It’s that time of year again; the sun is shining, the snow has finally melted for good, the flowers and trees are blooming.
Cookouts rule the long, warm days and campfires rule the cool nights.
Summer is here.
But with summer comes the bloodsucking and disease bearing pests — fleas, ticks, mosquitos, and the IRS.
And right along with them comes my biannual trip to the pet store for buying flea and tick control.
Like other parents of furbabies, we want the best product available to keep our four-legged kids protected from all the nasty biting things.
They say that relationships are like the old Kenny Roger’s song The Gambler: You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away — and know when to run.
Such a sentiment would have been laughed at until a couple years ago when I met Hubby … because our happily-ever-after, almost wasn’t.
I think it was sometime just after our engagement that the shoe dropped.
He was allergic to dogs.
I had moved to town a few years earlier, and was looking forward to ditching the apartment in favor of a house…
You’ve probably seen several cartoons in which a dog lies down on a psychiatrist’s couch and utters, via word balloon, something wise, incisive or pithy. But the truth of the matter is dogs (though some have issues and baggage) don’t need psychiatrists all that much — not nearly as much as we suspect cats might. […]
An 8-year-old Arkansas boy got to meet the dog who has inspired him from afar for the past year. Thanks to an anonymous donor, Carter Blanchard, who has Vitiligo, an auto-immune disease that causes skin to lose its pigmentation, flew to Oregon over the weekend to meet Rowdy, a 14-year-old black lab with the same […]
An abused dog who ended up in a shelter and was adopted last year led her new owner to a three-year-old girl found naked and shivering in the woods behind their home. Peanut’s owners said the dog “started going crazy” while inside the house, barking and running up and down the stairs. When they let […]
Blue Buffalo has issued another dog food recall — the third in the last two months. The company says its Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones. The voluntary recall applies to one production lot (840243101153). The […]
It looks like a harmless sprinkler head, but it’s a bomb, filled with poison — and your own federal government planted it. They are called predator control devices, or M-44s, and they are placed — generally in remote areas in the West — by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to control fox and coyote populations. […]
A dog being trained to detect bombs at New Zealand’s Auckland Airport was shot by police — under orders from the airport — after he ran off from his handlers and caused flights to be delayed. Airport officials said handlers, security staff and police officers spent three hours trying to capture the dog. But, after […]