborhood yesterday, with it’s curvy sidewalks cutting through grassy public areas, and was amused at how he insisted on staying on the sidewalk. Likewise, I remember taking my last dog on walks through the woods and she would stay on the trail, never veering too far off the… Read more »

Belly Rubs

Not to appear arrogant or boastful, but we at Holiday Barn consider ourselves to be experts on belly rubbing. Yeah… we pretty much wrote the book! When consented, our guests enjoy regular belly rubbings while they’re here on vacation. It’s kind of like us enjoying a good massage when we go on vacation! Did you… Read more »

Zoomies!

I didn’t hear the term “zoomies” until I started working at Holiday Barn. I had witnessed my 4-legged pals with the zoomies before, but never put a name to it. Do you know what the Zoomies are? It’s when your dog spontaneously freaks out… running like a crazed fool… circling like the Tasmanian devil… until… Read more »

Hunting Dogs

Hunting with dogs has become such a controversial issue. Some of the controversies center around the game that is being hunted, but much comes from animal rights advocates attempting to put a stop to what they consider inhumane treatment of the hunting dogs. The stereotypical hunter is seen as having no care or compassion when it… Read more »