Pet Lovers

A Vegetarian Diet for Dogs?

Preposterous, I say! A dog eating a vegetarian diet!? Dogs are supposed to be carnivores! Putting them on a vegetarian diet goes against all the rules of nature…Right? Not so fast… For years I have inwardly struggled, all the while holding my tongue, while people advocated a vegetarian diet for dogs. It’s just unfair… Dogs… Read more »

CGC: Canine Good Citizens

If you are a follower of our Facebook page, I am sure you have seen many pictures of proud parents and their dogs displaying their gold and blue CGC certificates and/or ribbons. You may have wondered what that is all about, but never had an opportunity to ask. We are thrilled that you are interested… Read more »

Seizures in Dogs

We just recently said goodbye to one of our pack member’s dog when seizures from an earlier brain injury quickly and severely began ravaging her little body. Seizures may not take your dog’s life, but they are so scary… for you and your 4-legged friend. Unfortunately, seizures in dogs are not that uncommon. More than… Read more »

Leashes and How to Use Them

Seems trivial, but a leash is one of the most important tools you will use with your dog throughout his lifetime… Through the teaching and training of puppyhood, to the many happy outings together during your dog’s senior years. How else are you to keep your dog where you want him to be, doing what… Read more »

10 Ways to Memorialize your Pet

When my beloved dog passed away last year, my sister made a donation to the Richmond SPCA in her honor. Recently, we visited the SPCA. It was warm and inviting… the pets were happy and well cared for. I felt a certain satisfaction in that my dog’s passing helped to make it possible for these… Read more »

My Dog Eats Crazy Things

I just read an article about “horrifying” things removed from a dog’s stomach, it’s about a Great Dane who had 43.5 socks in his stomach and a Pug who had swallowed 104 pennies! Can you believe it? I personally had two beagles who shared a lightbulb as a snack! Seriously? I mean, it’s not like these things… Read more »

The Paw Licker

You’re trying to sleep and you hear the familiar rhythmic noises coming from your pup’s bed… “slurp, slosh, smack, chomp-chomp-chomp, slap, slurp…” All through the night… sloppy, nasty, incessant licking and chewing!! Aarrgh!!! I feel your pain! Can there be anything more irritating (especially in the middle of the night) than the sounds of an… Read more »

Parlez-vous francais, Fifi?

Thank goodness for Holiday Barn… While planning a trip overseas, we don’t have to worry about our dog. He will be spoiled well at the ‘Barn while we’re away. It’s our first trip to Europe… first trip anywhere overseas and we’re so excited. Sure, we’re going to miss our sweet boy, but we decided the… Read more »

Cast from a Different Mold

This morning when I woke up, I looked down at the little fur-ball at my feet and marveled at how he likes staying in bed with me – and would stay there all day if I didn’t make an effort to get up. Such a sleepy head! My last dog – same breed – was… Read more »