Pet Lovers

Does Your Car Smell like a Dog?

There’s nothing that makes my dog’s tail wag more than saying to him, “Do you want to go bye-bye?” Most dogs love a fun car ride! All the new smells, different sights and sounds are very exciting! But speaking of new smells, well, that can be a problem for your car’s interior. That “new smell”… Read more »

A Short Story

In 1908, Colonel Clarence Deems of the United States Army was considered unfit for duty, so much so, that he was forced to appear at a War Department hearing to defend himself. Colonel Deems was no “slouch”. As a graduate of West point, he was a professor of Military Science at Maryland Agricultural college, now… Read more »

Christmas Cookies for your Dog!

While you’re celebrating the holidays with a fresh, delicious Chocolate Chip cookie, there will be two sad eyes staring up at you….pleading… hoping… that MAYBE…just MAYBE you’ll give him a bite…or even drop some crumbs! Unfortunately, chocolate is not good for dogs! Dogs love the smell, but it is actually very toxic for them. The… Read more »

A Home Divided

One dog at a time is generally all I can manage, but a few times in my life I have had multiple dogs. Years ago, I had three beagles at the same time. They were amiable little sweethearts, surprisingly, because they were all female (females tend to be more combative than males). Then I had… Read more »

Dog Sharing

There is a new trend called “Dog Sharing” and I am trying to figure out whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing.  Looks like it may have started in the UK but is catching on here in the states.  I’ve been reading anything I can get my hands on about dog sharing and… Read more »

Helping Pets in Need During the Holidays

November 1st marked the beginning of the Holiday Barn Pet Resorts annual Fall Pet Food Drive. The food drive will assist The Henrico Humane Society, Richmond Animal League, and the Richmond SPCA with needed food during the holidays and beyond. The upcoming holiday season finds many of us donating time and money to charitable causes…. Read more »