Pet Lovers

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 »

Cooking for your Pet

Sorting through the confusion… Geeezze… I’m beginning to wonder why I would choose such a topic to write about… it’s all so confusing. You can read just about anything online – pro or con – with great common sense and convincing research & knowledge. How do you know what to believe? We do not claim… Read more »

What Kind of Dog to get with a Cat

Thinking of getting a dog to go with the reigning feline emperor of your home? Do you have visions of that next Christmas card… your adorable dog and cat lovingly curled up together in front of the fireplace, affectionately grooming one another? You know, that vision could quickly disintegrate to angry creatures streaking through the… Read more »